August 30 - Sept 4, 2022

Return to Freedom: Movement, Yoga & Hiking

Movement, Yoga, Meditation & Hiking Retreat.

“Happiness is impossible without freedom

– Thích Nhất Hạnh

Special retreat with Carme Torrent and Lean Sancholuz.

Just think how much attachment do you have towards projects, desires, worries, fears, regrets. 

Get some days of “retreat” from your busy life to take perspective. Live the present moment with freedom, and make space in your life for what really matters to you. 

✔️ Let go the exhaustion and stress by connecting with yourself through ancient practices.

✔️ Walk silently in a paradise of calm, surrounded by natural beauty. 

✔️ Explore movement, yoga and meditation daily and become more aware of yourself at each present moment and let go tightness and bondage.

 

During these days we will practice daily:

  •     movement sessions in nature
  •     meditative hiking
  •     yoga asana sessions
  •     meditation
  •     movement techniques such as Body Weather, Katsugen Undo, Yuki, among others.

“With no doubt dance is an expression concerned with what it is to be human. And it is aspires to be a means available within the institution of the history of the earth and of life.”.

– Min Tanaka

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 movement / yoga sessions

1 satsangs.

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.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

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.

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 30 – Sept 4, 2021

LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

DURATION

The retreat starts on Tuesday, August 3oth at 16h.
There will be an introduction and yoga class, followed by dinner and a meditation.
The retreat finishes on Sunday, September 4th at 13h, after brunch.

FACILITATORS

Carme Torrent

CARME TORRENT
Movement, yoga facilitator and dances

Lean Sancholuz | Equipo Casa Cuadrau

LEAN SANCHOLUZ
Mountain Guide 

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€
Attic double occupancy 760€
Attic single occupancy 850€
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€
Without accommodation* 615€
*Without accommodation: it includes all the retreat activities and meals. Staying in another guest house.

 

BRING A FRIEND DISCOUNT

Bring a friend and you both get 8% discount for sharing the accommodation.

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