Summer holiday program for parents and children of all ages.
From July 23rd to 29th, 2018.
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.
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.
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.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE FAMILY HOLIDAYS’ PROGRAM?
- Daily adults and teens Yoga- asanas classes
- Daily kids Yoga-asana & games sessions (English & Spanish)
- Yoga, art or nature family workshops (acroyoga, dance, etc)
- Meditation sessions for adults and shorter sessions with some concentration techniques for kids and teens.
- Fun mindful hiking excursions with nature interpretation.
- Time to swim in the river and picnic in nature.
- Art & crafts workshops for kids.
- Games that promote cooperation and friendship.
- Satsang, music and chanting.
- Sharing circles, to promote open communication and to foster a sense of community and support amongst the group.
- Karma Yoga; acting mindfully, giving our best wholeheartedly. Little and big ones will help with easy tasks (drying dishes, sweeping, bringing water from the spring, gardening, etc) to cultivate the sense of responsibility and collaboration.
* 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.
Language: English (with Spanish translation in some activities if need)
FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION
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.
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.
Everyday from the end of the last activity up until after the walk in nature 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.
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.
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.