Vida Holistica El Pardal

El Pardal In 1981 I founded El Pardal as a place for learning and growing, and it's the perfect place for unstressing and finding yourself. Over the last 40 years I have been learning, practising and teaching many ways of holistic healing, above all through deep massage combined with energy & inner work. The over 100 years old farmhouse we reformed (natural stone walls, grass roof) is situated at 1500 m altitude, surrounded by nature, inside Spain’s biggest natural park, the „Parque Natural de las Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas”. No neighbour nearer than one hour, the nearest villages are at a distance of 2-3 hrs walking or 1,5 hrs by car. Alpine Vegetation with pines, stone oaks, varieties of bushes and grassland. We try to live as self-sufficient as possible, with 4 sources on the land, sun & wind power, ecological cultivation of veggies, fruit and herbs, some animals – milk goats, chicken, 5 horses + 2 dogs - , natural medicine and recycling/reusing what we can, respecting and adapting the norms of permaculture. Part of the land is used as pasture, we plant many trees and keep some of the 27 hectars simply protected to see what nature can do. During more than 25 years we mostly had between 3 – 7 helpers from all over the world, who stay for anything between a week and over a year. We are open for more long-term members, which would enable me to put more emphasis on the aspects of healing and teaching inner work and deep massage, be it in seminars or individual work. Also I have years of experience working with difficult kids or those who need a time-out. So we are a community with changing members who share joy of life & work in a splendid setting, and: We´d like to have more long-term members


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Beautiful peaceful place to get away from it all, i learned new skills ranging from gardening to various jobs around the house. Most of the food came from the garden whcih was delicious and healthy.

8 months ago



Amiro se pasa la mayor parte del tiempo mirando la televisión, da ordenes, hace el almuerzo y amasa pan cada algunos días.
Tuvo muy malas maneras conmigo, siendo irrespetuoso con mi nacionalidad desde el dia 1
La forma de vida es casi completamente sustentable. No tiene heladera (lo cual me pareció muy interesante) y conserva su comida. Pero creo que hace ya varios años que no tiene sentido de la higiene o el confort personal.
Cualquier idea que uno/a pueda aportar seguramente será inmediatamente refutada y descartada con un comentario asquerosamente sarcástico de su parte.

10 months ago



I was well received, but the place itself was very unorganized and dirty. I only stayed for a few days. The food that was served was food cooked days ago, and that also wasn't pleasant. The Sierra where the farm is placed is very beautiful, and the trip is definitely worth the try.

almost 2 years ago



El Pardal es un lugar para aquellos que disfruten estar perdidos e inmersos en la naturaleza, aprender y disfrutar de la tierra y todo lo que tiene para ofrecernos. Mi experiencia a sido fantástica, pues era lo que buscaba! Amiro es una persona muy agradable de la que puedes aprender muchas cosas! En cuánto a las tareas, el trabajo el finca en constante, tener tiempo libre para viajar a los alrededores es un poco complicado, ya que está alejado de los pueblos. Para mi el lugar es una maravilla y me encantaría volver! Un abrazo Amiro! Gracias por tu hospitalidad y tu deliciosa comida!

about 2 years ago

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