Yin and Yang at Molino del Rey (Spain)

by Elena

Molino yoga studio

Molino yoga studio

Molino yoga studio Elena in action Molino's step Erika at rest

Company Name:


Name of yoga retreat: Molino del Rey


15-22 May 2016


Jorox, 29567 Alozaina





Description of the Retreat:

A luxury yoga retreat set in a typical little Spanish hamlet community, surrounded by the traditional and simple Spanish country way of life. There are around 30 houses in the hamlet, some 50 Spanish neighbours and a simple bar, but no shops, banks etc. In a gorgeous green valley, flanked by orange groves, in the famous nature reserve Sierra de las Nieves. Only 50 minutes from Malaga airport and popular tourist resorts of the Costa del Sol as Marbella and Puerto Banus. Just 38 km away, lies the magical city of Ronda, a very popular excursion site.


Molino del Rey Yoga Retreat (Spain)

Luxury Accommodation with 22 guest beds, en-suite, balconies, air conditioning,comfortable beds, ceiling fans, tea making facilities, safes.

Supplement of 25 euros per night for single room (limited availability).

How long has the your company been running retreats?

First year for Yogi Yoga but Molino del Rey has been running yoga retreats for the last 10 years.

Instructors name and bio:
Erika Shapiro
Erika is an RYT500 Yoga Alliance UK registered teacher and teaches private, group and corporate yoga, as well as workshops. She spent 20 years in the corporate world, making a career change, after qualifying as an RYT500 Yoga instructor in 2010 with AOCY. She experienced the pressures of a demanding career first hand, juggling it with being a mother of two. Yoga became a sanctuary of peace and healing during those stressful times and helped her cope much better with external pressures. She believes that we all have the potential to transform both ourselves and our lives, and consequently our relationship with those around us. Erika thrives from seeing students grow, progress and flourish from the benefits of their yoga practice.
Erika teaches vinyasa and gentle flow, pregnancy and postnatal yoga, meditation, pranayama, restorative and yin yoga. She is also passionate about teaching students to cultivate a self-practice and runs workshops on this theme for studios and corporates.

Elena Rotondi
After a difficult period in her life, when she was confronted with two serious illnesses, Elena decided to concentrate on a yoga teaching path, which led her completing a 300-hour Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) with Norman Blair and Melanie Cooper in 2014. Then she recently took the Advanced Yin Teacher Training with Norman Blair and the Yin/Yang yoga and mindfulness meditation with Sarah Powers, which deepened her practice and knowledge of Yin Yoga.
Elena's teaching is deeply influenced by the Yin tradition while integrating dynamic elements coming from her Ashtanga training and a regular practice in Vinyasa flow yoga. Her aim is to show her students that practicing yoga is part of a therapeutic path and leads to a healthier and happier life, despite the difficulties and often tough challenges of daily life. She teaches with commitment, empathy and has a very personal approach.

Type of Yoga:

Vinyasa flow and Yin

Is there childminding available?


What's included in the cost of the retreat:
4 hours of daily yoga
2 vegetarian meals per day

What's not included in retreat cost:
Transfer to and from resort
Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Supplement of 25 euros per night for single room (limited availability)

Are non-yoga partners welcome?
Yes but they have to pas the full rate.

Food whats included in the cost and what type of food is it?
2 vegetarian meals per day (breakfast and dinner)

Do they serve alcohol?

Number of Participants: what is the minimum and maximum number of participants?
Minimum 10 - Maximum 16

Daily schedule:
8:00 – 09:30 Dynamic energizing Yang Vinyasa Flow with Erika

9:30 - 10:30 Open Workshop (open session where participants can bring their questions on the yoga practice and have support. We will explore 1-2 specific topics related to our practice per session).

10:30 Breakfast

17:00 - 18:30 Soothing and meditative Yin practice with Elena

19:00 Dinner

Instructions for getting there:
Less than 1h from Malaga airport + rent a car


contact email:

contact phone number:
Erika +44 7824 388603
Elena +44 7734 915323

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