Dhara Holistic Care offers personalise Yoga and Ayurveda retreats in the Mediterranean Coast of Spain, Detox diets, Chakra meditations and Holistic Psychology.
Yoga Retreats (6)
Javier has been traveling to India for over 15 years with continuous experience as a teacher of yoga and meditation. Asia has been a place of his continuous inspiration as different teachers in different areas have given him a broad and solid vision. He is also the creator and founder of several wellness centers, projects, and the coordinator of massages and treatments for six years in specialized centers and spas. Javier has a diploma in Ayurveda and panchakarma massage in Asramam Vazhavara College, Kerala, and in Ayurveda treatments by Dr. Vijay Carolin of the University of Kerala, India.
Ana has a degree in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Madrid. She graduated as an Ayurveda therapist and therapeutic massage therapist by Dr. Vijay Carolin of University of Kerala, India. She also has a diploma in therapy, holistic psychology, and sciences of mind by the Dharma School in Madrid.
Dr. Vijay Carolin
Doctor in Ayurvedic Medicine from the University of Kerala, India. Resides, passes consultation and teaches training courses in Ayurvedic Medicine in Barcelona, Spain. The tradition in Ayurvedic medicine comes from the family. His grandfather, Dr. K.N. Padmanabhan Vaidyar, was a famous Ayurvedic doctor who ran his own practice and pharmacy in the area of Cherthala, Kerala, in India. Two important stories related to Ayurveda are related to this area: Master VAKBHATA, author of the book Ashtanga Samgraham (one of the three important texts - Brihat trayi), lived and spent time in this place.
from Canada, August 2019
"A wonderful retreat with excellent, caring instructors "
We loved our time with Ana and Javier. They guided us in daily yoga and meditation practices as well as a variety of workshops that were all eye-opening and grounding for us. The food was excellent and the house was very peaceful. We came away from our experience there feeling healthy, happy, and ready to integrate the practices that we learned into our lives.
Overall, it was fabulous experience that I would definitely recommend!
Gracias Ana y Javier!!
from Great Britain, June 2019
"relaxed and my energy better than ever"
The moment the warm friendly smiles of Javier and Ana greeted me, the relaxation started, I breathed out and the fog of daily life was a distant memory.
A beautiful, peaceful, caring and attentive routine; morning breathing exercises, yoga and meditation, thoughtful workshops, and delicious food, then some of the best sleep I have had in months. After a day my head cleared, my body is alive and my energy better than ever.
The house was relaxed and peaceful, there is time to read a little, explore the beautiful countryside surrounding the village, and sleep. Everything I needed.
from United States, March 2019
"Amazing amazing amazing !!!"
This retreat is guaranteed to change your life. I went with my husband who has been on many before but this was my first time and we both had life shifting experiences. If you are looking for a way to change something in your life, this is the step in the right direction. Ana and Javier are also some of the kindest, compassionate , caring people you will meet. They went above and beyond to help us with our goals we had and were able to get a very personalized experience given the limited people per visit. Javier is a great cook too!! Lots of healthy recipes to learn. Enjoyed practising Yoga and sharing meals and in depth conversation about life, spirituality and growing as a person and couple. This is worth the investment !!!!!!!
from Great Britain, November 2018
"This is so much more than a Yoga Retreat!"
Firstly the yoga is phenomenal - so much better than I have experienced in the UK. The workshops: Reiki, Family Constellation and Bach flowers attune to where you need healing most. The food....... oh my not only was it delicious but by detoxing from dairy, meat, wheat and sugar I lost 6 lbs! Javier and Ana cannot do enough for you during your stay. We had a trip to the beach and the shopping mall as added extras!
This experience has been truly unforgettable and for me life changing. My greatest fear by writing this review is that it will be fully booked when I want to return!
from United States, October 2018
"Comments for a awesome retreat"
Javier and Ana, had every part of the retreat detailed, it was absolute designed to impact the entire holistic body, from the customized and unique treatments, the vegetarian foods were awesome, Javier took time to teach, what he was preparing for us to eat, also we were able to create a mini cookbook, the workshops were so enlightening and self awareness. This retreat was totally worth the money and travel.
from Netherlands, November 2018
"Straight from their hearts! ❤️"
There aren’t enough words to describe my eternal gratitude to Javier and Ana for helping me connect with my inner thoughts, soul and heart.
What they have created is so special and has been built with love and straight from their hearts and desire to help people. Help people heal, help people connect with themselves, help people to explore their energy and more. Their individual and intimate approach ensures this; They haven’t set out to fill “bums on seats” with a commercial retreat. They’ve developed a programme which is tailored to each person. That’s why you’ll only find 2/3 other people with you in the retreat. Their goal is to understand your objectives, your history and context and develop a plan across meditation, yoga and holistic workshops to help you.
They genuinely care about each person that steps through the door - their hearts are so big and full! I loved every moment of my time here. I was so emotional to leave but so excited and energised to take what I had learnt with me.
I would recommend anyone reading this and contemplating this retreat to just book!!! You won’t regret it.
On top of everything above, the food is AMAZING (which for a lover of meat I didn’t expect to fall in love with as much as I did 😉), the village is so peaceful, and the massages are incredible.
I’ll definitely be back!
Gracias Ana and Javier ❤️🙏❤️
from United States, October 2018
"Amazing Experience at Dhara Wellness"
I liked everything. From the cozy homey environment to the unbeatable location in a quite valley. The class was enlightening and thorough. The food was homemade and delicious. Javier even arranged a lease on a bicycle so that I could see the valley and the surrounding towns. Overall this experience is unrivaled in comparison to other retreats I’ve gone for classes.
from Spain, October 2017
"Kundalini yoga in-depth retreat"
Unusual art of the instructors to do an amazing work of putting your mind and physical body in balance , opening your chakras and feeling the profound space within you ! Have been yoga addict for years and must say that was not expecting the beautiful feeling what the Soul carries on after ....
from United Kingdom,
An unexpected life-changing experience, that opened our eyes, widened our perceptions and started the healing process for our souls. Kat and I truly did not know what to expect when we decided to begin this journey. Both of us living crazy fast-paced lives, filled with noise, chaos, and wonder, but were we truly living. I am not so sure, as we were both searching and the universe heard us and brought into our lives Javier, Ana and Kirsten. Three earth angels that took our hands opened their hearts to us and forever changed us for the better…their teachings and guidance showed us the power of our inner self and has set us on a journey of self-discovery. We are truly grateful and would and are recommending this to all who are looking to deepen their self-understanding and looking to unleash their inner power. As well as the healing sessions with Ana, Javier took us on a journey with Hatha and Kundalini yoga, with powerful sessions including chanting, yoga nidra and chakra activation. Very powerful awakening experience.
from United States,
Javier and Ana have been the perfect hosts. Made me feel right at home in a foreign country. Definitely the nicest people I have ever met. They even helped with future travel plans and offered contact information of people they know in other cities I would be visiting. Javier is very knowledgeable about his craft and was encouraging when Ifelt like I wasn't doing a good job. Fantastic people, amazing program, in a gorgeous location. I will definitely look back on this experience with fond memories.
from United Kingdom,
They say there will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you're the one that will change theirs...you have all helped me to start healing my soul. You have all woker me up and rekinded my hope...you all touched my heart, saw my brokenness that was me and showed me the healing power of my femininity, that all that I am is enough and I am worthy of Love. As I start this new journey...this new phase of my life your teachings and love will be with me always and as I leave it is not good bye as our paths will meet again...
from United States,
Javier has been a phenomenal instructor. He has explained things thorughly and identified alternatives when I could not accomplish the move in the standard way. He and Ana have been very gracious in opening their home to us. His cooking skills are amazing. He has made this entire experience very meaningful.
Thanks you so much Javier you have been a wonderfull teacher and gave me exactly what I needed. I liked our conversations and the lovely healthy food and cooked. I will go home a much lighter person with not so much things on my mind and a more open heart.