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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, health coach and former Retreat Leader at the multi award-winning wellness retreat Aro-Hā in New Zealand, Ben brings over a decade of experience investigating precision nutrition, functional training and a wide range of techniques for vibrant wellbeing to the retreat space. He designs and leads retreats at Amara, offering Synergy yoga masterclasses and holistic personalized nutrition coaching.

RETREAT & COMMUNITY MANAGER

LEON

 

Leon is our retreat manager and resident good vibes ambassador.

THERAPIST

OKSANA LAZDA

 

Yoga teacher, massage therapist and zen-space expert.

GENERATIVE SUPPORT

LAURA LE GALLOU

 

Permaculture maven and event production heroine

 

THERAPIST & HOUSEKEEPING MANAGER

LETICIA BORGES

 

Leti is a yogi, acrobat, and thai massage therapist that is in love with Life. She lives at Amara with her daughter and brings so much joy to the family. She also makes sure that all the guest services are going smoothly!

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. 

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.