Connecting with the 5 elements and exploring the movement.
Special retreat with Carme Torrent and Daniel Benito.
Find serenity, spaciousness and silence. Within that space we can enter into the exploration of the movements in nature and in you.
We will enjoy an integral practice of movement that will help us to develop the presence and to cultivate connections among the body-mind-environment. Listening with real sensitivity and opening all our senses and pores of our skin.
Duration of the retreat
The retreat starts on Wednesday, September 11th at 15:30h. There will be a welcome, a yoga class, an introduction and opening. The retreat finishes on Sunday, September 15th at 14:30h, after lunch.
“As the movement begins in the body, then the stagnant movement comes to the surface with the breath. ¿How to give space? if the body door opens, the light quickly enters as the wind, silence enters as the forest, the heat of the fire of the stars, the movement like the mountain, ... and then, that stagnation changes itself, we do not change it, it chooses to change by itself ".
- Akinobu Kishi
Life is movement. No matter how small or slow, this constant and continuous vibration is present in every cell that forms part of the Universe. So the Universe breathing is also present in our bodies. Looking deeply this movement, a beautiful dance in itself, arises the same awe that in a child watching the sky.
If we are able to see in the Water of the river, its ability to flow towards the abundance of the ocean, we will learn how to flow towards that same abundance, and let ourselves be carried along with spontaneity.
If we let the Wind of the mountains go through us and purify our bodies and minds, we will learn how to travel down the path of life more lightly, letting go of everything that we carry and that we don’t need anymore. We will also develop our capacity to relate with the enviroment and get more clarity for right discrimination.
If we open up to the Sun and his Fire, we will notice that this light and warmth are already in our heart. Connecting with our expression capacity
If we open up and become dissolved with the Space, we will learn to connect with the LIFE and spirit that is in the elements of nature and within us.
Aplicamos los principios de yoga a todo lo que hacemos. Te invitamos a practicar Karma Yoga ayudándonos en tareas simples de la casa como lavar y secar los platos, traer agua de la fuente, etc.
In this practice, the asanas are special moments in which we sense the tranquility that lies at the heart of all life. Time between the asana practice is dedicated to meditation allowing us space to familiarise ourselves with our body’s natural absorption and vibrational state that arises unexpectedly during these moments.
We will explore the body just as it is in each moment – any areas where we feel emptiness, tension or reaction. Allowing deep listening to become the guiding principle, without expecting anything in return.
During the meditative walks we connect with our internal nature, as well as with our external surroundings, allowing our perception of nature to flow through all our senses, including those we may not even be aware of. Perceptions and sensations flowing from inside to outside and visaversa.
Our breath and its modifications, sensations and bodily reactions, the organic movement that the body creates and the perception of the environment through all of our senses are some of the elements that allow us to re-learn to walk, experiencing the integration of the body, mind and all life.
Walking in silence we can find a natural state of calmness and harmony within ourselves and with everything around us. In this state our minds can experience a deep sense of rest.
There will be 2 longer excursions in Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.
About the facilitators
Carme studied and worked in architecture.
In the Dance/ Movement field, an important part of her experience comes from the Body Weather Laboratory, a dance practice developed by the Japanese dancer Min Tanaka, with whom she studied directly in Japan for some years and has collaborated several times.
She has also been developing a way of exploring and listening to the tactile capacity of the body through the regular practice of seitai (Katsugen-undo and yuki) and trainings in shiatsu and movement with Akinobu Kishi (Seiki).
She was touched by the non-dual traditional teachings, and deepens her understanding with the help of Eric Baret in the practice yoga Kashmir Shaivism.
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.
-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
|Types of accommodation||Price per person|
|Shared dormitory||495 €|
|Chandra double occupancy||670 €|
|Chandra single occupancy||775 €|
|Surya double occupancy||690 €|
|Surya single occupancy||800 €|
|Suite Brahmanda double occupancy||785 €|
|Bhumi double occupancy||670 €|
|Bhumi single occupancy||775 €|
|Without accommodation||470 €|
*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/ movement classes with Carme Torrent.
✔️ 2 special workshops on movement & 5 elements.
✔️ Guided meditative hikes with movement exercises in nature.
✔️ 1 longer meditative hike of half day in Ordesa National Park.
✔️ All taxes, public liability and accident insurance for activities: hiking and yoga.
* These rates do not include transportation.
-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.