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Welcome, everyone to this detox and rejuvenating yoga retreat which has the main goal of helping you to regain physical and mental health through the practice of yoga, meditation, and healthy eating. During your stay here, Omshanti will help you to get rid of toxins and energy blockages that build up through the course of everyday life in the body’s digestive, endocrine, and lymphatic systems and of course in your mental body. Through the practice of yoga and meditation, you will stimulate and support specific organs in regaining health, balance, and harmony; therefore if you are ready to take the necessary steps to live the life that you really deserve, come and join this retreat!
The house is a very big masia which has been documented from XI century as the house of the feudal lords of the area. It’s about a group of houses that were built over the years making it a very big property with rooms for about 20 people. It has many dining rooms, living rooms, kitchens, wineries, chapels, interior and exterior, patios, gardens, orchards, and about 27 hectares of forest and land.
The masia is fully renovated following the sustainability criteria keeping the original essence of the house and the time, preserving historical and ecological values, and integrating it with the natural surroundings. There are about 10 rooms in the masia. Some of them are shared (two people in total) and others are private.
The masia has three showers and three toilets within the house. Wi-Fi connection is available at certain hours as Comunidad Om Shanti wants you to reconnect with nature and to forget a little bit about the external world. Of course, there are cases that because of work, it is needed to connect a little bit more. Comunidad OmShanti is flexible about it.
The kitchen is a very special place as it is fully equipped to prepare healthy and conscious food (juice processor, mixers for juice detox). One of the main rules of the house is that it is 100 percent vegetarian and vegan. No meat of any kind is allowed. As a conclusion, it is considered the perfect place to retreat yourself, to regain some energy, especially to have the time and the support to go inside and to discover who you really are.
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OmShanti offers different activities depending on the teachers that are living in the house, therefore the activities that will be mentioned are not happening at the same time and are rotative. So might be that you do not do all of it in a four-day retreat.
Permaculture work, handicraft workshops, therapy through dance, music, Reiki, taichi, chi gong, different yoga styles, meditation techniques, massage, love circles, word circles, psychological work, holy walks through nature, fire ceremonies, movie nights, philosophy classes, trekking along the nature, visit to rivers and much more.
Some of the excursions into nature will be part of this retreat and some will be part of the self-discovery of people. The places that OmShanti suggests are the Biosphere Reserve of Montseny which has been proclaimed by the UNESCO a Universal Heritage of Humanity. It is full of rivers, mountains, rock climbing, Roman old structures, big variety of trees, flowers, and animals.
Spa treatments are not included in the retreat price and need to be booked in advance. Many kinds of massage, acupuncture, Reiki are available for you to book during your retreat.
As mentioned before, OmShanti is in the middle of the Biosphere Reserve of Montseny which makes the perfect place for people who are interested in nature, long walks, trekking, camping, animal sight, bicycle rides, extreme sports such as rock climbing, paragliding, rapids, etc. Also, as in most part of Europe, there are old ruins that go far back in time more than 2000 years old. Therefore, it is beautiful to find them in the middle of nature and also in the villages around, very close to the masia.
There is the city of Vic, which has Roman Colosseum which is used right now as a museum and around it, there is a very old market with many organic veggies and thing. The beach and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea is just 35 kilometers' away, about 30 minutes by car and one hour via public transportation. There is a straight train from the house to the sea.
The city of Barcelona has so much to say about it for lovers of arts, music, museums, restaurants, shopping, cinema, beach, and much more to do. Anyway, OmShanti Barcelona is in a strategic area which gives the fortune to be in nature and at the same time to be very well connected to city life.
Barcelona International Airport
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Please book your flight to arrive at Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN). To get to the house is pretty simple. For those coming from abroad, the first stop will be Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN), which receives flights from all the world around. From the airport's terminal one or terminal two, you take the bus (Aerobus) which goes directly and non-stop to downtown Barcelona (Plaza Cataluña). In Plaza Cataluña stop, you come down from the bus.
The ride takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Right away you will find the Plaza Cataluña Train Station. There, you will find the R3 train direction to Vic. In approximately 50 minutes, you will come to Sant Marti de Centelles station where OmShanti team will pick you up from train station to the house. You will go in their car about five minutes for 2.5 kilometers.
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