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This place has been created especially for you, that person that is looking for a better world to live in, to share, and celebrate every day of your life, not in isolation, but together, as a family, in a community. You have much to contribute. Each of you has an infinite potential, a creativity you cannot even imagine. You simply have to make the decision to explore and carry it out. This is exactly what is offered in this retreat through the practice of yoga, meditation, and community living.
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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 dining rooms, living rooms, kitchen, old chapel, interior and exterior, patios, balcony and gardens, and about 27 hectares of forrest, and land and panoramic views to the different mountain areas of the Montseny range.
The masia is fully renovated following the sustainability criteria keeping the original essence of the house and the time, preserving historical and ecological value, 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 rooms have all the necessary equipment, comfortable beds, blankets, light, electricity to connect devices, and some of them with a beautiful view of the different mountain. The masia also offers free use of laundry machine.
The masia has three showers and three toilets within the house. Wi-Fi connection is available in many areas of the house. The kitchen is a very special place as it is fully equipped to prepare healthy and conscious food (juice processor, mixers for juice detox). By the way, one of the main rules of the house is that it is 100% vegetarian and vegan. There is a general heating system for all the house, and in each of the room, dining area, kitchen, halls, and as support electrical heaters and gas heaters as well.
No meat of any kind is allowed. As a conclusion, it is 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.
Please note that OmShanti offers teachings in English or Spanish.
Some of the excursions into nature will be part of this retreat.
OmShanti is located about 40-kilometer (30-minute) away from the beautiful and international city of Barcelona in the Biosphere Reserve of Montseny (Sant Marti de Centelles) which has been proclaimed by the UNESCO as a Universal Heritage of Humanity.
The food is 100 percent vegetarian and vegan. All of it is prepared with so much love by the hands of the family living in the house. Day by day, we learn how to cook healthier and happy as for us is an important part of our yoga practice.
.Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price and snacks and fruits during the day as well.
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.
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.
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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