Namaste from the mountains of Asturias
2020: July 3-10. Aug 16-23, Aug 28-Sept 4 (Sold Out). Sept 25-Oct 2. Oct 3-10
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)
- Twice daily yoga classes
- 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 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 optional massage)
6:00 Yoga Practice
2020 Dates: Dear yoga teachers, we are currently taking bookings for our 2020 retreat season.
- July 3-10 Lori Gholson (8-day retreat)
- Aug 16-23 Maria Maricor Frias (8-day retreat)
- Aug 28 – Sept 4 Suzanne Hauseman (8-day retreat)
- Sept 25-Oct 2 Karen Boeser (8-day retreat)
- Oct 3-10 Lena & Nicole (8-day retreat)
PRIVATE tailor-made trips are available upon request. Please ask us for details.
Stephanie Ford has been practicing the healing arts and yogic traditions for over 30 years. She has been teaching fulltime since 1996 in her own studios, in hospitals, military graduate schools, trauma centers and around the world. Her background as a professional athlete and dancer left her immobilized at a young age, leading her on a lifelong quest for holistic ways to heal and live an active, vibrant life; free of pain. Trained as Sivananda instructor (E-RYT 500) Stephanie has also studied under the likes of BSK Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, Richard Freeman, Rod Stryker, Tias Little, and many other masters. Join Stephanie on TBA 2020
Jeni Martinez 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 in September of 2021
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 in September of 2021