August 25-30, 2020

Yoga & Movement: Connecting with 5 Elements from Nature

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.

 

RESILIENT RESPONSE: RATES ACCORDING TO YOUR POSSIBILITIES

We have decided to change the remuneration formula for all our retreats. Now the retreat rates include only full board accommodation, taxes and accident and liability insurance. Teachings and activities are offered on donation basis. In this way we make the experience more accessible for those who are in a more delicate financial situation. This is a great opportunity to cultivate generosity and trust.

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

RATES INCLUDE

All meals made with love in our vegetarian kitchen.

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

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

ACTIVITIES AND TEACHINGS  OFFERED ON DONATION BASIS

4 guided meditation sessions.

5 movement / yoga sessions

1 satsangs.

1 tea ceremony.

1 deep relaxation session.

3 guided meditative hikes.

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

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Horario Casa Cuadrau Retiros Yoga y Senderismo 2020 6D

ACTIVITIES

Movement

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.

Connecting with the 5 Elements

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 Asanas

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.

Meditative Hiking

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

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.

Joyful Silence

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 25-30, 2020

FULL BOARD ACCOMMODATION: from 395€

ACTIVITIES: by donation

LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

DURATION

The retreat starts on Tuesday, August 25th at 16h.
There will be an introduction and yoga class, followed by dinner and a meditation.
The retreat finishes on Sunday, August 30th at 12h, after brunch.

FACILITATORS

Carme Torrent

CARME TORRENT
Movement, yoga facilitator and dances

Daniel Benito

DANIEL BENITO
Mountain Guide and Meditation

FULL BOARD ACCOMMODATION RATES

Note: these rates do not include the activities and teachings offered.
Types of accommodation Rates per person
Shared dorm (3-5 p.) 395 €
Shared attic (double) 420 €
Chandra double occupancy 510 €
Bhumi double occupancy 510 €
Bhumi single occupancy 650 €
Surya double occupancy 560 €
Without accommodation* 290 €
*Shared dorm is from 3 to 5 people depending on whether they are living together of they are a group that come together.
*Without accommodation: it includes all the retreat activities and meals. Staying in another guest house.

DONATIONS 

All the activities of our retreats are offered on donation basis, it does not mean that they are free. Our dedication needs to be compensated to continue doing this work.

HOW MUCH AND HOW TO DONATE?

At the end of your stay you will be able to value what you received and offer a donation, in cash or credit card, according to your possibilities.

We like this idea because it makes it accessible to more people and according to each person’s possibilities. It also allows those in a more favorable situation to help those in a more difficult situation.

Given that “the donation” can cause confusion, we indicate some suggestions for you:

  •   Benefactor: 500 € or more
  •   Sponsor: 400 €
  •   Standard: 300 €
  •   Reduced: 200 €
  •   Super reduced: 150 €

Your donation will allow us to keep this project alive.  More important than the amount you donate, is the intention with which you do it.

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