• Mindfulness for Beginners

    At the 4 star country house Hotel Tossal d Áltea in Altea on the Costa Blanca in Spain:

    23rd - 26th of May €525

    11th - 14th of September €585

    If you want to start (or re-start) a mindfulness practice, then this weekend can help show you the way. With plenty of time to relax, enjoy the ancient cobbled streets of Altea, take a dip in the pool, swim in the Mediterranean or take a coffee, tapas or delicious meal in beautiful surroundings, this weekend will recharge your batteries and help you thrive rather than just survive! 

  • This page is under construction. More information coming soon!

  • Location and Venue: A 300 year old family run converted Olive Mill close to the Mediterranean sea

    The 3-day Mindfulness for Beginners residential weekends are held at a favorite venue of ours, the Hotel Tossal d’Altea. This tiny (it has just 22 rooms!) family-run country house hotel is a 300-year-old converted farm and olive mill, set in peaceful surroundings at the edge of the picturesque town of Altea famous for its blue domed church, cobbled streets, and Mediterranean promenade. 

    The hotel terraces and garden areas are the perfect place to sit and sip a coffee or glass of wine, and the hotel restaurant “Menjador Almàssera” is well known locally for its delicious Mediterranean and local cuisine.  There is a lovely pool, small gym and sauna. The purpose-built meditation room sits in the garden with huge windows facing the mountains. 

    The hotel is just 500 metres away from Palau Altea (Altea Concert Hall), the Faculty of Fine Arts, and the Old Quarter (the popular and historic Old Town, home of artists). From here, the Bernia and Aitana Sierras, the Puig Campana Peak, the sea, the Morro de Toix Mountain, and the Ifach Rock can all be seen. What makes the Hotel Tossal d’Altea so special is its beautiful natural setting and the history and tradition as old olive oil mill and farmhouse.

    The spacious rooms are well equipped with double or twin beds, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a safety deposit box, a mini fridge, a TV, and daily maid service. Every room has a private ensuite bathroom with bathrobes, towels, a hairdryer, and complimentary Oliva del Mediterraneo toiletries.

    The hotel is located on the Costa Blanca, and our nearest airport is Alicante which has a transfer service available, and, as we never ask (nor expect) you to share rooms unless you bring a friend, you’ll have your own double bedroom with private bathroom. 

  • Investment in your Health and Wellbeing

    23rd - 26th of May €525 in a single en suite room

    11th - 14th September €585 in a single en suite room

    What is included: The Mindfulness for Beginners retreat schedule, 3-course welcome dinner on the first night, delicious breakfast buffet each day, early morning tea/infusions, morning and afternoon tea/infusions/coffee/water, and water in the meditation room. Accommodation as booked (additional night's accommodation may also be available)

    Options: From experience, we have found that most participants prefer to explore the excellent local restaurants in the old town or seafront for lunch and dinner, however, if you prefer, there is an option to upgrade to half-board (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) or full-board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) at an additional cost. 

    The Hotel restaurant (open to all) has a lunch menu, a menu of the day, and a la carte menu that caters to gluten/lactose-free, vegetarian and vegan requirements. 

    Deposits and payment:  Once we offer you a space (subject to availability) we ask for a €200 deposit. The retreat balance is then due one month before the retreat starts. To keep the costs down, and to allow you to spread the cost, you pay the Hotel part of your booking directly to the Hotel at check-out.

    To book, CLICK HERE for the online booking form.

    Transfers from Alicante Airport: We recommend that you book a shared transfer with a company called Beniconnect (approximately €38 return) that brings you to Altea. From there you can follow our directions to walk up through the old town (warning: scenic but with lots of steps!) or take a taxi from the taxi rank opposite the bus stop for the last part of the journey. Beniconnect can also book a private taxi directly to the hotel (approximately €150 each way) Should you need assistance with transfers, please let us know how we can help you.

    What is not included: Flights, transfers from the airport to Altea, and essential travel insurance.