June 21 - 25, 2023
Summer Solstice: Yoga, Nature and Rituals
We celebrate the Summer Solstice with a Yoga, Meditation and Meditative Hiking Retreat.
"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."
The Summer Solstice is a time to honor and celebrate the process of life at its best. What is happening around us, in the Nature we inhabit, will also be reflected internally.
Connect with your authenticity to put it at the service of life as an offering.
Learn or delve into ancestral practices, such as yoga, meditation, and rituals with the elements to find well-being and inner calm.
Open yourself towards this new station and receive what it has to teach you and give you.
Who is this retreat for?
For everyone, regardless of physical condition, level of practice or age. Because yoga practice is for everyone. During these days we will practice daily:
- yoga asanas,
- celebrations and rituals,
- meditative hiking,
- 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 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.
The night of the 21st is the shortest of the year, the maximum expression of light. It is from that light that we prepare ourselves to live the summer that begins. So we suggest you come and celebrate this special date to honor the light, give thanks for what has been achieved so far in your life and share the joy of living with us.
We will collect plants found in the surroundings of Casa Cuadrau to prepare incense to burn and cleanse ourselves.
We will make thanksgiving offerings for all that is coming into our lives. We will taste delicious seasonal food to nourish our body and soul.
San Juan’s night
On this popular date we will hold a magical celebration to transmute and let the fire do its alchemy. And so, with all this nutrition and with all this celebration, we will be able to return to our homes and offer all the nectar we have received.
We invite you to bring an object that you want to charge with the energy of each ritual: a stone, a mineral, an element of nature or a photo (just to give you some ideas).
About Bárbara Pañeda Reinlein
Born in 1970 in Madrid, the youngest sister of 8 children and today the mother of a 16-year-old girl.
Barbara was lucky to be closely connected to nature in her early years thanks to the Scouts. It was that experience that led her to experience life very close to the mountains, the forests, the rivers and the fire. It all made her link her heart to the elements.
From there, she trained as a Biologist (Health Anthropologist especially).
She continued her search, approaching Natural and Conscious Eating, training in Macrobiotic and Energetic Cooking, thus reconnecting again with nature. Within time, Conscious Woman and Woman Guide trainings came into her life.
Nowadays she walks the Shamanic Medicine Wheel which she practices and lives with great gratitude.
As a way to return home, to her origins and to connect with Mother Earth, she finds in her rituals a way to communicate with the source. Her purpose is to share and help awaken that longing and love for the planet we inhabit. Every moment can be a ritual, a space for communication from Being to Being if that is our intention.
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
9:00 Meditative walk
14:00 Free time
16:00 Yoga class
17:30 Meditation and Satsang
The retreat starts on Wednesday, June 21 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, June 25th at 12h, after brunch.
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).