30 October - 1 November 2015, From £275-£300
Teacher: Faye Riches

Barcelona Yoga Weekend

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Join Faye Riches for an autumn yoga weekend in SpainJoin us in the fabulous city of Barcelona and experience the city in the expert hands of our onsite team, who will introduce you to a healthy, more relaxed and stress free side of the city.

This yoga weekend consists of five Vinyasa Flow yoga classes. Each practice explores a soulful yet dynamic sequence of uplifting vinyasa to detoxify, stretch and strengthen, awakening dormant energy and restoring balance and harmony to body, mind and soul.

Our yoga studio is based in the hip neighbourhood of Gràcia. With its leafy streets, peaceful plazas and many alternative restaurants and cool cafes, it’s the perfect place for you to encounter the very best of Barcelona.

For this yoga weekend, we can recommend places to stay nearby, there are many options starting at 40 Euro per night.

Your Barcelona yoga weekend programme

Yoga: You'll have five yoga classes over three days, from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.  The yoga weekend takes place in a private yoga studio situated on the top floor of a beautifully converted warehouse.

For those who wish to stay on we'll be running a further class on Monday morning.

Faye teaches vinyasa flow yoga, a dynamic style of yoga where you practice a smoothly flowing sequence of asana connected by the breath.  Modifications and progressions are given so that all level students will find these yoga classes rewarding.

Over the yoga weekend you will practice asana, pranayama (breathing) meditation & mantra to support the varying sankalpas (intentions) for each class, enabling you to access your brilliance.

Brunch: After morning class on Saturday we'll go for brunch at nearby healthy cafe - you are welcome to join us, invite your friends or partner if they have travelled with you or do your own thing.  After morning class on Sunday we will invite you for a special breakfast on our private yoga terrace.  Please note there is an additional costs for the brunches and they optional.

Exploring the city: We provide a guide of interesting places to visit during your yoga weekend - you'll have time to go to the beach, check out La Sagrada Familia,  Park Güell and the Gothic area. There is plenty to see and do in Barcelona and our resident hosts can tell where to go and how to get there.

Accommodation: We don't organise accommodation on this weekend, but it is very easy to book a place near the yoga studio through airbnb.  We can put groups of people together if you'd like to book a bigger place. We can also recommend some nearby hotels.

Your October Barcelona yoga weekend will take place in the hip neighborhood of Gràcia. With its leafy streets, peaceful plazas and many alternative restaurants and cool cafes, it's the perfect place for you to encounter the very best of Barcelona.

Gràcia is about 1 km north of central Barcelona. It's a bohemian neighbourhood, with a more local than a cosmopolitan feel to it and much of life is lived on the many public plazas.

During your yoga weekend, you’ll be able to experience the city in the expert hands of our onsite team, who will introduce you to a healthy, more relaxed and stress free side of the city.

Monthly payment plans are available for this yoga weekend.

Your Barcelona yoga weekend will cost £275 per person. If you are planning to stay on for the Monday classes your cost will be £300.

What’s included:

  • 5 x 2 hour yoga classes
  • Written guides on exploring the city and our local host on hand to answer questions
  • 1 x 2 hour classes on the Monday if you are paying £300 and staying on for that day

Your additional costs will be:

  • 3 nights' accommodation (there are some wonderful airbnb places, guest houses and hotels nearby from 40-100 Euros per night)
  • Your meals (budget 25-30 Euros a day – reduce if breakfast is included in your room rate)
  • Your flights if you are travelling from overseas

If you are planning to stay for the extra day you'll need to add a night's accommodation and a day's food costs to the above.

Getting to your yoga weekend from UK (mail us if you'd like advice on travel options from another location)

Flights

You can fly directly from UK to Barcelona with Vueling, Monarch, Iberia and Easyjet. Fares will be around £80 if you arrive Thursday evening and leave Monday afternoon.  If you fly in Friday and leave Sunday fares are around £120. We advise that you book early to avoid higher fares.

Transfers from the airport

There is a shuttle bus that departs from outside the airport which costs around 6 euros and takes around 30 minutes to Placa de Catalunya.

From there it's a short taxi ride to Gràcia or you can get the metro. The nearest metro stops are Fontana, Joanic and Lesseps.

A taxi from the airport to Gràcia is around 35 euros depending on traffic.

Trains

We encourage our clients to travel responsibly, so if you have the time to make the journey part of your yoga holiday then you can travel by train. With great scenery, no baggage or check in fees, no airport taxes or 2 hour check ins, it’s a less stressful way to travel.

There are several options for travelling by train. You can leave London on the Eurostar in the evening, arrive in Paris and then take the sleeper Elipsos trainhotel arriving at 10am the next morning.  You can also leave London early morning on the Eurostar, arrive in Paria at lunchtime and take the high speed TGV Duplex to Barcelona, arriving early evening (see seat61 for more details).

Fares start at around £150 return, but you'll need to book in advance to get a good fare.