Learning Love: Yoga, Art & Nature with your family

Learning Love: Yoga, Art & Nature with your family

If as parents we love, take care and understand each other, our children will naturally know how to love. The most precious legacy that we can offer to our children is our own happiness.

Enjoy with your family a week in close and joyful connection with nature and yoga principles.

Duration of the retreat

The retreat starts on Wednesday, July 22nd at 17h. There will be an introduction and opening, followed by a dinner and a meditation. The retreat finishes on Tuesday, July 28th  at 13h, after lunch.

 

A Summer holiday program designed for families of all ages, with different activities such as:

✔️ Hiking and nature interpretation with time to swim in the river,
✔️ Sessions of yoga for children, yoga for adults and yoga for families,
✔️ Fun activities on acrobatics, music, games, etc,
✔️ Creative activities,
✔️ Introduction to concentration techniques and to meditative practices with great value for children and adults,
✔️ Sharing circles, to promote open communication and to foster a sense of community and support amongst the group.

 

 

Where?

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.

“The retreat was an awesome experience for us. We came to Casa Cuadrau looking for a place where we could share more with our little ones (2 and 3 years old) of what Yoga means for us. What we found is an amazing place, with beautiful nature and energy. Katya / Dani & Team gave everything to make every moment a great experience to enjoy and develop ourselves. Looking forward to the next one!”
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Lua, Ana, Alan & Mauricio 

 

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.

*All our activities are optional, but we encourage the participantes to attend all the program to get the whole experience of the retreat, with all its benefits.

5 year old children or younger ones, should be with an adult of their family in all children activities.

Language: English

ACTIVITIES DESCRIPTION

For adults

Yoga classes are for all levels of practice. The sessions combine Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga principles, as well as movement and mobility exercises.

There is one yoga class per day. The morning sessions are usually are more dynamic and  after the long meditative hikes there are gentle yoga classes.

Yoga classes are progressive, variations for different levels of practice and particular limitations are always offered.

For children

Classes combined games and exercises in which we explore natural movement from animals and nature, yoga postures and concentration techniques.

For families

Designed for all family members, so we can play yoga together.  

We will have shorter and logre walks with mountain guides. During the walks there will be nature interpretation, and we will also learn how people used to live long time ago in this villages and about animal and plant life around us.

During the longer excursions, we will have picnic in nature and time to swim by the river.

Early mornings, there will be time for meditation for adults and self-practice. Children will walk up according to their natural rhythms. Before breakfast and some afternoons, all family members will learn and practice concentration and contemplation techniques. 
 We will have special workshops along the week. They will vary depending on the group. They can include art, music, movement, cooking, etc.  
Karma= action Yoga= integration.
We will learn bring awareness into everything we do, giving our best wholeheartedly in each present moment. Little and big ones will collaborate with easy tasks (garden, drying dishes, sweeping, fetching water from the spring, etc.) to cultivate a sense of responsibility and cooperation.  
 

 

 

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

Katya Rios found in Yoga a way of life, a system for self exploration providing her with constant support on her path. When she arrived in Vio she rediscovered her love and devotion for nature, aswell as a path on which she can continuously learn from her and be in tune with her.

In January 2009 she got her teachers’ training certificate from the International Sivananda Vedanta Organization and later, after having spent 3 years working in the yoga centers and ashrams of same organization in Buenos Aires, Toronto and Quebec, she took an advanced teacher training course in India (500 RYT).

In early 2014 Katya underwent further asana training with Bharath Shetty and got a 500 RYT teaching certification (Hatha-Yoga, Vinyasa and Therapeutic Yoga), she continues deepening in yoga asanas with Boris Georgiev and Bharath Shetty. She also studies philosophy with James Boag, meditation and mindfulness from Thich Nhat Hanh teachings and Open Dharma.

Katya enjoys teaching beginners and seniors, offering classes for all levels, in which each of them can feel confortable practicing at their rhythm and condition.

Katya also loves teaching Yoga to kids in a holistic way (yoga asanas, telling stories, games, handicrafts, basics of yoga philosophy and universal values.) She was the director assistant and activities facilitator for Yoga Kid’s Camp in Val-Morin, Canada.

Daniel Benito Po is the Director of Casa Cuadrau. Dani is a yoga and meditation instructor and mountain guide, as well as an ecological builder. From a young age Dani felt deeply connected to the mountains and it was in the Pyrenees and the Himalayans where he discovered hiking to be a powerful meditation practice and a way of deepening his connection with nature. Having studied technical architecture in Barcelona, Dani worked in the construction and theatre industries, and also as a yoga instructor.

He was introduced to Butoh Dance, Body Weather and other movement-based practices under the guidance of Carme Torrent and Andrés Corchero, among other teachers. Following several consecutive trips to India, he completed his yoga teacher training with Bharat Shetty (RYT 500). Dani’s meditation practice is based on Buddhist teachings received from Tich Nath Han (Zen) and S.N. Goenka (Vipassana). He has also developed his own open meditation practice with Open Dharma.

In 2009, Dani moved to Vió to realise the dream he had been harbouring since 2006 of rebuilding and restoring a traditional Pyrenean building and turning it into a Yoga, Art and Nature retreat centre. A place where the practices he is passionate about can be shared.

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation is in dormitories for 6 persons each, where families will share the space with other families. The major benefit for families of sharing a dormitory is that you can come to the retreat at a significantly reduced cost.

We also have private rooms available  for 3 or 4 people.

*If there was no more availability in Casa Cuadrau, there is also the possibility of staying in a room of another guest house nearby.

Check about our different types of accommodation.

Link: 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.

Link: What to bring to the retreat?

What not to bring: all our yoga retreats are undertaken in a toxin-free environment with no tobacco or alcohol.

All meals are prepared with love and care. The food is, as much as possible, organic, local and seasonal, following a vegetarian diet. The balanced, healthy and delicious meals are children and adult friendly.

Everyday from the end of the last activity up until after breakfast of 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. By participating in this period of joyful silence we will be supporting each other in our practice.

You will be amazed of how children enjoy very much the silent time.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For further information, availability and rates, please contact us at info@casacuadrau.org

 

 

 

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