Somatic Arts & Healing for the Queer Community

A 4 day retreat in the beautiful Sierra de Loja, Andalusia
for a group of Queer folk to come together

Sep 27 - Oct 1, 2018
slow down, nourish and connect with your self and one another


We are offering a 4 day retreat in the beautiful Sierra de Loja, Andalusia for a group of Queer folk to come together. With workshops each day including yoga, massage and Continuum movement, we invite you to slow down, nourish and connect with your self, one another and the natural world around you.

You will be staying in the peaceful farm environment of Cortijo Verde* with comfortable accommodations sharing twin rooms each with shower as well as communal living/ cooking space.

A wholesome diet of vegetarian food prepared daily by our resident chef will be served.
Taught by Paul Harris and Merdan Akbayir


Cost: £395 (10 places available/ one karma yogi spot for £250)

The price includes full board and lodging as well as teaching and other activities.

NB: All rooms have en suite shower facilities and accommodate 2 people sharing in a spacious and clean environment.


The retreat will begin evening Wednesday 27th Sept and finish midday Monday 1st October 2018


Ventorros de San Jose. Nearest town, Loja with transport to and from Malaga Airport, (approx. 1hr). 

We suggest you fly into Malaga and arrange flights if possible to get the 18h30 bus direct to Loja where you will be picked up at 20h00 in time for supper!

Pick up from Loja provided at 6pm for those who are coming without rental vehicle.

Arriving by Car:
A92-to Loja from Malaga, get off at Loja East. Drop down through town over bridge and follow road up hill, 17km to Ventorros de San Jose. Pass straight through village-church on right, the cemetery set back on left. A little further along on right hand side you will see a blue painted stone. Take that turning and follow track to end...(from church to entrance of Cortijo Verde is probably little more than 500m). You will be greeted by the donkeys!

Arriving by Bus:
Please go to to book your onward bus journey either direct from airport or from Malaga central bus station. 


The retreat will be taught by Paul Harris and Merdan Akbayir


To book a place on this retreat or for any further details, please contact below, or click the link to enquire direct.

Please pay a deposit of £100 to reserve your place to the following account:

Ahimsa Associates Ltd
Account No: 76661800
Sort: 09-01-27
Reference: Queerfolk

We very much look forwards to hearing from you soon and hope that you will be able to join us!

Paul Harris (Pablo)

Pablo Harris is a registered Yoga teacher, (700 hrs), Integrative Somatic Arts Psychotherapist, (MA UKCP), Cranio-sacral therapist and Wellsprings Continuum Practitioner. He is the founder of Ahimsa Associates at Cortijo Verde.

Merdan Akbayir

Merdan Akbayir is a holistic masseur, yoga teacher, performance artist, former biologist and free spirit based in Amsterdam. He loves to share his passion and knowledge to empower other beings on their way.