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Flow and Rest: Yoga & Meditation Retreat / July 18th-24th

July 18 @ 5:00 pm - July 24 @ 5:00 pm

18 to 24 July 2024 at Les Gavatxes in the Catalan Pyrenees
with Athena & Sylvain

About the retreat

We invite you to a 7 day retreat of silence, active (vinyasa) yoga and relaxing yin yoga, meditation, mindful nature walks, great homemade food, connections and inspiring views.
A beautiful moment to disconnect from everyday life, screens and to-do lists, to connect with yourself, and to ground with the mountains, with your body and your breath.
Although it is not a fully silent retreat, we will have silent mornings and one fully silent day, to give you space to inquire and hear the birds in the quiet company of others.
  • Schedule (subject to change):
  • Day 1:
  • 16:00 arrivals, settle in
  • 18:00 welcome, introductions, gentle flow
  • 19:30 dinner
  • 21:00 meditation, beginning of silence
  • 21:45 rest
  • Days 2 to 6:
  • 6:30 wake up
  • 7:15 sunrise meditation and movement (vinyasa yoga or hiking meditation)
  • 9:00 breakfast
  • 10:15 karma yoga
  • 11:00 free time (mindful breaking of silence)
  • 12:30 slow flow and meditation
  • 13:30 lunch
  • 14:30 rest
  • 16:30 yin yoga
  • 17:30 mindful activity
  • 18:30 free time
  • 19:30 dinner
  • 20:45 kirtan
  • ~ Day 4 is fully silent ~
  • ~ On one of the full days, we may go on a little excursion (optional) to the nearby river & little waterfall to enjoy a swim in nature ~
  • Day 7:
  • 6:30 wake up
  • 7:15 sunrise meditation and movement (vinyasa yoga or hiking meditation)
  • 9:00 breakfast
  • 10:15 packing / free time (mindful breaking of silence)
  • 11:00 slow flow and meditation
  • 12:00 sharing circle, closing
  • 13:30 lunch
  • Goodbyes


Shared Room: €780
There are limited spaces for camping and for private rooms (please contact me first to confirm availability):
Camping (limited availability): €595
Private Room (limited availability): €895
Early Bird pricing: 10% discount for the first 6 registrations
(Camping: €536, Shared Room: €702, Private Room: €806)
  • Includes:
    • 2 yoga asana classes, 2 meditation sessions and 1 activity per day
    • Accommodation for 6 nights
    • 3 homemade vegetarian meals a day
    • Welcome drink
    • Yoga mat and meditation cushions
    • Exclusive use of the property


If you need to cancel, please email retreat@athena.yoga.
The deposit amount is refundable until 1 June 2024 less €20 administration fee and any associated bank fees. If cancelled by 27 June 2024, you will get a 50% refund, less any associated bank fees. Any cancellation after 27 June 2024 will not be refunded.

Retreat Time

Starting: Thursday 18 July 2024 at 18:00
Finishing: Wednesday 24 July 2024 at 15:00
You may arrive at Les Gavatxes from 14:00 on the first day (ideally by 17:00) and must leave by 17:00 on the last day.
There may be the possibility to extend your stay at Les Gavatxes, before or after the retreat. Contact Sara if you would like to inquire about this possibility: info@lesgavatxes.es

The teachers


My name is Athena, I have been teaching yoga since 2015. My practice began in Montreal, Canada in 2010, I began learning from many teachers through practice, and took a 200 hour training in Bali, Indonesia in 2015. I continued studying in Canada diving into topics such as yin yoga, hands-on assisting, Yoga Tune Up (functional movement in yoga and Myofascial Release). I moved to the Netherlands in early 2020, where I teach and since 2021, I am studying physiotherapy.

My purpose as a yoga and meditation teacher is to offer the space for presence, away from the distractions of everyday life, and to take the time to feel any thought and emotion as it shows up. This is practised through mindful movement, understanding of one’s body, and through stillness, rest, silence and sounds.

My intention for this retreat is to offer you a space to lean towards silence – inner and outer – to feel present in your body and to savour the beautiful mountains, nature and of course the delicious food.




Ten years ago Sylvain fell into the magical world of yoga when he joined a small lesson in a park in downtown Montreal, on a bright sunny day. Since that day, he has been commited to exploring and discovering the great gifts that this world has to offer. This has led him to many great studios in Montreal, a fulfilling teacher training in Bali, and now to the warm community at Open Yoga, Groningen. He hopes to continue to be able to receive and return the support, practice and love of yoga for many years to come.


This retreat is offered in English.
We also speak French, and a basic level of Dutch.

Registrations here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLh4xQ0qzeZ0ANZBhzenA85X9bQUxKYnHfxno4Z0M0nK8NBQ/viewform


July 18 @ 5:00 pm
July 24 @ 5:00 pm
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