Malaga - Casa de Laila Beginner/Intermediate Yoga retreat
Come and relax in the serene oasis of Casa de Laila deep in the hills of Malaga, Spain for a weekend of yoga, mediation, sunshine and delicious food.
Suitable for all levels specifically beginner/intermediate this retreat will leave you rejuvenated, relaxed and with a deeper knowledge of the yogic lifestyle.
Type of Event
3 nights accommodation in the venue's luxurious bell tents.
3 meals a day including gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Complimentary water, teas and snacks will also be available throughout
Full daily yoga schedule
Exclusive use of the facilities
Complimentary WIFI in the dining area
All Yoga equipment
Handbook and notes
Casa de Laila Retreat
When: Friday 17th June to Monday 20th June 2016
Where: Casa de Laila, Malaga, Spain
Cost: €350 per person sharing (excluding flights)
Includes: This €350 includes
3 nights accommodation in the venue's luxurious bell tents.
3 meals a day including gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner. All lovingly prepared on site using
fresh, local ingredients. Complimentary water, teas and snacks will also be available throughout
Full daily yoga schedule including meditation, pranayama (breathing), yoga asana (postures),
relaxation and tailored workshops each day.
Full use of the grounds and all facilities including the beautiful pool area, outdoor kitchenette with
cooking and snack making facilities, honesty bar, secluded outdoor shower, hammocks and
individual seating area.
All yoga equipment provided including mats, blocks, straps, blankets and eye pillows.
Yoga information handbooks will be given free of charge including at home yoga sequences,
posture breakdowns and tutorials to be done in your own time!
Complimentary WiFi is available in the dining area.
What's not included:
Airport transfers. However, these can be arranged for you and we can group people together to
limit costs. Individually, this will cost approximately €40 per person each way. In a group it will be
On site massages or treatments. Casa de Laila has an in house Masseur who is available for 1
hour sessions offering various types of massage. The cost is approximately €60 per treatment
and can be booked upon arrival.
Outside excursions. Casa de Laila is located about 40 minutes outside the coastal town of
Malaga, Spain. Set up high in the mountains and away from the bustling town of tourists and
traffic it is an ideal location to explore the beautiful surroundings that this part of the world has to
Any special dietary requirements. These can be facilitated at an extra cost of €15 per person per
day (€5 extra per meal). All food served will be delicious, local vegetarian cuisine. Anyone
requiring Gluten Free, Vegan, Diary Free etc. diets can be accommodated.
More about the venue:
Casa de Laila () is a serene oasis of beauty and tranquillity, offering
exclusive glamping retreats in Southern Spain. Set in the beautiful Guadalhorce Valley in
Andalucia. It is a hidden gem, nestled on a hillside, overlooking the whitewashed town of Alhaurín
el Grande and the mountains of the Sierra de las Nieves on the horizon. It takes only half an hour
drive to get to Malága Airport and the Costa del Sol. Even though it is close to all amenities, Casa
de Laila is another world, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A true glamping
paradise that Laila likes to share with you! The ideal backdrop to enjoy the simple pleasures of
We will have exclusive use of the resort for the duration of the retreat allowing for privacy,
tranquillity, security and overall relaxation of the mind, body and soul. A maximum of 18 people
will be in attendance ensuring adequate space, comfort and peace for all participants.
Marie and Benjamin, the owners, are warm and welcoming facilitating all our needs throughout
the retreat. They share this resort with numerous animals including Rami the dog and Mad Cat
the cat, some piglets, horses and hens.
All yoga classes will be conducted in their purpose built yoga shala overlooking the stunning
landscape and mountains of the valley. Breathe in the fresh clean air and enjoy the view as you
sink into a deep state of relaxation and bliss throughout the day.
You will have adequate free time to enjoy the surroundings of the resort including their pool,
gardens, hammocks and outdoor relaxation areas.
For even more information, please see the FAQ section below.
More about the retreat:
The retreat will comprise of a mix of yoga, free time and group activities.
A typical day's schedule will look like this (subject to minor changes)
08.00 08.30 Morning Chanting, Breathing and Meditation
08.30 08.45 Juice and Fruit
08.45 10.00 Morning Yoga
10.00 11.00 Breakfast
11.00 14.00 Free time, explore, rest, sunbathe etc.
14.00 15.00 Lunch
15.00 17.00 Free time, excursion, rest, sunbathe etc.
17.00 18.30 Evening Yoga
20.00 21.00 Dinner
21.30 22.00 Evening relaxation
All classes are optional but participants are urged to attend as many as possible to make full
benefit of the retreat.
All classes will be mixed ability and suitable for all levels from beginner to intermediate/advanced
practitioner. Please contact me if you are unsure or have any injuries or special lifestyle
requirements that need to be discussed.
All yoga equipment will be provided. All you need is some comfortable clothing, a towel and a
willingness to attend. The temperatures should be warm enough that if you wash your yoga kit
after the morning class it will be dry by evening!
The retreat will be specifically designed to deepen your understanding and knowledge of yoga
and the yogic lifestyle. The aim is you will leave the retreat balanced and cleansed in body, mind
and soul. Filled with healthy, nutritious foods and feeling on top of the world in a deep state of
peace and relaxation. Supported in this open, warm environment we hope you will leave us with
fond memories and new friends.
How to get there:
Flights to Malaga Airport from your destination. Contact us upon booking to arrange airport
transfers. If you wish to rent a car please contact us for detailed directions as it is not the easiest
place to find, even with a Sat Nav as some of the street names have been changed recently.
Can I stay at the resort before and after the retreat?
Of course you can, depending on availability. Check in/Check out is strictly Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays but if you wish to stay in this paradise before and after the retreat then
by all means contact Casa de Laila and enquire on availability.
I don't know anyone coming, do I have to share a tent?
Tents are priced on 2 people sharing a night. They can accommodate up to 3 people (3 single
beds or 1 double and 1 single). If you wish to have your own tent, subject to availability, a single
supplement of €45 per night will be charged.
I don't know anyone coming but I'm happy to share a tent. Is this possible?
Subject to availability if there are other solo participants of the retreat we can arrange for you to
share a tent in 2 or 3 single beds with other people attending.
I don't like camping what are the facilities like?
The resort is a glamping (glamourous camping) resort with 6 bell tents dotted around the area.
These are all close but not too close a distance to the pool, dining area, kitchenette, showers and
toilets. All are accessible by small gravel paths. Inside the tents are furnished with real beds, fresh
linen, towels, toiletries and small seating area. There is ample space for your luggage to be laid
out. Please note there are no wardrobes, electricity or washing facilities within the tents. Each tent
comes equipped with candle lit lighting, a clothes line, hammock and outdoor seating area. Close
by there are toilets, an outdoor shower and indoor showers also. There is also a kitchenette with
sink, fridge, fresh drinking water, honesty bar, basic cooking facilities and dining area. Here you
can use electrical goods, recharge phones etc. This is adjacent to the lush pool surrounded by
beautiful flowers and vegetation. There is ample lounge area around the pool with chairs,
loungers and sofas for your comfort.
I'm not a Vegetarian can I eat meat there?
3 meals a day plus snacks will be provided. These will all be vegetarian and prepared in house by
the wonderful owner AnneMarie and her team. AnneMarie has been running Pachamama
Catering for almost six years now. Pachamama lovingly prepare delicious 100% vegetarian meals
using only seasonal fresh produce and fully organic, raw and vegan options are of course
available. They offer a unique dining experience which we can assure you will leave your taste
buds tingling and belly satisfied. Trust me I have eaten this food many times and, as a meat eater
myself, I never once felt hungry, unsatisfied or longing for meat!
However, there is a kitchenette with a fridge and basic cooking facilities so if you really want to
you can buy some meat in the local supermarket (20 min walk/5 minute drive) and prepare this
yourself at your own cost. This food must be eaten in the kitchenette and not at the dining area
with the others (for hygiene purposes).
We at Anam Solas yoga do encourage you, for the duration of the retreat, to try all the wonderful
food on offer. 3 days meat free will give a wonderful rest to your digestive system and allow all the
benefits of the yoga practise you do to have their full effect.
I want to rent a car, are there secure parking facilities?
Yes, the resort is in a quiet residential area with very little through traffic. The resort is enclosed
with one main electronic gate only opened by key or code. There is ample space for car parking
just a short distance from the main house and tents.
Is it suitable for elderly/infirm/wheelchair user?
Unfortunately, the resort is not suitable for anyone who has trouble walking, quite elderly or in a
wheel chair. Set on the hillside there are many levels to the resort connected by a few steps and
gravel paths therefore cannot accommodate anyone who requires assistance walking or getting
I'm not that good at yoga can I still come?
The retreat is aimed at people who are beginners or at intermediate level of yoga. It is suggested
you have taken some yoga classes before (just so you are aware of what it will be like) but there
is no prerequisite to be able to touch your toes or stand on your head! We can accommodate
injuries or any other fitness related issues (please contact us before booking to discuss). The aim
is you will leave the retreat feeling amazing and having developed your own personal yoga
Do I have to attend all the classes?
No. All classes are optional. We are all adults and we trust you can make your own decisions
about attending. However, we do encourage you to attend as much as possible as the 3 day
retreat will be timed and scheduled for you receive the most benefits. There will be ample free
time for you to relax, rest, read, switch off, sun bathe, make new friends, explore the area and feel
like you've had a holiday!
What will the weather be like? Is there air conditioning?
The typical weather for the region in June is 2530 degrees Celsius. There is no electricity in the
tents but each one is located in the shade of the many Orange and Fruit trees that grow around
the resort. They all have insect nets and so you can leave the sides open during the day (and
night!) to allow the air to circulate. I myself was in the resort in the height of summer last August
and found it very comfortable.
What do I need to wear?
Whatever clothing you typically wear for classes will be just fine. The weather will be warm and
we hope to have you detoxing and heating up in the classes! However, each tent has their own
washing line so you can easily rinse out any yoga clothes and have them dry in the sunshine for
that evening's class. Any clothing that is comfortable and allows you to move will be just fine.
What do I need to bring?
Bed linen, towels and basic toiletries will be provided. However, I would suggest you bring the
following, as well as any personal items you require:
Swim wear, Suncream, Hat/Hairband, Sun glasses
Yoga clothes and flip flops/sandals (for walking to and from class)
Sweat towel to be used during class
Notebook and pen (if you wish to jot down any notes)
Comfortable day wear for around the pool or an excursion and night wear for dinner. Please note
this is a relaxed venue with no dress codes or formality. Casual clothes and summer wear is
perfectly appropriate. Due to the landscape of the venue and gravel paths high heels are not
Any medication you regularly take (please inform us of any healthy issues you have)
Passport and all travel documents!
Books, Kindle, any reading material
Mosquito/Insect spray. I recommend using Citronella oil which is a natural deterrent
Head torch or small hand held torch (if you don't have one on your phone) as there is candles
and matches in each tent (including a fire extinguisher!) but these can be useful if you'd prefer not
to light the candles
Alarm clock if you don't have one on your phone and the sunrise and birds singing aren't enough
to get you going!
Is the resort safe and secure?
The resort is in a quiet residential area with very little through traffic. The resort is enclosed with
one main electronic gate only opened by key or code. Each tent has their own security deposit
box within the main house to store any personal belongings. There will be a maximum of 18
participants and 45 staff at any one time and so you should feel safe and secure as well as your