Labour Day Long Weekend Retreat: Yoga, Hiking and Wild Plants

Labour Day Long Weekend Retreat: Yoga, Hiking and Wild Plants

Yoga, Meditation, Hiking and Wild Plants Collection Retreat.

 

✔️Take a break, breathe and reconnect with nature.
✔️Restore your energy and rejuvenate yourself, by experiencing the principles of yoga.
✔️Learn in a special workshop about wild plants, how to collect them, and their medicinal and edible uses.

 

Duration of the retreat

The retreat starts on May 1st at 15:30h. There will be a welcome, a yoga class, an introduction and opening. The retreat finishes on Sunday May 5th, at 14:30h, after lunch.

 

Activities description

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.

The workshop will consist of 2 parts:
1. Guided walk to learn to recognize wild plants of medicinal and edible use within in the area.

During the walk, we will identify and classify the plants with medicinal and gastronomic properties.

We will also learn curiosities about the different uses and forms of elaboration.

We will have a basic guide for its collection, depending on the plant to be collected an its type. The influence of the moon in the harvesting seasons. And basic drying techniques, conservation and / or work methodologies to obtain its active principle.

2. Cooking time, preparing some recipes with wild plants. We will learn ways to use plants from our environment, in a fresh state, to prepare cooked dishes, salads, macerated, juices, desserts, etc ... and ways to conserve vegetables.

Meditative walks and hikes are esencial practices in our retreats. They are very simple and accesible for everyone. They help us to understand, through experience, our deep connection with nature.
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.

There will be a daily 90 minute meditative walk in nature, opening the senses and developing mindfulness.

Two days 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.  

Everyday there will be guided meditation sessions, in the morning and before going to sleep. The best way to start and finish the day.

We practice simple techniques that are easy to carry on at home. We use universal elements to all of us as concentration objects, such as the breath, the body sensations, sounds, etc.

In Sanskrit, Sat means truth and Sang means group or community.

Satsang is a gathering to share our concerns, questions, and our deepest insights. It is also a time to meditate together, contemplate nature and sing meditative songs or mantras.

Karma Yoga is Yoga in action = finding skillfulness and integration in any action.

We bring the principles of Yoga in everything we do. We invite you to practice Karma Yoga by helping us with simple tasks of the house as fetching water from the fountain, chopping vegetables, drying dishes, etc.

 

 

Experience level

✔️ Beginner
✔️ Intermediate
✔️ Advanced

 

About the facilitators

 

Katya Ríos

Katya found in yoga a way of life, a system for self-exploration, providing her with constant support on her path. Currently she continues to deepen her practice with teachers such as Matthew Sweeney, Boris Georgiev, James Boag among others. In early 2014 Katya underwent further asana training with Bharath Shetty and got a 500 RYT teaching certification (Hatha yoga, Vinyasa, and Therapeutic yoga). In 2009, she got her teachers’ training certificate from the International Sivananda Vedanta Organization. Later, after having spent three years working in yoga centers and ashrams from the same organization in Buenos Aires, Toronto, and Quebec, she took an advanced teacher training course in India (500 RYT).

Daniel Benito Po

Co-director of Casa Cuadrau, Dani is a yoga, meditation, and meditative hiking instructor and an ecological builder. 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. Having studied technical architecture in Barcelona, Dani worked in the construction and theater industries, and also as a yoga instructor.


Antares Sanchez Lardies, is graduated in Agricultural Technical Engineering. She is a producer of Herbal Tea Plants and Condiments, with organic certificate.

Antares has been working at La Huerta de Aceibar since 2008, with the goal of promoting the use of medicinal plants, not only for the treatment of body ailments, but also as way to promote health and environment care.

Important Information

-Discover our different types of accommodation.

-Learn more about 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.

-What to bring to the retreat?

-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

 

Types of accommodation Price per person
Shared dormitory 575 €
Chandra double occupancy 700 €
Chandra single occupancy 810 €
Surya double occupancy 720 €
Surya single occupancy 830 €
Suite Brahmanda double occupancy 810 €
Bhumi double occupancy 700 €
Bhumi single occupancy 810 €
Without accommodation 530 €

*It includes all the retreat activities and meals. Staying in another guest house.

The price are per person and include:

✔️ All meals made with love in our vegetarian kitchen (breakfast, lunch, dinner). 
✔️ 4 nights of accommodation (except the "without accommodation option").
✔️  Guided meditation sessions.
✔️  Daily yoga and movement classes.
✔️  Satsangs.
✔️  A deep relaxation session.
✔️  Guided meditative hikes.
✔️  1 longer meditative hike of half day.
✔️  All taxes, public liability and accident insurance for activities: hiking and yoga.

 

* These rates do not include transportation.

Discounts

-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.

 

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