Santillán 7-night retreat

Our venue is Santillán, near Malaga in Spain, a dedicated retreat centre 40 minutes from Malaga airport, situated in its own private valley overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and surrounded by hillside and valley walking. En-suite accommodation is offered in private, double, or spacious twin and triple share bedrooms, all with balconies or garden terraces. Rated one of the World’s Top 20 Yoga Retreats by The Times newspaper, Santillán sports one of the best designed and equipped yoga and activity studios in the world.

While the whole team will guide you for graded morning hikes, they will practice alongside you throughout the day of dynamic and restorative yoga, cutting edge fitness sessions, breath-work, chi kung, meditation and stillness. During the week we will present raw food preparation and nutrition lectures and support and guidance toward inner and outer health and beauty.


daily schedule of activities

It is important to understand that while we offer a full day of scheduled activities, nothing is compulsory.  We of course advise total commitment to the whole schedule, but we recognise that everyone comes with different needs, goals and interests, and ‘down time’ can be taken whenever a person feels it is important for them. There will be short periods in the day offering free ‘down time’, and scheduled activities that promote and support rest and relaxation.  

06.45   Silent graded morning hikes 
08.00   Lemon water, probiotic drink, tea
08.30   Dynamic ‘yang’ yoga / chi kung / pranayama [2 hours]
10.30   Green Juice
11.30   Raw food lecture and raw food preparation 2 days a week and group HIIT fitness sessions on the other days [45 minutes]
12.30   Plant based Raw food lunch, followed by free time  
15.00   Fitness group sessions / walking / activities / small group discussion [45 minutes]
16.00   Green Juice or plant based smoothie
16.30   Restorative yoga & meditation (2 hours)
18.45   Plant based Raw food dinner
19.30   Short evening walk / free time

All private massage, bodywork and therapeutic sessions are charged at 60-70 euros per hour, depending on the treatment. 

We will be encouraging guests to keep a journal over the retreat, and for those interested, we will facilitate group discussions incorporating lifestyle and philosophical teachings, life coaching and the latest findings in outer and inner health and fitness.

Dates & the people

May 4-11 | Simon Low and Kirstin Arnesen with Boo (raw food)& Robin (fitness)
May 11-18 | Simon Low and Kirstin Arnesen with Boo (raw food) & Robin (fitness)
May 25-June 1 | Simon Low and Kirstin Arnesen with Boo (raw food) & David (fitness)
Sept 16-23 | Simon Low and Kirstin Arnesen with Boo (raw food ) & David (fitness)


How to get to Santillán

Santillán is 35-40 minutes by road from Málaga airport.

If you would like an airport transfer please send us your flight number and arrival time, along with the active mobile number that you will be using upon arrival into Spain, as soon as you have confirmed your flights.  At current rates the taxi will cost about 55-60 euros each way. Wherever possible, unless you request a personal taxi, we will arrange for you to share with other arriving guests, and the fare would be shared between the number of passengers in the taxi. This option may involve a wait time for other flight arrivals. 

If you are travelling independently by road with a hire car or taxi, please copy the directions from the Santillán website: