Practical Magic Retreat, Andalusia

28 September - 5 October 2024
The call of the disco ball for curious soul seekers
Welcome curious soul seeker, congratulations for following the breadcrumbs to the Practical Magic Retreat. 
The fact you’re here means you’ve felt the pull, you’ve answered the call of the disco ball, and you’re ready to take a beautiful leap into a time & space so you can come home to yourself.


Time just for you

You are desperate to lift your head out of the constant doing and being all of everything for everyone else. You simply want… no, you need to find some space to take a breather and be more you, not what everyone demands of you.

Or what you demand of yourself.

You’ve spent so much time focusing and caring for everyone other than yourself and the edges are not only fraying, they’re off to find a new outfit to be woven into.

You’ve been spending much too long living in your head now, so to connect into your heart and your body would feel like a holiday itself. Plus, the anxiety of the wobbling spinning plates is getting too much, and one more plate going up is going to bring the whole lot crashing down, and you with it.


Let's make it happen

You want to live with purpose & feel fulfilled but right now you’re struggling to get through the daily grind, let alone thinking about the work it takes to live a full life and make a difference in the world.

So if the idea of a week of tuning back into you under blue skies, with the warmth of the sun on your skin, whilst being nourished with delicious food, enjoying long lazy afternoons, daily swims, along with soul-enriching conversations with like-minded humans, is totally rocking your gorgeous boat, then join us!

It's all about self-reflection & high vibing disco ball magic along with a huge dose of joy.


Welcome home to your magic on the sun-soaked vistas of Andalusia


The Practical Magic Retreat is a life-enriching week of re-connection, reflection and re-integration designed to activate your magic in its fullest sense.

It’s a week dedicated to donning that much-needed oxygen mask. For you to get away and take some time out from your hectic life.

It’s the ultimate re-set button so you can re-imagine your vitality and creativity.

The Practical Magic Retreat in Andalusia, southern Spain, takes place at a time of year when the turning of the season brings attention inward.

As the sun casts longer shadows, it’s time to cast clarity & focus to your inner landscape. It’s a time to bear witness to what you’ve created, and sew seeds for what’s next.

Nestled deep in the countryside we will explore spiritual connection and laid back luxury where we shall gather, play and rest.

Reconnect & Re-energise


Through Practical Magic ‚Äď a blended melting pot of creativity and well-being self-care mastery‚ÄĒ you will enjoy a mixtape worthy variety of good stuff, including soul-enriching daily meditation, deep healing relaxation, massage, yoga, nature bathing, and soulfully crafted ceremony along with the re-connection to your most empowered feminine wisdom and your wise, wild and free self with Qoya.

The week is created to take you on a journey of discovery, connecting to your body, your inner wisdom and your inspiration. Throughout our time together you will be nourished and cared for in equal measure by beautiful surroundings, restorative self-care rituals, carefully crafted food along with excursions to explore some of Andalusia's greatest treasures.

Enjoy meaningful conversation with the collective inspiration of other women who offer support, trust and magical connections when we gather together.







This is more than a yoga retreat

It’s an invitation to re-engage with your life and connect to the essence of you are; head, heart, body and connection to it all — the magic within you and around you.


Expect to reconnect to your wild, uninhibited self, full of creative expression with a disco ball and sequins vibe whilst experiencing relaxation, space, nature, peace and tranquillity in equal measure.







Where you will will come home to yourself


Nestled amongst nature with beauty in every direction, El Cachete is a beautiful 150 year old renovated farmhouse, located in the heart of the Andalusian countryside. The Cortijo is situated in 80 acres of land planted with olive groves and Spanish oak.

Catch the ever-changing light of the day, and dance amongst the change of season. You will witness the sun gently rising on the horizon each morning as you enjoy a delicious sunrise yoga session, and enjoy basking in the warmth of the sun’s glow throughout days that feel like they could go on forever.

With acres of space for relaxation and reflection the land - brimming with olive trees, almond trees and all kinds of Mediterranean plants - it is the ideal place to take a wander in a timeless world, and plant your seeds of intention.

There will be time for endless dips in the large courtyard pool situated in a walled enclosure, and a courtyard garden, with a back terrace offering dining areas with sunset views over the hills.

  You will embrace sunrise yoga in the beautiful shala overlooking woodland and hills toward the Sierra de Loja and Qoya on the outdoor yoga terrace. There is also the option to enjoy a deeper connection through taking a dip in the ice bath!



Inner wisdom and joy in the heart of the Spanish countryside 
With acres of space to move & meditate amongst, you will explore both within nature & the nature within


An intimate setting for individual attention 


The Practical Magic retreat is carefully crafted to accommodate up to 11 people for the week.

So, if you want a retreat experience that offers so much more than simply ‚Äėme time‚Äô, then don‚Äôt delay in booking your place.




The space has an intimate feel, yet plenty of space in each room and around the house to have time for yourself, as well as spending time with your fellow retreat guests for beautiful connection & conversation.

Each bedroom within the farmhouse has all the charm of true Spanish style with a double bed and bathroom, which you will have to yourself.

Siesta Suite

A wonderfully large and spacious room with a double bed. With your own bathroom and a balcony, it also has direct access to the swimming pool.

The perfect space for some down time, and a little luxury for your week’s stay.


Double Dreamers

Enjoy a double room for you to sleep, siesta & surrender to the magic of it all. 

All rooms have their own bathrooms.



Book the Practical Magic Retreat with a deposit




  • 7 nights accommodation

  • The full Practical Magic retreat programme of wonder

  • An excursion to Granada and a Hammam (spa) experience

  • 3 deliciously prepared vegan or vegetarian meals per day and endless fruit and snacks

  • An evening of traditional Spanish entertainment in Granada on our final evening
  • Hugs for days

  • Any additional activities outside of the retreat schedule & space

  • Any additional holistic therapies & treatments

  • Lunch or dinner on excursion outside of the retreat

  • Return travel to Malaga & transfers to¬†the retreat space (this will be payable to the coach driver)



You are more than welcome to organise a monthly payment plan that suits you. All that we ask is that all payments are made 4 weeks in advance of the retreat start date. 

Once your deposit has been paid we will be in touch to organise a payment plan with you.




Expect magic, relaxation, deep connection and fun in equal measure

How you will spend your time at the Practical Magic retreat

You may either be a ‚Äėrock up and surrender‚Äô kind of woman, or you may wish to know what to expect from the Practical Magic Retreat, what‚Äôs set out below will give you a feel and a flavour for the experience that awaits you from this 7 day magical retreat.

On the afternoon of Saturday 28 September you will picked up from Malaga by private coach to arrive at El Cachete where you will get yourself settled into your room and stunning surroundings of our home for the week. We will gather for our first meal together and then gather together in circle for a candlelit opening circle on the first evening.

As you wake each day you will have the option for sunrise yoga followed by a meditation and breathwork session, or you may desire an early morning dip in the pool.

After a delicious breakfast we will gather for morning intention setting with a journal prompt to invite you to connect in with the theme of each day, and your reflections of your journey in life, each day is a part of the week’s journey to help you drop from your head to your heart.


Mid morning we will gather back together to remember your wise, wild & free with a Qoya session, after which you will be more than ready for a delicious vegan or vegetarian lunch.

The afternoon is yours to do whatever you wish to do; be that sleep, read, swim, spend time in nature, write, journal, explore the surrounding area, enjoy a massage, or head¬†for a walk and a swim in the local river and waterfalls ‚ÄĒ whatever your heart desires. ¬†

Midweek we will be heading out for an excursion to the iconic city of Granada for a stroll in the gardens of the  Alhambra Palace - a UNESCO World Heritage site, a spot of tapas in one of the city's famed tapas bars and an authentic Hammam (Turkish Bath) experience.

We join back together for a delicious dinner, and then you will relax into the evening for some much-needed rest, or chill time.

On our last evening together we will head back into Granada to enjoy dinner and a traditional flamenco performance in one of the city's oldest cave houses.

The week is carefully curated to ensure both spaciousness and integration are interwoven with deep work and reflection. We will honour the essence of the feminine throughout the week with plenty of space and flow.

Outline daily schedule 


07:30 - 08:30: Optional Sunrise Yoga & Breath Work Session

08:30 ‚Äď 10.00: Bountiful Breakfast

10:00 ‚Äď 11:00: Intention setting & journal prompt

11.30 ‚Äď 13:00: Get wise, wild & free with Qoya Inspired Movement

13:00 ‚Äď 14:00: Lovely lunch

14:00 ‚Äď 19:00: Free time & relaxation / massages / holistic treatment /¬†walk/hike

19:00 ‚Äď 20:00: Delicious dinner and sunset gazing¬†

20:00 onwards: Evening relaxation

On Wednesday of our week together we will be taking a day's excursion to Granada to visit the grounds of the Alhambra Palace and enjoy a Hammam (Andalusian Arab baths) experience.

We will also be having dinner out in Granada on the Friday evening.

Please note this schedule is subject to variations based on some activities which may be suited to the afternoon.  


Your Practical Magic Retreat host, Kate Taylor


Purveyor of all things Practical Magic, Kate Taylor is not an ordinary life coach, she’s a Practical Magic life design & empowerment coach, Master NLP Practitioner, author, Qoya teacher, and lover of disco balls, a bright red lip and a little too much leopard print.

Having hosted retreats and wellbeing events for the past 10 years (including her own wellbeing festival, The Awakening), Kate’s nurturing, joy-filled and creative nature along with fierce loving hugs and a soft, yet incredibly powerful ability to hold space for your breakthroughs and transformational moments throughout the week & beyond.


Kate Taylor Practical Magic Andalusia Retreat, Spain, 28 September - 5 October 2023
Kate Taylor Practical Magic Andalusia Retreat, Spain, 28 September - 5 October 2023
Sunrise Yoga with Lisa Shefchick


We are also joined on the Practical Magic Andalusia Retreat by the wonderful, Lisa Shefchick who will be leading you through a blissful sunrise yoga inspired session in the yoga shala each day.

Lisa specialises in nurturing vitality, and comes with a wealth of holistic health knowledge and an incredible sense of both depth and fun.







Terms & Conditions


Your deposit must be paid in full with your application to confirm your space on the retreat. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable, unless your application is not accepted into the retreat programme. 

Once bookings are made, spaces are non-refundable. You can however transfer your place to another person.

If paying by payment plan, your payment plan must be initiated within the first month of paying the deposit, and monthly payments will be made towards your overall balance.

Any remaining balance to be paid in a full 4 weeks ahead of the retreat commencement date.

Your booking is 100% confirmed once all monies have been received for your booking.

Airfare, airport transfers, extra excursions, additional treatments (outside of the retreat schedule), payment fees and travel insurance are not included. We strongly advise you purchase full trip insurance to protect yourself against illness, emergencies and changes in your circumstances. 

Please note that in the event of the retreat being postponed due to restrictions being placed on travelling and gathering due to COVID-19 we will offer an alternative date for the retreat to take place. 

Book the Practical Magic Retreat now with a deposit






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