June 8, 9 and 10th. Arrive at 5pm on Friday ends at 4pm on Sunday
All vegetarian meals (6)
Friday dinner thru Sunday lunch.
4 Yoga/ Meditation Classes
4 Writing Sessions
On site massage available
The Mountain Retreat Site
Centro Calima is retreat site is located just outside of Sagunto in Gilet, 20 minutes from Valencia. The views are varied and beautiful. The center has many artistic spaces which invite serenity, it holds a very quiet and meditative energy wonderful for inner connection and reflection. The yoga space is peaceful, the writing space cozy yet open and the pool is very inviting. The center is run by Deva Sands, an amazing and prestigious artist and yoga teacher originally from France. The food is gourmet vegetarian and very satisfying. Your free time can be easily passed lounging by the pool and enjoying the simplicity and beauty of nature abound.
All inclusive 200 Euros
The Yoga Method
Puja Yoga is a combination of a variety of styles of Hatha and Restorative Yoga designed to refresh and enliven the body, mind and spirit. At the center of the Puja Yoga Practice is an attitude of compassion, loving kindness and respect for each practitioner. The classes can be enjoyed by all levels of students from beginner to advanced and are designed to meet the individual needs of students and the class as a whole. The classes vary from gentle and restorative to more vigorous.
There is always a variation that all levels of practitioners can enjoy. Students are invited to share information about their yoga needs, physical states and stress levels to make each class specific to their present condition. In this way specific
issues can be addressed and attended to while meeting the needs of the class as a whole.
Each student is invited to: listen to and honor their body, cultivate a positive mental state, relax deeply, move into alignment, discover new places inside, breathe, cultivate a relationship of loving kindness and compassion with themselves and all sentient beings. The Writing Method In the writing circles, beginning and experienced writers find a supportive, encouraging context from which to write from their deepest selves. Participants write in response to exercises offered; they are invited to read their work aloud. Group members affirm what they like and what stays with them. We encourage the use of certain guidelines in responding to new writing. New writing which has not been edited is like a new baby: it’s vulnerable and easily damaged by negative judgements. To maintain a safe, confidential, sacred space in which to write: We honor the writer by listening carefully We treat everything as fiction. We refer to the narrator/speaker, not to the author, as the voice of the piece We remember this is not a therapy group. We are free to do what we want and are free to accept or reject the exercises that are offered We are invited to read respond only with what we like, what stays with us, what moves us—not with how to make it stronger We stick to the writing, avoiding our own anecdotes and asides. We hold everything in the circle in confidence.
(all sessions are optional) (Photos below last years retreat)
Friday 5:00 – 6:00 arrival, Welcome
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Introductions, Opening Circle,
Gentle and Restorative Yoga, Meditation
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm Dinner
8:30 – 9:30 pm Short Writing
8:00 am – 9:30 am Yoga
9:30 am – 10:30 am Breakfast
10:30 am – 1:30am Practicalities, Writing Circle
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Lunch and Free Time hiking,
biking or resting
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Yoga and Meditation
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Writing Circle
9:00 to 9:30 pm Meditation
8:00 am – 9:30 am Yoga & Meditation
9:30 am – 10:30 am Breakfast
10:30 am – 1:30 pm Writing Circle
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Closing Circle
2:00 pm Lunch and Sharing
4:00 pm Final Om
for more information go to www.pujayoga.net
For information about Centro Calima www.centrocalima.com
or call Sue at 664734000