• 40, Carme street Pral-2
  • 08001 , Barcelona
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Our Barcelona Urban Adventure is a modern Yoga lifestyle retreat, perfect treat for a Valentine's Day. It's a yoga, wellbeing and culture boost gateway, giving you unforgettable experience. 

Barcelona really does have it all…the endless stretches of golden sand and beach-side cafés of La Barceloneta, the colourful markets of tree-lined La Rambla, all overlooked by the lush greenery of Montjuïc hill. Peppered with a vibrant nightlife, urbanized small hills, culture, art, architecture and incredible food. This is why yoga in Barcelona definitely won't disappoint. Our retreat centre is right in the cobbled heart of the Gothic Quarter, giving you instant access to the best shops, restaurants and open squares that make the city so special.

Date

Friday, 9 February 2018 - Monday, 12 February 2018 (in Scotland this is exactly the weekend when Schools are off)

Venue

You’ll be staying at a spacious and fashionable house in the heart of the city. It’s located on a quiet street just minutes’ walk away from the Gothic Quarter and a 10-minute walk to the beach. It’s also right behind the famous La Boqueria Market, an amazing bustling food market that will make all of your senses soar.

Built in 1890, in Gaudi’s modernistic style, most of the house’s magic features have been conserved; its Nolla colourful floors, high and decorated ceilings, iron works on its back facade, internal patios and balconies all remain to be admired. It also boasts Barcelona’s first elevator!

The rooms have been newly renovated and carefully designed by one of the city’s best studios to maintain the original style while giving guests maximum comfort. You can enjoy the private patio garden’s showers and hammocks in your down time and practice yoga in the unique interior shala.

Accommodation is based on twin room sharing, unless you specifically request a double or single private in advance. We’ll see what we can do for you!

Local area

The centre is located behind La Boqueria Market, main and one of the oldest local food markets in the city. An amazing place to walk and explore local food in a great buzzy market.

We are also located between the popular street of Las Ramblas, one of the most beautiful promenades of the city and minutes walk from the seafront and the beach. Also the old Gothic Cathedral and neighborhood are steps away.

Something special? Aire de Barcelona

Aire de Barcelona is an amazingly restored Arab Bath, located right in the heart of the city. It has pools of different temperatures (16-40 degrees), steam baths, aromatherapy, therapeutic showers and massaging.

The settings are truly unique and completely relaxing, with dark lighting inside and beautiful ancient stone walls. There is a soft scent of flowers and exotic spices from the tea served there. All in all an unforgettable experience.

This experience IS included in the price.

What is included?

Our aim is to create a beautiful space to practice and enjoy discovering busy and fascinating Barcelona. Our retreat is a safe heaven where you can rest and relax after wanderlust adventures around Barcelona's most exciting parts. 

On our retreat you will find: daily yoga classes, fantastic accommodation at the heart of Barcelona, daily vegetarian brunch, two dinners on your first night and your last night to get everyone together, guided city tour and an unique Arab Bath experience.

City adventures are all about exploration thus the central location and freedom during the day to explore the city. First dinner at our home will connect us together and the last dinner will be a great opportunity to celebrate in style. In between: lunches at beach, using the local market or exploring tapas bars. Why would you stay at home when the city around you is so incredibly exciting? 

What we give you?

  • Yoga sessions everyday. One in the morning (for all levels, even beginners) and a blissfully relaxing yoga in the evening (this will include yin and some delicious myofascial release). Yoga will be led by Daria
  • Accommodation in modern Shared Twin Room. Triple, Double and Private on request.
  • Healthy and generous vegetarian brunch after the class on Saturday, Sunday and Monday
  • Dinner on the first and the last night of your stay
  • Guided tour around Barcelona
  • Barcelona De Aire - unforgettable Spa experience at an amazingly restored Arab Bath
  • A beautiful setting in a unique modernistic and newly restored space at the heart of Barcelona
  • All facilities in the house: kitchen, patios, chill-out areas, hammocks and showers.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free unlimited filtered water and herbal teas
  • Free time to explore and relax
  • Bath towels and linen
  • All yoga materials
  • Time to explore, wander and discover this fascinating city

How to book?

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DIRECT DEBIT

  • Twin room: you can now spread the cost over 4 months using our direct debit option. Closer to the retreat date we will offer only 2 or 3 direct debits. Contact us for a direct debit link. 
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Please note that all prices are non refundable but if you find anyone to take your space we are happy to refund you the full amount minus £100 deposit

What is not included?

  • Transport to and from the retreat
  • Extra paid excursions during free time 
  • Dinner on Saturday and Sunday (Friday's dinner is included)
  • Lunches as they give you the opportunity to explore

How to get there?

AIRBUS: this is a great option to reach our retreat.  The airbus is a daily service between Plaça de Catalunya and Barcelona Airport. It has a frequency of every 10 minutes and runs from both terminals.  Approximate journey time: 35 minutes. Last and main stop is Plaça Catalunya, which is about 5 minutes’ walk to retreat. Once in the Plaça, walk down the famous street of Las Ramblas and turn right after 5 minutes in to Carme Street. Find number 40, and we are there.

To return to the airport you can take the bus from the same stop as on arrival. Please check the bus is taking you to the right terminal at the top of the vehicle

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METRO: the nearest tube stations walking distance from the retreat  are Liceu(L3 green line) and Plaça Catalunya, where all main city lines and train stop.

Frequently asked questions

I HAVEN’T DONE MUCH YOGA BEFORE, CAN I COME?

We have designed this retreat for people who love yoga, whether they are beginners or have been practicing for years.  Regardless of your experience we will adapt the classes to what feels confortable for you.  Our ethos is open and friendly and we set up our business to spread yoga to people who perhaps wouldn’t have gone on a yoga retreat before.  So don’t be shy, there is no time like the present to start your journey with yoga.

I AM QUITE AN EXPERIENCED YOGI, WOULD I ENJOY YOUR RETREATS?

Yes! All our retreats and holidays are suitable for those who have done little or lots of yoga. Retreats are so small and so unique we have the time and the space to always make sure that every single person in the group has their needs and expectations met over the time they are with us.

DO I NEED INSURANCE?

We have our own teacher's insurance, however, we require you to consider taking out your own insurance in case you have an accident whilst away, especially on your way to our retreat.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RETREAT AND A HOLIDAY?

Our yoga retreats & wellbeing weekends are designed to be more relaxing and less adrenaline fuelled.  They restore mental and physical health and leave you feeling invigorated in body and spirit.  They are a perfect quick fix and escape from your busy life. 

CAN I CANCEL MY RESERVATION?

Unfortunately, once booked you won’t be able to cancel your booking however if you find someone who would like to take up your place we are happy to exchange it minus £100 deposit. Remember that in order to take advantage of the early bird prices you must pay in full. 

CAN I PAY DEPOSIT AND STILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN EARLY BIRD OPTION?

Unfortunately, you can only take the advandage of our early bird option if you pay in full.

CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT

Check in will start at 4pm on Friday and we will check out after brunch on Monday

DO I NEED SPENDING MONEY

This retreat is inclusive of brunch after morning class and dinner on your first night. You will need spending money to enjoy culinary experience Barcelona offers your. We will have a list of recommended places to go and visit. We designed this retreat to give you maximum freedom so that you can explore this beautiful city in full.

IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION?

Yes, to participate you must be at least 18