Testimonials and Reviews
Thank you to our guest for taking the time to drop us their comments and reviews about our Yoga Retreats in Malaga, Spain, we will continue improving and doing this programs with all our respect, dedication and love for the practice of Yoga and meditation.
Orla Jordan from London
The food was so amazing, I really have to say it was the best food I have ever had in my life! I had a lovely time, the yoga was great and I have even practiced this morning, so hope to make this part of my daily routine.The atmosphere is very caring and fun, and I have made some lovely memories. Namaste
And in Trip Advisor , Orla also gave us a more on detail feedback.
“The Benalmadena yoga retreat was the first time I had tried something like this and the first time I had holidayed on my own. The yoga was really excellent, and with good humour so as a beginner I could relax and it was not intimidating, very supportive and enjoyable. The food was simply the best I have ever had in my life! As a Londoner I have access to a great selection of food, but nothing was ever so delicious or so thoughtfully prepared. The group were really friendly and Eric, Nico and Masayo very kind and caring – is was really relaxing and fun. The only downside was that March is a bit chilly! The accommodation is best for sunny weather as it was quite cold at night – blankets and heaters were provided – but I would recommend going a bit later if you want the best experience!”
Jorinde Van Den Oever – Prins from the Netherlands
The retreat in Malaga was great! I enjoyed the lessons of Nico. You get enough attention and there’s time for questions, fun, challenge and music. The Vegan food is delicious and there’s more than enough. Really highly recommended (from our Facebook page)
I returned here two weeks ago to practice yoga and love it! I came home with upliftment . I had got so much out of my break most of all enjoying my mat and BREATHING. Life can be busy but finding the time to practice is so important, Yoga helps me focus. Nico has patience, he is encouranging, lovely person. I will return again one day ‘If you believe in yourself anything is possible’ Namaste (from our Instagram page)
John and Carly from Irleland
John and I really enjoyed our stay at the retreat and we both felt great after it. The food was fabulous as it was last year, it was a nice touch to have the Japanese chef in. Thanks Eric and Japanese chef. I really enjoyed the classes by Nico and Migui, both of you have a beautiful style. Nico it was fantastic to enjoy live music for the relaxation part, that was a real treat! We both continue yoga classes here in Ireland and have taken something away from our experience in Malaga Yoga Retreat. A sincere thank you from both of us. I wish you all well and have a wonderful summer. Look forward to hopefully seeing you all again.
Wendy Sturrock from UK
I loved the Malaga yoga retreat! Though it was my first time in a retreat, Erik and Migui are really easy going and made me feel completely comfortable at all times. The yoga sessions were quite challenging and we were encouraged to develop and strengthen our skills. The breathing and meditation exercises were wonderful, especially when accompanied by live Spanish guitar from nico. The food is excellent and the location is perfect- close to the village and overlooking the Mediterranean. I recommend this retreat with all my heart (from our Facebook Page)
Guest Review, Annemijn from Amsterdam
JM Belique from Poland
This was my first official yoga retreat and it was absolutely superb! Primo, I’m a very down-to-earth person and I would dismiss any theories about rebirth through yoga into a dolphin. Yoga with Eric and Nico is nothing like that. It’s well grounded in knowledge, science and common sense. Teachers are very sensitive to differences in human bodies and stages of advancement in yoga practice. And is super cheerful. Secundo, the food was beyond amazing! I’m not a vegetarian but with Eric’s cooking didn’t think once about a slice of chorizo or a shred of jamon. Tertio, the compound has everything what you need to relax: plants (like a botanic garden), animals (like a mini-zoo you always dreamed of) and tranquility. Highly recommended!
Kasia from Poland
Dear All, muchas gracias for having us! I had absolutely amazing time with you and enjoyed it fully.
Thank you very, very much, hope to stay in touch and see you again!
Sissi from UK
Massive thanks to Erik, Nico and Migui for the Retreat. When I came back home I was still very relax. At the Retreat I enjoyed the yoga classes,the food, the atmosphere. I needed yoga in my life,to improve my body condition and my level of stress. After the retreat my back and my hip are no painful anymore, and I sleep much better, so i feel very well. Thank you amazing team, will be back soon!
Lillian Gunn from Norway (scroll down and you will find the text in english as well)
Jeg er nettopp kommet hjem fra mitt opphold med yogaretreatsmalaga.
Det var virkelig en veldig fin opplevelse.
Retreaten avholdes i en skjult perle i Benalmadena.
Kjempestor hage med trær, blomster og basseng og en nydelig utsikt utover byen/havet i enden av hagen.
Kun et steinkast unna sentrum(av den lille småbyen Benalmadena Pueblo).
Morgenyogaen med utsikt over hagen ga en fantastisk start på dagen.
Rommene er store og luftige, med tilhørende stort bad. Enkelt innredet med alt du trenger.
Nok av fritid til å enten slappe av ved bassenget, eller ta seg en utflukt.
Jeg likte egentlig alt med oppholdet, men vil trekke frem mine høydepunkt.
Den varme velkomsten jeg fikk av Migui, hennes yogatimer og de gode samtalene. Du føler deg automatisk tatt vare på i hennes nærvær, hun stråler av omtanke og varme.
Maten laget av Eric, den var heilt fantastisk. Jeg gledet meg til hvert måltid, alt vi fikk servert smakte nydelig(jeg spiser normalt kjøtt/fisk, men savnet det ikke i det tatt).
Alltid nok mat, og det sto i tillegg alltid frukt, vann, te/kaffe fremme.
Yogatimene med Nico. Han var veldig dyktig og engasjert som instruktør. Viste/fortalte måter en kunne både modifiseres stillinger og hvordan en kunne avansere.
Vi var en gruppe med både nybegynnere og litt mer avanserte, dette var ingen problem.
Det var min første gang med ashtanga, og med Nico som instruktør var 1,5time gått før en fikk sukk for seg(enda en kjente det i kroppen dagen etter).
Gitarspillingen under avspenningen var også en bonus. I tillegg var han en veldig morsom og underholdende person å ha rundt seg. Ga meg mange latterkuler.
Vil absolutt anbefale dette stedet videre. Jeg kommer gjerne igjen.
I have just arrived home after my stay with yogaretreatsmalaga.
And what an great experience.
I loved everything about it, the place was super nice.
Big beautiful garden, where you could relax with a book by the pool during the day and where the evening yoga classes were held.
And nothing beat the view over the garden when the sun is rising during the morning yoga.
I loved everything about my stay, but I will just mention some highlights.
Migui warm welcome, and great the conversations. She has so much positive vibes, and is a great yoga teacher.
Eric`s cooking! Everything he made tasted fantastic(I normally eat meat/fish, but didn’t miss that one second during my stay).
There were always enough food, and also fruit and tea(coffee) available during the day.
The yoga! Both the calm evening classes, and the morning ashtanga classes were really good.
It was my first (proper) class with ashtanga so I didn’t know what to expect, but the class with Nico was superb and he made one and an half hour go by so quick.
He challenged us and corrected us during the class, and also modified when some of us needed that.
Nico is such a fun person with so much energy, he gave me some really good belly laughs. And I loved the guitar playing(after the yoga class).
Would highly recommend this place, and I would love to come back.
Julie Nutchey from Leeds
I highly recommend Yoga Retreats Malaga having just 4 days with them filled with yoga, relaxation, and excellent food. There is a variety of yoga styles to suit all levels of ability, and really enjoyed the chanting too. A lovely touch to keep down the travelling syress is the collection at the airport when you arrive. Returned home much rejuvenated. Thank you to the whole team and hope to return to repeat the wonderful experience again. (Reviewed on our Facebook Page)
Priscilla Smit from the Netherlands: The Yoga Retreat of Erik and Migui was a great experience! I enjoyed the great variety of yoga positions and the good energy of the teachers. There was good explanation and personal attention for the advanced and less advanced students. The food was such a surprise: great variety and taste, taking everybody´s diet into account. The location is beautiful and quiet and offers both the possibility to be on your own as well as to enjoy with the other students.
When I got back home, too many people to ignore it told me I looked relaxed and radiant. Thanks again for the great days! I’m looking forward to coming back.
Guest Testimonial, Saskia Jünge from Germany
“Yoga Retreats Malaga was a most wonderful experience from the very beginning when I booked the retreat until the end of the stay – and even beyond! My questions before coming to Andalusia were answered in a kind and attentive way and I felt very welcome. Upon arrival, we were picked up at the airport and then taken to a little paradise at the cost – the surroundings are simply beautiful, with a great view to the sea – an awesome place to practice yoga. Migui and Erik are really lovely and amazing persons – they were caring, friendly, open, professional but never distanced. We were a group of six very pleasant people and there was a great atmosphere with inspiring encounters. The meditation and yoga practice was done in a careful and supportive way and Migui took gentle account of our different needs and limits when practicing the asanas. It was a perfect mixture of spiritual and down-to-earth attitude. I learned a lot and felt very empowered and encouraged to carry this experience forward when coming back home. Erik prepared the most delicious vegetarian food with lots of creativity, variety, and dedication – each meal a pure treat for the eyes, the body, and the soul! After the retreat, Migui and Erik even sent us recipes and information on yoga practice to take the experience to our everyday life which is most appreciated. Thank you!”
Ai Taniguchu from Japan
Dear Migui, Erik and Nico,
Thank you very much for such a wonderful time with you at the retreat.
I had amazing time with such beautiful people, challenging and fun yoga, delicious foods and fabulous environment.
It was a coincidence to find you among other retreats, but I am very happy that I went for you guys.
I would love to be your ambassador and ready to spread your reputation 😉
Once again, thanks so much for your warm and yet very professional retreat!
I hope and sure to meet you guys again sometime soon!
Hanneke from The Netherlands
This short retreat of four days of Flamenco and Yoga was a super super holiday! Erik and Migui treated us like family. Such wonderful people such a nice environment. And a very nice compound we stayed. Waking up with the sun in our room and the sun on the table filled with the best breakfast anyone can get, prepared by our chef Erik.. He really inspired us to eat more healthy food. It all looked so colorful. In the morning we received excellent teachings in Ashtanga Yoga practice by Migui. Feeling full of energy the rest of the day. During the whole stay we received loads of warmth from both Erik and Migui, and the fire place of course. Then there also was the very joyful flamenco lessons from Asami. Such an amazing dancer and a good teacher! Only watching her showing us what to do was a great great pleasure. The combination of Flamenco and Yoga is very stimulating.
Thank you so much for this experience, it will keep me warm inside remembering these days.
Lots of Love
Xiaoling Ang from Washinton DC
I had a wonderful time at Malaga Yoga Retreats while deepening my practice. In addition to a focused ashtanga practice that was personalized based on Migui’s observations of each student and hands on corrections, we were also exposed to techniques such as Tibetan and yin yoga and multiple forms of meditation. Thank you to Migui, Erik, and Nico for making me a part of their yoga family and for a very relaxing and enlightening retreat
Hellen Stack from UK
-I think the location of Malaga Yoga Retreats is lovely, it is very peaceful, really tranquil. There is a nice pool. Lots of space just to relax and chill. The yoga practice was really great, lots of individual attentions and adjustments if needed. I really enjoyed the meditation. We did something different most days, and I liked the evening practice as well. The food was fantastic, very varied, nutritious, lots of it, lots of choice. So yeah, it has been a really wonderful time and I have really enjoyed and I feel so much better just after a few days, so thank you very much Erik and Migui.
Angie from Jersey
After a couple of days here, I noticed I was starting to feel really good. By the end of the 5 days I felt fantastic – relaxed, rejuvenated and full of energy. Erik and Migui are great hosts; as vegans we were catered for effortlessly and the yoga and meditation sessions are expertly run to accommodate both beginners and more experienced practitioners. Would I go again? Definitely – as soon as I can!
Guest Review, Kath from UK
Chris Franklin from UK
“Really wonderful hosts, providing great yoga, venue and food” of Malaga Yoga Retreats-
I spent 5 brilliant days at Yoga Retreats Malaga in September 2015. I was a virtual beginner to Yoga, only having had lessons for 4 months so I was a bit nervous as to whether I’d be able to take part properly. I needn’t have worried because the personal lessons with a small group enabled me to achieve more than I would have imagined and I was introduced to different types of yoga. Migi encouraged me all the way and by the end of the week I felt I had really achieved my best and now I’m keen to go on and improve further. However, the yoga wasn’t the only thing that made it such a good retreat – the food was gorgeous, Erik cooked us interesting, organic vegetarian meals – each meal was an absolute treat. As hosts I couldn’t fault Erik and Magi. They operate a personal service in all ways and nothing is too much trouble. It is clear they want the guests to be happy and get the most out of their stay. To top it all off the venue is idyllic with views over Benaldamina and the mountains in the background. It has a lovely big garden full of interesting trees, animals (look out for the peacock strutting past your window) and a swimming pool! and surprisingly it is within the village of Benalmadina Pueblo, the old village, which is very pretty with cobbled streets and white houses. Thank you Yoga Retreats Malaga for a wonderful break.
Review from Carly Keegan from Ireland
A sincere thank you to you both for a wonderful retreat in Spain. It was really a wonderful experience, you are both wonderful teachers and the food was AMAZING! I really still feel the benefits, I came back to Ireland with a glow!
The weather here is wonderful at the moment so I actually did some yoga in my own garden! I plan to keep yoga as part of my lifestyle and to learn how to make some of those recipes.
Thanks again for making my holiday special and know that it has made a difference.
Sending you both love and good wishes from a sunny Ireland!
Ian from Jersey
The location is very nice, very peaceful, it is an oasis in the middle of Benalmadena.
I was very surprised with my room since I had a suite room and not just a room! The food was delicious, vegan and superb.The meditation was lovely, and the yoga was challenging and great.
Without a shadow of a doubt I will recommend Yoga Retreats Malaga to anyone!
Meike Dreyer from Germany
I stayed only for 3 nights at Yoga Retreats Malaga, and ! had a great break away from my busy life. The place is very nice and homely. The yoga and meditation experience was really good . The life classic guitar from Nico was a highlight.
The vegetarian food was simply delicious!
I really loved the retreat. Highly recommended!
Teresa from Ireland
Erik and Migui, I had a lovely stay at your yoga retreat from 28th Sept until 2nd Oct. Since arriving home I have been practicing yoga more regularly as well as some meditation. My yoga teachers noticed great improvements. I have been telling my yoga colleagues all about it. Many thanks for the lovely recipes which I will be trying soon.
Saskia from Germany
I would like to thank you very much for the most beautiful days and for being such awesome hosts to all of us. I really enjoyed the yoga and the food and everything – it was simply a perfect time : ).
I have managed to find the Astanga series that you, Migui, taught us during the morning yoga sessions and made some first exercises at home. I even managed to do the headstand again (at least for a couple of breaths…).
Many thanks also for sending us the recipes and the Tibetan rituals – I will try them as soon as I have submitted the grant (life will be better as from Friday ; )). I will look forward to cooking the recipes as well – hooray!
Desiree from Stockholm
I was very impressed when I came here, and I saw the big gardens. My room was big with a modern en suite bathroom.
The food was delicious. The yoga was really good, the afternoon sessions were very relaxing and the meditation was a good combination to start the day. I will absolutely recommend this Retreat!
Sylvie from Switzerland
Katarina from Sweden
I think the location is beautiful, is in the middle of this Andalusian village, and here you have a green oasis with a lots of trees and plants. The accommodation was really nice, the bathroom was very big. The food was delicious, I am not a vegan or vegetarian, but still it was very tasty, and it was always enough of fruits and nuts in between meals. The meditation was what I need it to understand and get connection with myself. The yoga was very good since I am a not experienced yogi, so it was really good for me to take it slow, and in the evenings yoga to better understand different stretches, in the morning was more energetic but still slow enough for me to understand.
I hope to be back any time.
Charlotte Dixon, UK
The location is very beautiful, fantastic view of the sea and the town. It was my first experienced with only eating vegetarian food, and was really delicious, really healthy, The yoga was great , it was really good, fantastic teacher, taught us a lot, specially how to combine the breathing with the movement. It was also my very first experience with meditation and was good and very calming. In general a very lovely yoga holiday and I will highly recommend it
Gavina Benan from France
Yoga retreats Malaga is an unforgettable experience for me.
The location , the yoga classes ,the meditation and the excellent food ( all vegetarian dishes, varied at each meal ) made my happiness for six days.
I quickly relaxed by the warm hospitality of our hosts, Erik and Migui , their professionalism, their ability to listen and humor ! They are beautiful people who really love their work.
Their words ( spoken during yoga or meditation sessions ) still resonate with me.
Many thanks to Erik and Migui for these courses and their constant attention that allowed me to recharge my batteries in an idyllic setting .
N. Simonsen, Copenhagen
I found it really relaxing and also a good way to come to practice yoga in a very intimate and grounded space. .I felt very safe here and I had a lot of joy from Erik and MIgui. It was a great experience for me to be here and to practice ashtanga yoga , to do the meditation in the mornings, and also the relaxation in the afternoon. The food was amazing, so I absolutely recommend to come here and be part of Yoga Retreas Malaga.
Julie from Geneva,
” I came to Malaga Yoga Retreats to relax, improve my yoga and enjoy the week. But what I’ve found was way more than that! It’s such a nice place! I had a huge bedroom opened straight to a terrace, just beside the beautiful big garden where a swimming pool is. But that’s not all! You will meet the peacock, his wife and their children, some little pony , a duck and the cat. This atmosphere was exactly what I needed to relax. And for the yoga, Migui is a perfect teacher! You will do your classes on the lawn (which is quite interesting for the balance…) twice a day, and an amazing vegetarian meal prepared by Erik will be waiting for you. I will come back, for sure!!!” Thank you for everything, it was an amazing week, really!!!
Jodie Nabb from Oxford UK
Migi and Erik are the perfect hosts for a retreat. They really care about your experience and think of everything so you can just turn up and relax. The yoga is excellent incorporating a variety of yoga styles. The meditation sessions were also excellent with a different kind each day. The food was delicious and has given me lots of ideas to try at home. The venue is beautiful, right next to the town which you can walk around it’s pretty streets and it’s a short trip to the beach. I feel totally rejuvenated after my time there.”
Elizabeth from Geneva
A random online search for a four day yoga retreat led me to the “yoga retreats Malaga” website. This retreat fully delivered on my main objectives to find more balance and forget about work and other stresses. The small number of the retreat participants meant lots of individual attention, an added bonus. Erik and Migui the retreat leaders are wonderful people who go the extra mile, offering airport pick-up and drop-off, adapting the guided meditations, two daily yoga classes and delicious vegetarian meals to the participants abilities, interests/requests. The retreat in Benalmedina is on a gorgeous property located in beautiful Benalmedina. It is a unique small oasis. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and there is full access to the wonderful gardens on the property. I am already dreaming about my next visit!
Lauraine Moore, UK
Dear Erik and Migui
I’m home safe back to reality BUT in a good way Thank from my heart to the both of you
I found what i was looking for ME x
I will continue on my yoga meditation path I’m going to alter my spare room into a room where I will find peace. I have ordered my wallpaper of TREES haha I am not as lucky to have such beautiful surroundings so I will make my own
I feel different, Erik I am not going to look backwards just forward now life’s for living.
I wanted to give you both back something for ALL you,d given me the hand of light symbolic to me without light we wouldn’t grow
Thank you for your teachings of yoga Migui, your patient and dedicated I am grateful
I have had the experience of being at peace with myself
I have had the best time i will return to stay in the retreat my loves sent to you both
Continued success on your teachings
Thank you xx, Lou
Eleanore from France
From 1 to 10 a big 10 for this retreat, well organized, amazing good vegetarian meals, Yoga and great guests.
Migui explained me the postures in detail and i learned a lot from her this week. You can ask her everything about Yoga and she gives you a good and deep answer.
This Yoga retreat is located in a real paradise many beautiful trees and plants and a huge pool!
I stayed in the Namaste house and it was more than i dreamed of, view to the gardens, a big terrace and a lot of space. In the day I relaxed in the garden or by the pool, the views to the mountains and the sea calmed my mind.
The restorative Yoga in the evening were my favorite yoga classes. Not to forget the meditation , it was new for me, but I was directly and still hooked on it.
I booked already for my next visit because this is for me the place to be!
Thanks Migui and Eric for giving me such a wonderful time at your amazing place in Malaga
Jose and Julie from USA
If you are looking to for a great place to spend a few days and forget all your problems your have found it. Yoga Retreats Malaga in the town of Benalmadena offers superior Yoga classes taught by Miguidet a true expert in Yoga who has traveled to India many times to gain her knowledge from famous Yoga masters. She is patient, personable and with as much energy as a hurricane. The food is also very good, vegetarian based with plenty or tasty recipes for the hard to please and all surrounded by a spectacular scenery of this beautiful locale. If you plan a vacation this year go here. You will not regret it, in fact it will be hard for you to leave you will want to stay another day and another day and…
Lynn Cooper from England
I have been in other retreats in Europe, the best things about this yoga retreat are the ocean view from the higher mountains, and the small village with lovely white houses and shops. I also found the staff very helpful and the food was great. Without being a yoga expert i can say that the yoga classes were wonderful, i felt amazing afterwards!
Lisa from Ireland
The yoga retreat was run very nicely, everyone very dedicated and professional! Wonderful experience even for people with no much practice of yoga.
Kim and Diane from London, UK
“What a perfect location! It is a paradise between the mountains and the sea, we had our room in one of the typical Andalucian style houses in the middle of the huge garden full of exotic plants and trees, great views, delicious food and superb Yoga lessons.”
Paula from Lisbon, Portugal
“I feel totally refreshed and strong after my trip with Yoga Retreats Malaga, the meditation in the morning in the full nature and the Yoga was the retreat i was looking for. The food was vegetarian, organic, and delicious; I even learned who to make it myself. I got two massages and they were great too, I wish I could stay longer.”
Thomas from Germany
“Me and my girlfriend Marissa have done a lot of yoga in different places around the world, so we know quiet a lot…we thought, until we met Miguidet, we learned so much from her and her husband. We loved the weekend they organized and the food was amazing. Your excellent way of teaching the yoga and guiding us in the meditation classes were perfect! We still use the tools you gave us to improve our practice. We can not wait to see you again.”
Gitta from Netherlands:
“As a beginner in the Yoga, i was really enjoying the lessons of Erik. He is kind and makes you feel at ease immediately. He knows exactly about the movements and poses and what it does with your body and mind. I could directly feel that he has a great knowledge about Yoga, later he taught me a lot about Ayurveda, what he studied in India, so i am really greatful to know such an inspiring person.”
Germaine from Netherlands
“Thank you for introducing me to the ashtanga and mysore practice and your beautiful guidance along the way. forever gratefully holding you in my heart and wishing you all the best and all that your heart and soul desires, love, grace, and gratitude!”
Carrol from Netherlands:
“I got so many perfect advises from Migui and Erik! They were very careful cause I had an injury , but with their tips I am confident that I will grow into practice.”
Natalie from London, UK:
¨Thanks for the yoga lessons , both myself and Jo really enjoyed it.”
Nikki, New York. USA
I will always remember the morning meditation, the rising sun,the singing birds, the peaceful setting of this retreat, the food and healthy juices, and of course the yoga, given with so much love and patience out of 10 i give this retreat a big 10 !
Mirte, Anni, Odense, Denmark:
We loved it to be part of this great retreat!
Kisses from us
You guys are a great couple! I loved my holiday, so good organized and i learned a lot about yoga and i even learned how to cook my own vegetarian meals. The accommodation and surroundings are perfect, see you next year.
Thanks for this wonderful yoga retreat, i had my best holiday ever! Everything was perfect, love x
This was exactly what i needed, a lot of yoga and meditation with amazing teachers. The vegetarian food and smoothies where delicious, the accommodation really nice, i come back with some friends next year, thank u so much!
Guest Review, Florence from Switzerland
Jane from UK
What a fantastic Yoga holiday in Spain I had! We went to Yoga Retreats Malaga at the end of November, and the weather was wonderful! the sun was shining everyday, and it gave us the chance to practice yoga in the garden. Resting on the grass and looking at the blue sky was a very nice experience. Migui’s guidance during the yoga session is still in my memories, and I try to continue with all the instructions now at home. I hope to be back next year, and enjoy the delicious meals from Erik, and the warming atmosphere.
Kelly from US
I want to thank Yoga Retreats Malaga for their wonderful Yoga Holiday. I arrived tired and with jet lag from the US, after the welcoming meal I was already feeling better, The food was heavenly, really tasty and all vegetarian. Migui and Erik are skillful, experienced yoga teachers and they give absolutely a lot of attention to everybody. I enjoyed it so much, my room was big with its own bathroom , and beautiful view to the garden and the swimming pool. If you are looking for a superb retreat, relax, and with awesome people i will highly recommend Yoga Retreats Malaga.
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