Journey to Inner Wisdom.
Creating an sacred space for your life: yoga, music, meditation and hiking.
The practice of yoga asanas, meditation and music are tools that can help us in our daily life, to connect with our essence, our inner space.
Duration of the retreat
The retreat starts on Friday, August 2nd at 16h. There will be an introduction and opening, followed by a dinner and a meditation. The retreat finishes on Thursday, August 8th after brunch, at 11am.
It makes us notice in each step and in each breath, that the energy that exist inside us it is just the same as the energy that exists out there. Nature is our greatest teacher, silence and deep listening helps us enrich the experience She offers.
One day will be dedicated to meditative hiking, starting just after breakfast and coming back for a gentle yoga session. It is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the wonders of the the Ordesa National Park or surrounding areas.
Boris Georgiev and Renée Sunbird are leading the Yogacenter Ganesha in Vienna since the year 2000. Boris has practiced Yoga since he was a child, and has been teaching for more than 20 years. Renée has studied Indology and Philosophy at the University of Vienna, and found the practice of Yoga essential to understanding the philosophy of India. Together they share the passion of singing Mantras and with their children, they make Yoga and Kirtan a family experience.
Renée Sunbird was first introduced to Yoga by her father.
Some years later she studied Indology (Sanskrit) and Philosophy at the University of Vienna and started to practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
She went to India several times to deepen her Yoga practice and fell in love with Indian music, Mantra and Bhajan singing.
Renée is the mother of two girls. She plays and fools around with them on the playground, in a class or in the tram. She dreams about finding some time to read a book, sitting in silent meditation or just finding a moment to be quiet. Her new found passion Kung Fu makes her feel strong and weak at the same time. She loves to drink Matcha out of beautiful handmade mugs, compose music late at night and dive deep into the philosophy of Yoga and life.
Here you can listen to some music that Renee composed here:
When playing live, Renée accompanies herself on Ukulele or Sansula and Boris plays on the Harmonium.
Mantras are a tool for the mind. They can guide us to a place deep within us where we can experience a deep sense of peace and Silence. When we start chanting Mantras, we can enter a deep state of meditation and feel who we really are.
In the yoga tradition, direct energetic transmission is regarded as the superior teaching method. Studying with Boris, one has the chance to understand why and how. As a lifelong practitioner and student of yoga, Boris embodies and vibrates the teachings that he has been learning to love since he was a boy.
Born in 1972 in Bulgaria, Boris began yoga as a child, learning more about the spirit and heart of yoga during his teenage years practising with his Bulgarian teacher Venzislav Eftimoff. Later, in Vienna, he continued to expand his understanding of yoga as a multi-faceted path to support happiness and balance in the modern world working with the holistic Sivananda yoga method. It was in the Sivananda ashram in South India that Boris met Lino Miele who inspired him to work with the Aṣṭāṅga Vinyasa Yoga method. From 1995, this modality became more and more the principal frame for Boris’ asana practice as he continued studying with Michel Besnard and Andrea Morava.
In 2000, after Michael and Andrea went to Australia, Boris founded the Yoga Center Ganesha, where he teaches mainly aṣṭāṅga yoga and AcroYoga®. Besides his many years of personal practice, Boris’ teaching is also informed by his four year course study for psychological self-awareness (Primal Therapie - Munk - primaertherapie.de), Spiraldynamic® anatomy, and AcroYoga®
-Learn more about mindful eating and our vegetarian food.
-How to get here? We can provide transport from Ainsa to Vio on the first day of the retreat, and from Vio to Barbastro on the last day.
-Yoga retreats are undertaken in a toxin-free environment with no tobacco or alcohol.
Everyday from the end of the evening Satsang up until before lunch the following morning, we cultivate joyful silence in the house. This deep silence is very healing for calming the mind and being in peace with ourselves, allowing us to deeply listen to ourselves. We will have a restful sleep and the next day we will enjoy the silence with mental clarity during our asana practice, meditation and other activities. Breakfast will be taken mindfully and in silence. By participating in this period of joyful silence we will be supporting each other in our practice.
Throughout the afternoon we will enjoy conscious speaking and deep listening, which will allow us to get to know each other in a more authentic way.
Rates per person:
The retreat has two rates:
- One rate to Casa Cuadrau, which includes full board accommodation and meditative walks. The prices vary depending on the type of accommodation (description below).
- One rate for all the teachings and activities led by Boris Georgiev and Renée Sunbird.
The rate is 300 euros per person.*
*Payment of the teachings rate for Boris and Renee will be done at the end of the retreat directly to Boris and Renée (by cash or paypal).
Casa Cuadrau Rates
|Types of accommodation||Price per person|
|Shared dormitory||560 €|
|Chandra double occupancy||750 €|
|Chandra single occupancy||910 €|
|Surya double occupancy||780 €|
|Surya single occupancy||945 €|
|Suite Brahmanda double occupancy||915 €|
|Bhumi double occupancy||750 €|
|Bhumi single occupancy||910 €|
|Without accommodation||470 €|
*It includes all the retreat activities and meals. Staying in another guest house.
The rate of Casa Cuadrau are per person and include:
✔️ All meals made with love in our vegetarian kitchen (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
✔️ 6 nights of accommodation (except the "without accommodation option").
✔️ 1 Guided meditative walks with Daniel Benito.
✔️ 1 longer meditative hike of half day with Daniel Benito, mountain guide.
✔️ All taxes, public liability and accident insurance for activities: hiking and yoga.
Discounts for Casa Cuadrau Rates
-10% if you have already come to one of our retreats.
-10% on your 2nd retreat if attending two consecutive retreats.
-7% if you come with a group of 4 or more people.
The teachings and activities led by Boris and Renée include:
✔️ Daily meditation sessions.
✔️ Daily ashtanga yoga clases with Boris.
✔️ 3 Acro Yoga classes with Boris and Renée.
✔️ 2 philosophy workshops with Renée.
✔️ 2 Natural movement & ashtanga workshops with Boris.
✔️ 2 Kirtan sessions with Boris and Renée.
✔️ 1 Concert with Renée Sunbird.
✔️ One relaxation session.