Empowerment Retreat

spark your sparkle

Teenage Girl Empowerment Retreat

with Niki Moss Simpson and Cat de Rham

Friday 13 April – Sunday 15 April 2018

Two-day retreat 265€ includes
All meals, snacks and drinks
Goody bag of powerful self-help tools to take away

Places are limited, so to secure your place book by the 6 April 2018 with a non-refundable deposit of 65 euros.
Are you between the ages of 12 and 18?
Are you studying really hard at school and not taking time for you?
Are you distracted, anxious, overwhelmed, pre-occupied?
Do you find it hard to switch off and relax or sleep well?
Do you enjoy connecting with nature, animals and the countryside?
Would you like to take away a toolkit of self help skills to empower you?
Do you want to be the most vital and vibrant version of yourself?


This unique weekend empowerment retreat, in the beautiful and peaceful location of the Penedès, is free from distractions and will encourage you to relax, refresh and re-connect with who you really are as well as connect with other teenage girls.

Enjoy yoga-asana and restorative and learn useful breathing techniques and mindfulness
Benefit from brain nutrition and healthy homemade food
Develop self-esteem and confidence building techniques
Learn about exam stress tools, relaxation and meditation
Meet new friends and increase your self-confidence

This powerful  and unique weekend is especially designed for teenage girls to re-connect with themselves and to express who they really are. It is designed to help girls become creators of their own happiness and well-being in order to embrace life at its most vibrant.

Parents… why should you give this gift to your daughter?

  • Sometimes she doesn’t make sense to you as her brain and emotions are developing; it’s a challenging time!
  • You want her to learn well-researched tools that can help her be less anxious and more focused
  • She needs to disconnect, chill and unwind in a supportive and caring non-judgemental environment
  • You know that mindfulness, yoga, breathing, dance and nature can support her well-being and development of self-esteem
  • She deserves nurturing, hearing and compassionate personal development teaching in small group workshops
  • You know that the toolkit she will bring home with her will serve her well through challenging times at school, with friends and siblings, with boys and at home

The Program

From the initial welcome on Friday evening through to departure and goodbyes on Sunday afternoon, you will be engaged in activities and workshops to empower you as an individual.

Every day will be built around breathing, mindfulness and yoga and some workshops will be in small groups to encourage open and honest discussion and reflection. A typical day will include yoga sessions, a form of movement like meditative walking or dancing, workshops to provide tools to empower you like self massage, Emotional Freedom Technique, journaling, creating a vision board or a creative craft activity. On Saturday night you will cook S’mores on the fire pit and every night you will enjoy hot chocolate at bedtime.

There will be time to relax in the chill-out areas, make new friends, enjoy the peace and nature of the venue and reflect on the new skills experienced. The healthy food will leave you inspired and well nourished, the beds will allow you to sleep peacefully and enjoy your time away from your usual weekend busyness. You will leave the retreat refreshed, revitalized and relaxed with a goody bag of tools and new friends to support you on your path to shine, sparkle and radiate.

The Food

Eating healthy food is vital for good health and well-being. All meals will be created and prepared on-site by Alaya’s talented inhouse chef and are prepared with fresh, seasonal, and, for the most part, locally grown, produce.

The meals can be characterized as “Mediterranean-Asian Fusion”; Spanish, Catalan and Italian, Greek and Moroccan, Indian and Indonesian dishes. There will be healthy snacks, fruit juices and tisanes provided throughout the retreat.

The Venue

The Alaya – a word in Sanskrit that means “base or home”– at Cal Pau Cruset is a building that encapsulates a desire to offer a space that allows for the expression of who we are, whilst remembering who we were. It used to be a barn, a storage place for seeds that were planted to bear fruit.

The Alaya has comfortable accommodation, is spread over two floors and has a wonderful chillout roof top terrace from which to enjoy the spectacular views of the Penedès.

On the upper floor there is a magnificent open space, specifically designed to facilitate all kinds of activities like yoga and dance. It has large windows that take advantage of the natural light, which is enjoyed in this area most of the year, and of course, they open to the beautiful views of the natural surroundings and vineyards.

Who we are…

Cat de Rham, published author, photographer and master yogi, is also a certified Orthomolecular Nutritionist, Life Coach, Reiki healer, Rohan Therapist and Mother.

Having discovered yoga in her teens her passion for it intensified whilst studying for her B.A at Brown University and took her around the globe, from India to Paris,  in order to train with some of the most revered senior teachers including B.K.S Iyengar himself. Cat has practiced over 25,000 hours of yoga, has been teaching for 27 years, and authored a book for Harper Collins on Patanjali’s Sutras. She continues to study and learn and just completed a Masters in Spiritual Psychology.

Cat’s approach to yoga is imbued with years of experience and inspired by many different healing modalities. However she is absolutely dedicated to a mindful asanic approach that focuses on healthy alignment in movement.

Niki Moss Simpson, international teacher, therapist, life coach, Reiki healer and mother, has more than 20 years experience of working with young people, especially teenage girls. 

Passionately involved in empowering girls and women to live vital and vibrant lives, studying and learning natural health as well as yoga and mindfulness in a busy world.

After completing a B.A in the U.K., teacher training and diplomas in Anatomy and Physiology, Niki has trained in counselling, mindfulness and life coaching and is a RelaxKids coach.

An experienced workshop leader and speaker, Niki listens and encourages physical and emotional healing for women and girls to become empowered in their health and lifestyle choices.

How to get there

  • Come by car or organize a car share. We will send instructions nearer the time or check out calpaucruset.com
  • Possibility of minibus transport to and from Placa Boras, Sarrià, Barcelona at an extra cost. Please ask for further information.
  • Possibility of collection from the local train station of Vilafranca Penedes, at an extra cost. Please ask for further information.