INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- Yoga classes - see relevant retreat schedule for your dates
- All meals (exceptions are advised in the program notes)
- Unlimited use of the retreat facilities
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- Flights and transfers to and from Kaliyoga Retreats
- Holistic therapies: therapists are paid directly by you with local currency
- Workshops : opt-in
Are yoga classes suitable for beginners? Classes are suitable for all levels of yoga experience.
I have done other yoga styles, but I have never done “Dynamic” yoga before: Dynamic Yoga is a method that teaches awareness and relaxation using the traditional hatha yoga postures. Beginners are always welcome and experienced yogis will be able to connect more deeply to their awareness of inner stillness within movement.
Teaching: Clear precise yoga instruction is in English.
Number of classes: 1 or 2 per day, depending on the program.
My partner/ friend wants to come but may not want to do yoga, is that ok? Yes, your friend is welcome to attend and not do the yoga classes, though you should inform them that the focus of the retreat is primarily yoga & relaxation.
Is there fresh air in the yoga studio? Yes, the studio has large sliding doors.
Are there bugs or flies in the yoga studio? The studio is bug-proof.
Do you cater for special diets? We can cater for vegans and coeliacs.
Do you cater for allergies? Please use the booking form to advise us of any ingredients that would cause you to have a serious allergic reaction. There's not much we can do about olive pollen, as we are located in an olive growing area - the main pollen period is from April to June. If that is an issue for you, we recommend you consult your homeopath for a remedy before you arrive.
Will I get enough protein? - Yes, our cuisine contains a balanced amount of dietary protein in vegetables, grains, seeds, legumes, nuts, avocados and some cheese (feta, mozzarella, goat's).
Is there any meat? - 100% vegetarian menu. No meat.
Is there any alcohol? - No. Kaliyoga is alcohol-free. We respectfully ask you not to bring or consume alcohol on the premises. There are bars and restaurants in the local town that serve alcohol.
What about Coffee? Although we encourage you to give up coffee during your stay with us, this is not intended to be punitive and therefore coffee is available on request. There is no caffeine on Detox retreats.
We welcome all nationalities, all ages, all genders.
The balance between women & men / singles & couples varies from week to week, but generally more women than men and more singles than couples.
The minimum age is 12
There is no maximum age
Our prices are in pounds, but you can pay in other currencies. It is your responsibility to calculate the equivalent amount in euros. We will notify you if there is a discrepancy.
TRANSPORT / TRANSFERS
Will Kaliyoga arrange a car to collect me from the airport and take me back? Yes. See Travel for more details.
Directions by car to Kaliyoga: CLICK HERE
Should I book my return taxi before I arrive? No, please book it during your stay at Kaliyoga.
Will I need to rent a car? Most of our guests feel that it is better to go sightseeing before or after staying at Kaliyoga.
Can I get to Kaliyoga by public bus? Yes
Can I get to Kaliyoga by train? A train stops in Granada, then you can continue to Orgiva either by public bus or a transfer by car (write to us at "[email protected]")
How do I arrange a pick-up if I'm too late for the group transfer? Please forward your flight itinerary to [email protected] and we will arrange a car to meet you.
Unplugging from wifi and digital devices
We invite you to enjoy going unplugged during your retreat and this will also support others who wish to do the same. If you need to use your phone or portable device, please do so in the privacy of your room. Photography with mobile phones is ok, but please be discrete and remember to ask your fellow guests whether they mind being in your photos so that everyone has a choice.
STAYING FOR LONGER / SHORTER
Can I book more weeks at Kaliyoga? - Yes, you can add consecutive weeks, though please note that we request that you spend any intervening Saturday night at a local B&B. This is because we always take a 24 hour break from 12 noon Saturday to Sunday to prepare the house and staff for the next retreat.
LATE ARRIVAL / EARLY DEPARTURE
Each retreat program has a fixed cost and duration and we encourage you to participate in the full program. There are no refunds for missed days / hours.
PLACES TO STAY NEAR MALAGA AIRPORT
If you need to fly in a day early or stay near the airport after the retreat course has ended, some of our guests have previously stayed at these hotels:
What's the accommodation like? - All bedrooms have comfy beds, quality bedlinen and climate control, daily room cleaning and a mid-week towel change. See Accommodation
Do bathrooms have showers or baths? - All bathrooms have showers; Two bathrooms with bath.
Can I bring my hair dryer? Please note that we are a rural retreat with limited electricity capacity. There are no hairdryers at Kaliyoga as they tend to blow the fuses. Please do not bring your own as the electricity will trip out.
Are the teepis safe? - We are a trust based retreat centre and we do not have security issues. We are 2km from main roads. For your peace of mind there is a safe in the house where you can keep your valuables.
Are there mosquitos? - A few in summer, but there is no stagnant water and no marshland. A light repellant in the evening will usually suffice.
Are there mosquito nets in the bedrooms? - Yes
What are the teepi bathrooms like? - The main shower block is constructed from natural wood and bamboo and comprises 2 hot showers and 2 wash basins. It is located near the tipis. There is an eco compost loo nearby. Also an indoor bathroom with conventional loo, hot shower & wash basin. (about 40m from the tipis).
FREE TIME - GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR RETREAT
Can I book my holistic therapies in advance of my retreat? No need. You can book these on arrival.
What are the optional afternoon activities? Holistic therapies / sauna / horse riding/ local thermal spa/ local sightseeing trips/ mountain hiking or walking/ Sleeping / Snoozing in a hammock or Sunbathing.
Is there horse riding? There is a friendly horse ranch in Lanjaron with Andalucian horses that have been trained for riding in the mountains. English and Spanish are spoken
How far is the Mediterranean coast? The costal town of Salobrena is 30 minutes drive from Kaliyoga. Our favourite beach is Playa Cantajirran which is about 45 minutes drive from Kaliyoga, near to the town of Nerja. Please ask our manager for details.
Where can I jog and run? There is a quiet tarmac road nearby and there is also an off-road circular route of about 4 km that is mostly farm track with a few stoney goat paths. And there is a much longer single track route that we call Silent Valley - it's about a10 km round trip and is mostly flat hard dirt with some gentle inclines.
What are the optional freetime activities? Holistic Spa Therapies, Horse riding, Guided hikes, Raw chocolate workshop.
What can I do to prepare? - Some basic preparation before you come will make a big difference to the quality of your experience. We highly recommend that you make an effort to cut down on alcohol, caffeine, sugar, tobacco, red meat and dairy. You do not need to do loads of yoga before you arrive to prepare for the yoga course. You just need to have basic fitness and a beginners mind. Even if you are an experienced yogi, you will be going back to basics to remind you of what you may have forgotten.
WHAT TO BRING?
- in summer bring light clothing, sunglasses, UV skin protection, a wrap or shawl for meditation
- in winter be sure to bring a warm jacket and slippers and gloves and a hat for cool evenings, but also bring shorts and sandals in case it's really warm
- you can plug your iPod into the sound system in the living room
- you can connect your laptop with our free wi-fi internet
- mobile phone reception is very good here, but we ask you to use your phone sparingly and quietly away from other guests.
What NOT to bring?
- don't bring a yoga mat, we have yoga equipment here.
- don't bring a hair dryer (please!) as they tend to trip the fuses.
- don't bring a clothes iron - you can borrow ours.
- don't bring a bath towel or a pool towel - we provide both.
- don't bring a hot water bottle / umbrella - we provide both.
- don't bring soap - we provide home made soap. We keep a small stock of tampons, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and body moisturiser for sale.
- we also have a holiday-book-exchange which you are welcome to plunder.
INTERNET / MOBILE PHONE
Is there WiFi at Kaliyoga? Yes. You can connect your laptop with our free wi-fi internet. Wi-fi is available in most of the bedrooms & tipis and the communal areas. We ask that you make skype and mobile phone calls in your bedrooms so as to respect your fellow guests and limit the use of laptops in communal areas.
Is there mobile phone reception? There is good mobile reception here, but we ask you to use your phone sparingly and discreetly away from other guests.
May I plug my iPod into the sound system? Yes.
SAUNA / SWIMMING POOL
Do I need to wear a swimsuit in the pool and sauna? Guests generally wear swimwear around the pool & hot tub, but you may go topless if you wish. The sauna accommodates up to 4 people. Swimwear is optional in the sauna - please use a towel to sit on.
Is the pool heated? The pool is seasonal and is solar heated.
Average temperatures: Spring 20C • Summer 30C • Autumn 20C • Winter 10C
I suffer from ME/ chronic fatigue/ I am recovering from a serious illness - is this retreat appropriate for me? A Kaliyoga retreat can be hugely beneficial to ME sufferers. Our excellent holistic practitioners are here to help you to explore new healing modalities. Deep relaxation whilst on retreat is essential to recovery.