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Petra Yoga Retreat Holiday at Santillan, Andalucia, Spain

Yoga retreat holiday, Santillan, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain, 16-20th April, 2018

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Centro Santillan Yoga and Wellness Centre is an authentic Andalusian farmhouse with gardens overlooking the sea. Set in a secluded location, Santillan is an Andalusian paradise. A farm of 50,000 sq, metres, it is located in the peace of the Spanish countryside, and yet is conveniently only 20 minutes from Malaga airport. You can immerse yourself in the silence of nature in its lovely gardens and surrounding hills.

With a newly built, beautiful state of the art and fully equipped yoga studio, complete with The Great Yoga Wall, Santillan is the perfect setting for our yoga retreat. Centro Santillan was mentioned in The Times as one of Europe’s best yoga and wellness centres.

Set in a secluded location, Santillan is a slice of paradise, located deep in the Spanish countryside, and yet just 30 minutes from Malaga airport. With sub-tropical gardens, a salt-water swimming pool, and all the luxuries of a hotel, here we can immerse ourselves in yoga, supported by the silence of nature, protected by the surrounding hills.

You can relax in the extensive gardens or round the saltwater pool, and at night can enjoy star-gazing under the dark night sky – we can provide a bonfire outside for those cooler nights.

Yoga Retreat / Holiday at Santillan, Spain, with Petra Mitidieri
only 12 places left
Dates: 16-20th April, 2018
Location: Santillan Yoga Centre
Malaga, Andalucia, Spain
(select TRAVEL section tab above for map and directions)
Accommodation: All rooms include:

* en-suite facilities
* air conditioning and / or fan
* bath tub & shower
* TV & DVD player
* safe deposit box
* balcony or patio with sea or garden / mountain views
* complimentary toiletries
* telephones (for internal use)


£600 pp …. Earlybird (book by 31st December, 2017)
£700 pp …. Regular

SINGLE limited numbers, book early

£750 …. Earlybird (booked by 31st December, 2017)
£850 …. Regular


Sharing (one king size and one queen size bed)
£650 pp …. Earlybird (book by 7th June, 2017)
£750 pp …. Regular

£800 …. Earlybird (book by 31st December, 2017)
£900 …. Regular


Sharing (one king size and one queen size bed)
£700 pp …. Earlybird (book by 31st December, 2017)
£800 pp …. Regular

£850 …. Earlybird (book by 31st December, 2017)
£950 …. Regular

Included: All food, yoga and accommodation.
Not included: Travel, flights, insurance, excursions, massages, alcoholic drinks and snacks.
Booking: To book please select the ‘Booking’ tab above


Santillan Yoga & Wellness Centre Retreat Video




Santillan has 20 rooms, each individually styled, paying special attention to color, harmony and balance with the environment. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with magnifying mirror, hair dryer and welcome products, air-conditioning, kettle, TV/DVD, safety deposit box, heating and each comes with a private outdoor space, either verandah or terrace, with lovely views of the gardens, surrounding hills or down the valley to the sea.

There are double, twin or triple rooms, and we will match you with a roommate if you’re coming by yourself and would like to share a room.

If you’d like to make your stay extra special, there are also two suites available on request.  Both rooms include:

  • one king size and one queen size bed
  • hydro massage shower

The Junior Suite offers a living room, a work desk as well as a terrace overlooking the sea.

The Grand Suite offers two spectacular terraces overlooking the sea, two bathrooms, and a separate living room with working area, to provide that extra comfort if you need to keep in touch with the office, or have a book to write.


The spacious state-of-the-art, brand-new yoga studio is the perfect place for yoga practice.

The studio includes the following:
  • Sprung, thermally insulated bamboo floor
  • All the necessary yoga props: 6 mm thick yoga mats, foam blocks, wooden bricks, belts, bolsters, blankets, sandbags, chairs and wooden slant boards
  • 24 stations on the yoga wall, built by The Great Wall, the world’s leading ‘yoga rope wall’, the same that I have at my own studio
  • Ceiling fans
  • LED lighting with dimmer controls

Sunbathe and swim in Santillan’s salt-water pool overlooking the farm and the sea.  Perfect for relaxing between yoga classes.

 Santillan also has a paddle court. Adapted from tennis, the court is smaller, there are no double lines, and the net is lower.  The game is played with a solid paddle rather than a strung racket, and a depressurised ball is used with an underarm serve.

You can also enjoy a relaxing massage during your stay either in your room or outdoors.


Santillan provides wifi in all common areas and in most rooms. There is good coverage for mobile phones with the national Spanish mobile phone operator Movistar.


Area around Santillan offers numerous opportunities for exploring if you are planning on extending your stay further. For detailed info about hiking, beaches, golf, culture and much more, please click here.



Santillan’s Mediterranean, vegetarian and vegan meals are based on organic produce grown under the Spanish sun.  Ingredients are sourced from the on-site garden and fruit trees and supplemented by produce from local farmers.

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 if arranged upon booking, and for the entire group.

They keep free-range chickens, so fresh eggs are available daily.

Please inform me of any dietary requirements, within reason, when you book so that I can liaise with Santillan and make the necessary arrangements.

If, for medical reasons, you follow a highly-restricted diet, we advise you to bring with you any essentials you might need for your well-being.



Sample Programme

Arrival – Saturday
3.30pm Arrival and refreshments
6.00pm Welcome meeting
7.00pm Dinner
Sunday / Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday
8.30 – 9.30am Breakfast
10.00-12.00 Yoga
1.00 – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00 – 5pm Free time to explore, walk, chill out, have a massage
5.00 – 7pm Yoga
7.30pm Dinner
8.30pm Free time
 Day Off (Wednesday or Thursday)
8.30 – 9.30am Breakfast
10.00am  A day to relax and explore the local area, to take time out for an excursion, or simply to chill out and enjoy a relaxing massage.
Departure – Saturday
8.30 – 9.30am Breakfast
noon Departure

Please note that whilst I will do everything possible to adhere to the programme and details laid out above, some things are outside my control, and therefore I reserve the right to make changes if necessary.




There are numerous hiking paths around the property itself, all providing views across to the sea.

Centro Santillan, Yoga, Retreat, Centre, Spain, Europe, Catherine Annis, Scaravelli, Excursion, Caminito del Rey, footpathFor those looking for something more adventurous, there’s the opportunity to visit the famous El Camino del Rey near Malaga, or you could enjoy a walk up the River Chillar in Nerja.

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  • Caminito del Rey
    Until recently, this almost 8-kilometre path near was considered to be one of the most dangerous in the world. Today the path has been completely refurbished, and although it is safer now, there is something that has not changed – it offers a unique experience crossing 100-metre-high walkways that have been built across gorges. Take one of the best selfies ever. You’ll never forget the views!
  • River Walk up the Rio Chillar, Nerja
    The scenery is spectacular.  As you progress, you will criss-cross the river many times until eventually you have no option but to wade through the water.  One of the best ways to cool down on a hot sunny day.

Centro Santillan, Yoga, Retreat, Centre, Spain, Europe, Catherine Annis, Scaravelli, Excursion, BeachBEACHES

If you’re seeking a beach experience and would like to swim in the sea, then why not visit one of the fantastic beaches in Malaga, close to Santillan or in Nerja.

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Centro Santillan, Yoga, Retreat, Centre, Spain, Europe, Catherine Annis, Scaravelli, Excursion, MalagaMALAGA CENTRE

While you are in Malaga you can visit the historic center, The Roman theatre, La Alcazaba, The Cathedral, The Gibralfaro Castle, Malagueta bullring, Muelle Uno and the Botanical Garden La Conceptcion.

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Centro Santillan, Yoga, Retreat, Centre, Spain, Europe, Catherine Annis, Scaravelli, Excursion, MuseumsMALAGA’S MUSEUMS

There is something for everyone: from Phoenician walls, Islamic artifacts, modern paintings and wine to glass, dolls, cars and even aviation. Here are some of Malaga’s best museums.

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Centro Santillan, Yoga, Retreat, Centre, Spain, Europe, Catherine Annis, Scaravelli, Excursion, Eating OutEAT & DRINK

If you’d like a night out in the town, here are a few local restaurants worth a visit while you stay with us at Santillan.  Before eating you could explore the town and perhaps sample the many shops.

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Centro Santillan, Yoga, Retreat, Centre, Spain, Europe, Catherine Annis, Scaravelli, Excursion, TownsNEARBY TOWNS

There are some very nice towns nearby which are well worth exploring. Visit Rincon de la Victoria, Nerja, Frigliana or Ronda and we’re sure you wont be dissapointed.

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Centro Santillan, Yoga, Retreat, Centre, Spain, Europe, Catherine Annis, Scaravelli, Excursion, GolfGOLF

5 minutes away you can play golf looking at the sea. Añoreta Golf has 18 holes and all the services that a good golf course can offer. Baviera Golf is a top golf course 20 minutes east of Malaga.

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Centro Santillan, Yoga, Retreat, Centre, Spain, Europe, Catherine Annis, Scaravelli, Excursion, Horse RidingHORSE RIDING

Santillan has an arrangement with a local riding school for discounted horseback riding.  If you’ve ever wanted to gallop along the sands of a local beach, then this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.



If you’re thinking about extending your time in Spain, here are a few nearby places for consideration.  Santillan work with a tour company and can arrange full or half day excursions:



By air

Santillan is about 36 km east of Malaga International airport, which is serviced by many international and budget airlines. We can arrange a taxi transfer for you. Fee approximately €50 each way.

If you are on the same flight as other guests, we will arrange a shared transfer.

Driving from the airport

The drive from Malaga airport is straightforward.

  1. Leave the airport in the direction of Malaga.
  2. Follow signs that say ‘Almeria’ and ‘Motril’ on what will become the A7 motorway heading east toward Almeria and Motril.
  3. Do NOT go towards Granada, Cadiz, and Seville.
  4. Stay on A7 11 and after about 20 minutes take EXIT 258 off the motorway, which comes directly after EXIT 256, in the direction of Marcharaviaya, (Torre de Benalgabon).
  5. Please note that the motorway exit signs are not in strict numerical order!
  6. Then turn left and follow the road underneath the motorway and up the hill towards Macharaviaya following the signs painted on the rock, as explained above.

By road

If you will be making your own way by car, you will see Santillan’s latitude and longitude details for satnav devices below.

  1. You need to get off the motorway at EXIT 258 in the direction of Macharaviaya and then follow the road up the hill towards Macharaviaya.
  2. Here you will start to see Santillan’s signs ‘MOLINO DE SANTILLAN’ painted on the rock in green and red letters against a white background and green frame.
  3. Be sure to take the right fork next to the school at the beginning of the mountain road, as signposted.
  4. The painted signs on the rock will guide you along a serpentine road up the hill for 3 kilometers, with quite spectacular views north over the mountains and nearby white mountain villages and southward to the Mediterranean Sea.
  5. Just after 3 km on this mountain road, you will see a big black-and-white sign with red letters at a sharp right-hand turn. Take this turn to the right and follow this second, more narrow mountain road for about 1.2 km, and Molino de Santillan is at the end of a right-hand turn off this mountain road.


Sanitllan Yoga Centre
Ctra. Macharaviaya,
Km 3, 29730
Vélez-Málaga, Málaga

Phone:  (00 34) 952 40 09 49
Fax:  (00 34) 952 40 09 50

LATITUDE: 36.741773
LONGITUDE: -4.230852





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