SPAIN YOGA HIKE RESTORE RETREAT – NORTHWEST SPAIN

with Jessie Chapman & facilitators
7 Night 7 Day All Inclusive Retreat
Asturias Region, Northwest Spain 
Sat 28th September – Sat 5th October 2024

Join Jessie Chapman for an inspirational Yoga Hike Restore Retreat in the beautiful Asturias region of Northwestern Spain. Surrounded by dramatic peaks, deep gorges, crystal clear rivers and pure mountain air be inspired with dedicated twice daily yoga, exhilarating daily hiking, wonderful regional food and cultural insights staying at a lovely rural hotel with a stunning mountain backdrop. If you love yoga, hiking and Spanish culture then you will love this soulful retreat journey.

Our journey together begins in Oviedo, our group meeting and pick-up location. Oviedo is the cosmopolitan capital city of the Asturias Region – and the starting point on the Camino Primitivo or ‘The Primitive Way’ on the Camino De Santiago walk. From Oviedo we’re transferred to our picturesque retreat hotel in the Quiros Valley where we stay for 7 glorious nights and days of yoga, hiking and sharing delicious local cuisine. Everyone is welcome and well cared for by Jessie and the experienced Radiance Retreat facilitators. The yoga classes are designed for all, from the complete beginner to those with a regular practice, with lots of nourishing one-on-one yoga adjustments and instruction.

Daily Rituals

7am: inspirational morning yoga
9am: scrumptious buffet breakfast
10.30am: depart for our inspiring day’s guided hiking
1.30pm: share a delicious picnic lunch or we visit one of the wonderful local restaurants
4pm: back at the hotel take a bath, have a massage or simply put your feet up and relax in the beautiful surrounds
5.30pm: restoration yoga
7pm: enjoy a delicious home-cooked Spanish dinner
8.30pm: yoga nidra (a lying down guided relaxation)

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Retreat Price | Room Options

2100 Euro – Twin Share Room with ensuite Bathroom (per person)
2600 Euro – Small Single Room with ensuite Bathroom

Many people join our Spain Yoga Retreat on their own and can either book a single room or share with another participant.

What’s Included

7 nights accommodation at our lovely retreat hotel
Pick-up & return transfers to & from Oviedo.
All delicious vegetarian buffet breakfasts and dinners 
Twice daily yoga with Jessie Chapman & facilitators
Daily guided hikes with our experienced & qualified bi lingual guides
Evening yoga nidra (a lying down relaxation for a good nights sleep)

Not included: airfares, travel insurance and lunches. Each day we buy produce at a market and store for a picnic lunch on our trail or we eat at a local restaurant or cafe. 

Massages can be booked in house for 70 Euro.

Jessie & Facilitators

Your Spain retreat hosts are Jessie Chapman and facilitators. Jessie has been offering Radiance Retreats in Australia, Asia, New Zealand and Europe since 2002 and has been practicing and teaching yoga for more than 25 years. Author of 4 Yoga Books including Yoga Postures for your Body, Mind & Soul (HarperCollins) and the Radiance Yoga Series, Jessie loves sharing the transformational yoga retreat journey, creating space for people to deepen in yoga and to be inspired in beautiful natural surrounds.

Yoga, Restoration & Stillness

Jessie’s morning yoga classes are an inspired journey of full body loosening, limbering, breath awareness and stillness followed by gentle warm up sequences, core awareness and holding postures longer to cultivate strength, flexibility, core stability, correct alignment and awareness. There’s a focus on addressing any issues that arise from our hiking bodies, stretching and strengthening as needed. In our afternoon classes we start with some gentle releasing and stretching out after our big days hiking adventure and then move into restorative yoga postures for deep healing rest, inner connection and stillness. Click here to read more about the yoga.

 

Our Hiking Days

‘It’s about the journey, not the destination‘. Jessie has been leading retreats in this region since 2007. When walking we are not hurrying; rather we are taking in the sights and sounds and stopping to rest, connect and absorb. Each day we will enjoy some silent walking on our trails to quieten the mind and connect with our surrounds and ourselves. Some hiking days include stronger trails with up and down hills, some small forest paths, some higher mountain walks and some flatter walks. People in good health and of all ages have managed the hikes well. We walk beautiful mountain trails, averaging approximately 12-15 km’s per day, accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable hiking guides who fill our days with a soulful blend of scenic hiking, historical insights, traditional experiences and wonderful food. We Savour local Asturian cuisine, sample aromatic cheeses and sip the traditional beverage, Sidra Asturian, a cider made from locally grown apples. We 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.

Accommodation & Location

We stay in a picturesque rural hotel in the stunning Quiros Valley of the Asturias Region in Northwest Spain. All rooms are spacious and have ensuite bathrooms with bathtubs, patios with village or valley views and lovely décor. There’s a laundry with washer and dryer for guest use, high speed internet and WIFI, TV room and library and private areas to soak up the Spanish mountain air and warm sun.

Delicious Shared Meals

Our retreat meals are delicious and abundant using fresh ingredients. All meals are vegetarian and mainly wheat and sugar free. For lunch we either buy supplies for a group picnic on our hike or eat at local restaurants where you can sample all sorts of regional specialities. Wine is included with our hotel dinner and special dietary requests can be catered for.

Getting There, Arrival & Departure

Arrival Day: Our group pick up on Day One is 5pm at the Oviedo Bus Station (next door to the train station and right in the town’s centre). If flying into Oviedo (Oviedo/Asturias International Airport) there are buses running on the hour from the airport to the bus station.  Once you’ve arrived at the retreat there’ll be time to get settled before our first group yoga class followed by a welcome dinner.

Departure Day: On the last day yoga finishes early followed by breakfast and a return drop off to Oviedo Bus Station by 10 am.  If you have an earlier flight, a private transfer can be booked at an extra fee. 

Extra nights: We suggest arriving to Oviedo a day – or two – before our retreat and staying at Hotel Fruela, which is in a central location in the beautiful old part of the city. There’s so much to see in Oviedo with the cathedral being the start point for ‘The Camino Primitivo’ on the Camino De Santiago walk. 

Ways to get to Oviedo: Traveling to Oviedo is part of the beautiful European journey. A favourite route is flying into Madrid and training it – via scenic plains and mountains – to Oviedo. Or taking the train first to San Sebastian for some colourful tapas and port city beauty. From San Sebastian there’s a bus to Bilbao home to the infamous Guggenheim Museum. From Bilbao continue southwards via bus to Oviedo, which arrives at the Oviedo Bus Deport where our group pick up is. Another favourite route is flying into Paris and training it to Biarritz in the Southwest corner before training it over the border into San Sebastian for some port city days and then the bus journey south to Oviedo. Or if needing to be more direct there is an international airport 45 min from Oviedo (Asturias) with regular flights from Madrid and other points in Spain and Europe. You can check flights from anywhere in the world using www.skyscanner.net. If flying into Oviedo there are buses running on the hour from the airport to the bus station. Madrid is 5 hours south of Oviedo via fast train and San Sebastian 5 hours north east by bus or car. For train travel information within Spain see www.renfe.es. For bus service see www.asla.es.

More group pick-up and retreat information is emailed upon registration.

EUROPEAN RETREAT TESTIMONIALS

“Having just spent a fantastic week in Spain, I am delighted to recommend Jessie Chapman’s Radiance Yoga Hike Restore Retreat for anyone who wants an active and stimulating holiday. I feel both rested and reinvigorated, and ready to explore the world further. The hiking and scenery is incredible, and the intensity of the daily yoga helped me make some real gains (even as a beginner). The combination of mental and physical challenges and restorative contemplation was perfectly balanced and both teachers were really helpful and knowledgeable. Oh, and the food was delicious! Fabulous week in an amazing part of the world.
Cara – Spain Yoga Hike Restore Retreat

“I highly recommend Radiance Retreats. I’ve been to 4 now in 4 different countries and they have all been amazing experiences and so well organised. The yoga classes cater to all different levels of experience and everyone is so well looked after.”
Lina – Radiance Spain Yoga Hike Restore Retreat

“The joy began at the sight of our Tuscan Villa which proved to be ‘home’ for a week of well balanced strengthening, restoring, rejuvenating yoga and meditation. We enjoyed wonderful walks through the countryside and optional outings. The vegetarian food, facilities and staff were outstanding and Jessie’s guidance and nurturing instruction lead us all through a wonderfully, memorable time. I now have a new strength of heart, body and mind. Thank you so much.”
Jenny – Tuscany Yoga & Walking Retreat

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