“My actions are my only true belongings”  

Thich Nhat Hanh

silence and deep rest retreat with gemma polo casa cuadrau yoga meditation retreat

Welcome to Casa Cuadrau, an ecologic Yoga, Art and Nature retreat center, in a majestic corner of the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park. In a high and open valley with beautiful mountains in all directions, lies the tiny village of Vio. In this surpassing setting, a unique retreat experience is offered. Discover Yoga as an Art of Living and learn simple tools that can help you live in harmony with nature wherever you are.

Reconnect to the rhythms of nature and enjoy the luxury of simplicity in this hidden paradise.

RETREAT CALENDAR

During these months we will be posting all the 2017 program. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

AUTUMN 2017

 zen & tea meditative walk with wu de casa cuadrau global tea hut

LONG WEEKEND RETREAT
Yoga, Meditation and Hiking
with Katya Rios and Daniel Benito

October 11th to 15th, 2017.

Come, walk in a paradise of calm, surrounded by natural beauty. Practice yoga and meditation daily and become mindful of each present moment and action.

The Yoga & Meditative Hiking Retreats are special vacations designed to alleviate the exhaustion and stress by connecting with ancient practices, the programme will allow you to experience deep relaxation and recharge your vital energy. In between the activities, you will have time to rest and recharge, enjoy each present moment, in solitude or with the group. Experience a holistic practice of Yoga, connecting with our true nature.

We offer a program designed sothat everyone can immerse in the experience of inner retreat, beyond the mind and the emotions. Our greatest learning experiences come from listening to nature. Cultivating silence helps to enrich this experience.

There will be one half-day excursion: a hiking tour in Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park or the surrounding area including contemplation time, either at the mountain top or by the river, and a meditation session in nature. The hikes and meditative walks are an ideal opportunity to spend a full day in contact with the environment, your body, your breath, and movement.

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 Ordesa Fall Otoño Retiro de Yoga, Fotografía y Senderismo Casa Cuadrau

SILENCE & DEEP REST
Meditation, Yoga and Meditative Walking Retreat
with Gemma Polo, Katya Rios and Daniel Benito

October 25th to 29th, 2017.

This retreat will combine lying-down meditation with yoga and meditative walking.

A warm space to gentle connect with the inner self. The teachings involve relaxation, silence and deep rest, free from any struggle or strain, allowing you to open to a space beyond the mind and connect with your true source of wisdom.

Gemma Polo will gently share inspirational words and readings while holding space for the group, at both a collective and individual level. Conscious and mindful walks in nature, guided by Daniel Benito, will enable you to come back to the true essence of who you are and feel at one with the world. Additionally the practice of yoga asanas with Katya Rios will allow you to awaken and rediscover your body, and in combination with meditative chanting, will open the door to subtler states of being.

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 Otoño 2014 Retiro de Yoga Casa Cuadrau

ALL SAINTS LONG WEEKEND
Yoga, Meditation & Hiking Retreat “Yoga, the art of living and dying”
with Katya Rios and Daniel Benito

November 1st to 5th, 2017.

Yoga invites us to weave harmony into the whole spectrum of our human experience, including the sometimes harrowing and challenging ‘dark times’ of grief, loss and fearfulness. Though intrinsic to life, and a great teacher, death remains one of the great taboos of contemporary culture. This retreat will give us space to consider death, grief, emptiness and stillness, and understand their importance for growth, renewal and the dynamism of life.

We will explore the practical yoga principles and how they can help us foster harmony through the inevitable cycles of life.

In addition to the daily yoga, meditation and meditative walk practice, we will cultivate a connection between body-mind-environment, through movement exploration exercises and dynamic meditation. We will carry out a series of improvisation exercises that will allow us to open our body and give it space, movement and tranquility and stillness (life and death).

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 Casa Cuadrau: taller de cocina creativa

snowshoeing Casa Cuadrau Yoga RetreatCOOKING WITH LOVE
Yoga, Cooking and Hiking Retreat
with Anna Carboneras, Katya Rios and Daniel Benito

December 4th to 10th, 2017.

The retreat with yoga, meditation & hiking activities, is thought for those who want to get away from routine and stress, and at the same time they help to connect with a practice that allow a deep relaxation and a recharge of vital energy to improve our physical and mental health.

Besides the practice of meditation, yoga classes, meditative walks, kirtan and meditative hiking, there will be special vegetarian cooking workshops. We will cook together some of special recipes of Casa Cuadrau for special occasions. They are balanced and creative recipes for different occasions.

3 PRACTICAL COOKING WORKSHOPS

We will use fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. We will cook with presence, developing sensitivity and awareness in the Art of Cooking.

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 yoga group meditative hiking snowshoeing casa cuadrau

NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION!snowshoeing Casa Cuadrau Yoga Retreat
Yoga, Meditation & Hiking Retreat and more…
with Casa Cuadrau’s Team and 
very special facilitators and friends.

December 30th to January 5th, 2018.

Celebrate the beginning of a new cycle in a different way. In a very special place surronded by nature, in full tranquility, rest, health and well-being, without forgetting the fun and laughter. Practice daily meditation, yoga and meditative trekking.

Celebrate with us this moment of rest and retreat, in which we honor the wisdom that Mother Nature offers us. During winter, she keeps all her knowledge and potential in her seeds.

We will celebrate life and how in everyday life and in every moment we have the possibility within us to be better than yesterday.

“A new year is a white book with 365 sheets in which we have full freedom to decide what to write in each of them.” Start your first pages in an different environment from what we are used to culturally.

With 3 very special workshops and great facilitators:

  • Cooking
  • Our place in the Universe
  • Dance and mindful movement

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Some of our 2018 retreats

 Casa Cuadrau Vio Yoga Hiking Retreat

EASTER RETREAT 1
snowshoeing Casa Cuadrau Yoga RetreatYoga, Meditation & Hiking Retreat
with James Boag

March 24th to 30th, 2018.

Integrated yoga retreats for deep rest and deep exploration. Space for contemplation and time for celebration.

During the retreat we will work with a range of mutually complementary supports:

  • Daily āsana/movement practice/class, regular guided and silent meditation.
  • Āsana and natural movement work/playshops: how we can skilfully employ yogic principles to support steady ease throughout our day and through all the stages of our lives. Rehabilitating, reinforcing and refining healthy neuro-muscular patterns and efficient kinetic chains through the body for safe and effective movement in daily life and in movement activities. How to safely and nourishingly move the spine and move from the centre for sustainable and efficient lifelong movement. Play and exploration for whole system renewal, development and recreation.
  • Daily meditative walking
  • Twice-weekly longer Meditative Hikes. One of them with snowshoeing if the weather is favorable.
  • Yoga of sound and song, kirtan.
  • Daily satsang: working with the support of timeless teachings from the Yoga Tradition, how we can weave steady harmony into the reality of our dynamic human lives, with reference to story and symbol, and yoga texts including Yoga Sutra-s and Bhagavad Gita, with different emphases each week.

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 Yoga and Hiking Retreat Pyrenees Casa Cuadrau

EASTER RETREAT 2
snowshoeing Casa Cuadrau Yoga RetreatYoga, Meditation & Hiking Retreat
with James Boag

April 1st to 7th, 2018.

Integrated yoga retreats for deep rest and deep exploration. Space for contemplation and time for celebration.

During the retreat we will work with a range of mutually complementary supports:

  • Daily āsana/movement practice/class, regular guided and silent meditation.
  • Āsana and natural movement work/playshops: how we can skilfully employ yogic principles to support steady ease throughout our day and through all the stages of our lives. Rehabilitating, reinforcing and refining healthy neuro-muscular patterns and efficient kinetic chains through the body for safe and effective movement in daily life and in movement activities. How to safely and nourishingly move the spine and move from the centre for sustainable and efficient lifelong movement. Play and exploration for whole system renewal, development and recreation.
  • Daily meditative walking.
  • Twice-weekly longer Meditative Hikes. One of them with snowshoeing if the weather is favorable.
  • Yoga of sound and song, kirtan.
  • Daily satsang: working with the support of timeless teachings from the Yoga Tradition, how we can weave steady harmony into the reality of our dynamic human lives, with reference to story and symbol, and yoga texts including Yoga Sutra-s and Bhagavad Gita, with different emphases each week.

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AUTUMN 2018

 Zen & Tea Retreat with Wu De Casa Cuadrau Global Tea Hut

ZEN & TEA
Meditation Retreat and Cha Dao
with Wu De

October 1st to 9th, 2018.

Join Wu De (Aaron Fisher), zen monk, tea master, founder of Tea Sage Hut and the non-profit organization Global Tea Hut and author of books such as The Way of Tea, Zen and Tea One Flavor, Tea Wisdom and Tea Medicine, on a 6 day retreat with the purpose of deepening your meditation and Cha Dao (The Way of Tea). We’ll delve into the ancient tradition that unites Zen and Tea and discover how tea can help us live more consciously in our daily lives.

Throughout the week, Wu De will guide us towards understanding the meaning of the famous Zen saying, “Zen and Tea have the same flavor.” He’ll instruct us on meditation and its relationship with tea. We’ll learn how our Zen mind affects our tea and how to prepare tea in a Zen state so we can then extrapolate the teachings to our daily lives.

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CASA CUADRAU on TV

“A day of Yoga, Meditation and Hiking in the Pyrenees”