“Despite a 5 hour flight delay returning to the Uk, I felt so relaxed which lasted for about 2+ weeks. It was odd as I’m usually worrying about something on a daily basis. I realised I was feeling similar to when I was prescribed medication for depression/anxiety. The medication was really helpful therefore feeling like this without medication has made me consider yoga regularly. I have looked in the past but find it difficult to find a class that I can follow as I’m a complete novice” MJ, UK
“Julie gave me very challenging yoga classes like I have never had them before. I found them quite intense but it is actually the first type of yoga, or yoga teacher, that makes my body feel better for a longer time. So I am very satisfied.” Chris , Holland
YOGA RETREAT near Barcelona
26-28TH OCTOBER 2018
DIVE INTO AUTUMN
WITH CLARITY, STRENGTH AND VITALITY
After the hectic holiday season would you like to press pause and recharge?
Julie invites you on a retreat for you , where body is allowed, surrender into deep rest encouraged and a rediscovery of your body’s natural wisdom cultivated.
A yoga and meditation practice suitable for all , with or without previous experience of yoga.
This yoga invites you to a deep listening of the body, an awakening of the spine through playful exploration of our body through the asanas, through breathe, meditation and simply arriving into a sense of wholeness. Cultivating freedom , strength and flexibility of body and mind in movement.
After the full , wild and beautiful summer , rekindle inner ease and harmony as you connect to new autumnal rhytmns and embrace a new phase. An opportunity to sit and listen with your heart at whatever point you are in your life all within the community of the group.
L’Hort de la Riera – Casa de Retiros – near Barcelona
Casa de Retiros L’Hort de la Riera, is a beautifully and lovingly renovated traditional Catalan farmhouse. A space specialising in therapeutic retreats dedicated to inspiration , well being and health.
A space to disconnect and reconnect. L’Hort de la Riera offers elegant shared and private rooms with own bathrooms, with heating for winter and air conditioning for the summer heat.
The house offers many outside spaces to hang out and chill out! Hammocks, garden areas , terraces with stunning views and the swimming pool.
It combines a rustic design with modern elements creating beautiful and comfortable environments. It has a beautiful sala for yoga and meditation.
L’Hort de la Riera is nestled in the heart of Monsterrat with inspiring nature at hand . You can go on walks to the rivers and natural pools for bathing or take a hike through the valleys and forests surrounding.
The daily programme
Julie will offer two yoga sessions each day from the Saturday morning. An early morning 8 – 10am and evening 6-8pm. On the arrival day Friday there will be one session, we will practice from 7 – 8.30pm.
Plus optional early morning deep rest meditation.
The yoga sessions will begin with a gentle invitation to open up the body and then gently explore and deepen into different postures, breath and meditation through the weekend. The yoga will be suitable for all. Experienced and those new to yoga.
There will then be time in the day to enjoy free time, immersed in the inspiring natural surroundings ,you might rest , go for a walk in the vallyes and forests. On the Saturday there will be an option to put on our hiking shoes, take a picnic lunch and walk as a group and enjoy a meditation together.
The evening yoga session on Friday and Saturday will be a more restorative practice and the afternoon session on Sunday a gentle closing practice.
There will be one period of silence between Friday evening and Saturday morning to support each other in arrival and to begin the invitation to be with our heart , in gentle mindfulness.
Julie will be offering cranio sacral treatments. Reiki and anti Stress massage will be on offer by resident practitioners for an extra cost.
Beginning with Friday evening dinner you will be offered delicious, organic meals created by the resident cook. Followed by deliciously nutricious breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
Meals are prepared with fresh, seasonal, and locally grown ingredients, perhaps from the small vegetable garden. Meals are prepared’ with love, dedication, creativity , happiness , generosity . Meals are vegan and vegetarian. All special dietary requirements are catered for.
L’Hort de la Riera offers elegant accommodation. Rooms with own private bathrooms. Offering the highest quality of comfort and space to students. The10 beautiful rooms are shared rooms for up to 4 people each with their own private bathroom but can also be offered for a supplement as double private rooms.
Early Bird price €295
includes all teachings, food, snacks, and accommodation ion shared rooms of up to 4 people. Private single or double rooms are available for a supplement.
How to get there
L’Hort de la Riera is easily accessible from Barcelona by train. Close to Manresa train station which is served by frequent trains which takes around 25 minutes from the main stations in Barcelona.
If you fly into Barcelona El Prat then just take the train to Sants Station and from there a train to Manresa.
Pick ups can be arranged by the retreat centre.
Please contact me with any questions you may have or for more details.
+34 672 483 949
Next retreat March 2019 – details soon