Immersive retreat. Yoga, breathing and meditation in Galicia, Spain.
1st – 8th October 2019Centro Punta de Couso has a very special place in Laurent’s heart. This charming house is owned by noted musician Jacomina Kistemaker and sits on the beautiful Galician coast in Spain. This idyllic setting offers a true haven away from the outside world and all its obligations, giving guests a rare opportunity to explore personal growth and self-healing without distraction. Centro Punta de Couso therefore offers the ultimate retreat experience.
* Subject to availability. The rooms will be sold on a first come first served. (This retreat accepts max. 5 single occupancies).
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In a nutshell
- 7 nights at Centro Punta de Couso, Galicia.
- Daily mindful Hatha Yoga with Laurent Roure.
- Scheduled transfer from Vigo airport to the house.
- Delicious vegetarian gourmet meals by local chef.
- Optional sightseeing visits.
- Plenty of time to relax.
- Stunning views over the Atlantic coast and the Cies Islands.
This retreat in details:
We will work with traditional Hatha yoga postures and sequences to prepare you for the rest of the day. Each day classes are focused on a different part of the body. You will be able to discuss with me how to improve your practice, your goals and to how best to work around any ailments or health conditions. The practice will be a mix of the gentle and dynamic. We will explore breathing exercises and relaxation techniques that you will be able to practice at home yourself.
In the evening:
After your free day time, I’ll teach a gentle and restorative hatha class with particular focus on gentle stretches and releasing tension from the body. Most essentially we will be bringing lightness to the spine, focusing on our breathing and learning to meditate away the stresses of the day. After each class, I will be teaching the wonderfully beneficial Yoga Nidra. It provides complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation, and is perfect for those suffering from tiredness, insomnia, anxiety or depression or anyone who needs some blissful chill out time.
09.00 – 10:30 Hatha Yoga class, breathing techniques and meditation.
10:30 – 11.30 Vegetarian brunch.
11.30 – 18.00 Relax, outdoor activities or a one to one yoga class if requested (pre-booking is essential. Contact Laurent directly).
18.00 – 19.00 Gentle and restorative yoga class, pranayama, meditation, yoga Nidra.
19.00 – 20.00 Your time to prepare yourself and relax before dinner.
20.00 – – – Dinner and relax!
Centro Punta de Couse is located at the tip of Morrazo Peninsula in South West Galicia, Spain, offering stunning views and access to the beach, forests and mountains of the rugged Atlantic coast. Galicia, is very much part of Europe’s Celtic fringe.
This is definitely a place to reconnect, with yourself and everything around you. An environment where one can find the seclusion, peace, silence and serenity to go deeper and where the energy of the place “does half the job”. A place that invites to stop and reconnect with the essence of life, a place to come together!
The centre is around 45 minutes from the cities of Vigo and Pontevedra and 1:30 hrs from Santiago de Compostela. The Morrazo peninsula offers fantastic hiking paths along the coast.
The food is vegetarian and will be prepared by an in-house chef who will ensure to offer a balanced and tasty menu every day. We will be happy to accommodate any special dietary requests you may have. All meals are prepared with fresh and local produce to ensure the highest quality.
Between your classes, you will be free to take part in exciting activities available in the area.
Hiking: there are many walk paths along the coast.
Sightseeing and day-trips: explore and enjoy Pontevedra and its beautiful old town, second most important after Santiago de Compostela. The Museum of Pontevedra owns a collection of gold and silver pieces, unique in Europe, with magnificent jewellery dating back 4,000 years.
Other places to see in the peninsula:
- Cruceiro de Hio: In the very heart of Hio, you can see the most beautiful cruceiro de Galicia, the work of the master sculptor Ignacio Cerviño, next to it, you can see the Romanesque church of San Andres.
- Coiro: climb to the natural viewpoint by the church grounds, and contemplate from there the Ria de Vigo, the inlet of Cangas and the village.
- Cangas monumental area: beautiful seafaring architecture, whose roots go back to the medieval tradition.
- Mirador Monte Facho: Important archeological site with an impressive panoramic view over the Rías Baixas and the Atlantic islands.
The closest airport is Peinador in Vigo (VGO) and the top operators are Iberia in code share with British Airways via Madrid, Air Europa via Madrid also and TAP Portugal via Lisbon. Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) and Porto in Portugal (OPO) might have better flight connections from the UK but they are between 1:30 and 2:00 hours drive from the venue. It might be a good option if you plan to rent a car. We kindly suggest you to have a look to Skyscanner for ticket prices.
Even though we provide a scheduled transfer to the venue from Vigo Airport, it is worth it to hire a car for you to be able to explore the stunning Galician coast and the little villages around.
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