About Yoga Weeks Barcelona Retreat
The Barcelona Yoga Weeks retreat centre was built in a big and beautiful modernistic house in the heart of Barcelona. The centre is located in a nice and quiet street, yet minutesâ€™ walk away from the central gothic neighbourhood and a 10 minute walk away to the beach of Barcelona. The building is one of the catalogued examples of the modernistic movement (Gaudiâ€™s movement) and was built in the year 1890. The building and the house has been conserved with all its magic features such as: Nolla colourful flooring, high and decorated ceilings, long and airy corridors, the iron works of the back facade and a smart distribution of the rooms allowing all of them to have access to outdoor spaces, such as internal patios or balconies. The building has the 1st elevator installed in the city, also dated 1890, a magnificent example of woodwork and engineering for old high class housing. All rooms are spacious and carefully designed by one of the most creative and young design studios in Barcelona: PPT Interiors, with whom we carefully studied and designed the centre to maintain the flow and give guests the maximum comfort. We restored this space to bring a modernistic and relaxing vibe to this beautiful space. The result is a welcoming, highly beautiful and comfortable centre to stay, relax, socialise and practise yoga.
This catalogued, modernistic building (from Gaudis movement) was built in 1890. The building and the space have conserved all its magical features and a smart distribution of the rooms allowing all of them to have access to outdoor spaces, such as internal patios or balconies. You have options for shared twin accommodation, double bedroom, or private room with a single supplement. The Yoga shala and roof deck The house has an airy yoga space with a chimney and a long wall to practice. Yoga Weeks Barcelona kept some of the beautiful old features adding a modernistic touch. A constant merge of old and new, keeping the best of the past yet always moving forward. The afternoon classes from May onward will take place in the rooftop terrace of the building. A unique space to practice whilst enjoying a great view and the sunset overlooking the city. The gallery and patio A beautiful gallery next to it brings the natural light to enjoy the practice. The brunch / breakfast is served after the class in the gallery, where you will have a big breakfast table and sitting area. There is also a beautiful and private outdoor patio with hammocks and showers where you can relax, sunbathe and enjoy a chat. These spaces will become your relaxing areas during the day, where you can hang out, relax, keep practicing with your yoga trapeze and mats, socialize or enjoy one of the additional treatments. Kitchen You will also have access to a fully equipped kitchen and your own storage space if you would like to use it. But please note that Yoga Weeks Barcelona allows strictly vegetarian food to be kept in the house. They want to respect their values and those of all guests. There are however many cafes and restaurants a few steps away may you wish to have non vegetarian meals. The communal areas and all bedrooms will be cleaned every day in the morning to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible. Yoga Weeks Barcelona asks you to remain mindful of your fellow guests and respect the kitchen and all communal areas through the day.
How to Get There
Arrival by plane All main worldwide airlines including low cost fly to Barcelona. The closest airport is Barcelona-El Prat, the main airport of the city. The main low cost airlines such as EasyJet or Ryanair fly to Terminal 2 (old terminal) and the rest including Spanish low cost airline Vueling to Terminal 1 (new terminal). All rest of non-low cost main international airlines do fly directly to Barcelona and will land in Terminal 1. Both terminals are less than 15 kilometers away from the retreat center and have 24-hour transport links to the city. Yoga Weeks Barcelona encourages you to fly in and out on their normal working hours (every day from 09:00 to 21:00), which will help them give you the best welcome possible. There are also 2 nearby low cost airports at the cities of Girona. They are over 100 kilometers away, and have specific bus only transport services. Taxis are available but will be highly priced. If you have the time, it is a possibility, but please budget in the bus transfer and the time to take to Barcelona Bus Station (2 hours approximately). From Barcelona Airport, you can choose one of the following options to get to the retreat center: By aerobus This is a great option to reach Yoga Weeks. The airbus is a daily service between Plaa de Catalunya and Barcelona Airport. It has a frequency of every 10 minutes and runs from both terminals. Approximate journey time is 35 minutes. Last and main stop is Plaa Catalunya, which is about 5 minutes walk to Yoga Weeks. Once in the Plaa, walk down the famous street of Las Ramblas and turn right after 5 minutes in to Carme Street. Find number 40, and Yoga Weeks is there. To return to the airport, you can take the bus from the same stop as on arrival. Please check the bus is taking you to the right terminal at the top of the vehicle. By taxi There is a 24-hour taxi line at each exit in both terminals. Taxis in Barcelona are yellow and black. Yoga Weeks recommends that you to use licensed ones for city sustainability. Rates are affordable and distances reasonable within Barcelona. A taxi from the Airport to Yoga Weeks should cost between 30 - 40 EUR depending on terminal and traffic. By train Daily connections with Barcelona Airport from Sants Station. Frequency is every 30 minutes. Journey time is about 18 minutes. Arrival by train Sants Train Station has connection with all main urban metro lines. To arrive at Yoga Weeks, buy a single or 10 pass metro ticket. Catch the L3 green metro line towards Canyelles, and stop at Liceu. From there, it is only 2 minutes walk. Head up to Las Ramblas and turn left into Carme Street until you find the number 40. Arriving by bus When arriving by bus at the Barcelona Estacio del Nord, head towards the metro entrance and buy a single or 10 pass metro ticket. Catch the L1 red line towards Hospital de Bellvitge. Stop at Plaa Catalunya. Driving directions from Barcelona Airport The C-31 Barcelona - Castelldefels road links Barcelona Airport with Yoga Weeks. Please follow the signs for the Ronda Litoral ring road that will connect you to city center. Whilst there, follow directions to Yoga Weeks address. The estimated journey time from Barcelona city center to the airport is about 20 minutes. Parking on the streets of Barcelona is not a great option, as hourly charges and time limitations apply. You will find a secured public parking (BSM) in front of Yoga Weeks. Yoga Weeks recommends this option on a weekly tariff.