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7 Days Cooking, Hiking, and Yoga Retreat in Spain

7 Days Cooking, Hiking, and Yoga Retreat in Spain

  • Casa Cuadrau, Calle Única 11, 22375, Vió, Spanish Pyrenees, Spain

Meditative Hiking and Yoga Retreat Spain

Join this special retreat featuring yoga, meditation, and hiking activities, designed for those who want to get away from daily routine and stress. This yoga holiday will help you to connect with a practice that allows you to have a deep relaxation and a recharge of your vital energy. To complete the package, there will be special vegetarian cooking workshops led by professional chefs and nutritionists. It is the time to enjoy cooking and be healthier than ever.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • 3 practical cooking workshops
  • 1 to two long trekking excursions
  • Guided walks in nature and meditation sessions
  • Restorative yoga asana class after the longer excursion
  • Deep relaxation and satsang sessions
  • Daily vegetarian and organic meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • Spanish, English
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You can choose to stay in a shared dormitory (maximum of six people), double room, or single room.

Besides the practice of meditation, yoga classes, meditative walks, kirtan, and meditative hiking, there will be special vegetarian cooking workshops. You will cook together simple, balanced, and creative recipes for different occasions with Anne Hewitson (Amba) and Anna Carboneras.

Practical cooking workshops

  • Bread baking with sourdough, yeast, and gluten-free desserts without sugar
  • Menu for special occasions or celebrations
  • Simple menu for daily life

The schedule may vary slightly during the week.

Joyful silence

This deep silence is very healing for calming the mind and being in peace with yourself, allowing you to deeply listen to yourself. You will have a restful sleep and the next day you will enjoy the silence with mental clarity during your asana practice, meditation, and other activities. Meals will be taken mindfully and in silence. By participating in this period of joyful silence, you will be supporting each other in the practice.

Karma yoga

It is a skillfulness in action. Let yoga support in all you do. At Casa Cuadrau, you will be invited to practice Karma yoga by helping in simple tasks in the house like cooking, cleaning, or gardening for one hour per day in a mindful and integrated way.

Meditation

There will be one workshop on meditation for those who are interested in starting a meditation practice or for those who wants to refresh their practice. There will be also time for one to one sessions in case of doubts about the own practice.

Meditative walking and hiking

Daily 90 minutes meditative walking in nature will open the senses and develop mindfulness. It is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the wonders of the Ordesa National Park or surrounding areas. Swim in the river, meditate, or relax in nature. Those days, because of the excursion there will be a restorative yoga class in the afternoon. The benefits of mountain trekking are:

  • Connect with the animal that you are, to find the right step of your own rhythm and pace
  • Feel everything that happens inside and outside of you
  • Learn to listen to the silence
  • Pay attention to the action of movement, breathing, and sensations

Satsang

Satsang is a gathering time. It starts with a time for discussion, inquiry, questions, and answers based on the direct experience of all participants, followed by meditative singing to give some rest to the mind. It finishes with a silent meditation.

Yoga classes

This yoga classes is for all levels of practice (Hatha yoga or Vinyasa). All activities besides yoga are optional and can be modified to suit the group. To get the most of your stay, you are recommended to participate in all scheduled activities.

One or two exciting meditative trekking excursions in the mountains are included in the price.

  • Katya Rios

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

    Katya found in yoga a way of life, a system for self-exploration, providing her with constant support on her path. When she arrived in Vio, she rediscovered her love and devotion for nature, as well as a path on which she can continuously learn and be in tune with herself and nature. In 2009, she got her teachers’ training certificate from the International Sivananda Vedanta Organization. Later, after having spent three years working in yoga centers and ashrams from the same organization in Buenos Aires, Toronto, and Quebec, she took an advanced teacher training course in India (500 RYT).

  • Daniel Benito

    Co-director of Casa Cuadrau, Dani is a yoga, meditation, and meditative hiking instructor and an ecological builder. From a young age, Dani felt deeply connected to the mountains, and it was in the Pyrenees and the Himalayans where he discovered hiking to be a powerful meditation practice and a way of deepening his connection with nature. Having studied technical architecture in Barcelona, Dani worked in the construction and theater industries, and also as a yoga instructor.

Casa Cuadrau is situated in the picturesque village of Vio, just outside the Ordesa National Park and Monte Perdido, in the Spanish Pyrenees. The splendid view of Monte Perdido, Aisclo Canyon (Can de Aisclo), and Sestrales to the north, Pea Montaesa to the east and the San Pietro Mountains to the south make this location one of the most beautiful in the Pyrenees.

Activities
  • Art classes
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking / trekking
  • Swimming nearby
General
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • River nearby
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala

You will be served daily organic meals made with love in Casa Cuadrau's vegetarian restaurant.

During your free time, you can swim in the river, meditate, relax, contemplate, and immerse in the wild nature of the Pyrenees.

Massages and therapy treatments are available upon request at additional cost.

Sound massage with Tibetan bowls

The sound massage affects each cell of the body. When sounding the singing bowls on or near the body, the vibration of the sound reaches each and every cell via the water in your body. Your body consists of about 80 percent water, and water is an excellent carrier of information. The healing sound vibration will gently flow into the body, affecting the structure and health of cells and organs favorably.

Hearing and being bathed in the harmonious sounds leads to rapid and effective deep relaxation and undo stress. They help you to deal effectively in daily life and enhance your creativity. New energies will be freed and self-healing will be mobilized. This treatment costs 50 EUR for 60 minutes.

Thai yoga massage

The Thai yoga massage is an ancient healing art based on yoga and acupressure. This therapy is a combination of Hatha yoga postures, diaphragmatic breathing, and pressure applied on different points. Some benefits of Thai massages are:

  • Energetic balance to the body and mind
  • Improvement of blood circulation
  • Increase flexibility
  • Massage of internal organs
  • Reduction of muscular tension
  • Stretching of muscles and joints

This treatment is recommended for everyone, especially for yoga practitioners (any level of practice), athletes, people with injuries or joint issues, blood circulation problems, or specific tensions. Thai massage costs 50 EUR for 60 minutes and 65 EUR for 90 minutes treatments.

Therapeutic massage

Therapeautic massage or physiotherapy is a massage that releases muscle tensions while at the same time achieve a peaceful state of body and mind. This treatment costs 50 EUR for 60 minutes or at 65 EUR for 90 minutes treatment.

  • 1 or two long trekking excursions
  • 3 practical cooking workshops
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily organic and vegetarian meals
  • Daily yoga asana and pranayama classes
  • Guided meditation sessions in the morning.
  • Guided walks in nature
  • Restorative yoga asana class after the longer excursions.
  • Satsang session
  • Airfare
  • Massages and therapy treatments

Driving directions from Barcelona

  • Please take the following route: Barcelona - Lleida - Barbastro - Ainsa - Escalona - Cañon de Añisclo - Vió.
  • Please note that once you arrive at Escalona, if the weather is good, you should take the Añisclo Canyon road up to the parking off La Tella, and then to Vió, to enjoy the wonders of this magical place.
  • If there is rain, storm or snow, take the Puyarruego road.

Driving directions from Madrid or Zaragoza

  • Please take the following route: Madrid - Zaragoza -Huesca - Sabiñanigo - Fiscal (new road) - Fanlo - Vio.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) in Barcelona or Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO) in Girona. Please allow about 60 minutes for the trip to the airport from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona Sants bus station by public transport (time may vary depending on the terminal you are flying to), and 30 minutes by taxi (about 30 EUR). If you are landing in Girona, you need to take a train (allow about 90 minutes).

Arrival by bus

Take a bus from Barcelona Sants Station to Barbastro. Then, from Barbastro, take another bus to Ainsa, where may take a taxi or use the shuttle service.

Arrival by shuttle

From Ainsa to Casa Cuadrau, you may take a shuttle, for 15 EUR per person. This service is offered only on the days when the retreat starts, which are on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. and on Saturdays at 6 p.m. Please let Casa Cuadrau Yoga Art and Nature Retreats know if you require the service, at least two days before your arrival.

Arrival by taxi

You can take a taxi from Ainsa to Casa Cuadrau for 40 EUR. Please make your reservation with minimum three hours in advance.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Vio Huesca, Spain

Casa Cuadrau is an ecologic retreat center, set in the majestic Ordesa National Park that offers yoga, meditation, hiking, and relaxation retreats.

  • Availability: The Yoga Retreats of this organizer are available 83% of the time.

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