Frequently Asked Questions
- Will there be two retreats happening in September?
Yes, the first retreat will start on the 17th and finish on the 22nd and the second retreat will start on the 24th till 30th of September.
- What is the difference between these two retreats?
The first retreat is 5 nights long, the second one 6 nights long. Each retreat is slightly unique with different activities and different co-teacher each time. The first retreat includes a variety of adventure activities (Via Ferrata, Rock climbing session, The Caminito del Rey hike) and the second retreat focuses more on climbing and includes three rock climbing sessions on real rock + a hiking trip to the Arabic Steps.
- What's the retreat space like?
The retreat space is surrounded by mountains, olive trees and gardens; there is a swimming pool with sun loungers; training area with bouldering wall, rings, pull up bar; verandas as well as communal room with sofas, billiard table, board and dart games. Plenty of space in the beautiful Mother Nature to give time for yourself, to breathe, to grow, to unwind.
- Can I come by myself?
Absolutely! Most of our Moonlight Yoga retreat participants are coming alone and leaving with new friends in the end of the retreat. Welcoming and friendly environment with like minded people is a fertile ground to connect with other fellow travellers, yoga practitioners and make (possibly) lifelong friendships.
- I have never done yoga before, can I still come?
Don't worry if you have never practiced yoga before or can't touch the ground with your fingers (yet!). This retreat is open for those new to yoga as well as advanced practitioners. Different yoga posture modifications will be given during the Yoga classes, all levels will be catered for and everyone will be supported in their personal growth: physical and mental.
- What about food? I have some dietary requirements, what should I do?
Expect the food to be wholesome, nutritious, healthy and plant based. Please let us know in advance/ in the time of booking and The Olive Branch chef will make sure to cater for your dietary requirements/ allergies.
- What about hiking? I saw that there are few hiking activities planned. Do I have to buy new hiking shoes?
Sport shoes or comfortable hiking sandals will be absolutely enough. Our hiking will not be strenuous, but more an enjoyable long walks in the mountains. Two of our hikes will be max of 8 km per hike with stops to enjoy the view along the way, to take some photos and spend peaceful time in sitting still/ meditation.
- What about the payment? Do I have to pay the full price in advance?
The payment can be made in full or a deposit of £200 can be made first to secure your spot and then the rest of the payment to be paid by the 17th of August, 2021.
- What about your cancellation policy?
If we have to cancel the retreat - you will receive the full amount including the deposit back to you.
If you can't attend the retreat and would like to cancel your participation more than 30 days before the retreat - the full amount will be refunded to you including the deposit.
If cancellation takes place less than 30 days before the retreat - your full payment amount will be transferred for future retreats including the deposit.
If cancellation takes place less then 2 weeks before the retreat, your payment will be transferred for future retreats minus the deposit.