Nature and Health Retreat 2019 in Extremadura, Spain

Monday, June the 10th  till Monday, June the 17th 

Do you desire a quiet place for renewal, relaxation and nourishment?

Do you wish to unwind, explore the wilderness, discover new tools for self-care and nourish your body and mind with fellow adventurers to support your journey?


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Villuercas Ibores Jara Geopark in Extremadura

Extremadura is an untouched and mostly unknown part of Spain. With unspoilt nature, gorgeous flora and a varied, fauna, fresh air, clear skies with a low level of light pollution which makes it an optimum stargazing area.

The Nature Lodge Finca la Sierra, is found at the heart of a protected Geopark and is set in a calm and relaxing environment, with lush green forests and mountains with different types of ecosystems. The well-conserved Mediterranean forests, the so-called Dehesas with Holm oaks and Cork oaks, mountain rivers and, as a consequence of rich and stunning natural surroundings. It is located on 84 hectares of wildness which include a botanical garden, fossils, caves with cave paintings, a hanging rock and five well marked and accessible hiking routes.



Extremadura boasts a natural wealth of more than 350 species of birds. This is a region that is not only important for birds that nest in Spain, but also for wintering and migratory birds from Northern Europe. Indeed, much of Extremadura is actually protected as ZEPA (Special Protection Area for Birds, part of the Natura 2000 network). The zone of Las Villuercas, where also the Geopark Villuercas Ibores Jara is situated is an exceptional area as up to 70% is protected under Natura 2000.

The Nature Lodge is rated with 3 stars and has 3 very spacious and very bright rooms with en-suite bathrooms and a 60m2 living room where the yoga will be offered. There is a big terrace with amazing views and a porch where breakfast will be served. We offer a pure rural environment with rustic charm.


What to expect :

During the 7-day retreat, there will be:

  • Daily yoga with Lola. An emphasis on an energising yet meditative practice. The sessions are designed to suit complete beginners as well as experienced yogis.
  • Daily hikes in the Geopark with Lorenzo, a passionate local guide
  • 2x wellness workshops with Lola
  • Visit to a local village with Lorenzo: a UNESCO world heritage site with an opportunity to do some shopping and sampling of local products
  • Delicious and satisfying breakfast, lunch and dinner designed by a naturopathic nutritionist
  • Trips to local river and lakes
  • Guided historical botanical tour of the area
  • Access to Lola’ s essential oil collection
  • Nutritional advice and access to recipes
  • A relaxing and nurturing environment




What a day will look like :

7:00am-8:00am : wake up, coffee, tea, juice

8:00am-9:15 am: energizing and meditative yoga practice

9:30 am-10:30am : breakfast with a view

10:30am-1:30pm : free time, discovering of local area

1:30pm-2:30pm   lunch

2:30pm-7:30pm : walks,  free time, activity in nature, workshop

7:30pm-9:00pm :  hearty Supper

9:00pm-10:00pm tea, chat, free time

10:00pm Sweet dreams


If you are looking for a relaxing and revitalizing experience, meet like-minded souls and simply immerse yourself in beautiful nature, this is for you!

Cost: 700euros ( equivalent to approximately £625)



  • Holistic therapy: massage treatment and Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments
  • Transfer cost from and to the airport. Please let us know if you wish for it to be organised
  • approximately 2 meals out
  • travel insurance
  • flights to Madrid


The yoga will be imparted in English, by a bilingual French yogini. The multilingual staff attends in English, Spanish, French, Catalan and Italian.


For reservations email:

Karuna Arnold:

Lola Ducout :

For more information on the Nature Lodge visit :

FB: fincalasierraberzocana

For more photos and information on Extremadura go to

FB: discover-extremadura

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photo credit: Liesbeth Van Vliet, Lola Ducout and

Deep Connect Nature Retreat in Romania

8th September – 15th September 2018

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Deep in the national park Cerna Valley, overlooking a beautiful lake and lush mountains, villa Matei is set in gorgeous mature gardens with hammocks, outdoor kitchen, swimming pool and pontoon to the lake.  Relax and enjoy the unspoilt wilderness and freedom you feel when deep in the mountains.  We will visit remote villages set back in time, waterfalls with views to take your breath away and the beautiful decaying decadence of the Old Town of Baile Herculane! And lets not forget the healing thermal waters which we will bathe in daily.


Join us for daily spiritual practice, including yoga by the lake, meditation and breath work.  Delight in nutritious and delicious locally sourced meals, stunning mountain walks, workshops, visit to the historic town of Baile Herculane and daily thermal baths. Spend time relaxing by the pool while sipping a green juice and getting to know like-minded people, having massages, sitting round the camp fire or boating on the lake adjacent to our accommodation.



  • 2 x long guided Mountain Hikes
  • 2 x short Mountain Walks
  • Daily Thermal Baths
  • Gentle Yoga & Meditation practice
  • 1 x 45min Therapeutic Massage
  • Trip to the Historic town of Baile Herculane
  • Pamper afternoon workshop using natural products
  • Cacao Ceremony
  • Daily Grounding Practice
  • Time to Relax!!!5409e06c-dfac-428b-ac22-56966c1d02cb

Also Included

  • Accommodation with balconies facing the fabulous lake and mountain views
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily nutritious meals
  • Daily healthy juice booster and healthy snacks
  • Take home health and wellbeing information
  • Pre-retreat health questionnaire
  • Online library of healthy recipes
  • Constant access to expert advice throughout the day and evening
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • Boat trips on the lake
  • Nutritional advice
  • Fresh Spring Drinking Waterd2cab3d4-c99b-4d85-af2c-ea4ba8a2f6e8

Extra Costs

  • Flights to Timisoara Airport  (Ryan Air or Wizz Air)
  • Additional Massages £25 for 45min
  • Travel Insurance
  • approx 2 meals out (meals inc drinks cost approx £8-£10pp) after long hikes


Only 10 places available

There are 5 suites, each with double bedrooms, en-suite shower room, sitting room with sofa bed, small table and chairs, fridge, terrace with lake and mountain views. £595pp – 7 nights accommodation, 2 people sharing a suite.

Further information available on request.

Luxury Yoga Retreat in Southern Spain

1st June – 8th June 2018

You are invited to join us on this stunning retreat standing amidst 33 acres of fruitful Spanish gardens enjoying a 360 degrees vista of the Sierra Cabrera Mountains and the Mediterranean sea. La Finca Paradiso,  inspired by a wish to create Heaven on Earth:  serene, exclusive privacy ensures you arrive and immediately unwind, leaving refreshed and energised.


Nina, Yoga therapist, teacher and crystal healer and Daniela and Lola, nutritional therapists and essential oils educators will guarantee a transformative retreat to give you an energised body and calmer mind.

Join us for twice daily yoga practice and nutritionally balanced delicious locally sourced meals, beautiful countryside walks, cooking & pamper workshops and a day relaxing at the beach. Spend time exploring the beautiful gardens and surroundings, relaxing by the pool while sipping a green juice and getting to know like-minded people.

What’s Included

  • Pre-retreat health questionnaire
  • Luxurious accommodation with fabulous mountain views
  • 2 x Daily yoga classes with Meditation
  • 3 x Daily cleansing cuisine meals
  • Daily healthy juice booster and healthy snacks
  • Nutritional advice
  • Take home nutritional information
  • Online library of healthy recipes
  • Pamper afternoon workshop using natural products
  • Make your own healthy snacks workshop
  • 2 x Guided Walks
  • Constant access to expert advice throughout the day and evening
  • Unlimited herbal teas
  • Heated Pool

Extra Costs

  • Flights to Almeria Airport
  • Airport Transfers
  • Transport to the beach
  • Massages
  • Travel Insurance

Prices from £850