Pool With MountainsThe De-Stress Effect – Release & Contentment through Mindful Yoga and Nutrition

21st-28th September 2019

Based on her book The De-Stress Effect, Charlotte Watts guides you to feel the effects that your own challenges have left and meet how your stresses are showing in your body. This week is designed to both help you come back to whole and explore how you can naturally protect yourself from the effects of stress, through an explorative yoga practice, body awareness, mindfulness and nutritional choices. In this way, you can help yourself to become calmer, more able to cope and free from stress-related symptoms such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, IBS, weight gain and skin issues.

Whether you have experience in any of these fields or are meeting them for the first time, Charlotte’s ability to put them into the context of modern life, explain the science in a palatable way and help you understand your own cravings and responses will help create new habits to help you adapt and become more resilient to life’s pressures. All topics covered will be practiced experientially, so you can feel, rather than think your way to calm, happiness and health.

Enjoy lovely food, countryside and weather at Spain’s leading centre for alternative holidays, almost in its 30th year!

Travel is to Malaga airport, where there are transfers arranged for the 1.5 hours’ journey to the venue.

On booking, you will have the opportunity to buy The De-Stress Effect at a reduced rate if you wish to read it beforehand.

Stairway To The StarsCost and room info:

The trip costs £745, however the following early bird discounts are available:

  • £685 if booked before 21st March 2019
  • £715 if booked before 21st June 2019

Most are singles or twins, with a few doubles. Single room supplement £115 for standard single or £160 for single occupancy of a double or twin room. These are subject to availability – book early!


Prices include accommodation; meals; the course; a dance session; yoga or tai chi and a full day’s excursion.

Not Included:

Your travel to Spain; transfers Malaga – Cortijo Romero; insurance; single room supplements; wine or other drinks; individual sessions, Spanish song performances or other entertainment. Massages and other treatments on site – around 40 Euros. 

The bedrooms are simply but comfortably furnished in local style, all with bath or shower, and central heating in winter. Most are singles or twins, with a few doubles.

All bookings and enquiries for this holiday are through the venue, but do feel free to email me about course content.

See the Cortijo Romero website for more details on the venue, location, travel and all other practicalities!

Testimonials for The De-Stress Effect Course:

“I followed this programme with a focus on managing my anxiety and wanting to feel calmer and happier in myself and my life. The combination of a good, healthy and full diet, mindfulness, self compassion, yoga and strength training have really made this change for me.  I was doing a lot of this on and off already but bringing it all together with a real focus on curiosity about, and learning from, my experiences has made a massive difference to how I am feeling.  Thank you so much Charlotte.” – Sarah, Brighton

“Quite simply it has changed my life. At 43 I thought I was destined for a life of no energy, low mood, anxiety and anti-depressants. Following this programme has changed all that and I feel like a new woman. I was also able to give up the couple of cigarettes I was smoking a day without the gnawing cravings experienced when I’ve stopped previously.” – Lara, Brighton

“I found Charlotte’s book, the diet, the yoga, the general living advice to be very very helpful, especially the calming effects of being around Charlotte herself. I have more energy, am less stressed and lighter on the scale and my hair is shiny, my eyes brighter. The yoga helped me to calm down A LOT and I found Charlotte herself very pleasing to listen to, her voice, the meditations, her reflections shared with us were all very calming, sometimes amusing and always useful in that you could apply it to your own life.” – Annabel, Brighton


See the Cortijo Romero website for course details and booking