For small scale Yoga Retreats in Spain
Casa Vinyasses is situated on a hill in the middle of nature, about 7 km from the fishing village
L’Amettla de Mar in the South of Catalonia. (150 km south of Barcelona)
Located on a 2.5 hectare Eco Friendly olive grove with olive trees, carob trees, wild rosemary almond trees, thyme, sage and wild green asparagus.
We make our own organic extra virgin olive oil and pick the various fruits for jam and chutneys. Of course we serve these products during meals. You can also buy this pure unfiltered organic extra virgin olive oil with us!
When you arrive here, the first thing you notice is the scents of wild thyme and rosemary. The space and especially the silence. The views of the mountains, the sea, and the Ebro Delta. You can still really enjoy the dark silent evenings with the beautiful starry sky and sounds of the owls, crickets and wild boar.
It is nature, the wind in the trees, the whistling of the birds, the call of the tawny owl, the starry sky, the mysterious red light in the valley at sunrise and sunset, that make you feel connected to Mother Earth
A little time for yourself in nature
If you need silence, rest, recharging, just a little time for yourself, this is the perfect place. It is a small, intimate, sustainable place where you can really refuel.
There are also many sporting options in the area, such as mountain walks, mountain biking, kite surfing, canoeing on the Ebro river, bird watching etc.
I cook pure as much as possible. The meals will mainly be vegetarian or Ayurvedic and can be supplemented to a more Mediterranean cuisine with fish. The vegetables come as much as possible from an ecological farm in the area. We use our own extra vergin olive oil for cooking and we have thyme, rosemary, sage and homemade jam or chutneys from our own garden.
Facilities during your retreat
Your Yoga retreat at Casa Vinyasses contains:
- Yoga shala
- Outside yoga terrace (in good weather)
- 2 times a day 1.5 hours of yoga with meditation, yoga Nidra, pranayama, mantras
- Towels and beach towels
- Natural shampoo, conditioner and shower gel
- cozy seats
- (indoor) swimming pool
- Outside shower
- Outside kitchen
- Fridge for general use
- Parking on own ground
- Wireless internet (WIFI)
- Mountain bikes
- Mongolian Ger (Yurt)
- Library full of yoga and philosophy books
A wonderful stay in one of our 3 Casitas
EVERY CASITA HAS ITS OWN ENTRANCE AND LOOK AND FEEL
Gekko is the largest and most luxurious. This is a house with 2 floors, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen with 4 burner gas / oven.
Downstairs is the kitchen with dining table and 1 bathroom with shower and toilet.
Upstairs is a bedroom / living room with 3 new single beds of 90 x 200, large wardrobe cupboard and a sitting area.
Outside the house is a private terrace with seating.
Mariposa is the smallest casita. This is a beautiful modern 2-person bedroom with 2 new spring box beds (90x200) that can also be joined.
There is also a bathroom with a shower and toilet.
You can sit outside on a bistro set on the terrace with a sea view.
Sol is a casita with 2 floors. Here you have a kitchenette with dining table and the bathroom with shower and toilet.
Upstairs is a loft with a 2 person spring box bed of 160x200cm. Outside in front of your door you have your own terrace and seating.
Our dedicated Yoga Shala is the perfect environment for your Yoga Practice. We use the shala when we can not practice outside.
Shala is a Sanskrit word meaning, “home, abode”. A Yoga Shala is a ‘place of yoga’. It is a gathering place for students of Traditional Yoga to practice, share, experience and grow.
A space dedicated to activities that focus on personal development. Our only requirement to maintain the energy in the room is for the activities to be done barefoot.
Our Mongolian Ger (mostly known as Yurt) is a beautiful calming place. It’s an origanale home for the Mongolian people.
We sometimes use it during our retreats for our evening meditation or for a massage. During daytime you may use it to relax, reed a book, drink a up of tea or meditate. It’s a special feeling being in a home without corners.
When we have a larger group it can be used to sleep for 2 persons. There is an wooden cabin oustide with shower and toilet.
- There is a wide range of yoga books available for reading
- A few mountain bikes are freely available
- Natural shampoo, cream rinse and shower gel available (free from sls, parabens, silicones)
- Drinking water, tea, coffee and fruit all day long
- It is a beautiful area for walking in nature
- We live here with our 2 sweet big and alert Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs
- There are 2 yoga / meditation classes per day
- 1 x Silent meditation
- 1 x Yoga Nidra
The 16 km length of the coast of L’Ametlla de Mar is one of the most charming and unspoilt coasts of the Mediterranean. There are beautiful cliffs where you can walk along the “grand route” GR 92, from the coast to the picturesque beaches and bays.
The Delta de L’Ebre National Park is a 20-minute drive away. This is where the Ebro River flows into the sea. Here you will find pristine beaches, wetlands, rice fields, 325 different animal species including colonies of pink flamingos, black ibises and egrets. It is a paradise for bird lovers
Prices of Retreats
The prices for the yoga retreats can vary and are based on half board & full board.
How do you travel to your Yoga Holiday?
– To Reus airport (Tarragona) with Transavia
From Reus to L’Ametlla de Mar it is approximately 40 minutes by car.
– To Barcelona El Prat
From Barcelona it is approximately 1.5 hours by car.
From both airports there are possibilities to travel by bus or train to L’Ametlla de Mar.
There is no transfer included. If several people arrive and depart on Reus with the same flight, transport can be booked for a fee of € 40 per person.
You can also arrange a rental car from the airport. You also have the opportunity to see more of the beautiful surroundings here.
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“I’m not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.”
(Winnie the Pooh)
and precisely that is so beautiful on the long journey from head to heart that you have facilitated so beautifully. From soil to mouth to crown. What nice conversations, valuable attention, valuable silences, mind & body stretched and now further on your way with you and this place in the heart.
See you again, big hug and love, Jackie
Jackie Participant Casa Vinyasses Retreat 2019