5 night Summer Retreats in the Sun
3rd–8th July 2018
Creativity, focus and instant calm …….
These are the kinds of feelings that guests speak of when they walk through the gates of La Bruguera.
Just 25 minutes from the historic city of Girona, this stunning country estate consists of 9 acres of oak and pine forest and gardens plus our own private heated salt water pool. Nestled in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Baix Emporda, just a short walk from the ancient stone hamlet of Púbol.
Previously the home of the celebrated Catalan artist Francesc d’Assis Casademont, this hidden retreat was undoubtedly a source of inspiration, surrounded as it is by dense woodland, interspersed with winding footpaths, follies and a variety of secluded spots
The villa even has a tower with which you can climb to experience amazing views of the surrounding countryside.
You may choose to spend your free time simply relaxing by 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 & Salvador Dali Castle or explore further afield one of the many medieval, Roman and Iberian villages nearby.
Our Yoga Shala has been created from what was originally the resident’s art gallery. This stunning space is bright with tall ceiling overlooking the fish pond & cloister.
Classes will be taught to suit all levels and physical abilities therefore no experience is needed in yoga or meditation for you to join the retreat. Each retreats classes are individually tailored to the group attending.
Claire’s teaching style aims to make yoga attainable for everybody so whether you are completely new to yoga, have an existing injury or are a seasoned yogi you should find the retreat interesting, rewarding and hopefully take home some new perspectives with you.
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Classes & workshops will include; Ashtanga Yoga Gentle Restorative Yoga Yoga Nidra Meditation
Mats & props will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own should you wish.
This characteristic Catalonian villa will be our home for the 6 days/ 5 nights.
In order to meet each guests individual needs as closely as possible and maintain an intimate group setting we have selected this venue specifically to keep a small group size. There there will be an absolute maximum of 10 participants on this retreat.
There are a very limited number of rooms at La Bruguera therefore the retreat price is based on shared bedrooms.
One or two rooms will be available for single occupancy which will incur an single supplement charge of €200.
The retreat environment is one of community with a friendly group atmosphere so guests who are joining by themselves should not feel apprehensive.
There will also be ample opportunity for individual time, private walks, silence etc so those who are coming for self reflection will not be disappointed.
Occasionally there may be the possibility to stay an additional night at an extra cost, please contact us for further details.
Check in on Tuesday will begin from 2pm onwards. A sample of a typical full day is shown below
Thursday will be largely a free day with yoga in the morning and an optional group activity such as a kayaking trip and beach excursion. This will be included in your package at no extra cost.
Onsite holistic therapies such as massage a will be available to book throughout the retreat at additional cost. A wonderful way to deepen your relaxation during the week!
All our meals will be prepared fresh on site using local produce as often as possible. Some of the delicious ingredients are grown organically in the wondrous vegetable gardens at La Bruguera.
Olive oil is made from the olive grove which you can freely walk around. 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!
Hot & cold beverages and snacks will also be available throughout the retreat.
It is intended to serve vegetarian meals, guests with dietary needs or special requests, please let us know when booking.
Sample Daily Program
|9.00 AM||Ashtanga Yoga Class|
|11.30 AM||Free Time|
|4:00 PM||Restorative Yoga Class|
|9:00 PM||Yoga Nidra|
Day Trip & Excursion
On the Thursday of the retreat after morning meditation & Asana and breakfast we will have a free day!
There will be an optional trip organised for the group.
The trip is designed uniquely based on the individuals attending and their preferences.
Typically we will include visiting local beaches such as Platya Castell. Here we will have the option to partake in kayaking along the coves of the Costa Brava.
This is an 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.
Getting to La Bruguera
La Bruguera is just 35 minutes drive from Girona airport and 1h 30 minutes from Barcelona airport. Ireland & UK airports are listed below and most European cities have connections to both Girona and Barcelona.
Fly to: Girona
Fly from: Bristol | Cork | Dublin | Gatwick | Knock | Luton | Manchester | Stansted
Fly to: Barcelona
Fly from: Belfast | Birmingham | Bristol | Cardiff | Cork | Dublin | East Midlands | Edinburgh | Exeter | Gatwick | Glasgow | Heathrow | Leeds Bradford | Liverpool | Luton | Manchester | Newcastle | Southampton | Southend | Stansted
Getting from the Airport
Airport transfer is not included in the package cost but we are happy to advise guests and arrange shared taxis where possible. It is also possible to take a train or bus to nearby town Flaca. From Flaca we can arrange collection or taxi.
Car rental is very affordable in Spain and can easily be arranged direct from the airport, if you are renting a car please let us know and we will provide you with detailed instructions to get to La Bruguera.
3rd– 8th July 2018
Price & Booking Details
Cost €895 includes shared accommodation, all meals, snacks, classes & activity trip
Single Supplement €200 (limited availability)
Non refundable deposit payable of €200
Full Payment due by 6 weeks prior to retreat commencement. Bookings made within 6 weeks of the retreat must be paid in full upon booking.
Note: Does not include flights or transport costs to & from airport.