Spain Retreat – The power of disconnecting! 10 -16 September 2016

Come and disconnect from the city buzz! At Spain retreat you can experience the healing power of nature and tranquil place without distractions.

eucaliptus-beach_09In the wonderful rural part of Spain, located in a protected nature reserve of Delta de l’Ebre (200km south of Barcelona), we will take you on a discovery of creating more awareness of the body and mind through different activities.

For 6 nights you will be accommodated in a holiday residence, having a private swimmingpool and tennis court at your disposal. Only 6 minutes by foot you will get to kilometres long quiet sandy beach. It is so empty and peaceful that you will wonder how is this still possible in the busy world that we live in. It is so far, far away from mass tourism that it will naturally provide you with an opportunity to disconnect, relax and recharge.

During our program, you will have the chance to have two guided yoga sessions per day with Kaja (suitable for all levels). Apart from daily yoga, throughout your stay you will attend various group workshops with Zuzana to nourish your body and mind. But don’t worry, you will have plenty of space to enjoy walking on the wide empty beach, swim in the pool or the sea, or just sunbathe on the lovely terrace with your favourite book! Besides the wonderful surroundings and inspiring program, you will be nurtured by healthy, well balanced vegetarian meals prepared especially for this occasion.

teras_pool_court_01You can read more about your hosts on this trip Zuzana and Kaja further below.

Don’t wait and register for this retreat now by sending an email to zuzana@massagesense.com

Maximum 12 participants can take place on this retreat.

Prices 
Double room occupancy € 530,- p.p.
Single room occupancy € 595,-p.p.
Price includes accommodation, full program, food and transport from the airport to the residence and back. The price is exclusive your flight to Barcelona and back.

Flights
You will need to secure your own transport to Barcelona. We suggest that you first check the availability of flight to Barcelona on the 10 September (morning hours)  and return flight on the 16th September (afternoon flights).  If you wish to secure cheap prices and wish to book as soon as possible, we strongly suggest that you book only with the option to cancel the flight! Or you can wait until we come back to you with confirmation that we have minimum required places for this retreat filled in and book your flight then.

(Flight to Barcelona- “Departure-10 September”- arrival no later than 16.00, Return- “16 September” – departure no earlier than 12.00)

Registration and Payment
To register, send an email to zuzana@massagesense.nl and she will provide you with account details for pre-payment to secure your place at this retreat.

You will be asked to transfer the fee for this retreat to a Massage Ssense bank account. The information will be provided with your registration.

Please note – We reserve the right to cancel this event in case of too many cancellations on short notice. Therefore it is essential to book your flight with the possibility to cancel!

About Zuzanamassage_sense_514_1_960x644
Zuzana is since 2008 a founder and director of a massage practice in the Hague, called Massage Sense. She has been working with clients since she can remember, and that influenced her thinking about the ways body interacts with the mind and vice versa. She not only became passionate in the manual therapy, but also in emotional and mental processes. So, she decided to pursue both separately, by completing two paths of education. One as a massage therapist and the other as a psychologist. In her work she frequently combines these two approaches because of her strong believe that it is the 2 sides of the same coin after all. Why not pay attention to both???

Zuzana’s philosophy attracted a lot of success and she has been interviewed on several occasions, for example for a tv documentary in Slovakia about successful people living abroad or published articles in the press in Slovakia as well as the Netherlands. You can see some of the reviews about Zuzana here.

About KajaKaja profile picture
Kaja became interested in yoga since her first encounter with this art of living in 2004 during her internship in Argentina. After returning to The Hague, where she currently lives, she continued practicing on her own and occasionally attended guided classes. But soon after she became a mother, in the need to rediscover her balance, she started to consider the mat her friend for life. This is when she started to follow regular classes at different studios and deepen her own practice by attending various workshops in yoga, mindfulness and meditation. At this point she became aware of the non-physical aspects of yoga and that only reinforced her belief that it is truly her right direction to pursue. With growing passion and curiosity in yogic lifestyle & philosophy, she made decision to follow a hatha yoga teacher training in jan 2015.

Since the successful completion of the yoga teacher training, Kaja continues to give community classes in saktiisha yoga centre in the Hague and private classes. In her classes, she encourages you to discover the benefits of your own practice. Her focus lies on basic yoga foundation and alignment as well as awareness of the breath.

 

PROGRAM


*Day 1, Saturday 10th of September

All together will be collected from Barcelona airport at 18.00.
Arrival in residence, settling in your rooms, later meet and greet each other.
Setting the intention

*Day 2, Sunday 11th of September
8.00 – Morning yoga class (energizing class to awaken the body)
9.15 – Breakfast
10.30 – Workshop ‘Slow down’- how to empower mental and emotional health
13.00 – Lunch
Free time
17.00- Evening yoga class
19.00 – Dinner

*Day 3, Monday 12 September
8.00 – Morning yoga class
9.15 – Breakfast
10.30 -Workshop ‘Essential oils’ How to use them and apply in everyday life
13.00 – Lunch
Free time
17.00 – Evening yoga class
19.00 – Dinner

*Day 4, Tuesday 13 September
8.00 – Morning yoga class
9.15 – Breakfast
Free day that can be used for activities if desired (boat trip, biking trip, long beach walk)
Lunch package (if you go on a trip)
19.00 – Dinner
21.00 – ‘Get ready to bed’ guided meditation”

*Day 5, Wednesday 14 September
8.00 – Morning yoga class
9.15 – Breakfast
10.30 – Workshop – Understanding and improving body posture to reduce muscle tension and headaches
13.00 – Lunch
Free time
17.00 – Evening yoga class
19.00 – Dinner

*Day 6, Thursday 15 September
8.00 – Morning yoga class
9.15 – Breakfast
10.30 – Workshop – Learn how to give a back massage
13.00 – Lunch
Free time
17.00 – Evening yoga class with closing ceremony
19.00 – Dinner

*Day 7, Friday 16 September
8.00 – Leaving the residence. Collective transfer to Barcelona airport in the morning. (Arriving at the airport at 10.00)

Interesting links:

Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park

Tourism in Delta de l’Ebre

Cancellation policy
In case of cancellation, you will be fully reimbursed if you cancel before August 10th 2016. Cancellations after august 10th and before 31st August will be charged 50% of the fee paid for you place in this retreat. Cancellations in September will not be reimbursed.

Comments

  1. Lea says:

    Dear,
    I would be interesting in the retreat trip to Spain however i dont have a huge experience with yoga. Would it be a problem?
    Thwnk you in advance.
    Have a good day
    Regards
    Lea

    1. Dear Lea.

      Not problem at all. Hatha yoga is slow enough for a beginner to pick it up easily. Kaja will give options for less and also more advanced people, so this style is suitable for all levels. She is very articulate, so explanations are clear. Kaja always checks on people to see if you are doing your poses the right and safe way, and offers help if needed.
      Zuzana

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