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Yoga Forever

I had the absolute pleasure of joining Nell on her Southern Spain Yoga retreat In Molino Del Rey recently and I can honestly say that she is THE BEST yoga teacher I have ever worked with. My level isn’t great but it was a lot better by the end of the heavenly 4 days. Here is her 2019 schedule and a little more about the holidays.

What, if any experience do you need to go on a Yoga Holiday?
“I welcome all levels of ability on my yoga holidays. Those that have had more experience can be challenged, whilst those who are newer to yoga or returning to it after a break can enjoy modifications to postures so they can still feel the benefits. You do NOT need to be a regular at yoga to attend a retreat, it is a chance to relax, unwind, share good food, company and fun experiences on and off your mat!

Yoga holidays are also a lovely time to spend with family members and I have enjoyed some memorable times with sisters as well as mothers and their daughters…a fun post exam present or a healthy break from term time routine!”


Molino Del Rey, Sierra de las Nieves Southern Spain | 19th-24th June 2019 – £680 including a non refundable deposit of £220

Probably one of the best yoga retreats in the world, located about 45 minutes from Ronda. Nell’s 8th visit because she can’t stay away! Individually decorated bedrooms, a spacious yoga studio built into the rock structure, a unique meditation space and cool walkways through the caves, combined with a beautiful landscaped swimming pool. The chefs prepare locally sourced food and combine it to produce tasty, colourful and deliciously varied menus.

Lefkada Greece Tennis and Yoga | 4th-9th October 2019 – £750 per person in shared twin room including a non ref deposit of £200

The Four Star Porto Gallini is located on the east coast of Lefkada, 12 km from the capital of the island. The hotel is spread over an area of 40 tree-planted acres, overlooking the emerald waters of the Ionian Sea! The hotel has a total of 135 rooms and suites and an amphitheatre built around the secluded beach. There are 3 tennis courts, beach volley, gym, games room, Spa & Wellness Center with fitness center, indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, Turkish bath, 2 saunas, sun-deck sunbathing and water sports.

Daily yoga before breakfast with Nell and afterwards two hours of tennis with Level 4 experienced coach Jimmy Callus from Wigmore LTA. Tennis ideally suited to people who can sustain a rally and who play quite regularly.

Reydon Grove, Southwold | 19th-22nd September 2019 – £590 per person including a non ref deposit of £200

A stunning Georgian country house, just ten minutes from Southwold, superbly renovated over the past two years to provide a beautiful and stylish property. Well-proportioned rooms with high ceilings, attractive fireplaces, large shuttered sash windows allowing the light to stream in, tasteful modern furniture and a small cinema! There’s also a games room, tennis court and lovely opportunities to visit the beach and shops in Southwold or enjoy an onsite massage. An indoor pool and gym will be completed a few months before our visit.

Talalla Retreat, Sri Lanka | 15th-24th March 2019 – £1150 per person including a non ref deposit of £220

Talalla retreat is located a stone’s throw from Sri Lanka’s most peaceful and protected beach; an undiscovered cove of clear turquoise water, golden sand and brilliant sunrises. It has been designed as a boutique health resort built on sustainable principles. It offers great yoga facilities, surfing and a pool space for everyone to enjoy. Food is all organically grown, colourful, tasty, sourced locally and can be enjoyed metres from the ocean. The retreat will be for 7 nights and includes shared twin-bedded rooms on half board basis (small supplement for single), return airport transfers, minibus to Udawalawe National Park to see elephants and game, a day excursion to the beautiful city of Galle and a sunset lagoon trip. The trip does not include travel insurance, overnight return flights to Colombo (approximately £650), non-alcoholic drinks,

Aprhodite Hills, Paphos, Cyprus | 30th April – 5th May 2019 – £880 per person including a non ref deposit of £200

A return visit to enjoy breath taking sea views and luxury at this hotel and resort. There are tennis courts, an enclosed football pitch, an 18-hole championship golf course and award-winning Greco-Roman Retreat Spa. Relax in the outdoor infinity pool or explore the beautiful local beaches. Daily yoga and fitness together with Nell and Mel Capelton who is well known to many South Londoners through his site All abilities in all activities welcome. Pool or beach restorative time too, in glorious surroundings to set you up for the summer ahead!

For more information about Nell, her work and the details of the holidays please go to:

You can also find Nell on Facebook: Yoga-Forever
Or call her on: 07956 551 003


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