A true holiday in the Sun…..
2nd – 7th September 2019
This unforgettable trip to northern Spain is a chance to experience a true holiday for mind & body
Small groups of up to 10 participants ensure a unique and personalised experience.
Join us for 5-7 nights and immerse yourself in authentic yoga teachings while you soak up the sun at our private villa estate. Explore Catalan olive groves, vineyards & historic medieval villages or visit Girona city and walk the streets of Game of Thrones. Recharge yourself with lazy afternoons by the pool or visit our onsite masseuse.
As always, we will serve up the best vegetarian food you have ever tasted, completed by the freshest ingredients grown organically on site.
Creativity, focus and instant calm …….
These are the kind of feelings that guests speak of when they walk through the gates of this beautiful private Catalan estate.
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
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. If you feel like traveling further afield it is just a short train journey to the city of Girona full of incredible architecture, you can even walk the streets where Game of Thrones was filmed!
Our all inclusive retreat package includes up to 7 nights accommodation, 5 brunches, 5 dinners, 16 classes, beach day trip plus all hot and cold beverages and snacks throughout the retreat.
The official retreat schedule runs
from Monday 2ndSept at 4pm to Saturday 7thSept at 12pm.
To accommodate flights and allow for those who wish to acclimatise before the retreat begins we offer the option to arrive a day early and/or depart the day after the retreat ends.
Sunday 1st Sept check in from 6pm onwards, Sunday 8thSept check out strictly 10am.
Onsite holistic therapies such as massage a will be available to book at additional cost. A wonderful way to deepen your relaxation during the week!
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; Vinyasa flow Yoga, Gentle Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra & daily 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 this wonderful retreat in the sun.
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.
Our own talented Piotr Walkowski will be travelling from Ireland to prepare our meals fresh on site. Piotr endeavours to use local produce as often as possible and having catered a number of retreats here at La Bruguera over the past few years he is familar with the local and seasonal delights! 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.
Hot & cold beverages and snacks will also be available throughout the retreat.
All meals will be vegetarian, guests with dietary needs or special requests, please let us know when booking.
Our home for the week 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 just a few mins from the villa. From here we will be happy to collect you at no extra cost.
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 us.
Price & Booking Details
All Inclusive packages include
- Five – seven nights accommodation .
- 16 various classes with Claire Dunniece
- Generous Vegetarian Meals, 5 Hearty & nutritious brunches and 5 delicious 3 course evening meals including local wine.
- Beach Day Trip
- Access to our own pool and private gardens with many areas to relax & enjoy.
Package Price: €800 per person sharing
Single Supplement €200 (limited availability)
Non refundable deposit payable of €200
Full Payment is due 6 weeks prior to retreat commencement.
Bookings made within 6 weeks of the retreat must be paid in full upon booking.
Note: Package does not include flights, insurance or transport costs to & from airport