We host a variety of retreats, workshops and events here at Cortijo Verde. Our calendar of events will provide more information regarding upcoming retreats and the availability of Cortijo Verde.
“I attended Paul's yoga classes for about three years and I loved every single one of them. Practicing yoga with Paul has had a significant positive impact on my health and on my life. Paul teaches with kindness and creativity and brings a great understanding of the connection of the body and the psyche into his classes. His teaching inspires a climate of empathy, safety and inclusiveness and encourages the practitioners to be true to themselves and to their practice. Paul is a skilled and knowledgeable yoga teacher and an inspiring human being all-around. Thank you, Paul!”
“My family and I spent some time at Cortijo Verde last summer. We were in need of somewhere that offered us sanctuary and some peace from our very busy lives and Cortijo Verde did not disappoint. We were able to relax for a whole week and take advantage of the calming, beautiful and uncomplicated space that the Verde holds for its guests. We loved being able to share it with Paul and the menagerie of four legged animals that also claim land rights at Cortijo Verde. My young daughter found a friend for life in Jacqueline the pig and my son revelled in the freedom that such a space provides. Our decision to come to Cortijo Verde was not based on a need for a therapeutic space as such, but we benefitted from it nonetheless. I look back at our time there with joy in my heart and honestly cannot recommend it enough.”
Mother & Sign Language Interpreter
“My family and I were lucky enough to spend 10 blissful days with Paul, Jaqueline, Otto and Rufus (and Orio lurking around Jaq’s food!) back in August and none of us wanted to leave. The place was beautiful and magical then, even before the developments since. We got to help move stones, plant plants and choose fish for the pond - there was plenty to fill our days on the Cortijo - and we were delighted by the local beauty spots Paul took us to, not to mention a family yoga session! We still hmmmmmmm! As HSPs, (highly sensitive people) we found ourselves really recharged with so much access to nature, animals, and Paul’s wonderful mix of non-intrusive hanging out fun, wisdom and support. The piglets (ours) consider him, the place and the animals as part of the family. We all consider it the best real holiday we’ve had!”
Mother & Healing Artist
Retreats & Workshops
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017, 6:00pm - Monday, Sep 25, 2017, 12:00pm
Yoga from Within | Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Paul Harris & Caroline Pick
A 5-day yoga retreat offering a gentle, nature- based practice of Hatha Yoga, inspired by Heinz Grill. We will spend time in stillness and quiet observation of our inner and outer surroundings here in the Sierra de Loja and explore the creative value of asana as an imaginative tool for our lives.
Thursday, Oct 12, 2017, 6:00pm - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017, 11:00am
Wellsprings of Inspiration | Continuum Movement Retreat with Gael Rosewood | Hosted by Cortijo Verde.
A 5-day retreat with Gael Rosewood, hosted by Cortijo Verde. It is a time for reconnecting with our community from the depth and the breadth of our shared Continuum Inquiry. Wellsprings participants, Continuum teachers, and those who have made Continuum a part of their life will have an opportunity to weave a potent field together as we let our conversations unfold.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Monday, June 04, 2018
The Bonobo Experience | Retreat with Jason Hall | Hosted by Cortijo Verde.
The Bonobo behaviour workshops teach us how to capture and highlight the inter-play between Bonobo and human. As human’s we see how to live as Bonobos'. We learn group compassion, re-learn play, bond, groom and understand why sex and touch is a tool to keep the peace. Though this work We disrupt our mono-species experience with that of the bonobo, to uncover a past that is just under the surface but been forgotten.
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - Monday, October 01, 2018
'Home on the Hill' - Somatic Arts & Healing for the Queer Community | Retreat with Pablo Harris & Merdan Akbiyar
More information on this retreat to be posted soon.