Namaste from the mountains of Asturias
2020: June 13-20, July 3-10. Aug 16-23, Aug 28-Sept 4 (Sold Out). Sept 25-Oct 2. Oct 3-10
Asturias, Spain’s best-kept secret and home to Hotel Fuentes de Lucía, your perfect mountain retreat. Our dynamic retreats, which combine yoga and hiking, will include twice daily yoga classes with certified instructors from around the globe and local hiking guides who all share their passion with us here in our oasis of serenity and calm. Surrounded by dramatic peaks, deep gorges, and crystal clear rivers, there is nowhere better to breathe in the pure mountain air and stretch your limbs than at our restored farmhouse and yoga studio.
Begin the day with an early morning yoga practice followed by a hearty breakfast in the main dining room, formerly a mill, before the day’s hiking adventure unfolds. We walk beautiful mountain trails, averaging approximately 15 kilometers per day, accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable guides who will fill our days with a soulful blend of scenic hiking, historical insights, traditional experiences, and wonderful food. Savor local Asturian cuisine, sample aromatic cheeses and sip the traditional beverage, Sidra Asturianu, a cider made from locally grown apples. Trek through scenic gorges and alongside babbling brooks; dine in local taverns; explore 10th-century churches and relax under Spain’s oldest yew tree, El Tiexo, planted more than 1000 years ago in a sacred meadow.
In the late afternoon, we journey deep into yoga’s restorative practice to rejuvenate our trekking legs before enjoying lovely home-cooked dinners prepared by the owners of Fuentes de Lucia. No matter what your level of fitness and yoga experience you are welcome on this active holiday. Step inside. Click here.
- All transportation during the retreat
- 7 nights of hotel accommodations with private bathrooms (limited single rooms available)
- Twice daily yoga classes
- Guided walks in the surrounding mountains and river valleys with a bi-lingual guide
- Healthy breakfast with protein and cereals + more!
- Delicious and creative vegetarian dinners with wine
- Cooking demonstrations with Chef Juan Carlos
- Video of retreat center: click here!
A standard schedule of the daily routine:
Morning tea before practice
8:00 Yoga Practice
10:30 Time to hike
2:00 Lunch (on your own in cafe or picnic)
4 – 5:00 Return to the retreat center (time for optional massage)
6:00 Yoga Practice
2020 Dates: Dear yoga teachers, we are currently taking bookings for our 2020 retreat season.
- June 13-20 Karen Boeser Jochum (8-day retreat)
- July 3-10 Lori Gholson (8-day retreat)
- Aug 16-23 Maria Maricor Frias (8-day retreat)
- Aug 28 – Sept 4 Suzanne Hauserman (8-day retreat)
- Sept 25-Oct 2 Karen Boeser Jochum (8-day retreat)
- Oct 3-10 Lena & Nicole (8-day retreat)
PRIVATE tailor-made trips are available upon request. Please ask us for details.
Karen Jochum (Fateh Kaur) has been teaching Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan since 2005. She is a certified E-RYT 500 Hatha yoga teacher and trainer under the guidelines of Yoga Alliance. She is a certified Ayurveda practitioner, receiving her training at Prana Yoga and Ayurveda Mandala School in Denver, CO. Karen has practiced yoga with devotion for over 25 years and has been a lead teacher trainer for the past fifteen years in multiple training programs including; Give Peace a Chance RYS-200 training, Green Mountain Yoga RYS-230 training, and the Lead Trainer and Program Developer for Asana Studio’s RYS-200 Hatha Yoga Teacher Training from 2016-2019.
Karen’s teaching methods have evolved over the past 30 years of practice and training, incorporating intensive study with some of the most recognized teachers on the vanguard of the American Yoga scene. She believes that her work as a Yoga Instructor and Ayurveda Practitioner can influence and reach out to clients through different modalities. She encourages her students to approach their yoga practice from a place of compassion, creativity, and intuition. She combines her range of experience and training; offering a well-balanced and comprehensive approach to yoga that is both accessible to the newcomers and as well as experienced practitioners. Karen emphasizes her passion for her work and considers herself very fortunate to have discovered and cultivated her passions at a young age. Join Karen for two 8-day retreats at Fuentes de Lucia on June 13 and again on September 25.
Lori Gholson Blending movement and stillness for wellbeing has intrigued Lori Gholson, RYT since her first exposure to yoga in 1977. She came to see the benefit of yoga in all aspects of life – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Recognizing this power of practice was pivotal in her life and led to an in-depth study of yoga and eventually to teaching. Her approach to teaching is heartfelt – combining compassion and levity with fine-tuned instruction that taps into her thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Encouraging each student to seek and celebrate their inner richness, Lori sees each yoga asana (pose) as a gift – given to help refine our skills of observation, reflection, and action. She studies regularly with Senior Iyengar Teacher, Patricia Walden. Lori will be at Fuentes de Lucia on July 3-10, 2020
Maria Frias After leading a corporate lifestyle for many years, Maria took a drastic twist once she found the healing benefits of yoga through Sutra Yoga and Barre in 2012 where she completed her yoga teacher training and obtained her Yoga Alliance 200 RYT. Inspiring her students through a full-body experience of movement, breath, muscle strength, flexibility, alignment and foundation is where she sets her daily intention and focus. Maria teaches both power and gentle Vinyasa Flow, infusing creative sequencing in each posture. When not on her mat, Maria travels extensively with her family and dabbles in aerial yoga and open water diving. She believes that we grow not by mastering what we pursue, but by the nature of the pursuit. Maria will be sharing her passions at Fuentes de Lucía on August 16-23.
Stephanie Ford has been practicing the healing arts and yogic traditions for over 30 years. She has been teaching fulltime since 1996 in her own studios, in hospitals, military graduate schools, trauma centers and around the world. Her background as a professional athlete and dancer left her immobilized at a young age, leading her on a lifelong quest for holistic ways to heal and live an active, vibrant life; free of pain. Trained as Sivananda instructor (E-RYT 500) Stephanie has also studied under the likes of BSK Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, Richard Freeman, Rod Stryker, Tias Little, and many other masters. Join Stephanie on TBA 2020
Jeni Martinez is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS) and over 1000 hours of teaching since graduation. Jeni is currently a 500 RYT, having completed her training with Twist Yoga in Edmonds, WA. She has been the co-owner/operator of Three Trees Yoga in Federal Way, WA since 6/2005. She has also been co-director/instructor of Three Trees Yoga Teacher Training & In-depth Studies Program since 2/2012. She is a graduate of Pacific Yoga ( 200 hr.) Teacher Training Program 2005; She also graduated from Renee Taylor Yoga Teacher Training Program in 1989. Jeni will be teaching at Fuentes de Lucía in Asturias in September of 2021
Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT & Larry Cammarata, Ph.D. have been teaching mindful movement practices for over 20 years. Linda specializes in the healing benefits of yoga, qigong, and meditation as applied to self-regulation for stress, mood, and sleep management. Her classes are uplifting and supportive. Larry is a clinical psychologist practicing in Asheville, North Carolina who specializes in mindfulness-based psychotherapy and education. His work on mindful movement was presented at the 11th Annual International Scientific Conference of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. He is an instructor of Taijiquan and Qigong who has received advanced training in China and in the US. Both Linda and Larry teach at yoga teacher training programs and lead international mindfulness-oriented retreats. They will be leading their retreat in September of 2021