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Release & Reconnect

A retreat in a spectacular medieval village tucked away in the heart of Catalonia​. Reconnect with yourself and community while enjoying the local cuisine and countryside​

See what to expect

Are you craving to touch into your essence - not what others want you to be, but who you are at your core? Join us for a yoga retreat in a spectacular village in Catalonia, Spain. It will be a nourishing week to reflect, move mindfully, breathe, play and heal.


Key information

Join this in-person, 6-night retreat to touch into your essence — not
what others want you to be, but who you are at your core. We will
bring together modalities in mind, body and spirit to help you
reconnect with your undefended and open self.

Dates: May 14 - 20, 2022

Location: Madremanya, Spain

Hotel: La Placa

To read more about cancellation policy and COVID refund policy, go here

It’s important to us that healing is accessible to everyone and that those often underrepresented on retreat and in yoga spaces are actively welcomed and able to be a part of the retreat. Therefore we’re offering a number of supported spaces this year, so please email us on for more information.

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The Program

A time to reconnect deeply with ourselves and with community

Stillness & Chaos

During this retreat we will reference different healing modalities to work with chaos and stillness to move towards a place inside of clarity, stillness and Knowing. 

Who is this retreat for? 

  • You're yearning to reconnect with yourself and others in a real and authentic way. 

  • You are ready to slow down and feel.

  • You wish to release  defenses and open up.

  • You want to be at ease and reconnect to the simplicity and vibrancy of life.

  • You would like the space and the support to let go of the old 'stuff' and allow for a feeling of spaciousness and something new to enter

Skill level: Intermediate

A basic comfort -level with yoga. We will be teaching Hatha, vinyasa, yin and nidra yoga

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La Placa - A quaint hotel filled with style and grace

Here in lies a little paradise of gentle, rolling hills, and Madremanya stands at the heart of it. La Placa is a hotel with lush garden, comfy beds and friendly staff. 

All rooms are doubles or triples with en-suite bathrooms. 

  • Check-in: Saturday May 14 at 3pm. If you arrive at 1pm, you are welcome to leave your suitcases at my house and explore the village until your rooms are ready

  • Check-out: Friday May 20 at noon


The Food

Delicious seasonal and locally cooked vegetarian food

Vegetables, fruits and other produce will be sourced locally and a personal chef will orchestrate mouth watering vegetarian dishes to support our practice.


  • ​Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Tara Brachand Jack Kornfield, 2021 (ongoing)

  • Functional Approach to Yin Yoga with Paul Grilley, 2020

  • AcroYoga Montreal Teacher Certification, 2017

  • Basic Thai Yoga Massage Course, 2016

  • Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certification, 2014

    Eszter has also participated in and been influenced by retreats at
    Thich Nhat Hanh's Zen monastery Plum Village, and is fascinated by
    Gabor Maté's Compassionate Inquiry process



  • Masters in Core Process Psychotherapy - a form of Spiritual Psychotherapy 

Yoga & Meditation​

  • Founder of Blue Nile Lotus yoga studio in Sudan

  • Tibetan Medicine, 2018

  • Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Program at Spirit Rock, 2012

  • Tibetan Heart Yoga, 2010

  • Vinyasa Yoga Certificate at Laughing Lotus, 2008

  • Prenatal Yoga with Cyndi Lee, 2008

Release work​

  • De-armouring training, 2021


About Us

Nathalie and Eszter met in Sudan in 2008 at Blue Nile Lotus, the local yoga studio. Ten years later they started creating retreats together. From the Red Sea in Port Sudan to Hungary,  they craft retreats that facilitate the movement inward towards stillness and clarity. Their passions and the modalities they bring including, yoga (from ashtanga to yin yoga), mindfulness practice, massage practice, pranayama and spiritual psychotherapy.


How to get to Madremanya

Fly to Girona Airport  (shortest distance)

The closest airport to Madremanya is Girona Airport. Ryanair has flights to Girona Airport. From the airport in Girona you can take a cab to Madremanya (range from 60 - 100 euros).

Fly to Barcelona Airport 

You can fly into Barcelona Airport. From the airport take a taxi to Barcelona Sants Estacio and then a train. There are two options for trains.

1- The Avant train to Girona station is 39min. From the Girona station take a taxi to Madremanya or the bus (line 55 Bus).

2- The second train option is to take a MD train to Flaca. The train takes 1 hour 30min. From Flaca take a taxi to Madremanya. 


The website for trains is: Renfe (  

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