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Spain – Moving into Stillness – The Body, Breath and Beyond Retreat with Ulrica Norberg

| 2021-09-26 |

Join Yogamaster Ulrica Norberg for a week of unwinding, reflecting, moving, meditating, breathing and destressing. 

The retreat is held in Spain outside Malaga on a beautiful Spanish finca that exclusively receives yoga groups from all over the world. The modern yoga shala is something really extraordinary, one of the flashiest we have come across.

Every day will begin with sweet alignment based flow yoga and meditation and every afternoon ebb out through a more yielding, restoring practice before dinner. 

If you would like this week to be more of an immersion in yoga, there will be additional classes to be added in, and the theme is pranayama; breathwork. So anyone who is intrigued in learning more about physiology, breathwork, pranayama, energy and how to strengthen ones nervous system, then this is something for you.  

Enjoy the pool, the sun and the adorable environment between the yoga classes.


 “A finca-style hotel in the hills above Malaga that has, incongruously perhaps, one of the flashiest yoga studios I have come across”

“There are excellent retreats in southern Spain but this one near Málaga, has a new shala with a yoga wall allowing for a rare level of precision and teaching”


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About Ulrica Norberg and the lessons

About Ulrica Norberg and the lessons

Ulrica has over 25 years of experience in how to work on intergrating and individualize inner potential with opening up the capacity of body, mind and spirit. Physically, Mentally, Spiritually.

Ulrica stems from that all healing, happiness and strenght comes from dedicated reflection, meditation and movement. WIth a sincere dedicaton to know thyself. 

She has written over a dozen books on health and awareness as well as teaching students privately, companies and groups all over the world in awareness, creativity, innovation, meditation, mindfulness, health and yoga. 

This retreat is for anyone who is after a yoga retreat with lots of opportunities to deepen your yoga practice, unwind, chillout and restore your energies. 
Every day will begin with sweet alignment based flow yoga and meditation and every afternoon ebb out through a more yielding, restoring practice before dinner. 

If you would like this week to be more of an immersion in yoga, there will be additional classes to be added in, and the theme is pranayama; breathwork. So anyone who is intrigued in learning more about physiology, breathwork, pranayama, energy and how to strengthen ones nervous system, then this is something for you.  See separat tab about the optional pranayama module.

Our retreat center is fully equipped with all the props one can think of so you are completely supported in your days to come. 

In the classes, the emphasis is on an aim to build from within. Focus lies on buildning a practice that builds and enhances ones practice over time, not just for the moment. Ulrica will help those who wish to advance their practice as well as beginners who need a solid foundation. All is welcome and cared for. 

Welcome to a soulful week!

Accommodation & cuisine

Accommodation & cuisine

Set in a secluded location, Santillan is an Andalusian paradise. It’s nestled in the countryside in a Malaga hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by the silence of the mountain and with wonderful views.

A farm of 30,000 sq meters, it is located in the peace of the Spanish countryside, and yet is conveniently only 20 minutes from Malaga airport.

The family atmosphere, the delicacy of service, gardens, small corners and interior spaces make it an ideal venue for yoga, retreats or explore meditation, deepening silence and stillness space.

There is no supermarket within walking distance so we recommend that you make the necessary purchases before arriving at the finca.

The finca 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, 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.

The Mediterranean, vegetarian and vegan meals are based on organic produce grown under the Spanish sun, from our gardens, local farmers, our chicken coop, fruit trees and herb garden.

You are offered breakfast, lunch and dinner usually served buffet style.

The cooks 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. 

Fresh eggs are available daily from free-range chickens.


You have the opprtunity to have a massage in your room or outdoors, there is a wide and affordable menu of massages and other body treatments. Booked and paid in cash on site.  Massage menu >>

Daily schedule

Daily schedule

Preliminary schedule:

Arrival day: Check-in from 15.30

Schedule the other days:
Morning tea or coffee
07.00-09.00 Yoga class
09.00 Breakfast, then free time (sun, pool etc.)
11.00-12.15 Pranayama class (optional)
13.00 Lunch
14.00-15.15 Pranayama class (optional)
17.00-18.30 Yoga class
19.00 Dinner

Departure day: Check-out until 12.00

Pranayama module

Welcome to an in-depth study of breathing training with Ulrica Norberg.

For three days you have the opportunity to participate in three tailor-made workshops in how you can work with breathing techniques to prevent stress, tension and poor posture and be able to influence digestion, circulation, mental strength and physical strength with the help of a more well-functioning breathing. If you are curious to learn more about physiology, breathing techniques and how to strengthen your energy system, then this is for you.

There are a maximum of 10 participants in the group. Here you have the opportunity to get more individual help and breathing training with Ulrica.

You will get a booklet and very valuable knowledge about breathing, physiology, anatomy and psychology.

Price for the workshop module is 245 EUR. In order for the module to happen, at least 6 participants are required. If you book this option and the number of participants does not reach 6, the full amount will be refunded.

Travel & Facts

Included in the price:
- Accommodation 7 nights in single room ensuite
- Vegetarian full board (breakfast, light lunch and dinner)
- All yoga sessions
- Group return transfer Malaga airport

Not included in the price:
- Flight ticket
- Excursions
- Pranayama sessions

Travel: You book your own flight, there are many flight booking sites out there.

Do not book your flight before you have received information from us that the minimum number of participants (15) is attained.

Check-in from 15.30 Sept 26.
Check-out until 12.00 Oct 2.

Transfer: You might have to wait on the airport for other participants to arrive before the transfer departs. The same applies at departure if your flight is later than others. If you need or wish to have your own separate transfer it is possible at an additional cost. We will inform you when it is time to book your flight, and about the transfer time.

WiFi: Yes, but the signal can be weak in certain areas and rooms.

Pool: Yes, salt water pool. Not heated. 

Covid-19: Please read separate information below.

Yoga props: Everything needed is provided on site, but you are welcome to bring your own yoga mat if you want. 

Spa: You can book massage and other treatments on site. Find more info in the tab Accommodation & cuisine.

Special diets: Usually bo problem, let us know when you book.

Age limit: No

Electricity: Standard EU 2-pin plug

Currency: EUR

Credit cards: Major cards are accepted on the retreat center.

Weather statistics

Carbon offsetting

Carbon offsetting your air travel is a good way of taking responsiblity for the emissions caused by it. You can easily carbon offset your trip directly with us when you complete your booking, and you will immediately see what it costs. We collaborate with the organisation GoCLimateNeutral and the amount goes to replacing wood and coal stoves for solar-powered fireplaces in the Chinese countryside in an UN-certified climate project that has the Gold Standard certification. If you want to dive deeper into the climate compensation, you can find more info here.


The venue has implemented ambitous measures against the spred of viruses so that you feel confident and secure that your well-being and safety are a highest priority.

The farm is located in the countryside and has taken many measures to minimize the risk of virus spread.

- Everyone get a single room with private bathroom at no extra cost.
- The rooms will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with every change of client.
- There are cleaned and packaged yoga props for each participant.
- Everyone must bring a sports towel for sweat and at least one sarong or yoga towel to cover the props such as bolsters. 
- If you use the retreat's yoga mats, you must also bring your own large towel to cover the mat, and clean the mat after each class. Feel free to bring your own mat instead.
- The size of the yoga hall and the large areas in the garden make it possible to keep distance.
- There will be hydroalcoholic gel dispensers distributed in the common areas. The use of hand sanitizer with be mandatory to enter into the dining area.
- The salinity in the pool has been adjusted to prevent the spread of viruses, and the salinity is measured several times a day.
- The information sheet in the rooms is replaced with a QR code so you can access the information on your mobile.

Dates and prices

DateDaysName of tripPrice from
26/09/20217Spain - Moving into Stillness - The Body, Breath and Beyond RetreatEUR 1,020Book on request
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