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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Spain.
Yoga Weeks Barcelona is a fantastic modern yoga lifestyle retreat right in the heart of the city. Yoga Weeks offer a getaway, a week of yoga, well-being, cultural and healthy holidays in the lively city center of Barcelona. Fantastic international teachers, unique accommodation at a modernistic house, delicious vegetarian brunch and plenty of other activities and treatments are waiting for you in this retreat. All levels and beginners are warmly welcomed. Yoga Weeks aim is to bring a healthy and balanced yoga lifestyle to your daily city lives.
The Barcelona Yoga Weeks retreat center was built in a big and beautiful modernistic house in the heart of Barcelona. The center is located in a nice and quiet street, yet minutes’ walk away from the central gothic neighborhood and a 10 minute walk away to the beach in Barcelona.
The building is one of the cataloged examples of the modernistic movement (Gaudi’s movement) and was built in the year 1890. The building and the house has been conserved with all its magic features such as: colourful flooring, high and decorated ceilings, long and airy corridors, the iron works of the back facade and a smart distribution of the rooms allowing all of them to have access to outdoor spaces, such as internal patios or balconies. The building has the 1st elevator installed in the city, also dated 1890, a magnificent example of woodwork and engineering for old high-class housing.
All rooms are spacious and carefully designed by one of the most creative and young design studios in Barcelona: PPT Interiors. The result is a welcoming, highly beautiful and comfortable center to stay, relax, socialize and practice yoga. %The center can accommodate up to 12 guests at a time.
The amazing rooftop is located at the top of the building. A unique space to practice yoga whilst enjoying a great view, the sunrise and the sunset overlooking the city. The house has also a nice indoor shala with a cozy fireplace for the coldest months and if rainy days.
A beautiful gallery and a patio are there for you to enjoy, bringing natural light to enjoy the stay. The brunch / breakfast is served after the class in the gallery, where you will have a big breakfast table and sitting area. There is also a beautiful and private outdoor patio with hammocks and sofas where you can relax, sunbathe and enjoy a chat. These spaces will become your relaxing areas during the day, where you can hang out, relax, keep practicing with yoga trapeze and mats, socialize or enjoy one of the additional treatments.
You will also have access to a fully equipped kitchen and your own storage. Please note that only strictly vegetarian food is allowed in the house. The team wants to respect their values and those of all the guests. Fresh fruits, tea, and coffee, etc will be available throughout the day.
The retreat runs from Sunday to Sunday, with a change of teacher on Friday evening. Therefore, Yoga Weeks encourage you to START your retreat either on Sunday or Friday, when they have a majority of groups starting and a nice welcome meeting for all.
Every day, you will have two hours daily morning yoga, private for the retreat guests where you will be able to follow the yoga retreat program with a dedicated teacher for you. In the evenings, you will also enjoy the daily sunset class on the rooftop terrace, overlooking the city. Classes will be taught in English. Daily classes will be followed by a vegetarian brunch cooked and ready after the practice then free time.
Options are to explore the city, enjoy the beach or just relax and be. Yoga Weeks team also offers extra optional activities such as massage, Barcelona tours, away days, paddle boarding, cycling, massages, alternative therapies, and much more within the city and surroundings.
Ana started her holistic journey after moving back to Barcelona and working in a very fast paced environment, with long hours and stress involved. Yoga became then part of her life, to find a better balance. After many years of practicing yoga she decided to leave the corporate world for a different, more fulfilling work and life.
Jeni has always been a lover of sports and movement and constantly involved in various physical activities. Getting involved with Yoga gave her the space to slow down to learn and observe her body; keeping her motivated, healthy and balanced. In 2013, with nearly ten years of teaching experience behind her, She felt that it was time for a change. Teaching allows her to share her love for yoga with other people and enable them to find a healthier and peaceful self. She is also certified in Aerial Yoga.
Yoga has been a constant practice for Leo over 10 years now. He started practicing yoga in Chile, where he's from and finally became a Yoga Teacher 2 years ago. He obtained his certification (200hrs) in Mysore, India. He also followed special training and workshops with recognized teachers around the world. His classes of Hatha Vinyasa are very dynamic and strongly inspired in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method. Postures are developed through movements which interlink one asana from another, focusing in the use of breathing and bandhas.
Christine was a political scientist, working in an international company in Vienna (Austria), where she's from. She is a very active person, always did a lot of sports and once she got more familiar with Yoga and started practicing a lot, she got really passionate about it and decided to quit her job and dedicate her life to Yoga and Dance, it is one of the best decisions ever! She obtained her Hatha Teacher Training in Vienna and simultaneously started a contemporary dance education. Since then, she is teaching Yoga, Contemporary Dance as Yoga & Dance (with elements of contemporary dance).
Sara was born in Italy, she started to study ballet and contemporary dance. She graduated in Production and Artistic Techniques from Ca' Foscari University, Faculty in Venice. After getting her degree, she decided to enhance her training in different European countries, i.e. Spain, Austria and France. In 2003, she moved to Spain and decided to live and start my professional career, first in production management and then as a dancer and contemporary dance teacher. As a dancer, she collaborated with different companies, receiving several prizes and awards.
Barcelona is a vibrant Mediterranean city with a fantastic ancient culture. It's not a quiet place but has a very chilled vibe for a big main Spanish city. A place not to miss for sure.
The center is located behind La Boqueria Market, main and one of the oldest local food markets in the city. An amazing place to walk and explore local food in a great buzzy market. The center is also located between the popular street of Las Ramblas, one of the most beautiful promenades of the city and minutes walk from the seafront and the beach. Also, the old Gothic Cathedral and neighborhood are steps away.
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At Yoga Weeks Barcelona, you will find a vegetarian or vegan daily delicious brunch cooked and ready after your morning practice. The food will not only be delicious but balanced and typically consists of vegetarian dishes, delicious salads, fresh bread and dips, fresh daily juice, natural fruits, muesli, porridge, coffee, and teas. Now and then some vegan sweet treats!
They can cater for some dietary requirements such as gluten-free, veganism etc. If you have special dietary requirements, please let Yoga Weeks Barcelona know when making a reservation.
You are welcome to enjoy all the cultural sites that the city of Barcelona has to offer at your doorstep.
Also, excursions to Montserrat mountains or fantastic beach days away are available 20 minutes train from where the center is.
Yoga Weeks Barcelona also offers a wide variety of holistic and alternative healing treatments: Massages, Reiki sessions, paddle surf classes, bike tours, and cooking classes are available. If interested in any, simply let them know.
Yoga Weeks also have onsite treatments and therapies such as:
Barcelona–El Prat Airport
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All main worldwide airlines including low-cost flights to Barcelona. The closest airport is Barcelona-El Prat, the main airport of the city. The main low-cost airlines such as EasyJet or Ryanair fly to Terminal 2 (old terminal) and the rest including Spanish low-cost airline Vueling to Terminal 1 (new terminal). All rest of non-low cost main international airlines do fly directly to Barcelona and will land in Terminal 1. Both terminals are less than 15 kilometers away from the retreat center and have 24-hour transport links to the city.
Yoga Weeks Barcelona encourages you to fly in and out on their normal working hours (every day from 09:00 to 21:00), which will help them give you the best welcome possible.
There are also 2 nearby low-cost airports in the cities of Girona. They are over 100 kilometers away and have specific bus only transport services. Taxis are available but will be highly priced. If you have the time, it is a possibility, but please budget in the bus transfer and the time to take to Barcelona Bus Station (2 hours approximately).
From Barcelona Airport, you can choose one of the following options to get to the retreat center:
This is a great option to reach Yoga Weeks. The airbus is a daily service between Plaza de Catalunya and Barcelona Airport. It has a frequency of every 10 minutes and runs from both terminals. Approximate journey time is 35 minutes. Last and main stop is Plaza Catalunya, which is about 5 minutes walk to Yoga Weeks. Once in the Plaza, walk down the famous street of Las Ramblas and turn right after 5 minutes into Carme Street. Find number 40, and Yoga Weeks is there.
To return to the airport, you can take the bus from the same stop as on arrival. Please check the bus is taking you to the right terminal at the top of the vehicle.
There is a 24-hour taxi line at each exit in both terminals. Taxis in Barcelona are yellow and black. Yoga Weeks recommends that you use licensed ones for city sustainability. Rates are affordable and distance reasonable within Barcelona. A taxi from the Airport to Yoga Weeks should cost between 30 - 40 EUR depending on terminal and traffic.
Daily connections with Barcelona Airport from Sants Station. Frequency is every 30 minutes. Journey time is about 18 minutes.
Sants Train Station has connection with all main urban metro lines. To arrive at Yoga Weeks, buy a single or 10 passes metro ticket. Catch the L3 green metro line towards Canyelles, and stop at Liceu. From there, it is only 2 minutes walk. Head up to Las Ramblas and turn left into Carme Street until you find the number 40.
When arriving by bus at the Barcelona Estacio del Nord, head towards the metro entrance and buy a single or 10 passes metro ticket. Catch the L1 red line towards Hospital de Bellvitge. Stop at Plaza Catalunya.
The C-31 Barcelona - Castelldefels road links Barcelona Airport with Yoga Weeks. Please follow the signs for the Ronda Litoral ring road that will connect you to the city center. Whilst there, follow directions to Yoga Weeks address. The estimated journey time from Barcelona city center to the airport is about 20 minutes.
Parking on the streets of Barcelona is not a great option, as hourly charges and time limitations apply. You will find secured public parking (BSM) in front of Yoga Weeks. Yoga Weeks recommends this option on a weekly tariff.
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