April 5 - 9, 2023
Easter 2023 | Awakening Sensitivity & Creativity - Yoga, Art & Hiking
Yoga, Meditation, Art & Hiking Retreat.
"Recover what you have forgotten … remember who you were an eternity ago, when you were forest, moonlight."
Awaken your sensitivity and creativity with some days of rest and inspiration in the mountains.
May this Easter be an opportunity to tune in with Mother Nature and with her Spring energy of life and creativity. This retreat is designed to allow you to breathe deeply and find your own rhythm, (re)connecting with the creative power that lives within nature and in all of us.
Treat yourself to some relaxing days in the heart of the Pyrenees where you will:
- Pause and listen to yourself deeply.
- Integrate the practical teachings of Yoga and meditation into every aspect of your life.
- Dwell into nature, contemplate it, breathe it, be inspired by its beauty and be part of it.
Who is this retreat for?
For all those who want to celebrate the New Year in a different way, regardless of their physical condition, level of practice or age. Because the practice of yoga is for everyone.
During these days we will practice daily:
- yoga asanas,
- meditative hiking,
- creative sessions,
- mindfulness techniques.
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 walks and hikes are essential practices in our retreats. They are very simple and accessible 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 exists 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.
One 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 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.
During the week we will have some planned activities to awaken our creativity being inspired from the connection with nature and with ourselves.
We will explore art through dance, 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.
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 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.
6:30 Wake up
8:00 Yoga Class
10:30 Meditative hike
14:00 Free time
20:30 Lazy time
The retreat starts on Wednesday, April 5th. Check-in is from 15 to 16:30h. Then, there will be a yoga class and an introduction, followed by a dinner and an opening of the retreat. The retreat finishes on Sunday, April 9th at 12h, after brunch.* There is also the possibility of extending your stay until Monday, April 10.
Rates per person
Types of accommodation
Rates per person
Standard shared dormitory
Attic double occupancy
Attic single occupancy
Chandra double occupancy
Chandra single occupancy
Bhumi double occupancy
Bhumi single occupancy
Surya double occupancy
Surya single occupancy
*Without accommodation: it includes all the retreat activities and meals. It doesn’t include the accommodation, that can be in another guest house nearby.
Prices, donations and grants
We want our programs 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.
The assistance we offer is only for people in a difficult financial situation, who are unable to afford the cost of this programme.
The price includes:
– Shared dormitory accommodation
– All meals
– All activities
– Taxes & Insurance
Please consider paying the highest rate you can afford from the following:
– Reduced dorm rate: 522€
– Super reduced dorm rate: 480€
If you cannot afford either of these rates, please consider applying for a Karma Yoga/Volunteer programme (minimum stays are 8 weeks).