April 28 - May 1st, 2023

Long Weekend | Nourishing my being – Yoga, Meditation & Hiking

Yoga, Meditation, Art & Meditative Hiking.

“Around us, life bursts forth with miracles - a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there."
-Thich Nhat Hanh

Offer yourself the opportunity to take some time out, to give yourself what nourishes you most at the deepest levels. We invite you to go on a personal journey to connect with the inspiration and the strength of nature, leaving aside the worries and the constant ramble of your mind.

  • Connect with your natural essence through an integral practice of yoga, meditation, meditative hiking, movement and conscious eating.
  • Nourish yourself completely connecting with the transformative power of nature.
  • Open your mind and senses, walk caressing the earth at every footstep and contemplate the delicate subtleties of Mother Nature.

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,
  • pranayama,
  • meditation,
  • art & creativity session,
  • forest bathing and meditative hiking,
  • mindfulness techniques.

Rates include

All meals made with love in our vegetarian kitchen.
3 nighst of accommodation.
Guided meditations in the morning.
3 yoga and movement classes.
1 tea ceremony.
2 satsangs.
1 art and creativity session.
1 meditative walk 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

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. 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.

During the retreat you will learn different concentration techniques that will help you to start you or to deepen your meditation practice.

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
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: April 28 – May 1st, 2023
LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

Duration

The retreat starts on Friday, April 28th
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 Monday, May 1st at 12h, after brunch.

Facilitators

Katya Ríos

Yoga and Meditation

Daniel Benito

Mountain Guide and Meditation

Rates per person

Types of accommodation

Rates per person

Standard shared dormitory

445€

Attic double occupancy

465€

Attic single occupancy

510€

Chandra double occupancy

535€

Chandra single occupancy

620€

Bhumi double occupancy

535€

Bhumi single occupancy

620€

Surya double occupancy

567€

Surya single occupancy

645€

Without accommodation*

380€

*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: 395€
– Super reduced dorm rate: 360€

If you cannot afford either of these rates, please consider applying for a Karma Yoga/Volunteer programme (minimum stays are 8 weeks).

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