It’s time to reset and connect to the nature around us, inspiring deeper connection to ourselves. Immerse yourself in the clean air, mountains and forest surrounding the eco village at El Convento Retreat center in stunning Andalucia, Spain.
A daily program of Yoga, Buddhist and Taoist philosophy, Pranayama and Energy healing will reconnect you to your inner source of wisdom and harmony. The peaceful closeness to nature and relaxing Mediterranean lifestyle will allow you to focus on peeling back the layers covering your true self.
Start your day with a morning yoga practice from the rooftop terrace overlooking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Discover how to integrate spirituality into everyday life through interactive talks. Enjoy delicious vegetarian food with local flavor served 3 times a day. Benefit from diverse healing methods during an afternoon practice, including Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Taoist movements. Ease into restful sleep with guided evening meditations. Connect with a like-minded community and create a spiritual life that will keep you happy and balanced.
A day trip to a pristine local river for picnicking, sunbathing and relaxing, and then on to the nearby village for sightseeing and tapas will allow for more time with nature and to experience the local culture.
Kobi and Pazit have been running spiritual yoga and meditation retreats for the past three years at their center in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Their teachings have brought guests from around the world to explore tools and techniques from yoga and meditation, Buddhist philosophy and energy healing to discover themselves and lead happier and more fulfilling lives. This special retreat in Spain is a unique opportunity to reconnect with yourself amidst a supportive community with expert guidance and surrounded by the healing power of nature. Set in a secluded eco village, the clean and clean environment will allow for peaceful reflection and relaxation.
June 24 – July 1, 2017
|LOCATION||El Convento Yoga Retreat Centre|
3 healthy vegetarian meals with fresh and local Mediterranean flavor served daily.
All together, your experience will include:
- Exploring different techniques and perspectives for dealing with restrictive emotions & thoughts
- Finding connection between ourselves and nature
- Learning many spiritual principles to create a new frame of body-mind health
- Increasing mindfulness and awareness to live a fulfilling life
- Spiritual philosophy classes integrating the wisdom of Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism and Zen; drawing on Buddhist texts, particularly the heart sutra
- Diverse meditation practices from the traditions of Yoga and Buddhism
- Yoga Asana posture classes—increasing awareness of both the physical and energy bodies through Hatha, Kundalini and Yin Yoga
- Spiritual activities to connect with nature, increasing inner peace and harmony
- Using the breath to access heightened awareness of absolute consciousness
Accommodations are eco-friendly and surrounded by nature. All rooms have access to shared bathrooms. You have a choice of the following: Single Hut, Shared Hut (2 Single Beds), Single Tent, Shared Tent (2 Single Beds) & Private Tent for Couples (Double Bed)
El Convento Yoga Retreat Centre is nestled in the Sierra de las Nieves nature reserve in Andalucia. The reserve is only a 30 minute drive from the beautiful mountaintop city of Ronda and a 70 minute drive from the region’s capital Malaga.
The centre features a unique panoramic roof practice space, offering beautiful views of the mountainside, sunrise and sunset. The main room is equipped with an open plan kitchen and dining area, creating a community atmosphere. Outside, a 12 meter long terrace provides the opportunity to relax and enjoy the stunning nature.
The centre’s facilities have an eco-charm, with sleeping rooms in huts or tents set within nature, accessing a shared compost bathroom outdoors and a shared conventional bathroom indoors. Wi-fi is available throughout the centre.
Set within olive and almond trees on flat ground, the centre is overlooked by forested mountains and a former monastery in the north. The crumbling ruins of the church provide a mystical atmosphere amidst the breathtaking nature.
“Life is beautiful, just go there!”
You come with your doubts and your questions and you leave just as YOU ARE…Such a beautiful place with benevolent people. It’s a place where each comes with its own story and injuries and where each can repair its soul. Thanks Pazit and Kobi for all your love…
– Reviewed by Angélique E in February, 2017
“Good for the soul!!”
This place has something really special. Just walking in you can feel the very positive vibe created by all those amazing people, from teachers, to staff and of course all the other participants. If you’re looking for a deep connexion to your true self, if you want to learn different meditation and yoga practice and have a healthy life, just let the power of love and light surround you!
– Reviewed by Sab L in February, 2017
“Great taste of a healthy yoga/meditation lifestyle!”
We are so happy with our decision to come to Vagabond Temple! We stayed for 5 nights in January and would have liked to stayed longer to really put our discipline to the test 🙂 We are both beginners in the field of yoga and meditation and this retreat was a great way to try out this lifestyle and see how it benefits our mental and physical health. Of course 6 days is not so long, but surely enough to already notice a difference in how you feel! We felt so energized after starting the day with a 2 hour yoga practice, no coffee or even a morning run can top that feeling. Now our job is to maintain this lifestyle 😉
Another great thing about Vagabond is the atmosphere. Everyone was so nice, interested and open to learn new things and to know more about each other. There was a great balance between being open to learn new things about spirituality, but the teachers as well as the students were also not afraid to goof around a bit and not take themselves too seriously.
Pazit, Kobi, and the whole team: thanks again for this impressive experience 🙂 We would definitely like to return and stay a bit longer. So hope to see you in the future guys!
– Reviewed by Cloë P in February, 2017
I stayed at The Vagabond Temple for one week and it was perfect! The atmosphere is unique and very warm and welcoming and makes you feel very safe. The Yoga and Meditation classes are fun and different every day so you don’t get bored. It was a wonderful experience that I’ll never forget! Thanks to the Vagabond Team!
– Reviewed by Luxlisobonalive in January, 2017
For more reviews, please visit our page on TripAdvisor.
|Shared Hut (2 beds)||US$760|
|Shared Tent (2 Single Beds)||US$700|
|Private Tent (couple)||US$1,400|
*All prices are listed in USD
To secure your reservation, we ask for a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the retreat package via PayPal. The remaining balance is payable upon check-in.
Kobi is a yoga and meditation practitioner and teacher, a nutritional and holistic health counsellor and life coach. Kobi was born in Israel in 1981 and has a degree in Comparative Religion (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Western Philosophy) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has extensive experience and education in varying styles of yoga including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Kundalini, Hatha, Yin and Iyengar. In addition to training with yoga masters around the world, and becoming certified in Thai Yoga Massage and Yoga Therapy, he has a great passion for and knowledge of health and nutrition-based healing methods including—raw food, ayurveda, integrated nutrition and a natural hygiene nutrition method. Kobi uses his extensive theoretical knowledge complemented with years of practical experience working as a life coach and social worker to gently guide people on their path to self-realization.
Pazit is a yoga and meditation practitioner and teacher, a life coach and holistic healing therapist specialising in reiki, pranic healing and reflexology as well as self-development through theatre. Pazit was born in Israel in 1976 and has degrees in both Performance Arts as well as Education from the David Yalin Institute in Jerusalem. She is a certified reflexologist (Reidaman Institute in Jerusalem) and completed numerous studies in Reiki, including her Master level in 2012. While deepening her yoga practice in buddhist studies and retreats, she became a certified yoga teacher at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nasik, India. Pazit has over 10 years of experience in teaching, leading group workshops, personal coaching and alternative healing. She combines her extensive knowledge and expertise to help people heal and offer support on their life journey.