New Year Retreat Catalunya 29 Dec – 2 Jan 2019

Turning toward the wisdom of presence this New Year – an invitation to connect with your inner knowing,  a gentle &  deep listening ,  how would you like to evolve and grow ? In these darkest months lies the possibility of new beginnings.

A heart centred space and the community of the group,  in a beautiful location with stunning hiking,  sea and sun in Catalunya.

aleshas place garrafEmbracing presence, inner strength , clarity and ease for your New Year in a heart centred space.   A place to connect with what truly fulfils and nourishes you this 2019. 

The offering to you 

A yoga practice  inspired by Vanda Scaravelli & Deep Rest Meditation.   Plus dance/movement session and  Yoga Nidra/Breathwork.

New Year Day swim with the locals,  daily hiking with stunning sea views and nutritious  delicious  organic local cuisine from our local Yuca chef.

Plus options to go sailing or take surf or sup classes.

The programme 

Throughout the retreat Julie will offer twice daily yoga classes : a practice inspired by Vanda Scaravelli –  a stress free yoga practice to reconnect you with the wisdom of your body.   An awakening of the spine to find freedom and strength of movement.  Suitable for all : those with or without experience.

Daily Deep Rest Meditation class – a practice to rekindle inner ease and inner knowing.  Inspired by Open Dharma and my teacher Jaya Ashmore.   We will also incorporate contemplative / silent meditation walking into our hikes.

29th Dec – Arrivals at 4pm  

We will meet together as a group at 5pm and begin with an opening circle 6-8pm.   Followed by our first evening meal together.   Deep Rest Meditation before bed.

30th December – morning and late afternoon yoga practice.  Deep Rest Meditation practice.  Group hike in Park National Garraf behind the Yoga Casa.

31st New Years Eve Morning yoga session,  afternoon yoga nidra to craft your San Kalpa  followed by a movement session – a fusion of Sufi , Flow and meditative dance.   Option to join the locals in the village to celebrate new year with “Los Uvas” at midnight .

*option to join the locals in the tiny spanish seaside village in their New Year “Las Uvas”  tradition at midnight.

1st January – New Years Day  morning yoga , swim with the locals (optional) , New Years Day Hike in Garraf National Park and evening meal , plus with evening yoga practice and fire ceremony.

2nd Jan Our closing circle.  Departures at 12 midday

Hiking as a group daily  in Garraf National Park and as you wish .  And plenty of free time to rest and explore , take time by the pool, or on the local beach and walking surrounding the yoga casa (house).




The Place

Yoga Casa is a beautiful family run space dedicated to yoga and well being practice  set in the tiny seaside village of Garraf near Sitges, Barcelona.  The  beautiful Yoga sala has stunning views of the sea with a fire place and heating for warmth in the winter months.

There are plenty of spaces to relax during your stay , inside in the large living room area with sea and garden views.  The kitchen with its beautiful table and underfloor heating.  And in the gardens surrounding the house. Its an easy walk down to the beach with its interesting coastal walks.  The village is also at the bottom of footpaths taking you up to the stunning Garraf National Park , with sea views and views inland of the hills and valleys of Catalunya & Tarragona.


The Accommodation 

Cosy , comfortable , luxury rooms where you will feel right at home.

The Tuscan room with four poster antique bed and garden view with shared bathroom – ideal for a couple or two friends.

Cosy , comfortable , luxury rooms where you will feel right at home.

The Garden Suite – with a large luxury King sized double bed,  ample storage space, garden views, own private bathroom with heated flooring and own private entrance.

The Coco room – a bright and spacious option with a bunk bed for two to share.  Beautiful space  to chill with sea views.  Heated flooring.  Bathroom shared.

The Balcony Room – Stunning sea views, balcony , and fire stove , plus heated flooring and luxury Coco mattress.  Own private bathroom. King Size Bed and large single bed of down feathers.  A room for 3 people to share.

How to get there 

The Yoga Casa is situated in the little seaside town of Garraf.

Easily accessible from Barcelona and Barcelona El Prat Airport.

From Barcelona El Prat  take a 20 minute taxi ride.  From Barcelona centre you can take a train direct to Garraf.  Pick ups by the retreat centre are also available.


All prices include . Accommodation, all meals , breakfast , lunch & dinner , snacks and drinks,  all yoga and meditation teachings,  Movement session  and  scheduled group hiking .

*Does not include one evening meal outing and transport to and from the retreat.

Early Bird  Book before November 25th and receive an early bird discount of €100 on all the prices.

Tuscan Room shared for two people   €600 per person /  private single €900

The Garden Room (own private bathroom)   shared for two people / or couple  €850 per person –  private single €1450

The Coco Room – shared twin room €750 each , private room €1,250

The Balcony Room  (own private bathroom )  shared for 3 people €900 per person /  shared for 2 people € 1250   per person



For more information or to book your place

Please contact Julie direct :  +34 672 483 949

or  email