22nd Feb 2005

New holistic holiday company Hip Yoga combines fitness with ultimate pampering

Have you ever felt guilty on holiday that the only exercise you’re doing is lifting
a large mojito to your mouth? But then the thought of a fitness holiday fills you
with the fear of strict timetables and a lack of pampering. Ever wanted to find a
comprise that offered you ultimate luxury whilst enabling you to come home a stone

Well now there’s a solution to all of these problems.

Welcome to Hip Yoga - a new concept in the world of holistic holidays.  We take yoga
out of the realm of basic locations and punishing schedules, and into an environment
where pampering and indulgence are just as important as health and detox.

Hip Yoga combines instruction from some of the country’s best teachers including
Jean Hall, with first-class healthy gastronomy from Madonna’s former chef Lauren
Palmer. Guests will also be spoilt with complimentary toiletries and beauty products
from our friends at Kiehl’s and Shu Uemura.


This deeply rejuvenating retreat takes place within the beautiful surroundings and
unique ambience of our venue Molino Bajo.

As featured in Conde Nast Traveller May 2004 ‘10 Great Villas in Spain’, Molino Bajo
is a luxuriously and stylishly converted olive mill set in the idyllic setting of
the foothills of Andalucia’s spectacular mountain range, the Sierra Nevada. It has
been designed with a heavy Moorish/Moroccan influence yet the house retains many of
the original features from its milling past.

With the truly dramatic background of the snow-capped peaks shadowing sleepy,
white-washed villages set amongst the citrus, almond and olive groves, Molino Bajo
is the ultimate chill-out retreat in the most tranquil of locations.

Throughout their stay guests will be treated to mouth watering food that also
promotes wellbeing and increases stamina, created by celebrity chef Lauren Palmer.
For Hip Yoga guests she has built a menu that will help us to send you home lighter
and happier. All food is wheat, dairy and sugar free and will be the tastiest you
have eaten in a long time.

A Hip Yoga holiday includes all of the following:

*      Yoga instruction

*      Three meals per day, prepared by our in-house chef, including roof-top Moroccan
banquet under the stars on Wednesday evenings

*      Weekly massage with range of other treatments available

*      Complimentary Kiehl’s toiletries
and Shu Uemura beauty products

*      Use of Hip Yoga DVD and CD library

*      Transfers to and from airport on selected flights

*      Optional activities such as mountain biking, hiking, visits to Granada

*      Midweek towel and sheet changes with Fresh flowers and Bathrobes

*      Daily elixirs and fresh fruit juices

*      Daily fresh bread and fresh fruit delivery

Hip Yoga is running over a six week period in 2005 from May 7th to June 18th, with
individual weeks available Saturday to Saturday. Hip Yoga is available to
individuals, couples, small groups and even the whole place can be booked for
private parties/groups. Groups of 3 or more booking together will receive a 10%
discount. Prices start from £1150 per person per week.

The Hip Yoga Guarantee promises all guests that they will return home healthier,
happier, more flexible and more focused by the end of their stay.

Additional Hip Yoga retreats will be available in Croatia and Sri Lanka in 2005.

For more information on Hip Yoga and how to book visit:



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