Yoga and Pilates retreats in Europe and England

Yoga and Pilates retreat in Andalucia, Spain.

 October 7 - October 14  2018

Booking open!  

Join Bea and Liz in a peaceful Andalusian paradise, only 15 minutes from the beaches of Rincon and 20 minutes from Malaga Airport, Spain.

Yoga and Pilates retreat in Andalucia,

Centro Santillan Yoga and Wellness Centre is truly special and is set in a secluded location on an authentic Andalusian farm of 50,000 metres. It is located in the country side of Rincon de la Victoria, nestled in a Malaga hill and surrounded by the silence of mountains with wonderful sea views.

You will enjoy daily Yoga and Pilates classes with plenty of time to relax and unwind with opportunities to explore the surrounding areas – beaches, picturesque villages and local terrain.

Bea and Liz have 20 years of teaching experience each and together they have been running retreats in various locations for over 9 years. The yoga and Pilates combination has proved incredibly successful, influencing and deepening each practice.

The Venue
Centro Santillan is a beautiful Andalusian farmhouse with gardens overlooking the sea. With an impressive 20 bedrooms, courtyards, fountains, terraces, jacarandas, palms and pines it has even played host to the Dalai Lama. You can relax in the extensive gardens or by the saltwater pool or play a round of paddle tennis. The small corners and interior spaces make it an ideal venue for retreats and it boasts a gorgeous state of the art and fully equipped yoga studio, complete with yoga wall and sea views!

Santillan have standard rooms and suites all with en-suite bathrooms and a private outdoor space, either verandah or terrace, with lovely views. There is complimentary wi-fi.

Andalusia is one of the warmest regions anywhere in Europe. It has a warm, Mediterranean climate with dry, hot summers and mild winters with infrequent precipitation

The food
The retreat includes 3 meals a day:
The cooks at Santillan enjoy sharing their popular Spanish-influenced healthy Mediterranean cuisine, yet are also able to cater for vegetarian, vegan and raw diets and for genuine food allergies and intolerances, such as gluten-free and dairy-free. Meals are based on organic produce, from their gardens, fruit trees, herb garden and local farmers.

Still water, caffeinated or non-caffeinated coffee and teas are available 24hrs free of charge.
Complimentary soft drink, wine and beer at dinner on the arrival day and last day.
For soft drinks, beer and wine on other days, Satillan run an honesty bar at individually marked prices. Guests will settle their honesty bar bill on check out.
All other alcoholic beverages and individually prepared juices, smoothies or cocktails (alcoholic and non alcoholic) will be served at the bar and are chargeable to each guest on check out.

The schedule
From Sunday to Sunday: October 7h to October 14th, 2018
Arrival day is Sunday October 7th 

Morning meditation and yoga practice led by Bea; we have two groups, depending on the experience of students. Late afternoon Pilates session led by Liz in beginners and intermediate groups.

Extras during the week: Stretch class on day of arrival for those arriving before 6pm, meditation special and Yoga Nidra. All optional but all inclusive!
Wednesday will be a day off to have ample time to explore. Please note the day off may change depending on markets and local opening hours of excursions.
Departure day is Saturday 7/10/17(Breakfast will be served in the morning.)

Our philosophy
We believe in the power and beauty of each practice and that interweaving the philosophy and principles of yoga, meditation and Pilates informs and heightens each one.

We feel strongly about providing individual attention to enable people to feel their practice has grown with their week of work.

We cater to all abilites, from complete beginners to advanced students and teahcers. We will nuture guide and challenge you within your appropriate ability and needs.
Our group's size averages between 16 and 22 people on a retreat, but we still ensure small class sizes. For the majority of the yoga classes  and for all of the Pilates classes we divide the groups into two groups (slower paced and faster paced) . We will nuture, guide and challenge you within your appropriate ability and needs.

Extra attention is provided in the slower classes; both Bea and Liz assist each other so hands on corrections, adjustments and modifications that are needed, are easily attended to by having two teachers at hand. We have always had people highlight this as one of the strengths of our retreats.

" I travelled from New York twice because of Bea and Liz's inspirational teaching and my wonderful experience with them." Tara, 2016

Things to do

  • Relax, read, meditate and practice yoga and Pilates
  • Salt water pool
  • Paddle tennis - a complimentary court for guests to use
  • Treatments / Massages
  • Exploring
  • Hiking - Santillan has paths for hiking and further afield (for the brave) there is Caminito del Rey
  • Beach –7 km away (taxi to beach cost around 20 € each way - divided by number in car)
  • Visit nearby picturesque towns and villages or Malaga (30 mins by car for shopping and museums)

Andalusia is the home of beautiful cities, beaches and locales and if desired we can help you to arrange excursions further afield.

The prices

Twin £ 1233 (or the equivalent in Euros)
Single £ 1478 (or the equivalent in Euros)

Please note the prices above reflect the charge for both standard and superior rooms. The main difference between room type is size, the rates are the same. We will allocate them on a first come first serve basis.

Large luxury suites  

Twin Suite £ 1413 (or the equivalent in Euros)
Single Suite £ 1788 (or the equivalent in Euros)  already reserved
Suites - king size bed, 2 basin bathroom and sitting area

There is a £30 (40 Euros) discount on these prices if booked before June 15th!    

Included: Accommodation, 3 meals per day, unlimited water, teas and coffees and 5 to 6 days of Pilates, yoga and meditation tuition (depending on arrival and departure times.)

Click here to book now! Please register your interest, we are already making a list and the booking will open soon

Not included: Flights, insurance and the airport transfer to and from Santillan which will be an added cost of around £50 each way (that is pick up for one person) However we will arrange the groups to be cost effective taking into account your flights so htat hopefully the cost can be shared between 4.

Contact us by email here, or phone in UK or Germany:
Liz:    07980 158 028 (UK)    
Bea:    0049(0) 176 76486 386 (Germany)    

Travel info:

There are direct flights to Malaga on Sautrdays from most  UK airports (Bristol, London, Birmigham, Manchester, etc.) There are also direct flights from Berlin to Malaga on Saturdays.


" I challenge anyone to find a retreat with more care taken in the choice of venue, a higher standard of organisation and better quality of teaching- I will go on every retreat of Liz and Bea that I am able to attend."
Nikky Smedley, company director, 2014

Liz and Bea Yoga and Pilates Retreat received the Winning readers tip - best retreat and holiday, The Guardian 2009