Come join us to celebrate the Holiday Season!

New Year’s Retreat: 29th December – 2nd January

Amara opens its doors during the Holiday period for those who would like to spend the New Year in an alternative way.

IDIOMA: En Amara somos una comunidad multicultural donde el idioma común es el inglés. Las clases y sesiones que ofreceremos serán en inglés, y aunque recomendamos tener un poco de noción del idioma, muchos de nosotros hablamos castellano y podemos ayudarte si hay algo que no entiendes! 

One of our favourite Amara signature retreats of the year! A time where the Amara team will share their practices, knowledge and energy with all of you with a full program to take on the learnings from 2022 and envision a healthier more vibrant 2023.

◈ Daily Yoga & Movement Workshops
◈ Cacao Ceremony
◈ New Year Ritual & Celebration
◈ Ecstatic Dance
◈ Live Music Concert
◈ Nature Hike
◈ Kirtan
◈ Hands-on Cooking Experience

A unique time for reflection, connection & celebration

We’re looking forward to enjoy this holiday period at Amara Valley! Coming out of the mid-winter Solstice celebration that our ancestors have marked for thousands of years and the Xmas family gatherings of feasting and gifting will give space to a time to reflect collectively as this crazy and extraordinary year comes to a close, and the chance to welcome the year to come and envision its new possibilities.

We invite you to join us. To come on personal and collective retreat and enjoy time in the beautiful Nature here in the valley. To help us co-create a gathering that helps us reconnect with ourselves and each other. To celebrate being alive in this turn of the year.

These will be alcohol-free event and we will share other ways of celebrating and accessing our internal bliss mechanisms. Coming to Amara means being nurtured from the inside out, so be ready to enjoy some delicious vegetarian delights coming from the Amara Kitchen team. We ask you to kindly refrain from bringing any alcohol or meat. Thank you!!


Winter is a time for nature to rest and recharge, and at this time of the year, so does your body. The Amara Kitchen team will prepare homemade, delicious, seasonal gourmet vegan and vegetarian living food that will help you get warm, cleanse and energize your body, cells and mind to get ready for the cold season!

Furthermore the kitchen will OPEN its doors for those who would like to have the opportunity to have a hands-on experience preparing some of the meals, learn about healthy cuisine and gain new skills, ideas and inspirations for vibrant living in 2023.

We know that food can really support your vitality, wellbeing and success, and we consider that in the preparation of our menus. The Amara Kitchen can accommodate to any dietary needs (allergies, GF, intolerances etc.) – always to be communicated in advance.


The holidays are a time to gift, but the real gifting starts with Self-care! For these two Holiday gatherings the Amara therapists will take you into their arms and allow you to relax to the fullest so we can receive the most value from our retreat time.

NOTE: that you can pre-book a 60min massage is included in your registration and get a 5€ discount, and you can have the option of upgrading to 90min once you arrive to Amara!


daily schedule

Our schedules will include daily dynamic yoga practices as well as a range of other movement practices, workshops on holistic nutrition and health, music and dance, hiking in nature, and time to rest and enjoy the beautiful Amara Valley grounds.

ARRIVAL 29th December from 2pm  //  DEPARTURE 2nd of January at 1pm


09:00h Movement Practices 
11:00h Bountiful Brunch
13:00h Holistic Wellness Workshop / Hike / Massage
15:00h Afternoon Snack
16:00h Holistic Wellness Workshops / Cacao Ceremony
18:30h Delicious Dinner 
20:00h Kirtan / Live Music Concert / NYE Ritual & Celebration


Amara Valley is a beautiful nature retreat venue offering a peaceful oasis in the forests of the hills near Banyoles (Girona). Developed by multiple generations of yoga teachers, intentional communities and healing work, its latest incarnation as Amara is powered by renewable energy, with a range of accommodation options, beautiful rustic facilities and stunning landscape and surroundings, the venue is the perfect site for a heart warming break from the noise and intensity of the city over the NYE holiday.


At Amara Valley we have a range of accommodation options, from private suites with en-suite bathrooms to shared rooms or even the possibility to come in your own van! The total price of the retreat will depend on your choice of accommodation. Click on the booking button below to go to the registration form where you will be able to see the prices and availability and book soon as spots are limited!


  • All ceremonies, sessions, workshops, talks and activities
  • 42g Ceremonial grade cacao for each ceremony from Amrita Cacao
  • 2 vegetarian/vegan meals a day (Brunch and Dinner)
  • Afternoon snack 
  • Shared or private accommodation with bedding
  • Tea and fruit throughout the day
  • Wifi and use of facilities – pool, shala, sauna and outdoor grounds


  • Massages and extra services
  • Shower towel and outdoor towel
  • Travel insurance
  • Transport and travel costs

We will help create a ride share group for those without transportation

Cancellation Policy

After registering through the online form there will not be any refunds available for cancellation. However if due to the Covid-19 situation we were unable to provide the services of the retreat by the new regulations in Girona then we would refund 100% of your reservation.