Diana Ratana

Discover Spain Cultural Immersion and Yoga Retreat // 9 OCT. 2020

Discover Spain Cultural Immersion and Yoga Retreat // 9 OCT. 2020

“To travel once meant to be intrepid, to explore, to truly depart from the norm.”

Take the path less traveled with Discover Spain

Join us for a retreat fully immersed in culture, spirit, and heart. Learn practices from ancient yogic traditions. Take an inside look of Spanish culture, tradition, gastronomia, and sights in nature so beautiful and wondrous, UNESCO has designated the area a biosphere reserve and World Heritage Site.

Details

Dates:
October 9, 2020 – October 15, 2020
6 days, 5 nights

Location:
Andalusia, Spain

Cost:
Shared Room – €992 ($1113) 
Single Room – €1710 ($1927)

Organizers

Diana Ratana
In Harmony Yoga

Email:
info@dianaratana.com

Discover Spain is an experience where you can explore the intimate, authentic, and raw parts of yourself through travel. With travel and tourism on the rise, it has become easier than ever to get lost. And while getting lost may be part of the journey, eventually, we all yearn to find ourselves. Discover Spain goes beyond the tour by inviting you to dive into yourself through mindful practices and activities led by our team of experienced travelers, spiritual healers, and yoga teachers. We will stay with you as we traverse our inner selves through authentic connection with Andalusia.

Experience a deep, authentic, and profound immersion of Spanish culture while touring traditional olive farms and wineries, witnessing the birthplace of flamenco, sondering through the corridors of los blancos pueblos, and wandering through the vast greens of los parques naturales. This retreat has been curated for you to experience authentic Spanish culture with great ease and plenty of time to relax, reflect and/or explore on your own. We stay away from landmarks and tourist attractions, our only intention is to delicately explore these places of beauty. As we say in Spain;

“Sin prisas, poco a poco” (without hurry, little by little)

Our team of local guides and yogi’s believe in union of the self and surroundings. Experience a part of Spain untouched by mass tourism. Get lost in the vast dimensions of the Andalusian valleys. Immerse yourself in tradition spanning centuries of historic development. Discover Spain.

This retreat is open to all levels of yoga, meditation, travel, and life experiences. We look forward to taking this amazing journey with you.

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Retreat Highlights

 

 

Sensory Exploration: We guide you through a journey within. Whether it is exploring the mind body through yoga, honoring your truths with meditation, healing with Ayurveda, we will be there to assist in giving you the experience needed.


Cultural Integration and Sustainability: We take you to places off the beaten path. Whether its resting in the deep valleys of los casas rurales, experiencing traditional customs, or paying homage to the ruins and natural wonders, you will feel deeply connected to the land and the self


Rest and Rejuvenation: We give you time. While we explore the land, there will be plenty of time to wander and explore for yourself. This is your retreat, and we will be here to help make it yours. Body work (energy medicine) sessions are possible during the journey (at an additional cost).

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 Accommodations

  We will be staying in a traditional casa rural in Andalusia, just at the foot of the Sierra Bermeja and on the edge of the sea to give you an authentic experience of local life. This beautiful home is just steps away from the beach, mountain hikes, and traditional villages of Andalusia and features:
  • Private pool and amenities
  • Private kitchen
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor yoga patio, terrace, and garden
  • Game room and library
* We offer comfortable shared double rooms with two single beds or private rooms.
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 Who We Are


Discover Spain is a spiritual adventure retreat; the collaboration efforts between two former techies, now yoga teachers, who met during a solo backpacking trip through Spain.

Before pursuing her path as a teacher, Diana was once a corporate techie living and breathing all things related to the hustle in the tech city of Seattle. After 5 years in the industry, Diana began to feel lost. Stuck. It was as if she were moving on auto-pilot through life as she slowly lost herself in the rat race. After she was offered a new position in her company, she paused and asked herself, “Is this really what I want out of my life?”

That question opened the doors to a new set of opportunities as she began to explore what she was meant for. In 2017, she made the decision to just jump and set off on a one-way ticket adventure. Her travels took her to Spain, where she wandered in true “Eat, Pray, Love” fashion.
She sought to find herself by exploring outside of herself, but after 2 months of wandering, she felt even more lost than ever. While fun, she realized that the travel was simply just another form of distraction. She began to feel jaded from her travels.

While making her way down from Barcelona to Tarifa, Diana met Antonina, a local resident yoga teacher and master trainer from Andalusia. Here, she discovered that Antonina once lived a life in Seattle as a corporate techie and left it behind to pursue her passions in yoga. She took it as a sign from the universe and joined Antonina at a yoga teacher training in Marbella. There, she learned how to contend with the inner turmoil she was running away from, sit in peace with her surroundings, and explore herself.

This retreat is a culmination of yoga, meditation, exploration, and a cultural deep-dive of Andalusia. It contains the heart of all the things the women loved and learned from while wandering and living in Spain.

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Antonina Ramsey

guide and Senior yoga teacher

Antonina Ramsey is a senior yoga teacher, yoga therapist, yoga teacher trainer, and Ayurvedic, Energy Medicine (Jin Shin Jyutsu Acupressure), and Hypnotherapy Practitioner. With over 20 years of experience in yoga and wellness, Antonina has dedicated her life to simplifying, educating, inspiring, and guiding people to mental and physical harmony.

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Diana Ratsamee

Guide and Yoga Teacher

Diana Ratsamee is a yoga instructor, meditation guide, traveler, writer, curator, cultivator, and researcher with over 10 years instructing students world wide.  She has taught at multiple yoga retreats and events world-wide and lives to help people re-connect to themselves and in turn, connect to the world around them.

 

Itinerary

 

    • Day 1; Arrive and Meet
      • 3PM – 6PM: Arrive to the casa rurales, meet the others, explore!
      • 7PM: Welcoming ceremony
      • 8:30PM: Group Dinner

Day 2; Journey Within

      • 7:30 AM: Morning yoga and meditation
      • 9:30 AM: Healthy group breakfast
      • 10:30 AM: Holistic health and meditation workshop; Journey Within
      • 1 PM: Lunch
      • 2:30 PM: Explore Pueblos Blancos
      • 7 PM: Evening yoga
      • 8:30 PM: Dinner

Day 3: Discover the Mountains; Ronda

      • 7:30 AM: Morning yoga and meditation
      • 9:30 AM: Healthy group breakfast
      • 10:30 AM: The Mountains – Trip to Ronda
      • 1 PM: Lunch in local taberna
      • 3 PM: Tour bodega winery cellar in Ronda
      • 6 PM: Siesta
      • 8:30 PM: Dinner

Day 4: Discover the Self

      • 7:30 AM: Morning yoga and meditation
      • 9:30 AM: Healthy group breakfast
      • 10:30 AM: Discover your dosha; Intro to Ayurveda + Cooking Class
      • 1 PM: Group lunch
      • 3 PM: Siesta / Free time
      • 7 PM: Evening yoga
      • 8:30 PM: Dinner

Day 5: Discover the Sea

      • 7:30 AM: Morning yoga and meditation
      • 9:30 AM: Healthy group breakfast
      • 10:30 AM: The Sea – Trip to the Coast
      • 1 PM: Lunch in local taberna
      • 4 PM: Hike and Beach Yoga
      • 6 PM: Siesta
      • 8:30 PM: Farewell Dinner

Day 6: Peace Be With You

      • 7:30: Morning Yoga and Meditation
      • 9 AM: Breakfast
      • 10:30AM: Farewell Ceremony
      • Arrange transfers and goodbye!
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* all activities are subject to change

 

 

 

 

 

What’s Included

 

    • Health and wellness workshops
    • 3 healthy meals a day (Traditional Spanish, sometimes Vegetarian, Holistic)
    • Amenities included in accommodations (swimming pools, rooftop terrace, sports equipment, library and game room)
    • Ayurvedic and holistic cooking classes
    • Visits to traditional historic Spanish towns
    • Visits to a traditional taberna and local authentic Spanish restaurants
    • Day trip excursions to pueblos blancos, nature reserves, beaches, and coastal towns.

Not Included:

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  • Transportation to and from Malaga
  • Travel Insurance

Request Booking

After receiving your booking, we will contact you to confirm details and payment arrangement. Namaste.
Full room and board and destination activities included. Transfer arrangements can be made upon inquiry.
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