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2017 SPAIN YOGA & ASTURIAS HIKING RETREAT

Sat 2nd - Sat 9th September 2017
7 night all-inclusive retreat:
1385 Euro - Twin Share Room with private ensuite bathroom
1795 Euro - Single Room with private ensuite bathroom
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Join Jessie Chapman for an inspirational Yoga & Hiking Retreat in the beautiful Asturias region of Northern Spain. Surrounded by dramatic peaks, deep gorges, crystal clear rivers and pure mountain air be inspired with dedicated twice daily yoga, exhilarating daily hiking, wonderful regional food and lots of cultural insights staying at a lovely rural hotel with a stunning mountain backdrop. If you love yoga, hiking and Spanish culture then you will love this soulful retreat journey.

We stay 7 nights at the picturesque Hotel Fuentes De Lucia in the green Quiros Valley located 1 hour from Oviedo, the cosmopolitan Asturian capital, which is on the Camino De Santiago walk.

The retreat price includes:
7 nights accommodation at the lovely retreat hotel
Pick-up & return retreat transfers from Oviedo city
All delicious vegetarian breakfasts, dinners & some lunches
Twice daily yoga with Jessie Chapman
Guided scenic daily hikes with our experienced & qualified guides
Evening yoga nidra (a lying down relaxation for a good nights sleep)

*In-house massages are available upon request
**One day we may visit a nearby thermal spa with jacuzzi, jet pools, steam room, sauna, etc. Cost approx 12 Euro.

a guide to our daily schedule:

7.00 am: 2 hours inspirational morning yoga
9.00 am: scrumptious buffet breakfast
10.30 am: depart for our inspiring day's guided hiking
1.30 pm: share a delicious picnic lunch or we visit one of the wonderful local restaurants
4 pm: back at the hotel take a bath, have a massage or simply put your feet up and relax in the beautiful surrounds
5.30 pm: 1.5 hours restoration yoga
7.00 pm: enjoy a delicious home-cooked Spanish dinner
8.30 pm: yoga nidra(a lying down guided relaxation)

About the yoga: Yoga is taught by Jessie Chapman who's inspirational Vinyasa / Hatha & Deep Restoration Yoga classes are designed for all levels from the complete beginner to the more experienced practitioner. You are given lots of individual attention and adjustments in the classes and everyone is well looked after. Click here to read more about Jessie and the yoga.

About the hiking:
We walk beautiful mountain trails, averaging approximately 12-15 km's per day, accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable hiking guides who fill our days with a soulful blend of scenic hiking, historical insights, traditional experiences and wonderful food. We Savour local Asturian cuisine, sample aromatic cheeses and sip the traditional beverage, Sidra Asturianu, a cider made from locally grown apples. We trek through scenic gorges and alongside babbling brooks; dine in local taverns; explore 10th-century churches and relax under Spain’s oldest yew tree, El Tiexo, planted more than 1000 years ago in a sacred meadow.

About the location & accommodation: We stay in a a picturesque rural hotel in the stunning Quiros Valley of the Asturian Region. All rooms are spacious and have en-suite bathrooms with bathtubs, patios with village or valley views and lovely décor. There’s a laundry with washer and dryer for guest use, high speed internet and WIFI, TV room and library and lots of private areas to soak up the Spanish mountain air and warm sun.

About the food: Our retreat meals are delicious and abundant using fresh ingredients. All meals are vegetarian and mainly wheat and sugar free. For lunch we either buy supplies for a group picnic on our hike or eat at local restaurants where you can sample all sorts of regional specialities. Wine is included with our hotel dinner and special dietary requests can be catered for.

All-inclusive 7 night Retreat price:
1385 Euro - Twin Share Room with private ensuite bathroom
1795 Euro - Single Room with private ensuite bathroom

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*If booking twin share we put you in a room with a same gender person

Not included in the prices: Airfares, travel insurance and some lunches. The average cost for lunch at a cafe is between 15-20 Euros and buying food for a picnic lunch around 8 Euros. Most people travel with an ATM card.  Money machines are everywhere in Spain but be sure you know your PIN.

Optional activities: One of the hikes is to a nearby water reservoir where you can opt to hire a kayak. Our hotel is located above the infamous Senda Del Oso, Brown Bear Trail, which is a 20km dedicated scenic walking and cycle trail crossing fresh water rivers and cutting through limestone gorges. We walk parts of this as a group however if you're keen to cycle the trail you can hire a bike nearby. The Asturias region is a popular rock-climbing destination due to the dramatic limestone formations and the hotel can arrange a rock climbing certified instructor for you. Extra activities can be booked upon arrival or in advance if you email us however you may need to opt out of one of our group daily hikes if cycling or rock climbing.

Arrival & Departure: The hotel guides will pick you up at Oviedo Bus Station (next door to the train station and right in the town's centre) at 5 pm. If flying into Oviedo (Oviedo/Asturias International Airport) there are buses running on the hour from the airport to the bus station. Full pick-up and retreat information is emailed to you upon registration. Once you’ve arrived at the retreat there'll be time to get settled before our first group yoga class followed by a welcome dinner. On the last day yoga finishes at 9 am followed by a farewell breakfast. The guides will then transfer you back to Oviedo station or bus depot. We aim to have you in Oviedo by 11 am however if you have to catch an early flight we can book a taxi for you from the retreat direct to the airport for a small extra fee.

Extra nights: If you arrive in Oviedo a night or two before the retreat we recommend you stay at Hotel Fruela, which is in a central location in the beautiful old part of the city. Or, if you wish to stay any extra nights at the retreat hotel please email us to check availability.

How to get there: The group pick-up is in Oviedo, which is a one-hour drive from the retreat. There's an international airport 45 min from Oviedo (Asturias) with regular flights from Madrid and other points in Spain and Europe. You can check flights from anywhere in the world using www.skyscanner.net. If flying into Oviedo there are buses running on the hour from the airport to the bus station. Madrid is 5 hours south of Oviedo via fast train and San Sebastian 5 hours north east by bus or car. For train travel information within Spain see www.renfe.es. For bus service see www.asla.es. All pick-up and retreat information is emailed to you upon registration.

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WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SHARED ABOUT THEIR SPAIN RETREAT EXPERIENCE:

"I can highly recommend Radiance Retreats. I've been to  4 now in 4 different countries and they have all been an amazing experience and well organised. The yoga classes cater to all different levels of yoga experience and everyone feels well looked after."
Lina, 65, Retired - Spain Yoga & Hiking Retreat

"Having just spent a fantastic week in Asturias, Spain, I am delighted to recommend Jessie Chapman's Radiance yoga retreat for anyone who wants an active and stimulating holiday. I feel both rested and reinvigorated, and ready to explore the world further. The hiking and scenery is incredible, and the intensity of the daily yoga helped me make some real gains (even as a beginner). The combination of mental and physical challenges and restorative contemplation was perfectly balanced and both teachers were really helpful and knowledgeable. Oh, and the food was delicious! Fabulous week in an amazing part of the world.
Cara, 39, Journalist - Spain Yoga & Hiking Retreat

"It was perfect to do the retreat before embarking on the Camino, not only did I feel ready for anything after the retreat, but I was able to practice restorative yoga every afternoon after a hard day's walking. That in turn set me up for the following day on the Camino and I'm sure was an integral part of my successful completion of 110 kms in 6 days with nothing worse than 1 blister."
Wendy, 59, On the brink of retirement - Spain Yoga & Hiking Retreat

"Thank you so much for the wonderful yoga retreat in Spain. Never having done yoga before it was a pretty special introduction with amazing teachers. A great group of people on the retreat made our time there even better. Thanks also to our hosts, nothing was too much trouble, we will always treasure our memories of the Asturias"
Leanne - Spain Yoga & Hiking Retreat

"I thoroughly enjoyed the Spain Yoga & Hiking Retreat. The accommodation was wonderful, the hiking fabulous, the food delicious and the yoga sublime!  Thank you.  You will certainly be the first person I think of when next I decide that I need to do a yoga retreat"
Amanda, 46, Lawyer - Spain Yoga & Hiking Retreat

"I believe the stars where in the right position for me to arrive here. It is hard to describe but the fact that it was a holiday without the enforced rigor and discipline of the usual retreat was the most healing and refreshing thing. It was as if yoga practice had joined life and the right to pleasure was all part of the disciple and practice"
Kath, 57, Teacher - Spain Yoga & Hiking Retreat

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