Awakening Well-Being with Alexina & Alesha

Event Info:

Join Alesha and Alexina for a Yoga Retreat off the Coast of Spain. The Barcelona area has an enchanting energy that has won our hearts and we know it will win yours! Join us where the sun meets the sand March 23rd-30th, 2019 where we will explore and enjoy both.

Alesha and Alexina will be your guides in a 7 day journey of self-care. Alesha Prosperini is a passionate yoga teacher, mother, and co-creator of Gather Yoga. She will share the beauty of Garraf with us all as our guide on and off the mat to explore the coast of Barcelona. Alexina Mehta is a yoga teacher and nautropathic doctor from Vancouver. She has a passion for wholistic health and meditation and can’t wait to come back to this magical place.

Self care is at the center of this retreat. We will learn natural health strategies and take the time to embody self care, visit sacred sites to be inspired to transform ourselves, eat delicious and healthy foods to nourish our bodies, and of course do lots of rejuvenating yoga!

CARING FOR YOUR BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT IS YOUR GREATEST AND GRANDEST RESPONSIBILITY.

IT’S ABOUT LISTENING TO THE NEEDS OF YOUR SOUL AND THEN HONORING THEM.

– KRISTI LING

500€ non-refundable deposit required to book your place email: aleshacarmela@gmail.com

SAVE 200€ on Early Bird Pricing: reserve by Jan 1, 2019

OFF THE COAST OF BARCELONA

EXPLORE: Fill Your Energetic Cup with Excursions Panoramic Sea View Hikes Stand Up Paddle Board (weather permitting) Tibetan Buddist Monastery Black Madonna at Montserrat Flamenco excursion in Barcelona

ON THE DAILY: Morning Meditation Practice Yoga Flow Breakfast Learning time (workshops /practices) Lunch Afternoon free time/excursion Dinner Evening gathering or evening practice

NOURISH: Vegan Catered Meals at the Casa Two opportunities to try local restaurants (at additional cost) Learn tips and tricks to sustain harmony in body, mind, and spirit

THE CASA

A beautifully restored villa will be your home for the week. Steps from the Garraf beach, boasting sea views and a seemingly hidden garden, there is ample space to relax and enjoy. Lounge by the pool, or on one of the decks with breathtaking Mediterranean views, or simply head out to the beach for a sunset stroll. The casa is your home during your stay.

Six double bedrooms, most with shared bathrooms. Shared or private accommodation available. Sea or garden view options. One master suite with sea view and private bathroom for the ultimate indulgence.

This intimate retreat will host a maximum of 12 guests. Reserve your place as soon as you can!

GARRAF: A tiny beach town nestled at the foot of the Garraf Nature Park. Plaja de Garraf is known to be the best beach off the coast of Barcelona, and is a hidden gem not often frequented by tourists. Only 30 min by train to the heart of the city, and 5 min train to nearby resort town of Sitges. A tranquil paradise for you to enjoy.

YOUR HOSTS

Alesha Carmela of Gather Yoga is a yoga teacher, hiking guide and SUPer. She lives with her family in the local town of Garraf and will be your guide sharing the best of the area and her favorite spots!

Alexina Mehta is a Naturopathic Doctor, Ayurveda Practitioner and Yoga & Pilates teacher. Coming from Vancouver back to enjoy the beauty of costal Spain, she is your guide for a sacred journey.

Join us for a week of self care, yoga, and spirituality, mixed with the perfect amount of light-hearted fun adventures around the area.

ACCOMMODATION

Retreat Rates, in € based on per person occupancy options and Booked by Jan 1 for Early Bird Rates!

Main Casa: First Floor

Room 1: Double bed | Sea View | shared shower
Private: 2.850 | Double: 2.050
Room 2: Queen bed | Garden View | shared bath
Private: 2.950 | Double: 2.050
Room 3: Master Suite | Queen bed | Stunning Sea Views | Private Deck | Private Bath with Shower
Private: 3.550 | Double: 2.650

Main Casa: Second Floor

Room 4: Double bed | Sea View | shared shower
Private: 2.750  Double: 1.950
Room 5: Queen bed | Garden View | shared bath
Private: 2.850 | Double: 1.950
Room 6: Pool House: Loft Double bed | Garden View | Private shower ‘extra daybed | perfect for a group of three
Private: 3.350 | Double: 2.150 | Tripple: 1.750

DETAILS

Dates: March 23-30

Arrive: BCN Airport

Garraf is a quick, 15-20 min drive from the BCN airport, expect apx 30-40€ taxi

Excursions:

  • Panoramic Hikes*
  • Stand Up Paddle Board*
  • Hike to Monastery with guided tour*
  • Montseratt, with hikes*
  • Sitges city tour
  • Flamenco lesson & performance

Meals:

  • Catered to the Casa- Vegan and Vegetarian
  • Vegan dinner in Sitges
  • Vegan Picnics on the go

Included:

  • Most meals
  • All Planned Excursions
  • SUP board rental
  • Yoga & Meditation sessions
  • Guided Hikes & Tours

Not Included:

  • Meals during free time
  • Flights to BCN I Travel to and from Airport
  • Travel or Cancellation Insurance

*weather permitting

SEVEN DAYS OF SELF CARE

SAMPLE ITINERARY*

Day 1

GROUNDING AND CENTERING

  • Arrive for 3pm check in
  • Welcome circle with Alexina
  • Gentle yoga class with Alesha
  • A little tour of Garraf (walk around together)
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Fire ceremony at the beach

Day 2

PRIORITIZING SELF CARE

  • Morning Meditation Practice
  • Devi Yoga Flow with Alexina
  • Breakfast at the Casa
  • Stand up Paddle with Alesha or chill on the beach
  • Lunch at the Casa
  • Afternoon Workshop on Natural Body
  • Products making with Alexina
  • Dinner at the Casa
  • Evening Women’s Self Care talk with Alexina
  • Evening restorative yoga practice with Alesha

Day 3

AWAKENING THE DIVINE FEMININE

Morning Meditation & Devi Yoga Flow
Breakfast at the casa before departing

Excursion: Montserrat is the most important spiritual center in Catalunya. We will visit the Monastery, home to one of the Black Madonnas of Europe- la Moreneta.

Alesha will guide us on a hike through the stone monolith, while Alexina will teach us how to come into harmony with the divine feminine. We will bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on site.

Dinner on your own: Free time to enjoy Montseratt or Barcelona on your way back.

Evening Guided Journaling Session and Dream Yoga Practice with Alexina

Day 4

HARNESSING THE POWER OF PRAYER AND MEDITATION

Early morning sunrise hike with mountain meditation practice and Breakfast to go

Visit the Tibetan Monastery with guided Meditation Practice by Alexina

Picnic Lunch in the Monastery Gardens or Garraf Park

Afternoon Beach/Chill time in Sitges

Dinner at Dosa Nova in Sitges

Evening Shamanic Journeying Group Session

Day 5

EMBRACING MOTHER EARTH WISDOM

  • Morning Meditation Practice
  • Chakra Flow Yoga with Essential Oils with Alesha
  • Breakfast at the Casa
  • Medicine Making Workshop with Alexina
  • Lunch at the Casa
  • Afternoon Hike with Alesha in Garraf with local plant teachings
  • Dinner at the Casa
  • Evening Session with Special Guest

Day 6

HONORING THE DIVINE MASCULINE AND DIVINE FEMININE

  • Morning Meditation Practice
  • Yoga Flow with Alesha
  • Breakfast at the Casa
  • Journey by train to Barcelona
  • Tapas Lunch in the City of Barcelona
  • Free time for rest of the afternoon
  • Flamenco show experience
  • Free Time for the rest of the evening
  • Last train back to Garraf before midnight

Day 7

INTEGRATING WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

  • Morning Integration Practices with Alexina
  • Breakfast and gifts!
  • Closing Circle
  • Farewell- check out is 10am!

WHEN YOU ARE COMPASSIONATE WITH YOURSELF, YOU TRUST IN YOUR SOUL, WHICH YOU LET GUIDE YOUR LIFE.

YOUR SOUL KNOWS THE GEOGRAPHY OF YOUR DESTINY BETTER THAN YOU.

– JOHN O’DONOHUE

500€ non-refundable deposit required to book your place email: aleshacarmela@gmail.com

SAVE 200€ on Early Bird Pricing: reserve by Jan 1, 2019

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Alexina Mehta encountered yoga and meditation at the age of 14 through her uncle and hasn’t looked back. Interestingly, her great grandfather, R.B. Lal Singh Mehta was on a team who discovered the oldest written book ever found on earth so far, called the Diamond Sutras. The book teaches about enlightenment and compassion which have been an inspiration in her passionate pursuit to understand what creates healing and peace. Now with 17 years of teaching experience, she joyfully brings her training in multiple disciplines within holistic health to her yoga offerings. With a degree in Human Kinetics and as an award winning Naturopathic Doctor in Canada with extensive training in energy medicine, her approach to yoga takes into consideration the totality of the human being. She is also currently studying Transpersonal Psychology and continues to study Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology. Her background in Pilates and Dance of several years brings forth a precision in her approach to yoga and a strong emphasis on core strength..in body and mind. She has experience speaking to thousands on subjects of integrative health, natural medicine, women’s wellness and the connection between spirituality and health. She has run hundreds of events, classes, groups in topics ranging from weight loss, cleansing, stress management, chakra balancing, plant remedies, women’s empowerment and women’s health, for example. Devi Yoga is an expression of all of her work: a harmonization of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions of life. The intention is to empower each to access their innate healing potential and connection to the divine and to rise up in health and happiness, in the richness of the feminine human spirit.