Deepen , Rest , Renew
A deepening into being , in deep nature. Cradled in the mountains of the nature reserve of Alta Garrotxa.
For your vital essence and renewal , through the gateway of your heart.
Julie invites you on a retreat where body is allowed, surrender into deep rest encouraged, a falling away of whats no longer necessary, for a rekindling of natural energy, strength and vitality .
In easy reach of beautiful hiking routes in the mountains , or go to the natural pools for bathing or simply wander through the forests surrounding or rest in the gardens.
A yoga and meditation practice suitable for all , with or without previous experience.
Guided by a teacher with over 14 years of expereince of teaching yoga.
What we will do
Over the weekend offering you a space for deep reconnection and renewal. In the deep peace of the mountains where body and mind can easily rest.
A practice inspired by vanda scaravelli and meditation sessions where you will be encouraged to lie down to meditate.
Each day there wil be early morning meditation, morning and afternoon yoga sessions. With plenty of free time for rest or walking/hiking in the gardens and the forest surrounding, or go and bathe in the nearby river.
The yoga sessions will begin with a gentle invitation to open up the body and then gently explore and deepen into posture, breath and meditation through the weekend.
An awakening of the dance of the spine for a deepening into the posture to emerge and unfold. Cultivating inner strength, clarity and vitality.
Inviting you to embrace much more than just ‘doing’ the posture , nourishing a deep listening 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 , a tuning into the inner , gathering guidance for autumn return. Holding the intention in this deep listening to gather and plant the seeds of your intentions for this new phase.
5- 6pm Tea , Welcome and practicalities
6.30 – 8pm Opening Circle and Yoga Practice
7.30- 8.15am Early Morning Meditation
9- 11am yoga practice
5.30 – 7.30pm Yoga Practice
7.30 – 8.15am Early Morning Meditation
9-11am Yoga Practice
2.30 – 4pm Closing Circle
With 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.
I will offer short periods of silence to allow an arrival into deep rest and connection. In the surrounds of deep nature , silence is a gateway into deeper connection to presence. Participants often find that rather than shutting out the world the gift of silence offers a discovery of a sense of deeper ease and connection with others and life around.
All yoga and meditation classes will take place in the beautiful Sala a room with heating to be able to receive groups all year.
Cradled in the mountains of the nature reserve of Alta Garrotxa , lies the beautiful 56 hectares estate of Les Gavatxes. With views down into the meadows and up towards the higher peaks , our wonder is kindled. Mind and body can rest easily. Cared for by a resident community who will ensure you have what you need for a peaceful and memorable experience .
A place whose mission is to create a space for mindful transformation at the same time aligned with nurturing a spiritual relationship with the environment, acknowledging the earth’s natural wisdom.
Les Gavatxes is located near the village of Belen in the pristine and tranquil nature of the deep pyrenees north of Olot. The estate 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.
Shared accommodation , will be in beautiful The Apartments , The Large Apartment or in The Log Cabin . Some private occupancy is available and a supplement will apply.
The Log cabin
Located a five minute walk away from the main house, with uninterrupted views over the Salarsa Valley.
It has 4 bedrooms , a large kitchen, a spacious living room , a large bathroom and a front veranda with glorious views.
In the Cabaña above the yoga/ meditation sala are two luxury one-room apartments, suitable for 2 people. Simply and tastefully decorated.
These apartments are also available for private occupancy for a supplement.
Delicious vegetarian /vegan food prepared with local, organic ingredients and vegetables from the kitchen garden.
Food allergies are catered for when you complete your booking form make sure to state your requirements in advance.
€295 includes all teachings, food , snacks and accommodation.
€265 Early Bird before 30th July 2022
” The minute we sat I could feel the vibrations , cells humming, body’s way of saying thank you for bringing me here to come alive again “
Student , anonymous
I love this approach to posture , not stretching or pulling to get somewhere, its like a discovery of the body , where in listening the body opens and I’m not DOING it’
Student , Marie