"Four of the best: quirky yoga holidays"
Yoga and mindful walking at the Spanish
Yoga Retreat, Trujillo,
Spain. What makes this retreat brilliant is
not only the bespoke yoga - José Manuel Poncé
who runs it is a cranial osteopath as well as a yoga
teacher and gives you insights into your posture,
alignment and flexibility - but also the food, walking
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Saturday Telegraph Magazine
"It was a perfect package of delights:"
The yoga classes, the utterly delicious meals (yes, I probably
ate too much, very happily) your excellent company, wandering
the streets of Trujillo, breakfasting in the square and enjoying
the pool with the locals
I so enjoyed it and you both seemed so spontaneous and relaxed
while managing to be perfectly organised at the same time!
Thank you a thousand times Manuel and Brandon. It was just
Wendy Furniss, London UK
"Top choice. Deserves every one of the 5 stars" * * * * *
Having taken both classes and yoga holidays in Trujillo with
Manuel I believe you couldn't do better. He has a true gift for
healing, and both body and spirit feel so much better after each
One of the key differences is that Manuel employs his deep
understanding of the body to help you truly experience what
yoga should feel like, rather than striving for advanced poses
for the sake of it
It’s concentrated therapy in a class
Anne Cullen, London, UK
I needed an intense time of study to develop my yoga practice,
found Manuel’s web page, love Spain, so off to Trujillo I went
Brilliant week of practice - really focused on individual needs.
The food is spectacular too and I’m not a vegetarian!
Visited Manuel’s practice in London for a review session and
returned to Spain for another week’s yoga last June
I can't recommend him highly enough
Father Peter Wright, Catholic Priest, UK
"Relaxation in an amazing location"
Many will know Manuel for his Yoga, Osteopathy and his healing
touch in London but this is another level
I can not comment for a larger group but Manuel specialises in
creating intimacy. He has a whole range of experience and skills
to add to those stated and has helped me in a number of ways in
But here in Trujillo there is the whole aspect of Spanish hospitality
thrown in. The cooking is quirky and has influences from Mexico,
North Africa and the far east - as well as Spanish of course.
The town is a delight to walk round and there are many lovely
bars and cafes to share a bottle of wine, relax and talk therapy.
Works a treat!!
Keith Richards OBE, Lagos, Nigeria
"I fully intend to return for more of
I went on the yoga and walking retreat in June and the weather
may have been iffy but everything else was fabulous
Manuel and Brandon are both so welcoming and, like them, their
home is quirky, fun and restful in equal measure
The food is truly amazing - I'm not a vegetarian but if I could
have them as my personal chefs I'd don't think I'd even miss
...we got plenty of individual attention during the yoga sessions
which were tailored to our various needs and which I found very
inspiring and therapeutic
Trujillo itself is a lovely place, and the late afternoon walks
in the surrounding countryside were a delight. I fully intend
to return for more of the same
Frances Hitchcock, Surrey, UK
"I loved eating the world!"
A very late but huge thank you for such an enjoyable & instructive
four days. I learnt so much & am so much conscious of how I walk,
sit, stand, let alone my yoga practice
The enormous lunches you cooked for us were SO delicious, I loved
eating the world! ( & may have to steal recipes from you....)
Peppi Taylor, Jeweller, Oxford