Due to our success in 2019, the dates for our 2020 Spring Seaside Holidays and Autumn Urban Holidays are confirmed.

  • Spring Seaside Holidays: DANCE AND MOVEMENT IN VILANOVA I LA GERTRU (nr. Sitges/ CATALUNYA) (1st April to 6th April) at Hotel Cesar, http://www.hotelcesar.net/
  • Autumn Urban Holidays: DANCE AND MOVEMENT IN CORDOBA (ANDALUCIA) (25th October to 30th October) at Casa de los Azulejos, http://casadelosazulejos.com/

SPRING SEASIDE HOLIDAYS – A TREAT TO YOUR SENSES, BODY AND MIND 

5 day Residential Workshop/holiday in Vilanova i la Geltrú, near Barcelona

Wednesday 1st to Monday 6th April 2020

CONTENT:

  •  9 Hours of  GYROKINESIS@  ( 5 sessions)
  •   8 Hours of dance ( 4 sessions)
  •  Organised activities ( see below)

OUR VENUE:   Hotel Cesar (  http://www.hotelcesar.net )

Only a few metres from the beach of Vilanova i la Geltrú, at the heart of the Costa Dorada, between the Nature Reserves of Garraf and Foix, Hotel Cèsar is a beautiful old building  which still preserves its original  structure, garden and features. Come and enjoy this space, with its history and tradition over a century old. Enjoy the  garden with swimming pool, relax in the sauna, and eat the exquisite Mediterranean cuisine.

How to get to Hotel Cesar from Barcelona  airport :

1. By train from Terminal 2 (EasyJet Terminal), 4.20 E , it takes around 1 hour and you need to change once (all info will be given),  from Vilanova station to the hotel it  takes around 20 minutes walk.
2. By coach from Terminal 1, around 8E, it also  takes around 1 hour. There are two  coaches  per hour and it leaves you at Vilanova train station.
3. By taxi, it will cost around 65E/70E , best if we send a taxi from Vilanova as Barcelona taxis at the airport operate under Barcelona rates and can be more expensive. We will coordinate groups to share the cost if at all possible.
(More information can be given if requested)

FLIGHTS :

Best airline is EasyJet from Gatwick, right now you can find a return flight for less than £95, we advise you to purchase your tickets as soon as possible as near the time they can more than double in price.

Also if you know of other people attending best to travel together to coordinate transfers.

As soon as you get your tickets please let me have your details so I can start organising the logistics.

THE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA:
Vilanova i la Geltrú (  http://www.vilanovaturisme.cat/en/ciutat/What-to-Do) is a hidden gem in Costa Dorada; an authentic, tranquil and gorgeous town by the sea with its Ramblas; old quarter, traditional festivals, markets and many fish restaurants by the Marina – easy access from Barcelona Airport, only 50 minutes from Barcelona and right  next to the well known  Sitges .

OUR PROGRAMME:

Wednesday 1st- Arrival at  he hotel anytime  after 3pm.

Free afternoon/evening:  discover the area,  stroll along the  promenade  and step  in the mediterranean waters.  (a  map of the area will be given upon arrival and information  about places to go)

Thursday 2nd to  Sunday 5th- Every morning  we will start with two hours of GYROKINESIS@  and  in the late  afternoon we will hold two hours of dance.

Every day we will have an activity or a  guided walk exploring the surrounding areas :

  • Qigong with the community on the beac
  • Coastal walk to Sitges, it takes around 1.45 minutes, return by train
  •  Coastal walk to Cubelles, it takes around 1.15 minutes, return by train
  • Town walk along the Ramblas to Vilanova’s old quarter
  •  Attending the rehearsal of the human towers, “castellers”

Monday 6th - GYROKINESIS@ in the morning followed by  breakfast together.

Departure from the rooms by 12pm,  facilities available to the group up until 3pm

Information about places to eat and supermarkets will be given; lunch menus in the area are around 14E for a 3 course meal.

GYROKINESIS@ AND DANCE  :

Once named ‘The yoga for dancers’, the system was created by Juliu Horvath (www.gyrotonic.com) and borrows elements from Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, swimming and dance.
Its main benefits are:

– stretches and strengthens musculature
– improves posture and circulation
– releases the tension in the body
– increases flexibility, strength and range of motion
– develops body strength and body alignment awareness
– develops coordination and the musculature
– enhances balance and stability
– articulates the spine
– puts no stress on joints

This method offers three dimensional, circular movements that use specific breathing patterns. It facilitates spiralling moves, there is a continuous motion and it helps the participants to reach the maximum of their body possibilities in a non-intrusive manner.
The method is suitable for people of all abilities and ages.

In addition to that, our dance session will cover dance styles and music from all eras and around the world. We will dance to a medley of Samba, Salsa, Flamenco, Charleston, Bollywood, Jive, to name but a few, complemented by classics from the 60s to now.

COST:

  •  £500 for 5 nights, buffet breakfast included. Shared occupancy
  •  £620 for 5 nights, buffet breakfast included. Single occupancy
  • Both packages include access to hotel services, 9 hours of GYROKINESIS®, 8 hours of dance and all the extra acitvities and tourist taxes.

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  •  Flights from UK to Spain and back
  •  Transfer from the airport (see cost above)
  •  Train tickets to Sitges, Cubelles, etc.. (2E)
  •  Insurance

HOW TO BOOK YOUR PLACE:

To book your place please send an email to teresawinlife@hotmail.co.uk letting  us know your requirements ( single or shared   occupancy ).

£250 deposit required  to secure your place .

Deposit is non refundable.

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Autumn Urban Holidays in CÓRDOBA  

Enjoy Roman, Arab and Christian Córdoba

Charming cobbled streets, history at every step through breathtaking architecture, Arab baths and duende flamenco.

5 day Residential Workshop/holiday, Sunday 25th to Friday 30th October 2020.

CONTENT:

  • 9 hours of GYROKINESIS@ (5 sessions)
  • 8 hours of dance (4 sessions)
  • Organised activities (see below)

OUR PROGRAMME:

Sunday 25th – Arrival at the hotel anytime after 3pm
Free afternoon/evening to discover the area.

Monday 26th to Thursday 29th – Every morning we will start the day with two hours of GYROKINESIS@ and in the late afternoon we will hold a 2 hour dance session.

Friday 30th – GYROKINESIS@ in the morning followed by breakfast together. Departure from the rooms by 12 noon.

Every day we will have a social activity for you to join in if interested:

  • Visit the famous courtyards (patios), the Jewish quarter with its Synagogue, the Alcazar and Moorish quarter and the Cathedral and Catholic Quarter.
  • We will organise an Equestrian Show (18E) and an evening Flamenco Show with dinner (prices from 25E to 35E).
  • There are many other activities you could do in your spare time: museums, exhibitions, city walls, Arab baths, etc…

COST:

£595 /shared occupancy in twin or double occupancy/ buffet breakfast included.

£695 /single occupancy/ buffet breakfast included.

What is not included: 

  • Flights from UK to Spain and back
  • Train tickets to Córdoba
  • Extra events (equestrian and flamenco show)
  • Meals besides breakfast
  • Insurance

AVAILABILITY:

There is room for 12 people in total at this retreat

OUR VENUE:

CASA DE LOS AZULEJOS

http://casadelosazulejos.com

C/ Fernando Colón, 5, 14002, Córdoba

We have the exclusive use of a truly unique house, a sensory delight full of history and culture.

Life runs around the leafy courtyard coated by tiles from the Menasque factory in Seville. On the main floor, marble and wrought iron are embraced by the palm and banana trees, and the flowering clivias, bundled with the majestic balustrade and the marvellous plasterwork vault of the main staircase.

Large windows, handcrafted furniture in noble wood, hydraulic floors, old glass doors of the corridor and main balustrade are combined with the most modern facilities.

The hotel has a sacred space: a library full of rare references and specialised in gastronomy, architecture, travel and art, ranging from titles recommended by the Institute of Architects of Córdoba to the latest travel guides.

HOW TO GET THERE: 

You can fly to either Málaga or Sevilla airport, from both places you will have to take a bus to the train station and from there a train to Córdoba. There are plenty of trains from both cities (train ride takes around 1 hour) and different prices depending on the type, there is no need to buy it in advance.

More info:  https://train.trenes.com

http://www.renfe.com/viajeros/

A taxi from Córdoba station to our venue costs around 7E

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT CORDOBA :

https://www.turismodecordoba.org

HOW TO BOOK YOUR PLACE:

To book your place please send an email to teresawinlife@hotmail.co.uk letting  us know your requirements ( single or shared   occupancy ).

£250 deposit required  to secure your place .

Deposit is non refundable.