FP Escapes: Andalucia and the Art of Ritual

It took solely moments after our arrival to acknowledge its magic and, with a deep sigh, surrendered to the higher energy…

In the southernmost area of Spain lies Grazalema Nature Reserve, home to H,000-yr-previous stone age ruins, wild goats, carob timber, and the setting for our newest Free People x FP Escapes retreat, “The Art of Ritual.”


Our lodging have been comprised of a collection of conventional Andalusian farmhouses, nestled within the coronary heart of Grazalema. It took solely moments after our arrival to acknowledge its magic and, with a deep sigh, surrendered to the larger energy.

Each morning greeted the group with a darkish mountain define brushing towards the twilight sky, as its stars gave strategy to solar. Breakfasts of Ayurvedic porridge, selfmade vegan yogurts and warming teas provided nourishment for our souls earlier than pranayama and meditation. Our Spanish hosts, Antonio & Patricia of , welcomed us as household.


 challenged us to delve deep inward, to shine the sunshine of consciousness into physique, thoughts and spirit. And our afternoons have been reserved for increasing our horizons, actually, by way of exploration. Nearby cities El Gastor, Ronda and Zahara de la Sierra shared their time-honored secrets and techniques — the native hammam, native olive oil and conventional Flamenco. And with every step, information  taught us methods to convert each expertise into ritual, via ceremonies connecting to the land. In the security of an olive grove, we shaped an lively reference to the encompassing timber, performing an influence retrieval, uncovering our spirit animals, making choices, and setting intentions.


We started our journey as solo vacationers, and left as buddies, having discovered true acceptance and kinship.


A massive thanks to ,  and . Check again over the subsequent few weeks to learn extra in-depth tales about Andalucia.

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+ Our subsequent FP Escapes might be held within the Berkshires — will you be there? Click  for extra info!


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