Immerse yourself in Aromatherapy and Yoga
A trip to the Mountains of Málaga, Spain with Devon and Elizabeth


Join Devon Schmidt, ERYT-500, founder of Day Yoga Studios, and Elizabeth Hulsman, ERYT-500, Master Clinical Aromatherapist and founder of Aromatherapy Sanctuary for aweek-long Yoga and Aromatherapy retreat in beautiful Málaga, Spain. Up to two yoga practices daily will be offered. Morning practices are typically energizing, all-level vinyasa classes that help you prepare for each day. You will end the days with gentle, restorative, yin, meditation, or group sangha to help encourage a restful evening on your retreat. Aromatherapy will be used during the classes to enhance your experience. In addition, aromatherapy workshops will be offered to gain knowledge about this ancient healing art. 

You can make your time in Málaga as relaxing or as adventurous as you like. When you’re not practicing yoga or eating nourishing local cuisine, you can explore the city of Málaga, visit the nearby Mediterranean beaches or participate in a karma service project. Optional group excursions will also be offered. You are sure to leave this retreat with a sense of balance, vitality, and overall well-being. Namaste.

  • Group Ground Transport to/from Málaga International Airport to Retreat Center
  • Accommodations: 6 Nights at retreat center
  • Three meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day.
  • Use of yoga room and facilities
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)

Accommodations

Located in Rincon de la Victoria, this beautiful venue is 20 kilometers from the center of the capital of the Costa del Sol, Málaga. It is nestled in a Málaga hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. 

This yoga and wellness center is an Andalusian paradise, set in a secluded countryside on a 30,000 square meter farm surrounded by the silence of the mountains and wonderful sea views. The family atmosphere, delicacy of service, and beautiful gardens make it an ideal venue for yoga retreats or meditation, and deepening into the space of silence and stillness.

Devon Schmidt, Certified Aromatherapist, ERYT- 500

It was in 2003 while enrolled at the CCAD, that Devon Schmidt first discovered her love for yoga. Through Hatha yoga classes at the YMCA in downtown Columbus, Ohio, she came to enjoy the physical and mental benefits of the asanas and noticed how wonderful she felt after class. It was while learning about yoga’s spiritual side that Devon was inspired to become a yoga teacher.

In 2010 Devon completed the World Peace Yoga 200hr Teacher Training Program in Springboro Ohio. In 2016 Devon also completed the 300hr Advanced Teacher Training Program at Yoga On High and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an ERYT-500. She has also completed the Shanti Mom Prenatal Yoga and Color Me Kids Trainings, as well as Yoga Therapy and Yoga Nidra Level I. Along the way she has been fortunate to study with David Swenson, Doug Keller, Richard Freeman, Rodney Yee, and many more inspiring teachers. She has also completed Ayurvedic and Thai Yoga Massage Trainings with Kelly Lewis and Annette Dennis respectively.

In 2011 Devon opened Day Yoga Studio in Dayton, Ohio to provide yoga and wellness services to then community. Along with teaching open yoga classes, she also facilitates workshops, conducts private individual yoga sessions, co-directs 200-hour and 500-hour RYS teacher training programs at Day Yoga, and offers Ayurvedic Massage and Reiki sessions. In 2014 Devon opened the second Day Yoga location in Vandalia, Ohio, and a third location in Beavercreek was opened in 2018.

Devon teaches many various yoga styles and loves to incorporate the more spiritual aspects of yoga into her classes, encouraging her students to delve into self-inquiry and staying present through pranayama. All the while, Devon still finds time for her other job: being a mom to four children.

Elizabeth Hulsman

ERYT-500, RCYT, and YACEP yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance

Elizabeth Hulsman has received advanced prenatal training through ShantiMom Prenatal Yoga. She is a Certified Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor and Coach and also have a background in Ayurvedic massage. Elizabeth completed aromatherapy training in 2012, becoming a Certified Clinical Master Aromatherapist. She is the owner of Namaste Candle Company/Aromatherapy Sanctuary which produces and sells organic products including essential oils, soaps, candles, lotions and more. She provides private yoga sessions, aromatherapy sessions (which include aromatherapy relaxation bodywork), Ayurvedic massage bodywork, counseling and workshops on using essential oils for everything from cleaning to healthcare to skincare and pets. 

Elizabeth believes that balance and happiness come from listening to the voice of peace inside of us. That peace is always there, always available to soothe and inspire; we need only listen. We get closer to that voice through mindfulness, meditation, yoga and other practices that feed and nurture our spirits and balance our mind/body connection. It is her honor to assist others in finding their peace.

While on retreat you will have the option to take part in activities and excursions. Some of the possible offerings include:

  • Golf next to the sea
  • Nature tours and hikes 
  • Soak up the sun at one of the local beaches 
  • Visit Malaga’s historic sites and museums
  • Explore and shop in nearby cities
  • Indulge in a relaxing and rejuvenating massage 

*Cost of some activities are not included in Retreat Package

Please be sure to review Our Policies.

Registration

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Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 and $35 Payment Processing Fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

Getting There 

You will book airfare to the Malaga Airport. Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle. The drive time to the center is approximately 20-30 minutes.

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Travel Insurance

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We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). 

Read more about our insurance partners and their policies here. We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also, be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write to us at info@truenaturetravels.com and let us know how we can help!

Save $300 on full-price (shared only) of $2495 USD until September 15, 2022! 

Shared Accommodations – $2195 USD (Full Price $2495)

Single Accommodations – $2795 USD

Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 and $35 Payment Processing Fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

Sign Up with No Risk

In response to COVID-19, True Nature is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2022 or 2023 retreat, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*

We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.

*This offer is valid for any new registrations prior to 108 days before the retreat date.

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Cancellation

  • Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before a retreat excluding the initial deposit and the $35 registration fee.
  • 89 days prior to a retreat, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable.
  • True Nature Travels is not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates.
  • Full tuition is refunded* if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment.

*Refundable amounts do not include applied credits.

If you wish to cancel your spot on a trip you must submit your cancellation by email to info@truenaturetravels.com.

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