retreat september (3)
“Through good association – attaching your self to others who believe that awakening is possible – your awakening is possible. In this day and age, satsang is the most important practice.”– Sharon Gannon, co-founder, Jivamukti Yoga

“Sat” means truth; “Sanga” means association is a virtuous gathering of like-minded individuals who inspire, encourage, and reflect your true nature. Let the practice flourish and seeds of compassion ripen in satsang. This retreat led by Olga Oskorbina, Javier Feliubadaló and Karina Gusalova is a long awaited opportunity for Jivamukti Barcelona Yoga teachers and practitioners to get away from the city and spend quality time together.

September presents us with a wonderful 3 day opportunity to get away, practice, meditate, contemplate beautiful nature of Catalan hills and forests.

We will go to Soronells, Girona, warm wooden house that offers a yoga shala that has a chimney and windows that look straight out into the forest. We will  begin our days with Maha Sadhana (great practice) that will include yoga philosophy, pranayama and asana practice, relaxation and meditation. Later in the day we will have time to take long walks, enjoy the swimming pool, and we will finish with Yin yoga and meditation in the evenings.

Our chef will nourish us with special vegan gourmet dishes throughout the retreat.

Jivamukti Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Dates: 22-25 September, 2017

Location: Masia Soronells

17405 Espinelves, Gerona, Spain.

Prices: Early bird before September 5th – 325 EUR

After September 5th – 360 EUR

Jivamukti teachers discount 10%

Places are limited to 24 participants.

You can reserve your place by making a cash or card payment at the Jivamukti Yoga Center or bank transfer.

For bank transfers:

IBAN: ES22 0081 0181 14 0001475951

Bank: Sabadell

Retreat Program:

FRIDAY
 

18:00 Arrival

19:00 Yin yoga

20:00 Dinner

Noble Silence

SATURDAY and SUNDAY

8:00 Meditation

8:30-10:30 Jivamukti Open XXL

10:30-11:30 Walking meditation

11:30 – 12:30 Delicious vegan brunch

12:30-14:30 Quiet time

14:30-16:30 Asana Lab / Yoga Philosophy

18:00-19:30 Yin yoga and Meditation

20:00-21:00 Light Dinner

21:00 – Group gathering

MONDAY

8:00 Meditation

8:30-10:30 Jivamukti Open XXL

10:30-11:30 Hike

11:30 – 12:30 Delicious vegan brunch

13:30-14:30 Group activity

14:30-17:00 Rest and prepare for departure

Transportation: we will put in touch participants with cars and people without cars, so participants can get there together
Silence: please note that you can remain silent through the whole weekend, we will give you a sticker that you can wear so that other participants are aware

Olga Oskorbina

Combining knowledge drawn from Jivamukti Yoga and Vipasana meditation, Olga is grateful for the opportunity to share the teachings and learn from other yogis and yoginis. Bringing asana practice, chanting, meditation and spiritual insights together on the principle that yoga is a path to liberation through love and compassion for all beings, Olga is continuing to pass on the teachings shared with her by her teachers.

  • 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013 – mentor at Jivamukti Teacher Training, Costa Rica.
  • 2012 – Advanced Jivamukti Yoga certification
  • 2011 – 500 hr Jivamukti Apprenticeship program with Dechen Thurman.
  • 2010 – 300 hr Jivamukti Yoga certification.

Javier Feliubadaló

Javier has studied Nursing, Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Therapeutic massage, Chiropractic, Kinesiology, Osteopathy, Nutrition and Dietetics, which gave him knowledge of anatomy, physiology and of both Eastern and Western theories on how our complex organism is functioning. He is a graduate of the Military School of Mountain and Special Operations and is a Security Director from University of Barcelona. He has Black Belt in five martial arts disciplines. With twenty years of experience as a martial arts teacher, he is currently teaching Gracie Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. In 2015 Javier was certified as a Jivamukti Yoga teacher. He is a co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga Barcelona with his wife Olga Oskorbina. He believes in the philosophy of yoga as being complete for the integral development of human being and along with his wife and all the Jivamukti family promotes love for all sentient beings, focusing his priorities in this project.

Karina Gusalova

Karina is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher and Thai massage Therapist. She was born in Latvia but lived in USA, France, UK and can call Barcelona her home. She studied in Mandiram Yoga Dinamico in Barcelona to begin with and continued her training in Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. She is dedicated to Jivamukti yoga method since 2012 because it “adapts ancient teachings to the modern urban lifestyle”. In her classes Karina opens a space for self-understanding and growth, her experience in Thai Massage helps her understand the energy body and assist the students toward more focused and elevated practice.