Yoga, Rest & Digest – Sustainable Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Catalonia, Spain

29th of April - 3rd of May 2021

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are” 

Chinese Proverb

 
 
Summary

 

This 5 days (4 nights) yoga and mindfulness retreat in the beautiful village of Beuda in Garrotxa, Catalonia, is a perfect way to reconnect to yourself, start, or build your yoga practice, enjoy some delicious, locally sourced, vegetarian food, hike and meditate in the calm pine woods, and, most importantly, rest. You will stay in Can Felicia, a beautiful, 19th century-built stone building, in the middle of the Catalan countryside.

 

You will be well looked after by Magdalena (Yoga Teacher), Clara (Chef) and Jordi (Host). We are all truly passionate about what we do. We aim to offer you a beautiful experience in these unique surroundings, and to support you on your way to a happier, healthier, more grounded self. All sessions are optional, but they have also been designed to fit together to allow you to make the best of your time with us.

Dates – overview

Day 1: 29th of April, Thursday (2-3 pick up times from the Girona airport/train+bus station)

Day 2: 8th of May, Friday

Day 3: 9th of May, Saturday

Day 4: 10th of May, Sunday

Day 5: 3rd of May, Monday (2-3 drop off times to the Girona airport/train+bus station)

Programme[a]

 

Day 1 (half day) 

12:00-16:00 – Arrivals

17:00 – Welcome tea

18:00 – Yin yoga & yoga nidra 

19:30 – Dinner 

20:30 – Herbal tea & chat 

 

Day 2

7:00 – Herbal tea (silent)

7:30 –Pranayama & hatha yoga

9:00 – Breakfast 

12:00 – Walking meditation 

13:00 – Lunch 

15:00 – Mindful creations workshop

18:00 – Yin yoga & yoga nidra

19:30 – Dinner 

20:30 – Herbal tea & chat 

 

Day 3

7:00 – Herbal tea (silent)

7:30 – Pranayama & Hatha yoga

9:00 – Breakfast 

12:00 – Cooking workshop with Clara

13:30 – Lunch

18:00 – Yin yoga & yoga nidra

19:30 – Dinner 

20:30 – Herbal tea & chat 

 

Day 4

7:00 – Herbal tea (silent)

7:30 – Pranayama & Hatha yoga 

9:00 – Breakfast 

12:00 – Herbal infusions for digestive health 

13:30 – Lunch

15:00-16:00 – Forest meditation

18:00 – Yin yoga & yoga nidra

19:30 – Dinner 

                             

Day 5 (half day)

7:00 – Herbal tea (silent)

7:30 – Yin & Hatha yoga 

9:00 – Breakfast 

10:30 – Final day reflections & goodbyes

11:30 – 13:30 – Departures

 
Included in the price

 

  • 4 nights accommodation in a shared twin room (single accommodation available at extra charge; please see details below) equipped with a private bathroom 

  • 3 vegetarian meals a day, lunch and dinner freshly prepared by a professional chef Clara, made with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients[b]

  • Transfer from and to Girona airport or Girona train/bus station (in the interest of the planet there will be maximum of 3 pick up and 3 drop off times on the arrival and departure days, so please note that you might have to wait a little bit longer at the airport or at the station than if you were to be picked up individually).

  • 8 yoga classes, each 90 minutes long (total of 12 hours of yoga instruction) taught by a fully qualified and insured hatha and yin yoga teacher 

  • 3 workshops 

  • 2 sessions of outdoors mediation 

  • Unlimited herbal tea and filtered water 

  • Unlimited access to yoga shala for your self-practice, meditation and relaxation

  • Informal evening gatherings during which you can ask questions, share your thoughts on how your day has been, or just listen to some music, relax and drink herbal tea

  • Use of the outdoor swimming pool/terrace/loungers 

  • Use of yoga mats, blocks, belts and bolsters

  • Parking space if you choose to come by car

 
Not included in the price
  • Flights 

  • Transfer between Barcelona and Girona (if you happen to be flying into Barcelona)

  • Travel insurance 

  • Alcohol and coffee[c]

What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes for your yoga practice (including some warmer layers for yin yoga) 

  • Hiking boots or shoes (the area has some beautiful hikes)

  • Swimming costume (if you would like to take advantage of the outdoor pool)

  • Sunscreen (it tends to be overpriced in Spain and the sun can be quite strong in early May)

  • Power adapter for your charger (Spain has continental type sockets)

  • Glass/metal water bottle (to fill up with filtered water for when you go on hikes, or practice, and to reduce plastic waste)

  • A notebook, if you like to keep a diary, or take notes

  • A book to read; the rooms have no TVs and there will be plenty of down time

  • Black and/or green tea, if you cannot imagine your day without it 

Prices, booking & available discounts

Prices

The regular prices will be announced in autumn 2020. For now, enjoy the early bird discounts below!

Early bird discount

The early bird price is £550/600 euro if booked before the 1st of December 2020

(£150/200 euro non-refundable deposit will be required to book your place; the remaining balance must be paid before the 1at of April 2021). Please note that single occupation sur-charge is not discounted, so the early bird price if you would like a room to yourself is £700/830 euro.

 
Subsidised places

There is one subsidized place available at the discounted price of £300/350 euro. This place is reserved for people on low income and can be applied for by emailing Magdalena at hatha.lena@gmail.com with a brief explanation of your eligibility for the subsidized place and reasons why you would like to attend this retreat. There is a possibility of paying for the subsidized place in installments (please specify if you would require these).

 
Booking

Places can be booked by emailing hatha.lena@gmail.com. Your place is only reserved once the deposit has been paid; payments can be made by cash (if you are currently a yoga student of Magdalena), or via a bank transfer. Bank details for UK and international transfer will be provided via email.

[a] This is programme is provisional and will be confirmed by the 1st of March 2021.

[b] Please let us know if you have any food allergies, or dietary requirements, as we can accommodate most of them.

[c] Coffee will be available with breakfast. The venue sells wine.