June 23 – 28, 2024

"The way of the heart"

Mantra and Yoga Retreat
with Kevin James
Tarifa, South Spain.
What this retreat is about?
Escape to a tranquil haven where the power of yoga, soothing mantras, and the embrace of nature, resets and restores your being back into harmony. This retreat offers a transformative journey to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit.
You will enjoy daily long and deep yoga sessions, with Paloma Dorado, Shama Retreats’s founder. Hatha yoga, yin yoga and yoga nidra, that restore physical vitality and inner balance.
The well-known singer and songwriter Kevin James & Susana will guide mantra chanting, that deepen your connection to self and the universe, fostering a profound sense of calm.
Kevin’s soothing and touching voice, guitar and flutes, and Susana’s gentle sounds of the harmonium and singing bowls, will allow you to easily and effectively, feel more open and in peace.
Surrounded by the serene nature of Tarifa, find solace and inspiration.
The daily program will be enriched with trips to the most special natural places and trekkings out of the touristic tracks, organized by us with care and love.(*) We will share with you our favorite trails, white sand beaches and the beautiful area where the Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean sea join.
You will also have time to rest and share in a unique private villa, with a salty swimming-pool, sauna, beautiful outdoors area and an amazing view to the ocean and near coast of Africa and to enjoy delicious, high quality and healthy vegetarian food, prepared with love by our private chefs.
As you leave the retreat, you’ll carry the wisdom of ancient practices with you. Experience lasting benefits: enhanced well-being, stress reduction, improved self-awareness, and a renewed outlook on life.
Connect with like-minded souls and return to your world, armed with tools to maintain balance and inner peace. This retreat is your gateway to a more harmonious, mindful way of being.

If you feel the need to be more connected to your heart, to give it space to grow in you, to listen and be guided to greater joy and freedom, then join us on this Heart-opening retreat and immerse yourself in the healing and expansive power of mantras, yoga and nature.

(*) All classes, accommodation, 3 meals per day, all excursions, transport from/to the airport and transport during the trips are included. 

Why mantras?

Mantras are like a mandala in word form, reflecting harmony and beauty.

Singing and emotion are interlinked, so when you sing mantras, they organise your emotions in a harmonious and beautiful way that then transfers to harmonise and calm our mind and nervous system, bringing us into a state of equilibrium.

One of the main reasons chanting has such a powerful healing effect on people is because it works on us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, at the same time.

Kevin will share his knowledge and experience to allow you to bring the practice of chanting into your daily life as a way to help you stay connected to your heart while navigating your way to living your dream.

After more than 8 years of experience holding chanting retreats all around the world, I’ve witnessed the healing power of chanting everyday and we would love to share this experience with you. I’ve seen over and over that no matter where you are in your self-discovery path, these deeply nourishing days together will always help you get closer to your Heart” Kevin James



Kevin James is an Australian singer-songwriter and an experienced Chant leader, who brings Devotional music to the World in a way that is free from religious dogma.

He travels continuously sharing his presence and heartfelt voice with people from many different cultures and religions throughout the world.

His particular music style is characterized by fusing English lyrics with potent Mantras from around the world. He has created what he calls ¨Heartsongs¨: songs in English that transmit the depths of Eastern philosophy, delivered in a way that is joyful and accessible to all.

Practicing Bhakti Yoga (The yoga of devotion) since his first visit to India in 1990, Kevin James now leads chanting circles, a powerful group experience of reconnection to Oneself, and workshops in yoga festivals and studios all over the world.

Nowadays, he continues the same path with his wife Susana (playing harmonium) holding Events and Retreats, in their vision of Connection to the Heart as a way towards living a more harmonious life.

You can find more and listen Kevin’s music in: www.kevinjamesmusic.com



Paloma started practising meditation 20 years ago, guided by a desire to understand human nature. Passionate about the relationship between science and spirituality, she studies Physical Sciences, and later, she works for the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN), located in Geneva.

At the same time, she trained as a therapist in various energy techniques and therapies, and collaborates with the meditation instructor Javier de Salas as an assistant, in retreats and workshops in Spain, the United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong and Bali, including the Asia Yoga Conference and the Om Yoga Show, in London .

She immerses herself in the practice of yoga and trainned as a Sama Yoga teacher, a soft and deep style, which combines classic Hatha yoga asanas with Chi Kung postures and mantras, and as a yin yoga teacher.

Guided by her love for yoga and meditation, she founded Shama Retreats, as a conscious life project, where she shares spaces for practice, rest and connection. Nowadays, Shama Retreats, is a small company which organizes around 16 yoga and meditation retreats per year in nature, in Spain and Portugal, in collaboration with international teachers.

Share these days of Heartsongs
and yoga with us


We will stay in a majestic large villa at 8km from bohemian Tarifa and its wonderful beaches, in the province of Cádiz, Southern Spain.

A 700m2 built house, set in the middle of stunning grounds in a plot of 7,500m2, not overlooked by anyone. A secluded paradise that will become your house for a week.

Located at the starting point of the Costa de La Luz (the coast of Light), the property itself looks directly down a valley, to the nearby ocean and the north-african coast, which is only 14km away. It has indeed the most amazing views in the area. You will feel like you can almost touch Africa in front of you!

The area is surrounded by Los Alcornacales National Park, a preserved and unique natural space, which makes it a beautiful, unspoilt and tranquil place.

The villa was refurbished, including  a total renovation of all the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen, in 2019, preserving the Spanish traditional arquitecture and some of the wooden antique furnitures.

It has a fully equipped indoor yoga room,  a salty swimming – pool, an infrared sauna, large gardens, indoor and outdoor dinning rooms and many beautiful outdoor spaces for chill, relax and meditate.

You will feel at home, with a very familiar athmosphere and the perfect balance of privacy, relaxation, silence and beauty.

The food is first class, delicious, organic, local and seasonal, cooked by specialized chefs in vegetarian and vegan cuisine, especially hired for the this retreat. 

We will explore the beautiful nature in the area. There are excellent walking routes, and many beaches to choose from, starting at the doorstep of Tarifa and going all the way up to Cádiz. Local favorites are Punta Paloma and Bolonia. 

All the excursions and transports are organized for us with care and included in the price of the retreat.

How to get there?

The closest internationl airport is Málaga (AGP), 1 hour, 30 min from the villa. There are direct and affordable flight options to Málaga from most European main cities.

We will offer a free group taxi from the airport to the villa (round trip) on the arrival and departure days as follows.

If you want to join the transport to the venue, please take into account its schedule before planning your trip.

  • June 23: Group taxi will leave Málaga airport at 2.30 pm
  • June 28: Group taxi will leave the venue to Málaga airport at 10.15 am

You can book your place in this group transport in your registration form or sending us an email, until two weeks before the retreat. The taxi included in the price is the one mentioned above. We highly recommend that you plan your trip accordingly with its schedule, and choose the flight tickets that allow you to take this group taxi.

If you need to arrive and take a taxi at a different time, we can give you the number of the driver for the trip Málaga airport – Retreat centre, which has a cost of aprox. 140€.


The villa is just 10 minutes away from Tarifa (Cádiz). If you are already in Spain, you can drive easily to the retreat. 

If you arrive before the check in time (4 pm) you can go and enjoy the charming village of Tarifa, and then pick up a taxi from Tarifa to the retreat centre to arrive on time for the check in (we can’t arrive earlier than 4pm to the villa).

We appreciate that you plan your trip according to the retreat schedule, to not miss the beggining or the end of the retreat.


In this retreat we will focus especially on opening and connecting with our own hearts.
Kevin and Susana’s way of facilitating is a delicate balance of being inclusive, safe, profound yet also light hearted and fun.

This retreat is specifically easeful, with their philosophy of “Each in their own time and in their own way”, which makes you feel that you can be yourself and do what feels right for you.

There’s nothing pushed onto you or held back from you, just everything you need to take some time for yourself in a supportive environment to grow.

Sunday, June 23

14.30 – Transport leaving the airport to the retreat venue

16.00 – Check-in

17.30 – Welcome Circle. Introduction to the retreat

19.30 – Dinner


From Monday, June 24 – Wednesday, June 26

08.00 – 09.15 Hatha Yoga

09.30 – Breakfast

10.30 – 13.30 Outdoor group activities (Excursions/Beach/Trekking) or Chakra Tuning Voice Exploration

14.00 – Lunch

15.00 – 16.30 Rest/Enjoy the place/Swimming-pool

16.45 – 19.30 Chanting Circle and/or Yoga Nidra/Yin yoga

19.30 – Dinner

Thursday, June 27

08.00 – 09.15 Hatha Yoga

09.30 – Breakfast

10.30 – 13.30 Outdoor group activities (Excursions/Beach/Trekking) or Chakra Tuning Voice Exploration

14.00 – Lunch

15.00 – 16.30 Rest/Enjoy the place/Swimming-pool

17.30 – 19.30 Sound Journey with singing bowls and flutes

20.00 – Dinner

Friday, June 28

08.00 – 09.00 Meditation and chanting

09.00 – Breakfast

10.00 – Check-out 

The check-in, and check-out times and the starting and ending times of the retreat, are fixed. We appreciate that you organize your trip in such a way that you can adjust to the arrival and departure times.

The daily schedule can change depending on the weather conditions, the duration of the trips and other unforeseen factors



Through singing together Kevin and Susanna creates a sacred space guiding us deeper into our hearts to that place where we can safely rest regardless of life’s circumstances. Annelie Janson

It was a truly amazing retreat where I felt grounded, calm and joyful. I love singing together! That really helps to connect to the heart and the inner voice. Hanna Rydén

An unforgettable experience of a deep connection with my heart with the help of the energy and warm and loving voice of Kevin.” Inés Bustamante

A real journey, getting deeper and deeper to the core, practicing letting go/releasing what does not serve us and working on acceptance and love. The combination of music, mantras, sense of sangha (community) and being in nature is so powerful and healing, it’s what we all need so much in these times.” Marina Kalisky

Conect with your natural joy and hapiness

Package Includes

Package includes:

  • Accommodation in an exclusive private villa on single, double or triple rooms. Use of all the faciilties in the villa including swimming-pool and infrared sauna.
  • Healthy vegetarian food, using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients prepared by an experienced chef specialized in healthy nutrition. 3 meals per day
  • All classes, chakra tuning voice exploration and chanting circles with Kevin James and Susana.
  • Daily yoga classes (Hatha yoga, yin yoga and yoga nidra) with Paloma Dorado.
  • Trips to some of the most pure, tranquil and beautiful natural beaches and trekkings.
  • Transport on the excursions.
  • Transport from/to Málaga airport.(Please check the timetable of the group transport in the program section before booking your flight tickets)

Not included:

  • Flights tickets and travel insurance.

If you click the blue button “BOOK YOUR PLACE” you can check which rooms are available. If you want to join us, but there’s no availability of the room type you want, send us an email to info@shamaretreats.com and we’ll check if it’s possible to offer you an extra accommodation.


Total Price per person. All inclusive


Small double Room, shared bathroom.

1 - A: Double occupancy (twin beds): 980€
(per person)

1 - B: Single occupancy: 1300€

Small standard double bedroom with double bed.
. On single occupancy 1-B, you’ll be alone in the room.

In all the options, the bathroom will be shared between 2 bedrooms




Large Triple Room with ensuite bathroom.


It has 2 bedrooms, one inside the other: a large double bedroom with twin beds and a small single bedroom with a single bed. 
The bathroom will be shared between these 2 bedrooms.



Small double room, private bathroom.


Small standard bedroom with twin beds and private bathroom.
You will share the bedroom with another person of the group.




Double Room with ocean views, private terrace and shared bathroom.


Spacious double bedroom with twin beds and shared bathroom.
You will share the bedroom with another person of the group.
The bathroom is en suite, but it also has a second access door in the corridor. It will be shared with only one more person, staying in the next door room.



Double Room with private bathroom.


Spacious double bedroom, with twin beds or double bed (you can choose) and private ensuite bathroom.
You will share the bedroom with another person of the group.



Master Suite, private ensuite bathroom.

6 - A: Double occupancy: 1290 €
(per person)

6 - B: Single occupancy: 1500 €

The larger bedroom of the villa, with impressive views to the ocean and to Africa, a stand alone bath and its own private secluded patio.
The double bed is queen size (twin beds aren’t possible)

On double occupancy, it’s only suitable for couples or people who want to share the double bed.




Apartment for couples with ocean views.

This incredible apartment is located outside the retreat centre, but next to it,  just 4 min walking.
It has two floors, two private terraces with spectacular views to Africa, a huge living room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, ocean views from the bedroom and a swimming pool.
This option is only for couples or people who want to share a King Size bed.

1450€ (per person)



Extra accommodation in a adjacent villa

This extra accommodation is located in a 4-bedroom neighboring villa with private swimming-pool,  rented in exclusivity for our group.
The villa is located 4 min walking distance from the retreat center, where all the classes and meals will be offered.

8-A Double bedroom, shared bathroom: 1050€

Standard double bedroom with twin beds. You will share the room with another person. The bathroom will be shared between 2 bedrooms.

8-B Double bedroom, private bathroom: 1400€

Double bedroom with double bed and private bathroom. You will be alone in your room.


Booking and payment policy:

– To book and secure your place, we request a 300 € deposit.

– You can click on the blue button “Book your place” below, fill in your data and pay the deposit online.

– Once the payment  is made, your place will be reserved (you will recieve a confirmation email)

– The balance should be paid before March 20, 2024. If you book your place after that date, the full payment of the retreat will be requested. Wetravel will send 3 reminders before the second payment due date. If after March 20, 2024 the second payment hasn’t been made, we reserve the right to cancel the booking.

– If you come alone and want to stay in a double room, you will share with a person of the same sex.
IMPORTANT: We can not guarantee that you will have a roommate (sometimes we are odd or there aren’t  people who request a shared room).

In the unlikely event that there isn’t any other person whom you can share the room with, you can have the room for your own but you will be requested to pay the price of a single room.

Cancelation policy:

– If you cancel at any moment before March 20, we will refund you the full amount paid, except the deposit, which won’t be refunded.

– If your cancellation takes place after March 20, no payment will be refunded. 

– At any moment, you could hand your booking over to some other person (friend, relative, colleague…etc), who would like to join the retreat and stay in the same type of bedroom.

– In the unlikely event that the retreat has to be cancelled, we will refund the full amount paid in less than 7 working days.

– Your personal expenses, such as flight tickets or any other costs that aren’t paid directly to us, won’t be refunded.
Most travelling insurances cover all your expenses (flight tickets, the payment of the retreat, accomodations costs if you stay before or after the retreat in Spain, etc), if you have to cancel your trip. They are unexpensive and they could be a good option to insure your trip.

Any questions? Write us: info@shamaretreats.com

Don’t know if this retreat is for you? Call us at +34 627419996 or write to us at info@shamaretreats.com and tell us what you are looking for.

Communicating and asking all the questions you need is the best way to check if what we offer fits with what you want or feel like at this moment.

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