Spain Yoga and Rock Climbing Retreat
- Flowing Spirit Journeys
- Chulilla, Spain
- Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 23, 2017 (13 days)
Yoga and rock climbing complement each other in an extraordinary way. This retreat is perfect for everyone….from experienced climbers wishing to reap the benefits of Yoga and climb the world class rock in Spain….. to Yogis or Yoginis who have never touched a rock wall but hear the call to get a little fiercer and take their “yoga and meditation” to the rocks ….. to those who have neither climbed or practiced Yoga, but wish to have a life transforming experience in rural Spain.
Venue: Chulilla. A small Spanish town located 45 minutes inland from the Mediterranean coastal city of Valencia. Its cobblestone streets weave up the hillside to create a quaint whitewashed town of only 720 residents. Bordered by a majestic castle, pristine river, fresh cool reservoir, and limestone cliffs fading into the horizon, it is the perfect venue for a Yoga and Rock Climbing retreat.
Yoga: Each day will include an invigorating and inspiring practice of Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation focused on techniques to help us in the vertical world of climbing. By utilizing conscious breathing, balance, flexibility, focus, visualization, mental equanimity, and core strength, we may improve upon our climbing, as well as experience a moving meditation. Morning sessions will be more dynamic, while evening classes will focus on more of a yin style of relaxation and flexibility. Our aim is to experience being fully in the moment with unity of mind, body, and breathe.
Climbing: Lead by our guide’s 35+ years of climbing experience, we will apply our Yoga philosophy to the vertical as we push our limits on some of the best of Chulilla’s 800+ routes. With routes ranging from absolute beginner to 5.14c, from slab to super overhanging, from top rope to exciting sport leads, we will help you to find and move towards the “send” of the perfect climbs for you. If you are an experienced lead climber, you can head straight for a climb, while we may offer tips, encouragement….or maybe just a really great belay. If you are new to the sport, or need some polishing up, we will work more closely with you in order to cultivate climbing technique and safety. There are options to climb almost every day, but we also integrate rest day activities and excursions.