The 2019 Course Programme

Scaravelli and Hatha Inspired Yoga With Lara Stapleton – YOAS
18 May - 25 May 2019


Cost per person:
Double or twin room en-suite – £845
Single occupancy room en-suite – £995


Three vegetarian meals each day
Daily meditation and yoga classes (apart from one yoga free day)


Not included:
Airport transfers
Dinner out at a local restaurant one evening
Optional day-trip and other excursions
Massage treatments

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The daily programme

Lara will offer two yoga classes each day. The morning class will gently open the body and attune the mind to the breath and slowly move and build into a deeper exploration of the poses. The group will meet again in the late afternoon for a more relaxing and restorative practice. The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience. There will be one yoga free day.

There will be time set aside in the day to explore and take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings, relax by the pool or head off to the beach. We will meet again in the late afternoon for a more gentle and restorative practice.

‘I had a truly wonderful and restorative time at the Almeria retreat. The food was the best yoga retreat food I’ve ever had – fantastic, vitamin rich buffets, three times a day! The yoga was wonderful, I have been following Lara round the world for four years now, her approach is unique – she manages to enable even the stiffest and rustiest of us to reach new levels of self-love and physical equilibrium. The location was very special, fed by the waters of a private spring, meaning we swam and drunk and washed in Evian-grade water. The local town of Nijar is sleepy and picturesque and the 20 minute walk to it through the splendour of the Sierra Nevada mountains was a highlight of the trip. Thanks so much to Yoga on a Shoestring for another amazing trip and thanks to all who work at the Finca.’



‘The holiday was fabulous. Of course I know Lara and her yoga but, as ever, one could see how much she had put into each and every class. Wonderful! The other highlight was the absolutely amazing food! Some of the others commented that they hadn’t had such varied and consistently good food on a yoga holiday before. Thank you Jess and team (and Tina on Jess’ day off)! The venue was lovely too and Tina did all she could to make sure we were happy with everything.’ 




Lara Stapleton

“By the practice of meditation” the master said “you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise” Paramahansa Yogananda.

Lara Stapleton is a truly nurturing and attentive Scaravelli inspired and Hatha Yoga teacher with extensive training and a deep self-practice for over 14 years. This shines through in her teaching as she has a strong intuition of what is going on for each individual in a class. She cares deeply about her students, inspiring and supporting them to develop both on and off the mat.

Her style is gently powerful with special attention on the breath, allowing for growth in ones own internal awareness and awakening the spine, creating flowing wave-like movements and natural rhythms as well as working deeply from the ground up.

Her classes allow you to work profoundly from the inside out on individual areas of resistance, injury, deep emotional blockages and alignment with grace and softness. Lara puts her sensitivity as a teacher down to a strong one-on-one approach: “I’m able to adapt yoga to the individual rather than the individual to yoga”.

Lara’s philosophy and teachings are inspired by the spirit and practice of moving into stillness, to experience your true being. Her work and practice have been greatly enthused by her teacher John Stirk. Lara’s areas of speciality are spinal rehabilitation as well as being a trained Aromatherapist.

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