Light a Fire with the Breath

Winter Solstice Retreat

Studio Ganesh Cartagena

18th Dec to 22nd Dec 2021

The new solar year is upon us as the Earth begins her tilt back toward the sun,

signifying the completion of another life cycle before the emergence of spring. For thousands of years the Winter Solstice has been celebrated around the world—acknowledging the shortest day of the year as a return to light, a return to innocence; a rebirth along the wheel of life as the great world continues to spin.

Join us at Studio Ganesh in Cartagena, set in the grounds of Finca Amanecer you will enjoy and experience  an unparalleled yogic community.

Price per person

Winter Solstice  retreat costs €679 per person, including transfer from Alicante airport all meals, yoga, workshops & equipment. Not including flights .


Reserve your place today with just €140 deposit.

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Twice daily yoga practice in the stunning Ganesh Studio
Enjoy our hot coals Sauna
Daily meditations, yoga nidra or pranayama practice
Indoor pool and Jacuzzi to chill out in 

Your teacher is Parvati Elena 

Read more about Parvati Elena 

Your chef and Natural Therapists

Read more Elliot, Tina & Carlos

Accommodation Finca Amanecer

Read more about the accommodation and facilities 

3 bed room with private bathroom €679 per person

2 bed room shared bathroom €679 per person

Styles of yoga to be taught

The style of yoga will be hatha flow in the mornings, this will be the yang part of our daily practice. Hatha yoga is one of the first forms of yoga and means balance. Ha meaning sun and the meaning moon. Hatha yoga is designed to prepare the body for meditation. To warm the body we will practice sun salutations and then progress the sequence from there. Another sequence that will be included is the dragon dance.

Flow means we move with the breath. So the practice will be dynamic yet thoughtful. Allowing us time to feel the postures, this helps to remember where to feel the opening or stretch when we practice on our own. Hatha helps us to be mindful in the body, relieving tension. The flow of the sequence encourages us to be mindful with the  breath.

Yin/restorative yoga will be practiced in the evening. This practice is designed to help you sit longer, and more comfortably, in meditation by stretching connective tissue around the joints (mainly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine). A passive practice, yin involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia.

Every class over the retreat we will build on the previous sequence so over the week you will feel competent to complete the asana on your own

Sample daily schedule

06.30 to 08.00  yoga space available for meditation, Mysore practice experienced  practitioners (non guided) silence

08.00 self service breakfast/hot drinks available till 10.45 (silence till 10.15)

08.30 to 08.45 guided meditation (silence) 

08.45 to 10.15 hatha yoga class (silence)

(Honorary silence ends after morning practice) 

10.15 to 14.00 free time (enjoy the indoor pool & jacuzzi or have a sauna) 

14.00 Lunch 

Free time (yoga space for self practice/massage etc available, take a walk to the beach 40 mins away, help on the finca in the stables or garden)

16.15 to 17.00 workshop

17.30 to 18.30 restorative/yin yoga 

18.30 to 19.00 meditation/discussion

19.30 evening meal 


All times are given as a guideline and are subject to change

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Your Retreat Journey​

On this retreat we are going to celebrate the great wheel of life. By eliminating obstacles to enable us to cultivate focus and thus imagine our futures. 

On the 21st Dec the solstice  there will be a special program with the intention to allow light into our lives. We will end this day with aTrataka Meditation then followed by the Asato Ma Mantra

Your workshop programme

The winter solstice helps us to pick ourselves up and look within. Let's take advantage of the different energies available to move from darkness to light.

We will dedicate each day to a specific energy both for meditations, asana practice and workshops

Workshop One: 

 Connecting with Siva represents the Universal power of destruction in which all existence ends and from which the new arises. Like a seed that breaks the shell for the plant to grow

Workshop Two: 

we walk through the energy of Brahma related to the creation of the universe. Connect with the virtues that we want to let flourish in us.

Workshop Three: 

Vishnu, is the energy of preservation. after creation is the energy of Vishnu that maintains order in the universe. Cultivating concentration, caring for the growing plant.

You can bring objects or images that help you or represent these three states in you.

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