Bilbao Yoga Retreats

You always have a home here in this present moment: with just one mindful breath you can return to your natural radiant self; with just one mindful breath you can embody radical self love and compassion.
— Kat

About Bilbao Yoga Retreats

 

Retreat Setting

Kat hosts unique, meaningful and personal weekend and week-long yoga retreats in northern Spain from her beautiful home and yoga studio close to Bilbao (you can view the various dates by scrolling to the bottom of the page). Kat started hosting these retreats in 2014 in an attempt to offer busy people a quick-fix but long-lasting taste of peace, stability and health to support their journey in life. Just one step towards our inner light can help us return home to ourselves and open up to the everyday miracles and vibrations of health that always surround us. Every retreat is an offering to this sacred journey; Kat spaciously guides students of all levels, beliefs and backgrounds to flow back into the natural rhythms of vitality and happiness.

Retreat Location

Bilbao Yoga Retreats is located in the heart of the Basque Country in a beautifully restored French-style chalet family home, close to the ocean, mountains, the design-led city of Bilbao with easy bus links to San Sebastian, Biarritz, San Juan de Luz and Madrid. There are many beaches, parks, coastal walks close-by, cafes, pâtisseries, boutique fashion shops and coastal walks; an urban style retreat with lots to do and see. 

Accommodation

Your home will be in a charming Casa on a tree-lined Calle located in the bourgeoisie residential area of Getxo, a ten-minute walk from the seafront, surrounded by nature where same sex communal living is embraced (private rooms also available). Upon arrival at the Casa complete with restored wooden-beamed ceilings, oak-wood flooring, roll-top bath tub, greeted by friendly host and yogi, Kat, you will feel instantly welcome and relaxed.

Food

Healthy, homemade and yummy vegetarian meals will be served daily by our chef, Aira. A morning snack as well as a large, healthy brunch is included both in all retreat packages. Weekend retreat packages also include dinner.

Yoga

You will practice yoga and meditation twice a day in our yoga studio, La Casa del Yoga. Class times will vary, as our schedule is different each month. The studio is a scenic twenty minute walk from the house. 

Leisure Time Activities

In your free time you are invited to go with the flow — perhaps opting to swim in the ocean, sunbathe, explore the city or simply relax at home. You’ll leave the retreat smiling from within and feeling your stress lifted. The maximum sleeping capacity at the house is nine so please expect small, intimate and friendly groups (if you are looking for a larger group experience please check out our European retreat offerings). Please also be aware that we do not organise extra group activities, preferring to encourage freedom and space. We welcome all students of all levels and recommend a general level of fitness in order to enjoy the walk to the studio and Vinyasa-style yoga practices.


Sample Schedule

08.00

Wake to freshly made lemon and honey tea to help stimulate your digestion and homemade gluten free energy balls. In good weather this is served on the terrace with a view to the mountains.

08:30

Mindful walk by the ocean to the yoga studio, this walk is considered the key to good health in the Basque Country.

09:00–11.00

Meditation and pranayama followed by a dynamic yoga sequence and relaxation.

11:30

Big brunch is served back at the house.

13:00–17:00

Free time.

18:00-19.30

Evening yoga practice (this will vary in style from yin to restorative depending on the wishes of the group) followed by relaxation.

20:30

Dinner at the house.

Please note, dinner is NOT provided on the week-long retreat as we attempt to keep the price extremely economic and accessible to all, a lovely kitchen is available to use and a plethora of shops and places to eat.

21:30

Bedtime meditation (during weekend retreats on Friday evening, on other retreats it depends on the wishes of the group).

* Guests are asked to remain open and flexible to any changes that may occur to the schedule. 


Booking your Retreat

 

Accommodation Options

 Choose from either shared accommodation in the downstairs communal living space or a private room in the main house upstairs: 

Upstairs 

1. A king size bed with private en suite bathroom including a walk-in shower, toilet and basin. An extra single bed can be added to this room. Price on request. 

2. A double bed with private en suite bathroom including a bathtub, shower, toilet and basin. An extra single bed can be added to this room. Price on request. 

Downstairs

1. The Snook which includes a double bed (suitable for singles or couples), library, bedside table, lamp and window to the gardens. 

2. The Princess Room which includes two singles beds, two bedside tables and two windows with views to the garden.

3. There is also a renovated basement area called The Grotto with either one or two beds available, both of which come with bedside table and lamps - the basement area does not have windows to the garden. 

The downstairs living area has been designed with the idea of community, connection and openness. Rather than using traditional wooden doors to separate the rooms Kat has used a selection of charming and bohemian drapes and curtains to enhance the vibe of friendship and freedom. 


Pricing & payment

Weekend Retreat

  • Includes:

    • Accommodation (shared room). Limited private and en-suite rooms available on request.

    • Food (3 meals per day)

    • Yoga (up to two classes per day)

  • Price: £350

Week-long Retreat

  • Includes:

    • Accommodation (shared room). Limited private and en-suite rooms available on request.

    • Food (morning refreshments and brunch)

    • Yoga (up to two classes per day)

  • Price: £750

Week-long Summer Special

  • Includes:

    • Accommodation (shared room). Limited private and en-suite rooms available on request.

    • Food (morning refreshments and brunch; kitchen available to prepare dinner)

    • Yoga (up to two classes per day)

  • Price: £550 (Special!)

Payment Details

To book your place,  you can pay a 50% deposit through Paypal below. Please confirm your name and which retreat your deposit is for by adding a note on the Paypal checkout page, or by sending a message to Kat after checkout is complete (you will be directed to a contact page after payment is complete). If you'd like any further info about the retreats, please contact Kat via the button below.

  • Kindly note that an initial deposit of 50% is required upon reservation, paid via PayPal or bank transfer.

  • Balance payment is due 2 months before the beginning date. If you are booking last minute, as many of us do, payment is required in full.

  • Cancellation policy: For cancellation that takes place at least 1 month before the retreat, the whole deposit will be refunded and there are no cancellation fees.

  • For cancellation that takes place 28 days or less prior to the retreat, there is no refund.


Retreat Dates 2019

Weekend retreats (£350)

  • July 25th-28th

  • August 1st-4th

  • September - 26th-29th

  • October 17th-20th

  • November 7th-10th

Week-long Retreat Summer Special (£550)

  • August 9th-16th

Week-long Destination Retreats (from £850)

  • August 25th-Sep 1st

    • Summer Self-Love Retreat in Greece. Please read here for all the exciting details and payment options.