“My actions are my only true belongings”  

Thich Nhat Hanh

yoga body weather and meditative hiking retreat at casa cuadrau dance

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 2016 program. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

SUMMER 2016

 Yoga Senderismo y Contemplación de estrellas

Yoga, Hiking and Nature: “Our place in the Universe”
with Juan Carlos Escanciano
 Full!

August 20th to 26th, 2016.

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 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.

Workshops and stars observation with Juan Carlos Escanciano (astrophysicist, psychologist and yogi). 

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

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 Jivamukti Yoga & Hiking Retreat Casa Cuadrau

Yoga Jivamukti and Hiking Retreat
with Cándida Vivalda

from August 27th to September 2nd, 2016.

This style of yoga brings together the philosophical, intellectual, spiritual and physical aspects of yoga.

Sanskrit chanting, yoga philosophy, uplifting music and meditation are part of every class.

Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help students grow in their own personal practice.

Classes are open to all levels of practitioners, and can range from gentle, meditative, and more vigorous dynamic classes. They will be moulded to fit everybody’s needs, and students will get personalized attention and space to deeply explore their practice. Afternoon classes will explore specific asanas, workshop-style, or will work on deep tissue relaxation (yin yoga).

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 Yoga and detox Casa Cuadrau Spanish Pyrenees

Yoga, Meditation & Meditative Hiking Retreat 

September 3rd to 9th, 2016

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 the animal that you are, 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)

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 Yoga & Meditative Hiking Casa Cuadrau Retreat

Yoga, Meditation & Meditative Hiking Retreat 

September 10th to 16th, 2016

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 the animal that you are, 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)

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

Yoga, Body Weather & Meditative Hiking Retreat 
with Carme Torrent and Daniel Benito

From September 17th – 23rd, 2016

In this extraordinary retreat we will practice essentially three distinct disciplines, which have different origins, but which all embody the same essence and principles.

Kashmir Yoga comes from Tantric non-dualist Kashmir Shaivism according to the teaching of Jean Klein. In this practice, the asanas are special moments in which we sense the tranquility that lies at the heart of all life. Time between the asana practice is dedicated to meditation allowing us space to familiarise ourselves with our body’s natural absorption and vibrational state that arises unexpectedly during these moments.

We will explore the body just as it is in each moment – any areas where we feel emptiness, tension or reaction. Without trying to change, improve or relax our body, instead allowing the truth of the present moment to be as it is. Welcoming everything without comentary or judgement, and allowing deep listening to become the guiding principle, without expecting anything in return.

Body weather is a whole movement practice which helps us develop mindfulness and cultivate a connection between body-mind-environment. It can also be understood as a dynamic meditation practice 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.

During the retreat, we will carry out a series of improvisation exercises that will allow us to open our body and give it space and tranquility.

During the meditative walks we connect with our internal nature, as well as with our external surroundings, allowing our perception of nature to flow through all our senses, including those we may not even be aware of. Perceptions and sensations flowing from inside to outside and visaversa.

Walking in silence we can find a natural state of calmness and harmony within ourselves and with everything around us. In this state our minds can experience a deep sense of rest.

All activities in Spanish with English translation.

During the retreat there will be offered 2 longer meditative treks in Ordesa National Park and surroundings.

¡For all levels of practice!

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 Yoga and Hiking Retreat Pyrenees Casa Cuadrau

Yoga, Body Weather and Long Meditative Trekking Retreat

Includes 2 or 3-day trekking excursion through the National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido.

September 24th to 30th, 2016

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

Body weather is a whole movement practice which helps us develop mindfulness and cultivate a connection between body-mind-environment. It can also be understood as a dynamic meditation practice 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.

During the retreat, we will carry out a series of improvisation exercises that will allow us to open our body and give it space and tranquility.

The first 3 days we will prepare physically and mentally, in Cuadrau Cuadrau and surroundings,  through yoga classes (hatha yoga and vinyasa), meditation sessions, body weather sessions, meditative walks and satsangs to share our learnings experiences.

Then, we will go on a exciting meditative trekking for 2 or 3 days in the mountains, allowing us to discover their secrets and treasures, through our own experience and with beautiful explanations specialized mountain guides in the massif of Monte Perdido.

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.

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 Detox Yoga Meditation Retreat Casa Cuadrau Amanda Spring

Yoga, Meditation & Detox Retreat with Amanda Spring & Daniel Benito

Juice Fasting

October 1st to 7th, 2016

Vibrant health is a precious gift that without due care is easily lost. This retreat is a simple reset button to recover at least some of the joy of living. It will open your eyes to habits that are in part causing you to feel not as good as you know you should.  The pure air and beauty of the Parque Nacional de Ordesa will revive your spirit. Delicious juices, herbal teas and broths will nourish your body and mind and colon hydrotherapy will support the cleansing process.  ​

A simple yoga practice along with plenty of time to rest and relax will help bring balance back to life.  There is benefit for both the beginner and experienced faster in dedicating this week to feeling truly well again.

A 6 day retreat with 5 full days of detox to cleanse your body and your mind and tune with them. Listen to your inner wisdom. Regain the balance to find harmony and wellbeing through simple practices, enjoying the power of intimacy with nature.

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 David Viñuales

Zen &Tea: Meditation Retreat with Wu De

October 8th to 14th, 2016

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.

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 Fotografía Yoga Senderismo en Pirineos Casa Cuadrau

Yoga, Photography and Meditative Hiking Retreat with David Viñuales & Daniel Benito

October 23rd to 28th, 2016

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

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

This retreat offers the opportunity to go deeper into the use of active photography in our lives in order to experience a more profound connection with the present moment, while at the same time, enabling us to enhance our practice of meditation and yoga.

Photography has a particular way of enabling us to enter into a very special relationship with the here and now. It provides us with the opportunity to experience the emotional and aesthetical elements that connect us as individuals with our surroundings. The intention of this retreat is to offer you the space where you can experience this connection by capturing and reviewing photographic images in our active photography workshops, in combination with the practice of yoga and meditation.

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 Retiro de Yoga, Meditación y Senderismo Todos los Santos

Yoga, Meditation & Hiking Retreat with James Boag & Daniel Benito

Special Retreat for All Saints: “Yoga and the Art of Living and Dying”

Honouring, celebrating and exploring death and the cycles of life.

Option 1: Saturday 29th October to Saturday 5th November
Option 2: Saturday 29th October to Tuesday 1st November

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.

The activities include:

  • meditative walking
  • yoga āsana and natural movement practice, exploration, play and recreation
  • silent and guided meditation
  • satsang discussion and enquiry exercises
  • kirtan and chanting of mantras,
  • etc…

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 Yoga Meditation & Hiking Retreat

Long weekend: Yoga, Meditation & Hiking Retreat

November 9th to 13th, 2016.

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 the animal that you are, 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 on TV

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