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8 Days Immersive Breathing and Meditation Yoga Retreat in Galicia, Spain

Jacomina Kistemaker - Centro Punta de Couse, Urb. Punta Couso, s/n, 36945 Cangas, Pontevedra, Spain

Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat Spain

Come and join Yogalaurent for an amazing yoga retreat at Centro Punta de Couso, Galicia, Spain. Its idyllic setting offers a true haven away from the outside world and all its obligations, giving you a rare opportunity to explore personal growth and self-healing without distraction. Centro Punta de Couso, therefore, offers the ultimate retreat experience.

Meet the instructors

Laurent
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Highlights

  • Meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Daily mindful Hatha yoga classes with Laurent
  • Free time to enjoy the beach and explore the land
  • Stunning views over the Atlantic Coast and the Cies Islands
  • 7 nights accommodation at Centro Punta de Couso
  • Delicious vegetarian gourmet meals by local chef
  • Scheduled airport transfer to the house

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Vigo–Peinador Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

During the retreat, you will be staying at Centro Punta de Couse, a place to reconnect with yourself and everything around you. You can find the seclusion, peace, silence, and serenity to go deeper where the energy of the place “does half the job”. This is the place that invites you to stop and reconnect with the essence of life, a place to come together.

Program

Yoga classes

In the morning

You will work with traditional Hatha yoga postures and sequences to prepare you for the rest of the day. Each day classes are focused on a different part of the body. You will be able to discuss with Lauren how to improve your practice, your goals, and to how best to work around any ailments or health conditions.

The practice will be a mix of gentle and dynamic. You will explore breathing exercises and relaxation techniques that you will be able to practice at home yourself.

In the evening

After your free day time, Laurent will teach you a gentle and restorative Hatha class with a particular focus on gentle stretches and releasing tension from the body. Most essentially, you will be bringing lightness to the spine, focusing on your breathing and learning to meditate away the stresses of the day.

After each class, Laurent will be teaching the wonderfully beneficial yoga Nidra. It provides complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation, which is perfect for those suffering from tiredness, insomnia, anxiety, depression, or anyone who needs some blissful chill out time.

Typical daily schedule

  • 09.00 Hatha yoga class, breathing techniques, and meditation
  • 10:30 Vegetarian brunch
  • 11:30 Relax, outdoor activities or a one to one yoga class if requested (pre-booking is essential and please contact Yogalaurent directly)
  • 18:00 Gentle and restorative yoga class, pranayama, meditation, and yoga Nidra
  • 19:00 Your time to prepare yourself and relax before dinner
  • 20:00 Dinner and relax

Instructors

Laurent Roure

Retreat location

“Centro Punta de Couso” has a very special place in Laurent’s heart. This charming house is owned by noted musician Jacomina Kistemaker and sits on the beautiful Galician coast in Spain. This idyllic setting offers a true haven away from the outside world and all its obligations, giving guests a rare opportunity to explore personal growth and self-healing without distraction. Centro Punta de Couso, therefore, offers the ultimate retreat experience.

Located at the tip of Morrazo Peninsula in South West Galicia, Spain, this venue offers stunning views and access to the beach, forests, and mountains of the rugged Atlantic coast. Galicia is very much part of Europe’s Celtic fringe.

The center is around 45 minutes from the cities of Vigo and Pontevedra and 1 hour 30 minutes from Santiago de Compostela. The Morrazo peninsula offers fantastic hiking paths along the coast.

Distances

  • Vigo city - 45 minutes
  • Pontevedra - 45 minutes
  • Santiago de Compostela - 1 hour and 30 minutes

Unique features

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The food is vegetarian and will be prepared by an in-house chef who will ensure to offer a balanced and tasty menu every day. Yogalaurent will be happy to accommodate any special dietary requests you may have. All meals are prepared with fresh and local produce to ensure the highest quality.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Between your classes, you will be free to take part in exciting activities available in the area.

  • Hiking: there are many walk paths along the coast.
  • Sightseeing and day-trips: explore and enjoy Pontevedra and its beautiful old town, second most important after Santiago de Compostela.
  • Visit the Museum of Pontevedra that owns a collection of gold and silver pieces, unique in Europe, with magnificent jewelry dating back 4,000 years.

Other places to see in the peninsula:

  • Cruceiro de Hio: in the very heart of Hio, you can see the most beautiful cruceiro de Galicia, the work of the master sculptor Ignacio Cerviño, next to it, you can see the Romanesque church of San Andres.
  • Coiro: climb to the natural viewpoint by the church grounds, and contemplate from there the Ria de Vigo, the inlet of Cangas and the village.
  • Cangas monumental area: a beautiful seafaring architecture, whose roots go back to the medieval tradition.
  • Mirador Monte Facho: important archeological site with an impressive panoramic view over the Rías Baixas and the Atlantic islands.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation (including taxes)
  • Daily brunch and dinners (vegetarian)
  • Herbal teas and drinking water
  • The use of the yoga space and facilities (yoga mats, bolsters, ropes provided)
  • 1 airport transfer (extra: 100 EUR)
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Wi-Fi internet

What's not included

  • Optional activities
  • One to one yoga classes
  • Massages and other treatments
  • Entrance to sights
  • Any non-scheduled food or drinks
  • Any meal out to local towns or villages
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Vigo–Peinador Airport (VGO). Scheduled transfer from Vigo airport to the house is included and you will be picked up at the airport. Airport transfer at a different time is available at 100 EUR.

The top operators are Iberia in codeshare with British Airways via Madrid, Air Europa via Madrid, and TAP Portugal via Lisbon. Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) and Porto in Portugal (OPO) might have better flight connections from the UK but they are between one hour 30 minutes and two hours drive from the venue. It might be a good option if you plan to rent a car.

Airport: Vigo–Peinador Airport Airport transfer included: Vigo–Peinador Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Availability

Arrival: Tuesday September 21, 2021
Departure: Tuesday September 28, 2021

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 100 GBP per person. To benefit, book or reserve by April 30, 2021.

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