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Christmas Yoga Retreat


Exclusive Christmas yoga holiday in the sunny Canary Islands

Exclusive Christmas yoga holiday in the sunny Canary Islands

22nd December - 27th December 2023.
Escape for some winter sun and join me on this beautiful Island in the Canaries and take in all the natural beauty, whilst doing a daily practice of yoga & meditation.
Lanzarote is the easternmost island of the Spanish archipelago. It’s around 125 km off the coast of Africa, meaning the weather is glorious most of the year, where the sun shines with clear blue sky’s. In December, you’ll get average highs of 22°C during the hottest part of the day.


This retreat is an inspiring and tranquil haven in the unspoilt countryside of La Geria Natural Park. Surrounded by vineyards and mountains which run into sandy beaches, makes it the perfect place to leave behind the Christmas rush, switch off, unwind and recharge your body & mind. Eco-conscious and heart-centred, this venue is perfect for workshops, groups, trainings and Residential Retreats. Designed as a place for relaxation and regeneration, the Villa, the apartments and the gardens are an oasis of light, tranquillity and healing.

Yoga & Meditation

This retreat will be very special as I am only inviting a small group so all my students receive personal attention (maximum 8 people). My retreats attract every level of practitioner. I always have a mixture of people attending. I can cater for beginners to advanced. The style of yoga varies too as I’ve trained in quite a few disciplines, such as sivananda ( hatha style ) and ashtanga. I really work with the feel of the group and meet the needs and requirements of my class participants in that moment, adapting with modifications or more challenging versions of the postures for those who want the option.

My retreat welcomes all levels of practitioners!

Each morning, you’ll start the day with a yoga class followed by a healthy, vegetarian brunch using locally, produced organic food, prepared by one of the Islands top chefs. All dietary requirements can be catered for (vegan, lactose, gluten free). The evening sessions will be varied such as yin yoga, yoga nidra, breath-work , guided meditation followed by a delicious dinner.

There will be plenty of time between the morning and evening sessions to explore the wonders of this Island and learn about the history. Alternatively you can stay at the Villa and take a relaxing massage or read a book by the solar panel, heated swimming pool. I am also offering 1-1 yoga or coaching. This is the perfect opportunity for solo travellers to make friends and meet like minded people.


All studio/apartments are designed individually with their own colorful, charming character. Most have their own patio’s with outdoor seated space, en-suite bathroom & kitchenette. Free WIFI access in designated areas. Free parking.

Please note: There will be other guests with families also spending their Christmas holidays at this beautiful venue


Lanzarote Airport ( ACE ) – 20 minutes away by airport taxis
Transfer cost: 30 euros each way Rental cars recommendations – I highly recommend hiring a
car during your stay as the retreat is in a peaceful, rural setting. ‘Plus Car’ is a local company the venue have been using for many years who are reliable and economical. They offer free airport pick up and drop off. For a personalised quote and to make a reservation, use “Amatista” reference and follow this link: AMATISTA

Typical Schedule

9.00 Am– 10.30 Am
10:30 Am – 11:30 Am
11:30 Am – 5:30 Pm
5:30 Pm – 7.00 Pm
7.00 Pm – 8.00 Pm
Yoga class
Deluxe brunch ( 8.30-9.30am on departure day 27th )
Free time for relaxing, massage, 1-1 yoga, excursions
Yin yoga/guided meditation/yoga nidra
Delicious dinner ( includes welcome meal on 22nd )
Christmas eve dinner which we organise
Sound healing session one evening
All sessions are optional!
Arrivals from midday onwards -Departures at 10.00am

Services & Excursions

There will be plenty of time in between the yoga sessions to venture and and explore the Island. Therefore, it is advisable to rent a car. Many of Lanzarote’s attractions are of volcanic rock.

Some of the wonderful places to visit which shows the creative force of past volcanic eruptions are the fire mountains in the National Park of Timanfaya. The lava caves, Cuevas de los Verdes, the green lake in El Golfo. Information on Lanzarote:

  • Selection of teas & Coffees available
  • Drinking water filter system
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Snorkling
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing
  • Horseriding
  • Hiking
  • Excursions
  • Environmentally friendly Massage
  • 1-1 yoga or coaching sessions
  • Yoga mats/blankets & props
  • Solar panel swimming pool
  • Gardens
  • Famara beach (15 mins drive)
  • Supermarket (6 mins drive)
  • Towels in the rooms



  • £800 shared ( 2 people only ) bedroom – shared bathroom ( with one other room ) – FULLY BOOKED


  • £850 each based on 2 sharing a studio apartment with en-suite bathroom, kitchenette and own private patio 
  • £1100  Single occupancy – two storey cottage with own private patio 

This includes:
• Morning yoga classes
• Evening guided meditation, yin & yoga nidra sessions
• 5 daily deluxe brunches ( includes departure breakfast )
• 4 delicious, vegetarian evening meals ( includes
welcome meal )
• 5 nights accommodation

This excludes : Flights,transfers, Christmas eve meal or treatments.

I will help organise solo travellers who wish to share a room and meet at the airport to car/taxi share Bookings.

Please transfer a deposit of 50% to reserve your place.

The balance will be due by 22nd October 2023.

It is your responsibility to have an up to date fully comprehensive travel insurance.
Please note, all cancellations are non-refundable/transferrable.