Dates, Prices and availability at La Crisalida Retreat Centre, Albir, Costa Blanca, Spain -

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La Crisalida view of the 2nd swimming pool

We offer the Mindful Hatha Yoga & MBSR Yoga Therapy Teacher training course as either a 22 night Intensive, or as Modules (Module One is two weeks, Module Two is one week) based at La Crisalida Retreat Centre in the costal town of Albir on the Costa Blanca.

La Crisalida is run by Mindful Yoga Academy graduate, Lisa and her husband John. It is located in a very quiet part of Albir, just five minutes walk from the shops, cafes and restaurants and less than ten minutes’ walk to the pebble beach and stunning palm tree lined seafront promenade.

This small family run Retreat Centre has lovely gardens and two outdoor swimming pools, one is in the courtyard and the other is towards the south of the Retreat grounds. A large number of sun beds are placed around the retreat so you can choose where to relax.

The Retreat offers spacious rooms, all contain a seating area, separate bathroom and a small kitchenette and including your own outside balcony or terrace. Some apartments contain two bedroom areas (each able to sleep two people), others have one bedroom area (for two people).

There is also a large roof top terrace for Yoga practice in the fresh air, and due to the close proximity to the beach, we will walk down once a week to meditate and practice Yoga as the  sun rises. The Retreat Centre has a large Yoga Studio which, together with a 2nd training room that we use during the course.

albir beach-002The coastline is stunning, with azure blue sea and a back drop of mountains. The beach, the Playa de Racó de l’Albir has been awarded the prestigious EU Blue Flag classification, denoting its excellent facilities and cleanliness.

There is a lovely promenade that you can walk on which stretches all the way up along to the pretty town of Altea. Surrounding Albir is the Sierra Helada, a protected nature reserve. The walk through trees along to the lighthouse is beautiful and you may be rewarded at the end with the opportunity to spot bottle nose dolphins. On a clear day you can see all the way to Ibiza!

A 600 euro non refundable deposit books your space with the balance due just one month before. For early bookers (more than 3 months in advance) a smaller 200 euro non refundable deposit secures your space, this is followed by a payment of 400 euros 3 months before, and the balance due just one month before the course starts. Payment options may also be available. Its good to book early as not only is your space secure but you also start to work with Kathy to prepare for your course!


Dates, prices and availability -

  • Autumn 11th October - 2nd November 2014 few spaces available
  • Spring 3rd - 25th March 2015 - now taking bookings
  • Summer 2015 - 6th June - 28th June
  • Autumn 2015 - 10th October - 1st November

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       Twin with on-suite bathroom (2 share) 

Triple with on-suite bathroom (3 share)

11th October - 2nd November 2014 Autumn 200hr Intensive €2,950 - spaces
€2,750 - Sorry fully booked, ask about the waiting list
11th October - 25th October 2014  Autumn Module One €2,030 -spaces
€1,946 - sorry fully booked
25th October - 2nd November 2014  Autumn Module Two €940 - spaces
€892 - sorry fully booked
7th - 29th March 2015
Spring Intensive
€2,950 - spaces €2,750 - spaces

ates shown are the arrival and departure days. Check in is 4pm and check out 10am, there is a left luggage space for early/late flights. The Course starts with a Opening Ceremony at 18.00hrs on the arrival day. 

What's included in the prices shown -

  •         All course tuition
  •         22/14/8 nights same sex shared accommodation at La Crisalida Retreat Centre in either a studio (sleeps 2) or 2 bedroom apartment (sleeps 3-4) as booked
  •         All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) including on your free days. The Vegan food is lovingly prepared to ensure balanced nutition and sourced locally where ever possible.
  •         Unlimited on-going pre-and post support and mentoring by Kathy Ward, Director of Training
  •         Extensive training manual supporting every aspect of Mindful Hatha Yoga & MBSR Yoga Therapy teaching and practice.
  •         200hr Mindful Hatha Yoga & MBSR Yoga Therapy Teacher Certificate on graduation
  •         Herbal Infusions, water and fruit during morning and afternoon break

What is not included in the prices shown -

  •         La Crisalida does not serve coffee or bread (see food page for more details)
  •         Required pre-course study books
  •         Flights to and from your home country
  •         The essential Holiday and Medical insurance

Optional Extras -

Express transfers with Beniconnect to/from Alicante Airport to La Crisalida are available at a supplement of 16 euros each way for flights landing and departing between 9am and 9pm. Your arrival transfer can be booked through Kathy, departure transfers can be booked directly with La Crisalida Reception.

For flights landing outside of these hours, the Beniconect economy shuttle service may be available to/from nearby Albir Gardens. Please check and book directly at

Please also readTerms and Conditions for Training courses, CPD courses and Retreats with Mindful Yoga Academy and Mindful Academy 


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