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Telephone:    01865 600698 (UK)
Telephone:    +34 958 068001 (ESP)
Email:       haciendalosolivos@outlook.com

Download Programme of COURSES and RETREATS here

programme pdf

losOlivos is open between May and October each year.
► Personal Retreat bookings taken between May and September (Prices) during the retreat weeks listed below.
Group bookings are taken between March and October.
► For our led retreats detailed below it is possible to add additional nights to the beginning or end of a retreat/course based on availability at Personal Retreat rates.
► If your partner would like to join you but not take part in the course/retreat, they are welcome to come and enjoy losOlivos at Personal Retreat rates.

► Please email us at haciendalosolivos@outlook.com
for latest availability.

Prices include course fees, en-suite accommodation and full board.
* (DB) = Shared Occupancy in double or twin en-suite bedroom; (IN) = Single Occupancy in en-suite bedroom. Full board includes all food and soft drinks. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase from the guest bar.

 

January - April - Centre Closed

 
cooking

8-12 May
A Taste of Spain
A fun introduction to Spanish cooking, both traditional tapas and new Andalusian cuisine. It includes an exploration of food and spirituality, daily cooking workshops, a visit to a white village and a mediaeval olive oil mill, tapas in the village, and time to relax and enjoy Los Olivos and its surroundings. Led by Daniel Muñoz, executive chef at Los Olivos.

€495 (DB)*
€545 (IN)*

 
walking 8-12 May
Walking in the Sierra
A walking holiday for nature lovers, exploring the Sierra Nevada National Park and the Lecrin Valley (South of Granada). It includes daily guided walks in the mountains (2-4 hours/day) with Guy Wynter, tapas in local villages, time to relax and enjoy the hacienda, and optional massages. A reasonable level of fitness is required for this week.

£495 (DB)*
£545 (IN)*

 
bird

15-19 May
Learning from the Birds
Jesus told his followers that they can learn about God's love from watching birds and seeing how they are provided for. Mark Winter from Northumberland has been watching birds for over 40 years and is passionate about making connections between creation and the Creator. In this unique retreat Mark invites us both to watch birds and to discover the lessons they teach us. It includes bird-watching in the Sierra Nevada mountains (walking involved), Christian teaching, reflection and worship.

€475 (DB)*
€525 (IN)*

 
open house 19-23 June
Personal Retreat / Holiday (Open House Week)
Come and enjoy Los Olivos at your own pace or with a group of friends. Opportunities for walking in the mountains, relaxing and catching up on your book reading by the pool, having a massage, enjoying home-cooked Spanish cuisine, and exploring the local area (Granada city, the Al'hambra Palace or the Tropical Coast are all between 30-40 min drive from Los Olivos).
 
write 19-23 June
Telling Tales: Unlocking your Creative Potential
Have you always wanted to write? Do you burn to tell stories? This retreat offers a chance to unlock your potential as a writer. Through a series of practical exercises, learn what makes good writing better. Workshops will explore getting started; what makes a great plot; how to create believable characters; building good dialogue; and how to edit your own work. Enjoy some time away to focus on your writing, within the rhythm of a Christian retreat. Led by author and journalist Sarah Meyrick.
€475 (DB)*
€525 (IN)*
 
poet 10-14 July
Poets and the Bible
Many contemporary poets are using biblical texts – appropriating the text according to their own imaginations. This retreat will explore poets whose work builds on religious literacy and stretches the boundaries of faith, belief, religion and prayer, including Marie Howe’s writings about Mary Magdalene, Symmons Roberts' Psalmody and Alison Funk’s take on the mother of the Prodigal Son, among others. Led by Pádraig Ó Tuama, leader of the Corrymeela Community in Northern Ireland.
€475 (DB)*
€525 (IN)*
 
open house

17-23 July
Personal Retreat / Holiday (Open House Week)
Come and enjoy Los Olivos at your own pace or with a group of friends. Opportunities for walking in the mountains, relaxing and catching up on your book reading by the pool, having a massage, enjoying home-cooked Spanish cuisine, and exploring the local area (Granada city, the Al'hambra Palace or the Tropical Coast are all between 30-40 min drive from Los Olivos).

 
eckhart
28 August - 1 September
Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart:
Exploring a Vision of Wholeness in a Time of Fragmentation

This retreat will be an opportunity to drink deeply from the wellspring of Eckhart’s vision, and allow it to shape-shift our lives into more creative and audacious forms of faithfulness. Bold, courageous, and sometimes outrageous, Eckhart’s language continues to be a guiding beacon of light to those seeking to live more authentically, faithfully, freely. Led by Mark Burrows (Bochum University, Germany), co-author of a new book on Eckhart of the same name to be released in the summer of 2017.
€475 (DB)*
€525 (IN)*
 
women 11-15 September
Unruly Women
In the 1650s when an independent London congregation decided that women really should be silent in church, one ordinary woman, Anne Harriman stopped attending and asked that the church hold a debate on the matter, ‘for she could not walk where she had not libertie to speak’. Harriman is part of a long line of women struggling with the competing demands of Christianity and culture. In this retreat for men and women we will consider the quandaries and choices of our foremothers in the faith, including women from history and the Bible. Participants are encouraged to bring their own examples. Led by Erica Longfellow (New College, Oxford University)
€475 (DB)*
€525 (IN)*
 
ennagram
18-22 September
Enneagram Retreat
What does the Enneagram have to offer those who are committed to a growing relationship with God? This detailed and accurate description of personality can help by increasing our understanding of ourselves and the things in our personalities that get in the way. It brings clarity to our preferred way of communicating and even to our perception of who God is. This predominantly silent retreat focuses on using the wisdom of the Enneagram to encourage us and is for both beginners and those who already work with the Enneagram. Led by Liz West, an Enneagram trainer with Enneagram Worldwide.
€475 (DB)*
€525 (IN)*
 
  October - December - Centre Closed    
       
  All details correct at time of publishing, but subject to update/change.