Spain, Barcelona – Urban Yoga Retreat

This Barcelona Urban Yoga Retreat is a getaway, a week of yoga, wellbeing, cultural and healthy days in Barcelona. A shorter stay than a full week is also possible.

The aim is to create a beautiful space to practice and enjoy all the pleasure of a modern yoga lifestyle.

On this retreat you will find: daily yoga classes with international teachers, fantastic accommodation at the heart of Barcelona, daily vegetarian brunch and many extra optional activities such as paddle boarding, guided city tours, cycling, hikes etc..,  as well as therapies and alternative treatments.

What is included

  • Daily morning Yoga Classes exclusive for retreat guests
  • From March to October: Sunset Rooftop Yoga Classes.
  • Accommodation in Shared Twin Room.  Triple, Double and Private on request.
  • Healthy and generous vegetarian brunch after the class
  • A beautiful setting in a unique modernistic and newly restored space at the heart of Barcelona.
  • All facilities in the house:kitchen, patios, chill-out areas, hammocks and showers.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free unlimited filtered water and herbal teas
  • A social vibe if desired
  • 24 hour access to the house
  • Bath towels and linen
  • All yoga materials
Price from:
EUR 345
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Accommodation

Accommodation

The retreat centre was built in a big and beautiful modernistic house in the heart of Barcelona. The centre is located in a nice and quiet street, yet minutes’ walk away from the central gothic neighbourhood and a 10 minute walk away to the beach of Barcelona.

The building is one of the catalogued examples of the modernistic movement (Gaudi’s movement) and was built in the year 1890. The building and the house has been conserved with all its magic features such as: Nolla colourful flooring, high and decorated ceilings, long and airy corridors, the iron works of the back facade and a smart distribution of the rooms allowing all of them to have access to outdoor spaces, such as internal patios or balconies. The building has the 1st elevator installed in the city, also dated 1890, a magnificent example of woodwork and engineering for old high class housing.

All rooms are spacious and carefully designed by one of the most creative and young design studios in Barcelona: PPT Interiors.  The result is a welcoming, highly beautiful and comfortable centre to stay, relax, socialise and practise yoga.

The centre can accommodate up to 12 guests at a time.

The Gallery and Patio

The brunch/breakfast is served after the class in the gallery, where you will have a big breakfast table and sitting area. There is also a beautiful and private outdoor patio with hammocks and showers where you can relax, sunbathe and enjoy a chat. These spaces will become your relaxing areas during the day, where you can hang out, relax, keep practising with our yoga trapeze and mats, socialise or enjoy one of our additional treatments.

Kitchen

Usually you have dinner together on one of the countless restaurants around the corner.

You will also have access to a fully equipped kitchen and your own storage. Please note that only strictly vegetarian food is allowed in the house. We want to respect certain values and those of all guests. There are many cafes and restaurants a few steps away may you wish to have non vegetarian meals. Fresh tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.

Location

The centre is located behind La Boqueria Market, main and one of the oldest local food markets in the city. An amazing place to walk and explore local food in a great buzzy market.

The retreat is also located between the popular street of Las Ramblas, one of the most beautiful promenades of the city and minutes walk from the seafront and the beach. Also the old Gothic Cathedral and neighborhood are steps away.

Yoga Shala and Rooftop

Yoga Shala and Rooftop

The house has an airy yoga space with a chimney and a long wall to practice. Some of the beautiful old features are kept adding a modernistic touch. A constant merge of old and new, keeping the best of the past yet always moving forward.

There is also the amazing Rooftop located at the top of the building, a large terrace offering a different perspective, amazing views and a fresh and sunny vibe where you practice yoga every day (if weather permits). A unique space equipped with changing rooms and amazing outdoor showers, to practice yoga whilst enjoying a great view overlooking the city. Saluting the sun at the rise, and giving it the best farewell every sunset.

Det finns en yogashala på ca 25 kvm med högt i tak och öppen spis, här finns utrymme för ca 8-10 yogisar. Här finns en gammal atmosfär kvar med en modernistisk touch.

The Yoga

The yoga classes are carefully planned to build up every day towards a stronger practice and starting to develop your own sequences. The classes are based on Vinyasa Yoga, yet you will find influences from Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga.

Each week the classes will be adapted to the group, whilst leaving time and space to individual attention to each one of the students. It will be a harmonious pace for the group, whilst following up individual progress all levels. With the complete yoga program of each retreat, you will develop and start to break down the key postures, learn the essential breathing techniques and start your journey towards confidently building up a self-practice or creating a short routine for yourselves.

Every day you will work on different sequences and postures, in order to create a flowing sequence by the end of the week.

The Team

ANAÏS GIBERT

French girl living in Barcelona who started practicing yoga in China…

"My two passions, yoga and travel have indeed been tied from the very start. Some years ago, I left France to travel the world and almost immediately fell in love with yoga. I guess it was the right time for me to find this
wonderful tool, helping me to live a more balanced and fulfilling life. From then, I had the chance to practice in the most beautiful places on earth, with the most amazing teachers that gave me so much more than “just yoga classes” and it actually literally changed my life…

In 2014, I felt it was time for me to deepen my practice and knowledge and I chose to take a 200h Yoga Teacher Training @ Byron Yoga Centre in one of the most wonderful coastal places in Australia, Byron Bay. After that wonderful experience I started teaching Hatha Vinyasa yoga classes, trying to bring yoga where it was not practiced and much needed, especially in the corporate world.

My classes focus on the breath, body awareness and flowing movements and combine strength and flexibility work.

I’m really looking forward to broadening my exposure to yoga and sharing with you on and off the mat!"


VIRGINIA ÁLVAREZ

"I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay and it was 15 years ago when the road and the passion towards the practice of Yoga started. 

Whilst still in Uruguay I took a course of Raja Yoga Instructor and in 2006 I decided to change my residence to Barcelona. In 2012 I went to India to further deepen my teaching skills. I enrolled the Hatha Yoga Training School, Patanjali International Yoga Foundation with Hatha Yoga master, Jitendra Das in Rishikesh.

Dance has always been an inspiration in my life, venturing from my early youth in the practice of contemporary, African, salsa and Arabic dance among others. Thus, my blessing meeting Shakti Dance, which is a sacred dance that has its roots in Kundalini Yoga.The practice of Shakti dance is based on harmonic motion linked to breathing. In 2014 I decided to certify in Shakti Dance with Sara Avtar.

Currently I offer classes in both disciplines, Hatha Vinyasa and Shakti Dance , that although different, they have the same goal; being more aware and healthy, to help live in harmony with ourselves and  with everything around us."


JENI AIR

"I have always been a lover of sports and movement; constantly involved in various physical activates. Forever curious about the body’s abilities and the potential it has. I took up yoga to gain better flexibility and mobility in my body to excel in my hobbies.  Over the years I realized that yoga had a lot more to offer than just a deeper stretch.

Getting involved with Yoga gave me the space to slow down to learn and observe my body keeping her motivated, healthy and balanced.

In 2013, with nearly ten years of English teaching experience, I felt that it was time for a change. After completing her masters in Linguistics I signed up for my 200hr yoga teacher training. I wanted to take my expertise in the language classroom and apply it to my passion for physical activity.

I traveled to Thailand and completed my 200hr teacher training and the following summer I completed her Unnata Aerial Yoga teacher trainin. Followed by the Air Aerial Fitness (Los Angeles) and the Swaha Aerial Yoga teacher trainings. A more acrobatic expression of yoga; I finds that aerial yoga brings all different aspects of all the things she loves to do together.

Teaching allows me to share my love for yoga with other people and enable them to find a healthier and peaceful self."


CHRIS POHN

"In my former career I was a political scientist, working in an international company in Vienna (Austria), where I am from.  As I am a very active person, I always did a lot of sports and once I got more familiar with Yoga and started practicing a lot, I got really passionate about it and decided to quit my job to dedicate my life to Yoga and Dance – one of my best decisions ever!

I obtained my Hatha Teacher Training in Vienna and simultaneously I started a contemporary dance education. Since then I am teaching Yoga, Contemporary Dance as Yoga & Dance (with elements of contemporary dance) and I make dance projects (mainly performances in public spaces with life music) in different parts of the world.

My classes are dynamic and fluid. I focus on the alignment and the connection between movements and breathing. I combine Hatha Yoga with Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga and exercises from my dance background. I include breathing and strengthening postures as well as postures to improve flexibility through releasing into the position.

I look forward to meeting you on the mats!"


ULLA HONIG

Ulla Honig, is our naturopath with extensive knowledge in nutrition, herbal medicine and holistic therapies. She is a renowned vegan chef and menu alchemist in the city of Barcelona.

She is also a certified master in healing massages.

She leads and creates our Detox programs and is available for 1 to 1 programs upon request.


LEONARDO MOGGIA

"Namaste everyone,

Yoga has been a constant practice for me for over 10 years now. I started practicing yoga in Chile, where I am from and finally became a Yoga Teacher. I obtained  my certification (200hrs) In Mysore, India.

I have also followed special trainings and workshops with recognised teachers around the world.

My classes of Hatha Vinyasa are very dynamic and strongly inspired in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method.  Postures are developed through movements which interlink one asana from another, focusing in the use of breathing and bandhas, to protect our body and keep   our mind flowing through the class."

 

Travel & Facts

Travel:
Flight to Barcelona (BCN). 
Flights can be booked online here or send us an email and we are happy to help you (our flight booking fee is 30 EUR).

Transfer:
- Airbus
This is a great option, the airbus is a daily service between Plaça de Catalunya and Barcelona Airport. It has a frequency of every 10 minutes and runs from both terminals. Approximate journey time: 35 minutes. Last and main stop is Plaça Catalunya, which is about 5 minutes’ walk to the retreat. When your booking is confirmed you will get the address which you easily find with Google Maps. To return to the airport you can take the bus from the same stop as on arrival. Please check the bus is taking you to the right terminal at the top of the vehicle.
- Taxi
There is a 24 hour taxi line at each exit in both terminals. Taxis in Barcelona are yellow and black. We recommend that you to use licensed ones for city sustainability. Rates are affordable and distances reasonable within Barcelona. A taxi from the airport to the retreat should cost between 30–40 EUR depending on terminal and traffic.

Included in the price:

  • Daily morning yoga classes
  • From March to October: Sunset Rooftop Yoga Classes.
  • Accommodation in shared twin room with shared bathrooms. Triple, double and private on request.
  • Healthy and generous vegetarian brunch after the class
  • All facilities in the house:kitchen, patios, chill-out areas, hammocks and showers.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free unlimited filtered water and herbal teas
  • Bath towels and linen
  • All yoga materials

Not included in the price:
- Flight
- Lunches and dinners

Access to rooms:
Check in
From 16.00 to 21.00
- Check out
After Brunch and before 14.00.
We encourage you to arrive within the check in/out hours, to create as less disruption as possible for the others guests and this will help to give you the best welcome possible.
If you are arriving outside of check in hours, it is mandatory to inform us in advance, so we can ensure a member of the staff is there to check you in.

WiFi: Free of charge

Pool: No

Yoga equipment: Everything needed is in place, but please bring your own yoga mat if you like.

Special diets: No problem, let us know when you book.

Age limit: No

Electricity: 220V, Europlug 

Climate

 

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Dates and prices

DateNightsName of tripPrice from
23/09/20183Spain, Barcelona – Urban Yoga RetreatEUR 345Book on request
23/09/20185Spain, Barcelona – Urban Yoga RetreatEUR 575Book on request
DateNightsName of tripPrice from
07/10/20183Spain, Barcelona – Urban Yoga RetreatEUR 345Book on request
07/10/20185Spain, Barcelona – Urban Yoga RetreatEUR 575Book on request
DateNightsName of tripPrice from
21/10/20183Spain, Barcelona – Urban Yoga RetreatEUR 345Book on request
21/10/20185Spain, Barcelona – Urban Yoga RetreatEUR 575Book on request
DateNightsName of tripPrice from
04/11/20183Spain, Barcelona – Urban Yoga RetreatEUR 345Book on request
04/11/20185Spain, Barcelona – Urban Yoga RetreatEUR 575Book on request
DateNightsName of tripPrice from
18/11/20183Spain, Barcelona – Urban Yoga RetreatEUR 345Book on request
18/11/20185Spain, Barcelona – Urban Yoga RetreatEUR 575Book on request
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