September 20 - 24, 2024.

Autumn Equinox - Coming back to the roots: Yoga, Art & Hiking

Late Summer celebration with a Yoga, Art & Hiking Retreat

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
-Lao Tzu

Resilient trees need space to develop their roots in order to grow solid and strong, and to survive the most violent storms. Similarly, we need to create space and silence to connect with our deepest roots and with the earth element. By rooting ourselves, we can weather the storms and strong winds that may come our way.

Late summer is a most appropriate time to connect with the earth element to honor that which provides us with food, support, sustenance and stability. The earth is the fundamental structure in Nature, as in ourselves, which provides energy. This element connects us with ourselves. At this time of the year, Mother Earth has already produced, transformed and generously provided her fruits to nourish us.

In this retreat you will:
  • return to earth and to your own center so to find rest
  • nourish your roots, finding new resilience and strength through a wellness routine
  • connect with your strength and creative power, through silence, movement and ancestral practices of yoga and meditation, cultivating balance and flexibility in body and mind

Who is this retreat for?

All welcome, regardless of your physical condition, level of practice or age. Because yoga practice is for everyone.

During the retreat, you will have the opportunity to experience the following on a daily basis:
  • yoga asanas (postures and movements)
  • pranayama (breathing exercises)
  • meditation (concentration and attention techniques)
  • meditative hiking (meditative walking)
  • art & creativity session
  • meditative movement and somatic movement

Rates include

All meals made with love in our vegetarian kitchen.
4 Nights of accommodation.
Guided meditations.
3 Yoga and movement sessions.
1 Tea ceremony.
1 Satsang.
1 Movement session.
1 Yin Yoga class.
1 Art & Creativity session.
2 Meditative hikes in nature.
1 long half-day excursions in the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.
All taxes, public liability and accident insurance for activities: hiking and yoga.

Not included

Transportation
Rates per person on a scale by room type

We propose a sliding scale, where contributions vary, according to the economic possibilities of each person. They are based on trust, solidarity and reciprocity. More information in the SLIDING SCALE tab.

Rates per person
Type of accommodationAssistedStandardGenerous
Without accommodation455 €540 €625 €
Shared bedroom530 €625 €720 €
Double room with shared bathroom- 675 €770 €
Single room with shared bathroom-740 €835 €
Double room with bathroom-760 €855 €
Single room with bathroom-887 €985 €
Double room with daybed and bathroom-780 € 875 €
Single room with daybed and bathroom-900 €995 €
Suite with terrace for double occupancy -800 €895 €
Suite with terrace for single occupancy-960 €1055 €

To reserve, you will only have to make a payment of 200 euros as a deposit.

SEE THE ROOMS

Casa Cuadrau is a Cooperative Society of Social Interest.

We want our programs to be accessible to the greatest number of people, regardless of their economic situation.

This is why we put forward a sliding scale contribution system, to adapt to the economic capabilities of each person. The sliding scale is based on trust, solidarity and reciprocity.

Rates vary depending on the type of accommodation. There is a minimum price (assisted rate*), a standard price and a maximum (generous rate).

Minimum prices are available for the shared dorms or for the “no accommodation” options (if you stay in your van).

Please consider paying the highest rate you can afford, to support others in a more difficult financial situation. You will also be supporting Casa Cuadrau to continue renewing its facilities.

To reserve, you will only have to make a payment of 200 euros as a deposit.
You can make the remaining payment at the end of the retreat by credit card or cash.

Remember that you can also make a donation here.

*If you cannot afford any of these fees, consider applying for a Karma Yoga/Volunteer program (minimum stays are of 8 weeks).

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.

Activities

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 hike there is a yin yoga class.

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 2 hourmeditative walk in nature, opening the senses and developing mindfulness.

A 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.

Somatic movement

Somatic movement helps us relax muscle tension and soothe our nervous system in a safe, effective, subtle and profound way.
The practice involves bringing attention to the body from within, connecting with the earth that lives in us.

Art & Creativity 

During the retreat we will a session to awaken our creativity being inspired from the connection with nature and with ourselves.

During the retreat will explore art through dance/movement, painting and writing, to name a few proposals. It will be a time to experience and feel, and thus allow us to get to know ourselves better.

Through silence, calmness and the awakening of our senses it gets easier to connect with our creative power. In some of us this power is forgotten, asleep. We just need space, practice and care to cultivate it.

These activities are intended to connect us with our listening skills and our intuition, so we can let emerge what we carry inside. The essence is in the process, in self-discovery and exploration. The result does not matter, but our ability to be present, to relax and to rediscover ourselves, without judging. In this way, we broaden our vision with another perspective, from which we recognize, accept and embrace what arises.

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.

6:30 Wake-up
7:00 Meditation
8:00 Yoga
9:30 Breakfast
10:30 Meditative walk
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Free time
16:30 Activity «coming back to the roots»
19:00 Dinner
22:00 Descanso

DATES: September 20 to 24, 2024.
LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

Duration

The retreat starts on Friday, September 20th at 16h. Check-in is from 15 to 16:30h. At 17h there will be a yoga class and an introduction, followed by a dinner and an opening of the retreat. The retreat finishes on Tuesday, September 24th at 12h, after brunch.

Facilitators

Katya Ríos

Yoga and meditation

Eeva Varja

Mountain guide

Gladys Cuellar

Pilates somatic movement instructor

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