June 9, 2019 - June 16, 2019
On this adventure, explore exotic Andalusia, the sun-baked region on Spain’s southern coast that embodies much of what we think of as typically Spanish: flamenco, tapas, matadors and bullfights. On this 7-day, 6-night trip, we start at a family-owned hacienda in the countryside, the perfect location for exploring the picturesque white hill towns and Cadiz on the coast. We end in fabulous Sevilla, the capital of Andalusia, where the town's ancient ambiance draws our trip to a fitting close. Vamanos!
A much beloved yoga instructor and vinyasa specialist, Shelby Autrey has a wonderful way of connecting with students of all levels, beginners to advanced. Fifteen years ago, Shelby discovered yoga while studying sports injury, and soon realized the power of yoga to create balance and a holistic understanding of the body while amplifying physical and emotional well being. Little did she know the power of breath met with movement and stillness would lead her to a passion for yoga and connecting with others that now defines her life. Her students are big fans of her creative flows that impart a fun, graceful, and dance-like quality to yoga movements for students of all levels.
In 2011, Shelby opened a thriving studio, B*FREE YOGA in Austin, Texas. Since 2004, Shelby has been a nationally certified therapeutic massage therapist focusing on myofascial release and functional movement. In 2016, she attained the most advanced Registered Yoga Teacher certification from Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500), and has taught more than 3000 hours of inspiring yoga classes. She has led classes at three national conferences for Yoga Journal Magazine, and assisted and led two Wanderlust Yoga Festivals in Colorado. Her teachers are Gioconda Parker and Christina Sell. Shelby brings a shining positivity to everything she does and connects with students by sharing truths from personal experience, right side up or upside down!
Yoga practice and individualized instruction with Shelby each day
Hiking in a nature preserve by the sea
Easy horseback ride near the hacienda
Beach time in Cadiz
Visit to a sherry bodega in Jerez
Exploring fabulous, historic Seville
Enjoying a fiery flamenco performance
Home-cooked, multi-course dinners each night at the hacienda
Dinner in Seville at a hip, local spot
From 7am ~ Breakfast
8:30am ~ Yoga with Shelby
11am ~ Time on your own for lunch, meditation, exploration, a rest or a swim in one of the three hacienda pools
2pm ~ Daily Excursion
7pm ~ Aperitivi (fresh squeezed juices always available)
8pm ~ Dinner
Situated in the quiet, picturesque countryside between Seville and Jerez, Hacienda de San Rafael is an enchanting hideaway. The small, family-owned hotel is located in a converted 18th-century Andalusian olive farm with a relaxed yet luxurious ambiance, its grounds full of lush vegetation, comfy outdoor sofas with pretty cushions, alfresco bars, and swimming pools. By night, the garden is lit by candles – a magical sight. This is still a working farm, with fields of olives, wheat, maize, cotton and sunflowers on all sides. The bougainvillea-filled courtyard acts as center stage to eleven bedrooms. All the rooms are individually decorated by Kuky Mora-Figueroa, using fabrics, antiques and artifacts that are warm and traditional modern. We have booked deluxe rooms here for you.
Located in the centre of Seville in the old quarter of Barrio Alfalfa just five minutes from the cathedral, Corral del Rey is housed in an original 17th century palacio. Anthony and his family have meticulously restored the palace and converted it into a small private luxury boutique hotel, offering chic accommodation with a relaxed cafe/bar and private dining facilities. The architectural highlights include the atrium patio, Roman marble columns and the original wooden carved detailing. Each room has its own creative design, combining an eclectic mix of ancient and modern. There is a state of the art sound and vision system in each bedroom, as well as luxurious marble and limestone bathrooms with walk-in rain showers. The very best linens and custom made bathrobes will spoil you. Guests adore the rooftop terrace with plunge pool and the extended mirador where you can relax with a glass of wine and some tapas while enjoying spectacular views of the cathedral and Giralda tower. We have reserved deluxe rooms here.