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THE COURAGEOUS HEART
RETREAT WEEK
'If you want to change your thinking, heal your heart.’
- Jeff Brown -

29 April - 5 May 2023
Cabo de Gata
Almeria - Spain

My intention with this retreat is to hold space for you whilst you get intimate with your heart.  

Navigating the compass of the heart is a lifelong journey.  A journey of love, a journey of survival.  A journey of passion, a journey of delight.  Connecting to the joyful capacity of your heart heals so much doubt and expels vibes of low frequency from your energy body.

 

During this retreat journey we will work through a series of careful designed practices to allow your heart to soften.  We will move from the thinking space of the mind to the feeling space of the heart and in doing so we will integrate and balance the various aspects of our beings.  

 

We will learn to feel held in the unity of consciousness, understanding that we have our own special role to play in the greater scheme of things.  Tapping into our hearts wisdom so you can take this wisdom back into your worlds after the retreat.

 

Are you ready to devote yourself?  To feel?  To open?  To receive? 

Are you ready to get drunk on communion with other like minded souls?

Are you ready to trust you are supported on this journey in this lifetime?

 

You are ready to attune yourself to the light of transformation so you can deepen the relationship you have with yourself!  

I know you are!

 

Praise be to your courageous, tender, loving heart. 

About Finca del Alamo

This stunning venue is on the edge of the Cabo de Gata National Park in the southeastern corner of Spain.  It boasts a peaceful setting with a spectacular mountain backdrop.

Almeria is Spain's sunniest region and one of the least visited. The landscape varies between of perfect half-moon bays, hidden coves, volcanic rock formations and spectacular flora and fauna.

The village of Nijar is within walking distance and is utterly charming and can be seen across the valley at the foot of the spectacular mountain backdrop.

 

Almeria airport is just half an hour away.

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Activites

Between morning and evening yoga classes there is plenty of time to relax by the natural swimming pool or take a massage or reiki treatment with a local therapist.

Or you can head off to the beach for a day. There are sandy, secluded and unspoiled beaches to be found within a 30 minute drive away. Parasols and a picnic can be provided for a day out swimming and sunbathing.

If you want to explore the area on foot there are many scenic walks to the local village of Nijar,

perfect for a drink al fresco in a picturesque setting. For more of an adventure you can walk up to the mountain village of Huebro via the Ruta del Agua, following the spring-fed river to the pool at the source of the water where you can have a refreshing swim!

 

The city of Almeria is just half an hour away with an impressive cathedral and the 10th century Alcazabar, a fortified complex within Almeria city and the largest Muslim fortress in Spain.

Other activities to book include:

Astronomia Cabo de Gata - guided evening star walks

Oasis Mini Hollywood - the original film set from the golden age of Spaghetti Westerns 

Quad biking in the Tabernas Desert

Visit local artist studio

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Food

Jessica from The Maisha Kitchen will be cooking daily fresh, tasty, nutritious meals all sourced from seasonal local produce.  

 

The menus are vegetarian and designed to support you in your yoga. Everything is natural and homemade, nothing is processed and where possible products are organic.  

 

Meals are well-balanced and carefully planned with a mix of ingredients. 

 

Freely available and included in your stay, are tea, coffee, fruit, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

Dining is al fresco on a shaded terrace beneath the vines.

The group take dinner out at a local restaurant on one evening.

 

Logistics and Schedule

Arrival and Departure

Check in is 3pm on the 29th April and there will be a welcome ceremony later that day followed by a gentle grounding evening practice to unravel your body from travel.  

Check out is 11am 5th May.

There will be one afternoon/evening in the week that no yoga is offered, giving you the time to have an extended day to yourself to explore the area.

 


Typical Daily Schedule

7am Tea/Coffee/Bananas at Sunrise
7.30-9.30am Morning Vinyasa Flow Yoga Practice
9.30am Breakfast

1pm Lunch
5.30-7pm Lunar Evening Practice
7pm Dinner Buffet

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Whats included in this retreat:
 

  • 6 Transformational Vinyasa morning flow yoga practices

  • 5 Evening Lunar yoga practices

  • some days there may also be additional afternoon optional workshops

  • All yoga props and mats are provided, but I recommend you bring your own mat 

  • 6 nights accommodation at the Finca del Alamo

  • 3 meals a day - delicious brunch & supper

  • Early morning Tea, Coffee and Fruit and access to filter drinking water

  • Use of the pool and gardens

Whats not included in this retreat:
 

  • Transfers to and from the airport

  • Flights

  • Travel insurance and all other travel costs visa etc.

  • Massage / Reiki treatments 

  • Taxis to and from places locally

  • Tips for staff

  • Excursions in the local area

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Accomodation

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The stylish and bohemian Finca and surrounding cortijos offer simple, charming, bright rooms.

All rooms have air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.

There is a plant filtered swimming pool, terraces and quiet corners shaded by jasmine,

all set in 30 acres of olive and citrus groves.

Investment

Double or twin room en-suite - £945
Single occupancy room en-suite - £1145

 

Some of the rooms are situated in the main house and some are separate apartments.  To view more about the venue please visit their website here.


Prices are per person and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

 

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Travel
 

Traveling by yourself: many of Imogen's students travel alone. A yoga retreat is a great way to connect to like-minded people.  If you are coming alone but wish to come stay in a shared room please put this on your booking form and Imogen can match you with a like minded soul. 

Nearest Airport is Almeria - just 30 minutes drive by car.  Many airlines fly to Almeria.

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Airport Transport: Transfers are not included in the price but we will arrange these for you and group people together where possible. Generally the cost is between €30 - €50 per person for a two-way transfer, depending on numbers.

Payments


All prices and payments are must be made to Imogen in GBP (£). If you are making a payment from a different currency it will be your responsibility to pay currency conversion charges.

Payments can be made: 
Via bank transfers or Revolut.
The payment can be made in full or a £400 deposit can be made to secure your reservation.

A £400 non-refundable deposit is required to secure all bookings.

Balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Bookings made less than 8 weeks prior to Retreat must be paid in full.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Jo, East Sussex


I have practiced yoga for many years and find Imogen to be an outstanding teacher. Her classes are exceptionally well balanced, her approach is gently challenging and uplifting. I can recommend her without reservation

Adelaide, Hampshire

So glad that I took the leap and joined this amazing retreat. It was more than yoga, though I feel a stronger interest in practising since returning home. So many experiences and the space and beautiful environment to relax and be and share without doing much! It exceed what you could imagine possible in ordinary time.

Isla, Oxfordshire

Imogen holds such a beautiful safe space for everyone on her retreats, from beginning to end. She creates space for what you need and supports you wherever you're at on your journey. Imogen lives and breathes yoga and her classes are simply magical!

Terms & Conditions

CANCELLATION OF RETREAT BY IMOGEN NORTH YOGA 

In case of Imogen having to cancel the retreat i.e. if Spain's current international travel policy changes and she is unable to reach the venue to teach she will be able to offer you a full refund or the option to transfer to another of Imogen's retreats in 2023/24.

In the unlikely event of La Finca having to close completely again at the instruction of the Spanish government and the retreat is cancelled, full payments will be refunded or moved to another retreat in 2023.

Travel and medical expenditures will not be reimbursed, and are considered each individual's own liability. It is the responsibility of each participant to book their flights and to find out about flight schedule changes and Covid-19 regulations relevant for their trip.  

Please make sure you consider the different regulations according to your vaccination status.  This is the students responsibility.  You can view details on the website of your home country's government for more detilas.  

Travel & medical cancellation insurance is strongly recommended. 

CANCELLATION OF ATTENDANCE BY STUDENT - NON-COVID RELATED

  • Once booked on your retreat your deposit is nonrefundable and non transferable unless we can fill your space.  If Imogen can fill your space she will refund you minus £50 admin fee.

  • 60 days or more prior to the retreat date: Your payments will be 50% refunded, less your deposit or 100% credit voucher

  • 59-30 days prior to the retreat date: Your payments will be 25% refunded, less your deposit or 50% credit voucher

  • 29 days or less prior to the retreat date: payments are not refundable and no credit voucher if offered.

  • Credit Vouchers are non-transferable and valid until the end of 2024.

 

CANCELLATION OF ATTENDANCE BY STUDENT - COVID RELATED

You may request a refund in the event of government-mandated restrictions on travel, or a positive COVID test which results in a forced and involuntary inability to attend the retreat. Please understand that an actual travel restriction is different from personal choice not to travel, and includes the following situations:

  • Positive COVID test (Doctor’s note required)

  • Travel restriction to Spain at the time of the retreat

  • Travel restriction on your country of flight origin at the time of the retreat

Proof (in English) of government-mandated restrictions and/or positive test results must be submitted with an emailed cancellation request.

  • Cancellation 30+ days - 100% will be refunded less £50 admin fee

  • Cancellation less than 30 days of retreat start - 100% credit voucher for the amount paid less £50 admin fee for another retreat with Imogen North Yoga.  Credit Vouchers are valid until the end of 2024.

A cancellation will only be effective when Imogen receives a written confirmation of the cancellation and have responded having acknowledged the cancellation.