“My actions are my only true belongings”  

Thich Nhat Hanh

Casa Cuadrau Yoga Art & Nature retreat winter

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

Casa Cuadrau won’t offer retreats during this winter and will remain closed until April 7th, 2017.
During these months we will be posting all the 2017 program. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

SPRING 2017

 Yoga Senderismo y Contemplación de estrellas

snowshoeing Casa Cuadrau Yoga RetreatEASTER
Yoga, Meditative Hiking & Our place in the Universe
Special Guest Juan Carlos Escanciano

April 8th to 14th, 2017.

Incorporate the beautiful and simple gifts of yoga in every aspect of your life. Learn simple tools that allow you to connect with the cycles of nature wherever you live.
A profound experience of yoga, meditation, meditative  hiking and a series of special workshops on the wonders of the universe, the stars, our place in and our relationship with the cosmos. All of this facilitating our  understanding and our connection with our true nature.

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS: What is our place in the Universe?

An opportunity to stop and contemplate the stars in a pure environment where the skies offer us nightly spectacles.  Giving ourselves time to admire the wonders of the earth, our home, awakening the sensitivity and connection with nature.
The workshops about the stars, the universe and our place within it, aswell as observing the stars and the moon will be facilitated by Juan Carlos Escanciano. With his scientific knowledge and using modern technology the astronomical observations are presented in an easy and impressive way. Juan Carlos connects astronomy, anthropology and psychology in a very interesting way helping us to understand our origins and our current position in the Cosmos.
It’s a gift being able to directly observe the sky in one of the most pure and virgin places of the Aragonese Pyrenees in which clear night are fascinating and evoke a beautiful variety of feelings while contemplating the universe.
*One of the two hiking excursions will be with snowshoes.

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Easter
Yoga, Meditation & Hiking Retreat
with Daniel Benito & Katya Rios

April 15th to 21st, 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 rehabilitation and strengthen of the body, 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.

Listen to your body, change your habits and fill yourself with energy in a yoga retreat.

Meditative walking & hiking 

  • Be transparent; let everything flow freely, without interfering mentally or emotionally, just being present.
  • Connect with ourselves, to find the right step, your own rhythm and pace.
  • Feel everything that happens inside and outside of you.
  • Learn to listen to the silence.
  • Pay attention to the action of walking and everything which is involved physically; movement, breathing, and sensations.

*One of the two hiking excursions will be with snowshoes.

Yoga classes, guided meditations, meditative hiking, Satsangs, etc. (english & spanish language)

More info

 HeartBeat Movement Sound Breath Retreat at Casa Cuadrau

HeartBeat Retreat of Movement, Sound & Breath
with Snunit Baraban, Smadar Goshen and Chad Beckett

April 23rd to 28th, 2017.

HeartBeat is a 5 days retreat of Movement – Sound – Breath sessions in the Spanish Pyrenees.

During those 5 days we’ll find our way to move with freedom and joy, we’ll connect our voice with our body and we’ll breathe into our hidden layers.

We’ll spend some intimate time with ourselves, and find how this self becomes deeper as we go.

We’ll meet the inner separations and the different aspects in us, along with the option to be one.

Using all those tools, we’ll meet ourselves and others around us from a new, refreshing point of view, allowing our self to be whatever the moment brings, with no judgment or inhibitions, opening inner doors.

We’ll deepen into those qualities, to discover the limitless amount of options and surprises our body holds for us.

Más info 

 Yoga Meditation & Hiking Retreat

Labour Day Long Weekend
Yoga, Meditation & Hiking Retreat
with Daniel Benito & Katya Rios

snowshoeing Casa Cuadrau Yoga Retreat

April 29th to May 2nd, 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 rehabilitation and strengthen of the body, 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.

Listen to your body, change your habits and fill yourself with energy in a yoga retreat.

Meditative walking & hiking 

  • Be transparent; let everything flow freely, without interfering mentally or emotionally, just being present.
  • Connect with ourselves, to find the right step, your own rhythm and pace.
  • Feel everything that happens inside and outside of you.
  • Learn to listen to the silence.
  • Pay attention to the action of walking and everything which is involved physically; movement, breathing, and sensations.

*If snow conditions allow, the hiking excursion will be with snowshoes.

Yoga classes, guided meditations, meditative hiking, Satsangs, etc. (english & spanish language)

More info

 yoga y el arte de la relajación

Meditation, Yoga & Meditative Hiking
Silence & Deep Rest Retreat
with Open Dharma & Daniel Benito

May 13th to 19th, 2017.

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

Since 1999 the Open Dharma teachings have spread across the globe with many people experiencing the transformational effects of this gentle approach to connecting with the inner self.  The Open Dharma 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 will allow you to awaken and rediscover your body, and in combination with meditative chanting, will open the door to subtler states of being.

The entire retreat will be held in noble silence, giving us the opportunity to experience a world without words in which everything vibrates with more intensity and in which we can see more clearly.

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 Meditación en Casa Cuadrau

WEEKEND RETREAT
A silent and sharing retreat for women
with Gemma Polo

May 19th to 21st, 2017.

Exploring the power of our wombs and the beauty of our cycles through silence, group sharing, deep rest, guided dynamics, connected movement, sound, and personal guidance.

Being a woman deeply, fully, means to become wild again, wise again, tender again, and connected above and below. It means to find your place in the world, your power, and relearn to walk and live from there.

During the weekend, we will find deep rest through practicing lying down meditation, we will walk on the earth, sing, listen, be held, guided, inspired…

In silence and in good company, our hearts will have the chance to open, receive, widen and be transformed.

Born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1976, Gemma Polo Pujol has been teaching deep rest meditation retreats around the world since 2002, mainly with Open Dharma. She lived in India for 10 years and later she created Dharmaloca, a tiny eco-hermitage on the holy mountain of Montsant in Catalonia, Spain, where she runs the Awakening with horses retreats. Especially after becoming a mother, she focused in exploring the beauty of women’s cycles, and now accompanies women to heal, deepen, and rediscover their feminine wisdom, offering retreats for women and personalized guidance.

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 NIÑO MIRANDO ESTRELLAS

Yoga, Meditation & Hiking
Yogification and Our Place in the Universe
with James Boag and Juan Carlos Escanciano

Friday 26th May to Thursday 1st June, 2017. 

This week, we will consider in particular our place in the cosmos, through the lens of astrophysics, brought to vivid and awe-inspiring life with presentations from Juan Carlos Escanciano, and through the lens of the teachings of yoga as discovered and set down by the ancient research scientists who bequeathed us the Yoga tradition and the technologies of Tantra.

Dive deep into the practical gifts of Yoga, Tantra and the nourishing embrace of the magical mountains.

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

About Yogification with James Boag

Yoga is balance, integration, skilfulness and efficiency. Yoga practice is about cultivating sustainable harmony.

Yogification is about bringing the practical gifts of yoga into everything that we experience and all our actions. It is about stretching our understanding of who we really are, strengthening our connection to the innate wisdom of our conscience and rehabilitating our broader human capacities while working respectfully with the realities of our individual natures and our diverse responsibilities.

It is about training ourselves to be able to find joy in the everyday wonder of life and steadiness in the face of its inevitable challenges.

It is about meeting and refining our own patterns and habits and inviting ways of being that are conducive to sustainable, integrated health and wellbeing.

A yogification program works with a range of mutually complementary lenses to explore yoga principles in practical application, including: principle-based asananatural movementmeditationkirtan singing and chanting, storytelling and interpretation, satsang talks, discussion and inquiry, nourishing high quality food and time outdoors.

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 El viaje de yoga el viaje de la vida con James Boag abril 2014

Yoga, Meditation & Hiking
Yogification Retreats
with James Boag & Daniel Benito

Saturday 3rd June to Friday 9th June, 2017.

Dive deep into the practical gifts of Yoga, Tantra and the nourishing embrace of the magical mountains.

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

About Yogification with James Boag

Yoga is balance, integration, skilfulness and efficiency. Yoga practice is about cultivating sustainable harmony.

Yogification is about bringing the practical gifts of yoga into everything that we experience and all our actions. It is about stretching our understanding of who we really are, strengthening our connection to the innate wisdom of our conscience and rehabilitating our broader human capacities while working respectfully with the realities of our individual natures and our diverse responsibilities.

It is about training ourselves to be able to find joy in the everyday wonder of life and steadiness in the face of its inevitable challenges.

It is about meeting and refining our own patterns and habits and inviting ways of being that are conducive to sustainable, integrated health and wellbeing.

A yogification program works with a range of mutually complementary lenses to explore yoga principles in practical application, including: principle-based asananatural movementmeditationkirtan singing and chanting, storytelling and interpretation, satsang talks, discussion and inquiry, nourishing high quality food and time outdoors.

More info

 

SUMMER 2017

 long trekking Casa Cuadrau Yoga Retreat Pyrenees

icon meditative trekking casa cuadrauSUMMER SOLSTICE
Reconnecting with Nature and its Cycles
A unique experience of Yoga, walking in the Heart of the Pyrenees
with Daniel Benito, Lean Sancholuz & Katya Rios

June 18th to 25th, 2017. 

A unique retreat experience, combining the practice of yoga, meditation and meditative trekking. Immersing deeply in the wilderness of heart of the Aragonese Pyrenees.

Upon arrival we will celebrate the traditional Saint Johns’ eve with a bonfire, meditation, music and meditative dance.

The first 2 days we will prepare physically and mentally, in Cuadrau Cuadrau and surroundings,  through yoga classes (hatha yoga and vinyasa), meditation sessions, meditative walks and satsangs to share our learnings experiences.

On the third day, we will go on a exciting meditative trekking for 3 or 4 days in the mountains, allowing us to discover their secrets and treasures, through our own experience and with beautiful explanations of Daniel Benito, a professional mountain guide, specialized in interpretation of nature and yoga instructor.

We will sleep in tents or a mountain hut.

On the last day, we will rest and relax through restorative yoga sessions, massage, guided relaxations, etc, getting ready to go back home full of energy and vitality.

More info soon

 CARME BODY WEATHER

MINDFUL MOVEMENT
Yoga, Dance and Hiking Retreat
with Carme Torrent & Dani Benito

July 2nd to 8th, 2017. 

Life is movement. No matter how small or slow, this constant and continuous vibration is present in every cell that forms part of Nature.

The simple act of breathing generates a visible movement in all of us; however there are many other often supressed internal movements that need to be continuously observed and liberated.

We will work in a unique way combining three distinct disciplines that share the same essence and principles: Yoga, Meditative Dance and Hiking.

Give your body the opportunity to regain its natural balance through conscious and meditative movement surrounded by stunning nature. Practice a dynamic meditation in which we develop our ability to listen in a holistic way. Listening with real sensivity and opening all of our senses and the pores of our skin, paying attention to ourselves, those around us and the environment.

More info

 Josu Ozkaritz Photography

Ashtanga Yoga, Meditation & Hiking Retreat
with Sarah Miles, Julia Ventham & Dani Benito

July 10th to 16th, 2017. 

A deeply healing experience for your soul, setting you up to re enter your world.

This weeks retreat offers you a chance to start your day amongst breath taking surroundings, in the beautiful, tranquil practice space of Casa Cuadrau with a Mysore style class: a silent class which follows your own breath count, allowing you to find your own rhythm, whilst receiving gentle hands on adjustments. 
There will be the opportunity in the afternoon for mediative hiking in the Spanish Pyrenees (Ordesa National Park) and some days with a meditation and resting time by the river.
Completing the day with a wholesome evening meal & preparing for bed, with a candle lit guided meditation session that ends with satsang that will set you up for a deep restful sleep.

More info

 

 pyrenees yoga art nature family holidays casa cuadrau

FAMILY HOLIDAYS
Yoga, Art & Nature Retreat
with Daniel Benito & Katya Rios

Option 1: July 19th to 23rd (short stay)
Option 2: July 24th to 30th
Option 3: July 19th to 30th (long stay) 

Program for children, teens and parents.

Languages: English/Spanish

What better way to enjoy your family holidays than through yoga, hikes, music, dance, acrobatics, sports, creative activities and social learning experiences, for parents and children. One week in close and joyful connection with nature and yoga principles.

YOGA, ART & NATURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

The arts nurture and awaken curiosity and creativity in children. Practicing Yoga offers unlimited physical and mental benefits as well as supporting the cultivation of essential values, such as generosity, honesty, self confidence and respect for all beings and for oneself.

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 Curso Intensivo de Vinyasa Yoga, Meditación y Senderismo Meditativo Casa Cuadrau

Yoga, Meditation & Hiking Retreat
with Daniel Benito & Katya Rios

August 1st to 7th, 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 rehabilitation and strengthen of the body, 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.

Listen to your body, change your habits and fill yourself with energy in a yoga retreat.

Meditative walking & hiking

  • Be transparent; let everything flow freely, without interfering mentally or emotionally, just being present.
  • Connect with ourselves, to find the right step, your own rhythm and pace.
  • Feel everything that happens inside and outside of you.
  • Learn to listen to the silence.
  • Pay attention to the action of walking and everything which is involved physically; movement, breathing, and sensations.

Yoga classes, guided meditations, meditative hiking, Satsangs, etc. (english & spanish language)

More info

 Casa Cuadrau Yoga in Nature Pyrenees

Yoga, Meditation & Hiking Retreat
with Daniel Benito & Katya Rios

August 9th 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 rehabilitation and strengthen of the body, 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.

Listen to your body, change your habits and fill yourself with energy in a yoga retreat.

Meditative walking & hiking

  • Be transparent; let everything flow freely, without interfering mentally or emotionally, just being present.
  • Connect with ourselves, to find the right step, your own rhythm and pace.
  • Feel everything that happens inside and outside of you.
  • Learn to listen to the silence.
  • Pay attention to the action of walking and everything which is involved physically; movement, breathing, and sensations.

Yoga classes, guided meditations, meditative hiking, Satsangs, etc. (english & spanish language)

More info

 intensive vinyasa yoga, meditation and hiking course at casa cuadrau

Yoga, Meditation & Hiking Retreat
with Daniel Benito & Katya Rios

August 17th to 23rd, 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 rehabilitation and strengthen of the body, 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.

Listen to your body, change your habits and fill yourself with energy in a yoga retreat.

Meditative walking & hiking

  • Be transparent; let everything flow freely, without interfering mentally or emotionally, just being present.
  • Connect with ourselves, to find the right step, your own rhythm and pace.
  • Feel everything that happens inside and outside of you.
  • Learn to listen to the silence.
  • Pay attention to the action of walking and everything which is involved physically; movement, breathing, and sensations.

Yoga classes, guided meditations, meditative hiking, Satsangs, etc. (english & spanish language)

More info

 Yoga Asanas in Nature

Yoga, Meditation & Hiking Retreat
with Daniel Benito & Katya Rios

August 25th to 31st, 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 rehabilitation and strengthen of the body, 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.

Listen to your body, change your habits and fill yourself with energy in a yoga retreat.

Meditative walking & hiking

  • Be transparent; let everything flow freely, without interfering mentally or emotionally, just being present.
  • Connect with ourselves, to find the right step, your own rhythm and pace.
  • Feel everything that happens inside and outside of you.
  • Learn to listen to the silence.
  • Pay attention to the action of walking and everything which is involved physically; movement, breathing, and sensations.

Yoga classes, guided meditations, meditative hiking, Satsangs, etc. (english & spanish language)

More info

 Carme Torrent Retiro de Yoga de Cachemira Body Weather y Senderismo Casa Cuadrau

MINDFUL MOVEMENT
Yoga, Dance and Hiking Retreat
with Carme Torrent & Dani Benito

September 1st to 7th, 2017. 

Life is movement. No matter how small or slow, this constant and continuous vibration is present in every cell that forms part of Nature.

The simple act of breathing generates a visible movement in all of us; however there are many other often supressed internal movements that need to be continuously observed and liberated.

We will work in a unique way combining three distinct disciplines that share the same essence and principles: Yoga, Meditative Dance and Hiking.

Give your body the opportunity to regain its natural balance through conscious and meditative movement surrounded by stunning nature. Practice a dynamic meditation in which we develop our ability to listen in a holistic way. Listening with real sensivity and opening all of our senses and the pores of our skin, paying attention to ourselves, those around us and the environment.

More info

 MilkyWayRoad_landolfi

Yoga, Meditation & Hiking
Special Retreat “Our Place in the Universe”
special guest Juan Carlos Escanciano

September 9th to 15th, 2017. 

A profound experience of Yoga, Meditation and Meditative Hiking, combined with a series of special workshops about the stars, the Cosmos and our relationship with it, to connect with our true nature.

An opportunity to pause to contemplate the stars in a pure environment where the skies offer majestic night shows which awaken our sensitivity and connection with nature.

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS: What is our place in the universe?

An opportunity to stop and contemplate the stars in a pure environment where the skies offer us nightly spectacles.  Giving ourselves time to admire the wonders of the earth, our home, awakening the sensitivity and connection with nature.

More info

AUTUMN 2017

 Yoga and Long Trekking Retreat in Pyrenees Casa Cuadrauç

icon meditative trekking casa cuadrauAUTUMN EQUINOX
Reconnecting with Nature and its Cycles
A unique experience of Yoga, walking in the Heart of the Pyrenees
with Daniel Benito, Lean Sancholuz & Katya Rios

September 17th to 24th, 2017. 

A unique retreat experience, combining the practice of yoga, meditation and meditative trekking. Immersing deeply in the wilderness of heart of the Aragonese Pyrenees.

Upon arrival we will celebrate the traditional Saint Johns’ eve with a bonfire, meditation, music and meditative dance.

The first 2 days we will prepare physically and mentally, in Cuadrau Cuadrau and surroundings,  through yoga classes (hatha yoga and vinyasa), meditation sessions, meditative walks and satsangs to share our learnings experiences.

On the third day, we will go on a exciting meditative trekking for 3 or 4 days in the mountains, allowing us to discover their secrets and treasures, through our own experience and with beautiful explanations of Daniel Benito, a professional mountain guide, specialized in interpretation of nature and yoga instructor.

We will sleep in tents or a mountain hut.

On the last day, we will rest and relax through restorative yoga sessions, massage, guided relaxations, etc, getting ready to go back home full of energy and vitality.

More info soon

 yoga meditation hiking casa cuadrau

SHORT RETREAT
Yoga, Meditation & Hiking 
with Daniel Benito

September 27th to October 1st, 2017. 

Take a break, breathe and reconnect with nature. 

Restore your energy and rejuvenate yourself physically and mentally.

We offer a program designed so that everyone can immerse in the experience of inner retreat, beyond the mind and the emotions. Our greatest guru (teacher) is nature. Cultivating silence helps to enrich this experience.

Learn and experience the principles of yoga.

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 & meditation retreats are special vacations designed to alleviate the exhaustion and stress by connecting with yourself through 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.

More info

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

ZEN & TEA
Meditation Retreat and Cha Dao
with Wu De

October 2nd to 8th, 2017.

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.

We’ll rise early each day and begin with morning chanting and, since water plays such a fundamental role in tea preparation and tea ceremony, we’ll benefit from the magic, beauty and purity of being at the largest calcareous mountain range in Europe and each day embark on walking meditations to a very special fountain to bring back the day’s water. Throughout the week we’ll also take a couple of longer hikes to enjoy outdoors tea sessions in pristine natural environment making tea with the pure water that we gather.

Throughout the week there will be classes and talks teaching us about the importance of Water, the Gong Fu Tea Ceremony (the most skilled type of tea preparation) and Bowl Tea (the art of the simplicity of a bowl of tea)

There will be moments each day for questions and answering and also moments for Dokusan (private meeting between student and master). There will also be time for sharing our Zen by preparing tea with other participants and moments for receiving advice and tips on how to improve our tea service.

More info soon


CASA CUADRAU on TV

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