Join us on our exciting Eno-Experiential (a learning experience through
reflection and understanding of one's environment) Yoga Retreats!

Rejuvenate Body, Mind and Spirit, Reconnect with Nature, Heal and Commune! Experience a one of a kind, transformational week of yoga practices, rich cultural legacy of Medieval art, architecture and ancient history. Each day you'll start with an energizing sunrise yoga practice with meditation and pranayama, followed by a mix of local adventures, and consume healthy and nourishing foods including farm to table organic, locally sourced cuisine. You will also enjoy beautiful, meditative hikes and opportunities for inner reflection.This full, yet relaxed retreat promises rejuvenation and the chance to feed your soul!

2017 European Retreat to Castillo de Monterrei,
Galicia, Spain with Malaurie Barber.

October 1st-7th, 2017

Join us on our exciting Eno-Experiential (a learning experience through reflection and understanding of one's environment) European Yoga Retreat to Castillo de Monterrei, Ourense, Spain on October 1st -7th,2017!

Rejuvenate Body, Mind and Spirit, Reconnect with Nature, Heal and Commune! Experience a one of a kind, transformational week of yoga practices, rich cultural legacy of Medieval art, architecture and ancient history. Each day you'll start with an energizing sunrise yoga practice with meditation and pranayama, followed by a mix of local adventures, and consume healthy and nourishing foods including farm to table organic, locally sourced cuisine. You will also enjoy beautiful, meditative hikes and opportunities for inner reflection.This full, yet relaxed retreat promises rejuvenation and the chance to feed your soul

Price:

$2000/person based on dbl occupancy; $2500/person based on sgl occupancy (max 20 participants). 50% Deposit due by January 31st, 2017; Pay in Full by April 30th, 2017. **Early bird special: $1800/person for dbl occupancy or $2300/person for sgl occupancy if booked by January 31st, 2017.

Special In depth Q&A sessions with our guide Lisa Brabender and Instructor Malaurie Barber on Saturdays, Dec 10th and Jan. 14th 2017 at Noon.


Pricing Includes:

  • 1 night in a centrally located 4-star hotel in Madrid; Private Coach Group Transportation from Madrid to Castillo de Monterrei with visits and wine tastings in the Rueda and Toro provinces.
  • Accommodations for 5 nights with en-suite bathroom in Verin at the Parador CASTILLO DE MONTERREI
  • 6 full buffet breakfasts
  • 3 sit down lunches, with wine
  • 5 sit down dinners, without wine (Wine during dinners can be added ala carte)
  • Two yoga classes daily
  • Full day sightseeing excursion with English speaking guide to Santiago de Compostela with entrance to the cathedral and the rooftops; 10 kilometers walking on the Camino de Santiago
  • Full day sightseeing excursion with English speaking guide to Cañones del Sil, Ourense and Allariz River cruise on the river Sil
  • Medical insurance while on the tour
  • Local tax and service

Does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Arrival transfer in Madrid (available upon request)
  • Departure transfer from Verin (available upon request)
  • Wine during dinners at the Parador (available upon request)
  • Any other service not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.

Itinerary:

Sunday, Oct 01

Madrid All travelers arrive on their own for a One night stay at a 4-star centrally located boutique style hotel; Free day to discover Madrid on your own.

Monday, Oct 02 Madrid – Rueda - Toro - Verin
7:00 – 8:00am Breakfast at Parador
8:30am Meet private coach and driver in the lobby of hotel for a private transfer to Verin. We’ll stop in the wine town of Rueda (D.O. Rueda) for a visit to a local winery with wine tasting. Afterwards we’ll drive to Toro, for a visit of a local winery (D.O. Toro) with wine tasting. A traditional Lunch, with wine, is included today at the winery. Following lunch, we’ll continue our drive to Verin and check-in for the next five nights at the PARADOR CASTILLO DE MONTERREI, reserved exclusively for Lotus7.
5:30 - 7:00pm Sunset Yoga with Relaxation
7:30 - 10:00pm Dinner and Evening Social at Parador B, L, D included

Tuesday, Oct 03 Verin
7:00 - 8:00am Sunrise Yoga with Breathwork
8:00 - 9:00am Breakfast at Parador
9:00 - 5:00pm Free Time at the Parador and local area
5:30 - 7:00pm Sunset Yoga with Relaxation
7:30 - 10:00pm Dinner and Evening Social at Parador B, D included

Wednesday, Oct 04 Verin
10 km walking stage of the Camino de Santiago – Santiago – Verin
7:00 - 8:00am Sunrise Yoga with Breathwork
8:00 - 9:00am Breakfast at Parador
9:00am Meet your private coach, driver and English speaking guide for a full day tour through Lavacolla, province of A Coruña. Bring comfortable walking shoes, as from here you will start the final walking stage (10 kilometers/ 6.3 miles) of the Camino de Santiago. After walking, as pilgrims have been doing since the middle ages we arrive into Santiago de Compostela. Lunch today will be at a traditional Galician restaurant in the city center. After lunch, meet our local guide for a walking tour of the city including typical streets and alleys of town, the Cathedral and its rooftops. We return to Verin in the late afternoon.
5:30 - 7:00pm Sunset Yoga with Relaxation
7:30 - 10:00 Dinner and Evening Social at Parador B, L, D included

Thursday, Oct 05 Verin
Cañones del Sil – Ourense – Allariz – Verin
7:00 - 8:00am Sunrise Yoga with Breathwork
8:00 - 9:00am Breakfast at Parador
9:00 am Meet your private coach, driver and English speaking guide for a full day tour through the spectacular scenery of the Cañones del Sil (Canyons of the River Sil) including a relaxing Catamaran river cruise. After we proceed to Ourense for a walking tour of the old city and some free time to explore on your own. Lunch today will be at a local restaurant and includes wine. After lunch we’ll take you to the charming town of Allariz, one of the most beautiful villages in the region. Here you’ll have free time to explore on your own. Return to Verin in the late afternoon.
5:30 - 7:00pm Sunset Yoga with Relaxation
7:30 - 10:00 Dinner and Evening Social at Parador B, L, D included

Friday, Oct 06 Verin
7:00 - 8:00am Sunrise Yoga with Breathwork
8:00 - 9:00am Breakfast at Parador
9:00 - 5:00pm Free Time at the Parador and local area
5:30 - 7:00pm Sunset Yoga with Relaxation
7:30 - 10:00pm Dinner and Evening Social at Parador B, D included

Saturday, Oct 07 Verin
Breakfast at the Parador. End of Tour (Optional transfers to the nearest airport or rail station can be provided on request)

Note: if people are tired, they can skip a.m. Yoga & join the group @ 8:00am for Breakfast. Casual Resort Wear Attire for Dinner.

Know the environment!

The Castillo de Monterrei is located atop what many historians consider the largest acropolis in Galicia. Defensive site and pilgrim hospital, over the centuries this location has been put to a number of different uses.The modern guest rooms of this enchanting castle offer the best views in the area. The Castillo is located across from the Monterreal fortress, 2 km from Verín on the Madrid–Benavente–Vigo road. This historic castle is a travel destination in itself. The site houses the Castle, Palace of the Counts and Parsonage, recreational areas, 13th-century Santa María de Gracia Church and the Watchtower, of which part of the walls have been preserved.

Verín is a lovely town in the southeast of the province of Ourense, on the banks of the Támega River. In addition to the medieval fortress of Monterreal (opposite the Castillo), other areas of interest include La Merced Square, the spring at Cabreiroá, San Lázaro Chapel, Viriato Square, the avenue along the Támega River, La Alameda Gardens, El Rey Square and the Main Square.

The town was originally a Roman villa. During the medieval period, the villa lost its dominance and Monterrei became the focal point of the territory, with life in the district revolving around its counts and lords. It was a peaceful farming town in the Middle Ages, although often caught up in the military conflicts of the successive rulers of Monterrei, as well as border disputes between Spain and Portugal.

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