It is an honor and a privilege to share this Magical Enchanted “Forest” Experience with you, alongside my mentor and soul-sister Elka Haeckel.

I have chosen this energizing and rejuvenating spot in Asturias because I have experienced its vibration and powers firsthand. I was also fortunate enough to call it home for over seven years.


Asturias is one of the most beautiful regions of Spain. Everything in it releases vitality;  rivers, sea, mountains, villages, people. Bosque Escondido Arte (Hidden Forest Art), located in Cereceda, a small village on the southern face of the the Sueve mountain range and facing the Picos de Europa National Park, in the heart of a peaceful and private older forest that is both a retreat home and the study and workshop of the sculptress Carmen Castillo. 

Retreat Instructors

Gala Marquez-Gordon

Certified Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 Mindfulness Meditation Instructor

Additional certifications in Reiki, Yoga Nidra, Aromatherapy and Trauma-Conscious Yoga. Holistic Esthetician with 15+ years of experience.

Gala’s reach has extended from the world of holistic beauty to holistic health and mindfulness. She operates a successful holistic skincare business in San Diego, CA and works closely with the Veteran, LGBTQ, and Cancer Support communities in building a life enriched with mindfulness.

Elka Haeckel

Certified Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 Hatha Yoga Instructor

Additional certifications in Ayurveda, Reiki, Prana Flow, Restorative Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, SUP Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Thai Medical Massage.

Elka’s exuberance and passion for teaching, extensive knowledge of yoga philosophy, and holistic health, combined with her experience of owning a successful yoga studio in San Diego, CA, international trainings, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings makes her a positive force to be reckoned with.

What’S INcluded?

Hotel Accommodations Shared Double Rooms. Possibility of individual rooms with double beds for additional 120€/person.

Retreat Sessions Meditation, Pranayama, Mindfulness, or Restorative Yoga
Healthy Meals Three full meals a day + snacks and beverage provided at your leisure *Meals can be adapted to persons with gluten or lactose intolerance.

Activity Options: Aquatic SUP, Kayaking, etc. Land Activity Hiking, Guided Tours, Horseback Riding, etc. Creative Activity Drawing Leisure Activity Walks to town, Swimming Pool, Picnic, Free Time

Retreat Rate

Early Bird Discount $1,990.00 USD through April 30th

May 1st - July 31st $2,190.00 USD

August 1st - September 1st $2,390.00 USD

+ A non-refundable deposit of $800.00 USD is required to hold your space


Important Details

For all levels of yoga practice.

We speak English and Spanish.

Max Group Size 12 persons.

Transportation Arrangements

All transportation pick-up is free at the established times specified below…


Please book your flight to arrive at Asturias Airport (OVD). We will pick you up from the airport at 15:30h.


Please arrive at Oviedo Bus Station. We will pick you up from the bus or train station. at 16:30h.


Please arrive at Oviedo Train Station. We will pick you up from the bus or train station. at 16:45h.


Please arrive at Hotel Cuadrovena at 17:30h.

Prepare for the Event

For your comfort, please consider packing:

  • Comfortable clothes for yoga

  • Suitable footwear for walking in nature

  • Warm clothes & waterproof jacket

  • Small backpack for excursions

  • Bathing suit & towel