Spanish Andulucian Yoga Adventure Holiday – August 2019

Venue – Escolta Alta Mountain Retreat

26th August – 2nd September 2019


7 nights – £850

5 nights – £695

4 nights – £575

3 nights – £450

Join myself (SonoYoga), my lovely Yogi pal Angie Lake (Angel Yoga), our fabulous masseuse, Nik Kilduff and my chef husband, Richard (Bongo) in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the exclusive mountain retreat, Escolta Alta.

For the perfect combo of Yoga, Hiking, Trail Running, Complementary Therapies and Healthy Food continue reading!

I have gained qualifications in Hatha Raja Yoga (200 hours), Yin and Therapeutic Yoga (200 hours) and also Functional Anatomy (100 hours) as well as short courses and CPD’s in more
Functional Anatomy, Vinyasa Yoga, Forrest Inspired Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage, Therapeutic Massage and MFR.

My teaching style is a mixture of Yin (longer holds working into the fascia to aid flexibility) and Yang (the more dynamic style of yoga to build strength as well as flexibility)

This style of yoga is especially popular with those who lead a more active lifestyle and a lot of my clients in Edinburgh are those who do sports such as running, cycling and hiking. However, it is equally as good for those for a less active lifestyle. Each class tailored to suit individual needs and abilities.

Angie teaches a variety of styles including Vinyasa, Power and Hatha. She is a Lululemon Ambassador for Edinburgh. Angie feels passionate that Yoga should be made available to all, so also teaches some weekly voluntary classes.

Her teaching style is warm and fun, always trying to make her students feel at ease. She offers lots of modifications for poses to allow students to work at their own level.

Richard has been chefing around Edinburgh for over 20 years in various roles from Head Chef to Events Catering. He has trained in many different styles of cuisine and can adapt menus and dishes to cater for most types of diets and requests.

He always tries to source food from local suppliers where possible and his menus are seasonal and fresh.

In his leisure time, Richard is a keen mountain biker, so if you have a bike to bring with you, you would be welcome to join him riding some of the excellent trails in the Sierra Nevada mountains. A high level of fitness is required for these trails and a good, light bike!

After having originally trained as a dancer, Nik ventured into the world of massage, where she qualified with the Academy of On Site Massage in 1999. Since training and setting up her own business in London, she has relocated to Edinburgh. Over the last few years, she has increased her skill base and now offers hot stone massage, medical acupuncture, advanced sports stretching and kinesio taping. Nik enjoys unravelling complex issues and moving clients out of pain via massage, stretching and exercise.
She is also a fully qualified Hatha Yoga teacher.

Nik will be offering her range of services throughout the entire retreat, so if you would like to book with her, please contact her directly for pricing and availability. If you would prefer to add this to your package, this can be arranged too.

Daily Itinerary 

8am | An energising practise to begin your day.

10am | Breakfast.

1pm | Light, buffet-style lunch.

5pm | Evening practice – Gentle practice to stretch and de-stress.

7pm | Dinner.

The Yoga Practices will be roughly 90 minutes each

The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the beautiful surroundings either relaxing by the pool or exploring the local village and countryside.

Or if you are looking for the more active holiday, we have teamed up with our friends, Spanish Highs who run a hiking business based in Lanjaron. This will be at an extra cost and is entirely optional. If you would like this added to the retreat package, please let us know.

Typical pricing – based on someone doing 3 days with them –

1 person – cost €270 each
2 persons – cost €180 each
3 persons – cost €150 each
4 persons – cost €120 each

Read more about the packages they offer and pricing here

We can also offer a Trail Running Package through Trail Running Guide, Matt Dowse  –

Typical pricing – based on someone doing half a day with him –

1 person – cost €60 each
2 persons – cost €40 each
3 persons – cost €35 each
4 persons – cost €30 each

And to top off your adventure holiday, we can now also offer both mountain and road biking to add to your package through Cycle Sierra Nevada

They offer bike hire and guided routes to suit all levels and abilities. Although, from personal experience, the mountains are big and climbs steep, so a certain level of fitness is required.

We will organise a day trip mid week on the Wednesday which will be a guided walk with local Mountain Guides, Spanish Highs. This is included in the price and can be adapted to abilities. If you would like more walks, this can be arranged at extra cost.

There will be no evening meal or yoga on the last night as we will plan to venture into town to enjoy the various bars and restaurants in Lanjaron. And no lunch on the day of the guided walk, but we will have the chance to stop in the picturesque mountain villages for refreshments and tapas. These meals/drinks are not included in the retreat price, so will be at an additional cost.

Yoga styles, practice times and food can be adapted upon request.

Please let us know in advance of any food allergies/intolerances.

No alcohol will be served, but you are welcome to drink your own.

Myself and Angie are also available for Private Yoga lessons and Richard for cooking lessons at extra cost.

Retreat price includes Accommodation, 12 Yoga Practices, and 3 meals per day – breakfast, light lunch and dinner (except the lunch on the Wednesday and dinner on the Friday). As well as the guided walk midweek.

Flights and transfers are bookable separately (we can help you find transfers if you need or give car hire advice)

We will be running a couple of open retreats per year, but we can also be booked separately if you have a group interested.

The property can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 bedrooms, all of which are ensuite. There is a mix of twin and double rooms and the retreat price will be based on 2 people sharing a room. If you would like a private room, this can be arranged at a supplement.

All details can be found on the website –

The price is £995 for the 7 nights.

A non-refundable deposit of £300 is required to secure your place with the balance payable 8 weeks before the retreat commences. Cancellation after this time will result in full balance being retained.

If you book by the 30th of April 2019, a 10% early bird discount will be applied to the total price of the booking 🙂

If you are interested, please get in touch soon as this year’s June retreat at Almond Hill House sold out within the first months.

All enquiries to

*** A few comments from last year (June 2018) ***

” We genuinely both had a wonderful time, and consider you to be a truly exceptional yoga teacher in every respect. Your planning, your delivery, the way you include everyone in a class – no matter what their level – you are a very very special yoga guru! “

” We both really enjoyed the Retreat – the house was great, the food was everything we needed and more and the yoga was excellent. “

” We really enjoyed the whole Retreat experience, & would readily book another one with you both “

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