Autumn yoga retreats in Cuenca, Spain


11 - 14 October 2018 for more advanced students, in English

9 - 11 November 2018 for beginners, in Spanish


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The Programme


The program for the retreats is similar to that in many Yoga centres throughout India and includes, daily:

  • Two yoga sessions
  • Two pranayama sessions
  • Meditation and chanting sessions
  • Deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra)
  • Talks and discussions

There is also time to enjoy walks in the stunning countryside around Valdecabras, where wild thyme and rosemary grow in abundance.

11 - 14 October 2018

The cost of the October retreat is 280 euros, all inclusive. Travel costs are separate and participants must make their own arrangements, excluding transfers from and to Cuenca railway station, which are included in the cost of the retreats.

Participants must have reasonable yoga experience to be able to fully participate in all activities. The retreat will be held in English.

A deposit of 80 euros must be payed by 1st September.

9 - 11 November 2018

The cost of the November retreat is 210 euros, all inclusive. Travel costs are separate and participants must make their own arrangements, excluding transfers from and to Cuenca railway station, which are included in the cost of the retreats.

This retreat is intended for people who have never done yoga before or who have limited experience. The retreat will be held in Spanish.

A deposit of 70 euros is payable by 1st October.



Outside of house
Outside of house
Yoga areas
Yoga areas
Outside of house
Outside of house
Stairs and upstairs common area
Stairs and upstairs common area
Single bedroom
Single bedroom
Shared bedroom
Shared bedroom

The Venue


The retreats will be held in a house in the small village of Valdecabras, 20km north-east of the medieval city of Cuenca and approximately 200km east of Madrid. The AVE, Spain’s high speed train, has frequent services that take you from the capital to Cuenca in 55 minutes.

The house offers simple accommodation in individual and shared rooms and light, sunny spaces for yoga practice. There are also areas for reading and social interaction. The house has central heating should the temperatures at night be unseasonably low.

All meals are vegetarian. Special diets, i.e. vegan, can be catered for, please get in touch with us to discuss your needs.

At around 900m above sea level, temperatures during the autumn months can be low at night. Warm clothing for early mornings and evenings is required.

Surrounds

Ciudad Encantada
Ciudad Encantada (The enchanted city)
Hanging Houses Cuenca
Hanging Houses of Cuenca (modern art museum)
Laguna de Uña
Uña lake
source of the river cuervo
Source of the river Cuervo
Valeria Yacimiento
Roman ruins of Valeria
Castillo de Belmonte
Belmonte Castle

The Surrounding Area


Valdecabras is the gateway to the Ciudad Encantada (Enchanted City), a geological site in which the erosive forces of weather and the waters of the neaby Júcar river have formed rocks into distinctive and memorable shapes.

The spectacular gorge formed by the Júcar River is home to many species of birds of pray, that can be spotted nesting on its high cliffs. The green waters of the Júcar River make a stunning contrast against the reds, greens and ochres of the rock faces.

The city of Cuenca is one of Spain’s most beautiful medieval cities, declared heritage of humanity by UNESCO. As well as stunning landscapes, the city and its surroundings offer a wealth of cultural activities, from dinosaur digs, Roman remains and medieval castles to the first Gothic cathedral built in Spain and an important gallery of contemporary art. If you intend to spend some time in the area at the conclusion of the retreats, visit click this link for information.

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+34 667 990 561

UK : +44 777 855 1924
Spain: +34 667 990 561