8th – 16th June 2013 – Now Fully Booked
‘The Source of Light’ is a retreat centre nestled amongst the Andalucían Mountains. One of the many attractions of the centre is its breathtaking views. With mountains on three sides, the centre rests beside an open valley with a grand vista of both Lake Viñuela and the Mediterranean Sea. The local scenery is stunning, and the perfect environment for walking.
The retreat is relatively isolated, so an ideal space to withdraw from the routine of daily life and dedicate time to deepening and enhancing your relationship with yoga in a peaceful environment. There are no shops or villages within close walking distance. The nearest village is Periana, 4 kms away down the mountain, here you will find a variety of shops, cafes and a restaurant. Car hire is recommended if you wish to explore the region.
Please note that there are only 9 places available, to book please contact Free Spirit Travel directly
The recent refurbishment was inspired by a mixture of traditional Andalucían architecture and materials, and ancient Arabic patterns and decorations. The venue comprises of a main building and three small houses designed, on different levels, around an open central patio with a traditional Moorish sunken fountain.
Guest rooms are separate from the core building, creating the perfect environment for absolute comfort and relaxation. Each guest enjoys en-suite accommodation.
There are nine guest rooms, all rooms are single with en-suite bathroom. One room has a double bed and is suitable for a couple. Each room is south facing with a small patio outside giving magnificent views down the valley to the sea.
The heart of the core building is the Lake room which has a stunning view over Lake Viñuela and the Mediterranean Sea. The Lake room is used for meal times and also as an indoor area for yoga. Just outside the Lake room there is a large terrace where you can enjoy outdoor eating or simply relax and take in the view.
There will be two yoga classes per day. Classes will include thoughtful sequencing of postures, dynamic as well as static posture work and careful attention to the the breath. Some classes may be more strenuous, some more meditative, in some we will introduce sound work and references to yoga philosophy. By the end of the week you will experience increased body awareness, mental clarity and emotional balance. In between yoga practice there will be plenty of time to enjoy the luxury of the salt water, swimming pool or walk in the beautiful surroundings.
Morning yoga classes will take place on the yoga platform on the the hill behind the centre. Surrounded by olive and almond trees, and shaded from the morning sun. The central patio at the heart of the property with its relaxing water feature and beautiful natural terracotta tiles will be used for the evening yoga practice. There is also the option of using the cool indoor Lake room or the newly extended 48 square metre wooden platform beside the swimming pool.
Centre of Light is a vegetarian centre, food is lovingly prepared using only fresh, seasonal and and wherever possible locally grown ingredients. Most vegetables are purchased directly from a neighbouring farmer in order to get the freshest produce and support the local economy.
All food is prepared using olive oil that comes from Periana (4 Km from us) and no other fats so commonly used in restaurants. They try to limit the use of dairy products and wheat in dishes and instead have these foods as separate options and are very lucky to be supplied with Chloe’s delicious organic eggs.
Food at the centre is normally light and fresh always includes a raw dish and is accompanied by lots of fresh fruit while dinner is a more substantial affair and always has a pudding at the end!
- Full board – except for one dinner on chef’s night off, this evening will be reserved for a trip to a local restaurant where you can buy a typical Spanish meal
- Yoga mats are provided , plus there are 15 yoga blocks, belts, cushions and blankets
- Towels for both the room and the pool are also provided
- There is no single supplement.
- Typical Spanish meal in restaurant mid-week.