Spanish Summer Retreat in Nerja, Spain

Monday June 17th to Sunday June 23rd, 2024

Join Kathryn Moynihan and Carmel Cronin on our annual Summer yoga retreat to the charming, beautiful town of Nerja in Spain. In a time when we need our practice even more, you’ll feel all the benefits of the practice in one amazing place that has the sea, mountain nature walks, sunshine, and a beautiful coastline.

We are a 15-minute walk from one of the many beaches and a 20-minute walk from the beautiful old town of Nerja. For the hiker, there are many beautiful trails nearby to explore plus the famous Nerja Caves. If you like the combination of invigorating Vinyasa yoga, nourishing Yin yoga, supportive meditation along lots of relaxation, then this retreat is for you!

Carmel has been going to Nerja for the last couple of years and every time this beautiful sunny spot does not disappoint. Beautiful views of the coastline, the famous Nerja caves nearby, lots of swimming, white sandy beaches/coves and also time for exploring the old streets of Nerja town.

Our retreat is open to all levels. Kathryn has been teaching for the last 16 years and Carmel over 20 years. Both Carmel and Kathryn have been running retreats since 2017. Kathryn now runs the Bodhi Yoga School Yoga Teacher Trainings in Ireland (with another partner) for the last six years. And Carmel is renowned for her therapeutic approach to teaching yoga for all levels having run a successful yoga studio for ten years. She especially loves teaching Yin yoga using the Chinese Medicine approach. Both Carmel’s and Kathryn’s classes are alignment-style classes and suited for all levels. We both offer every class with a sense of humor and intensity. You will leave feeling the transformation benefits yoga can offer and learn more about the practice and yourself.

Your Teachers

Kathryn and Carmel will both be teaching you on this retreat. Full biographies are on their websites.

The Venue

At Cortijo de Paco Romo, the Villa, once a farmer´s cottage, is now a high-walled hillside Villa of unique complexity in design. The villa was built and owned by a Canadian/French entrepreneur family and used as a private residence for many years and is now modernised but keeping the beautiful Andalusian/Moroccan style. Cortijo de Paco Romo Villa is very private but still close to the city center of Nerja. The property includes ten uniquely decorated bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.

There are a total of ten twin/double unique rooms, all with unique decor in their own cosy theme. All rooms have a comfortable single or double bed with bedlinen in sateen woven in lyocell/cotton which is very soft and pleasant to sleep in. Every room has an ensuite bathroom with toilet and shower. There is air conditioning in each room and hairdryers can be provided.

 We have the option of a single supplement for some of the rooms so please let us know as soon as possible. 

There is large pool area, pool room, and a garden filled with flowers and fruit trees, there is also a jacuzzi, sauna, and gym. And of course, WIFI is available everywhere in the property. 

There is a good bus service to nearby beaches or Nerja town near the Villa.

We will have a unique open-air yoga space each morning and evening with the option of moving inside the center if it gets too hot. Daily classes, surrounded by breathtaking views of waves and stunning coastline. 

All yoga props will be provided.

The Kitchen

We are very excited to have the very experienced local chef Kathrin Soderberg joining us on our retreat to cook for the week.

She has a huge passion for raw & plant-based foods, yoga, and holistic living.

How To Get There

Nerja is a town along southern Spain’s Costa del Sol. It is located about 45 minutes from Malaga Airport You can find many flights from Cork or Dublin to Malaga. Malaga is a very popular destination in most airports, with both Aer Lingus and Ryan Air flying directly to Malaga from Cork.

We will offer 2 free shuttles from the airport to the retreat center on the day of arrival.

Please, check with us regarding the schedule of the shuttles, before purchasing your flight tickets.

The Program


Check-in at the retreat venue


Welcome ceremony, introductions & welcome rituals with Mocktails. 


Yoga session, easy vinyasa practice 60 minutes with a grounding meditation.



Daily Itinerary

8.00 – 10.00

Energizing morning: yoga class with Kathryn



10.30 – 16.00

Free time to explore plus one organized half-day excursion to Frigiliana town.

All teas/coffee & snacks will be provided at the retreat center. (no lunch provided).
Resting, relaxing by the pool, and/or use of the venue’s many facilities.

17.00 – 19.00

Afternoon Practice: Yoga class with Carmel (Carmel and Kathryn will rotate in mornings & evenings) 



On the last night (Saturday 22nd) we will have dinner out in a restaurant in Nerja.

Sunday June 23rd

8.00 – 10.00

Energizing morning: yoga class with Kathryn

10.00 – 11.00




Inclusive is a day trip to the beautiful village of Frigiliana and dinner out on the last evening. Frigiliana is one of the best examples of a Mudéjar style white-walled village you’ll find in Spain. We hope you can join us for this beautiful day together.  

PLEASE NOTE: The daily schedule can change depending on the weather conditions, the duration of the trips, or other unforeseen factors.


  • All yoga classes/workshops and sessions included in the program, are in an outdoor/indoor yoga space.
  • Accommodation is an exclusive rustic traditional-style Villa providing single or double rooms, all of them ensuite. Use of all the facilities in the villa including swimming pools and gym pool room etc.
  • Healthy vegetarian food, using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients prepared by our Swedish chef ‘Kathrin’.  2 meals per day, brunch and dinner to allow time for exploring during the day. Snacks will be provided for lunchtime if you decide to stay back and relax.
  • Morning view on the rooftop of our yoga space, well equipped with yoga mats, cork blocks and straps
  • One trip to Frigiliana.
  • Dinner out on the last night in Nerja.
  • Airport transport from Malaga airport to the retreat venue, round trip.
  • Transport to the excursions

On request (at additional cost, on request at arrival):

  • Several types of massages.
    We can arrange massages for one day or two days depending on demand.

Not included:

  • Flights tickets.
  • Travel or cancellation insurance (we recommend to have one)
  • Medical insurance (mandatory)

Registration and Prices

The retreat will take place from June 17th to 23rd 2024, allowing you to kickstart your summer with a refreshed mind, body, and spirit.  Secure your spot now to ensure you don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience (we require a deposit of €400, which is non-refundable, to secure your spot on this retreat).

Full Week Retreat Cost Investment

Sharing – €1360pp sharing twin/double rooms.

Single supplement – €1710pp (€350 + €1360 – 0nly five rooms are available for single supplement)

The ‘Green Room’ (large 40m2 size room) – Private twin/double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, lounge with sofa bed & private terrace €1810 pp


Contact Us

For inquiries and registration, please reach out to us at or We’re here to answer any questions and assist you in making this retreat an unforgettable part of your journey.

Unplug from the chaos of everyday life and find your inner balance in the enchanting setting of Nerja. Join us for an unforgettable yoga retreat that promises to rejuvenate your soul and leave you with lasting memories.

We can’t wait to welcome you to this life-changing experience in June 2024.

Kathryn & Carmel

Please CLICK HERE to read a full copy of the Terms & Conditions for this retreat.