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Submerge in yoga and Ayurveda philosophy and gain valuable knowledge on Ayurveda and its positive effect on your health. Benefit from yoga and learn relaxation techniques and meditation on relaxing sessions set amidst fresh mountain air. With a historical country house in Catalan Pyrenees as your home for the weekend, you will surely relish the short but significant moments of relaxation designed just for you and your pursuit to a healthier life.
This yoga and Ayurveda retreat will introduce you to the oldest medical science of history.The roots of Ayurveda, an ancient medical system from India, lie in the Vedic era, more than 5,000 years ago. It is considered to be the original system of medicine, from which modern systems have been derived or diverted, and is recognized by the World Health Organization.
The word Ayurveda has its root in two Sanskrit words, Ayur which means life or longevity and Veda which means science or knowledge. So Ayurveda is the knowledge of knowing yourself and learning how to live in harmony with nature. Today, Ayurveda is an essential component of the programs offered at many health centers around the world and every day there are more health professionals who are trained to add Ayurveda to your daily practice.
You will be staying in a historical country house, whose origins date back almost 1000 years. The house was recently completely renovated with all modern comforts in place. All rooms are very spacious and comfortable and each room has a modern, en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet. The house majestically combines the solidness and durability of the past with the conveniences of our present time. You can enjoy different areas for practicing yoga, a dining room, a living room with fireplace, a spacious terrace, a courtyard, and a library/relaxing area, among others. There is WiFi available.
Our retreats are specially designed to submerge you into the entire yoga philosophy. During your stay you will gain knowledge on yoga and its positive effect on your health. You will also learn breathing, relaxation techniques and meditation. Our retreats are quite spiritual, it is all about giving you the opportunity to reconnect with yourself, with nature and with your true essence.
We will work with the following central concepts:
Since we will be sharing our daily life with a closed group of participants we will learn from this experience how to manage our personal necessities and the necessities of the group, maintaining the harmony in everything we do.
Tolerance is the key of our well-being.We will practice the principles of tolerance, love and respect to others.
Most people are living in stressful and dynamic environments. During our retreat you will radically change your usual environment and submerge into the world of peace and tranquility. For some persons this can actually provoke reactions that we will help you deal with. In the end of the retreat you will notice the quantic changes in yourself.
Karma Yoga basically consist of entirely selfless service, in which the Ego is given up to desire to serve the divine in every thing, whether it man, plant or animal.
The retreat takes place in a historical small castle located in the middle of nature, close to the beautiful and inspirational Montserrat mountain, at about one hour travelling from Barcelona, Spain. The castle is surrounded by vineyards and graceful grazing lands, with the astonishing Pyrenees mountains on the horizon. So you can enjoy the fresh mountain air, relax in nature and recharge your battery!
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Proper nutrition it’s not just a fashion trend, it is the only way to a fulfilling life! We will have three vegetarian homemade meal a day. On our retreats we basically provide the detox diet. The day will begin with fresh detox juices and light breakfast to get energized and awaken the full potential of your organism. Then we will have a delicious lunch and in the afternoon we will share our daily experiences in a friendly atmosphere with a cup of biological tea. Before the evening meditation classes we will enjoy our dinner, accompanied by some optional music and dancing.
When you arrive to Barcelona airport (el Prat) there is a direct bus to city center - Plaza Catalunya. From the same place Plaza Catalunya you will find the underground train station. Take a train (Rodalies Barcelona R4) from Barcelona Train Station at Plaa Catalunya to Manresa.
On this website you can find the detailed information and tickets booking: http://goo.gl/Gi3dqO
Once you arrive to Manresa Train Station please contact to the Retreat Organizer Elena. You can find her contact details in the end of this document. We will pick you up from the Manresa Train Station and will deliver to the destination.