Yoga and Mindfulness retreats

Ronda Mountain Resort

Is leisure the new stress?


Do you remember the “good old days” when time off was relaxing? Perhaps – dare we say it – even boring…


That seems like a distant memory. So many of us now live life in the fast lane and in the grip of digital distraction. Information overload, worry over world events, fear of missing out (FOMO), the pressure to live our best lives… our attention is hijacked, and we no longer notice what’s happening in our own body and mind.


Even going on holiday now seems to be a source of stress. We spend hours surfing the internet, reading reviews, goggling Google maps and endlessly scrolling search results to find the “perfect” holiday accommodation, restaurants and activities. Lazing on the beach or by the pool, catching up on summer reads has been replaced by our obsession with ticking off all the Must-Sees on our self-imposed itineraries.


Why do we feel the need to fill every moment, even during our leisure time? It’s no surprise that social media is often cited as the culprit.


The era of over-sharing seems here to stay. Whereas in the olden days it was just our reluctant but resigned family or a handful of close friends that were subjected to our holiday snaps, these days posting pics on social media platforms is de rigueur. And not just of our holidays.


Seeing people’s curated versions of their seemingly ideal, fun-filled lives leads to feelings of inadequacy and dissatisfaction. And we feel compelled to respond in kind, showcasing our successes and often keeping quiet about the fails.


It seems that our lives have become a “performance” to be shared online. But how can we possibly live up to that digital version of filtered perfection we are constantly exposed to?


Women are particularly vulnerable to the pressures of modern daily life. The expectation to excel in their career, meet the endless demands of motherhood, and still have the time of their life – all while looking amazing – is doomed to failure. Something’s got to give, and their own wellbeing often drops off their To Do list.


So how do we free ourselves from the trap of doing too much and get back to basics?


At Marbella Mountain Resorts, we are delighted to offer our carefully crafted 4-day retreat, set in the stunning natural surroundings of Ronda in the province of Málaga. Led by professionals in the field of wellness and coaching, our programme aims to bridge the gap between the demands of daily life and the need for self-discovery. The retreat provides women with a rare opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the outside world and reconnect with themselves. Through a combination of yoga, breathwork, meditation, detoxification, creativity, coaching and much more, and by drawing on ancient Ayurvedic practices and modern insights into brain function and mindset, the programme’s interconnected practices are designed to address the unique needs and aspirations of today’s women.


You will come away from this retreat with enhanced self-awareness and emotional intelligence, clarity on your goals and life priorities, increased motivation, personal empowerment, confidence and communication skills, improved health and resilience, and a newfound community of supportive, like-minded women. The invaluable knowledge you will gain from this educational programme will enable you to unlock your inner potential and embrace your authentic self, opening the doors to profound personal transformation.


If this sounds like the sort of opportunity you would like to explore, contact us at to find out more.

An image of a men at a yoga retreat near Marbella
An image of a woman by a pool in a yoga retreat near Marbella



Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

Location: spectacular mountain oasis in Ronda

Accommodation: 5-bedroom luxury villa with swimming pool (Villa by Marbella Mountain Resorts @ marbellamountainresorts)

Included: breakfast, chef-made lunch, buffet-style dinner, cleaning

Participants: small groups of up to 8 people

Food: Plant-based nutrition, mainly light vegan meals


Retreat information


The programme will be led by professionals in the field of wellness and coaching. These include a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher 500, a former professional gymnast, a body specialist, a Kundalini teacher, a Psychologist, and a coach certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).


Sample daily schedule:


7:30-9:00: Yoga

9:30-11:00: Breakfast

12:30-15:30: Coaching session

15:30-16:30: Lunch

16:30-18:30 Techniques (theory and practice)/Activities

19:30: Free time/dinner

20:30-22:00: Sunset yoga and meditation


Our schedules are flexible to allow plenty of time to deepen your practice. Coaching sessions will be based on nurturing and trust-building, with a strong focus on each participant. Our guiding principles are based on Respect, Confidentiality, Acceptance, Sincerity and Flow.


How we work


The goal of our retreat is to seamlessly connect three vital elements of our being: Mind, Body, and Soul. This integration is essential for achieving holistic wellbeing and profound personal transformation.


Activities include:


– Different styles of Yoga (morning and sunset practice) using a gentle approach

– PRANAYAMAS, with deep breathwork

– Daoist gymnastics and stretching

– VUMFIT training methodology (first stage) theory and practice

– Meditation techniques

– Coaching sessions to clarify goals

– Life balance coaching techniques to identify life priorities

– Projective cards: working with the subconscious, to aid self-discovery and problem-solving

– Creative practices and games for developing emotional intelligence

– Ayurvedic cookery class with specialist

– Introduction to Ayurveda body types

– Detox nutrition

– Full recharge at a higher vibrational frequency, enjoying nature in a Mountain resort

– Interconnected Practices: our approach ensures that yoga and coaching sessions complement each other, creating a synergistic effect that accelerates personal development.


You will experience and explore AYURVEDA – “knowledge of life” – an ancient system of Indian medicine also known as the “mother of all medicine.” We offer a curated blend of ancient wisdom and innovative scientific insights into brain function and mindset, seamlessly woven into a customised flow tailored specifically for the modern woman. This harmonious integration is crafted to address the unique needs and aspirations of today’s women.

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The benefits of working in a group are:

  1. Collective Energy: group practice generates a shared sense of motivation and positive energy.
  2. Diverse Insights: participants gain diverse perspectives and wisdom from each other.
  3. Supportive Environment: the group provides emotional support and encouragement.
  4. Accountability: group dynamics foster accountability for personal growth goals.
  5. Enhanced Learning: Learning from peers and shared experiences deepens understanding.
  6. Networking: opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals for future support.
  7. Effective Communication: improved communication and interpersonal skills.
  8. Shared Growth: celebrate achievements and milestones together.
  9. Efficiency: collaborative efforts distribute tasks, making progress more efficient.
  10. Inspiration: group activities inspire personal and spiritual growth.


It’s important to recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to achieving wellbeing. We are all unique individuals with different needs and ambitions. This is where coaching comes in – it helps us understand ourselves better and tailor our own wellbeing journey. Yoga is a powerful tool that can help us connect our mind, body, and spirit. Through yoga practice, we can find answers beyond mere comprehension and experience wellbeing on a deeper level.


But perhaps the most important step we can take towards achieving wellbeing is to take a step back from the chaos and embark on a journey to ourselves. EleMEnts Retreat offers just that – a retreat-training that guarantees a transformative experience. Through yoga, meditation, coaching sessions, and creative practices, we can explore our emotional, physical, and mental backgrounds. We can ask ourselves important questions about our lives and develop practical techniques for managing our inner selves. As women, we often prioritise everyone else’s needs before our own, leaving us feeling depleted and disconnected from ourselves. EleMEnts provides a much-needed opportunity for YOU to focus on YOUR own wellbeing and personal growth. Join on this journey to yourself – you won’t return the same.




The benefits are endless – from promoting a sense of balance to nurturing a healthy lifestyle, this powerful combination can lead to transformational experiences that allow you to set new intentions and embrace positive changes. So why settle for just one approach when you can have it all with the synergy between yoga, coaching and women’s practices + detox and Ayurvedic knowledge?




  1. Enhanced Self-Awareness: gain a deeper understanding of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours, allowing for greater self-awareness and personal growth.
  2. Improved Mind-Body Connection: strengthen the connection between your mind and body, fostering a holistic sense of wellbeing.
  3. Stress Reduction.
  4. Enhanced Emotional Intelligence: develop greater emotional intelligence, enabling you to navigate relationships and interactions with increased empathy and understanding.
  5. Goal Setting and Clarity: set meaningful life goals and intentions, guided by a clearer sense of purpose and direction.
  6. Enhanced Resilience: build resilience and adaptability, helping you bounce back from setbacks and maintain a positive outlook.
  7. Improved Physical Health: experience improved physical health through yoga practice, including increased flexibility, strength, and overall fitness.
  8. Positive Lifestyle Changes: cultivate habits and routines that promote a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.
  9. Personal Empowerment: feel empowered to make positive changes in your life, whether in your career, relationships, or personal development.
  10. Greater Confidence: gain confidence in your abilities, allowing you to pursue your aspirations and dreams with conviction.
  11. Inner Peace: experience a deeper sense of inner peace and tranquillity, even in the midst of life’s chaos.
  12. Stronger Relationships: improve your communication skills and build more meaningful and harmonious relationships with others.
  13. Inspiration and Motivation: feel inspired and motivated to take action toward living a more fulfilling and purpose-driven life.
  14. Community and Support: unique opportunity to forge new connections with like-minded women, creating a supportive community that continues to inspire and encourage you.
  15. Mindfulness and Presence: cultivate mindfulness and presence, enabling you to fully savour and appreciate each moment in your daily life.
  16. Personal Transformation: undergo a profound personal transformation, unlocking your inner potential and embracing a more authentic self.
  17. Access to valuable knowledge: it is not just a retreat, but a complete educational programme with access to valuable knowledge.


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