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Affordable yoga retreats, teacher trainings, immersions and seasonal yoga events. 



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our New Year’s Eve Goa Yoga Retreat

Feedback from previous retreats

I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the weekend as a whole – and how all the different parts came together.  The surroundings were fabulous and the hosts were great.  It was great to have yoga inside/outside/in the water.  I would definitely return to another retreat there if you were having one. The weekend was also great value for money.  The yoga classes themselves were fabulous – varied, well-timed, fun, interesting, restful, stimulating  – I was very much struck by your ability to be part of the group and the teacher at the same time – and I felt that you were very attuned to the group as a whole as well as individual needs within it.  It seemed that everything happened very naturally but I suspect you were working very hard.  I enjoyed your lessons, from the challenge to the peace, and also the philosophy and approach. It seemed like all bases were covered!  I was really impressed!

Fiona M. – Alicante with Anais

Apart from making it twice as long I can’t think of anything I’d change. It all worked so seamlessly, with plenty to do, but also plenty of relaxing too. Loved every minute.

Stephanie E. – Alicante with Anais

The pace of the whole weekend was just right. I didn’t feel left wanting anything more or less. It was really nice to have the yoga sessions timed with dawn and dusk. The venue was perfect. José and Jay Jay were so warm and lovely.

Jameel C. – Alicante with Anais

You can see that Jose and JJ are really committed to their retreat and making it a worthwhile experience for all. JJ’s food was superb, overall the standard was amazing. AA’s organisation and the classes were out of this world, particularly enjoyed the morning classes under the canopy in the open, with lots of animal noises in the background.  Just bliss. SUP Yoga was brilliant – even though hard – such a good experience!

Kay C. – Alicante with Anais

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Yoga is not about self-improvement, it’s about self-acceptance.

Gurmukh kaur khalsa


Sonder. Type: Noun. Meaning: the realisation that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.

Sonder Yoga Retreats & Trainings was created with one idea in mind: to offer affordable yoga retreats, teacher trainings, immersions and seasonal yoga events. Anais Alvarado founded this company drawing from her experience running yoga studios and her own retreats, as well as those supported by other experienced teachers. It offers an alternative to anyone looking to deepen their yoga training or just take a break from their hectic day to day, without breaking the bank.

Our retreat venues are carefully selected, and we ensure there’s something for everyone. We often go back to the same venues because we just love them so much! We aim to offer a comfortable space, with lots of optional activities, spacious yoga rooms, and delicious local food. We welcome everyone to our retreats, no matter your age, level of experience, gender or size. We just want to do everything we can to help you unwind and recharge.

Our yoga trainings are devised by some of the best teachers in the UK and Europe. With a broad syllabus, interesting content and an up-to-date approach, we aim to help teachers find their own voice and stand out doing what they love. In 2020 we began to offer Further Trainings for teachers, ranging from Yin Yoga trainings, to full 300hr programs divided in 3 independent modules. And we aim to offer these every year. 

For those who don’t have time to go on a retreat and aren’t quite interested in becoming yoga teachers, but love the practice, we have a wide variety of one-day trainings and day retreats where you will be able to disconnect from your fast-paced week and take some time for yourself, to learn something new.


Yoga believes in transforming the individuals before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to  happen outside should happen within.

Swami Satchidananda


Foundation Teacher Trainings

If you are looking to become a yoga teacher, a foundation 200hr teacher training is the first stage in your teaching journey. To make the most of this training you should have a dedicated yoga practice of, ideally, at least a couple of years. Based on your experience on the mat, and with some advice from your favourite teachers, you should be able to decide what style of yoga you should complete your foundational training in.

We recommend you train in a style you feel familiar with, and that you try to attend the teacher’s public classes at least a couple of times so you can see whether you like their teaching style and energy. You will be spending quite some time with your teacher during the training so it is ideal that you feel comfortable around them and inspired by the way they share the practice.

We have a 200hr teacher training scheduled for Spring 2022, click below for more information:

The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.

Jason Crandell


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Goa Retreat Dec – 2022



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Goa with Anais & Amy

at Nalanda Retreat

Weds, Dec 28 2022 – Tue, Jan 03, 2023

Goa Yoga Retreat Jan 2021

Celebrate New Years Eve on the beach!

Welcome 2023 in stunning Goa whilst enjoying an unforgettable yoga and sound retreat with Anais Alvarado and Amy Bellwood.

Bring a friend and you each save £50!

Welcome 2023 in stunning Goa whilst enjoying an unforgettable yoga and sound retreat with Anais Alvarado and Amy Bellwood.

New year New you. A Yoga and Sound Retreat with Anais and Amy. As we welcome in the New Year, treat your mind, body and spirit to a sensory escape. Connecting with daily yoga and sound journeying we will begin to take steps to unlock and release trapped energy, dust away the cobwebs, readying ourselves not only for the year ahead but laying foundations for the rest of our lives.

There will be options to partake in Breathwork, Meditation, Crystal Healing and Essential Oils sessions, delving a little deeper into unlocking unhelpful patterning that we may have accumulated throughout our lives, reconnecting with our naturally awakened states. The week will open with a Puja Ceremony and End with a celebratory bonfire. You will be taken care of physically and spiritually. All food and accommodation included.

Why choose this retreat?

We organise small group retreats to make sure we can take care of the little details and make sure you get the best ever experience.

Beautiful and comfortable double or twin bedrooms with stunning views.
Delicious, fresh and locally sourced meals every day.
Daily yoga, breath work, and sound bath practices to help you stay present, let go and recharge.
Lots of free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Seaside location with access to a calm beach.


Deposit of £250 paid via Eventbrite at the bottom of this page.

Early Bird balance per person is £650 for a shared twin room with private bathroom.

(Due in full by 1st July 2022 via bank transfer.)

Full Price balance per person is £725 for a shared twin room with private bathroom.

(Due in full by 15th Nov 2022 via bank transfer.)


Deposits are non refundable except in case of force majeure cancellations, where the deposit can be reused for a future retreat date.

Balance payments are non refundable if a cancellation is made by the client. Bookings can be transferred to a friend or waitlist client in case of cancellation.

Flights, UK transfers and extra activities not included in the price.

Please click here for further T&C’s.


Day 1Arrival, airport transfers, welcome Puja, evening yoga flow, dinner
Day 2Early AM meditation, morning yoga, breakfast, activities, early PM yin yoga & sound, dinner.
Day 3Early AM meditation, morning yoga, breakfast, essential oils workshop, activities, early evening Yin&Yang yoga, dinner.
Day 4Early AM meditation, morning yoga, breakfast, activities, dinner, evening yin & sound.
Day 5Early AM meditation, morning yoga, breakfast, activities, early evening balancing workshop, dinner, evening yin yoga & sound.
Day 6Early AM meditation, morning yoga, breakfast, activities, relaxing yoga session, dinner, bonfire party
Day 7Early AM meditation, morning yoga, breakfast, airport transfers, departure.

One place left in a twin room sharing with another lady. If you would like to book please email us now: anaisalvarado@gmail.com

Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.

Jason Crandell