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Yoga Breaks In
Welcome to Yoga Breaks in Spain
We offer yoga inspired retreat holidays in the beautiful sunny region of Alicante, Spain. Retreats that combine an authentic yoga experience with energizing and relaxing activities that allow you to escape the busy-ness of everyday life and rediscover the richness that can be found when you simply slow down.
To ensure we make the most of our beautiful climate & scenery we have a variety of yoga retreats & holiday programmes from March to November. Together with great yoga & deliciously healthy food, all retreats include fun-but-good-for-you optional activities such as Hiking, Biking, Pilates, Fitness, Aerial yoga, Sea Kayaking, Horse treks and Therapies â€¦ or, simply lie back & relax in the sun.
We absolutely LOVE what we do â€“ and weâ€™re told it shows. Weâ€™re blessed to have many guests recommend us and return time & again â€“ thanks you guys! If itâ€™s your first time choosing a yoga retreat, with us you can be sure your retreat is in safe hands as we are a legal, registered business â€“ sadly many are not. You can read more about us & what makes us different here.
Yoga Retreat guests on a Yoga holiday Spain
Weâ€™ve chosen some lovely little venues close to the sea in the Alicante region for our retreats. Spring & Autumn yoga retreats are held at an Olive farm thatâ€™s now a 4* hotel with awesome views. Summer time we move closer to the sea and hold our yoga retreats at a gorgeous little boutique hotel walking distance of the beach. Our Yoga & Detox retreats are held at a tranquil villa in the sun soaked countryside and our Yoga & Fitness weeks take place at a health & fitness spa resort. They all have a touch of luxury & everyone has their own room and bathroom â€“ we donâ€™t ask nor expect you to share. And we make it super easy to get to us with a private airport transfer service too.
Firstly, can we assure you we are a registered legal company. We make this point because sadly a great many retreat operators are not registered or legal. Weâ€™re telling you this because we know itâ€™s a worry booking a holiday found on the internet and wondering if itâ€™ll actually exist when you get there!
We hope, if you chose us, youâ€™ll have a greater peace of mind knowing that youâ€™ve chosen a company that not only has a long track record but takes itâ€™s business responsibilities and your holiday seriously.You can read What makes us Different below but first, let us tell you our story â€¦
Iâ€™m Nicole â€“ thatâ€™s me below â€“ I founded Yoga Breaks in Spain shortly after moving to Spain in 2003. My husband Gary was a secondary school teacher in the United Kingdom and I was a corporate marketing manager & part time yoga teacher. We were both working long hours without ever seeming to get anywhere. Sound familiar?!?
Solterreno, International Retreat Centre For Mindfulness And Healing
Yoga Breaks Retreat Center
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Apart from many years of retreat organising experience and our first hand knowledge of Spain having lived here for 15+ years (we know the best teachers, activity guides and places to stay & eat!), I’d say the three biggest differences between us and any other retreats are …
- Our retreats take place at carefully chosen unique little hotels near the sea that are owned & run by local Spanish families. So not only are you/we supporting the local community but, we are the only retreat guests on site … unlike retreat centres where there could be multiple retreats taking place at the same time which would mean classes, meal times & pool side being busy & noisy :(
When you’re with us, you are our only focus.
2. On our retreats you’ll meet and be cared for the owners of Yoga Breaks in Spain not volunteers passing through on a gap year. Nothing wrong with volunteers, it’s just that we believe when the owners of a business are looking after you you’ll get the very best service and care possible.
It’s our business & we want you to have the best retreat experience possible.
3. We do less so we can give more. We deliberately choose not to run retreats week in week out as no one can maintain continuously high standards. So, rather than you turn up and see us looking lacklustre, we take time out after each retreat to recharge as, when you give your all to running a retreat, by the end of it you are very happy but very very tired!
HOW DID WE GET HERE?!
Hi, i’m Nicole – that’s me below – I founded Yoga Breaks in Spain after moving to Spain in 2003. Before then I lived in the UK and worked for over 20 years in various marketing roles and taught yoga part time. Just like all my friends, I worked silly long hours with very little time for myself, my young daughter, family or friends. Sound familiar?!?!
My move to Spain with my husband Gary & daughter Poppy was prompted by some rather serious health scares in my early 30’s that literally stopped me in my tracks . The health issues were so ‘out of the blue’ that they made me to reconsider the way I lived.
At the time our daughter, aged 4, was spending 10 hours a day at a child minder whilst I rushed between home, work, domestic chores and seeing family. It was exhausting & I knew that if we didn’t change, something was going to break. And it did. My health.
Having a health scare forces you to focus on what’s really important in life & it doesn’t take long to realise it isn’t a career, possessions or how much you earn.
When you have the opportunity to re-evaluate it becomes easier to decide how you’d really like to spend your time. It was during this ‘re-evaluation’ that I realised teaching yoga bought me more peace, joy and satisfaction than any possession or career promotion. So we set off to Spain!
We started running yoga holidays purely by accident shortly after we arrived and now, quite a few years later, we believe we know the ‘secret sauce’ for what makes a great yoga holiday. And, whilst we never set out to gain awards, we are a little (ok, a lot!) proud to be included in the Top 10 Yoga Retreats of the World !
Awards pale into insignificance though when we see guests returning time & time again. That’s the best award you can have when people chose to come on your holidays again & again.
La Crisalida Retreats
Welcome to La Crisalida Retreats, our oasis of tranquillity and well-being on the beautiful Costa Blanca in Spain. Perhaps you want to kick-start a healthy lifestyle, practice or learn yoga, need time out from a busy stressful life or want some quiet time for yourself. If so, then La Crisalida Retreats is the place for you to relax and rejuvenate. Here, we offer you a complete all-inclusive package for your health and well-being.Imagine practicing yoga with views of the mountains and the sea glistening in the distance, and the feeling of the sea breeze upon your face and body, on our beautiful yoga terrace. Or maybe you can see yourself meditating with the sun dropping down over the mountains. There are plentiful sunsets and sunrises at La Crisalida, whilst walking along the blue flag beach of Albir or through the natural park to the Faro (lighthouse). You might be lucky to spot one of the dolphins that swim off the coast. You can open the door from your room, to a sunbed surrounding our tranquil courtyard and pools.
Relax and rejuvenate in our caring, nurturing environment. Your relaxation starts from the moment you arrive in our tranquil surroundings. With plentiful sunbeds, two outdoors pools to choose from, secluded terrace areas and our wonderful yoga terrace, there is plenty of space for you to have some quiet time and enjoy the magnificent climate here on the Costa Blanca, Spain, one of the best climates in Europe.
La Crisalida offers you flexibility with the timing of your retreat, so you are free to choose your date of arrival and departure, fitting in your time here according to your schedule â€“ activities run every day, so your retreat does not have to start on a specific day. Stay for three nights or three weeks (or longer!), it is up to you. Transfers from Alicante airport are included in your price, so you can relax as everything is taken care of.
The fresh food is stunning and lovingly prepared every day by our talented chefs. The healthy nutritionally packed plant-based menu changes in time with the seasons and to availability of local fruits and vegetables. Or maybe you choose to take up our juicing option, with juices made in front of you just before you drink. It is your choice whether to juice, eat or maybe combine both, as you are free to choose for each meal. If you wish to detox during your stay you might choose to start with a three-day juice, using fresh vegetable and fruit juices. This allows the body to let go of any toxins, cleansing you from the inside. Weight-loss is a common result when we juice or eat natural foods that are packed with nutrition. Whether you choose to eat or juice, you can rest assured that you are giving your body live food, full of vitamins and nutrients which allows your body to detox, cleanse and refresh, meaning you feel revitalised by the end of your stay at La Crisalida.
Welcome to D-Toxd â€“ Your Ultimate Detox, Fitness and Weight Loss Retreat.
In fact, weâ€™ll take it a step further and tell you that D-Toxd is a Health Retreat unlike many others out there â€“ weâ€™re more than just a Health Retreat. Itâ€™s a Lifestyle Retreat run by people who have been â€œthereâ€ that helps you Detox Your Body, Mind and Life and gets you feeling good again.
We know what it is like to be unhealthy, unfit, unhappy, caught up in the grips of addiction, illness, mental health challenges and stress-filled lives. After all, thatâ€™s where we lived for many, many years until we (link to ABOUT US PAGES) decided that enough was enough. We were sick and tired of feeling sick and tired and decided that something had to change before it was too late.
In fact, it wasnâ€™t until everything got the better of us that we were forced to do something and thatâ€™s why we do what we do today â€“ we never want anyone to reach that point in their lives where they feel helpless.In todayâ€™s busy world, it is easy to get bogged down by technical jargon, specifics and semantics â€“ you see, even reading that now you might be wondering â€œwhat does it all mean?â€
At D-Toxd we aim to do whatever it is that we can within our scope of knowledge and experience to get you feeling good again. We know that our unique and personal programs will address all of these â€“ and more.
Your journey starts before you even arrive as you complete a Pre-Arrival Assessment that helps us to ensure our program fulfills your needs. Following an initial consultation when youâ€™re settle in at the Retreat, weâ€™ll support you through your tailor-made program for your stay. With our personal input and your personal effort, the program you choose will give you the results that you are looking for whilst providing you with the perfect balance of nutrition, exercise, new experiences and time for yourself. Results that continue with your continued input and effort and our support and encouragement from afar, and will kick start a result-giving new way of life upon returning home.
If youâ€™re ready to start feeling good again right now, book your stay today and weâ€™ll get you started on an exciting new adventure that will positively influence the rest of your life.
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Fill out Enquiry Form Now and weâ€™ll get back to you as soon as we can. If thereâ€™s a slight delay in us responding during the day, we are probably out on a walk or doing a class or making juices but we promise weâ€™ll get in touch with you as soon as we possibly can.
If youâ€™re looking for extremes, then maybe D-Toxd isnâ€™t the place for you.There is no raw food, vegan only, just-juice fasting with countless exercise classes to choose from where we are because we know how challenging it can be to make such drastic changes â€“ and we have experienced what happens to the body once you return home after doing something like this.
At D-Toxd, we have a personal, inside joke that we sometimes share when people ask us why we chose the name. We answer simply â€“ itâ€™s Detoxed without the Eâ€™s because we donâ€™t do them anymore!
And by Eâ€™s, we donâ€™t just mean the drugs that controlled our lives for so long â€“ we also mean all those excuses that held us back from making the changes we knew we needed to make.
Itâ€™s time that people realized that detoxing wasnâ€™t just about cleansing the body but that it is about SO much more.As youâ€™ll see in our Welcome Pack when you make your booking, our opinion is that a detox is about making small, sustainable changes to your life that give you the best possible results rather than just a temporary solution to a permanent situation that needs adjusting.
Weâ€™ve refined almost 40 years of combined team experience to create our unique packages that focus on our â€œBody/Mind/Lifeâ€ philosophy â€“ take care of your body, nurture your mind and live your life.