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Quiet your mind and open your heart in this secluded retreat, surrounded by nature in the Andalusian region of Southern Spain, located in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Known for its tranquil and peaceful energy, Andalusia is a gorgeous, peaceful region.
Join us for InsightLA’s first international retreat offering in the rustic mountains of Spain. Spend a week connecting with the peace and harmony of this region and the inner peace and harmony that is available to us when we slow down and learn to quiet the mind and open the heart.
We will deepen our Insight practice through periods of silent sitting and walking meditation, as well as gentle yin yoga and other mindful movement practices. Together, we'll learn to tend to the heart and mind through compassionate mindfulness and strengthen our connection with ourselves and each other.
The structure of an Insight meditation retreat includes time for sitting meditation, walking meditation, rest, mindful eating, and Dharma talks along with some instruction and guidance, and short individual practice discussion meetings to support you within the container of a silent retreat. There will be time for exploring nature, deep rest, and practice in this amazing and deeply restorative setting. Retreat practice offers us a unique opportunity to deepen our connection with our direct moment to moment experience, cultivate continuity of mindfulness, and awaken the heart and mind for greater ease, balance and clarity in daily life.
The Andalusia region has a fascinating history, particularly from the 8th to 15th centuries. A cultural renaissance occurred during this time of relatively peaceful coexistence between Muslims, Jews, and Christians. The architecture, art, and poetry that still exists from this time expresses the harmony and creativity that arose in this part of the world. In our current time marked by divisiveness and isolation, experiencing a true refuge in community in such a place is a rare and precious opportunity.
Read what others have shared about their experiences at residential retreats with Celeste:
“There is nothing like this experience. I would like to call it “coming home”. It is so nurturing and healing for the body, mind, and soul. It’s the best gift I’ve ever given myself. It has opened up a whole new way of living."
“My first residential meditation retreat experience through InsightLA was a gift to body, mind, and spirit. It provided with the time and space we all deserve to enjoy quiet from the busy chatter of our minds and to really connect with the “me” sitting beneath the noise in a compassionate, mindful and purposeful way."
“One might hesitate at the word silent and the routine of sitting, walking, sitting walking. These are what I came to leave and regret leaving. Continuity of practice is the gift. It allows you to go deeper, and gives you more time to see a positive change in your practice.”
Space is extremely limited, please be sure to sign up soon if you plan on joining us.
InsightLA is a community of people dedicated to maintaining a safe and welcome, open and diverse environment that stands firmly against all racial, gender, economic, or religious bias.
3 or 4 Person Shared Room:$1,900.00
Double Room :$2,150.00
Single Room :$2,450.00
Deluxe Suite (Limited # Available):$2,600.00
Pricing is all-inclusive. Your tuition includes accomodations for 6 nights, 3 delicious healthy meals served daily, and teachings, movement practices and instruction. Prices do not include airfare and transportation to/from the retreat center. A Dana offering is not necessary.