Namaste from the mountains of Asturias
2021: September 1-8 / September 10-17 / September 18-25
2022: June 4-11 / June 12-19 / August 9-16 / September 2-9 / September 18-25 / September 28-October 5
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 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 optional massage)
6:00 Yoga Practice
- September 1-8 Lori Cheney (8-day retreat)
- Sept 9-17 (TBA) (8- day retreat)
- September 18-25 Jeni Martinez (8-day retreat)
Dear yoga teachers, we are currently taking bookings for our 2022 retreat season.
- June 4-11 Suzanne Hauserman (8-day retreat)
- June 12-19 Linda & Larry Cammarata (8-day retreat)
- August 9- 16 Lori Gholson (8-day retreat)
- September 2-9 Jeni Martinez (8-day retreat)
- September 18-25 Karen Boeser (8-day retreat)
- September 28-October 5 Liz & Lori (8-day retreat)
PRIVATE tailor-made trips are available upon request. Please ask us for details.
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 September 1-8, 2021…THIS YEAR.
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 September 1-8, 2021…THIS YEAR.
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 in September 18-25,2021
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 2022.
Karen Jochum (Fateh Kaur) has been teaching Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan since 2005. She is a certified E-RYT 500 Hatha yoga teacher and trainer under the guidelines of Yoga Alliance. She is a certified Ayurveda practitioner, receiving her training at Prana Yoga and Ayurveda Mandala School in Denver, CO. Karen has practiced yoga with devotion for over 25 years and has been a lead teacher trainer for the past fifteen years in multiple training programs including; Give Peace a Chance RYS-200 training, Green Mountain Yoga RYS-230 training, and the Lead Trainer and Program Developer for Asana Studio’s RYS-200 Hatha Yoga Teacher Training from 2016-2019.
Karen’s teaching methods have evolved over the past 30 years of practice and training, 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 out to clients through different modalities. She encourages her students to approach their yoga practice from a place of compassion, creativity, and intuition. She combines her range of experience and training; offering a well-balanced and comprehensive approach to yoga that is both accessible to the newcomers and as well as experienced practitioners. Karen emphasizes her passion for her work and considers herself very fortunate to have discovered and cultivated her passions at a young age. Join Karen for this 8-day retreat at Fuentes de Lucia in 2022.