YOGA RETREAT – VALENCIA, SPAIN
5-7 or 12-14 June 2020
(3 days / 2 nights)
(in English & Spanish)
The retreat in June 2020 will take place in the same beautiful location and old winery as in Oct 2019. It is situated around an hour’s drive from Valencia City.
See our October retreat below for an idea of what happens!
We will be updating the details shortly for the June 2020 event.
All activities are bilingual, English with translation into Spanish. There will be time between Somatic yoga or meditation classes to simply wander along the quiet roads or stroll down to the nearby lagoon, which is visible from the house.
You will have also star-gazing, some healthy cooking ideas, use of some essential oils, and Irish music tuition. Yoga Somatics Valencia will also provide a short Reiki session (free) and aromatherapy massage on demand (not included in the package).
This retreat will be suitable for beginners, advanced students, and yoga teachers who want to revise or add a somatic approach to their own practice.
The retreat will run from 15:00 on Friday until 15:30 on Sunday. It may be possible to arrive earlier to the retreat house (e.g. on Thursday) – please contact Erika if needed to discuss.
*15:30 Arrival (if coming from abroad, it is possible to arrive earlier that day)*
Yoga Somatic class & short meditation
*Star-gazing (optional activity) & Irish music tuition.
*Meditation*Yoga Somatic class*Breakfast*Lunch*Meditative walk in the fields or boat trip to a near canyon (optional activity)*Yoga session and meditation*Guided meditation (optional activity)-
*Meditation*Yoga Somatic class*Breakfast (*Cooking ideas for healthy eating – some Ayurvedic principles (optional activity)Planting Lavender in the fields of the farm *Closing
Please note, the above schedule may be subject to change.
RETREAT – October 2019
Yoga Somatic & Meditation Retreat
With some Aromatherapy and an Ayuverdic approach.
About the location
Casa Hoya de Hueli is an authentic 19th century spanish vineyard and farm that has been in the same family for generations. Although no longer in commercial use, the house and workers quarters and the old wine pressing rooms and barrels are unaltered since Alvaro, the current owner, was a child. The house itself retains most of its original features and is a wonderful example of a Valencian-style farmhouse. Both the house and surrounding fields are set high in the mountains, with beautiful vistas to all sides and a wonderful sense of peace and tranquility. The house has its own well and water supply and is powered through solar panels.
Dates: 4-6 October 2019
Numbers: 10-12 spaces only
Hours: from 17:00 on Friday until 16:00 on Sunday (for people coming from abroad, who would prefer to leave on Monday, it may be possible to offer some accommodation options – please contact Erika to discuss (+34 678821965).
Location: Casa Hoya de Hueli, 46367 Yátova, Valencia
Cost: €180 – €220 per person (fee inclusive of food and accommodation). Price varies depending on whether bedroom is private or shared and whether bathroom is ensuite or shared). Your space can be reserved with 30% deposit. If you wish to have a private bedroom and/or ensuite bathroom, we recommend you book as early as possible. For further information, please contact Erika on +34 678821965 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food: we provide healthy vegetarian meals, cooked where possible with locally sourced ingredients. If you have any dietary requirements (e.g. gluten free, lactose free, vegan), please discuss with Erika.
This Yoga Somatic retreat is suitable for all levels and includes both guided and non-guided meditations. Casa Hoya is the perfect setting for this retreat and an opportunity for anyone wishing to disconnect from the cacophony of urban living and rediscover their own equilibrium and inner harmony. There will be time between classes to simply wander along the quiet roads or stroll down to the nearby lagoon, which is visible from the house.
Suggested Programme (may be subject to change):
From 17:00: Arrival (if coming from abroad, it may be possible to arrive earlier that day) | Registration | Yoga Somatic class | Dinner |
Guided Meditation (optional)
Meditation | Yoga Somatic class |Breakfast | Meditative Walk in the fields (optional activity) | Lunch| Yoga session and meditation| Aromatherapy | Start Gazing (optional activity) | Guided Meditation (optional activity)
Day 3: Meditation & Yoga Somatic class | Collect almonds & make Almond Butter, with Ayurvedic ideas for healthy eating (optional activity) | Lunch | Close.
Star gazing: on 5th October the skies will be dark as this will signify the end of the New Moon. The location is uniquely placed for watching the skies at night due to it’s extremely low levels of light pollution.
Almonds: the 4-6 October weekend is peak almond harvesting season. For anyone who wishes, you will be able to collect almonds from the trees on the finca and learn how to make delicious and incredibly healthy and nutritious Almond Butter! (and take some home with you!).
Aromatherapy: as is traditional on Erika’s retreats, she will offer some aromatherapy ideas for yoga and meditation practice.
Reiki & Massage: reiki or massage sessions will be available throughout the retreat.
Walk: guided walk in area close by, famed for it’s flora and fauna. Walk led by Alvaro, owner of the Finca.