“My actions are my only true belongings.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

Casa Cuadrau Yoga Art Nature Retreats Winter Spring

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.

RETREATS CALENDAR

During these months we will be posting all the 2016 program. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

AUTUMN / WINTER 2015 – 2016

 Casa Cuadrau OBRAS 2015-2016

Bio-construction works at Casa Cuadrau

Due to construction works for improvement of our facilities, Casa Cuadrau will remain closed until March 20th, 2016.

Our first retreat would be in Easter 2016.

WINTER 2016

 Karma Yoga voluntariadio bio construcción

Karma Yoga Program “Stones 2016″

February 16th to March 20th, 2016

The Karma Yoga Retreat in Casa Cuadrau is an exchange work program, in which volunteers from all over the world, come to collaborate on the second stage of the renovation of a Pyrenean ecologic stone house: Casa Cuadrau.

The Karma Yoga program is ideal if you are keen to learn how to make yoga everything you do. One part of the program is selfless service (Seva), helping in the renovation of the house and learning about bio-construction techniques of a traditional mountain house.
These tasks also serve as powerful tools to help participants learn more about mindfulness in all types of work and activity.

More info

SPRING 2016

 cielo nocturno

Yoga, Hiking and Nature: “Our place in the Universe”

with Juan Carlos Escanciano

with the observation and study of the Stars. 

March 21st to 27th, 2016.

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.

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

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

More info

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

Intensive Course: Yoga, Meditation & Hiking
Level I Hatha-Yoga & Level II Vinyasa Yoga

For lovers of nature and mountain sports.

April 2nd to 15th, 2016

An intensive course providing the perfect opportunity to begin, or to deepen, your own yoga practice. With the chance to study and practice Hatha Yoga for the first week followed by Vinyasa Yoga for the second week, you will establish a strong foundation upon which you can build the principles of yoga into your daily life.

Casa Cuadrau provides a peaceful and harmonious environment in which you can immerse yourself in the study and practice of yoga and meditation, along with meditative hiking trips in the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.

Throughout the course we will study in a theoretical and practical way:

Week 1:

  • Asana - yoga postures
  • Suryanamaskara – sun salutations
  • Pranayama – breathing techniques
  • Savasana – relaxation techniques
  • Eating - yogic, mindful and proper diet
  • Meditation – basic principles to learn how to concentrate the mind.
  • Walking meditation - theory and practice
  • Meditative Hiking Excursions in Ordesa  and Monte Perdido National Park.

Week 2:

  • Vinyasa style with daily yoga classes
  • Surya Namaskar A and B in the style of Vinyasa Yoga.
  • Asanas with Vinyasa - movement-based sequences linking the postures together.Relaxation techniques.
  • Pranayama:  explore the basic breathing techniques in more depth and learn more advanced ways of increasing and regulating ‘prana’ (life force).
  • Meditation: establish a daily meditation practice.
  • Kriyas (yogic cleansing techniques).
  • Yoga for mountain sports.
  • Yoga Philosophy workshop.
  • Walking meditation.
  • Meditative Hiking Excursions in Ordesa National Park.

Reconnect with nature and with you, in a hidden paradise at the foot of Monte Perdido, where you can breathe peace and harmony.
More info
 

 Casa Cuadrau Retiro Yoga Pirineos

Intensive Yoga, Meditation & Hiking Course – Level I Hatha Yoga

For lovers of nature and mountain sports.

April 2nd to 8th, 2016

The idea of this course is to provide, through intensive and deep immersion, a guideline that allows you to build a solid foundation upon which you can establish the principles of yoga into your daily life. It is an opportunity to get started in this ancient art or refresh and update your practice. It is an ideal course for those who practice or teach mountain sports (climbing, hiking, skiing, etc.)

During the course there will be guided practice and theory studies:

  • Asana - yoga postures
  • Suryanamaskara – sun salutations
  • Pranayama – breathing techniques
  • Savasana – relaxation techniques
  • Eating - yogic, mindful and proper diet
  • Meditation – basic principles to learn how to concentrate the mind.
  • Walking meditation - theory and practice
  • Meditative Hiking Excursions in Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.

Reconnect with nature and with you, in a hidden paradise at the foot of Monte Perdido, where you can breathe peace and harmony.

More info

 Curso Intensivo Vinyasa Yoga Senderismo Casa Cuadrau Yoga para deportistas

Intensive Yoga, Meditation & Hiking Course – Level II Vinyasa

For lovers of nature and mountain sports.

April 9th to 15th, 2016

A course designed for those ready to take their practice to the next level. Your practice will be deepened, strengthened and expanded. It is ideal for those who practice and teach mountain sports (climbing, hiking, skiing, etc.)

Immerse yourself in an environment of peace and harmony during the study and practice of yoga and meditation. Enjoy the beauty of the Pyrenees during the long hikes and learn a proper and healthy way to practice learn a safe and healthy way to practice yoga for sports.

During the course there will be guided practice and theory studies:

  • Daily yoga classes Vinyasa style. 
  • Surya Namaskar A y B in Vinyasa style.
  • Asana with Vinyasa - movement-based sequences linking the postures together.
  • Relaxation techniques. 
  • Pranayama: we will deepen on the basic techniques of breathing and will learn more advanced techniques. 
  • Meditation: basic techniques and tools that will enable you to establish a daily meditation practice.
  • Kriyas workshop (cleansing techniques).
  • Yoga Philosophy workshop.
  • Yoga session for mountain sports.
  • Walking Meditación.
  • Meditative Hiking Excursions in Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park with interpretation of nature.

Reconnect with nature and with you, in a hidden paradise at the foot of Monte Perdido, where you can breathe peace and harmony.

More info

 detox juicing

Yoga & Detox Retreat
with Moss & Selva

Spring renewal. 

April 18th to 24th, 2016

Fasting enables us to purify the body, mind and spirit. This seven day retreat is an opportunity for everyone (beginners and experts alike) who want to purify or heal their bodies and minds and find clarity in their lives.

We progressively enter into a water fast of 48 hours with the help of raw foods, smoothies, juices, soups and teas.  Yoga, pranayama, meditation, hygienic cleansing, mindful resting and full immersion in the fresh spring nature of the Spanish Pyrenees all help to support your process.

Fasting helps us lose weight, increases fertility, regulates blood pressure and glycemic levels, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, rejuvenates the cells, strengthens the immune system and respiratory system and benefits psychological wellbeing.  In fact, the benefits of fasting are endless.

During the process we recover awareness of our basic needs and behavioural patterns, we can transcend physical limitations and contact our emotions in new ways.  We create the perfect context to perceive, unblock and cleanse accumulated toxins in the body as well as emotional, mental and spiritual toxins that are all interconnected.

The retreat includes Yoga asana classes, meditation, word circles, music, dance, kirtan and rest.

More info 

 Osho no mind meditation retreat casa cuadrau

“Osho No-mind” 7 day Meditation Retreat
with Moss & Selva

April 26th to May 6th, 2016

The No Mind Meditation Therapy is a week-long transformational process designed by the Indian Mystic Osho, to release blocked energies and mental confusion and to open the door for your meditation to go deeper.

“Meditation is the awareness that “I am not the mind.”When the awareness goes deeper and deeper in you, slowly slowly, a few moments arrive — moments of silence, moments of pure space, moments of transparency, moments when nothing stirs in you and everything is still. In those still moments you will know who you are, and you will know what the mystery of this existence is.”
-Osho

The 7 full day retreat includes:

  • Active meditations
  • Catharsis
  • Dance
  • Yoga
  • Silent sitting meditation
  • Zen hiking in Ordesa National Park
  • Also included are delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals.

More info    

 inner alchemy yoga retreat dance casa cuadrau

Yoga, Dance & Inner Alchemy Retreat
with Moss & Selva

Awakening your vital energy.

May 7th to 13th, 2016

Inner Alchemy is the science of Self integration, healing, transformation and personal empowerment and it works by bringing the light of awareness into unconscious conditioning, letting go of patterns from the past, activating the vital life energy within oneself and grounding the process into witness consciousness.

Included in the Retreat:

  • Workshops of Inner Alchemy to unblock and
  • Free emotions, awaken your vital energy and
 manifest your true nature.
  • Daily classes of Yoga, Meditation, heart circles,
music and dance.
  • All Inclusive vegetarian meals
  • Zen Hiking in Ordesa National Park
  • Personal accompaniment to reach your goals.
  • Available in English and Spanish

More info

 Bharath Shetty Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga

Intensive Yoga & Meditative Hiking Retreat with Bharath Shetty

May 14th to 20th, 2016

During his European tour, Bharath Shetty, our inspiring and dear yoga teacher from Mysore India, will lead us on an exciting inner journey through Yoga.

With a deep understanding of the practice and a unique style of teachingaccessible to all levels, Bharath will help us create a solid and strong foundation which will enable us to go deeper in any of the styles we want to practice. This great Yogacharya invites us to create a strong connection between body, breath and mind.

More info

 Yoga, Detox and Meditation Retreat Casa Cuadrau Pyrenees Spain

Yoga, Detox & Meditation Retreat
with Amanda Spring

Cleanse and detox your body and mind. 

May 21st to 27th, 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.

More info 

 yoga and hiking retreat in spain

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

Retreat offered on donation basis

Facilitators: Gemma Polo and Daniel Benito

From May 28th to June 3rd, 2016. 

We will combine the lying down meditation with yoga and meditative hiking.

Open Dharma teachings have spread worldwide since 1999 and many people have been transformed by this smooth entry into the inner self, without straining, but from relaxation, silence, and deep rest which open a space beyond the mind, letting us in contact with the living source of wisdom.

Gemma Polo will gently combine inspiration words and accompaniment both collectively and individually.

Consciously walking in nature, guided by Daniel Benito, will let us remember our essence and become one with the whole.

The practice of yoga to awaken and to discover our body, and the meditative chant, will be the doors to enter other more subtle states.

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 James Boag

Yoga Sutra-s & Hiking Retreat with James Boag 

Week June 4th to 10th:

Yoga Sutra-s Chapter One and bringing yoga into all our (inter)actions.

Week June 11th to 17th:

The Practice of the Dance of Life, Yoga Sutra-s Chapter 2

In both weeks:

In-depth, practical, multi-element exploration of how we can bring the practical gifts of yoga into all aspects of our lives
What does it really mean to uncover and deepen our capacity to inhabit and embody the space of the centre, in relation to ourselves, others and our environment? How can we cultivate the harmonising power of yoga in the thick of life?

During these retreats we will explore through a range of mutually complementary lenses:

  • Yoga Sūtra-s exposition and inquiry: working with classic, inclusive and foundational teachings of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra-s, direct from the Sanskṛt original, so we can begin to cultivate a live, ongoing, personal relationship with the practical wisdom of this miracle, mirror text. Key teachings from Chapter One June 4th-10th, and from Chapter 2 June 11th-17th.
  • Principle-based meditation, prāṇāyāma, āsana, movement, kīrtan as vehicles for the deepening of our understanding of yoga principles in applied action.
  • Daily evening satsang including exploration of Yoga Sūtra teachings, inquiry and discussion.
  • Daily meditative trekking (1 to 2.5 hours) and twice-weekly longer trekking excursions (4-7 hours) in the magnificent surrounds of Casa Cuadrau.

More info soon 

 Meditative Hiking at Casa Cuadrau Yoga Art Nature

Long Meditative Trekking & Yoga Retreat

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

June 18th to 24th, 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.

The first 3 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.

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.

More info

 Yoga Meditation & Meditative Hiking Retreat Casa Cuadrau

Yoga, Meditation & Meditative Hiking Retreat 

June 18th to 24th, 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, special workshops, etc. (english & spanish language)

More info

SUMMER 2016

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

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

From June 25th to July 1st, 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!

More info

 boris-mysore-yoga-class

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Intensive Course with Boris Georgiev

July 2nd to 14th, 2016

More info soon

 

 

 Georgiev's family yoga art & nature holidays casa cuadrau

Family Holidays: Yoga, Art & Nature

July 16th to 22nd, 2016

Program for parents, children and teens of all ages.

Languages: English/Spanish

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.

What better way to enjoy your family holidays than through:

  • yoga, for adults and kids
  • acroyoga,
  • music,
  • dance,
  • hiking,
  • sports,
  • creative activities
  • social learning experiences, for parents and children.

One week in close and joyful connection with nature and yoga principles.

At Casa Cuadrau, an eco guest house which runs Yoga & Hiking Retreats in a hidden paradise. It is located at the foot of “Monte Perdido” in Ordesa National Park.

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 acro yoga retreat ashtanga in Casa Cuadrau Spain

Yoga, Acro-Yoga & Meditative Hiking Retreat

July 23rd to 29th, 2016

More info soon 

 

 

 

 Yoga Meditation & Meditative Hiking Retreat Casa Cuadrau

Yoga, Meditation & Meditative Hiking Retreat 

July 30th to August 5th, 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

 Arteterapia con David Viñuales Yoga y Senderismo Casa Cuadrau

Yoga, Art Therapy & Hiking Retreat

August 6th to 12th, 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 & 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.

Special workshop: Art Therapy by David Viñuales

Art enables us to explore and discover, through our emotions, the world that exists beyond our immediate understanding. Taking advantage of the unparalleled natural environment and landscape of the Vió Valley, we will take you deeper into the experience of art as a form of existential and emotional expression.

This workshop offers a natural form of self-discovery through the creative processes that art facilitates. Tapping into our own spontaneity and the creation of “controlled accidents”, each person will have the opportunity to develop their own creative process and expression, guided by the workshop facilitator. This will allow each participant to give free rein to their creativity, while at the same time developing a greater understanding of how this creative expression is also a reflection of and a way of interacting with other aspects of our lives.

Yoga classes, guided meditations, meditative hiking, art therapy workshops and Satsangs, etc. (English & Spanish language)

More info 

 Yoga Meditation & Meditative Hiking Retreat Casa Cuadrau

Yoga, Meditation & Meditative Hiking Retreat 

August 13th to 19th, 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, special workshops, etc. (english & spanish language)

More info

 Yoga Senderismo y Contemplación de estrellas

Yoga, Hiking and Nature: “Our place in the Universe” 

with Juan Carlos Escanciano

with the observation and study of the Stars. 

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)

More info 

 Yoga Meditation & Meditative Hiking Retreat Casa Cuadrau

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)

More info

 Casa Cuadrau Yoga Hiking and Writing retreat

Explorations in Yoga, Hiking & Writing Retreat

September 10th to 16th, 2016

More info soon 

 

 

 

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

Yoga, Meditative Hiking and Body Weather
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!

More info

 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.

More info soon.

 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.

More info soon.

 Yoga Meditation & Meditative Hiking Retreat Casa Cuadrau

Yoga, Meditation & Meditative Hiking Retreat 

October 15th to 21th, 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”