Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
October 4-10, 2020
Can Marcer De La Penya
Please note this trip is for women only.
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Private Bedroom/Bathroom: $2850
This is you alone in a gorgeous bedroom with your own private bathroom. Solo travelers must book a private room.
Shared Double Bedroom/Private Bathroom* (2 guests): $2550/per person
This is you traveling with one of your best yoga buddies sharing a room with either one king bed and one twin or two separate beds and sharing a bathroom. Pricing is per person and both people must book within 24 hours of each other or forfeit your reservation.
Shared Triple Bedroom/Private Bathroom* (3 guests): $2350 per person
This is you traveling with two of your best yoga buddies sharing a room with three twin beds and the three of you share a bathroom. Pricing is per person and you must have three people book within 24 hours of each other or forfeit your reservation.
Private Bedroom/Shared Bathroom (1 guest): $2650
There is one private bedroom which will share a bathroom with Jen and Sue - we are super neat and take quick showers.
As the sun rises, take in the views of the Mediterranean Sea, marvel at the beauty Garraf Mountains and breathe in the sweetness that still lingers in air from the vineyards that surround the villa. Your days begin with a yoga practice that allows to completely immerse in reconnecting with your self - giving you time to connect the body and mind through breath and explore a number of yoga styles. On to breakfast, maybe a hike through Garraf National Park, a trip to visit the famed Sagrada Familia or Gaudi's Park Guelle, an adventure to one of the many medieval towns that surround Sitges, or maybe you steal away to the pergola by the pool, soak in the sun and just be present.
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Your Retreat Includes
You will spend 6 nights in the heart of Catalonia at Can Marcer de la Penya located in the beachside town of Sitges. The Maisa (house) was orginally built in 1605 and has been thoughtfully restored to combine the rich history with modern conveniences. Its private location in the hills of the Garraf region sits among vineyards and has views of Garraf National Park, the Mediterranean Sea, and lush gardens. 10 bedrooms (8 of which have private bathrooms, two bedrooms will have a shared bathroom). The Maisa also includes a heated pool, expertly manicured landscapes and lawns for our yoga, dining and gathering areas with more than enough room to come together, but also comfortable and private spaces, both indoors and outdoors, for you to find time for yourself. The actual town of Sitges and its famed beaches are a 10 minute drive, the village is just a 10 minute walk from the house. Barcelona International airport is 30 minutes away by car and accessible by train or bus as well.
Typically two yoga classes will be provided daily. We will explore a number of different styles from active, vinyasa flow to myofascial "ball rolling" to restorative, yoga nidra. We will introduce additional topics such as breathing techniques and an introduction to the chakras. While there will be a general structure to our yoga, we have flexibility to address the group's interests and needs. Classes are intended for all levels - from the most beginner to the most practiced yogi!
Authentic Catalan Cuisine
A private chef will prepare breakfast daily at the Maisa. The chef will also prepare authentic Catalan tapas (small plates), paella (a traditional Spanish rice dish) and other locally-inspired dishes to tantalize your taste buds. We will also have a group dinner in Barcelona and in Sitges. Dinner is included in the price of your trip for 5 nights - one dinner is not included which can provide the opportunity for you to experience another meal in Barcelona or Sitges. We will provide more specific information about this closer to the trip. We strive to address all dietary requirements and use nutritious ingredients to promote mindful eating. Upon registration, you will receive a questionnaire where you can tell us about your needs. Soft drinks, wine and beer included. **Lunch is not included.
Sagrada Familia, Foodie Tour of Barcelona and Flamenco!
The trip includes two group trips to explore Barcelona. Additional details will be provided. We expect to have a private culinary and history tour of Barcelona's famous tapas bars and Gothic Quarter, a private tour of the famed Sagrada Familia, and an evening to enjoy dinner and a Flamenco dancing show.
Time to Do and Time for You!
We have also built in a fair amount of free time to provide you with options for spending your time to explore Sitges, the surrounding towns that abound with history and sites, or...lounge by the pool and breathe and have time to yourself. Other options during your stay include: walk to Sant Pere de Ribes the nearest small town for lunch or shopping, bike or walk to Garraf Natural Park with a Buddhist Monastery, walk, drive or cycle through the park to Sitges, spend the day relaxing at the Sitges Beaches or browsing the town. There are many historical places to visit - castles, Roman ruins, vineyards, lakes etc. Rent a car and explore the coast or take another trip into Barcelona (easy bus or train ride into the city from Sitges). October is a beautiful time of year in Spain with temperatures in the mid 70s during the day and 60s at night. Your options are endless! And did we mention the food is delectable? Additional trips can be arranged at your own expense; SJ Yoga Retreats will provide you with a listing of options which you can arrange either prior to the trip or when you arrive.
WE ARE SOLD OUT FOR BARCELONA 2020. BUT IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BEING ON OUR WAITLIST, PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW.
Before you register, please read below for items NOT included in the price of the trip and our cancellation policy.
Round trip airfare from your origination point to Can Marcer De La Penya. The closest airport is Barcelona Airpot - El-Prat (BCN) which is about 30 minutes from the Maisa.
Airport transfers not included. Sitges can be reached by the following means: rental cars may be reserved at Barcelona Airport, private taxi (approximately $75 USD each way, 30 minutes), train ($5 USD each way, 70 minutes) or bus ($8 each way. 45 minutes.) More detailed schedule information on will be provided.
Activities and transportation costs beyond the two included in the trip.
Lunch is not included. Dinner on one night is not included
PLEASE READ OUR CANCELLATION/TRAVEL INSURANCE SUGGESTION BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING! You are responsible for reading and understanding our cancellation policy. Cancellation policy: Upon registration, your 50% deposit is non-refundable and you are responsible for paying the balance 90 days prior to the trip start (we will send you a reminder). Once you register, we are unable to offer refunds except in the unlikely event of SJ Yoga Retreats cancelling a trip in which case your cost will be fully refunded. SJ Yoga Retreats can not offer credits for future trips.
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance is relatively inexpensive and depending on the level of coverage you purchase, can protect you in case of trip interruption, flight delays/cancellation, etc. Travel insurance can be purchased through your insurance provider as well as major insurance providers. Travelinsurance.com can help to provide quotes and options. Travel insurance is optional and at the discretion of the traveler; SJ Yoga Retreat assumes no responsibility in this decision.