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100% OFF-GRID NATURE RETREAT DEDICATED TO
YOGA, MEDITATION, ARTS, MUSIC & COMMUNITY 

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OUR MISSION

The mission of Amara Valley is to create a healing sanctuary of profound beauty, that enhances the wellness and development of everyone who comes here.

A nurturing place where we can learn to live in harmony, where our creativity can become reality, and where we are able to reimagine and develop our individual and collective potential.

We provide a home where Regenerative Culture in all its forms can be cultivated and celebrated.

We grow together, remembering those who came before us and honouring those who are yet to come. Sharing our strength, insight and compassion with each other, we commit deeply to serving the web of Life on the Earth.

We are guided by openness, kindness, integrity and love.

Meet the teaM

 

CO-FOUNDER

Carlota AMARGÓS RUBIÓ

Carlota is a passionate and multifaceted woman who loves taking care of every aspect of Life. Being a classical violinist for more than 30 years she developed a sense for art, refinement and fine tuning that reflects in everything she does.

With more than half a decade of experience teaching yoga, running conscious events and leading ceremonies around the World, she now knows that her life mission can be completed and taken to the next level at Amara Valley. Cooking and serving delicious and nutritious food is one of her gifts and she aims to spark the curiosity for healthy vegetarian food to all those coming to try her cuisine. 

 

CO-FOUNDER 

MORGAN PALMER HUBBARD

Hailing from Aotearoa-New Zealand, Morgan’s path took him around the world, from the ashrams of Rishikesh to the alkaline sands of Burning Man, from the souks of Morocco to the jungles of Ecuador. Finally making his home for the past decade in Barcelona, he has co-founded numerous yoga and wellness projects.

He brings his experience as a retreat leader, events co-ordinator and yoga teacher to this new project, as Director and Retreat Manager. Understanding the needs of the groups coming to Amara, he looks forward to helping each one create unique, deep and rich experiences here.

GENERATOR

ARJUN NARAYANASWAMY

A technologist and entrepreneur, Arjun loves exploring how advanced technology can help individuals and teams be their best.

He has enabled Amara Valley to blossom into being, and helps co-ordinate the high-level functioning of the project.

He is also a proud “father” to his canine baby, Bijlee Beyoncé.

RETREAT LEADER & NUTRITION COACH

BEN DESSARD

 

Nutritionist, yogi and health coach he brings over a decade of experience investigating precision nutrition, functional training and a wide range of techniques for vibrant wellbeing to the retreat space. 

RETREAT & COMMUNITY MANAGER

LEON PEÑA

 

Leon is our retreat manager and resident good vibes ambassador. He is also in charge of our increasingly successful Volunteer Program and makes sure that the work projects are done.

HOUSEKEEPER, THERAPIST & POWER MAMA

JULIA ADHARA

Julia takes care of all the guest services to ensure that you will have everything you need during your stay at Amara. She is also a devotional yogini, powerful martial artists and beautiful mother.

 

HEAD CHEF

NICO BERL

 

He vibrates beautiful, relaxed and efficient energy into our Amara Kitchen. Food is his way of sharing love – bringing people together and creating joyful delicious experiences.

FOOD ALCHEMIST

SERGI HUERGA

 

Sergi is a passionate chef and human being. coming from the fine cuisine world of top class restaurants, he finds in Amara that both his skills and spiritual quest can be met in the kitchen.

THERAPIST & DOER

MONICA MARCOS

 

Monica is a vibrant soul, with a background in ostheopaty and biodymanic therapies. At Amara she doesn’t only give love and healing with her hands, but she is a force of nature making things happen all around her.

HOUSEKEEPING CO-LEAD

EDUARDA PIRES

 

Eduarda loves taking care of people, ensuring that the guests and Amarians are comfortable. After 7 years working with companies and institutions, she decided to explore life studying architecture, theatre, permaculture and experiencing life in community.

GARDEN WITCH & COMMUNITY KITCHEN CHEF

ANNIKA MOCK

 

Annika is our herbalist, our garden queen. Her hands make magic in the garden and the kitchen.

BOOKINGS MANAGER

CYNTIA LAYCY

 

Cyntia brings her keen eye for detail to help manage Amara bookings and to ensure that you vision and needs are well planned and taken care of. 

SITE MANAGER & HANDSTANDER

JASON HADJIKYRICOU

 

A background in physics, software development and holistic massage, Jason loves working with his hands and fixing things. Passionate about rocket stoves, and a tiny bit obsessed with efficiency, he’s also a strength training enthusiast.

SITE MANAGEMENT TEAM & DRUMMER

JUANJO RICO

 

Juanjo is a passionate drummer, events producer and lover of Life. You’ll find him all around Amara taking care of the land, facilities and people!

HOUSEKEEPING

CLAUDIA VICARIO

 

Clàudia, a young woman from Barcelona, has been connected to spirituality from very early and she feels in service to the community. From India to Mexico, her travels made her teach yoga, facilitate woman circles and cacao ceremonies, as well as other holistic therapies and rituals.

 

LEGAL ADVOCATE & MENTOR

QUICO SUBIRANA

 

Quico is a lawyer and social activist. A committed practitioner of Buddhist meditation, he is dedicated to accompanying individuals and groups in defense of their rights and freedoms, regardless of the resources they have to exercise and/or claim them.

To this end he founded Cercles, a collaborative organization offering legal assessment and services to people and causes in the interest of equality, justice and positive social transformation.

HANDYMAN, CHINESE DOCTOR & BEST NEIGHBOUR

CARLES CLOS

 

Carles is our beloved neighbour from the Valley that helps the Site management team with weekly repairs, upgrades and the day-to-day fixes. He is also a very experienced Chinese doctor practicing acupuncture and reflexology.

GENERATIVE SUPPORT

Sharwari Tilloo

 

An educator by profession, Sharwari has worked with urban and rural schools in India to improve learning and teaching methodologies. She has a background in art and likes to see beauty in everyday things. She loves to travel and explore new cultures and foods. She is proud mother to Bijlee Beyonce.

 

ASTRAL GUARDIAN

LULA

 

Lula was the avatar of Amara Valley. She lived on this land her whole life and knew every corner of the land better than anyone. Though her body has returned to the land, she lives on in our hearts and memories!

GENTLE GUARDIAN

DHARMA

 

Dharma is growing to be the protector of Amara, so calm and gentle. And he is always up for a good tummy rub and some tasty treats.

FIERY GUARDIAN

KORA

 

She is a force of nature, so awake and alert, always ready to jump into the next adventure. She will come and greet you as soon as you get to Amara, and loves cuddles and playful games.