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"Dare to Breathe" Retreat in Andalusia, Spain


Sayalonga, Malaga, Spain
September 18-24, 2023


Welcome to “Dare to Breathe”, a week-long retreat dedicated to slow down and reconnect with yourself after the intensity of the summer.
Julie and Louise are two Yoga Instructors connected to life, humans and the elements. Together they will guide you on this nourishing journey in the beautiful Andalucian village of Sayalonga.

Dare to Breathe, the story: 
We often notice in our classes or in life in general how much we humans can feel restrained from taking a deep breath, from taking our place as big as it is, from imposing ourselves with who we are in our entirety. The patterns of today's society often lead us into a self-enclosure when we all have so much potential to bring out, to shine, to embrace! 

We are so happy to offer you this space to tune in this week to finally be able to come with yourself, as a whole, to breathe fully and move in consciousness. 

Dare to Breathe, dare to be who you are, dare to just BE. 


All you need is an open mind and an adventurous soul – we take care of the rest!


We will stay at a beautiful Samadhi Lodge, between mountains and sea, in the beautiful typical Andalusian white village Sayalonga. 


During our 7 days together, we will:

  • Explore different types of Yoga, conscious movement and meditation for all levels.

  • Spend time in nature, whether in the mountains or on the seaside.

  • Discover some holistic coaching keys and find ways to integrate them in your daily life.

  • Bring us back to our true harmony with nature, healthy lifestyle and inner-connection. 

  • Eat healthy vegetarian/vegan meals cooked with love by our host.


This retreat is really about opening your heart to come back to You.


Course Language: English

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French, German


What is included:

  • 6 nights accommodation at Samadhi Lodge

  • 2 Healthy and nutritious plant-based meals per day

  • Tea and water throughout the day

  • Two yoga classes per day (Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Nidra & Restorative) 

  • Daily Meditation

  • One individual Holistic Coaching session per person

  • A nature hike 

  • An afternoon at the beach (free time & activities) 

  • Various workshops (for example Breathwork,..)

  • Life Coaching/Personal Development Workshops

  • Conscious ratio of spaciousness (free time) balanced with activities

  • Yoga mats, pillows, blankets, bolsters, straps are provided

  • Transfer from and to “Aeropuerto de Malaga-Costa del Sol”  on the first and last day of the retreat 

  • Wifi connection (though we encourage you to digital detox during this week with us).

  • Free parking if you come by car.

You will also have the possibility to book massages at an additional cost during your stay at Samadhi Lodge.

Your Instructors


Louise Le Dévéhat


Inspired by the Energies, connected to conscious movement, meditation and breathing, Louise accompanies humans to find balance and personal fulfilment, in a space of trust. She helps them define their priorities, needs, limits and values so that they learn to know themselves. The keys to our inner garden are within each of us and Louise helps bring them to light.
She’s a certified Holistic Life Coach and Yoga teacher, loves to travel and explore the world.

Her Yoga classes focus on the body/mind/heart connection and awareness of our being, our anatomy and everything around us. Her goal is to guide people to a more conscious life by noticing movement and breath through the practice of yoga.

Julie Bourquin


Julie is a free spirit, traveler and a certified Yoga Teacher, Fitness and plant based nutrition coach, initially from Switzerland.

She travelled the world and learned from various teachers along the way, deepening her practice and understanding of yoga and also diving deeper into energy work, breathwork, acro yoga, ayurveda, ancestral healing and meditation.

With A Life Alive Yoga, she organizes and hosts retreats all over the world, in Mexico, Colombia, Spain, Portugal and Switzerland, amongst others.

Her greatest inspiration remain the people she got to share different practices and yoga with in various countries and settings.


Her classes are focused on natural movement and reconnecting with our true selves, to restore balance while strengthening both, the body and the mind.


The Accomodation

Samadhi Lodge is about 850m from the typical Andalusian white village Sayalonga and about 9km to the coast offering stunning views over the surrounding mountains and facing the highest peak of Malaga region, La Maroma (2069 m).  The lodge is fully immersed in nature: abundance of flowers in spring, sounds of birds and crickets, skies full of stars at night. With more than 300 sunny days per year the region boasts one of the best climates in Europe.

The lodge and its annex house (6 min walking distance) are comfortable homes! From the large panoramic terrace with pool you enter the cozy open lounge, kitchen and dining area, featuring a big open fireplace.

The host Claudia lives upstairs with her helper, her 9 years old daughter Alice and young kitten Belle.



We are monitoring the situation of Covid-19 as it affects Spain and the rest of the world. We are happy to discuss the precautions we plan on taking in order ensure the safety of our guests, our hosts and ourselves. 


To Arrive

Samadhi is located at an about 1 hour's drive from Malagà. We will provide airport transfer at a  fixed day and time on the first and last day of this retreat.

Taxis and Uber services are available from the airport and will cost you about EUR 90.00 if you wish to come on your own.

Also, please contact us if you are coming with your own car so we can send you the exact adress. There is free parking on site!


The Food

Because a healthy and happy mind & body starts on the plate, nourishing, natural and tasty food is a priority for our host.

Brunch & dinner will be served. Meals are sometimes vegetarian but mostly plant-based, gluten and sugar-free, with special attention to gut health.

Please specify at booking if you have any dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances.


Sample Day Schedule


7-8                 >    Guided meditation 

8-9:30            >    Yoga 

9:30-10:30     >    Breakfast 

10:30-12:30   >    Free time



 12:30-14:00   >   Workshops 

14:00-15:00    >  Free time 

16:30-18:00    >  Group activity or session



 18:00-19:30    >   Sunset yoga 

19:30-20:30    >   Dinner 

20:30 -22:30   >   Chitchat, stargazing, evening meditation

You will get a final schedule before the retreat starts.

September 18-24, 2023

Dare to Breathe Yoga Retreat

Sayalonga, Malagà, Spain

Shared Room For Two Persons
2 persons, 2 single beds, shared mixed bathroom
EUR 1200 per person

Private  Room For One Person

One bed for one person, shared mixed bathroom
EUR 1600

Private Double Room For Two Persons

One queen size bed, 2 Persons
EUR 1800 ( EUR 900 each)

Glamping Tent for One Person
Shared mixed bathroom
Lights, no electricity
EUR 1100.00

Glamping Tent for Two Persons
Shared mixed bathroom

Lights, no electricity
EUR 1300 (650 per person)

Please note that a deposit of EUR 300 is required in order to confirm your reservation.


We accept payments via PayPal, Wise, TWINT or bank transfer. You can pay the remaining amount in cash, in Euros only.

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