Week-long retreat 2024

Week-long retreat in the stunning Andalusian countryside, Spain.
Saturday 27th July - Saturday 3rd August 2024.

In July 2024 we are celebrating 26 years since we started our annual week-long retreats, and welcoming new energies as we travel to Spain. Please register your interest by emailing school@being-in-unity.com


A traditional Spanish Farmhouse

The Cortijo is situated in the heart of the countryside, surrounded by nature and incredible views of the olive groves all around. With no close neighbours meaning ultimate serenity and a fully equipped yoga studio, it is the ideal retreat.

The rustic and comfortable Cortijo el Cachete Retreat Centre is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. It is the ideal complement to our program of yoga and so much more.

There will be plenty of opportunity for peace and serenity on this full-board retreat. Individuals, couples, friends, and families are all very welcome, with activities to suit everyone.

Read on for testimonials from those who formed this amazing group from our 2023 Summer retreat at a previous retreat destination.

Read on for much more information. Or if you have any questions or would like to reserve your place(s) now, please contact us.

I’ve recently returned from the Unity retreat – what a hugely nurturing, restorative, and uplifting experience! It’s clear that Sevanti poured her heart and soul into the retreat, not only through her insightful yoga classes but also through her treatments, her knowledge of the area, connections with the locals and warm interactions with participants and staff at the retreat venue. The location, nestled below the beautiful hills of Faralya, was lovely with views down to the sea. The retreat attracted a wonderful group of people who I enjoyed spending time with but also allowed space for solitude if that’s what you needed. So many highlights! A boat trip to coves and swimming in the clear blue sea, an outdoor massage, lots of dancing and conversations with like-minded people, and time and space to dive deeper into my yoga practice. I would wholeheartedly recommend Sevanti’s retreats to anyone and hope to join the next one!” Katie, 2023 retreat at a previous destination in Faralya, Turkey

A flavour of Unity retreats

Filmed at a previous retreat location


When: 27th July – 3rd August 2024

Where: We’re travelling to Córdoba to stay at Cortijo El Cachete, for a full board stay at a traditional 150-year-old Spanish farmhouse in the Andalusian countryside. We are situated on a secluded hillside in 80 acres of olive groves and Spanish oak woodlands.

Yoga styles: Unity Yoga, the core of our morning classes, is a deep, meditative style of yoga – flowing, restorative and organic. There are also afternoon workshops in Unity Partner Yoga and yoga nidra, as well as Open Floor Meditative, Conscious Dance and Sacred Prayer, meditation and pranayama, restorative yoga, and partner massage.

Suitable for: everyone is welcome: all ages (teens and above), abilities, levels and backgrounds, whether individuals, couples, friends or families.

Register your interest in the Spanish retreat If you have any questions or would like to register your interest in this retreat please contact us.

About our Unity yoga retreat

The retreat is led, as in previous years, by Sevanti, the founder of Unity. You can read more about Sevanti here. Sevanti has been leading retreats across the world since 1998. Each retreat is bespoke to the group’s and individuals’ needs.

This year’s stay is full-board, with delicious and nutritious meals and snacks made fresh by retreat chef Dakini. In the comfort of the shady outdoor area, we enjoy a fusion of a huge variety of culinary traditions, ranging from Asian to Ayurvedic-inspired cuisine, to Mediterranean dishes. All ingredients are sourced locally, and organic.

We are surrounded by olive groves and beautiful mountains, but only one hour from Malaga airport. There are many hidden gems to discover in the surrounding countryside (including natural springs, waterfalls, and caves). Or there are many places of interest within an hour’s drive of the Cortijo, including the cities of Malaga and Granada, where you can visit the awe-inspiring Alhambra Palace or watch a traditional Spanish Flamenco performance.

Excellent treatments contribute to the overall deep relaxation and guests are encouraged to enjoy as much time alone/together as they wish. The emphasis is on each feeling supported to receive whatever it is that they need that week – fun and refreshment, deep rest and rejuvenation, or inspiration and clarity.

The overall ambiance is very special – this particular location is both tranquil and relaxing, and you will find local shops and cafes after a 10-minute drive to the nearest villages of Cuesta la Palma.

“Thanks so much to you Sevanti you have literally changed my life around and got me back on track with yoga. Gibril asked if I had booked for next year the other day and so as soon as we hear the details I will certainly try to book again.”Sheenan

Experience the Charm of a Traditional Spanish Farmhouse

“The Cortijo El Cachete is the perfect holiday home. We were completely blown away by the house, the pool, the bar, and the incredible views of the surrounding olive groves. Everything was tip-top!”

Nestled amidst the picturesque hills of Spain, lies a hidden gem – a traditional Spanish farmhouse that promises an enchanting retreat. Stepping onto the property, you’ll be captivated by its timeless beauty and the tranquility that surrounds it.

One of the highlights of this farmhouse is its 20-meter pool. Enclosed within a charming stone wall, the pool area offers a private oasis where you can bask in the warm Spanish sun. Whether you prefer to take a refreshing dip or simply lounge by the water’s edge, this pool is sure to be a favorite spot during your stay.

As you explore the farmhouse, you’ll discover a delightful courtyard garden that exudes a sense of serenity. Here, you’ll find a back terrace that provides the perfect setting for al fresco dining, with breathtaking sunset views of the rolling hills. Imagine indulging in a delicious, locally sourced meal while taking in the beauty of the Spanish countryside – a truly unforgettable experience.

The farmhouse’s kitchen is a dream, fully equipped with an array of amenities, you’ll have everything at your fingertips. There’s even a barbecue and an authentic wood-fired pizza oven on the terrace, allowing you to savor the flavors of Spain in a truly traditional way.

The farmhouse offers two separate living rooms to unwind in. The larger of the two is the main sitting room, which boasts a film projector, perfect for cozy movie nights. Additionally, you’ll find a grand piano and a private bar area.

Every corner of this traditional Spanish farmhouse tells a story and invites you to create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you spend your days lounging by the pool, strolling through the courtyard garden, or immersing yourself in the nearby attractions, this farmhouse is a haven of tranquility and charm.

If you’re seeking a truly authentic Spanish experience, look no further than this idyllic farmhouse. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the beauty of the Spanish countryside. Your stay at this yoga retreat will leave you refreshed, inspired, and with a sense of peace to carry back with you.

You can find more photos of the location and venue here. If you have any questions about the accommodation, location, or any aspect of the retreat, or if you’re ready to book, please contact us today.

Venue address: Cortijo el Cachete Retreat Centre, Avda. del Gran Capitán 11-13, 14008 (Córdoba)

The yoga

Our yoga classes, led by Sevanti, are for all levels of yoga experience.

Unity Yoga – We welcome the day with this 2-hour class before breakfast. Unity hatha yoga is flowing and restorative, taking you on a journey through asanas, breathing techniques, and yoga nidra (deep relaxation). The class will begin with relaxation and meditation, with specific pranayama techniques to increase vitality, relax, and clear the mind. We gently warm up the body and flow through a series of backward and forward bending, twisting, and lateral movements, inversions, balances, and standing poses.

Unity Partner Yoga™ – During your week there will be the chance to experience a Unity Partner Yoga™ workshop. This is a fun way to connect: through joint asanas, meditation, and relaxation practices we can access a sacred peace and stillness from the trust and support of another. Read more about Unity Partner Yoga™ here 

Yoga nidra – On one evening at 9pm we will end the day with this deep relaxation in the warmth of the Spanish air.

Open Floor Dance

Mindful movement is a deeply restorative, invigorating, and empowering practice. There are no set steps to learn or expectations: the movement journey is inspired by tuning into our inner resources such as grounding, centering, activating and settling, and spacious awareness, to name just a few. Read more about Open Floor conscious dance here.


In addition to yoga, you will also have the chance to experience a 90 minute afternoon workshop in acupressure massage and energy work.


Over the retreat, Sevanti will be offering Reiki, Reiki & Crystal healing, Holistic oil massage, Deep tissue and a combination of all. There will be the opportunity to book in advance, or upon arrival if you’d like a treatment. These will be for a cost of 60 Euros.

“It lived up to every expectation & more with fabulous informative & compassionate yoga classes with Sevanti every morning. The whole week was truly uplifting, restorative, relaxing and of course fun, plus I thoroughly enjoyed meeting new wonderfully inspirational people.”Sarah Willett

The food

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (full board) are prepared for you throughout the week by Dakini, offering fresh locally sourced, and organic food to nourish you fully. A trained yoga teacher herself, the path of Yoga also guided Dakini to a healthy lifestyle and in 2009 she started cooking for yogic and shamanic retreats in Andalusia.

A lot of love goes into the choice of her menus. Dakini is constantly expanding her offer. She enjoys a huge variety of culinary traditions, ranging from Asian Ayurvedic-inspired cuisine to Mediterranean dishes including Italian, French, and Greek, she’s also inspired by dishes from northern countries. She uses organic and locally sourced food. She serves homemade bread and pastries, some sugar-free yet sweet.

There is a vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free version of all dishes if required. Please contact us to discuss other dietary requirements. Coffee, tea, fruit, pastries, power balls, or small snacks are provided throughout the day.

“What a fantastic week! A totally pleasant family atmosphere. Sevanti is a very knowledgeable and supportive yogini, providing guidance and encouragement throughout our practice. A deep practice, the yoga built up in difficulty as the week progressed. The partner yoga was very special indeed, as was the yoga nidra and yoga under the stars. Faralya is an idyllic location away from the tourism and the hosts very hospitable, providing totally lovely food that catered to my dietary requirements (vegan). The boat trip was fantastic; the Turkish bath was a fun soapy indulgence; and Lawrence is a very capable massage therapist. I definitely recommend the paragliding, if you dare! It’s one of the best in the world and an experience of a lifetime. All in all the holiday was very good value for money. I’ve made some wonderful memories and met some special people with whom I hope our relationships endure.”Neil Milton, at a previous retreat destination


Below is a sample day schedule for the retreat:

7.30am – 9.30am: Unity yoga
9.30am: Breakfast
11.00am – 1.00pm: Optional treatments, own time
5.15pm – 6.45pm: Afternoon workshops, own time, day trips can be organised
7.30pm: Dinner

Cost for 2024

Secure your spot today with a £200 deposit.

  • Adults 13+:
    • Early bird available (up to 1st June) £750
    • Full price after Early bird period (post 1st June) £825
  • Teens 12-18 yrs (room sharing with adult) (£750)
    • Limited spaces are available for teens
    • Teens are welcome to all classes if they wish to join, and there will be an additional session especially for the teens on the retreat.
  • Children
    • Please inquire for child prices, note that childcare is not available
If you are on a low income, please inquire as we may be able to offer a part-subsidised place. Sevanti and The Unity Centre believe in equality and accessibility and strive to make holistic well-being available for all.

For those able to give more, there will be an option to pay it forward, with a solidarity payment (e.g. £20/£20/£50/ £75) to enable others to attend if on a low income.

All prices are for 7 nights full board (all meals and snacks included). These prices do not include flights, airport transfers, travel insurance, or optional extras. The single-room supplement is £250, standard price is room-sharing.


Booking is now open. Contact us today to register your interest.

Kids Club

There will be no kids club for this retreat.


Airport transfers per person are from £20 return but can be more, depending on the number of people traveling together. Final transfer costs will be calculated nearer the time.


Prices do not include travel insurance. Guests must ensure they arrange personal travel insurance before departure.

Recommended Flights

Flights are to/from Malaga (AGP). To find prices and to book we recommend looking on Skyscanner to compare prices. Please note check in time at the retreat centre is 5pm onwards.

From London Gatwick LGW to Malaga AGP : EASYJET 18:35 – 22:30
Return Malaga AGP to London Gatwick LGW: EASYJET 10:35 – 12:25

From Other

London Luton LTN to Malaga AGP: EASYJET 11:40 – 15:35
Return Malaga AGP to London Luton LTN: EASYJET 11:55 – 13:50

Manchester MAN to Malaga AGP: EASYJET 17:05 – 21:05
Malaga AGP to Manchester MAN:
EASYJET 10:40-12:40

Glasgow PIK to Malaga AGP: EASYJET 09:15 – 13:25 (this is the latest arrival time currently available on this date)
Malaga AGP to Manchester MAN: EASYJET 10:55 – 13:20





“I was lucky enough to win the yoga retreat to Turkey. I would do it again in a heart beat and am already making plans to do it again next year. The entire experience was magical. Sevanti is one of the best yoga teachers I have the pleasure of meeting. She is thorough and she is also able to read the energy of the class perfectly. Every yoga session with her left me feeling energised and balanced. She is also incredibly knowledgeable and has many years of experience. The location was absolutely beautiful. The beach was moments away and was a daily adventure. The family who ran the retreat were the warmest and most sincere people who went above and beyond for their guests. It felt like it was a home away from home. The food was fresh and delicious. I felt very blessed to have this experience and feel rejuvenated and healed. I would like to thank everyone at Unity for the experience and cannot tell you how wonderful it was for me to be able to share the week with Sevanti and all the other wonderful people I met.”Tessa Syme, retreat at a previous destination in Faralya, Turkey

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