Santillan Retreat 7th – 14th May Prices / Booking / FAQ


Prices include all yoga, full catering, accommodation and use of all facilities

Shared Room EURO 975

Single Room EURO 1,220

Junior Suite EURO 1,325

Grand Suite EURO 1,535

(Or GBP equivalent)

Cancellation policy 

The deposit will be refunded only for cancellation made until 30 days before the
date of arrival. The balance is due 10 days prior to the date of arrival.


Santillan is about 36 km from Malaga international airport. We will be happy to arrange a taxi transfer your you free of charge; please let us know if you require one.


Check-in after 3.30pm. They will need to register your name and passport number, take a swipe of your credit card and give you two room entry swipe cards. No charges will be added to your credit card without your signed approval. 


On your departure, please check out of your room by 12.00 noon, and settle all Honesty Bar and extra payments.


All rooms have an ensuite bathroom, with a bath tub and shower, work desk and a balcony or patio with sea or garden/mountain views.

Catering and special diets

Santillan offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals are usually served buffet style.

 The cooks at Santillán enjoy sharing their popular Spanish and Italian influenced healthy cuisine, yet are also able to cater for gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free. They keep free-range chickens, so fresh eggs are available daily.

 Please inform us of any dietary requirements, within reason, well in advance so that we can let Santillan know of your needs.


Still water, caffeinated and non-caffeinated coffee and teas are available 24 hours and are free of charge. There are complimentary soft drinks, wine and beer at dinner on the arrival day and last day of the retreat.

Internet and telephones

There is wifi Internet in all common areas and in most rooms, and dedicated areas for the best cell-phone signal strength and privacy.

Things to bring

Yoga mat and yoga mat towel – Santillan has a state-of-the-art equipped yoga studio, but you may want to bring your own mat towel.

• Beach towel – towels for showers and pool are provided, but you might want your beach towel.

• Swimming things – there is a salt-water pool large enough for comfortable laps and leisure swimming.

• Sunblock

• Walking shoes – or strong sandals are recommended if you want to take advantage of the walks around Molino de Santillan.

• Water bottle – to fill from the water fountains.

Extra Payments

Extras you may need to pay for include any excursions, massage sessions, bar bills, laundry charges and purchases from the boutique.

 There is a self-service ‘Honesty Book’ for soft drinks, beer and wine. Log your purchase in the book and settle at the end of your stay.

To confirm we kindly ask you to pay a deposit of 50% please email for bank details.
 Payments are in EUR (or GBP equivalent) by bank transfer. 

Travel insurance

It is a condition of booking that you take out full travel insurance to cover cancellation, travel costs and other eventualities.

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A mantra is the creative expression of the mind through sound. ‘Man’ means mind and ‘trang’ means wave.

‘Naam’ means what we vibrate we become. Our identity is formed of our frequency. And ‘Naad’ is the essence, or the centre of all sound. The Naad is the vibrational harmony through which the infinite is experienced, and Naad Yoga is the science of the Naad, how sound vibrations affect the body, mind and spirit through moving the mouth, stimulating the pressure points in the roof of the mouth with the tongue, which affects the chemicals in the brain. There are 84 pressure points in the mouth and they stimulate the pituitary which is connected by blood vessels to the hypothalamus where the chemicals are released that regulate basic functions of hunger, thirst, sleep, temperature, moods and sexuality.

‘Shabd’ means sound current that dissolves ego (ego that creates duality which obscures truth)

‘Shabd Guru’ is the quantum technology of sound that alters our consciousness through the power of Naad, i.e. sound as teacher. The intrinsic wisdom of the sound current.

A Bij mantra is a seed mantra, a seed planted in the unconscious, and within that seed all knowledge of the fully grown tree is contained. Here are some bij mantras:

‘Sat Naam’, Truth is my identity, this balances the five tattvas, it also awakens your soul and gives you your destiny.

‘Aum’, is the sound at the sixth chakra, for intuition and awareness

‘Ham’ is the bij mantra of the fifth chakra at the throat for truth and communication

An Astang mantra has eight parts. The rhythm of the kundalini responds well to the Astang, because kundalini is based on 8 chakra system and the astanga mantra stimulates each of the energy centres as they cover the spectrum of the qualities of the consciousness:

‘God and me, me and god are one’, aligns self with Source

‘Ek Ong Kaar Sat Naam Siri Wahe Guru’, The Creator and all creation are one. This is our true identity. The ecstasy of this wisdom is great beyond words. The first mantra Yogi Bhajan taught us, it is a direct line between you and creation. Awakens kundalini energy and suspends the mind in bliss.

‘Ra, Ma, Da, Sa, Sa, Say, So, Hung’, combines earth (Ra, Ma, Da) and ether (Sa, Say, So, Hung) Sa is the linking word. It works through shushmuna to stimulate the kundalini flow through the eight chakras for healing.