Yoga retreat at a charming cortijo in Andalusia, Spain

23 - 30 May 2024

Cost from £995

Teacher Nancy Lea

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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 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 and an energising morning flow to gently open the body and attune the mind to the breath. The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience.

The afternoon class will be a more restorative class to delve deeper into the postures.

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 Andalucian 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

Fantastic retreat with Nancy Lea in Andalusia. Nancy is a beautiful teacher, working as an authentic embodiment of what yoga is. The venue was magical too. It was a week of alchemy, brilliant women, brilliant teachers and a perfect place of restoration and fun.
I just wanted to say that before the retreat, I wasn't sure what to expect but Nancy was absolutely amazing - considerate and accommodating of all levels when it came to the yoga sessions. She is also just a really wonderful person! 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. Celi and Kells have done an incredible job with making sure 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!
Nancy Lea - authentically warm and welcoming. Those are the words that come to mind when we think of Nancy. A lovely teacher with confidence and skill, who instructs not only the physical side of yoga and gradually introduces the more holistic practices of breathing and meditation.
Patricia & Doris

Yoga retreat at a charming cortijo in Andalusia, Spain, 23 - 30 May 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 23 May and departure by 11am on 30 May.

For an affordable group transfer we recommend taking a flight to Malaga that arrives in time for a group transfer at around 16.00 on 23 May and a return flight that departs from Malaga early afternoon on 30 May.

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