Where is this festival happening? The festival takes place at the Gran Melia De Mar hotel in Palma de Mallorca Spain. The festival has full exclusivity “run of the house” of the entire hotel and the grounds. Therefore all ticket holders must stay at the Gran Melia De Mar. Trust us, you wouldn’t want it any other way! If you are a resident of Mallorca we have a few special tickets available with proof of CURRENT residency. Please email for details to be put on the list as those tickets will not be available until June/July.

When is the festival? - Be at the Gran Melia de Mar hotel no later than 3pm on Monday the 14th of Oct 2019. The festival will run for 5 days checking out the 19th of Oct.

What kind of tickets are there ?

  • Non-Resident Tickets - These tickets are for guests of the island and they must book the full 5 day experience and stay at the Gran Melia De Mar Hotel. On the Book Now page see all available options and costs.

  • Resident Tickets - These tickets are for residents with proof of residency as a day pass ticket or multiple days. These ticket holders can partake in the full festival experience attending all the seminars they want, and use all the facilities of the hotel like any other guest. They can arrive as early in the day as they want and stay as late as they wish but they do not have a room at the hotel. If you are a resident but would like to stay the night in a room for any duration of days at the hotel please email us for these costs and availability. All options available between a 1 day to full 5 day pass. (5 day pass best value). See the book now page to browse these options.

I’m a single guest, but looking to save money by doubling up in a twin room. Is this possible? Great idea! If you can’t a bring a friend to share we have a Facebook group going where guests can arrange shared accommodation in a twin, triple or quad room. Or, email us and we’ll help you find a suitable roommate. https://www.facebook.com/groups/369001743895660/

How do I confirm my place?

As we have booked the entirety of the Gran Melia de Mar hotel all ticket holders must stay at the hotel meaning there will be approximately 250 tickets sold (in addition to residency tickets). All booking will be handled via our BOOK NOW page which redirects you to our secured payment processing partner WeTravel. From there you can pay via bank transfer, or debit/credit card so we never have access to your card or bank details. We even have a refundable deposit option and monthly payment option check it out! Takes 2 min to set up a free account and start browsing the options.

What does a ticket include (for non-residents staying at the hotel) ? 1 ticket is for 1 person. So a single room comes with 1 ticket, double with 2 and so on. 1 ticket to the festival includes:

  • 5 nights room - Single, Double, Triple or Quad Occupancy (Royal Suites are also available, first come first serve)

  • Breakfast - Restaurant quality with vegan and vegetarian options too and traditional Spanish breakfast. If you like omelettes, a chef will cook yours in front of you, just how you like it!

  • All seminars from 7am to 10pm, with a few possible exceptions. For example, there may be limited space for certain high profile teachers in a BJJ seminar and we’ll reserve those spaces for those with BJJ heavy tickets. Yoga heavies can still attend to watch and listen but need to stay off the mats. (No worries Yoga heavies you’ll have nearly a dozen other BJJ classes each day you can attend that are better suited for first timers.) This may also apply in the reverse order with high profile yoga/mediation instructors.

  • Opening night Paella dinner fiesta. (Seafood, and Vegan varieties) - includes local wine, sangria, beer, lemonade, bottled water and coffee. Also a variety of traditional spanish tapas.

  • Closing night dinner fiesta with local seafood and vegetable BBQ, Spanish tapas, (plenty of Vegan options), includes local wine, sangria, beer, lemonade, aqua con gas and coffee.

  • Many of the activities like paddle boarding, snorkeling, free water diving, information about tours or how to get around the island.

  • Full and free access to the hotels gym suite, Hot tub, Steam bath and Sauna. (note the spa does close in the late evening)

  • Open access to all evening entertainments from our special guest DJs each night by the pool and access to all parts of the hotel including any lounges, theaters, restaurants, pools, private beach, spa etc. This event is booked as a “run of the house” event by Mallorca BJJ and Yoga Festival. The property is yours!

Doesn’t include

  • Flights, taxi transfers (15-20 min from airport, €20-€25) - (see flight number facebook posts to arrange ride share). Call carys.giles@travelcounsellors.com our in house travel agent for flight options.

  • The middle 3 nights dinner, and lunch on any of the days. You can either purchase meals at the lovely onsite restaurant or perhaps venture to central Palma (10min taxi) for some street tapas! Or, just walk down the street to the many street cafes all within 5 min walk in Sant Augustin (edge of Palma) .

  • Scuba activities, car rental (nearly onsite) , bike rental, or sailing.

Can I choose my room? First come first serve! The top two floors are supposed to be the best although all the rooms in the hotel in regards to size (other than the 7 suites) and features are exactly the same. EVERY room at the hotel has a stunning view of the sea from its own private balcony you can’t get a bad room. The top floor rooms are said to be preferred because it’s a higher sea view above the native Balearic pine trees Essentially all the rooms are the same but if you book early we’ll start you from the top floor.

Who can attend? -

  • This festival is an adult only event. All guests must be 18 years or older although teenagers age 15-17 are permitted if a parent or legal guardian is present. This is designed for older teens that are into BJJ or Yoga or want to get involved.

  • You can be part of any BJJ/Yoga affiliation, practice, school, or discipline it doesn’t matter, all are welcome. Don’t worry if you never practiced Yoga or BJJ before! There will be introductory classes in both and this would be the perfect immersion into a new art form.

What is the weather like? - Mid Oct is a great time to be in Mallorca especially in the sunnier south of the island where the Gran Melia de Mar sits. Average high air temperature will be 25C with plenty of sunshine. Average sea temperature will be 26C! After the sun goes down a long sleeve shirt or light jumper may be needed but maybe not. Packing a light jacket in your case is a good idea just in case.

Where do the actual seminars take place? At the hotel grounds. There are numerous event rooms and spaces indoors and outside to practice BJJ and yoga in a safe and suitable environment.

How much does it cost?

Single room - €1915

Double or Twin bed room - €1930- €2660 for 2 guests depending on room type.

Quad room - €3820 for 4 guests in interconnecting rooms

(Royal Suites) - €4785 note these rooms are double the size of a normal room with plenty of extra features. We can arrange the beds to fit your needs. There are 7 suites at the hotel. Max 3 guests

Travelling alone but want to keep costs down? We are happy to help pair you up with another guest, so that you can share the costs of a larger room whilst making a new, like-minded friend, at the same time!

Payments can be made via Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, paypal and bank transfer.

Can I make payments over time towards the festival? Yes, you can make a deposit secure place and room in advance and make monthly payments towards the festival. Please check out the BOOK NOW page for more details or send us an email.