ARCADIA YOGA IMMERSION:

4-day Yoga Retreat with Simon Borg-Olivier in Spain

27-30 July 2017

Arcadia Retreat Centre, near Girona

Join us for a deeply energizing yoga immersion with internationally-renowned yoga teacher and physiotherapist Simon Borg-Olivier, on retreat for the first time in Spain. Come to learn, practice and feel new ways to energise, nourish and strengthen the body, while cultivating a calm and balanced internal state.

We’ll have the opportunity to go in depth into the art and science of developing our personal yoga practice, and benefit from Simon’s over 35 years experience teaching yoga around the world.

Retreat Program

Each day will include an intensive program of asana, pranayama, movement and meditation practices, as well as in-depth learning about the applied anatomy and physiology of hatha yoga, the principles of Yoga Synergy, and yogic nutrition. The program as a whole will develop in depth and complexity from the first to the last day.

Thursday 27 July

17:00h Introduction and Opening Practice

20:00h Dinner

Friday 28 July

7:00h Morning Practice – meditation, pranayama, spinal movements practice and internal energy work

11:00h Brunch/Lunch

Free time to enjoy the pool, the gardens, horse-riding etc

15:00h Afternoon Practice – Yoga Synergy Fundamentals, anatomy & physiology of hatha yoga, flow practice

19:30h Dinner

Saturday 29 July

7:00h Morning Practice – meditation, pranayama, progression spinal movements practice and internal energy work

11:00h Brunch/Lunch

Free time to enjoy the pool, the gardens, horse-riding etc

15:00h Afternoon Practice – Yoga Synergy Elements sequence, anatomy & physiology of hatha yoga, flow practice

19:30h Dinner

21:00h Ecstatic Dance

Sunday 30 July

7:00h Morning Practice – meditation, pranayama, spinal movements practice and internal energy work

11:00h Brunch/Lunch

Free time to enjoy the pool, the gardens, horse-riding etc

14:00h Final Practice session – Yoga Synergy Elements sequence, applications of internal energy practice, questions

17:00h Farewell

About Simon Borg-Olivier

Simon is co-director of one of Australia’s oldest and most well-respected studios, Yoga Synergy. The Yoga Synergy style is derived from the work of Professor T. Krishnamacharya. Sri Krishnamacharya was teacher to three of the most influential yoga masters alive today – Sri B.K.S. Iyengar (author of Light on Yoga), Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (who developed Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga) and Sri T.K.V. Desikachar (author of The Heart of Yoga).

The style has been developed by Simon and studio partner Bianca Machliss over 30 years and incorporates asanas (poses and postures), vinyasa (exercises) and pranayama (breathing control) and meditation. It’s a dynamic, moving meditation, which links specific yoga postures performed in sequence, with specific breathing patterns. It is very effective in developing strength, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, increasing energy and the ability to deal with stress. All postures taught have a simple and a more challenging version so – whether you’re a beginner or an advanced student, and depending on how you feel on the day – you’ll be able to choose the level of difficulty that suits you.

About the Venue

Arcadia Retreat Centre is a beautiful wellness centre located on 12ha of forested valley in northern Catalunya. With extensive gardens, a pool, and various facilities developed from the original heritage farmhouse buildings, it will be the perfect venue for a nourishing retreat in nature with an inspiring teacher.

The centre will cater 3 delicious vegetarian meals each day using locally-sourced produce where possible.

PRICES

Arcadia has a range of accommodation options. The price of the retreat will depend on the type of accommodation:

TENT

SOLD OUT!

BUNK BED ROOM

475€

DOUBLE ROOM

SOLD OUT!

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Join the discussion 4 Comments

  • Ovidiu Ponoran dice:

    Hello,

    I’m Ovidiu Ponoran from Cluj-Napoca Romania.

    I’m interested in attending either the ARCADIA YOGA IMMERSION with Simon 27-30 July 2017 or the one in Sicily 12-19 July 2017.
    This one near Girona is more affordable for me but can you please tell me in what way these retreats differ in terms of teachings? Any prerequisites for attending the one near Girona?

    Two more questions:
    – for the Tent accommodation I need to bring my own tent or it is already available there?
    – when the first class starts and when the last one ends?

    Kind regards,
    Ovidiu

    • nowhereyoga dice:

      Hi Ovidiu
      I’ve just replied in more detail via email.
      – Simon will probably be teaching very similar work in both retreats, though the Sicily retreat is longer.
      – There are no pre-requisites for attending the Girona retreat, all are welcome!
      – Tent accommodation is provided there.
      – We begin on the evening of the 27th and finish in the afternoon on Sunday 30th
      Cheers, we look forward to hear back from you!
      Morgan

  • Sandra dice:

    Hello, I live in banyoles and I am interested in the yoga retreat of simon borg-olivier in the arcadia. Would there be the possibility to just asist the classes and to have the lunch in the arcadia? If yes, what would be the price? Thank you a lot! Greetings, sandra

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