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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 & HEAD CHEF

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 & RETREAT MANAGER

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

 

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.

KITCHEN LEAD & CHEF

SAM ALAMA

 

Sam is a heart-centered, intuitive and service-oriented chef, who has joined us here from Amsterdam. Originally from Sudan but having lived all over the world, Sam draws her inspiration from the different cuisines that have crossed her path throughout her life. 

SITE MANAGER & THERAPIST

MONKEY

 

Monkey is the man that makes everything run smoothly at Amara. A part from making sure that water, power and infrastructure works he is an excellent manual therapists and can take care of your body at any time.

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. 

GARDEN WITCH & COMMUNITY KITCHEN CHEF

ANNIKA MOCK

 

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

HANDYMAN, CHINESE DOCTOR & BEST NEIGHBOUR

CARLES

 

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.

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.

GENERATIVE SUPPORT

Sharwari Tilloo & Bijlee

 

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.

Bijlee Beyonce loves to be around her humans, and run like the wind. She’s especially skilled at hunting rats.

 

SECURITY

LULA

 

Lula will usually be the first being to greet you at the gate of Amara. She has been in the house her whole life and knows every corner of the land better than anyone.