Yoga Magic on the Costa Brava: 7th-12th October 2020

5 days of nourishing and restoring yoga, wonderful walks, delicious food and great company in a spectacular seaside setting

Weds 7th - Sun 12th October 2020
Begur, Girona, Spain | Map
Nourish yourself from the inside out (and the outside in) and soak up the last of the summer rays to sustain you through the change of seasons. This spectacular villa, nestled above the scenic cove of Aigua Blava on the North Eastern coast of Spain, is known for it’s year-round mild and sunny climate.

Villa Piblau has been purpose built by Carmen (a French/Spanish Yoga instructor) as a family project to provide everything one might want on a  relaxing yoga holiday,  close to the beach, in a quiet and serene scenic spot, surrounded by walking trails with amazing views over the cliffs and coves, not far from the chic shops and friendly cafes of Begur.

Because of the ideal climate, Villa PiBlau offers a great outdoor lifestyle to cater for all tastes: lounging by the saltwater pool, napping under the shade of the pine tree, lying in a hammock or relaxing on the sofa under the pergola.

The Eco Villa and Accommodation have been designed to create a quality indoor environment for your well-being: timber structure, green roofs and insulated cabling to obtain an optimal sound, thermal and electro magnetic protection with low impact on the environement.

Every bedroom is equipped with a private bathroom and high quality natural mattresses are made of organic latex and Pyrenees sheep wool. Organic cotton bed sheets and linen waffle towels are produced in the South of Spain.

The hundred square meter Yoga Shala  benefits from natural shaded light and open sea view across a fully glazed facade. It has also been built in the golden ratio proportions with a double-pitched roof and timber structure.

Healthy Vegetarian meals are plentiful, freshly cooked, and served buffet style. Organic grown locally sourced produce is favoured, as well as  homemade jams, bread and cakes.On sunny days, large communal tables are set under the pergola or in the interior dining room.

 

The villa is 1.5km away from the iconic town of Begur,  a lively Catalan village with a great selection of restaurants and shops, and  it’s Medieval castle perched above, looking out over the Massif Begur and coastline.

The Begur coast enjoys a shoreline of unparalleled beauty, whose cliffs, pines, crystal waters and its abrupt coastline, make this area one of the most characteristic of the Costa Brava. Begur has eight coves and beaches, located to the North, East and South of the town, with different characters and completely different kinds of natural beauty. One of them is Aiguablava where VILLA PI BLAU is located.

If you like hiking , there are a number of walking trails to enjoy forest walks or the Begur coastline with amazing views over the cliffs and coves. Horse riding on the long fine golden beach of Palsis is another very good alternative.

Other nearby medieval villages are also worth a visit: Pals, Peratallada or the former fisherman’s town of “Calella de Palafrugell”.

We also highly recommend the Salvador Dali route, the best way to discover the great work of this famous 20th century artist. In Figueras, you will find the Dali museum. And in Port lligat, a small town close to Cadaques you can visit his home.

7.30am: Quiet cup of tea

8am:  Watching the sunrise over the sea from the poolside deck. A little stretch, some breathing exercises (pranayama) and an introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

8.30am: Breakfast

10am: Dynamic Flow Yoga in the state-of-the-art studio with panoramic views to the sea

12.30pm: Delicious home-cooked lunch in convivial company

Afternoons are free to enjoy the beach, explore the local area or indulge in a rejuvenating massage treatment.

3.30pm: Tea and Treats.

5.30pm: A gentle restorative practice and maybe some deeper work on hips or shoulders, including Yin, Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) and breathing exercises (pranayama) followed by a quiet moment of contemplation as the sun sets

7pm: Fabulous dinner cooked by our private chef

Prices including accommodation, all yoga, three meals per day plus afternoon teas and treats:

10% discount if you don’t fly!

£875 single occupancy/ ensuite bathroom
£825 single occupancy /shared bathroom with one other room

£725 per person shared occupancy (twin or double) ensuite bathroom
£675 per person shared occupancy shared bathroom (with one other room)

£200 pounds sterling non-refunable deposit to reserve your space. Balance payable by 15th August 2020

Included in price:

  • 5x Nights accommodation
  • 3x Delicious meals per day with plentiful choices and extra afternoon snack
  • Teas & water
  • 3x Yoga sessions per day

Not included in price:

  • Flights and transfers, insurance

Villa Piblau, Begur nr Girona, Spain

VILLA PI BLAU is located in the North East of Spain, in the Catalonia region, on the Costa Brava Mediterranean coast. It is 90 kms away from the French border and 140 kms away from Barcelona.

The villa is 1.5km away from the iconic town of Begur,  a lively Catalan village with a great selection of restaurants and shops, and  it’s Medieval castle perched above, looking out over the Massif Begur and coastline.

TRAVEL

In an effort to reduce carbon emissions I will be traveling from London to Paris on the Eurostar and then connecting to Girona see below.  I am offering £50 discount to anyone not flying, see alternative travel options here

TRAINS
Paris (Gare de Lyon) Renfe/SNCF direct to Girona 5hr 46
Paris (Gare de Lyon) SNCF/TGV via Perpignan RENFE/SNCF to Girona 7hr 46

Train from Barcelona to Girona

Sants Estacio (Central Barcelona) to Girona, 40 mins fast train, or 75 mins slower train
Station pickup to be arranged, 50 mins to Villa. Cost dependent on numbers, approx €20-30 per person.

By plane to:
Girona airport – Ryanair and Transavia.
Airport pickup to be arranged, 50 mins to Villa. Cost dependent on numbers

Barcelona airport – BA, Easyjet, Vueling, Iberia
Airport pick-up can be arranged, however it is 1h35  to Villa and around €180Euros so there needs to be a few of you on the same timings.

 

The town itself has kept its numerous colonial-style houses, charming streets and cobbled alleyways, testament to a long and intense history in which pirates, sailors, coral gatherers, fishermen and wealthy emigrants returned from overseas.

Other nearby medieval villages are also worth a visit: Pals, Peratallada or the former fisherman’s town of “Calella de Palafrugell”.

We also highly recommend the Salvador Dali route, the best way to discover the great work of this famous 20th century artist. In Figueras, you will find the Dali museum. And in Port lligat, a small town close to Cadaques you can visit his home.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy
Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat or event for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply. We wish we could compensate people for unforseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc) and we have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. To protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.

For residential retreats:
Up to 60 days prior to the start of the event: full refund (excluding deposit/admin fee).

60 – 30 days prior to the start of the event, provided your place is filled by another person, you may transfer the full credit (excluding deposit) to future events organized by Dina Cohen within the next 12 months from cancellation.

Less than 30 days prior to the start of the event,  no refunds or credits, however you may transfer your credit (excluding deposit) to another person for the same event.

Cancellation, for whatever reason, must be notified in writing to Dina Cohen via email: dina@dynamicflowyoga.com

If the retreat or event is cancelled by the organiser:
We have never had to cancel a retreat or training, however, if the advertised teacher is unable to attend for any reason we will provide an alternative and equally well-qualified teacher.

If we do need to cancel a trip or training for our own reasons, we will refund to you all deposits and payments . We cannot however compensate you for airfare or travel costs. In the unlikely event that the retreat or event is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, we cannot guarantee a refund – it will be dependent on receiving a refund from the venue / tour operator we work with. To cover these eventualities, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.

Travel Insurance:
It is highly recommended to purchase travel insurance. Travel Insurance can protect you financially and offer peace of mind in case:
•  you cancel your participation in the retreat or event
•  retreat or event is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, or not enough participants to run the event
•  lost baggage
•  medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become ill or injured


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