Yoga in Magical Andalucia
May 5-12, 2018

Experience the History and Beauty of Granada, Spain
hosted by Lucia Yoga Retreat Center

Our 2018 International Yoga Retreat will be hosted by Lucia Yoga, a residential center that offers its own retreats periodically, as well as hosts teachers who bring their own groups. They provide yoga mats, belts and blocks for our use. You can view the center facilities at

Lucia Yoga owns three yoga retreat centers and we chose their center near the city of Granada, a beautiful, historic city located in Andalucia, in the south of Spain. When most people envision Spain, it is images of Andalucia that comes to mind, where three distinct cultures, Muslim, Christian and Jewish, have left their influence on its architecture, culture and cuisine.

This week-long retreat will begin with Saturday arrival and departure, May 5-May 12, 2018. Reminder: We lose a day going to Europe, so if you come directly to the retreat from Fresno, this will require a Friday, May 4 departure. Also please note a passport with 6 months remaining is necessary. Instructions for getting to the retreat center will be provided.

An international retreat will be a little different than our local retreats. As important as yoga is for all of us, we realize that exploring the country we visit will be of equal importance to everyone. Jetlag is also likely, at least in the first part of the week. Consequently, classes, meals and excursions are scheduled and structured to take these factors into account.

EXCURSIONS: Because the retreat center is not in Granada city itself, we have included in the retreat more excursions for your convenience. They include: • Half day orientation tour of Granada City Center and the Albaycin with tapas lunch; • Half day tour of the Alhambra with lunch. There will be no live guide for the Alhambra but you can rent an audio guide on site for 5 Euros so you can visit at your own pace; • All day tour of the traditional white villages of the Alpujarras in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Lunch will be composed of the cured meats for which the area is well known; • A Flamenco dance performance and traditional dinner last evening of the retreat.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Besides these excursions, the retreat center has a tour desk where massages, horseback riding, hikes, day trips to the beach, etc, can be arranged. We have not included any excursions for Sunday, our first full day at the center, nor for Wednesday, so participants can pursue their own interests: rest, take walks, have a massage, hang out by the pool, go into town, etc. Taxi information is covered elsewhere, and can be shared. There is also a bus from the center to Granada for the adventurous. The shopping in Granada is very good compared to prices elsewhere in Spain.

PLANNING: We will have a meeting of all the participants after the initial sign up. The purpose would be to meet each other, discuss travel arrangements, share ideas for before or after the retreat, or anything else that might be of concern or interest to you. Nancy has visited Spain five times and will be happy to share what information she has with you. For single travelers, this could also be an occasion when you might meet compatible people for traveling together. Depending on need, more meetings can be arranged.

As always, we respect that the time you spend with us at our retreats belongs to you, and should be spent as you see fit. We do not expect you to attend all the classes offered, nor other activities. Nothing pleases us more than that you should enjoy yourselves, and working toward that end is our priority.

LAND COST: $1995/pp double occupancy, $1795 non-yoga companion, registered before 11/30/17.

$350 single supplement. $100 Triple/Quad discount.

$350 deposit with registration; balance due 2/28/18.

Cancellations before 11/30/17, refund minus $50 handling charge. Cancellations between 12/1/17 and 2/28/18, refund minus $350 deposit and $100 handling charge. Cancellations after 2/28/18, no refund unless a substitute can be found. Consider travel insurance should you feel more secure being insured.

We will do our best to match you with a roommate if you so request. However, if a roommate is not available, the single supplement will apply.

Please contact us for a brochure and registration form or for more information.

Looking forward to returning to Land of Medicine Buddha in 2017!

Thank you to all the August 2016 retreat participants
for a relaxing and enjoyable weekend!

Jeri, Libbi, Claudette, Karl, Kay, Lynn, Gayle, Micki, Jody, Theo, Marina,
Michelle, Diana, Joanna, Clara, Tricia, Dan, Marni, Kathy, Shoshana,
Maria, Jan, Kathy, Carol, Orathai, Mary, Barbara, Kathleen, Loretta, Lisa
(Not pictured: Joanne, Debbie, Smadar, Nooshin and our photographer Erin)

Summer Yoga Retreat
at Land of Medicine Buddha
in the Santa Cruz Mountains

July 28-30, 2017

Deepen your yoga practice by joining Audrey Tan and Nancy Tan for an Iyengar Yoga Retreat at Land of Medicine Buddha. The weekend retreat includes yoga classes for all levels, group meditations, individualized instruction, and nutritious vegetarian meals.  The retreat begins with a yoga class at 4:30 pm on Friday and ends after lunch on Sunday. Space is limited; early registration is recommended.

Land of Medicine Buddha is a small, tranquil retreat center situated in 170 acres of redwoods in Soquel, California, just south of Santa Cruz, and adjoins 10,000 acres of State Forest. It is a perfect setting to relax and recover from the strains of life. Enjoy fine walking and biking trails, Tibetan architecture, beautiful prayer wheels, and an inspiring meditation hall with seated gold Buddhas. Facilities also include a traditional Buddhist Temple in the enchanted forest, a library, bookstore, and sauna. All guest rooms have private baths and all meals are vegetarian and mostly organic. In order to develop the Buddhist practice of love and compassion toward our fellow beings, guest are asked to fellow the five precepts of no killing (even bugs), no lying, no stealing, no sexual misconduct, and no usage of intoxicants (tobacco, alcohol, drugs), during their stay.  For more information about Land of Medicine Buddha, .

Early bird registration = $100 deposit by March 31, 2017 and balance due by 5/15/17:

$440 shared occupancy (triple/quad)
$485 double occupancy

$650 single occupancy

Registrations after 3/31/17 = $100 deposit; balance due by 5/15/17:

$490 shared occupancy (triple/quad)
$535 double occupancy

$700 single occupancy

After 5/15/17, please add $25 late registration fee paid in full.

Non-participating Companion: Subtract $150

Please note: every effort will be made to find roommates for those who want them.
Single supplement will apply if a roommate is not available.

Cancellations before 5/15/2017, refunds minus $50 handling charge. 50% refund between 5/16/17 and 7/7/17; no refunds after 7/7/17.

Audrey Tan, co-director of Fig Garden Yoga Studio, is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher.  She is a graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, a premier training school for yoga teachers, and is registered on an advanced level (E-RYT 500 hours) through Yoga Alliance. Audrey completed the two-year teacher training program while apprenticing with Elise Miller, a nationally known Iyengar teacher and back care specialist. Audrey teaches an energetic and fun class, and excels in modifying poses so that they can be accessible to all levels of students. True to the teachings of Iyengar Yoga, Audrey emphasizes correct alignment of the body in yoga postures to minimize the potential for injuries and to maximize optimal energy flow. Audrey is also a licensed physical therapist.

Nancy Tan, founder and co-director of Fig Garden Yoga Studio, holds an advanced teaching certification through Integrative Yoga Therapy, an approach that blends the ancient tradition of yoga with modern mind-body disciplines. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500 hours) with Yoga Alliance, and has studied with many master yoga teachers including Rodney Yee, Donna Farhi and Gary Kraftsow. She teaches with love, humor and acceptance, emphasizing breath, alignment and body awareness. Nancy is also a psychotherapist with extensive training in humanistic, transpersonal, and mind-body integrated psychotherapies. Over the last fifteen years, Nancy has led many wellness workshops that blend her expertise in both fields, including Stress Reduction, Sustainable Weight Loss, and Journey to a Healthy Heart.

Please call or email for more information or to have a brochure mailed to you.

Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Participants, 4/12
Khaled, Valerie, Libbi, Jeri, Michael, Juanita
Michele, Michelle, Kim, Audrey
Juliet, Toni, Nancy, Cathy

Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Participants, 4/11
Toni, Libbi, Nancy, Janay, Michelle, Michele
Audrey, Mike, Jeri, Valerie, Patty, Tessa
Juanita, Michael, Kenlynn, Marni

Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Participants, 4/10
Libbi, Juanita, Tracy, Michael, Toni, Marni, Nancy T.
Audrey, Nancy R., Jeri, Janice, Estelle
Becky, Sarah, Michelle, Cherie (not pictured: Leticia)

Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Participants, 4/09
Becky, Marni, Doug, Juanita, Nancy R
Kathleen, Michelle, Nancy T, Elizabeth, Valerie, Audrey
Joni, Michele, Janice, Toni, Libbi (not pictured: Sondra)

Asilomar Retreat Participants, 11/08
Valerie, Estelle, Marni, Karen,
Elizabeth, Nancy T, Nancy R, Audrey

Corfu, Greece Retreat Participants, 9/08
Patricia, Mark, Kathleen, Nancy, Konrad,
Marni, Kathy, Dan, Michele, Audrey (not pictured: Liz)

Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Participants, 4/08
Nancy, Valerie, Juanita, Michael, Libbi, Nancy,
Michele, Mary, Becky, Audrey, Sue, Dianne, Jeri

Asilomar Retreat Participants, 11/07
Susana, Lori, Frank, Elizabeth, Michele, Audrey, Bob,
Marni, Sheila, Gayla, Nancy, Ann, Fran, Susan, Jan, Nancy,
Michelle, Ellen, Becky, Ned, not pictured: Robert and Alice)

Peru Retreat Group at the Ceremonial Rock
at Machu Picchu, 6/07
Dee Anna, Liz, Bob, David, Juanita, Dan, Kathy, Kerry, Tracy,
Jack, Stacey, Marni, Ellen, Toni, Julie, Bob, Craig, Gabi (our guide), Michael, Mary,
Joanne, Nancy, Audrey, Bridget, Lola, Lisa, Nancy, (not pictured: Jim, Richard)

Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Participants, 4/07
Gail, Joanne, Libbi, Jan, Ellen, Stephanie, Becky, Susan,
Nancy, Valerie, Joni, Michele, Sheila, Elizabeth, Kate, Toni, Jodie,
Teri, Elizabeth, Pat, Audrey, Marni, Jim, Kathy, Stevie

Asilomar Retreat Participants, 11/06
Elizabeth, Kim, Marni, Michelle, Whitney, Valerie, Jan, Dianne, Sue, James,
Grace, Pat, Michele, Libbi, Nancy, Audrey, Jim, not pictured, Diana)

Mount Madonna Retreat Participants, 4/06
Carol, Jackie, Sue, Susan, Nancy, James, Joni, Valerie, Libbi,
Michele, Jim, Donna, Ellen, Juanita (hiding), Marni, Michael, Toni, Peggy,
Kelly, Elizabeth, Audrey, Grace, Joanne, Kim

Asilomar Retreat Participants, 11/05
James, Joanne, Connie, Grace, Lynn, Mary, Melissa, Carol,
Judy, Jodie, Michelle, Libbi, Marni, Jan, Pat, Dan, Kathy, Lana, Gail,
Nancy, Audrey, Elizabeth, Toni, Jim, (not pictured: Michael and Juanita)

Mount Madonna Retreat Participants, 4/05
Jim, Kathy, Dan, Jack, Toni F., Michelle, Jan, Carol Ann, Toni M.,
Joanne, Tracy, Pat, Libbi, Elizabeth, Michael, Juanita, Audrey,
Nancy, Judy, Kathleen, Mary, Marni, Madeleine

Isla Mujeres, Mexico Retreat Participants, 11/04
Toni, Mary, Gloria, Nancy, Jack, Tracy, Bob, Toni, Paul, Susan, Audrey, Dan,
Kathy, Lynn, Judy, Diana, Marni, (plus a friendly island doggie!)

Mount Madonna Retreat Participants, 4/04
Craig, Julie, Sue, Judy, Libbi, Kathleen, Michelle, Richard, Shama,
Joanne, Audrey, Jim, Judy, Lana, Nancy, Toni, Barbara

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Participants, 6/03
Gloria, Mike, Julie, Toni, Michelle, Shama, Mary, Nancy, Joanne, Bob
Jim, Audrey, Stuart, Carol