Lara Stapleton |  07946 663 443
International Yoga Teacher and Aromatherapist with a speciality in back pain and injury

Lara Stapleton
07946 663 443
International Yoga Teacher and Aromatherapist with a speciality in back pain and injury

Finca Avedin Yoga Retreat,
Andalucia, Spain
25th July – 1st August 2020

Yogaroma Luxury Scaravelli Inspired Retreat,
Finca Avedin, Andalucia, Spain

25th July – 1st August 2020
Cost: £895 – £1695 per person

10% Early Bird Discount on all shared accommodation until 31st March 2020.

‘The Sacred Unfolding – Moving to Your Own Rhythm’

Come join me on this beautiful 7 day explorative and healing yogic journey, to connect to your true authentic self, to release deep rooted emotional and physical tension, injury and trauma by tuning into your own organic and primal rhythm.

This unique retreat creates a sacred space of divine love in which you can step back from life’s challenges, pause, reflect, listen to your innate wisdom and flow with your true internal rhythm. Give yourself this time to expand heart, body and mind and to experience the life you truly desire.

About Finca Avedin

Nestled in the mountains just outside the pretty village of Gaucin and just over an hour from Malaga Airport, Finca Avedin is an oasis of calm and a unbeatable destination for a yoga retreat.

Finca Avedin is an exceptional stylish and very private country home, wrapped around a central court yard. with a beautiful infinity pool that appears to float above the trees and stunning Moorish influenced rooms with exquisite furnishings.

This 7- bedroom villa is spacious, yet cosy, luxurious yet comfortable with the most incredible energy.

A short walk from the charming village of Gaucin, Finca Avedin is set within its own 15 acre estate of cork forest, woodland and olive and almond groves. Its an incredibly peaceful setting that gives you a feeling of calm as soon as you arrive. On the slopes of the Serrania de Ronda in the Andalucian mountains, it offers fantastic opportunities for walking, cycling and birdwatching.

The Host/Teacher

Lara is a truly nurturing and attentive yoga teacher with a deep self practice and over 20 years experience. This shines through in her teaching as she has a strong intuition on what is going on for each individual. She cares deeply about her students, inspiring them to develop and evolve both on and off the mat.

Her style is gently powerful with special attention on the breath allowing for growth in ones own internal awareness and awakening the spine.

Her yoga sessions will allow you to work profoundly from the inside out on individual areas of resistance, injury, deep emotional blockages and alignment with softness and grace.

Lara is hosting this retreat and is available for any you need prior and during the retreat experience.

Testimonials

‘I would like to thank you for arranging the most amazing yoga retreat which surpassed even my best hopes for the week.

Lara is a teacher on a different level. If there is a bronze, silver and gold level, Lara would undoubtedly come in at platinum level’
Nicky P

‘Lovely Lara, you are filled with love and light that oozes our of your pores!

Thanks so much for being so passionate and caring with your gifts, you have so much to give and I am sure our paths will cross again; the perfect ‘unwind’ for a wound up me – very grateful’
Charlotte W

The Retreat Package Includes:

Accommodation

1 x Twin Lotus Belle Tent with ensuite – £895 per person
SOLD OUT

1 x Triple Room with ensuite – £995 per person

3 x Luxury Twin Sharing Room with ensuite – £1295 per person

1 x Private Luxury Double Bedroom with ensuite – £1595
(single occupancy price, shared occupancy price is also available on request)

SOLD OUT

2 x Private Luxury Master Suite with ensuite – £1695
(single occupancy price, shared occupancy price is also available on request)

Yoga and Meditation

Twice daily Scaravelli-Inspired yoga asana, pranayama and meditation.

Food and Holistic Cooking Workshop

All organic, nourishing and delicious gourmet plant based menus by La Pachamama plus a 3 hour Holistic Cooking Workshop.

Cranio Sacral Therapy Treatment

You will receive a unique treatment by leading Cranial Sacral Practitioner Matt Nash who is an expert in trauma. 

Accommodation

There are 7 characterful and luxurious ensuite bedrooms which are spacious and beautifully furnished with quality cotton bedlinen, towels and organic toiletries.

For those that want to feel even more connected to nature there is a new stunning Lotus Belle tent which is located a short stroll from the main house and enjoys stunning views towards the Castillo del Aguila. The tent is spacious and luxuriously furnished with two single beds. It has electricity and an adjoining shower and toilet, a true ‘glamping’ experience!

Luxury Twin Room
with en-suite
£1295 per person

Luxury Double Bedroom
with en-suite
£1595
(single occupancy price, shared occupancy price is also available on request)

Luxury Master Suite
with en-suite
£1695
(single occupancy price, shared occupancy price is also available on request)

Triple Bedroom
with en-suite
£995 per person

Twin Sharing Lotus Belle Tent
with shower
£895 per person

Yoga and Meditation

I will offer two Scaravelli Inspired and Hatha yoga sessions daily with one yoga free afternoon mid week.

The morning session (7.30am-10am) will begin with pranayama, chanting and meditation and unfold into a beautifully flowing, gently powerful and graceful asana sequence.

The evening practice (5.30-7.30pm) will be a deeply nurturing, calming, meditative and restorative session.

Food and Holistic Cooking Workshop

Leading retreat caterers La Pachamama will prepare delicious 100% organic vegetarian and vegan plant based menus and delights using only local seasonal fresh produce.

Their food nurtures not only the body but aims at supporting the retreat by offering a wide range of flavours, colours, textures and nutrients, to really awaken all the senses and bring your whole system back into balance and abundant vitality.

As part of your retreat package they will offer a 3 hour holistic cooking and nutritional workshop sharing their love of plant based wholefoods and empowering you to embrace a healthier, more conscious lifestyle at home.

Cranio Sacral Therapy Treatment

You will receive a unique treatment by leading Cranialsacral Practitioner Matt Nash who is an expert in trauma.

Craniosacral Therapy is a dynamic and subtle form of deep healing that enables the release of emotional and physical blockages.

Location, Things to Do and Getting There

Gaucin is a charming Andalusian pueblo blanco (white village) perched on the crest of the Sierra del Hacho. At 626 metres above sea level, it boasts sensational views towards the Mediterranean Sea, the Rock of Gibraltar and across to the mountains of Morocco. The village has several excellent restaurants serving international cuisine as well as local dishes and taps. There is also a choice of lively bars and bodegas.

Surrounded by olive and almond groves, the countryside around the village is ideal for walkers, birdwatchers and nature lovers, Gaucin is on the major migratory route from Europe to Africa so many rare species can be seen including eagles, vultures, falcons, buzzards, finches and bee-eaters. Guided walks are available for those who prefer to explore on foot and there are riding stables near the village. The coast/beach is about 30 minutes from the property and could be a day trip mid week on the yoga free afternoon off.

Flights

You can fly to Gibraltar which is 50 minutes away or Malaga which is 1 hr 20 mins. Easy Jet, British Airways, Ryan Air as just a few of the airlines that fly there. Malaga has more options on flights. Lara will organise your transfers from the airport which will be an additional cost or you can choose to rent a car for the week.

Here are suggested flight times to Malaga and return to London on the following airlines. Please note we can’t arrive at Finca Avedin before 4pm on Saturday 25th July and we have to depart no later than 10am on 1st August.

 

 DepartureArrival
British Airways
Depart 25th JulyLondon Heathrow (08:05)Malaga (12:00)
Depart 1st AugustMalaga (12:55)London (14:45)
Depart 25th JulyLondon Gatwick (09:20)Malaga (13:15)
Depart 1st AugustMalaga (11:40)Malaga (13:15)
Easy Jet
Depart 25th JulyLondon Luton (11:45)Malaga (15:35)
Depart 1st AugMalaga (10:25)London Luton (12:20)
Depart 25th JulyLondon Gatwick (11:20)Malaga (15:15)
Depart 1st AugMalaga (10:25)London Gatwick (12:25)
Ryan Air
Depart 25th JulyLondon Stanstead (07:25)Malaga (11:20)
Depart 1st AugMalaga (11:55)London Stanstead (13:50)

Pricing

1 x Twin Lotus Belle Tent with ensuite –
£895 per person

1 x Triple Room with ensuite –
£995 per person

3 x Luxury Twin Sharing Room with ensuite –
£1295 per person

1 x Private Luxury Double Bedroom with ensuite –
£1595
(single occupancy price, shared occupancy price is also available on request)

2 x Private Luxury Master Suite with ensuite –
£1695
(single occupancy, shared occupancy price is also available on request).

10% Early Bird Discount on all shared accommodation until 31st March 2020.

Deposit

£350 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking and the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to departure (25th May 2020).

Not included:

  • Airport Transfers
  • Massage Treatments
  • Excursions to local areas
  • Travel Insurance

Payment via BACS transfer, email Lara directly for details – Stapleton.lara7@gmail.com

 

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10% Early Bird Discount on all shared accommodation until 31st March 2020.

£350 non refundable deposit is required to secure your booking and the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to departure (25th May 2020)

Yogaroma Retreats Terms and Conditions

1. It is the customer’s responsibility to check the reservation and ensure that the particulars contained therein are correct.

2. The customer shall pay Yogaroma Retreats a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit in the sum of £350 due for each person named in the reservation.

3. The balance monies due shall be paid by the customer to Yogaroma Retreats not less than 10 weeks prior to the date of departure. Bookings within the last 9 weeks must be paid in full at time of booking. Payment can be made via the web site (Paypal) or BACS transfer.

4. If payment of either the deposit or the balance is not received by the due date Yogaroma Retreats reserves the right to cancel the reservation and retain the deposit.

5. In the event of cancellation by the customer, regardless of the circumstances, the following refund fees, minus the deposit, apply. The deposit is non-refundable, as mentioned in 2:

  • Cancellation 4 weeks or less before due arrival date, 0% refund
  • Cancellation 5-9 weeks before due arrival date, 25% refund
  • Cancellation 10 weeks or more before due arrival date, 50% refund

6. Due to teacher cancellations or other situations beyond our control, Yogaroma Retreats reserves the right to change bookings and shall inform the customer as soon as possible. Alternative arrangements will be offered but we do not accept responsibility for any costs incurred, including airfare.

7. Yogaroma Retreats are not held liable for flight costs.

8. Yogaroma Retreats are not responsible for the cost of transfers to and from the airport to the yoga venue.

9. Yogaroma Retreats reserves the right to offer discretionary discounts and this does not affect the status of any guests who have paid the full price and no discount will then become due to them.

10. The customer shall not use the property except for permitted use and shall not use the property for any offensive, noisy, dangerous, illegal, entertainment, immoral or improper purposes. The customer shall not do anything which may be a nuisance or annoyance to Yogaroma Retreats and its guests, staff or owners.

11. The customer shall keep all Yogaroma Retreats fixtures, fittings, furniture and effects in a clean and good condition and shall replace any articles which are damaged, destroyed or missing with articles of a similar kind and of equal value.

12. Yogaroma Retreats reserves the right at its sole discretion to terminate use of the property or any of its facilities by the customer in the event of any breach of these terms and conditions. The customer will be required to vacate the property and Yogaroma Retreats shall not refund payment or accept any consequential liability damages or loss.

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16. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has all the relevant travel documentation and arrives at the airport in time.

17. Yogaroma Retreats can accept no responsibility for delay or cancellation of any flights, train, buses or other forms of transport.

18. Yogaroma Retreats reserves the right to alter any facility accommodation or yoga activity.

19. In the event that the customer decides to downgrade their accommodation after monies have been paid, the customer will not be entitled to any refund. If the customer wishes to upgrade the new price will apply.

20. The customer must comply fully with all and any health and safety regulations introduced by Yogaroma Retreats. The customer must ensure that he/she is medically and physically fit and able to use our facilities and participate in activities. Customers who have injuries or illnesses are advised to seek doctor’s advice if practicing yoga. Yogaroma Retreats is not liable for any injuries to the customer in his/her use of our facilities or participation in activities. A customer must always stop and rest if he/she is feeling any pain or sickness and inform the teacher of any previous injuries.

21. Yogaroma Retreats cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage of personal possessions or valuables of the customer.

22. In the event of a customer having any complaint then he/she will not discuss this with any third party and shall notify the manager as soon as possible.

23. Yogaroma Retreats shall not be liable for any failures beyond its control. This covers natural disasters, war, ‘acts of God’, closure of airports, civil strife, accidents or failure to perform by third parties, including suppliers and subcontractors.

24. Yogaroma Retreats accepts no liability for loss, damage, injury or illnesses which may be received during the customers stay or travelling to and from Yogaroma Retreats.

25. We recommend that all customers have adequate travel, cancellation and medical insurance for the duration of the trip.

26. These terms and conditions shall be governed by U.K. law and the parties consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the U.K. courts in all matters regarding them.

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