Location: You’ll drink in the nourishing beauty of Finca Cas Bernats, a 16th-century, working farm nestled in the Serra de Tramuntana on the island of Mallorca. Here you are surrounded by olive groves and almond trees, enveloped by mountain air, and graced by sunsets over the Mediterranean. The chance to spend time at this remarkable and much-sought-after location is reason enough to join the retreat.
Program Design: Please plan to engage with the level of activity that creates the most benefit for you. This is your retreat!
- Yoga practices suitable for all levels will start and end each day. Our yoga sessions will take place on site, either in a cozy room inside the finca, or outside by the pool to enjoy the spectacular natural environment. The five elements of nature – earth, air, fire, water and ether – will provide a theme for these practices while anchoring us in the world around (and within) us. (Yoga mats and props are provided.)
- Light hiking from Cas Bernats into the surrounding mountains will help us access the wisdom of nature. If weather and conditions permit, we will make an excursion for a swim in the deliciously inviting sea.
- Silence and meditation will make space for our souls to speak.
- We will engage in inquiries about authenticity, and in particular how communication skills can help us better express our true selves. Morning sessions will include the opportunity to explore what blocks us from speaking our truth, and to learn some skills that can help us transcend limiting habits and beliefs.
Meals: We will eat well, laugh and enjoy! Food provided by a local culinary expert is not to be missed. Chef Jeff Harter features local, organic, ingredients in his scrumptious Mediterranean-style vegetarian meals. Tea and snacks are served throughout the day. Dinner on the day of arrival and brunch on the day of departure are included.
Day Passes: For residents of Mallorca only - If you can’t come for the entire retreat, please join us for a day. Arrive in time for morning yoga, and stay through the afternoon. - Dinner is not included in a Day Pass. - Day Pass Price: €75.
REGISTRATION: Some of us find it hard to plan ahead. Some of us prefer to live with spontaneity. To embrace this opportunity to renew and recharge at beautiful Cas Bernats means acting without delay.
Logistics: - Please arrange your own flights to and from Palma de Mallorca (PMI). Air travel is not included in the retreat price. - Transport to and from Cas Bernats is not included in the retreat price. Transport can be arranged with a local transport company. Rental cars or taxis also are options. (Cost: approx. €65) - Please arrange your own insurance, as needed, as this is not included in the retreat price. - Arrive at Cas Bernats by 15,00 on Weds., 18 Oct., for Welcome and Yoga. - Depart after brunch on Sat., 21 Oct. (around 14,00). - Accommodations are double occupancy. Suites are available for a surcharge of €120.
Miscellaneous: - Massages can be booked with an on-site therapist for an additional fee. Please advise in advance if this is of interest to you. - Wine is not included in the program, but it is available on site for purchase. - We suggest that you indulge yourself in a retreat atmosphere and, as much as possible, disconnect from your devices.