Finding Balance: An Insight Meditation and Movement Retreat in Granada, Spain
July 22 @ 3:00 pm - July 28 @ 11:00 amFree – $4
Quiet your mind and open your heart in this secluded retreat with Christianeand Celeste, surrounded by nature in the Andalusian region of Southern Spain, located in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.In this retreat, we will nourish the body and mind and deepen our Insight practice together, exploring themes such as the balance of stillness and movement and activity and surrender, and how we might integrate this balance into daily life upon returning home.
The structure of an Insight meditation retreat includes time for sitting meditation, walking meditation, rest, mindful eating, and Dharma talks along with some instruction and guidance, and short individual practice discussion meetings to support you within the container of a silent retreat. This helps us to deepen our connection to our direct moment to moment experience, cultivate continuity of mindfulness,and awaken the heart and mind for greater ease, balance, and clarity in daily life.
In addition, Christiane and Celeste will be offering some gentle yin yoga and mindful movement practices accessible to all bodies and abilities.
We will tend to the heart and mind with compassionate mindfulness and strengthen our connection with ourselves and each other, with time for enjoying nature, deep rest, and practice in this amazing setting.
Read what others have shared about their experiences at residential retreats:
There is nothing like this experience. I would like to call it ‘coming home.’ It is so nurturing and healing for the body, mind, and soul. Its the best gift Ive ever given myself. It has opened up a whole new way of living.”
My first residential meditation retreat experience through InsightLA was a gift to body, mind, and spirit. It provided with the time and space we all deserve to enjoy quiet from the busy chatter of our minds and to really connect with the me sitting beneath the noise in a compassionate, mindful and purposeful way.”
One might hesitate at the word silent and the routine of sitting, walking, sitting walking. These are what I came to love and regret leaving. Continuity of practice is the gift. It allows you to go deeper, and gives you more time to see a positive change in your practice.
Prices all inclusive aside from airfare, including accommodations, 3 delicious, healthy vegetarian meals served daily, and teachings, movement practices and instruction. Vegan, gluten-free and other dietary needs will be accommodated as well.
The retreat center can arrange a shuttle from Granada to the venue. Granada is a touristic city with many taxis and services that you could also arrange on your own. The 20-minute ride may cost between 30-35 Euros.
Towards the end of the retreat, there will be the opportunity to explore the region in a guided tour of local attractions. Summers in Granada can be quite warm, but the retreat center is air-conditioned and there is a pool on site.
Travel Tips from the Retreat Host in Spain:
There are lower cost direct flights from Los Angeles to Barcelona with Norwegian or Iberia airlines. Then take a flight from Barcelona toGranada viaVueling Airline. This combination can be found for under $500.
Cancellation Fee Policy:
On or before May 14th: $150 cancelation fee
May 15th- May 30th: $300 cancelation fee
June 1st – June 14th: $500 cancelation fee
June 15th – June 30th: $800 cancellation fee
July 1st – July 22nd: No Refunds or Credit Given
Space is extremely limited, please be sure to sign up soon if you plan on joining us.
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