Winter Retreat in Cataluña
“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 and Karina Gusalova is a long awaited opportunity for Jivamukti Yoga practitioners to get away from the city and spend quality time together.

December 2020 presents us with a wonderful 4 day opportunity to get away, practice, meditate and contemplate in a beautiful setting of Catalan hills and forests.

In Banyolas, Girona, up on the hills, we will  begin our days with optional Meditation, followed by 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, eat slowly, have lectures and asana labs and we will finish with Yin yoga and meditation, dinner and satsangs in the evenings.

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

Arrival: 4/12/2020 Friday evening

Departure: 8/12/2020 Tuesday afternoon

There is a possibility to stay at the retreat before and after the retreat dates

Tentative schedule (to be confirmed closer to the retreat dates)

FRIDAY

18:00 Arrival

19:00 Yin yoga

20:00  Heartwarming Dinner

SATURDAY and SUNDAY

7:30 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 / Pranayama (Monday afternoon – Free time)

18:00-19:30 Yin yoga and Meditation

20:00-21:00  Heartwarming Dinner

21:00 – Group gathering

TUESDAY

7:30 Meditation

8:30-10:30 Jivamukti Open XXL

10:30-11:30 Hike

11:30 – 12:30 Delicious vegan brunch

Rest and prepare for departure

Please note that we will have some periods of time during the retreat when we will observe silence as a group.

Transportation: there is a direct bus Banyolas from Barcelona (Teisa Barcelona-Olot vía Banyoles), from Banyolas, retreat center is a short taxi ride away, or 2 hour hike.

Private transportation: we will put in touch participants with cars and people without cars, so participants can get there together.

MORE INFO ABOUT THE FACILITY HERE

DATE

December 4-8, 2020

TIME

Friday Evening- Tuesday Afternoon

price

Shared Rooms
4 nights - Full price 600€

Suites
680 EUR per person (2 people maximum), 630€
Single occupancy - 800€

We may include 2 or 3 night stay options closer to the dates of the retreat.

If you have financial difficulties at the moment please write to us and request an additional discount

Karina

Jivamukti Advanced Cert.

 I am one, let me become many –

Ekoham bahusyam

“Beyond rightdoing and wrongdoing there is a field, I’ll meet you there” 

Karina is an 800 hr 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.

Yoga and Meditation practice is my compass in life, principles that I always rely on 

I do my best to create a space that would facilitate each practitioner to move inwards, meet themselves as they are, to hold space for whatever is real and true in that moment of their lives, heal what needs to be healed, grow what needs blossom.

More than anything I desire for each yoga student that I come across to see their unlimited potential and realize themselves. With this purpose each Jivamukti yoga class I teach I intend to be not only a dynamic practice, but also a self inquiry workshop and observer’s laboratory, journey to a place beyond personality. 

“Karinas classes are profound in 2 distinct elements, Rhythm and Grace. Steady, clear and consistent instructions following the melody of the collective breathing of the room this combination leaves the practitioners with a unified sense of body and mind. With a modern and insightful expression of yogic philosophy she creates an environment where every practitioner in the room feels included and supported.” Audrey Mith

Olga

Jivamukti Advanced Cert.

Anyone can come to the gates of liberation. But only no one can pass through it

Ram Das

AAAUUUMMM….. 

800 hour Advanced Certified Jivamukti teacher, mentor and facilitator of 75 and 300 hour Jivamukti teacher trainings. 

Olga Oskorbina is the founder and director of Jivamukti Yoga Barcelona. With a strong background in meditation her ability to conduct the energetic environment of a yoga class is unique and profound. She has a clear and concise method of teaching, allowing space for introversion in the practice. With a strong interest in all elements of yoga she continues to study and practice with great enthusiasm. Weaving these attributes together she presents students with a very comprehensive and nourishing experience of Jivamukti Yoga.

“Yoga is a state of missing nothing” – Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati