Alaya Retreat Center is located in a historical setting, a converted ancient wine farm (Masia) in the middle of the vineyards, in Catalunya, close to Barcelona, Spain.
The Alaya is our newly built large activity room (120 m2), in the old converted wine barn. The room has central heating and lots of natural light. Yoga and meditation equipment available for you: 60 mats, 60 blankets, 20 belts, 20 blocks. We love the chill-out roof terrace, offering wonderful views of the vineyards and hills. It is possible to conduct yoga classes or meetings on the roof too.
In our kitchen we use mostly locally grown produce, depending on the season, and we like to buy from local vendors to reduce the food carbon foot print. In our own vegetable garden we grow fruits and nuts, as well as citrus and lovely sun-ripened vegetables like wild spinach and tomatoes. Our olive oil comes from our own trees too. We are committed to reduce waste and save water wherever possible.
We understand the importance of comfort and good service so you can focus on your students and classes. Proud of the warm and personal atmosphere we offer, our core staff have not only many years of experience in the care and comfort of guests, but we are your expert hosts for yoga and meditation retreats as well as and managing a variety of events and activities.
Our center features a multi-purpose activity and yoga room of 120 m2 with oak wooden floors, on the first floor, so there are breathtaking views of the vineyards and hills around, and lots of natural light coming in through 12 arched windows. Central heating makes sure you wil be comfortable all through the year.
The ground floor of the building offers a residence for up to 20 people, complete with kitchen, dining room and showers. In addition there are 30 beds in the Masia complex, divided over different 'casas'.
Our chefs are inspired by local produce and they create healthy, delicious dishes to accompany a glass of our local wine. Vegetarian dishes are on the menu very often and vegan requirements are possible.
Meetings or yoga sessions can also be held outside, by the spacious outdoor poolside. Or, if you want to go 'out of the box', we can help you to organize classes on the tops of the surrounding mountains, at the nearby waterfalls, by the side of nearby lakes, in the courtyards of the castle, on the beaches or in the middle of medieval ruins. Sun, fresh air and nature are natural accompaniments to these.
COME AND ORGANIZE YOUR NEXT RETREAT AT OUR ALAYA RETREAT CENTER @ CAL PAU CRUSET
The Alaya ground floor has a dormitory with 20 bunk beds. The five houses have in total 32 beds, with triple, double and single rooms, which brings the total number of beds to 52.
The Alaya features a big bathroom with showers and toilets. Every casa has ensuite bathrooms, as well as shared bathrooms and toilets. In total there are 9 bathrooms in the complex.
We keep our Alaya Yoga/Meeting Room spotless. Daily cleaning is of course included in the price, and a laundry service is available upon request.
Bed linen and towels are included in your stay. For your one-day event they are optional.
Our restaurant serves healthy, delicious food. The meals we offer are prepared with fresh, seasonal, and, for the most part, locally grown, produce. We are happy to cook vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Kitchen and Dining room
The Alaya has a big kitchen with a dining room, seating up to 20 people. The houses all have fully equipped kitchens. The Parellada house also has a large dining room seating up to 10 people.
Relaxation area with gardens, swimming pool, barbecue, jacuzzi, sauna, sun beds and a small bar. The Alaya rooftop terrace can be sued for relaxing, or conducting a yoga class or a meeting.
Torrelles del Foix, Vilafranca del Penedés, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain.
Cal Pau Cruset, Barri Mas Bertran, Torrelles de Foix, España
Barcelona Airport is a 45-minute ride away, or a train ride from Vilafranca del Penedés.
In Vilafranca Del Penedés, about 15 minutes drive away, you can find shops, a picturesque local market, taxis, a bus station and a train station.
The train station in Vilafranca del Penedés has a trainline straight to the airport or on to the centre of Barcelona. There are also regional buses to Sitges and other beach towns.
We require 20% of the total price as a non-refundable deposit, to reserve your spot. The remaining outstanding amount is to be paid on arrival.
All bookings, registration and travel of participants are the responsibility of the retreat leader. Alaya can help with bookings and transport or transfers for a fee.