December 3 - 8, 2021

The Art of Cooking: Yoga, Cooking and Hiking

Yoga, Cooking, Meditation & Hiking Retreat.

Awaken your sensitivity and your connection with nature, with your body and with food. A retreat designed to savour the present moment in all activities that you can do meditatively: moving, breathing, cooking, eating, hiking in the mountains, …

This retreat is an opportunity to deeper into The Art of Cooking with awareness and love. We will elaborete very special vegetarian dishes by the hands of Anna Carboneras. New creations and the discovery of flavors makes us pay more attention, enjoy moment by moment.

Give yourself a few days of:

  • Mindfulness and creativity to cook healthy as well as delicious dishes,
  • Practice of yoga and meditation to bring both into every aspect of your life,
  • Contemplation of the wild nature by breathing work, movement, hikes, snowshoeing, etc. to feel part of it.

 

Who is this retreat for?

For everyone, regardless of physical condition, level of practice or age. Because yoga practice is for everyone. 

During these days we will practice daily:

  •     yoga asanas
  •     pranayama
  •     meditation
  •     meditative hiking
  •     mindfulness techniques

RATES INCLUDE

All meals made with love in our vegetarian kitchen.

5 nights of accommodation (except the 'without accommodation option').

4 guided meditation sessions.

5 yoga and movement classes.

2 satsangs.

2 cooking workshops.

1 tea ceremony.

3 guided meditative hikes.

2 meditative long hikes of half day in Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.

All taxes, public liability and accident insurance for activities: hiking and yoga.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

ACTIVITIES

Yoga & Movement Classes

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 classes are usually dynamic, except 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 Hiking

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.

Meditation

Everyday there will be guided meditation sessions, in the morning and some nights 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.

Workshops ``The art of cooking``

Cooking and eating are also an opportunity to practice meditation and to cultivate loving presence. The state of your mind and your heart when cooking will permeate the food you prepare. Eating is not only nourishing the body but also the mind and heart.

In the 2 cooking workshops with Anna Carboneras we will learn that cooking can be an exploration of creativity as well as a meditative practice. Anna will share tips to give simple daily life meals some poetic touches, transforming the ordinary into extraordinary.

Vegetarian cuisine can be easy and we can adapt it to our palate. You don’t have to use an endless amount of exotic products to eat well. Around us, we have very good quality ingredients, typical of our cuisine that can easily pleased everyone.

Therefore, we will cook as much as possible with ecological, local and seasonal food.

Tea Ceremony

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.

Satsang

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

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.

DATES: December 3rd – 8th, 2021.

LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

DURATION

The retreat starts on Friday, December 3rd, at 16h. There will be an introduction and opening, followed by dinner.
The retreat finishes on Wednesday, December 8th at 13h, after brunch at 13h.

FACILITATORS

Katya Rios Chavez Kalyani Casa Cuadrau

KATYA RÍOS
Yoga and Meditation

Daniel Benito

DANIEL BENITO
Mountain Guide and Meditation

ANNA CARBONERAS
Cooking Workshops

PRICES, DONATIONS AND GRANTS

We want our programmes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial situation.

The published rates correspond to the basic/standard retreat prices. If you are in a difficult financial situation and require financial help to attend this programme, you can find here two support options we are offering. You can select one when you make your booking.

At the end of the retreat we will open a space for donations. With your generosity you are supporting Casa Cuadrau (cooperative of social interest) and its team. You are also enabling other fellow practitioners, who are in a more difficult financial situation, to attend our programmes.

RATES PER PERSON

Types of accommodation Rates per person
Standard shared dormitory 770€
Shared attic (double) 800€
Chandra double occupancy 885€
Chandra single occupancy 1025€
Bhumi double occupancy 885€
Bhumi single occupancy 1025€
Surya double occupancy 925€
Surya single occupancy 1.050€
Without accommodation* 655€
*Without accommodation: it includes all the retreat activities and meals. Staying in another guest house.

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