Autumn is a magical time in nature. It is the moment where everything is dying, but “death” is nothing more than a transformation of what will be a new sprout in the spring.
Death is a concept associated with life in many cultures. Death and life inhabit all bodies. Each exhalation is a small death and each inhalation a rebirth.
We will celebrate the Day of the Dead, like in Mexico (honoring Katya’s background), where we can give ourselves a space to look within. A time to honor and be grateful about our ancestors of blood and ancestors of spirit, recognizing that this lineage is present in us and we are present in them.
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:
All meals made with love in our vegetarian kitchen.
4 nights of accommodation (except the 'without accommodation option').
3 guided meditation sessions.
3 yoga and movement classes.
1 tea ceremony.
2 guided meditative hikes.
1 meditative long hike of half day in Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.
All taxes, public liability and accident insurance for activities: hiking and yoga.
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 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.
One day 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 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.
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.
6:30 Wake up
9:00 Meditative hike
14:00 Free time
17:00 Yoga class
DATES: October 28th – November 1st, 2022.
LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
The retreat starts on Friday, October 28th, at 16h. There will be an introduction and opening, followed by a dinner and a meditation.
The retreat finishes on Tuesday, November 1st at 12h, after brunch.
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||565€|
|Attic double occupancy||595€|
|Attic single occupancy||675€|
|Chandra double occupancy||655€|
|Chandra single occupancy||760€|
|Bhumi double occupancy||655€|
|Bhumi single occupancy||760€|
|Surya double occupancy||680€|
|Surya single occupancy||790€|