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Enjoy the rural atmosphere, relax in nature, and recharge your batteries! This is the time for you to depart from your busy life and start your inner transformation. Anima Mundi's retreats are quite spiritual. It is all about giving you the opportunity to reconnect with yourself, with nature, and with your true essence. Practice yoga in Spanish countryside!
You will be staying in a medieval country house, whose origins date back almost 1000 years. The retreat center was recently renovated with completely modern comforts, mostly using recycled materials for the interior. All rooms are comfortable and each one has an en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet.
The retreat center majestically combines the solidness and durability of the past with conveniences of present time. You can enjoy different areas as a library with fireplace, internet room with available Wi-Fi, dining room, and spacious terraces among others. At the retreat center, Anima Mundi Travels runs various programs, including co-working retreats, yoga and meditation retreats, and workshops. They also offer their place as a bed and breakfast accommodation.
For those who appreciate space, there is a "tower" exclusive duplex with studio. The "tower" is an exclusive duplex private room with en-suite bathroom. Huge space, a lot of light, big studio on the first floor, and the bedroom upstairs. Feel like at home and enjoy the big space!
Following a visit to the country house, one of Anima Mundi Travels' retreat participant described his charming room. "My castle room was made from sand stone castle bricks and had a small castle battle window that a guard would fire his bow and arrow out of," the guest, Leigh, recalled.
"My bedroom, or should I say bed chamber, had a very well presented and bespoke sustainable bed frame made from pallets, a modern and impressive power shower, toilet and electrics, well done whoever designed the room, it was an aesthetically pleasing a mix between the original and the modern in a way that makes the bed chamber feel like antiques are not old," he added.
Anima Mundi Travels' retreats are specially designed to submerge you into the entire yoga philosophy. This journey will take you away from the typical sightseeing and fast-consuming tourism into a natural way of getting to know a new place and people! During your stay, you will gain knowledge on yoga and its positive effect on your health. You will also learn breathing, relaxation techniques, and meditation.
You would love this three-day retreat if you are an open minded person, respectful and tolerant to others, keen to learn and participate in daily activities of the community. Apart from the yoga activities, you may participate in the daily activities of the house such as gardening and craft workshops, learn about responsible lifestyle, relax from the urban life, enjoy the countryside, and make friends!
Throughout the retreat, you will work with the following central concepts:
Since you will be sharing your daily life with a closed group of participants, you will learn from this experience how to manage your personal necessities and the necessities of the group, maintaining the harmony in everything you do.
Most people are living in stressful and dynamic environments. During the retreat, you will radically change your usual environment and submerge into the world of peace and tranquility. For some persons, this can actually provoke reactions that Anima Mundi Travels will help you deal with. In the end of the retreat, you will notice the quantic changes in yourself.
Karma yoga basically consists of entirely selfless service, in which the ego is given up to desire to serve the divine in everything, whether it man, plant, or animal.
Tolerance is the key of well-being. You will practice the principles of tolerance, love, and respect to others.
The retreat takes place in a historical country house located in the middle of nature. It is about one hour travelling from the charming Barcelona, Spain and 30 minutes of traveling by car from beautiful and inspirational Montserrat Mountain. The house is surrounded by vineyards and graceful grazing lands, with the astonishing mountains on the horizon. Full of herbs, almond trees, and some cows.
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Proper nutrition is not just a fashion trend, it is the only way to a fulfilling life! You will enjoy three vegetarian homemade meals daily, prepared with passion and love, fresh, and nutritious. You will have unlimited access to tea and infusions, local seasonal herbs. Food preparation is based on zero waste concept where all products are reused and become resources for others to use. Vegetarian, gluten free, nuts free, and sugar free menus are available.
According to Leigh, the meals "got better and better" throughout his stay. "Even the cous cous that Katja conjured up would not have been out of place in a top Paris or London restaurant," he praised the cook.
Anima Mundi Retreat Center offers different activities and therapies for their guests. All services are requested in advance. Massage session is available at 60 EUR for 60 minutes.
Please book your flight to arrive at Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN). Transfer from Barcelona Plaza Cataluña is available if there are at least 10 people in the group. The pickup times to be confirmed by Anima Mundi Travels.
From Manresa Alta, there is a bus called Castella that goes to Canet de Fals (retreat center location). Then you have to walk from there to the retreat center about 10 minutes through the vineyards. Another option is take a taxi from Manresa Alta train station to Anima Mundi Retreat Center (Canet de Fals). The taxi service costs around 25 EUR.
From Barcelona–El Prat Airport, there is a direct bus to Barcelona - Plaça Espanya. From the same place Plaça Espanya you will find the underground train station. Take a train R5 from Barcelona train station at Plaça Espanya to Manresa Alta.