An ARTful YALAjourney to discover the land of the SUN

 

It is not just a yoga retreat, YALACollective invites you to embark to a unique artistic journey in the MYSTIC SOUTH OF SPAIN, a place possessed by Arabic and Christian richness and a flamenco dancing way of living that seems to belong to a remote past.

  

 

Andalusia is a land of light, the birthplace of flamenco and sevillanas, the homeland of poets and artists; a melting pot of cultures, religions and traditions.

 

Our home is the XV century La Cartuja Monastery, a Moorish settlement since the 13th century, worked as a Jerónimo monastery for 50 years, and as a Carthusian monastery for another 400 years.

 

 

The ARTful YALAjourney ANDALUCIA

From 8th to 14th July 2018

7 days immersed in the South of Spain, a land of light, and a melting pot of history, cultures, and traditions.

*All-inclusive package ANDALUCIA YALAjourney (7days of Yoga + Cartuja Monastery + Cordoba + Seville) 1550USD/pp

special offer EARLY BIRD 1450USD/pp (until 31st March)

(Not included: flights, transfers or dinners in Cordoba and Seville)

PLACE LIMITED TO 12 GUESTS!

  

Be prepared for an artful self-discovery in the XV century La Cartuja Monastery nestled in a land of light, cultures, religions, flamenco and sevillanas

 

 

YIN & YANG

PRACTICE

 

 

 

The classes are mainly held in English with the possibility of classes available in other languages according to our guests’ needs (French, Spanish or Italian).

  

 

 

 

HIGHLIGTS

- 7days all-inclusive YALAJourney in Anadalusia, Spain

- Morning class of Meditation, Pranayama and Asthanga/Vinyasa yoga.

- Evening Yin Yoga classes.

- Daily vegetarian brunch and dinner with fresh local produce and scents.

- Trip to Cordoba + Visit to “La Mezquita”

- Trip to Seville + Flamenco show at the “Casa de la Memoria”

 

Not included :

- Flights

- Transfers to and from airport

- Dinners in Cordoba or Sevilla

- Private massages or therapies

 

 

 

Our journey explores mystic Cordoba, and its spectacular XIII century Mosque, full of Byzantine mosaics, one of the many treasures that the Arab world gave to Spain. Beautiful Seville chosen by Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel city in 2018, will be our next stop to explore its extensive historic center, its transformation from a traffic-congested metropolis to a fully drawn historical and artistic capital city, where Spain’s greatest baroque artists Diego Velázquez and Esteban Murillo were born. Our journey will be shaken by a flamenco show night at the “Casa de la Memoria”.

 

 

  

 “Diego Velásquez, born in Seville, is one of Spain's greatest painters and a supreme artists of all time. A master of technique, highly individual in style, Velásquez may have had a greater influence on European art than any other painter.” 

 

 

 

  

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Francesca and Carolina have prepared a harmonious and fully balanced Relaxing and Refreshing Yoga program that will gradually guide the journey.

Our yoga program is adapted to all levels of practitioners. Suitable for the very best beginners, as well as the advanced who wish to continue deepening in this rich millenary science.

Early morning will be all about meditation, energy balancing and breathing techniques. We will then practice a full Yang sequence: Ashtanga Yoga, with all the focus on alignment, energy flow and asana adaptation. In the afternoon we will delve into Yin and Restorative practices, as well as Automassages classes that will balance out all the energies.

 

 

 

 

  

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 DAILY PROGRAM

 

 

8 Sunday

3 pm

Transfer Seville Airport to Cartuja Monastery

4.30 pm

4.30pm Arrive at "Cartuja Monastery"

6.00 pm

Welcome Circle and Meditation

8.00 pm

Vegetarian dinner

9 Monday

6.30 am

Wake up time

7.00 am

Pranayama & Meditation + Yoga + Deep Relaxation

10.30 am

Healthy Brunch

3.00 pm

Visit to San Nicolas del Puerto

6.00 pm

YIN Yoga Class

8.00 pm

Vegetarian dinner

10 Tuesday

6.30 am

Wake up time

7.00 am

Pranayama & Meditation + Yoga + Deep Relaxation

10.30 am

Healthy Brunch

12.00 pm

Visit to Cordoba

8.00 pm

Free dinner in Cordoba

11 Wednesday

6.30 am

Wake up time

7.00 am

Pranayama & Meditation + Yoga + Deep Relaxation

10.30 am

Healthy Brunch

3.00 pm

Visit to River Valley Ribera del Hueznar

6.00 pm

YIN YOGA class

8.00 pm

Vegetarian dinner

12 Thursday

6.30 am

Wake up time

7.00 am

Pranayama & Meditation + Yoga + Deep Relaxation

10.30 am

Healthy Brunch

12.30 pm

Visit to Sevilla

8.00 pm

Free dinner in Sevilla

9.00 pm

Flamenco “Casa de la Memoria”

13 Friday

6.30 am

Wake up time

7.00 am

Pranayama & Meditation + Yoga + Deep Relaxation

10.30 am

Healthy Brunch

3.00 pm

Creative Workshop

6.00 pm

YIN YOGA class

8.00 pm

Vegetarian dinner

14 Saturday

6.30 am

Wake up time

7.00 am

Pranayama & Meditation + Yoga + Deep Relaxation

10.00 am

Closing circle

11.00 am

Healthy Brunch

12.00 pm

Check out & Farewell

NOTE

Activities can change depending on the weather conditions.

 

 

 

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THE ANDALUSIAN JOURNEY

 

LA CARTUJA MONASTERY - XV CENTURY

In the heart of the Andalusian culture, our home is the XV century - La Cartuja Monastery, a Moorish settlement since the 13th century, served as a Jerónimo monastery for 50 years, and as a Carthusian monastery for another 400 years.

It was left abandoned and later in ruins, and it has been preserved and restored for 3 decades. A National Monument, today it is a cultural center, open to the public for visits and as an event venue with a Guest House. There are 4 architectural styles and the site offers immense beauty with ambiances to contemplate nature and self-discovery. We will be carried away by creativity and inspiration in a magical and peaceful environment full of history.

At the monastery reigns peace and silence with water from a spring, pure air and 10 hectares of mixed forest. In addition to the natural surroundings and the astonishing architecture, the accommodation is cozy with original rooms of the Carthusian monks and beautiful natural panoramic views.

 

 

RIVER VALLEY - RIBERA DEL HUEZNAR

The river valley of the HUEZNAR has a tranquil river, waterfalls and cascades with abundant crystalline waters, as well as green and freshness, added to a rich local scent and the river beach of San Nicolas del Puerto. Hiking is available along the Greenway VIA VERDE - 18 kms of pedestrian trail. Ascending to the river and the waterfall one can find a rich variety of fauna with species such as the aquatic blackbird, the kingfisher, the goshawk, the gray heron or the trout.

 

 

CORDOBA

The south of Spain is intensely rich and multicultural. Córdoba has been praised as one of the most cultured capitals of Europe where Jews, Muslims and Christians harmoniously lived together. A center where philosophers, scientists, artists and scholars came together, where pillars of knowledge were forged and with still unknown origins. The Cordovans have preserved a rich atmosphere of art and culture.

Even today the Cordova culture has the soul of a philosopher and known as a birthplace of artists. “La Mezquita” is breathtaking and is one of the most exceptional monuments in the world with labyrinth made of more than 850 columns of granite, jasper and marble that continues to bewitch visitors. A visit to Córdoba and its province holds many surprises, just as self-discovery does.

 

 

SEVILLA

The capital city of Andalusia, chosen by Lonely Planet as the “Best in Travel 2018”, is a cultural patrimony and a city dreamed by any traveler. The city boasts an exceptional historical and artistic heritage, full of pintoresques streets. For the past decade, Seville has been transformed into a sustainable human sizable city, eager to revitalize its artistic past and monuments. The metamorphosis has not gone unnoticed and that is why Lonely Planet has placed it this year at number one among the cities that nobody should stop visiting in 2018.

Of all the artistic epochs of Seville, Baroque stands out, perhaps because it merges with our way of seeing life. And two Sevillian painters excel in that special way of looking at reality: Velázquez and Murillo. Without a doubt, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo is one of the most universal Sevillian painters in the history of art. And this year, Seville commemorates the 400th anniversary of his birth. An extraordinary opportunity to get to know Murillo's footprint in the city and enjoy a wide range of activities.

“The spaces, lights and faces of the masterpieces Velásquez seem to revive while you walk through Seville.”

Here you will be able to witness history, while you will be part of a modern city that evolves under a human and innovative model. A hospitable city that encourages you to enjoy culture, and arts with its authentic quality of life that inspires self-discovery.

2018 is an exciting year for Seville: the celebration of the 400th anniversary of painter Esteban Murillo, the world’s most important Flamenco Bienal, and the European Film Awards.

 

 

FLAMENCO

"Casa de la Memoria" is the Cultural Center located in the heart of the historic center of Seville, where we will enjoy the most traditional flamenco show that explores the roots of flamenco and its history.

Flamenco is an artistic expression born of the mixture of many cultures: Arab, Jewish, gypsies (who came to Spain in the fifteenth century), and the Andalusian culture. Flamenco emerged from this rich melting pot which developed, and over time, has spread, becoming a universal artistic manifestation.

 

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 ABOUT THE TEACHERS:

 

 

CAROLINA DAZA

Carolina, a.k.a "The Global Yogini" is a multi-faceted artist and globe-trotter spreading her love for yoga and the arts in a uniquely creative way. She completed her 500HR Ashtanga Yoga teacher training (Yoga Alliance) in Paris with Gérald Disse & Linda Munro at Ashtanga Yoga Paris and has been leading retreats for numerous years.

Her teachers of Pranayama, Ayurveda and Yoga Philosophy are Sri OP Tiwari, Suddhir Tiwari of Kaivalyadhama Institute and Smta Hansayi Jayadeva from The Yoga Institute in Mumbai.

Carolina has a Master's in Contemporary Arts from the Université Paris VIII and completed a second master's in Art, Culture and Food Studies at New York University (NYU). While her studies at NYU, she lived at the Bhakti Center prime ashram in the Lower East Side of Manhattan together with her teacher Divya Alter, founder of the Bhagavat Life. Carolina has studied with senior level Ashtanga Yoga teachers such as Chuck Miller, Ron Reid, David Garrigues and Kino MacGregor.

www.humanese.co - www.carolinadaza.com

 

 THE NUTRITIONAL PLAN:

Anne Marie and Benjamin, founders of LA PACHAMAMA ORGANIC Kitchen and Garden, will feed us during our ARTful YALAjourney. The symbiosis of kitchen and garden is the heartbeat of their food philosophy. Kitchens and gardens need each other. Cooking and gardening are an inseparable, utterly interdependent and intimate duo that mirror one another’s needs & desires.

pachamamaorganic.eu

 

 

Anne Marie and BenjaminThey have prepared for us an exciting and fulfilling food journey all natural plant-based in the most delicious ways that suits our journey to an ARTful self-discovery.

 

FRANCESCA LO CASCIO

Italian architect and interior designer, Francesca expresses her creative flair in her job as much as in her everyday life. Francesca found the spark of her passions nurturing inner balance and a healthy lifestyle based on yoga, natural eating and creativity.

Her yoga story started in Thailand in 2002, where she studied Hatha Yoga in Pai, and progressively refined her studies in Vinyasa Yoga in India at Richikesh's Tattvaa Centre, in Paris with Mika de Brito and Gerard Arnauld and in the United Stated with Paulie Zink, founder of Yin yoga. She studied the Chakra balancing technique with Jana Johnson in Bali.

Deeply inspired by the work of her teachers Dr. Anodea Judith and Selene Vega, she recently completed an intensive training in the Phsycology of Chakras. Currently she focuses her attention and studies around phsychology, bioenergy and movement.

In 2014 she decided to create Yala Collective to connect with others, while sharing passions and evolving her vision and love for living.  

www.flocdesign.com - www.yalacollective.com

 

 

 

The PACHAMAMA ORGANIC kitchen offers delicious 100% organic plant-based whole foods in harmony with Mother Nature. The believe that the most direct way in which we can eat our way to better health is by taking better care of Mother Earth with produce, grown and created in a friendly, respectful and mindful environment.

 

 

  

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