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Yoga and Climbing Retreat Spain El Chorro 2025

Yoga and Climbing Retreat Spain

Sun 12th – 19th January 2025, El Chorro

Climbing and Yoga holiday

Bring a little Spanish warmth to the start of 2025…join Rebecca and Paul on this full week Yoga and Climbing retreat in El Chorro, Spain. If you prefer just a Yoga holiday, great! We have an option to join without the climbing, allowing you the freedom to do what you want through the day.

Surrounded by peaceful nature in the El Chorro mountains get inspired to climb, to develop a daily Yoga practice and to eat delicious healthy food prepared with passion. A special week to relax in a spacious mountain villa with some of the best climbing crags in Spain just 15 mins walk away. When not climbing, there’s Yoga, great walks like the Camino Del Ray and, the cherry on the cake, our private pool for optional daily cold plunge to boost the nervous system, reduce inflammation and feel amazing!


We invite you along to this beautiful scenic area of the world, where we have organised spacious accommodation and will provide you with great vegetarian food, daily Yoga classes with the rising sun and lots of great climbing.


The climbing and Yoga holiday was created when we decided to join our talents, Rebecca has been running Yoga retreats and Paul teaching climbing for a combined 40 years. Putting climbing and Yoga together gives you the exhilaration and adventure in the El Chorro mountains, plus a calm, grounding energy to create balance for body and mind. As seasoned climbers and familiar with the El Chorro area, we decided this was a great spot for our climbing and Yoga retreat.

At a Glance:

  • Daily Yoga
  • Guided Climbing (optional)
  • Breath work sessions
  • Cold water swimming/plunge
  • All meals
  • Spacious accommodation
  • Lots of outdoor space and swimming pool
  • Stunning dramatic landscape

The Yoga with Rebecca

Rebecca has a love for Yoga and Ayurveda, so the food and Yoga classes on this retreat will be infused with that positive energy. Rebecca has over 20 years teaching experience with weekly Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Yin and Pilates classes.

There will be a daily morning class pre-breakfast, additional Yoga/Meditation classes may be possible. Please bring your own Yoga mat or let us know if you need to borrow one.

Yoga classes on this Yoga and climbing retreat will be complimentary to climbing; gently dynamic, building strength, flexibility and a focused mind required to prepare you for the day’s activities. When weather allows, Yoga will be outside. More about Rebecca HERE

The Climbing with Paul

Paul has guided in the mountains for over 20 years. He is a qualified member of AMI (Association of Mountaineering Instructors) which trains and assess instructors to the highest level found in the UK.

Paul leads courses covering a wide range from hill walking, scrambling, rock climbing and canoeing – through to navigation and advanced rope skills courses. The outdoors is his job but most importantly his passion, which comes across in his sessions. Paul’s teaching approach is patient, very safe, encouraging and calm. Expect to learn lots and have a great day out!

On this Yoga and Climbing Retreat there will be 4 full and 1 half day’s guided climbing, the remaining time free for you to explore other activities. We will start on easy achievable rock climbs and work from there, developing confidence and technique. With a mixed ability group, we find something for everyone. More about Rock n Ridge – Here



It is important you get adequate insurance for your trip, we can reccommend:
BMC Insurance – LINK
Sports Cover Direct – LINK


Malaga Aeropuerto T3, Cercanias Train – Malaga Maria Zambrano – El Chorro
Take the Cercanias train (entrance found just outside T3 Arrivals exit) from the airport to the Maria Zambrano Station. You can buy the ticket on the platform. The train takes 12 minutes to get to the Maria Zambrano Station, announcements made in Spanish and English. Here is the ‘daily schedule of trains between Malaga airport to Malaga Maria Zambrano train stations’ LINK.
From Malaga Maria Zambrano take the Proximdad train direct to El Chorro, runs around 4 x a day, LINK. Information offices are there to help if you need any assistance.

The Food

All meals on your Yoga and Climbing retreat Spain, are hearty, plentiful and healing – to nourish your body give you energy. Local organic produce will be used where possible, but all meals prepared thoughtfully and infused with positive vibes! After all, we are what we eat, and we want everyone to feel positive and healthy.


An idea of what we might eat…
Breakfast – a choice of fruits, yoghurts, eggs, porridge, breads and cereals
Lunch – Packed lunch for out on the crag, such as a protein pasta salad and energy ball/bar
Snack – Hummus & crudites
Supper – A wholesome dish, finished off with something sweet, if you wish!
Drinks – Teas, coffee, juice and water available all day long.
1 Alcoholic drink included with each evening meal

The Accommodation

Nestled in the El Chorro mountains with open views of the surrounding countryside, this large villa provides comfort and space both inside and outside. You can make the most of the Spanish winter sun by adventuring out for a day climbing, waking or just chilling out at the villa.

  • Log burner and heating in main living spaces
  • Swimming pool
  • Indoor and outdoor space for Yoga & dining
  • 6 relaxing bedrooms with heating
  • 4 shared bathrooms
  • Poolside sun room for cooler days
  • Walks from the door
  • 15 mins walk to the nearest climbing area
  • 1 hour drive from Malaga with direct train service

Holiday WITH Climbing

For absolute beginners, through to improving climbers, or indoor wall climbers looking for their first experience of outdoor rock. We will provide you with all the safety equipment and professional instruction needed. A relaxed approach so you can do as little or as much rock climbing as you decide. More about climbing HERE

Holiday WITHOUT Climbing

Simply join in the Yoga classes, meals and all other activities and then choose to do your own thing while the climbing sessions are on.
If you are a competent climber you are welcome to take this option and climb on your own without Paul’s guidance.




  • 7 Nights in Spanish Mountain Villa
  • Full Board
  • Climbing Tuition
  • Daily Yoga Classes
  • Pick-up & Drop-off from El Chorro train station.



  • Flights
  • Transport to El Chorro from Malaga (train is cheep, about £8, see links below)
  • Travel around El Chorro (exc to climbing sessions)
  • Alcohol
  • Snacks
  • Insurance (see links opposite)


From £850 per person – based on shared room

Twin Bed Rooms

Double Double Bed

Mixed Dorm (2 bunks = 4 pers)
Rooms above have 3 Shared bathrooms

Triple Bed Room (en suite)

Want a room to yourself?
Add £390 to the ‘Twin Room’ price

If you are single and happy to share a twin, we can pair you with someone else.

*deposit of £350 to reserve space, remainder in Sept.
Instalment payments can be arranged if required.

How to Book?

Call Paul on: 07853 844598 or Rebecca on: 07855 390680 

Or use the contact form HERE

Pilates Walking Retreats

Pilates Walking Retreat


Come join our pilates walking retreat for a guided weekend of Pilates and hiking in the Lake District fells. A healthy retreat with fresh air, exercise, vegetarian wholesome food, and lots of peace and calm to nourish the soul. hiking holidays, 

The weekend is open to all, and even if you have not done a Pilates class before, full instruction will be given. The classes will be tailored to the group and therefore you won’t feel ‘out of your depth’ if this is a new experience to you. firstly secondly

The walking requires people to have a certain level of fitness. But this can be achieved prior to coming on the retreat.

On the other hand if you are unsure then please drop us a line to ask about any concerns you may have. above all


What’s included:

  • Accommodation – Bunk barn style (see pics or here) with toilet and shower facilities
  • Full Board – Breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal
  • Drinks – *1 glass wine or bottle beer included with evening meal
  • Qualified mountain guide for the weekend hikes
  • Pilates classes – for all abilities, mats provided

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What’s not included: pilates walking retreat, hiking holidays

  • Alcohol (please BYO if you want more*)
  • Hill snacks
  • Walking kit
  • Spending money
  • Transport


History of Pilates: Here

What to wear when hill walking: Here

Rebecca Edwards Pilates: Here

Kentmere valley hiking-holidays


We have chosen the Longsleddale valley for your walking retreat/hiking holiday, because of it’s off the beaten track tranquility. It’s a little corner of the Lake District that has still maintained its unique appearance and feel. Therefore you will have space to properly relax and unwind.

The barn itself is at the head of the valley, one road in and out, you are surrounded by the beautiful Longsleddale fells and you get a truly Lake District experience. The nearby town of Kendal is 5 miles away, so therefore any last minute supplies can be purchased. hiking holidays


We stay in a comfortable bunk barn with mod cons like electricity, hot showers and flushing toilets. It is similar to a Youth Hostel but with exclusive use for the Pilates Walking Retreat group.  The barn has a wood burning stove in the main dining/communal area.

Sleeping is split into a male and female dorm area, see pictures.

About us:

Paul & Rebecca have been together for almost 20 years. Paul runs an outdoor pursuits company– Rock n Ridge and Rebecca runs a Yoga/Pilates business– Pilates Yoga Lake district. This made total sense to combine the two and start to run retreats for people.

Rebecca has been teaching and delivering Pilates since 2004, where she has now built up a reputable and successful business, which runs from her studio in the Staveley Mill Yard. See link below to her business.

Paul has been teaching outdoor pursuits to a wide range of clients since the early 00’s, and guides people across the mountains of the UK and Europe.

Pricing & Date:

The weekend of the 28th – 30th October 2022. So Friday night to Sunday afternoon.

We truly believe that our price for our Pilates Walking Retreat package is great value for money. The price is per person for the weekend and is £225.00 inclusive.

To book: To reserve a space one month before the date then a £50 deposit will be taken. If booking less than a month then full payment will be required.


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Scafell Pike

Guided group 'Scafell Pike' Walks - 3rd Friday in the month. £40 per person - Minimum 4 persons for the day to run.

Scafell Pike – 978m


Come and walk Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain. We are now offering –  Scafell Pike guided walks. Our route starts from Wasdale Head. Tackling Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head is an ‘easier approach’ and definitely the quickest.

Scafell Pike Guided Walks

Now offering due to popular demand, guided walks up to the summit. Because of the demand and for some, walking with friends or others may not be possible, we have decided to offer a group walk up Scafell Pike. Therefore for these days to run we need a minimum of 4 persons.


Our Scafell pike guided walk will be run every third Friday in the month. The price will be £40 per person. We don’t provide waterproofs and boots, we expect people to have these items, but we can advise on what to buy/where.

It’s in the name…

It’s meaning is said to derive from old Norse, and means the fell with the shieling. Or the fell with the bald summit.

Walking Scafell Pike commands respect, and with any mountain weather conditions can change when hiking Scafell Pike.  Therefore we will provide you with recommended kit list. On request, we will send this out at time of booking.

Due to the walks length, Ideally you should be hovering around, or at our Bronze fitness level. This means you’ll get the most out of your time up Scafell Pike. That said if you’re not then it obviously can still be climbed, but is harder and just takes longer.

Of course that said, we have guided people of all ages and abilities up this mountain, over our 2 decades of guiding in the hills of UK and Europe. Therefore you’ll always be in safe hands with our highly experienced and qualified instructors.

Highest mountain in England

is generally walked in the spring/summer months of the Lake District. Likewise the mountain can be climbed in the winter months too. This is a different undertaking, as the days are shorter and colder. Snow also makes the journey far harder than the spring/summer months. Whereby extra winter clothing is needed. Again full kit list will be sent out on booking confirmation.


Likewise it can be approached by other routes. We can start from Brotherilkeld, near the village of Boot in the Western Lake District. This is a great way to approach but due to the length, adds extra time and distance to your day.

A similar route in distance, and one that is as equally popular, is approaching from the village of Seathwaite in Keswick, in the northern Lake District. This route leads on to the Corridor Route, a beautiful and winding approach that cuts through some beautiful mountain scenery. Whichever route you choose, or similarly you may want us to choose,  then rest assured you’ll have a great day.

Ordnance survey map showing Scafell Pike Walking Route


A guided Scafell Pike walk starts from as little as £45.00 per head.

A £50 deposit is required to book a place. See our Contact and Pricing page for more details.

For larger groups of 8 persons please get in touch for pricing.

* Max group size is 8 persons for one instructor.



Facts about the mountain: Here

What to wear when hill walking: Here

Wasdale MRT Team: Here