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Join Prana Yoga Retreats for productive holiday and yoga retreat in a beautiful Catalonian villa at La Bruguera, Spain. This special retreat offers a right combination of being healthy and relax by releasing tension and stress you have in daily routines. La Bruguera shall restore your body and soul, while at the same time let you enjoy the feeling of remoteness and peacefulness in this unbelievably stunning setting.
You will be staying at La Bruguera, a villa with a characteristic of the Catalonian style set in the beautiful Girona, Spain. In order to meet your needs as closely as possible and to maintain an intimate group setting, Prana Yoga Retreats has selected a venue specifically to keep a small group size. Since there are a very limited number of rooms at La Bruguera, the retreat price will be based on shared bedrooms. Private single and double rooms will be available at additional 200 EUR.
The villa has a tower with which you can climb to experience amazing views of the surrounding countryside. It also owns a yoga shala that was originally built for the resident’s art gallery. This stunning space is bright with tall ceiling overlooking the fish pond and cloister. This accommodation was undoubtedly a source of inspiration surrounded by dense woodland, interspersed with winding footpaths, follies, and a variety of secluded spots.
The program will be taught to suit all levels and physical abilities and you do not need any experience in yoga or meditation to join the retreat. The retreat classes are individually tailored to the group attending. If you are completely new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, you should find this retreat interesting and rewarding as you will take some new perspectives with you upon returning home. Yoga classes and workshops will include Ashtanga, Nidra, gentle Restorative, and meditation.
The retreat has a group-friendly atmosphere, so the solo travelers will not feel apprehensive. There will also be ample opportunity for an individual time, private walks, and silence moment for self-reflection.
Check in on Tuesday will begin from 2 p.m. onwards. Thursday will be largely a free day with yoga in the morning and an optional group activity such as a kayaking trip and beach excursion. This will be included in your package at no extra cost. Onsite holistic therapies such as massage will be available to book throughout the retreat at additional cost. A wonderful way to deepen your relaxation during the week!
On the Thursday of the retreat, you will have a free day to explore and have some trips. There will be an optional group trip that will be organized. The trip is designed uniquely based on the individuals attending and their preferences. Typically, it will include a visit to the local beaches such as Playa Castell.
At Playa Castell, you will have the option to partake in kayaking along the coves of the Costa Brava and take the opportunity to see the Spanish shore from a new perspective and even explore caves from the safety of your kayak. The cost of this excursion is included in your retreat package.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Claire, a graduate of Himalaya Yoga Valley, is passionate about sharing yoga lifestyle with her students. A previous high pressure career in accountancy led her to deepen her yoga practice to reduce anxiety, bring balance back to her life and learn to live with ease. Through the use of pranayama, dynamic asana,restorative yoga and yoga nidra she believes yoga is and should be accessible to everyone. Her students love her calm and reassuring teaching style. Claire loves being able to teach a wide range of students from beginners to advanced and teaching one on one.
The retreat will take place at La Bruguera villa, located near the historic city of Girona. Your villa is a stunning country estate that consists of nine acres of oak, pine forest, and gardens with private heated salt water pool. Nestled in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Baix Emporda, this location is just a short walk from the ancient stone hamlet of Púbol.
All meals will be prepared on site using local produce as often as possible. Some of the fresh and delicious ingredients are grown organically in the wondrous vegetable gardens at La Bruguera. The meals are intended to be vegetarian which can be catered to suit your dietary needs or special requests. Hot and cold beverages and snacks will also be available throughout the retreat.
The property also contains a significant number of fruit trees yielding peaches, mandarins, avocados, oranges, nisperos, and figs. There is also a canopy of grape vines from which table wine is made to the great enjoyment of the owners.
You may choose to spend your free time by simply relaxing at the pool, walking the grounds, exploring the olive groves, hills, vineyards, paths, and forests surrounding the property. Take a walk to the medieval village of Púbol, visit the Gala and Salvador Dali Castle, or explore further afield one of the many medieval Roman and Iberian villages nearby.
Holistic therapies such as massage will be available to book throughout the retreat at additional cost and upon request. This is a wonderful way to deepen your relaxation during the week.
Please book your flight to arrive at Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN) or Girona–Costa Brava Airport (GRO). Transfer from and to these airports are available upon request
From the airport, car rental is very affordable in Spain and can be easily arranged directly from the airport. If you are renting a car, please let Prana Yoga Retreats know and they will provide you with detailed instructions to get to La Bruguera. It is also possible to take a train or bus to nearby town Flaca. From Flaca, Prana Yoga Retreats can arrange a shared taxi collectively.
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