About our off-grid yoga retreats


Rustic Retreats is home to off-grid yoga retreats, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Espuna Mountains in southern Spain. It’s a beautiful, peaceful place, with zero light pollution, solar power and natural mineral water.


In stunning surroundings, sleeping in beautiful, simple accommodation, our chef will produce a myriad of fresh, healthy, locally sourced meals to tantalise your palate and revitalise your soul.

Our off grid yoga retreats are in the Spanish mountains
Our off grid yoga retreats rely on solar power only
Enjoy the swimming pool at Our off grid yoga retreats
The history of Rustic Retreats


11 years ago, I decided to realise my dream of living a better life. I wanted to live off-grid, and be as self-sufficient as possible. After looking at over 300 properties (my only criteria being water, land and seclusion) I came across 12 magical acres in the region of Murcia, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Espuna mountains. It was here where Bagend was born.

Full of energy and eagerness I set out to create Bagend. Thinking I had all the time in the world and the resources to do it the first four years slipped by. Unfortunately, when the Spanish economy crashed, the magazine I ran folded, and I was unable to continue with the dream. It was time to re-structure that dream and find a way to proceed with the creation of my beloved Bagend.   

Determined not to be beaten, I temporarily closed Bagend, found homes for all the animals and left to find a job. I am not yet back permanently but Bagend is stronger and even better than before.


The dream has now developed with even greater passion to incorporate many exciting ventures: yoga and meditation retreats, permaculture workshops, sustainable building workshops, earthbag dome building to name but a few. Find out more about what we’ve been up to lately on our blog.

Off-grid living in Bagend

This beautiful site has so much to offer to so many. We have an organic vegetable garden, our own fresh mountain spring water, solar power throughout. We also enjoy a beautiful swimming pool, earthbag dome, and of course, the stunning yoga platform on the side of the mountain, hammocks.


Our outdoor, solar-powered showers means if you like, you can shower under the stars. Not only that, but we have orange and lemon trees, and our tailormade pinewood meditation and relaxation cabin with views across the valley, and so much more!

Although not the dream I started out with- this new dream has enabled me to share the wonder of Bagend with many others who also fall in love with the natural beauty and wonderful energy of this special site