March 27 to 31, 2024

Easter 2024: Awakening Sensitivity and Creativity - Yoga, Art and Hiking

Yoga, Art and Hiking Retreat

"Recover what you have forgotten ... remember who you were an eternity ago, when you were forest, moonlight."
— Edveeje Fairchild

Awaken your sensitivity and creativity with some days of rest and inspiration in the mountains.

May 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.
  • Delve into nature, contemplate it, breathe it, be inspired by its beauty and be part of it.

Who is this retreat for?

For everyone, regardless of physical condition, level of practice or age. Because yoga practice is for everyone and everybody.

During these days we will practice daily:

  • yoga asanas
  • pranayama
  • meditation
  • meditative hiking
  • creative sessions
  • mindfulness techniques

Rates include

All meals made with love in our vegetarian kitchen.
4 nights of accommodation.
4 guided meditations.
4 yoga and movement classes.
1 tea ceremony.
1 satsang.
2 art and creativity sessions.
1 guided relaxation.
2 guided meditative hikes.
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 range rates, where contributions are variable, according to the economic possibilities of each person. They operate based on trust, solidarity and reciprocity. More information in the PRICE RANGE 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-800 € 900 €
Single room with daybed and bathroom-910 €1008 €

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 hikes there are gentle yoga classes (Yin Yoga).

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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
7:00 Meditation
8:00 Yoga class
9:30 Breakfast
10:30 Meditative Hike
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Free time
17:00 Satsang
19:00 Dinner
20:30 Lazy time
22:00 Rest

 

DATES: March 27 to 31, 2024
LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

Duration

The retreat starts on Wednesday, March 27th at 16h.
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, March 31st at 12:30h, after brunch.

Facilitators

Katya Ríos

Yoga y meditación

Daniel Benito

Guía de montaña y meditación

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