Yoga Ishta Style - Barcelona, Spain

Gentle Detox and Nourishing Yoga Weekend

  • OCTOBER Friday 2- Sunday 4th 2015
  • 2 nights in a Masia farmhouse close to Barcelona
  • Daily detox juices and fresh food
  • Cleansing and purifying yoga postures and fortifying meditations and breathing techniques.

 

  

 

 

 


PRICES  | INCLUDES  | THE FOOD | SAMPLE MENU | SAMPLE SCHEDULE | FAQs

A three day, two night yoga getaway in the Spanish countryside near Girona in the Garrotxa Volcanic National Park. Step away from the stress and demands of daily life and unplug. Come join us in the tranquil nature reserve and find peace of mind and rest. This weekend will focus not only detoxifying the body through mindful yoga but will also include healthy nutrition. 

Join Raphaella Rose as she guides you through a gentle practice based on abdominal twists and forward folds. A detoxifying practice that will leave you feeling light, calm, and conscious of your body. Find a state of balance and grounding through a deep awareness and understanding of what postures help cleanse the body of built up toxins and how to incorporate these into your lives. Meditation will be incorporated into the classes.

Enjoy healthy, thoughtfully prepared gourmet meals by Emily Gensley that will engage your senses and help cleanse the body from the inside. Menus will focus on the vital components to fuel the body and energize the mind. A variety of herbs and spices will be used to help improve metabolism and aid in proper digestion. Learn and interact in our two healthy living workshops that will teach you tools and techniques for incorporating what you have experienced at the retreat in your own home.

Our Gentle Detox and Nourishing Yoga Weekend is meant not only to be a holiday away from everyday stress, a chance to unwind and depart from the responsibilities at home but we also seek to inspire and educate our students to engage in the concepts and principles we practice, incorporating this knowledge into your own lives. 

 

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PRICES:

Prices: range from 310€- 440€

Early Bird until June 10th:

310€ ( triple share )
340€ ( double or twin share)
400€ ( individual bedroom)

* Sign up with a friend and we'll give you an extra 40€ discount.

Price after 10th June:

340€ ( triple share )
370€ ( double or twin share)
440€ ( individual bedroom)

INCLUDED: 

  • 4 Yoga Sessions with Raphaella
  • Morning detox juice pre-practice
  • 2 Healthy Living Workshops with Emily
  • 1 Yoga Nidra with Emily
  • 2 Nights share accommodation
  • Yoga mats and props 
  • Delicious and healthy meals
  • Towels and linen included

EXTRA COSTS:

Single supplement available- only 1 available
Transport from Barcelona - CONTACT US for info

* Arrival Friday late afternoon.
* Departure after a late lunch on Sunday 

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THE FOOD: 

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The retreat menu is vegetarian with the incorporation of some Ayurvedic practices. With detox as the main theme of our retreat    weekend, our chef will be engaged in teaching awareness of portion control, eating a balanced diet full of fresh seasonal locally sourced products in a creative way that can be replicated at home. Our detox will delve into what ingredients help to purify the body and stimulate the metabolism making us feel healthier and more energetic. We will focus on eliminating sugars, saturated fats, and giving up on alcohol and sweetened beverages such as soda and juice made from concentrate. All meals will be prepared with love & the passion for creating gourmet nutritious dishes by Emily Gensley, also a yoga teacher. The food will include lots of vibrant sourced local and organic produce, complex carbohydrates, whole grains & lean proteins to keep us motivated for the retreat. Emily is an American trained chef and sport nutritionist focused on educating students about healthy food practices creating a well-balanced diet that supports a very active life 

SAMPLE MENU 

Wake-up juice: A variety of healthy juices will be served over the course of the retreat for example a beetroot, apple ginger juice or a green smoothie with spinach cucumber, kiwi, parsley and lemon. 

Breakfast: Homemade gluten free granola made with a variety of nuts and seeds served with a Cardamon & Cinnamon Chia Pudding, a seasonal fruit salad made with fresh mint and ginger followed by creamy millet and quinoa breakfast porridge with aromatics like clove and nutmeg throughout.  A yogi tea made from specific herbs and spices will be served to help stimulate digestion and provide energy for the rest of the day's activities.  

Lunch Workshop: A roasted beet, fennel and orange salad will be the first of many dishes to be lovingly prepared by the students with helpful guidance of Chef Emily. Roasted garlic and spinach bisque.   Grilled vegetable stack with a lemon cilantro hummus.  Water and tea will accompany the meal.

Dinner: A red lentil and roasted pumpkin bisque will invigorate the senses upon arriving to the table, followed by a mushroom & asparagus buckwheat pasta as the the main entree. Dessert will be grilled peaches served with warmed coconut milk and toasted coconut. 

* NOTE: All grains used are gluten free. We use nut and coconut milk to substitute for dairy and no soy products are used over the weekend.

 

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EXAMPLE TIMETABLE:

  • 7.30 am - fresh juice and morning yoga
  • 9.00 am - healthy buffet and detox breakfast
  • 10.00 am - free time / relax
  • 2.00 pm - lunch
  • 5.00 pm - free time / nature walk
  • 6.00pm- yoga
  • 8 pm - cleansing & healthy dinner
  • 10.00 pm - yoga nidra (guided lying down relaxation) / or straight to bed 


FAQs 

WHAT IS FARMHOUSE LIKE?

The rural property is set on 17ha beside the Garrotxa National Park with stunning views of the Pyrenees. It is situated  only 30 minutes from Girona Airport and 1hour from Barcelona. It can hold up to 14 people in 5 bedrooms.

HOW ARE THE BEDROOMS ORGANISED?

Top floor: Huge 70 m2 en-suite room with king bed with extra single bed
Middle floor: 
Room 1 - Contains two rooms with Queen Bed and Twin Room
Room 2 - Queen Bed, extra single can be added. 
Room 3-  Queen Bed with one single bed
Room 4- Queen Bed
Room 5- King Bed and 2 x singles.
 
DO I HAVE TO SHARE A BATHROOM?
Yes- On the middle floor there are two large fully appointed bathrooms. There is the bathroom on ground floor as well. 

IS THERE A YOGA SHALA?

There is a spacious yoga studio of 35-40m2 with high ceilings. All mats and props provided.

HOW MUCH OF A DETOX IS IT?

We are offering a gentle detox menu and a chance to remove items that you may have in your every day such as sugars, saturated fats, caffeine, alcohol and complex carbohydrates. Each day will start with a pre-practice cleansing juice then the day will continue with 3 meals all including healthy salads and creative and tasty plates.

LOCATION/ HOW TO ARRIVE:

We can orgnanise transfers from Barcelona or Girona airport for you at an extra charge.
If you have your own car, we will provide you with the directions in the welcome email.
It is situated about 30 minutes from Girona Airport and 1hour from Barcelona.


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