Accommodation at The Oodles Retreat
Rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis. A non-refundable £200 deposit is required to secure your space on this transformational and restful retreat.
Yoga – Please visit the FAQ section of my website to learn more about Vinyasa Flow and Yin yoga. Both classes on this retreat can be adapted for beginners. The idea of this retreat is to tune inwards. To decide what your body is craving today, and with this in mind all classes are purely optional. If you decide to spend the whole week by the pool or experiencing the local area then please do so. This is your retreat, so there are no expectations, nothing you need to do except relax, reconnect and be purely and completely focused on what you need. Let me take care of the rest.
Yoga Nidra – A term that translates as ‘yogic sleep’. It’s a guided relaxation that allows you to feel the benefits of deep sleep and it’s a place where the brain waves are unable to accommodate stress or anxiety. More information about Yoga Nidra is available under the News section of my website.
Afternoon workshop – I will be asking you what you’d like to include on this retreat. A workshop will be created for you to delve deeper into your personal practise. I am there to offer you one-to-one guidance.
Flights and transfers – Flights are available through Easyjet. Flight times from the UK are only around 2.5hrs so there are some discounted deals. Transfer to the retreat from Alicante airport will be by minibus and is included in your retreat cost.
Food and drink – All food and drink on this retreat will be provided except for one evening where we will venture into the local community for an evening out. My aim is for the retreat to be vegetarian with a focus on delicious, nourishing, organic nutrition. This is not a detox or a fast, but to enjoy food that is prepared for you by our own in-house chef. No washing up, as we’ll have a housekeeper to take care of us. Just sit back and enjoy spending time with like-minded yogis. Please do let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Nearest Beach – will require a taxi or Uber. Calpe Beach is the closest less than 10 mins away. Playa De la Fustera is a beautiful beach next to Moraira and is considered the best beach in Benissa and is 20 mins away.
Closest Village – 4km away is Benissa. An ancient town consisting of medieval and coastal parts. Benissa is charming with a striking Cathedral surrounded by various bars and restaurants.
Optional Extras – There are many stress relieving, well-being treatments available such as Ayurvedic full-body warm oil massage, reflexology, lymphatic drainage massage, detox massage, facial and many more that are bookable upon request. There are also options for tennis lessons, SUP tuition and other activities. Full details will be provided at a later date. These will incur an extra fee.
So are you ready to invest in your own well-being? Ready to rest and restore body and mind? Please do contact me if you have any further questions.
What’s included in the retreat?
- 5 nights accommodation
- 3 meals per day curated by our own in-house chef
- Unlimited tea, coffee and fruit
- All yoga – around 9 classes, 2 yoga nidra evenings and one workshop
- Yoga mats and props are provided
What’s not included?
- Flights to and from Alicante
- Travel insurance
- Any optional extras such as massages, holistic treatments or taxi fares
- Meal out at a local restaurant on the last evening
- Alcohol. This can be purchased in advance locally or wine will be available for your evening meal for an additional fee.
Is this retreat right for me?
This retreat is suitable for everyone! Whether you are a brand new yogi or a seasoned practitioner, the privilege of immersing yourself in your yoga practise is not only transformative but also an experience like no other. We are all welcomed, we are all there to experience the same thing; rest, relaxation and maybe a connection back in with ourselves and others. You have the freedom to do as much or as little as you choose because this retreat is about you and what you need. I’m only offering the space. I want you to feel comfortable to enjoy your time at this retreat focusing on yourself.
But I don’t think I’m fit enough for two yoga sessions a day!
I’m with you there! Our first class in the morning will be a more energising flow. I offer many variations of the poses to suit all experience and energy levels. What I love about yoga is that it’s not prescriptive, you have the freedom to take it up or down a level as you choose. The second class is a Yin style which is a more relaxing style of yoga predominantly practised on the floor. More information about the different styles are available under the FAQ section of the website. You have the option to do as much or as little as you choose on this retreat. If you’re in any doubt, please contact me and we’ll chat through it all.
How many people will be on this retreat?
Our maximum occupancy is 16 yogis plus me.
Can I come on my own or with a friend?
Either is completely fine! Many yogis travel on their own and meet new friends. If you’ve opted for a shared room I will only pair guests that I believe will get on well.
If you’re travellling with a friend please let me know on booking so I can allocate the correct room to you both.
What are the best flights to get to Alicante?
Easyjet flies from Gatwick four times a day. If in any doubt, email me and I’ll be happy to advise. I’ll also be setting up a couple of community groups so we can all discuss our expected arrival times.
How do I travel to the retreat venue from the airport?
There will be a transfer organised for you as part of your retreat cost. More details will be provided on booking for recommended flight times.
Most important question – tell me about the food!
The food has been highlighted further up the page but will predominantly be vegetarian with a focus on healthy but delicious nutrition that will fill you up! My retreat chef really is extraordinary and she will cater 3 meals a day. 2 courses for lunch and 3 for dinner. If you have any dietary requirements please do let me know as soon as possible so we can plan the menu adequately.
Next really important question – please may I drink alcohol?
Yes. This is your retreat and if that is something you feel would enhance your experience then please do so. All I ask is for you to be respectful of other guests. Alcohol isn’t included in the retreat but can be purchased locally or be bought per glass or bottle from a selection I will hold at the venue.
The boring bit – how do I pay you and what is the refund policy?
To secure your place on this retreat, a non-refundable £200 deposit will be requested by invoice once you have emailed me to confirm your booking. We will discuss the room allocation, confirm the terms and conditions and any other questions you would like answered first. Payment will be made by bank transfer.
Obviously no one books a retreat expecting to cancel, but of course I understand we are arranging this retreat in advance, circumstances out of your control do happen. Please do make sure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
To keep it fair to myself, the retreat venue and other yogis the following cancellation policy will be in place.
The full retreat cost will be invoiced at 3 separate intervals. You will be emailed the full payment plan details.
The next reminder will be sent to request 50% of the final balance by 1 November 2023. The final reminder will be sent to request payment for the remaining balance which will be due by 1 March 2024.
If you book closer to the second invoice date, you will be asked to make the payment to balance.
If you would prefer to pay for the full retreat cost on booking, then you have the option to do so.
All payments are non-refundable unless I have to cancel the retreat. If this is the case all payments will be refunded in full. Full terms and conditions will be sent to you before you confirm the booking with me.
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