walking camino real de guadlupe in extremadura


Saturday Telegraph Magazine

(click the pic to read the article)

Saturday Telegraph Magazine review article for Spanish Yoga Retreat's yoga and walking

"It was a perfect package of delights:"

The yoga classes, the utterly delicious meals (yes, I probably ate too much, very happily) your excellent company, wandering the streets of Trujillo, breakfasting in the square and enjoying the pool with the locals

I so enjoyed it and you both seemed so spontaneous and relaxed while managing to be perfectly organised at the same time!

Thank you a thousand times Manuel and Brandon. It was just splendid

Wendy Furniss, London UK

* * * * *

"Top choice. Deserves every one of the 5 stars"

Having taken both classes and yoga holidays in Trujillo with Manuel I believe you couldn't do better. He has a true gift for healing, and both body and spirit feel so much better after each session

One of the key differences is that Manuel employs his deep understanding of the body to help you truly experience what yoga should feel like, rather than striving for advanced poses for the sake of it

It’s concentrated therapy in a class

Anne Cullen, London, UK

"Outstanding teacher!"

I needed an intense time of study to develop my yoga practice, found Manuel’s web page, love Spain, so off to Trujillo I went

Brilliant week of practice - really focused on individual needs of the group of three

The food is spectacular too and I’m not a vegetarian!

Visited Manuel’s practice in London for a review session and returned to Spain for another week’s yoga last June

I can't recommend him highly enough

Father Peter Wright, Catholic Priest, UK

* * * * *

"Relaxation in an amazing location"

Many will know Manuel for his Yoga, Osteopathy and his healing touch in London but this is a another level

I can not comment for a larger group but Manuel specialises in creating intimacy. He has a whole range of experience and skills to add to those stated and has helped me in a number of ways in treatment terms

But here in Trujillo there is the whole aspect of Spanish hospitality thrown in. The cooking is quirky and has influences from Mexico, North Africa and the far east - as well as Spanish of course. The town is a delight to walk round and there are many lovely bars and cafes to share a bottle of wine, relax and talk therapy. Works a treat!!

Keith Richards OBE, Lagos, Nigeria

"I fully intend to return for more of the same"

I went on the yoga and walking retreat in June and the weather may have been iffy but everything else was fabulous

Manuel and Brandon are both so welcoming and, like them, their home is quirky, fun and restful in equal measure

The food is truly amazing - I'm not a vegetarian but if I could have them as my personal chefs I'd don't think I'd even miss bacon sandwiches!

...We got plenty of individual attention during the yoga sessions which were tailored to our various needs and which I found very inspiring and therapeutic

Trujillo itself is a lovely place, and the late afternoon walks in the surrounding countryside were a delight. I fully intend to return for more of the same

Frances Hitchcock, Surrey, UK

"I loved eating the world!"

A very late but huge thank you for such an enjoyable & instructive four days. I learnt so much & am so much conscious of how I walk, sit, stand, let alone my yoga practice

The enormous lunches you cooked for us were SO delicious, I loved eating the world! ( & may have to steal recipes from you....)


Peppi Taylor, Jeweller, Oxford