In the Heart of Deep nature in the Spanish Pyrenees , for your deep connection and renewal.
‘When I run after what I think I want ,
my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety,
If I sit in my own place of patience,
what I need flows to me and without pain ,
From this I understand that what I want also wants me ,
is looking for me and attracting me
There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it ‘
Deepen into being this autumn in deep nature
Julie invites you on a retreat where body is allowed, surrender into deep rest encouraged, a letting of unnecessary burdens fall away, for a rekindling of natural energy, lightness and vitality .
A yoga and meditation practice suitable for all , with or without previous experience.
Over the weekend offering you a space for a deep landing into body and natural wholeness.
A practice that cultivates presence, and an orientation to an awakening of the spine through playful exploration through the asanas, through breathe, meditation and simply arriving into a sense of wholeness.
A beautiful time of year to connect to rising autumnal rhythms and embracing a new phase.
An opportunity to sit and listen with your heart at whatever point you are in your life all within the community of the group.
Les Gavatxes near the village of Belen in the pristine and tranquil nature of the deep pyrenees north of Olot. The estate (56 hectares) mostly consists of forest, meadows, and two rivers. All power is from renewable energy and water comes from a spring.
There is a traditional masia or farmhouse in the centre of the activities. The Cabaña, a large barn, has been converted into a meditation room on the ground floor, with two apartments above.
There is a small wooden cabin, a spacious two-room apartment on the side of the farmhouse, and further away, a four bedroom log cabin.
The rooms are simple, comfortable and lovingly built and furnished.
The house offers many outside spaces to hang out and rest. Hammocks, garden areas , terraces with stunning views. Or simply walk into the heart of the pristine peace of the pyrenees. In the woods there is a ruin of a castle from the 12th century.
Delicious vegetarian food prepared with fresh local ingredients and vegetables from the community garden.
What we will do
The yoga sessions will begin with a gentle invitation to open up the body and then gently explore and deepen into different postures, breath and deep rest meditation through the weekend.
Inviting you to embrace much more than just ‘doing’ the posture , nourishing an intuitive practice where we listen to the wisdom of the body : where we are kinder , more patient , more present to ourselves and the body responds by softening, opening and the postures open to us.
With this opening to our deepest nature and deep nurturing of yourself , for the awakening of the seeds of your deepest wishes and the flow of being in love with your life.
A tuning into the inner , gathering guidance of autumn return. Holding the intention to listen to the seeds of awakening in movement. Allowing deepening into posture to emerge and unfold. Cultivating inner strength, clarity and vitality.
The yoga will be suitable for all. Experienced and those new to yoga.
Recommended arrival time is 18.00 on Friday 1st October.
There will be an opening yoga circle session on the evening of the arrival day 19.00 – 20.30 .
Saturday yoga & deep rest sessions will be an early morning 8 – 10am and evening 5.30 -7.30pm.
Sunday early morning yoga & deep rest 8 – 10am & closing circle 3- 4.30pm
Meditation will also be offered each day in the early morning or before bed and offer some of these as guided silent group walking meditations in nature.
There will then be plenty of time in the day to enjoy free time , immersed in the inspiring natural surroundings , rest in the gardens, go for a walk through the forested autumn mountain landscape or to the nearby river.
On the Saturday there will be an option to put on our hiking shoes, take a picnic lunch and take a contemplative walk together.
I will offer short periods of silence to allow an arrival into deep rest and connection. In the surrounds of deep nature , silence offers deeper connection to the aliveness of presence. Participants often find there is a sense of deeper ease of connection to be found with one another and to our environment.
All yoga and meditation classes will take place in the beautiful Sala a room with heating to be able to receive groups all year.
There will be breakfast , lunch and dinner served and snacks and tea available throughout .
Thai massage and biodynamic cranio- sacral therapy will be on offer for an extra cost.
Early Bird €255 if you book by 21st August
after 21st August €290
This includes all teachings, accommodation and food , tea and snacks. Price does not include transport costs . Please get in touch for details of airport transfers from Barcelona or Girona airport .
This price is per person in shared accommodation of up to 3 people in a room. Private rooms are available for a supplement .
Accommodation will be in beautiful apartments or a shared wooden house with 2 – 3 or 4 beds.
Food is vegetarian and prepared with mostly fresh local organic ingredients , some from the kitchen garden. Vegan diet and food intolerance included , please make sure to let us know on your registration form.
To arrive Les Gavatxes , 17867 Beget (Girona) Spain
By bus http://www.teisa-bus.com from Barcelona or Girona to Castellfollit de la Roca. From there you can be picked up .
By car /vehicle 2 hr 15 min drive from Barcelona .
By plane – nearest airport Girona or Barcelona El Prat.
We start Friday 1st October at 7pm – recommended arrival time between 4-6pm
We finish Sunday 3rd October at around 4.00pm
Early bird before 21st August €255 for all teachings, food and accommodation.
After 21st August €290