Yearly Retreat in Catalonia – 17th – 23rd of June, 2017
With John Collins and Kimberly Parsons
John currently runs a yearly yoga retreat in a stunning villa set in the middle of peaceful Spanish countryside, about an hour from Barcelona.
The retreat includes two yoga classes a day and John has teamed up with the wonderful Kimberly Parsons, author of The Yoga Kitchen who provides all of the meals for the week.
As well as twice daily lessons, participants also get a private lesson from John to look at any aspects of their practice they might have questions about or want to improve.
Participants also get a cooking demo with Kimberly who will give healthy ideas to take back home.
Daytimes can be spent swimming in the pool, sunbathing in the beautiful Spanish sunshine, relaxing in the boutique style rooms, or a quick game of tennis or hike to the local fresh lake for those who prefer to stay active.
Prices are between £800 and £900 depending on room choice, all rooms have their own bathrooms. Prices are based on sharing and flights are not included.
John Collins teaches dynamic Vinyasa Yoga all over London. He has been practising Yoga for over 15 years.
“I stumbled across Yoga in 2000 whilst living and working in America. A great friend of mine had been practicing Ashtanga for some time and asked if I fancied joining him the next morning at 6am… To this day I’m not sure why I said yes, as getting up before anyone else to practice Yoga in a friend’s garage was certainly not my usual morning routine. But, bleary eyed, I stepped onto the mat and have never looked back.
A regular practice brings with it so much; focus, health, determination, a real knowledge of the self, strength of mind as well as body, and a profound connection with others. Starting Yoga 17 years ago has undoubtedly changed my life. My body, diet and most importantly mind have all changed, I think Yoga is, quite literally, magic.
5 years ago, thanks to my incredible wife, I made another yoga discovery. She asked me if I fancied (here we go again) taking a class with a brilliant teacher she’d found… I have been practising with Stewart Gilchrist ever since and am indebted to him for his wonderful teaching, encouragement and commitment to yoga. When I discovered that Stewart was to direct the teacher training at The Power Yoga Company, I knew I had to take the leap and do my best to become a teacher… one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Outside of my family, Yoga is my greatest love. I will be forever grateful to all the people who have taught me and everyone I’ve had the privilege to practice with. My aim is to teach an authentic, challenging Yoga class with good humour and love”.
is the founder of Retreat, an integral part of London’s yoga and wellness revolution and is making it her mission to change the way we see health food.
Her recipe book, titled ‘The Yoga Kitchen’ (quadrille) follows yogic philosophy and combines food and holistic health as a way to connect our energy, mind and body through the food we eat.
Her health food cafe located in Soho, London offers Londoners a haven in which to enjoy gluten, dairy & refined sugar-free options. Kimberly is changing the way we see health food by making sure every item on the menu is delicious and even more enticing than the equivalent ‘unhealthy’ varieties.