FOR FAMILIES & EVERYONE ELSE
22-29 July 2024
Alta Garrotxa, Spain
With SUMMER IN THE VALLEY we invite families, couples and individuals alike, to join us in a deeply nourishing summer experience. Our time together will water the seeds of understanding, nature connection, inspiration and joy in us. The idea is to let our days unfold playfully, and unforced in the valleys magical embrace.
Summer in the Valley is based at the Easy Day Center in the heart of the Sant Aniol valley nature park, 1 hour north of Girona, Spain.
The Sant Aniol Valley invites us to play and adventure, to sunbathe and swim. It’s silence, beauty and harmony is contagious. It draws you in and reminds you of your own true nature. It is a powerful being and a great teacher.
Come, explore, laugh and listen!
The Easy Day Center is designed to beautifully host groups of up to 50 people. People often share how they feel a sense of being at home here. The house is literally a stone-throw away from the river with it’s crystal clear rock pools.
We will enjoy a super-tasty, rich and healthy vegetarian kitchen.
You can choose your preferred accommodation option: bring your own tent, rent a tent, treat yourself to a glamping experience or book an apartment (limited spaces).
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ACCOMMODATION
You will be choosing from a variety of activities, for young and old, creating a flow that suits your needs. We will be weaving together play, adventure sports, arts with moments stillness, and relaxation.
We will also enjoy moments to explore and share with each other in community through creative expression, music and in conversation.
You will leave recharged, inspired and with new insights and perspectives. Come and receive the Valley’s gifts.
DIAGRAM: The facilitated process can be described as a weaving together of nature and adventure activities with art and play, sharing in community and contemplative sessions. You will choose if, how much and where you wish to participate – and of course there is plenty of free-time for the fun and magic in-between to emerge spontaneously. The valleys great natural beauty will hold and support us gracefully.
Children from 4 to 12 years of age can participate every day in art & play sessions. They will be painting, exploring the river, making pottery, singing songs and other activities, beautifully lead by our facilitators.
Children from the age of 9+ can already participate in many of the activities offered in the regular programme. From outdoor activities such as a water trekking or a climbing trail, movement, music and other activities. We’ll enjoy fun yoga sessions for everyone, conscious body movement and dance sessions. Activities will nourish us individually and as a family.
And, of course there’s lots of magic in all the free time, from playing table tennis to hanging out at the river with new friends.
If enough teenagers are participating we will form a special ‘teens group’ catering for their needs of autonomy, fun and exploration.
Friday is ‘lazy day’, totally free of facilitated activities.
An important aim of the Summer in the Valley Retreat is to nurture a down-to-earth spirituality. In subtle ways we do this through all that is offered. We also invite you to contemplative practices such as guided meditations in the mornings or deep relaxation sessions.
These aim to bring our attention back to the natural sense of being within ourselves. Through direct experience and understanding we can confirm that this is what we are essentially. The fragrance of being is peace, a sense of presence and a stable sense of satisfaction.
Our personal identity on the other hand, it’s psychological conditioning and roles are part of our changeful aspect. The practices of listening deeply and kind loving speech, experiences in nature, good healthy food, play, movement and dance, reconciliation practices, … are all here to help us learn to live skilfully.
|8.00-8.45||Dynamic Wake Up in the Dome
Alternative option: Silent Walk and Guided Meditation
|8.00 – 10.00||Breakfast Buffet|
|10.30||Morning Check-In & Introduction to days Activity Options|
|11.00 – 14.00||Morning Activities:|
|14.00 -15.00||Lunch Buffet|
|15.00 – 18.00||Siesta / Free time|
|18.00 – 19.30||Evening Activities
* Noble Silence is a practice to asks participants to observe silence from 23.00 onwards, to find rest, conserve our energy, to digest the days experiences and to enjoy nature at night.
** Friday (Day 4) is ‘Lazy Day’ entirely free of facilitated activities.
As qualified guide and group facilitator I draw on over 25 years of experience and have safely led thousands of people through transformative learning adventures. I am passionate about creating atmospheres and spaces in which people feel at ease, at home and inspired to explore what truly matters to their hearts.
These days I feel most satisfied in my work, if the facilitated process can help participants to become inwardly silent, empty and open. It is here, that we really begin to feel, understand and appreciate the completeness and contentment of our natural state of being. I feel that the significance of this experience cannot be overestimated as it reaches into all aspects of our life. During Summer in the Valley I will guide a silent walk and meditation each morning, as well as some outdoor adventure activities.
I am founder and director of Easy Day and live with my family in our beloved Sant Aniol valley in Catalunya, Spain.
Emanuela Deyanova (44) is a remarkable figure in the world of relationships and personal growth. As a relationship therapist and psychotherapist, she has dedicated her career to helping individuals and couples navigate the complexities of love and relationships. Emanuela is not only a practitioner but also an accomplished author, best known for her bestselling book, “Never Ending Love,” which has touched the hearts of countless readers.
Emanuela’s expertise in matters of the heart extends beyond the written word. She is an internationally recognized speaker on love and relationships, with a significant presence on platforms such as Mindvalley. Her insightful and compassionate teachings have resonated with audiences worldwide, making her a sought-after authority in the field.
Furthermore, Emanuela is the visionary founder and owner of “The School of Love,” a platform dedicated to nurturing the emotional and relational well-being of individuals and couples. Through her school, she continues to empower people to build deeper, more meaningful connections with themselves and others.
David de Kock (47) is a multi-talented individual known for his diverse roles in the world of personal development and spirituality. As the co-founder and author of the “365 Days method,” he has empowered ten thousands of individuals on their journey to inner peace and happiness for more than a decade. David is not only a writer and coach but also a meditation teacher, guiding people toward inner peace and self-discovery. Additionally, he serves as a dedicated teacher of “A Course in Miracles,” sharing profound wisdom and insights with those seeking spiritual growth and enlightenment.
In addition to his teaching and coaching, David is a prolific author, having written several books on personal growth, relationships, and non-duality. His written works serve as a source of inspiration and guidance for individuals looking to transform their lives and deepen their understanding of these important topics. With his passion for personal and spiritual development, David de Kock continues to inspire and transform lives worldwide.
“ And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. “
* 10% Early bird discount until 31st January
Promotion code: cachingtheworm
** 20% Early Bird + Large Family discount – promotion code: allofus
Until 31st January 2024 for families of 5 or more people
*** If you really can’t afford your ticket, please speak with us, perhaps there is money in our bursary fund, or we find another way.