Villa La Canada: A Beautiful, Peaceful Retreat Outside of Valencia

"When my heart is heavy, the sun helps make it light."

― Terri Guillemets

Valencia is a beautiful historic Spanish city on the east coast of Spain. From the cultural old city to the stunningly modern City of Arts and Sciences, Bioparc, there is a host of experiences waiting for you. Enjoy the Central Market, Malvarrosa city beach, El Saler beach, shopping and local beachside restaurants and cafes. The Turia river bed park runs for 8km through the city is ideal for exploring on foot or by bike.

Located in the Canada area of Valencia, around 5 miles from the city centre and only 10 minutes from Valencia Airport, the nearby wild and rugged beach only a short drive away is perfect for walking and reflecting. La Canada is a spacious property with a 35 sq/m yoga studio, 25 sq/m meditation area, 33 sq/m outdoor yoga platform, massage room, large outdoor swimming pool and Wi-Fi.

In peaceful, soothing surroundings, you can partake in as little or as much of what is on offer. Start and end each day with yoga with Thomas - an experienced teacher who is very much in tune with individual’s needs - swim and play in the outdoor pool, and walk in the fresh air and sunshine of Valencia. Wonderful, healthy food is prepared by local chefs and included in the cost - dietary requirements are catered for. Facilities are comfortable and of a high standard. Bring your binoculars if you enjoy bird-watching - I saw 3 hoopoes in May!

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Dates/Times/Prices 7 nights in Valencia 1st to 8th September 2019

Check in is from 17.00 Sunday 1st September April. Check out is by 11.00am Sunday 8th September

Prices as follows: £795 for shared room with shared bathroom, £1000 for private room with shared bathroom, and £1200 for a private room with ensuite bathroom. This is an intimate retreat, so spaces are limited.

Payment is required in full after the 1st August by BACS.

Price includes approx. three group sessions a day with Laura (@drlauramonk), morning and evening yoga with Thomas (@greatdaneyoga), and bespoke fitness training and nutrition coaching with Lola (@workoutwithlola). Accommodation, use of the villa, the pool, all facilities, and vegetarian food, created by local chefs using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, is all included. Dinner offered every evening except one, so that you may eat out at a restaurant of your choice. Unlimited tea and coffee. Unlimited filtered water. Hairdryer, towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap provided. Free Wi-Fi.

The nearest airport is Valencia at about 10 mins drive. Flights are not included in the prices. Transfers are available at reasonable rates (approx €20 each way).

Day excursions are offered at extra charge, e.g., in the May retreat 2019, we spent a day in Valencia, starting in the old town and walking to the beach along the old riverbed, which is a beautiful nature walk where the old river flowed many years ago before it was re-routed.

Flights, transfers, massages, laundry and excursions or car/bike rentals whilst at retreat are available but not included.