YOGA & HIKING: Namaste from the mountains of Asturias…
2023: June 18-25. September 2-9. September 11-18. September 23-30. October 2-9.
Asturias, Spain’s best-kept secret and home to Hotel Fuentes de Lucía, your perfect mountain retreat. Our dynamic retreats, which combine yoga and hiking, will include twice daily yoga classes with certified instructors from around the globe and local hiking guides who all share their passion with us here in our oasis of serenity and calm. Surrounded by dramatic peaks, deep gorges, and crystal clear rivers, there is nowhere better to breathe in the pure mountain air and stretch your limbs than at our restored farmhouse and yoga studio.
Begin the day with an early morning yoga practice followed by a hearty breakfast in the main dining room, formerly a mill, before the day’s hiking adventure unfolds. We walk beautiful mountain trails, averaging approximately 15 kilometers per day, accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable guides who will fill our days with a soulful blend of scenic hiking, historical insights, traditional experiences, and wonderful food. Savor local Asturian cuisine, sample aromatic cheeses and sip the traditional beverage, Sidra Asturianu, a cider made from locally grown apples. Trek through scenic gorges and alongside babbling brooks; dine in local taverns; explore 10th-century churches and relax under Spain’s oldest yew tree, El Tiexo, planted more than 1000 years ago in a sacred meadow.
In the late afternoon, we journey deep into yoga’s restorative practice to rejuvenate our trekking legs before enjoying lovely home-cooked dinners prepared by the owners of Fuentes de Lucia. No matter what your level of fitness and yoga experience you are welcome on this active holiday. Step inside. Click here.
- All transportation during the retreat
- 7 nights of hotel accommodations with private bathrooms (limited single rooms available)
- Daily yoga practice
- Guided walks in the surrounding mountains and river valleys with a bi-lingual guide
- Healthy breakfast with protein and cereals + more!
- Delicious and creative vegetarian dinners with wine
- Cooking demonstrations with Chef Juan Carlos
- Video of the retreat center: click here!
A standard schedule of the daily routine:
Morning tea before practice
8:00 Yoga Practice
10:30 Time to hike
2:00 Lunch (on your own in cafe or picnic)
4 – 5:00 Return to the retreat center (time for siesta or optional massage)
6:00 Yoga Practice (teacher option)
Dear yoga teachers, we are currently taking bookings for our 2022 retreat season.
- June18-25 with Jeni Martinez
- September 2-9 Karen Boeser-Jochum & Erin Drake
- Sept 23-30 Lori Ghoslson
- October 2-9 Marrana Davis
PRIVATE tailor-made trips are available upon request. Please ask us for details.
Jeni Martinez (RYT) is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS) and over 1000 hours of teaching since graduation. Jeni is currently a 500 RYT, having completed her training with Twist Yoga in Edmonds, WA. She has been the co-owner/operator of Three Trees Yoga in Federal Way, WA since 6/2005. She has also been co-director/instructor of Three Trees Yoga Teacher Training & In-depth Studies Program since 2/2012. She is a graduate of Pacific Yoga ( 200 hr.) Teacher Training Program 2005; She also graduated from Renee Taylor Yoga Teacher Training Program in 1989. Jeni will be teaching at Fuentes de Lucía in Asturias on June 18-25 2023. SOLD OUT
Karen Boeser-Jochum is the founder and program developer of the Ancient Art of Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Arvada, Colorado. She is a certified E-RYT 500 Hatha Yoga Trainer and Continuing Education Specialist under the guidelines of Yoga Alliance, upholding the standards of yoga teachers and yoga schools internationally with a solid 30 years of dedicated, devotional practice. She’s also a certified Ayurveda Practitioner. She organizes and has been leading teacher training for the past fifteen years in multiple training programs around Colorado.
Karen’s teaching methods have evolved over the past 30 years, incorporating intensive study with some of the most recognized teachers on the vanguard of the American Yoga scene. She believes that her work as a Yoga Instructor and Ayurveda Practitioner can influence and reach students through different modalities. She encourages everyone to approach their yoga practice from a place of compassion, creativity, and intuition. She offers a well-balanced and comprehensive approach to yoga that is both accessible to newcomers and as well as experienced practitioners. She embraces this passion and considers herself very fortunate to have discovered and cultivate her path at a young age. Karen will join us with Erin for this 8-day retreat in 2023 – September 2-9
Erin Drake is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor in the Hatha tradition and has been teaching since 2017. Her background in massage therapy and kinetics informs her approach to providing guidance to students on structural alignment and beneficial stretching. Erin focuses on the intersection of mind, body, and soul in yoga using meditation, mantra, mudras, and asanas (postures). Erin enjoys teaching Gentle Yoga, Deep Stretch Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Restorative Yoga. Erin resides in Reno, Nevada, and in her free time likes taking her dog for hikes and being in outdoors. Join Erin for a week of yoga with a side of Spanish language immersion. September 2-9, 2023
Lori Gholson – Blending movement and stillness for well-being has intrigued Lori Gholson, RYT since her first exposure to yoga in 1977. She came to see the benefit of yoga in all aspects of life – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Recognizing this power of practice was pivotal in her life and led to an in-depth study of yoga and eventually to teaching. Lori approaches her teaching with heartfelt dedication – combining compassion and levity with fine-tuned instruction that taps into her thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Encouraging each student to seek and celebrate their inner richness, Lori sees each yoga asana (pose) as a gift – given to help refine our skills of observation, reflection, and action. She studies regularly with Senior Iyengar Teacher, Patricia Walden.
Lori’s classes explore a wide variety of asanas, including standing poses, twists, backbends, forward bends, inversions, and restorative poses. Each asana has a definite form. Instruction includes the use of yoga props, such as blankets, straps, blocks, and chairs. These props offer support and enable each student to work with refining the asana. Yoga is a non-competitive endeavor. Lori invites every practitioner to respect their own level of strength and flexibility each time they come to the mat. Lori will be guiding us through an 8-day yoga and walking holiday in Spain from September 23-30, 2023
Marrana Davis knew that she wanted to BE a teacher after her first yoga class in 1995. She moved to Colorado in 1998 and in 2000 Marrana began her journey of becoming a teacher. She is a Certified All Levels Integrative Hatha Yoga teacher, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and has received certification through Green Mountain RYS 230-hr and assisted in teacher training. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, an esthetician since 2006, and a budding herbal enthusiast!! Over the last 20+ years, she has shared her love of yoga, health, and wellness with her community.
She has a calming presence and restorative, therapeutic energy that allows her students to find balance in their bodies, minds, and hearts… it dances beautifully with her belief that movement is life and a little humor goes a long way.
Her classes invite each participant to set an intention for their practice and their life: with mindful breathing, moving the body through flowing postures, various meditations, closing with a smile, and an invitation to take their intentions off the mat & into the world (and quite possibly a hug). She asks that you be open to and embrace what class brings up for you.
She LOVES living in Colorado and being outdoors!! Travel is one of Marana’s greatest passions…near and far, always ready to pack up and go on an adventure… Please join her in Spain for a beautiful experience in the magical Asturias mountains with fabulous people, mindful yoga, delicious food, and hiking with the best guides in a land where the history & scenery is awe-inspiring. Date: October 2-9, 2023
PAST RETREAT LEADERS:
Anson Bingham, is a Certified Sivananda Yoga Teacher, Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, Artist, and DJ with a certification in Meditation and a Recording Engineering degree from Full Sail University and a Graphic Arts Degree from Valencia College in Florida. He is dedicated to helping others reach optimal health with a holistic approach through the teachings of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda.
He believes in his passion and desire to share yoga with the world in a transformational healing way that helps to build a strong body and steady mind with a natural progression toward spiritual development and happiness and to communicate a message of love, kindness, and peace.
Anson’s teaching style is traditional and begins with compassion for the body, mind, and spirit. He shares “The Yoga of Synthesis” system that combines the four main paths of yoga – Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, and Raja Yoga along with various yoga subdivisions such as Kirtan and Hatha Yoga. His yogic path is to live happy, healthy, and free. A favorite Quote “Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize; Be good, Do good, Be kind, Be compassionate.” Swami Sivananda Please join Anson Bingham this summer on TBA for an 8-day retreat at Fuentes de Lucia in Asturias.
Liz Lacey-Gotz RYT 500 Turavita Yoga As a yoga teacher since 2008, Liz has focused on helping students work from where they are in their wellness journey, bringing new ideas and new energy to the ancient practice of yoga. Her personal practice springs from a place of curiosity and optimism, each day a new step toward being that person we truly wish to be, and perhaps have always been.
Liz’s Ayurvedic dosha is Vata, which means it can be really hard to get her to do anything she doesn’t love to do. This is why she keeps moving toward teaching more and more yoga. Her creative nature drives her to continually expand and build on her knowledge—whether it’s yoga anatomy, a new favorite French film director or maybe learning how to make Madeleine cookies just for fun.
A student of Viniyoga since 2001, Liz is a certified yoga teacher at the 500-hour level, trained by Robin Rothenberg and Maggie Kessell in the tradition established by Krishnamacharya and furthered by his son, T.K.V. Desikachar. Liz is currently undertaking C-IAYT certification with Robin Rothenberg. Join Liz and Lori Cheny as they take you on a magical adventure in the mountains of Asturias on Sept 28 – October 5 in 2022.
Lori Cheny RYT 500 Turavita Yoga Lori’s Ayurvedic dosha is Pitta, which means she can plan a trip and make it sing like nobody’s business. Lori’s love of adventure knows no bounds—she loves being in nature, trekking, golfing, cooking, reading, spoiling her adorable wire fox terrier, Pete, and spending time with friends and her husband, Joel. In her years practicing yoga, as a teacher since 2008 and before that as a student, Lori finds that yoga has opened her mind, heart, and spirit. Through Turavita, she hopes to share this amazing practice with anyone willing to experience it, both on and off the mat.
Lori is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) at the 500-hour level who has studied with Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute, Maggie Kessell, Leslie Kaminoff, Robin Rothenberg, Mirka Kraftsow and Sonia Nelson—all teachers in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar. She previously founded and operated Mats on a Mission, in which she coordinated yoga adventures to raise money for Smile Network’s life-changing medical missions throughout the world. Join Lori and LIz Lacey-Gotz as they take you on a magical adventure in the mountains of Asturias on Sept 28 – October 5 in 2022.
Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT & Larry Cammarata, Ph.D. have been teaching mindful movement practices for over 20 years. Linda specializes in the healing benefits of yoga, qigong, and meditation as applied to self-regulation for stress, mood, and sleep management. Her classes are uplifting and supportive. Larry is a clinical psychologist practicing in Asheville, North Carolina who specializes in mindfulness-based psychotherapy and education. His work on mindful movement was presented at the 11th Annual International Scientific Conference of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. He is an instructor of Taijiquan and Qigong who has received advanced training in China and in the US. Both Linda and Larry teach at yoga teacher training programs and lead international mindfulness-oriented retreats. They will be leading their retreat from June 12-19 2022.
Maria “Maricor” Frias led an active lifestyle in addition to a successful corporate career for many years. Yoga was not a regular practice for her until she joined Sutra Yoga and Barre in 2012. She has since been an avid practitioner, learning from experienced and passionate teachers at Sutra as well as from renowned practitioners in the broader yoga community. Maria completed her yoga teacher training at Sutra and obtained her 200 RYT designation with the Yoga Alliance®. Maria enjoys inspiring students through a full-body experience of movement with breath, muscle strength, and flexibility, alignment, and foundation. She teaches Vinyasa Flow style classes, infusing creative sequencing and her passion in each posture. When not on her mat, Maria leads a nonprofit charitable organization, travels, and dabbles in aerial yoga and open water diving. She believes that we grow not by mastering what we pursue, but by the nature of the pursuit.
Jeanie Manchester is the founder of Anjaneya Yoga Shala in Boulder, CO. She is an (E-RYT500 Instructor and Anusara certified). She is the creator of the Shakti Rise Immersion dedicated to “women on the rise” and planetary upliftment. She draws on 30 years of dedicated practice and teaching. Jeanie created Sacred Flow, her signature vinyasa classes rooted in meditation, bhakti chant, storytelling, mantra, mudra, meditation and the art of living a daily practice on and off the mat. Her students love her heart-based, friendly style of intuitive mentoring and teaching. She is a dedicated senior student of Neelakantha meditation and the Sri Vidya Goddess tradition of South India. She offers 200/300 HR Teacher Sacred Flow Trainings and travels the globe offering retreats in wondrous places. We look forward to welcoming Jeannie at Fuentes de Lucía on TBA 2023