Bija Consciousness Retreat

Banyeres del Penedès, Spain

Tara Goswami
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Jul 25 - 29, 2019
Group size: 5 - 20
Bija Consciousness Retreat
Banyeres del Penedès, Spain

Tara Goswami
  • Email address verified

Jul 25 - 29, 2019
Group size: 5 - 20

About this trip

'Bija in Sanskrit translates to “seed”.

Bija is a metaphor for the starting point

or origin of all creation. It is the seed

from which everything originated.'

Tara Goswami and Guy Bärtschi invite you to the second edition of the Bija

Consciousness Retreats - a weekend immersion of yoga, living food philosophies

and consciousness practices at the gorgeous Masia Jover in Banyeres del Penedes,

an hour outside of Barcelona.

Tara Goswami is an artist, a yoga practitioner and intuitive cook. Through her cooking,

artistic creation and yogic practices she finds a spiritual connection that leads to aware

living. Her work is a constant reflexion on the subtler aspects of the self in relation to

the universe. Over the four days, Tara will weave together and offer these three practices that form the basis of her life into a complete, substantial and unique experience.

The host, Guy Bärtschi - gallerist from Geneva turned yogi is the restorer of the 500

year old Masia Jover and has brought it to its present state. Guy is a serious meditator

and yoga practitioner and the morning meditations will be guided by him.

The weekend will consist of deep, grounding hatha yoga sessions twice daily,

meditation sessions, consciousness exercises, two creative yogic meals daily that

are prepared with care using fruits and vegetables picked directly from the garden.

Periods of silence, time in nature, free movement sessions, journaling and times for


Whether you are a yoga enthusiast, beginner, an artist or just someone who is

interested in getting more in tune with your self, and looking for inspiration, you

are welcome. Through this retreat our aim is also to connect a group of like hearted

people with similar sensibilities from various walks and disciplines of life who can

come together periodically to spark each other’s magic!

What’s included

  • Yoga classes
    Two hatha yoga classes per day
  • Meditation Classes
    One meditation class per day
  • Brunch
    Fresh, delicious, healthy plant based brunches everyday
  • Stay
    Lodging at Masia Jover, the 500 year old beautifully renovated house included
  • Dinner
    Delicious plant based dinner that is fresh from the farm to the table
  • Consciousness exercises
    Mindfulness exercises designed to get in touch with your inner self
  • Wifi
    Wifi is included, though we encourage you to detox from the digital world during this time
  • Snacks
    Healthy snacks, teas and cooking drinks are available
  • Travel
    Travel to and from the venue is not included
  • Trips to the beach
    Participants are responsible for their own leisure trips

Available Packages

Single occupancy private room
Available until July 15, 2019only 3 left
Deposit: €100
Couples registration
Available until July 15, 20196 left

Two people register together and share a double bed and room

Deposit: €200
Shared Accomodation
Available until July 15, 201910 left

Single bed in shared rooms

Deposit: €100


Thursday 25, July
Start of the retreat

Thursday, 25 July 2018

Morning till 3pm Arrive at Masia Jover. Welcome, check-in and lunch/refreshments.

5.30 to 7.00pm Hatha Yoga and chanting of the Bija mantras

7.30pm Dinner

9.00 to 9.45pm - Silent meditative walk around the masia.

10pm Lights out

Your Organizer

Tara Goswami
Tara is an Indian yogini, artist and cook. With over 10 years teaching experience internationally. She practiced with many teachers across styles and discovered the pure & intense approach of Yogacharya Venkatesha of Mysore to resonate deeply with her own personality and pursued her 3rd teacher’s training and continues to be guided by him. This practice led her to develop not only yoga, but also her artistic practice and approach to food as consciousness and study of the self become the central theme of her artistic expression.