Spain Soul Sister Retreat

Granada, August 11-18, 2018

Women of all ages and walks of life are invited to come together and share in sacred connection. If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway with special time for YOU to revitalize and replenish, then this is the retreat for you!

Spain is an intoxicating country, known for it’s diverse culture, stunning landscapes, and delicious food. The region of Andalucía is famous for its beautiful countrysides, spectacular mountain ranges, historical monuments, and high-spirited people who exude warmth and hospitality​.

Sprawling at the foot of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada is a sought-after destination in Spain, rich in history and culture, with a relaxed vibe. This area is a simmering blend of diversity - the result of hundreds of years of conquests, invasions, and settlements. In modern times, that translates into an exotic, mysterious, and awe-inspiring mix of Arabic, Persian, Jewish, Moor, African, and European influences. Granada has it all: the beauty of the snow-capped mountains, sunny Mediterranean beaches nearby, Turkish baths, Moroccan bazaars, flamenco, and tapas - oh my!

We're also offering a 3-night stay in fabulous Barcelona immediately following the retreat if there is enough interest! Combine both trips for the ultimate getaway! Since you'll likely be flying through Barcelona, why not spend a few extra days enjoying all the city has to offer: a different culture, stunning art and architecture, delicious food, and beach time! Indicate your interest when registering.

Why join us?

It’s simple! This is the PERFECT environment to spend some much needed time re-energizing yourself while creating meaningful bonds with other women. Your body and mind will slowly unwind with yoga/meditation, health conscious local food, and doses of nature everyday. Share time with a diverse group of women in heartfelt conversations, fun activities, and empowering group circles. 

 

Expect to feel reconnected with what's most important to you and how to manifest more of this in your life. Learn a system of how to align yourself, both on and off the mat. We will explore the deeper aspects of why yoga really works and put that wisdom into ACTION. Take home a renewed sense of empowerment and lasting friendships with a tribe of women you can call family!

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The Venue

Our retreat property is located in Pinos Puente, Granada. Nestled in the Sierra Elvira mountain range, this rural, tranquil setting in Southern Spain is the ideal environment for our week together. The grounds feature a seasonal swimming pool, terraces, beautiful gardens, and large green spaces that are perfect for walking or hiking. Immerse yourself in the peace and tranquillity of this stunning countryside!

The sharing of food has always been an integral part of the human story. We will enjoy our meals in fellowship as a group, seasoning our food with laughter, stories, and connection. Three consciously-prepared vegetarian meals will be cooked for you daily, allowing you to savor local produce and delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Some pescatarian options will be available for those that eat fish/shellfish. The menus are rich in green salads, organic vegetables, and fruits.

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Our Stunning Accommodations

 

We will be staying in a charming Spanish property surrounded by the spectacular views of the mountains. All rooms are hotel-style accommodations with in-room air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms. There are three different room types:

single occupancy (one large bed), double occupancy (two beds), and triple occupancy (three beds). There are also 2 junior suite rooms, which are larger sized and have a queen bed, bathtub, and private balcony. Rooms are first come, first served.

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Yoga & Activities

Each day begins with meditation and pranayama (breathwork) to ground and connect you within. Take your practice to a new level with twice daily yoga in a variety of styles suitable for all levels (Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin/Restorative, Yoga Nidra, and Themed Yoga Workshops). Yoga classes will be held in a spacious studio bathed in sunlight. The yoga shala is equipped with mats and props for all our yoga needs.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES:

  • Opening/closing ceremonies

  • Women’s circles: we'll be sharing a variety of fun exercises, vision crafting, dance, creative goal setting, and more!

  • Wander the historic streets of beautiful Granada; stroll and shop around the Albaycín neighborhood, exploring the old Muslim quarter opposite the Alhambra, and enjoy tea at a traditional Arabic tea house

  • Journey into a mountainside cave to experience the famed, Andalucian-born Flamenco dance. We will try our hand (and feet!) at dancing Flamenco in a fun/accessible lesson. Afterwards we will enjoy dinner and watch a professional performance inside the cave

 

Our schedules are specially created to allow for your enjoyment of personal space and free time. Bring your journal, books, and whatever else you've been wanting to indulge in! We believe in choice and options for your retreat experience, so you can always opt out of any activities in the program should you wish.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Private yoga sessions with Tristina or Alice

  • Thai massage sessions with Alice

  • Other activities that we can arrange for you such as:

    • Explore the majestic Alhambra, a captivating palace and fortress that dates back as far as the 9th century

    • Spend time at a traditional Hammam (Arabic bath house) unwinding in the baths & sauna

    • Go to a nearby beach to put your toes in the sand/sea and enjoy a relaxing afternoon

 

EXAMPLE SCHEDULE:

7:00-9:00a: Meditation/pranayama/yoga (a more active practice to get the day going)

9:00a: Breakfast

10:00-11:30a: Group activity or workshop/circle, followed by free time*

1:30p: Lunch

2:30p: Free time, group activity, or workshop/circle*

6:00-7:30p: Evening yoga (a more grounding/mellow practice to wind down from our activities)

7:30p: Dinner

8:30p: Free time, group activity, or workshop/circle

* You can schedule private sessions, massage, and optional activities here. Please note that the schedule may vary slightly on some days due to group activities. 

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About Us

 

Hi, we’re Tristina & Alice! We met in Bali in 2010 when we unrolled our mats next to each other during a yoga teacher training; the rest is soul sister history. Over the past 7 years we’ve met up for more training, traveled India together, spent many months visiting one another, countless Skype sessions, and have been there for each other through the ups/downs of life. We believe in the necessity of female connection. While we will both take part in leading practices and activities, you will have full access to both of us during the retreat. It has long been a dream to host this retreat together, and we are so excited to share this one-of-a kind experience with you!

Tristina is based out of Sacramento, California, where she lives with the man she loves (who’s also a yoga teacher!) and the cutest-ever toothless Yorkie named Dolce. She has an unwavering thirst for travel and leads yoga workshops, retreats, and trainings worldwide. Learn more about Tristina here.

 

Alice happily resides in her home of Guernsey, Channel Islands. She teaches weekly yoga classes, Yin Workshops, and SUP Yoga during the summer time. Living on a small island, she takes the opportunity to travel and attend trainings as often as possible. Learn more about Alice here.

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Inclusions & Extras

COST INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights accommodations at our stunning Spanish property (August 11-18)

  • Delicious, locally-sourced vegetarian meals (arrival day dinner through departure day breakfast)

  • Twice daily yoga sessions

  • Yoga equipment – mats, blocks, straps

  • Daily meditation and pranayama

  • Themed yoga workshops

  • Women’s group activities/circles

  • Experienced tour guides

  • Wander the historic streets of beautiful Granada; stroll and shop around the Albaycín neighborhood, exploring the old Muslim quarter opposite the Alhambra, and enjoy tea at a traditional Arabic tea house

  • Journey into a mountainside cave to experience the famed, Andalucian-born Flamenco dance. We will try our hand (and feet!) at dancing Flamenco in a fun/accessible lesson. Afterwards we will enjoy dinner and watch a professional performance

 

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Optional Barcelona trip add-on

  • International/domestic airfare or baggage charges

  • Visa/passport fees (US passport holders do not need a visa to enter Spain)

  • Travel insurance - HIGHLY recommended (read here)

  • Optional activities (if you are gone during meal time, you may have to cover the cost of meal(s) offsite)

  • Massage services/private yoga sessions

  • Transport to/from property (take a cheap taxi from the Granada airport or we can help coordinate transport for you!)

  • Personal expenses - shopping, alcohol, gratuities, etc.

 

EXTRAS:

  • Private yoga sessions with Tristina or Alice

  • Thai massage sessions with Alice

  • Optional activities that we can arrange for you such as horseback riding, traditional Hammam, Alhambra tour

Travel Details

The retreat is located 20 min from the Granada airport, which is where we recommend you fly into. There are incredibly cheap and direct flights from Oakland to Barcelona via Iberia & Norwegian Airlines. You can then book a short flight to Granada. 

The property is also 2.5 hours from Sevilla airport, or 1h 15 min from Malaga airport. If you wish to have an airport transfer from Malaga, we are happy to organize both pick up and drop off in time for your flight after the retreat. You can also get to Granada via train or bus - they leave Malaga or Sevilla city regularly throughout the day, and we can also arrange transfer from the bus/train station in Granada.

At the beginning of 2018, we will send you flights that we have selected based on preferred arrival times/rates. Please do not book flights without coordinating with us.

Our property!

Pricing

Triple Occupancy - $1600

Double Occupancy – $1750

Single Occupancy – $1950  **Please inquire if this option is available**

There are a limited number of each room type. All rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like double or triple occupancy and do not have a roommate, we will make efforts to pair you with other traveler(s). Please note that if there is not anyone to room you with, you will be placed in a double or single occupancy room at that rate. Don't you have a friend who'd love to join you for an adventure?!

 

A $700 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space in the Spain retreat. This amount is applied to your total cost. By submitting your registration/deposit to us, you are agreeing to the policies in our Payment Terms & Conditions.

Registration

WOO HOO! You're joining us! Please fill out the below form to submit your booking for the Soul Sister Spain Retreat. We will be in touch upon receipt of your registration. Thank you for joining us; this is going to be amazing!

 

If you have any questions prior to registration, please contact us directly. We are more than happy to talk with you!

Many photos in the first slideshow are compliments of Erin Ross Photography.

All contributions are © 2019 Tristina Kennedy/Roots to Wings Yoga. Please do not use without permission, doing a triple lutz, or ending world suffering.