Special retreat with Carme Torrent and Lean Sancholuz.
Come for a few days to find serenity, spaciousness and silence. We can go into the exploration of the movements in nature and in yourself.
We will enjoy a holistic movement practice that helps us to develop presence and cultivate the body-mind-environment connection. It can also be understood as a dynamic meditation in which we develop listening in a global way, with the senses and the pores of the skin open, and with sensitivity.
During these days we will practice daily:
“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
All meals made with love in our vegetarian kitchen.
5 nights of accommodation (except the 'without accommodation option').
4 guided meditation sessions.
5 movement / yoga sessions
1 deep relaxation session.
3 guided meditative hikes.
2 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.
Daily circumstances are full of wonder if one encounters the serenity to observe them in silence. And being conscious that we a part of something bigger, maybe infinite is mind blowing.
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 learn to connect with the Earth, her stability, firmness and confidence, we will feel more confidence in ourselves.
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.
Yoga classes are for all levels of practice. The sesiones are based on principles of Kashmir Yoga.
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.
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.
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.
DATES: August 31 – Sept 5, 2021
LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
The retreat starts on Tuesday, August 31st at 16h.
There will be an introduction and yoga class, followed by dinner and a meditation.
The retreat finishes on Sunday, September 5th 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||730€|
|Shared attic (double)||760€|
|Chandra double occupancy||840€|
|Chandra single occupancy||975€|
|Bhumi double occupancy||840€|
|Bhumi single occupancy||975€|
|Surya double occupancy||875€|
|Surya single occupancy||1.008€|