Ever wanted to go to a yoga retreat but not found the right one for you? Well, here it is. A yoga retreat organised by the Retreat Cafe, for Gymbox members only, set in stunning Catalonia.
About the retreat
For a truly invigorating retreat and a cleansing of the soul, we will give your mind and body a chance to stand still, breathe and glory in silence. Let go and allow the yoga, nourishing food and body balancing work provided to reinvigorate you and your senses. During these 7 days you can enjoy delicious and healthy food, all made with local spanish produce and created to support your health and wellbeing, leaving you feeling detoxed, cleansed and in optimal health. After spending this time nurturing yourself and reconnecting to your body, you will go home with a fresh perspective, not only on your yoga, but on life too.
Address: La Portella, Guardiola de Bassella, Catalonia 25792, Spain
The villa is situated in the beautiful plains 1.5 hours north west of Barcelona near the town of Ponts in Catalonia. The villa is an ancient farmhouse refurbished to a modern standard which has maintained all of its elegant rustic charm. With gorgeous views to the Pyrenees and the stunning surrounding rolling hills I can't imagine a more relaxing location to escape the hustle and bustle of London.
The villa has lots to keep you entertained each day with a paddle court (mini tennis), outdoor pool and sun loungers, an indoor pool/spa, a lovely garden with soccer goals and a trampoline, table tennis table and foosball, Wifi, and cycles for rent.
The catering for the retreat will be carefully prepared and formulated by the owner of Retreat Café, Kim Parsons. Kim's background as a chef and Australian trained naturopath mean you will truly get to experience a nourishing detox while her experience as a chef means you will still feel as if you are being treated at every meal. All food & meals are included. If you have any dietary requirements please feel free to let us know.
Explore deeper levels of yourself with a powerful vinyasa flow each morning and then unwind at the end of the day with a gentle restorative class each evening. Aya will help you take your practice to the next level while also helping you to explore and promote an inner environment for space, balance and meditation. Aya's extensive experience and training will provide you with all the tools and support needed to transition and transform.
Daily neurological balancing will be provided by the owner of Natural Health Chiropractic, Hampstead, Abby Holden. With 15 years experience which encompasses working on iron man athletes in NZ pre and post events – and acting as principal chiropractor in clinics around the world (NZ, Ireland, England, Scotland, Italy), Abby has a lot to draw from to allow your body to reach its health potential.
Dr Holden has extensive training in cranial release techniques and chirodontics, with extra training in applied kinesiology, paediatric care and neurological balancing. Abby's adjusting is non invasive and specific to the person she is working on.
Accommodation and prices
The villa is comprised of six guest bedrooms.
Each room has different bed configurations, please see below for details:
Room 1: £4400 – sleeps 4 people. 2x double beds. (£1100 each)
Room 2: £2400 – sleeps 2 people. 1x double bed. Ideal for couple. (£1200 each)
Room 4: £3105 – sleeps 3 people. 1x double bed plus 1x single bed. (£1035 each)
Room 5: £2400 – sleeps 2 people. 1x double bed. Ideal for couple. (£1200 each)
Room 6: THE SUITE. £3000 – sleeps 2 people. 1x double bed mezzanine with loads of living space. (£1500 each)
Room 7: £4800 – sleeps 4 people. 1x 3person king bed plus 1x double bed. Room has a spa bath. (£1200 each).
Please be aware that the above prices do not include flights and transfers.
Payment option 1: 30% deposit upfront with the following 70% balance payable 4 weeks (20th April 2015) prior to the start of the retreat.
Payment option 2: Make payment in full and receive a 5% discount.
Both payment options offer a full refund within 7 days of purchase. After this time payments are non refundable – but remain transferable. We will provide bank details after your room selection has been made.
Return flights start at £65 from Gatwick, Heathrow £199 with Easyjet.
Direct flights to Barcelona can be found by searching on: http://www.skyscanner.net
The flights we recommend are as follows:
EASYJET OPTION – preferred flights
Easyjet 8571 from Gatwick Monday 18 th May 2015 departs 7:25am, lands 10:30am Barcelona
Easyjet 8574 from Barcelona Sunday 24 th May 2015 departs 3:40pm, lands 5:00pm Gatwick
There are various options from Barcelona airport. Please feel free to email us your flight details so we can help arrange possible taxi shares with other guests.
The average prices for taxi's are as follows:
Taxi for 4 persons (+luggage) £150
Minibus for 20ppl @£185 ( http://www.suntransfers.com)
Terms and conditions
To confirm your place we require a deposit of 30%, or a transfer of the full amount (with a discount of 5%).
The remaining balance will be due 4 weeks (20 th April 2015) prior to arrival. Once payment has reached our account we will be able to confirm your position. We will provide bank details after your room selection has been made.
A full refund will be honoured if cancellation occurs within 7 days of purchase. After this time 100% of the payment will be charged. You booking will remain transferable if you wish for someone you know to take your place.
No refunds will be given to those guests who do not arrive at the designated retreat venue.
Please check that your travel insurance policy includes cover for unforeseen cancellations.
For bookings or enquiries please email [email protected]