Luxury Yoga Retreat with Julie Montagu at Shanti-Som in Spain, 15-19 March 2019

Marbella, Spain


This five-day trip to the tranquil, Asian- inspired Shanti Som retreat in the mountains above Marbella, will give Telegraph readers the chance to learn and practise yoga with Julie, one of the UK’s most in-demand teachers. It’s the perfect opportunity to invest in yourself and enjoy a relaxing early spring break in Spain. Whether you are a complete beginner, or an experienced yogi, Julie’s holistic ‘Whole Self ’ approach will help you to relax, reset and recharge. Enjoy twice daily yoga classes, plus exclusive use of Shanti Som’s five-star facilities on this luxurious wellness retreat.

When to go

This retreat is running on set dates from 15 - 19 March 2019

What we love

  • Opportunity to practice yoga and dine with Julie
  • Luxury setting - Shanti-Som is fabulous; mixing western and Asian style
  • Time to relax and explore the national park

Who should go

  • All followers of Julie Montagu - her classes at Triyoga in London are packed with over 80 people and booked weeks in advance so this is a fantastic opportunity to experience them in an intimate setting
  • Solo travellers who would like to be participate in a social retreat and meet others
  • Those who are looking for a peaceful and serene place to unwind and de-stress and do some yoga.

Programme and Offers

  • Complimentary 60-min massage
  • Reduced single traveller rate

Luxury Yoga Retreat with Julie Montagu at Shanti-Som in Spain, 15-19 March 2019

Min. 4 nights, full board, massage
2 adults
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Julie Montagu is one of London’s top yoga and nutrition teachers and was recently named one of the top 10 holistic health icons in the world. She runs the wellness site, and The Flexi Foodie blog. She has written four books, the most recent being Recharge: A Year of Self-Care to Focus on You. Married to Viscount Hinchingbrooke, whose family home is Mapperton in Dorset, Julie is also a TV presenter and appeared on the American reality series Ladies of London. 

Enjoy two days in the company of Julie Montagu who will lead 4 yoga classes either in the indoor or outside yoga pavilion (weather permitting). 

Facilities include outdoor pool, sauna, oriental steam room, treatment rooms, yoga shala, reformer Pilates machine and small gym.

One 60-min massage is included in the package. 

Example treatments at Luxury Yoga Retreat with Julie Montagu at Shanti-Som in Spain, 15-19 March 2019
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Thai massage 
  • Hot stone 
  • Lymphatic drainage 
  • Seaweed body wrap
  • Pay a close attention to their healing therapies like Reiki or foot healing therapy if you are into new age and spirituality

Fitness & Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Hiking
  • Yoga
  • Relaxation
  • Shanti Som has a little shop where you can buy skin care products, organic teas, organic chocolates or jewellery. 

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Visit upmarket marina of Puerto Banus or have a beach day. Taxi to Marbella is about € 35 per way 
  • Take your fitness to new heights with an excursion up Marbella’s famous La Concha Mountain

Typical Group Classes

  • 2 exclusive morning yoga classes with Julie
  • 2 exclusive evening yoga classes with Julie
  • Guided hike in the Sierra de Las Nieves National park
  • 2 Shanti-Som group yoga classes


Small and boutique, Shanti-Som has only 12 Premium bedrooms. The are all individually designed taking inspiration from Balinese culture. The rooms don’t have numbers but unique names like Passion, Kindness or Knowledge. 
Premium room

The Premium Rooms are 25m2 and have either a king-size bed or can be converted into a twin room.  

Each room is individually designed and comes with either a private terrace or balcony with views of the pine forests, gardens and mountains.  

The are marble en-suite bathrooms, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer. 

Facilities include air conditioning, flat screen TV, toiletries and a safe. 

What’s on the menu

Shanti-Som’s restaurant serves healthy, flavourful Asian-fusion dishes using high-quality local and seasonal produce. There are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. An early morning snack, brunch, mid-afternoon snack and dinner are all included during your stay.

Retreat includes 2 group dinners with Julie Montagu.


Shanti Som is located 4 km from the town of Monda, nestled in the midst of nature surrounded by the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park and Biosphere Reserve in Spain.

Nearest airport

The transfer time from Malaga airport is 1 hour by car. There are plenty of daily flights from most UK airports. Flight takes about 3 hours.

Group airport transfer is included. 

Families, Children & Infants

Due to a nature of this retreat, kids are not allowed. Min age to attend a retreat is 16 years. 


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