Meet the founders of our idyllic Spanish yoga holiday retreat.
Robi Persad is one of London’s leading Osteopaths, with over 20 years of experience and an established and very popular London practice, to which he returns once a month. Robi is skilled in a range of treatment disciplines including acupuncture and cupping, as well as many types of massage. His partner, Keri Williams, now runs the yoga retreat in Spain, but has a former life as a make-up artist, jet-setting round the world to glamorous locations, the best of which have inspired the design of Valle de Vida. They have two sons, Arun and Ajay, and a collection of very friendly cats and dogs.
“We discovered our yoga holiday setting ‘Valle de Vida’, whilst exploring in a VW camper on a family holiday to Spain in 2003. We fell in love with the valley in Cartama as soon as we saw it; there was such a sense of peaceful inspiration. Selling our London home and moving to Spain to create a retreat at Valle de Vida – and a better quality of life for our two boys - was a huge gamble. Thankfully, our guests have loved it as much as we did, keeping us very busy by returning year after year. We also have a great team of people who work with us here to make your yoga holiday in Spain just perfect. Our chef, Amanda, always gets the most credit for her amazing menus, which are individually tailored to each retreat, but just as important are Tanya, Sam , Ian and Mike, who are all dedicated to making sure our guests have the perfect Valle de Vida yoga holiday experience. We all love it here and we hope you do too.”