Yoga, Hiking & Qi Gong Retreat

Yoga, Hiking & Qi Gong Retreat

Come to feel the nature and move with it. A retreat designed so that you can let go of the stress, recover your body awareness, your breathing and your inner rhythm.

Enjoy a very complete retreat to:

✔️ Listen deeply to yourself.
✔️ Learn and/ or deepen the practices of yoga, qi gong and meditation to incorporate them into your daily life.
✔️ Immerse yourself in the wild nature of the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park.

 

Duration of the retreat

The retreat starts on May 20th at 16h. There will be an introduction followed by a dinner and an opening. The retreat finishes on 24th , at 13h after lunch.

 

The retreat includes:

✔️ All meals made with love in our vegetarian kitchen (breakfast, lunch, dinner). 
✔️ 5 nights of accommodation (except the "without accommodation option").
✔️  5 guided meditation sessions.
✔️  5 qi gong classes in nature.
✔️  3 yoga and movement classes.
✔️  1 tea ceremony.
✔️  3 satsangs.
✔️  1 deep relaxation session.
✔️  3 guided meditative hikes.
✔️  1 longer meditative hikes of half day. If the weather allows it, one of them with snowshoes.
✔️  All taxes, public liability and accident insurance for activities: hiking and yoga.

* These rates do not include

 

Activities description

Qi Gong is movement, breathing and concentration. Qi Gong is to flow and movement is the meditation.

The grace developed in the practice is simply a reflection of the true nature of the human heart, full of compassion.

This practice purifies the meridians, strengthens the spine and develops healthier muscles. It is during relaxation in the movement, and not in the effort, that the muscles are strengthen.

Qi Gong is a practice that stimulates the amount of vital energy in the body and facilitates its free circulation. It allows us to structure our body in rooting, stability and fluidity, and cultivates unity and integration.

During Qi Gong practices in nature we will start with exercises to restore calm and prepare the body. Then we will do conscious breathing exercises and stretching. After this we will continue with “the forms” or series of connected movements to cultivate a certain theme, for example, the heart and the fire element and its qualities in us.


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.

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.

2 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.

A moment of silence to connect with nature, with yourself and with the group. Sharing a bowl of "living tea" we deepen all the richness that dwells in "the way of tea" (Cha Dao).

We give ourselves the opportunity to make from something ordinary something extraordinary and full of meaning.

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.

Claudie Escale

Claudie is a Qi Gong teacher trained and graduated in "Les temps du corps" in Paris, the National School of Qi Gong in Beidahe (China) and in the FEQGAE (European Federation of Qi Gong and Energy Arts).

She continues to train regularly doing internships with different teachers and masters of Qi Gong, such as Ke Wen, Liu Fa Fei, Zhang Guangde, Zhang Jian, Liu Dong, Liu He Bruno Lazzari, Alain Baudet, Tsultim Karma Namdak, Master Li Jun Feng, Li Yuan Li, Wang Zi Li among others. Se also has participated in a teacher training with the teacher Li Jun Feng and in retreats with Shaolin monks.

Since 2004 she is continuously offering workshops in the Pyrenees and in the Himalayas (Népal), because she is a lover of the mountains and nature. 

 

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 550 €
Chandra double occupancy 700 €
Chandra single occupancy 815 €
Surya double occupancy 740 €
Surya single occupancy 855 €
Without accommodation* 535 €

 

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

Discounts

-10% if you have already come to one of our retreats.
-7% if you come with a group of 4 or more people.

 

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