NEW!! Yoga, walking and see a village fiesta with Carrie

Sunday 23rd April - Sunday 30th April 2023

Yoga and walking in the mountains and see our local San Marcos fiesta at Las Chimeneas with Carrie Rodd

Hatha Yoga in the mountains at Las Chimeneas with Carrie Rodd

We are already looking forward to Carrie joining us for her tenth consecutive year of yoga at Chimeneas.   It has always been a delightful week and now we are offering a slightly different itinerary combining a lovely start to the day with one session Carrie’s inspiring teaching followed by a range of guided hikes in the afternoon.  We also offer a wide range of extra activities such as cooking with the Chimeneas chef Conchi as well as optional cultural visits and to the Palaces of the Alhambra in Granada.  This year the week coincides with our village fiesta of San Marcos, patron Saint of the land and animals.  This celebration involves a spectacular procession which we will be welcome to join as well as a meal cooked for the whole over olive wood firest in the church square


About Carrie

Carrie has been practising Yoga for about 15 years. She studied Ashtanga with Danny Paradise, Anusara with Bridget Woods Kramer, Iyengar with Anna Ashby, meditation with Emil Wendel.   Carrie’s formal Yoga Teacher training was with Triyoga London where she studied for 18months with Jeff Phenix and Susannah Hoffman and achieved a distinction in the 200 hour training accredited by The British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance.  This year Carrie has studied with Jason Crandell on his Advanced Teacher Training programme. Carrie blends different styles of Hatha Yoga to develop a practise which is invigorating and healing, soothing and strengthening.

A week of Hatha yoga to deepen your practice, or if you are a beginner, to introduce you to the practice of asana that can develop strength, flexibility and focus.

We will begin each day with an awakening of the muscular body, slowly opening and warming, leading to a graceful vinyasa. The afternoon sessions will reflect a slower more meditative pace,   delving a little deeper into certain aspects  of Yoga and tailoring a practice for each individual.  At the end of the week you will have a yoga session designed specifically for you to take home and through your yoga practice build the best possible version of yourself.

Daily programme

    Hatha Yoga in the mountains at Las Chimeneas with Carrie Rodd

Sunday  Arrival day

17.00h    Welcome to Mairena.  Short orientation walk round the village up to ancient threshing circles and lookout point.

19.30h   Welcome drinks and dinner at the Las Chimeneas restaurant

Meals will have a daily choice including one vegetarian option using delicious local products, where possible from the Las Chimeneas organic farm.    We are happy to cater for any special dietary needs.


08.30h   Morning yoga (1.5 hours) at the Las Chimeneas shala, set in olive groves below the village.  

11.00h   Breakfast

14.00h  Light lunch

(optional)   Walk to visit to ancient church of Jubar and original site of mosque and bronze age  shrine. Short talk on Alpujarran history and the legacy of the Moors. We continue the walk onto the village of Laroles where we can finish the day with a drink at one of their lovely bars with terrace and views

19.30h   Dinner at the Las Chimeneas restaurant


08.30h   Morning yoga at the Las Chimeneas shala      11.00h   Breakfast

optional)  Visit to the Mairena olive oil mill.  Learn how to make olive oil

14.00h   Light lunch

Afternoon guided walk across the almond and olive terraces to the silk village of Valor for a welcome cold drink at one of the lovely cafes

19.30h   Dinner at the Las Chimeneas restaurant


08.30h   Breakfast

(Optional) Day trip to Granada and the palaces of the Alhambra and gardens

For those who would prefer a free day to relax by the pool there will also be the option to book a massage.

19.30h   Dinner at the Las Chimeneas restaurant


08.30h   Morning yoga at the Las Chimeneas shala    11.00h   Breakfast

14.00h   Light lunch

(Optional)   Short transfer to the high mountain pass of La Ragua.  Walk through the pine trees to a ridge with wonderful views across the Sierra Nevada peaks and Mulhacen – the highest peak in mainland Spain.  We take our own picnic to eat perched on the high rocks - if we are lucky we'll see wild ibex and birds of prey

19.30h   Dinner at the Las Chimeneas restaurant


08.30h   Morning yoga at the Las Chimeneas shala 11.00h   Breakfast

14.00h   Walk down to the market town of Ugijar with tapas lunch at one of the many restaurants

(Optional)   Cookery with the Las Chimeneas cook Soledad.  Learn how to make the best of Sole’s vegetarian food – eg gazpacho, ajo blanco – a cold almond soup,  aubergines with honey,    and watch Carmen make cheese in the traditional way


19.30h   Dinner at the Las Chimeneas restaurant


08.30h   Morning yoga at the Las Chimeneas shala 11.00h   Breakfast

14.00h   Light lunch

Transfer to the village of hispanophile Gerald Brenan author of "South from Granada" where we walk the Ruta de Gerald Brenan visiting the rock where his friend Virginia Woolf would sit to write when she visited.   Visit to the Gerald Brenan musuem with its amazing photography exhibition of life in the Alpujarras in Franco's time 

19.30h   Dinner at the Las Chimeneas restaurant


Transfer back to airport.

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Please contact David & Emma at Las Chimeneas for all bookings and information on recommended flights and transfer times on

Price includes:

  • Airport transfer (single timed for group minibus)
  • Buffet breakfast, light lunch, three course evening meal
  • Three activities - eg. olive oil mill visit with chat about local olive oil production, visit to ancient mosque/ church with talk on local history and overlapping cultures, short cookery class with our Chimeneas chef Conchi or visit to Lola’s weaving and spinning workshop (to be decided with group leaders)
  • All tuition / use of studio, equipment etc
  • Extra excursions can be booked and paid for locally eg massage, longer cookery classes, guided electric mountain bike tour, group guided visit to Almeria or Granada

€860   per twin/double room at main site Las Chimeneas per person sharing.

€930   per single room at village cottage

€1050  per single room use of double room at main site Las Chimeneas.

Excluded: Flights, travel insurance. Please confirm you have your own adequate personal travel insurance. Massages. Alcohol and soft drinks.

Transfers: Please contact us to discuss our recommendations for your flight requirements.

Making your own way

By car: We are at Las Chimeneas, Calle Amargura 4, Mairena, 18494, Granada. Spain. 2.5 hrs from Malaga and Granada airports. 1.5 hrs from Almeria.


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