A Note From David and Scott
We are so excited about this retreat to Spain, we are jumping out of our socks! Is that a saying? That's not a saying.
Anyway, we are headed out on a journey of self-discovery and growth as we immerse ourselves in the sacred mountain valley near Montserrat, one of the most powerful and beautiful spots in Spain. And we'd love for you to join us for a weeklong retreat that combines meditation, writing, yoga and breathwork, all designed to help you tap into your inner wisdom and find greater self-awareness.
As you immerse yourself in the beauty of northern Spain, you'll eat incredible food, make life long friends, explore the country side, and dive deep into your own being. Regardless of your experience with writing, meditation, or breathwork, all you need is a willingness to be honest, kind, and patient with yourself as we go within, ignite the next phase of your consciousness, and let yourself have a good time.
The focus of our retreat is not on technique or grammar, but on honest and brave internal exploration, and the belief that this type of meditation and writing can lead to self-discovery and personal empowerment. We invite you to join us on this journey of transformation and growth, as we embrace the power of self-reflection to uncover new insights.
We look forward to seeing you in the hills outside of Barcelona!
— David and Scott
What to Expect?
The Live Your Truth Retreat in Spain will involve a range of activities designed to help participants awaken their authentic selves, including writing, meditation, yoga, and breathwork. These practices are intended to help participants tap into their inner wisdom, find greater self-awareness, and live in alignment with their true values and purpose.
- Guided meditation and yoga classes to start each day
- Delicious, locally-sourced Mediterranean meals
- Excursions to nearby towns and Monseratt
- Wine tasting at a local winery
- Free time to relax and explore on your own
- Optional spa treatments and massages available
- Optional hiking to explore the natural surroundings
- A supportive community of like-minded individuals
- Unique accommodation in a traditional Spanish retreat center.
Expect to go deep, to gain clarity, to strengthen your relationship with yourself, to eat fabulous food, to laugh at David’s bad jokes, and to have so much fun throughout it all.
Teachings from David, Scott & Guest Teachers
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David Gandelman is a spiritual teacher, author, and guide, whose mission is to awaken souls on their path of growing into being human, and living an enlightened, purpose-driven life.
He is the founder of the Meditation School app, and host of the Meditation School, Energy Matters, and Grounded Sleep podcasts. And his meditations have been streamed millions of times. He has taught at Cornell University, NBC Universal, SAP, and numerous other organizations.
David holds a B.A. in Western philosophy from Rutgers University, which combined with his studies in Eastern spiritual traditions living in the Himalayas, as well as his experience as the director of a school for intuitive development and mysticism in Hawaii, informs a teaching style that connects energetic experience, ancient wisdom traditions, and humor in order to create a safe atmosphere for people interested in learning to meditate and develop into their potential.
Scott is the author of Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide Open Heart, and Just Love. A friend once referred to him as a love activist, and that’s a description he happily owns. He writes, speaks, and gives workshops on a lot of subjects — authenticity, trust, fear, compassion, joy, intention, visualization, conditioning, and, of course, love and self-love — always with the intention of reminding you that you are a worthy, whole and loved human being. As is everyone else. He makes a lot of noise for the power of love, and not from naivety. His head isn’t in the clouds. He believes love is our greatest healer, and with it at the root of our words and actions, we stand to create real healing in ourselves and our world.
Breathwork beautifully supports all aspects of healing and can be, when we allow it, a direct path to deeper self-love and acceptance. It's with wild enthusiasm and belief that he offers breathwork facilitation in his current work.
What People Say About David
We at Parsley Health recommend David's work to all our patients as a great option to learn meditation. I’ve been using his meditations for years, and his incredible sense of humor and calm voice create a comfortable, calm space to meditate.
David Gandelman’s Grounded Mind Program has made learning to meditate easy and accessible. Honestly, I can’t believe how quickly I was able to see progress – in my ability to calm my brain as well as my ability to handle stress. I have become a meditator after only four months of this one year program, and I look forward to my next meditation each week.
Grounded Mind has helped me dive deeper into my meditation practice. David's meditations have enabled me to stop taking my stress so seriously, move out old energy, and start to cultivate the new kind energy I want in my life. I even felt less tired and more energized at the end of the meditations, and I continue to use those tools daily.
What People Say About Scott
Scott's teachings are full of compassion and wisdom, and he has a unique way of ensuring every single person within the group setting feels personally seen and heard by him even in the presence of others. Scott is an amazing listener, a gentle intuitive and is able to hold space with such a calm and loving presence so that others can process their deep emotions as they work their way toward healing. Scott is a wayshower of Love in today's world and a trusty guide for others walking their own paths toward awareness and heart-centered development.
Scott created a sacred container of love, providing a safe space for me to be open and vulnerable with others as I explored my blocks to self-love and self-compassion. Through authentically sharing his life experiences and challenges, Scott illuminated our shared humanity and the importance of being connected to it. His insights and wisdom arise from a deeply attuned heart connection and presence. I was inspired and encouraged by Scott and my connections with others in the group.
Holy fruit punch kicker to the face!!! Scott’s workshop absolutely changed my life! The space he created was gentle, inviting, safe, and always positive. I loved our group, but feel that part of his amazing gift is bringing to the group a sense of equal presence, therefore allowing everyone to hold space for each other without even knowing it. Another powerful aspect of his class was how much it awakened my mind throughout the day. His daily topic combined with his beautifully guided meditations led my mind, heart and hands to a perfect place of working together to weave out the numerous strands of who I am. I revealed myself to myself. It is as simple and as powerful as that.
L'Hort de la Riera
L'Hort de la Riera is a rare, beautiful, and dynamic retreat center located in a majestic setting near the Riera del Cornet and the mountain of Montserrat. The venue has a range of amenities including a large fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and a cozy living room with large windows.
The property also has outdoor features such as a swimming pool, sports area, practice areas, an organic vegetable garden with chickens, a hammock area, and fields and forests within walking distance. The venue and the incredible staff will hold a gentle space for you to make you feel welcome and at home.
Trip To Monserrat Mountains
During the retreat, there will be a day dedicated to spending time in nature and exploring the beautiful mountain range of Catalonia. The day will include a scenic and moderate hike, followed by a visit to the renowned Monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat.
This will be an opportunity to connect with the natural world and to experience the sacredness and majesty of this revered landscape. The hike will be enjoyable and not too demanding, allowing participants to fully appreciate the beauty and tranquility of the surroundings. At the monastery, participants will have the chance to experience the rich spiritual history and traditions of this special place.
Trip to Jean Leon Winery
We will be taking a trip to the renowned Jean Leon Winery. This will be a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of the vineyards, learn about the winemaking process and, of course, taste some of the finest wines the region has to offer.
Here is our 7-day itinerary. Things are subject to change based on weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Day 1: Thursday, August 31st
Day 2: Friday, September 1st
Day 3: Saturday, September 2nd
Day 4: Sunday, September 3rd
Day 5: Monday, September 4th
Day 6: Tuesday, September 5th
Day 7: Wednesday, September 6th
L'Hort de la Riera offers elegant single, double and triple shared rooms with their own bathrooms, heating for winter and air conditioning for the summer heat.
Please remember that European rooms tend to be smaller and simpler than their American counterparts.
Photos From Our Last Retreat Held in Montana
It was an amazing experience filled with relaxation, mindfulness, fun activities, and great company!
We would love for you to join us in Spain.BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW