ABOUT OUR RETREATS
JOIN ALEX & MATT FOR A LIFE-CHANGING WEEK IN Tarifa, Spain
Welcome to the picturesque town of Tarifa, Spain, where the soothing sounds of the Mediterranean Sea merge harmoniously with the tranquility of a yoga retreat. Nestled in this idyllic coastal haven, a unique and transformative experience awaits—a yoga retreat designed to connect friends from around the world in real life, fostering deep connections, wellness, and rejuvenation.
Note: we are drinking alcohol-free beer in this picture! While Matt & Alex are sober, this retreat is open to everyone (sober and sober-curious folks alike.)
WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?
This retreat is for you if you are...
a seasoned yoga practitioner, OR an absolute beginner! All levels are welcome on this inclusive retreat, and Matt and Alex will work together to make classes accessible for you.
desiring building meaningful, live connections with some of your friends from Zoom yoga classes and programs in real life.
wanting to go deep into self-discovery, and also rejuvenation.
want to spend a week away focusing on your own wellbeing.
curious about diving deeper into your inner selves, cultivating a sense of calm and clarity.
ABOUT OUR RETREATS
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR
Beautiful shared or single accommodation in a majestic large mansion in Tarifa, Spain, private for our group. It has a beautiful pool and gardens, lovely patios for relaxing and magnificent views. Once at Huerta Belinda you may just not want to leave!
DAILY YOGA CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Our daily yoga classes and group workshops led by Matt and Alex will help you get deeper into your spiritual practice, understand your life purpose, and realize what changes you need to make to move forward to fulfill your unique dharma or path.
Eat delicious and nutritious food, which will be catered for our group. Food is fuel! We will have a mix of healthy, filling options and provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for the group every day.
Tarifa town, on the Costa de La Luz, has been a holiday destination that the Spanish have been visiting for decades. However it is still not all that well known to foreign tourists, compared to the much more populated other Costas.
There are no high rise buildings in Tarifa and it is composed of a quaint old town and the newer part of town through the arched main gate. It is steeped in history. Today it still retains its small fishing village feel.
Over the last few decades the windsurfers, and now kite surfers have discovered Tarifa due to its predictable winds. It has brought a more bohemian feel to the town.
Tarifa is small enough to walk around in 30 minutes or so and is blessed with numerous restaurants and bars to suit every taste. Restaurants are generally low key, serving excellent local tapas and with an emphasis on fresh fish.
We chose Tarifa, Spain because we thought it would be a central place to meet for the North American, European and Middle Eastern members that make up the Mindful Life Practice community.
THE RETREAT ITINERARY
OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER
Our retreat itinerary is designed to help you completely, and totally relax. Each day will start with either a vinyasa flow or sweat style practice led by Matt or Alex. During the day there will be ample time to unwind, relax, spend time by the pool, go a walk along many of the nearby hiking trails, and connect to other guests. Some afternoons there will be workshops and activities led by Matt and Alex. There will be one evening in which we head into Tarifa town for a dinner as a group outside the retreat centre and this meal will not be included. There will be options to add additional tours such as dolphin watching and surfing lessons, at an additional cost.
SOME OF THE Tours & Activities
WE'LL DO TOGETHER
DAY TRIP TO VISIT TARIFA
We will take a day trip to Tarifa! You will have the opportunity to explore the town's rich history, wander through its charming streets lined with whitewashed buildings, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the local markets and cafes.
DAY TRIP TO THE BEACH
As a group we will head off to one of the beaches in Tarifa. You can lay in the sun by the beach. For adventure enthusiasts, Tarifa offers thrilling experiences such as kiteboarding, windsurfing, and horseback riding along its golden beaches.
DOLPHIN / WHALE WATCHING
Optional: Tarifa is known for beautiful dolphin and whale watching. One optional excursion is to go whale watching and dolphin watching, which can be arranged by the villa.
READY TO COME TO TARIFA?
MEET YOUR LEADERS, Alex & Matt
Alex is a 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Life Coach, entrepreneur, podcaster, and Ontario Certified Teacher. She is the founder of the Mindful Life Practice.
Matt and Alex became friends when he became one of her first sobriety coaching clients and yoga students. Matt completed his 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Alex in her first launch of the program, in 2021. Matt has been teaching online Zoom Yoga Classes since then.
Matt and Alex hung out in London this past December which is where these photos are from! Alex has hosted several yoga retreats. This will be Matt's first yoga retreat.