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**The Easter Retreat in Almeria has been cancelled due to the current situation**

Sivananda Yoga Easter Retreat in Spain

In "El Cortijo Los Baños Al-Hamam", Almería (Spain)

6 - 12 April 2020

With Swami Santoshananda, Gopala and Sivananda Yoga teachers

A full week of family relaxation

A Yoga Retreat is the best opportunity to find deep relaxation and fill you with new energy for your daily life. The regular practice of meditation, yoga and breathing exercises (Pranayama) gives you strength, relaxation and inspiration. The yogic vegetarian diet will help the body to feel full of wellness and will balance the mind.

Recommended for persons with previous practice as well as beginners.


Swami Santoshananda

Director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Madrid.




A direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and a teacher with many years of experience. He teaches at the yoga teachers' training and further training courses. His areas of expertise are the anatomy of yoga and Vedanta philosophy.

We offer classes for beginners, intermediate/advanced, and children.


  • Proper exercise (Asanas): Increases flexibility, stimulates blood circulation and strengthens the internal organs.
  • Proper breathing (Pranayama): Connects the body to its battery, the solar plexus, where energy reserves are stored.
  • Proper relaxation (Savasana): A few minutes of physical, mental and spiritual relaxation reduces stress and fatigue.
  • Proper diet: Vegetarian food is fresh, natural and healthy, and can be easily digested and absorbed.
  • Positive thinking and meditation (Vedanta and Dhyana) is the key to inner peace.

Yoga for children (from 5 years old)

This Retreat is the perfect opportunity for parents and children to share the experience of Yoga, creating bonds that last a lifetime. To make the Yoga practice more enjoyable for kids, games, asanas, breathing and relaxation will alternate.

Satsang practices (songs-kirtan, storytelling) and asanas are held separately from adults, with outdoor activities and nature walks.

Children under the age of 5 must be under the care of parents or guardians.

The schedule for children includes two meals and two vegetarian snacks.

Practical information

Arrival and departure

Monday the 6th, arrival from 2 pm, first activity at 4 pm: yoga class. The first meal will be at 6 pm.

Sunday the 12th, departure from 3 pm.

What to bring

A blanket and yoga mat for asana classes, a pillow and meditation shawl, comfortable clothing, shoes for walking in the countryside and a flashlight.


We recommend participation in all activities. The consumption of meat, fish, alcohol, coffee, eggs and drugs and nudist practices are strictly prohibited.

Registration and reservations

In the Sivananda Yoga Centre of Madrid (phone number: 34 913 615 150; fax: 913 615 194), e-mail: madrid(at)sivananda.net

Enrolment is formalized with the payment of the yoga part by cash, credit card or bank transfer.

Adult (€40 per day) €210
Members, unemployed, students (€35 per day) €180
Child aged 12 and under, 50% discount (€20 per day) €105
El Cortijo “Oasis Al-Hamam” (including room and board)
Double room with bathroom (€60 per night) €330
Double room with shared bathroom (€55 per night) €300
Shared room, in hostel (€45 per night) €240
Children from 3 to 12 years old: 50% of the adult price. Free for children under 3.

Daily schedule

6:00 am Wake-up
6:30 am Meditation, mantra chanting and lecture
8:00 am Asanas, pranayama and relaxation
10:00 am Brunch
12 noon Silent walk
2:00 pm Workshop or lecture
4:00 pm Asanas, pranayama and relaxation
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Meditation, mantra chanting and lecture


The "Cortijo los Baños Al Hamam" is located near Lucainena, in Almería, South Spain. A typical village between the Tabernas desert and the beaches of Cabo de Gata, where we find the best environment to connect with nature and to practice yoga and meditation. Enjoy beautiful walks and spectacular views!


How to get there

If you fly directly to Madrid, you can make an easy connection by train to Almería (from €19). The ashram offers a pick-up service from Almeria directly to the Cortijo. If you are interested, contact the Sivananda centre in Madrid for assistance: madrid(at)sivananda.net

By plane, if you fly to Almería you must go from the airport to the bus station to get to the nearest town, Sorbas (within 10 km of Lucainena).

By train, if you come from Almería (not high speed train or AVE) or Murcia (high speed train or AVE), you must travel by bus to Sorbas.

By car, if you come from Almeria and Murcia, we recommend not to take the road “Nijar – Lucainena” due to the large number of curves, unless you are already in Nijar or want to explore the area.

By bus, you can reach Sorbas and once there, ask for a pick-up service (ask conditions).

You can check the itinerary with the guide www.lucainenadelastorres.es or on the website www.viamichelin.es/web/Itinerarios

For questions about transportation you can contact “El Cortijo”.

If you plan to travel from Madrid and want to share expenses, you can share a car with other participants. We put you in touch.

El Cortijo los Baños has coverage for mobile phone and Wireless Internet (WI-FI).


Cortijo los Baños, 04210 Lucainena de las Torres, Almería, Spain
Tel.: +34 950 525250

View of the Cortijo

Asanas in the main hall

Children asana class

Children group

Meal time outdoors

Lecture on the beach

Preparing for silent walk

The surroundings

General view of the village

Group photo 2016