August 8 - 14, 2021

Forest bathing: Yoga, Meditation and Hiking

Yoga, Meditation & Hiking Retreat.

Allow yourself to stop and relax in the nature. Immerse yourself in it, listen to it and feel it with every pore of your skin. With a forest bath you can recover your energy, connect with the natural rhythms and your inner voice.

  •     Recover your vitality with simple practices that can transform your daily life.
  •     Reconnect with nature and its cycles.
  •     Enjoy the natural movement, breathing in and out and simply being in nature.

  

In the 80’s the term shinrin-yoku emerged in Japan, to give an ecological alternative after the exhaustion of the technological boom and to bring people closer to nature again. This term can be translated as Forest Bath. 

In the 1990’s, science began to investigate the physiological benefits of this practice. To name a few:

  •     lowering blood pressure
  •     lowering cortisol levels
  •     improving concentration and memory
  •     it was also discovered that a chemical released by trees and plants, called phytoncide, stimulates the immune system.
  •     and that the benefits are evident even several hours after exposure to trees, the sky, birdsong ….

We believe that the benefits are not only evident a few hours later, but for days and months. In our retreats, it is one of the fundamental practices. 

 

Who is this retreat for?

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

During these days we will practice daily:

  •     yoga asanas
  •     pranayama
  •     meditation
  •     forest baths and meditative trekking
  •     mindfulness techniques

 

RATES INCLUDE

All meals made with love in our vegetarian kitchen.

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

5 guided meditation sessions.

6 yoga and movement classes.

2 satsangs.

1 tea ceremony.

4 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.

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: August 8 – 14, 2021.

LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

DURATION

The retreat starts on Sunday, August 8th at 16h. There will be an introduction, yoga class and opening, followed by a dinner and a meditation.
The retreat finishes on Saturday, August 14th at 13h, after brunch.

FACILITATORS

Katya Rios Chavez Kalyani Casa Cuadrau

KATYA RÍOS
Yoga and Meditation

Daniel Benito

DANIEL BENITO
Mountain Guide and Meditation

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 830 €
Shared attic (double) 870 €
Chandra double occupancy 957 €
Chandra single occupancy 1.120 €
Bhumi double occupancy 957 €
Bhumi single occupancy 1.120 €
Surya double occupancy 1.008 €
Surya single occupancy 1.170 €
Without accommodation* 690 €
*Without accommodation: it includes all the retreat activities and meals. Staying in another guest house.

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