PRANA YOGA RETREATS IN SPAIN JULY + SEPTEMBER 2017
4-9 July 2017
5-10 September 2017
The retreat will take place at La Bruguera villa, located near the historic city of Girona. Your villa is a stunning country estate that consists of nine acres of oak, pine forest, and gardens with private heated salt water pool. Nestled in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Baix Emporda, this location is just a short walk from the ancient stone hamlet of Púbol.
You will be staying at La Bruguera, a villa with a characteristic of the Catalonian style set in the beautiful Girona, Spain. In order to meet your needs as closely as possible and to maintain an intimate group setting, Prana Yoga Retreats has selected a venue specifically to keep a small group size. Since there are a very limited number of rooms at La Bruguera, the retreat price will be based on shared bedrooms. Private single and double rooms will be available at additional 200 EUR.
The villa has a tower with which you can climb to experience amazing views of the surrounding countryside. It also owns a yoga shala that was originally built for the resident’s art gallery. This stunning space is bright with tall ceiling overlooking the fish pond and cloister. This accommodation was undoubtedly a source of inspiration surrounded by dense woodland, interspersed with winding footpaths, follies, and a variety of secluded spots.
The program will be taught to suit all levels and physical abilities and you do not need any experience in yoga or meditation to join the retreat. The retreats classes are individually tailored to the group attending. If you are completely new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, you should find this retreat interesting and rewarding as you will take some new perspectives with you upon returning home. Yoga classes and workshops will include Ashtanga, Nidra, gentle Restorative, and meditation.
The retreat has a group-friendly atmosphere, so the solo travelers will not feel apprehensive. There will also be ample opportunity for an individual time, private walks, and silence moment for self-reflection.
Typical daily schedule
- 08:00 Meditation
- 08:45 Snack
- 09:00 Ashtanga yoga class
- 11:00 Brunch
- 11:30 Free Time
- 16:00 Restorative yoga class
- 18:30 Dinner
- 21:00 Yoga Nidra
On the Thursday of the retreat, you will have a free day to explore and have some trips. There will be an optional group trip that will be organized. The trip is designed uniquely based on the individuals attending and their preferences. Typically, it will include a visit to the local beaches such as Playa Castell.
At Playa Castell, you will have the option to partake in kayaking along the coves of the Costa Brava and take the opportunity to see the Spanish shore from a new perspective and even explore caves from the safety of your kayak. The cost of this excursion is included in your retreat package.
Your Yoga Teacher
Claire Dunniece developed an interest in yoga as a teen but sadly found little support available for adolescents to develop a practice at the time. While working in an accountancy practice in 2008, she sought out yoga once to help reduce the stress she was experiencing as a manager in a busy firm. During a trip to Indonesia in 2012, she began to deepen her practice with various teachers and styles of yoga. In 2015, she traveled to India to complete her 200-hour teacher training in the Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Goa. Claire is a firm believer that yoga should be made accessible for every individual.
All meals will be prepared on site using local produce as often as possible. Some of the fresh and delicious ingredients are grown organically in the wondrous vegetable gardens at La Bruguera. The meals are intended to be vegetarian which can be catered to suit your dietary needs or special requests. Hot and cold beverages and snacks will also be available throughout the retreat.
The property also contains a significant number of fruit trees yielding peaches, mandarins, avocados, oranges, nisperos, and figs. There is also a canopy of grape vines from which table wine is made to the great enjoyment of the owners.
Things To Do
You may choose to spend your free time by simply relaxing at the pool, walking the grounds, exploring the olive groves, hills, vineyards, paths, and forests surrounding the property. Take a walk to the medieval village of Púbol, visit the Gala and Salvador Dali Castle, or explore further afield one of the many medieval Roman and Iberian villages nearby.
Holistic therapies such as massage will be available to book throughout the retreat at additional cost and upon request. This is a wonderful way to deepen your relaxation during the week.
- 5 nights luxury shared accommodation
- Daily vegetarian meals
- Daily yoga and meditation sessions
- Day trip and excursion
- Hot and cold beverages and snacks
What’s not included:
- Airport transfers
Cost €850 includes shared accommodation, all meals, snacks, classes & activity trip
Single Supplement €200 (limited availability)
Contact and Booking
Organizer: Prana Yoga Retreats