and a daily ride through the
cattle and cork country of Andalucia
Yoga Rides, 2019
June 23 – 29, June 30 – July 6, July 7 – 13, July 14 – 20, July 21 – 27 , July 28 – Aug 3rd
A daily ride through the cattle and cork country of rural Andalucia led by either Daisy or José Luis.
Over rolling hills, through wild flower meadows and sweet chestnut groves, visiting the white villages of the sierra de Aracena along the way. Riding our own andaluz horses usually greys measuring between 15.2 – 16.2. Well schooled and responsive mounts making riding effortless and fun. We ride in vaquero tack (similar to western) the tack of choice for the andaluz horseman. We ride for between 2 – 3 hrs a day, the riding is not suitable for beginners. Riders should be competent and comfortable at all paces but there is no jumping. Those that rode as children and are now a bit “rusty” are usually fine !
There are two classes a day, a shorter session in the morning before breakfast, a guided meditation followed by pranayama and a few stretches to wake the body then there is time for breakfast before we leave for the ride at about 10.30.
In the late afternoon once you have returned from your ride an asana practice that helps both with the stiffness that you may experience after riding as well as improving both balance and equilibrium with your horse. We often have lunch in the garden and then there is a chance to chill for awhile by your pool, A week that will leave you refreshed, well exercised and relaxed.
Daisy will give the Yoga classes. Daisy has completed the 200hr Yoga Alliance Teachers Training in India and growing up at Finca el Moro has had the benefit of studying with a variety of experienced Teachers .
She started her Yoga practice as a teenager and has had training in both the Iyengar and Astanga schools. She teaches Hatha Yoga and emphasizes alignment and movement with the breath.
Her classes reflect an understanding of all aspects of the teachings of Yoga………. so much more than just a series of stretches
€1295 based on 2 people sharing an en-suite room with full board and accommodation.
€895, non Riders most welcome.
Great food and wine with Dinner accommodation in a twin/double room, all riding and yoga. you will spend very little indeed during your stay with us. Seville transfers from 15€, please see our Travel page, and if you want to stay on a few extra days in Seville visit our Seville page where our traditional C19th town house is available for rent in the heart of the city.
From Tree to Table
Finca el Moro has a reputation for excellent food. The farm is 75 acres of olives, sweet chestnut trees, and cork and we farm sheep, black Iberican pigs and breed horses. We are as self-sufficient as possible for ourselves and our guests and produce our own olive oil and table olives. We have a large organic walled vegetable garden and the farm is dotted with fruit trees – lemons, figs, plums, quinces, cherries, peaches, apples and pears. We serve carefully prepared meals “al fresco” on the terraces around the main farmhouse. It is warm enough to eat outside at night and to swim in one of the three pools on the farm. We are very happy to have non- riders, simply relax on the farm enjoying the food and what is always a wonderfully relaxing week of Yoga.