Welcome to Alaya Retreat Centre
Alaya Retreat Centre
An idyllic space to calm the mind in the Penedés wine region of Barcelona
Alaya Retreat Centre
The yoga shala takes our breath away

Welcome to Alaya Retreat Centre


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The Alaya Retreat Centre is located in a 150 year old, recently renovated wine farm(“Cal Pau Cruset”) at 45 minutes from Barcelona. We are surrounded by vineyards and a large garden with fruits, olive and almond trees. Our beautiful ‘Masia’ (winefarm) consists of 3 private villas, 1 large villa, and the 120 m² yoga shala. The beautiful 4×12 meter swimming pool is located at the far end of the garden between the fruit and palm trees. There is a wellness centre with a jacuzzi and a sauna near the swimming pool area as well. It is an inspiring, idyllic and peaceful place that can accommodate yoga retreats, meditation groups, and workshops of all kind.

For retreat organizers we offer:

  • • A marvellous sala of 120 m2 with natural light from 4 directions with an oak wooden floor.
  • • A 120 m2 roof terrace with views over the Penedes wine region which can be used for yoga or meditation.
  • • Accommodation for 50 people at 40 minutes from Barcelona, Spain in an old wine farm with beautiful rooms with views on vineyards, some luxurious with jacuzzi, some simpler to adjust to any budget.
  • • Peace of mind that our facilities will be loved by your participants and you can focus on the contents of your retreat while we will take care of the rest.
  • • Delicious vegetarian food sourced from local vendors all freshly prepared without use of any preprocessed ingredients.
  • • A 12 x 4 meter pool with a small wellness centre with jacuzzi, sauna and a fireplace to relax.
  • • Extra services like massages, healings, sound therapy with quartz bowls and reiki sessions.
  • • A chillout area with pillows with a screen and monitor to watch movies with a fireplace or play our jembes and other percussion instruments.


Accommodation


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Our beautiful centre offers several varieties of accommodation depending on the needs and budgets of our guests. The houses are bright and airy,decorated in a comfortable and welcoming way, giving a nice Mediterranean flavior.

We offer

  • • Rooms (shared bathroom)
  • • Rooms (private bathroom)
  • • Dorm
  • • Luxury jacuzzi suites

Therapies, healing and other sessions




Yoga

Yoga is not for the flexible, it is for the willing


Meditation

Because some questions can't be answered by Google


Massage

A good weekend starts with a positive attitude and a great massage


Coaching with horses

Coaching with horses





Reiki

Your body's ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe


Horse Riding

Connect with our beautiful rescue horses by riding through the vineyards


Hiking

From waterfalls to quarrys, the Penedes region is full of breathtaking adventures


Quarts sound bowl healings

Quarts sound bowl healings



MORE INFORMATION ON OUR THERAPIES AND TREATMENTS IN OUR ALAYA HEALING CENTRE


Food


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We believe that the most important ingredients to good food are: love, dedication, creativity, happiness, generosity and olive oil.
We ensure that our guests eat healthy and tasteful food. The meals we offer are prepared with fresh, seasonal, and, for the most part, locally grown and produced ingredients. We can provide vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free and dietetic food.
We ensure that our guests eat healthy and tasteful food. The meals we offer are prepared with fresh, seasonal, and, for the most part, locally grown and produced ingredients. We can provide vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free and dietetic food.

Warm dishes

  • • Cream soups with vegetables from the season
  • • Risottos with mushrooms and chitakes
  • • Ratatouille with thyme and rosemary
  • • Caramelized carrots
  • • Spinach with almonds and raisins
  • • Roasted potatoes with rosemary
  • • Vegetable pies
  • • Stuffed courgettes with oregano
  • • Cous cous with seasonal vegies
  • • Bulgur with roasted vegetables
  • • Rice croquettes with dzaiziki ( greek yoghurt sauce)
  • • Quiches
  • • Pizza
  • • Rice with curry and tofu
  • • Vegetarian burgers
  • • Glazed onions with raisins

Cold dishes

  • • Gazpachos of different types (cold Spanish soups of tomato, red beets etc.)
  • • Rice salads
  • • Salad buffets
  • • Tomatoes with oregano
  • • Pasta salads
  • • Vegan mayonnaise of carrots
  • • Bean salads
  • • Green salad with gomasio
  • • Salad of mung beans with red beets
  • • Vegetable pates

Deserts

  • • Chocolate cake
  • • Lemon mouse
  • • Roasted apples with cinnamon
  • • Crumble pies with cherries or apple
  • • Lemon cake
  • • Chocolate mouse
  • • Ice-cream with warm cherries

Home made (ice) teas

  • • Ellen´s Energizer: Fresh ginger-lemon with honey
  • • Maria´s secret: Maria Luisa from our garden with some secret spices
  • • Magical Mint: Mint-lemon from our garden
  • • Green Delight: green tea and mint with a dash of lemon
  • • Minty Morroccan but not with as much sugar as the Moroccans add…. 😉
  • • Indian Chais

Home made smoothies

  • • Orange Delight: carrot-ginger-apple
  • • Grape Gossip: grapes, apple, mint
  • • Red Rooster: beet roots, red pepper and celery and others (depending on season)


Calendar


Different retreats, festivals, workshops and sessions are regularly run at our Centre. We offer Alaya Retreat Centre Retreats and also we collaborate with different world known teachers who during the year hold their activities in our Masia. To learn more about upcoming events and workshops.

Upcoming Events

Alaya Retreat Centre Guest Reviews