Yoga Retreats in Spain
Al Limon Ecolodge, Cártama, Malaga, Spain
Time to tune in to your body
Having weight problems, chronic aches and pains, or just feeling uncomfortable in your body? This unique Yoga Retreat is a comprehensive course to prevent obesity. It offers a no-pills solution to many common ailments caused by being overweight.
With plenty of free time to explore the surroundings, or to ponder about what you learn every day, now you can start taking responsibility for your own health with a new lifestyle, without carrying those extra pounds.
- Twice daily yoga sessions
- Guided meditation
- Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Daily healthy juices and teas for detox
- Daily workshops (see below)
- Group talks
You won’t go hungry
Enjoy our delicious homegrown gluten and dairy free vegetarian menus.
Healthy cooking workshops
Introduction to Healing Yoga
- Your personal space
- Breathing techniques
- Alignment, posture, flexibility and balance
- Coordination and strength
- Experimentation / creativity
- Safety and risk taking (yoga swing, gravity inversion)
- Relaxation and meditation
Issues Covered in our Retreats
We work on systematically re-building you up from scratch by progressively focusing on a particular part of the body during your stay. We begin at the foundations of your body, your roots, the feet.
- Feet placement, balance, swollen ankles and knees, oversized thighs
- Core training for hips/pelvic alignment, abdominal issues, bloating, acid reflux
- Back trouble, introducing the yoga swings and gravity inversion table
- Shoulder and neck tension, headaches prevention and cure
- Diet, food, digestion and elimination (how do you poo?)
- What are no-no foods – What are superfoods?
- How to make gluten free bread
- Joint problems, safety, natural collagen, fish oils
- Improve Coordination with Brain Gym
No Pain, Just Gain!
Al Limon Ecolodge offers every possible comfort. We provide clean bed linen and towels. In the main house, there are:
- 2 triple bedrooms comprising a double bed plus a single.
- 4 double bedrooms each with a double bed. Each bedroom has its own bathroom.
All bedrooms are en-suite
In the grounds we have:
- A Yurt (huge Mongolian tent), which accommodates four people in 2 double beds, with a very special bathroom.
- A beautifully refurbished Circus Caravan (given to us by an old local circus family) where four people can sleep, with 1 double bed and 2 singles. The caravan has a shower and toilet installed in an old lemon tree. A shower under the tree is an experience not to be missed.
Who are your teachers?
Maria del Mar Ganfornina Fuentes
Maria del Mar Ganfornina Fuentes, or Mar for short, is a motivated Yoga Instructor with advanced training in yoga specialising in Ashtanga principles. Energetic and outgoing, with a great collaborative spirit, she enjoys inspiring others to improve wellness and to commit to long-term health and fitness goals. Together with her husband Paul Jakobi, Maria del Mar and Paul are the generous and dedicated creators of Al Limon Ecolodge.
Juliette Kando F.I.Chor
Born in 1943 in Budapest and educated in Paris and Amsterdam, Juliette Kando tours the world as a classical dancer. In 1968 she settles in London to study yoga and choreology, defined by its inventor, Rudolf Benesh, as the “scientific study of human movement”. She becomes a Fellow of the Institute of Choreology in 1972. With 2 books published by Harpercollins, Juliette Kando still teaches today Taking responsibility for your own health with Yoga as a lifestyle.
The Yoga studio is fully equipped with mats, yoga blocks, yoga swings, and a gravity inversion table.
There is also a swimming pool and warm jet spa, a football field, a petanque area, outdoor bar, table tennis, meditation shrine, and plenty of loungers to relax on.
Where is Al Limon Ecolodge?
Al Limon Ecolodge is located in the heart of Valle del Azahar only 30 minutes from Malaga airport. Surrounded with the fragrance of orange and lemon trees, it is a unique location, close to the village of Cártama. We have private access to the beautiful Guadalhorce river, a corridor for migrating birds between Africa and Europe, and a flood plain rich with native fauna.
Explore the Guadalhorce river
Al Limon Ecolodge is a secluded, serene, and unique venue with a difference.
- Daily meals / detox juices and teas
- Yoga and meditation sessions
- Music and Dancing
Know before you go
- 4:30 p.m.
- 12:30 p.m.
Relax under the stars in the spa
To book a place a 25% deposit is required upon confirmation of availability, and the balance on arrival.
To receive a full refund, the cancellation must be made 10 days before arrival day.
From TripAdvisor website
Review by Kanar Ahmed from London, UK
I would highly recommend Al Limon Ecolodge yoga retreat. I went for a four-night stay and everything was perfect. The teachers were all professional and very advanced yoga practitioners. I enjoyed the aero-yoga and all of the various workshops and classes on offer and I felt that my ability and well-being was enhanced over the few days that I was there. The house was stunning and the gardens were extensive, with a pool and beautiful lemon trees everywhere. The food was also very nutritious, locally produced and varied. I have told all of my friends and family to visit and I hope to come again.
Review by Shona Carr from Aberdeen, UK
Al Limon ecolodge is a beautiful, fun and challenging retreat full of warmth and generosity. Our host, Mar is absolutely lovely, is very thoughtful and went out of her way to make us feel welcome and at home.
The house and garden is huge and beautiful- there were so many lovely spaces to relax and enjoy and this was definitely appreciated after a class. Our room was lovely, homely but gorgeous, very clean and comfortable with a great en-suite.
Review by Johan Bjornsson from Oslo, Norway
Our teachers were very knowledgeable and keen to share, help and challenge us. Everyone clearly has an authentic passion for yoga as a way of life and that passion is lovely to be around. It inspires a more thoughtful connection with yoga as more than a physical practice. The teachers had put a lot of thought into our classes and I hope they know that we appreciated their care!
Review by Sarah Baily from London, UK
Although we were definitely challenged I felt the teachers were very respectful and kind if we weren’t ready. Being encouraged to listen to your body is so important and it definitely felt like we were being cared for. The aerial yoga is amazing, I have never done anything like it and it is so much fun, very strengthening and creative- also, savasana in a yoga swing is bliss! Our teachers were super kind, friendly, interesting, funny and generous with their time. We loved chatting with them.
Review by Maria Ullman from Hamburg, DE
The food, courtesy of two excellent chefs, was wonderful. I have never had such good vegan food, fresh, creative and cooked with obvious love and care so everything was full of flavour. There were always options at meals so in the unlikely event you didn’t like something you would always have another choice.
Writing this review makes me miss everyone, thank you all so much for your kindness!
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Tel: 0034 617 778 569