Yoga retreat at a charming cortijo in Andalusia, Spain

17 - 24 October 2024

Cost from £995

Teacher Elena Byers


About Cortijo San Jose

Set on a hilltop, the 200-year-old Cortijo offers magnificent views of the rolling countryside, olive groves and a laguna which is home to flamingos.

Cortijo San Jose is full of warmth, character and charm, offering beautiful accommodation, a saltwater pool, sun terrace, gardens, a courtyard and plenty of hidden corners for relaxation. The Cortijo is completely off-grid with all power generated by the sun.

Located in the heart of Andalusia, the cultural delights of Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Ronda are just a day trip away.

Retreat programme

There will be two yoga classes each day with Elena in the light and airy converted barn space or on a shaded terrace overlooking the hills and olive groves.

Each day will begin with a morning class of meditation, pranayama and a flowing asana practice to strengthen and align the body. The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience.

The evening classes will be somatic and restorative, working towards a greater depth of awareness and sense of inner peace. Across the week Elena will offer space for nourishing soundbaths and evening chanting too.

Between yoga classes there will be the chance to explore the beautiful natural surroundings or simply rest and relax. During the week there will be one yoga free day.

Things to do

There will be plenty of time to rest and relax, soak up the sun by the pool, read your book in a hammock or take a massage with a specialised therapist.

Or you can head off for a walk to explore the stunning countryside or take a trip to visit one of the many beautiful and culturally rich towns and cities of Andalusia. Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Ronda are just a day trip away.

Accommodation & food

Cortijo San Jose offers comfortable and spacious bedrooms decorated in Andalusian Moorish style.

There are single, double, twin and triple options to suit all budgets. Most bedrooms are en-suite and overlook the surrounding hills and laguna. Two single occupancy rooms share a bathroom.

Throughout the day you will be offered three delicious vegetarian meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared with the freshest seasonal, locally-sourced fruits and vegetables.

Client Reviews

I really enjoyed the retreat – Elena was fab and I surprised myself with joining in on chanting and practices I’ve not tried before.
The retreat was absolutely fabulous. Elena is a one-in-a-million teacher.
I just wanted to say that before the retreat, I wasn't sure what to expect but the retreat was amazing. Celi and Kells at the venue at Cortijo San Jose in Andalucia were really lovely. The vegetarian food was delicious and wholesome, and the cortijo, in real life, is better than in the photos. The place is welcoming, and that there are plenty of places to relax and unwind. I also loved that the cortijo was full of so much character! Thanks for a great experience!

Yoga retreat at a charming cortijo in Andalusia, Spain, 17 - 24 October 2024


Single occupancy room with shared bathroom
Price per person for single occupancy - £1175

Twin or double room en-suite
Price per person for two people sharing - £1045

Triple room en-suite
Price per person for three people sharing - £995

Three delicious vegetarian meals each day
Tea, coffee, fruit and drinking water throughout the day
Daily meditation and yoga classes (apart from one yoga free day)

All trips, activities, treatments and wine with your evening meal are at an additional cost.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.

Travel Arrangements

Malaga and Seville are the closest international airports to the property. Both are a 1 hour 30 minute drive away. Several airlines fly to both airports, some are listed below.

British Airways

Arrival to the Cortijo is from 17.00 on 17 October and departure by 11am on 24 October.

For an affordable group transfer we recommend taking a flight to Malaga that arrives in time for a group transfer between 15.30-16.30 on 17 October and a return flight that departs from Malaga early afternoon on 24 October.

Transfers cost approx €35-40 one way when shared with others and up to €150-160 for a solo transfer.