The Retreater

Yoga and Creative Writing

About The Retreat

This retreat is based at our 250 year old farmhouse, Casa Luna, cut into a rock on a ridge in an area known as Rosemary Canyon (Las Romeras) in the mountainous Axarquia region of Andalucia. We are delighted to be custodians of this very special place and honoured to share the practise of yoga in this magical haven of deep rest, renewal and inspiration with regulars and first-timers, beginners and teachers alike. Whatever your creative writing project is: novel, memoir, poetry, short stories… this is the retreat for you. Led by Craig Melvin and Melanie Leschallas, both published novelists and ghostwriters for a major publisher, you will work in small groups and one-to-one on your creative writing project. Workshops and exercises will open you up to creative flow. That, and the yoga, led by Melanie who has been leading retreats for the last seven years and teaching yoga for over two decades. Warning: There’s magic in these mountains! Reconnection with self, others and nature is inevitable. Your creative writing project will practically write itself!


1Day 1


Arrivals at Malaga airport. Welcome Meeting at 6pm followed by dinner.

2Day 2

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Morning Yoga

10:00AM - 11:00AM


12:00PM - 4:00PM

Massage (optional)/ Creative Writing Workshop

5:00PM - 7:00PM

Evening yoga and mindfulness. Creative Writing One-to-One.

7:30PM - 9:00PM


3Day 3

9:00AM - 9:00PM

Same as day 2

4Day 4

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Morning yoga Creative Writing Show and Tell

9:00AM - 10:00AM




What’s Included

  • 2 yoga and mindfulness classes per day

  • Accommodation

  • Access to pool

  • All meals

Not Included

  • Flights to Malaga

  • Transfers (organised for you if you choose)




April 2022

Thank you again for a wonderful time, so much deeper and yet lighter than I thought it would be. I leave with a renewed sense of purpose for my book and a clear plan for how I’ll get it done (and onto the top table in Waterstones!)



April 2022

Absolutely fabulous retreat! Book me in again. Thank you so much to Mel for the best yoga I’ve ever experienced and for Craig’s wonderful cooking and your hospitality. Loved every single minute of it!

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