This week is a time to relax and rejuvenate at this gorgeous eco-retreat center set amongst Spanish gardens with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the neighboring mountain range. We will have daily yoga practice and meditation in the gorgeous studio, open and full of light, with unique architectural design.
You can spend your days exploring the expansive gardens with exotic trees and plants, an olive grove, vibrant fruit orchard, extensive herb and vegetable garden, and charming sculptures. Take the time to view the many birds, tortoises, and other wildlife that thrive in this secluded oasis and swim in the beautiful solar heated pool. We will enjoy and be nourished with the delicious organic and sustainably sourced food, the majority of which is grown in the gardens on site! Indulge in the creative and nourishing Spanish wines and meals for all dietary requirements. Then rest in your luxurious bedroom, refreshed to begin another day. Shakti is honored and excited to lead this retreat with the intention of creating meaningful connections through new life experiences and the practice of yoga.
- 6 nights accommodations
- 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from Almería Airport to Retreat Center
- Daily yoga practices
- Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
Our retreat home for the week will be a stunning luxury retreat standing amidst 33 acres of fruitful Spanish gardens, enjoying a 360-degree vista of the Sierra Cabrera Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. This gorgeous center is a spiritually calm and inspired healing environment with an abundance of creatively landscaped gardens, stunning architecture, and sacred geometry.
All food is organic or sustainably sourced, much of it grown in the center’s extensive gardens. All freshly caught fish are carefully selected from the fishing port in Garrucha, and meat is chosen for its’ quality from local suppliers and artisan butchers. Local cheeses, organic eggs, homemade chutneys and jams, and the center’s own olive oil and fresh fruit and vegetables are always readily available.
This secluded and magical space is booked solely for our group of travelers and includes two pools, myriad gardens, a magnificent studio space for yoga, crystal healing, Ayurvedic massage and bodywork, and much more.
I began practicing yoga in 2006. It didn’t take long until I started to see the impact the practice was making in my life. I am passionate about my practice and have the desire to share yoga with the world. I am a certified Baptiste yoga teacher and 500hr certified Dharma Yoga teacher.
Building the Shakti community with my sister Lauren has been one of my greatest accomplishments. This community has come together through a shared love of yoga and continues to grow and expand outside the studio walls. I am inspired by the leaders and teachers at Shakti Power Yoga and leaders from the Baptiste community who motivate me to continue to move forward and expand my boundaries.
Leading workshops, teacher training, and destination retreats bring me so much joy, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to co-lead retreats with my closest friends and family. I’m so grateful for the gift of yoga which makes me a better wife, mother, friend and human.
I first started teaching in 2009. I am blessed by many teachers in my life and have learned powerful lessons from each along the way. I have learned through this practice every day is an opportunity for growth and to connect with others. I am Baptiste Certified, and my practice and teachings are rooted in the Baptiste Methodology. I am also 500hr and 800hr Dharma Yoga teacher. Through studying with Sri Dharma Mittra I have cultivated more compassion and peace in my life and I am honored to be able to teach the techniques and practices he has shared with me.
I Co-founded Shakti Power Yoga in Nashville in 2012 with my sister, Kelly Carter. It has been the biggest blessing in my life and biggest teacher. I am grateful for our community and the space we have created together. Teaching, leading Teacher training, International retreats, and building community has brought me purpose and so much joy to my life. I am grateful I can be a service to others by sharing my passion and always continue to be a student on and off my mat. In my teaching and practice, my intention is to create a powerful connection with myself and others and to be open to what is right in front of me in each moment. I believe kindness, presence, patience, and gratitude is the key to happiness and endless possibilities. Shakti Love.
While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in inspiring activities and wonderful excursions. Some of the possible options include:
- Cacao ceremony
- Full moon ceremony
- Fire ceremony
- Spanish dancing
- Day trip to Mojacar
- Visit Cabo de Gata National Park
- Day trip to the local fishing village
- Relax and swim at the local beaches
- Take a cultural day trip to Alhambra, Granada
*Cost of activities is not included in Retreat Package
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
You will be booking your flights for Almeria Airport (LEI). 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 1 hour.
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Shared Accommodations – $2295 USD (Full Price $2495 USD )
Single Accommodations – $2795 USD
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