Dhara Holistic Care offers personalise Yoga and Ayurveda retreats in the Mediterranean Coast of Spain, Detox diets, Chakra meditations and Holistic Psychology.
Javier has been traveling to India for over 15 years with continuous experience as a teacher of yoga and meditation. Asia has been a place of his continuous inspiration as different teachers in different areas have given him a broad and solid vision. He is also the creator and founder of several wellness centers, projects, and the coordinator of massages and treatments for six years in specialized centers and spas. Javier has a diploma in Ayurveda and panchakarma massage in Asramam Vazhavara College, Kerala, and in Ayurveda treatments by Dr. Vijay Carolin of the University of Kerala, India.
Ana has a degree in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Madrid. She graduated as an Ayurveda therapist and therapeutic massage therapist by Dr. Vijay Carolin of University of Kerala, India. She also has a diploma in therapy, holistic psychology, and sciences of mind by the Dharma School in Madrid.
Doctor in Ayurvedic Medicine from the University of Kerala, India. Resides, passes consultation and teaches training courses in Ayurvedic Medicine in Barcelona, Spain. The tradition in Ayurvedic medicine comes from the family. His grandfather, Dr. K.N. Padmanabhan Vaidyar, was a famous Ayurvedic doctor who ran his own practice and pharmacy in the area of Cherthala, Kerala, in India. Two important stories related to Ayurveda are related to this area: Master VAKBHATA, author of the book Ashtanga Samgraham (one of the three important texts - Brihat trayi), lived and spent time in this place.
from Ireland, February 2020
I am just home from a very special week. My goal for attending this retreat was to take a break from my fast-paced life; to relax, reset & reassess my purpose - this was exactly what I achieved & more. From start to finish I enjoyed every minute of this retreat & recommend it to anyone looking for time out, relaxation & wants to do some deep spiritual/ emotional work. Ana & Javier, who run the retreat, are such incredible, beautiful souls. They put so much love into what they do. From the moment I arrived, I was made feel so welcome. Both are extremely knowledgeable & experienced in their respective fields. I learned so much from each of them. They have a true passion for helping and supporting others. They took care to personalise my time with them so that I got the most benefit from the week. I had a beautiful large, bright room with my own private terrace & large bathroom to myself. I had the most wonderful sleeps all week - Javier’s amazing yoga nidra sessions definitely helped with this! The house was spotlessly clean & very nicely decorated. I was so happy that the food was excellent throughout the whole week. Javier and Ana grow their own vegetables, herbs & fruit and use a lot of their own produce when cooking for the retreat. All meals were homemade, hearty and so nourishing. At the right time, I would not hesitate to return to Ana & Javier for another week again. The experience they offer is very unique and won’t be replicated anywhere else.
from Netherlands, November 2018
"Straight from their hearts! ❤️"
There aren’t enough words to describe my eternal gratitude to Javier and Ana for helping me connect with my inner thoughts, soul and heart.
What they have created is so special and has been built with love and straight from their hearts and desire to help people. Help people heal, help people connect with themselves, help people to explore their energy and more. Their individual and intimate approach ensures this; They haven’t set out to fill “bums on seats” with a commercial retreat. They’ve developed a programme which is tailored to each person. That’s why you’ll only find 2/3 other people with you in the retreat. Their goal is to understand your objectives, your history and context and develop a plan across meditation, yoga and holistic workshops to help you.
They genuinely care about each person that steps through the door - their hearts are so big and full! I loved every moment of my time here. I was so emotional to leave but so excited and energised to take what I had learnt with me.
I would recommend anyone reading this and contemplating this retreat to just book!!! You won’t regret it.
On top of everything above, the food is AMAZING (which for a lover of meat I didn’t expect to fall in love with as much as I did 😉), the village is so peaceful, and the massages are incredible.
I’ll definitely be back!
Gracias Ana and Javier ❤️🙏❤️
from Spain, February 2021
This is a fully emersive yoga retreat experience. Javier and Ana are incredibly professional, knowledgeable and kind. Their wisdom and thoughtfulness is at the centre of what they do. The programme was perfectly tailored to meet our needs. Javier's massage, yoga and food were all incredible. Ana's workshops were insightful and useful. The wisdom we have taken away from this experience will last a lifetime and has certainly had an immediate impact. If you are looking to work on your mind and body and to live a more fulfilling life, then this experience is highly recommended.
from Netherlands, February 2020
Javier and Ana have deep knowledge of their practices and combined with their loving and caring attitude I’ve had a wonderfull experience. Because of the small groups (max 3) there’s a lot of individual attention too, which is a great asset.
Next to the yoga, meditation and healty food, there are workshops to attent (without fee). I chose to do some deep work with a family constellation. To relax from the sometimes hard work, Javier offers massages as well (very good).
Their guidance during the whole week felt special and really pleasant. I arrived with a busy and stressed mind and went home with a more clear, easy going mind with a loving heart. Javier and Ana, thanks so much!:)
from Norway, December 2019
"In the right place at the right time"
I decided to go for 8days Detox, Ayurveda and Yoga retreat on the spur of the moment. I did not have a clear idea what that would be, I only knew that I needed a week off to rest and relax my mind.
Actually, it turned out much better that I could ever imagine!
Dr. Vijay was prompt in conducting the interview which was very important to determine how my Ayurveda program would be designed.
This was a personalized retreat, with personal approach to everything- from the water to drink, the food that was prepared every day with care, the ayurvedic treatment, yoga sessions, to the workshops with Ana. Ana is a very perceptive and compassionate person, and she genuinely did her best to help my personal improvement.
Javier was following up with the doctor regularly, to make sure if the diet or treatment needed to be adjusted depending on how I was feeling. The daily yoga sessions were timed and led with professionalism.
Both Ana and Javier are very knowledgeable in their fields of expertise,very kind and open to answer any questions that you may have during your personal journey of rejuvenation and serenity.
They make sure that you are taken care of, and you feel they really care about your wellbeing.
I left with deep gratitude in my heart. Ana and Javier helped me rediscover myself, and to regain the confidence in my inner being.
I truly appreciate the time spent at Dhara Wellness!
from Spain, November 2019
Javier and Ana are the real deal!
I booked the retreat ready to do some serious work and dive deeper into my practice and I got exactly what I needed. My experience was profound and very personalized. Javier and Ana have the ability to meet you where you are and guide you to where you are ready to go. This is not a cookie cutter, one size fits all program; they mean it when they say personalized. Its clear that they have the depth of knowledge and practice to do this in a special way.
This was much more than a few days of eating clean and moving my body. Its truly a holistic retreat. For me, it was a momentous shift and I have no doubt that if is what you are ready for, this is the place for you - no matter your level of experience or starting point.
I will definitely be back one day.
from Canada, August 2019
"A wonderful retreat with excellent, caring instructors "
We loved our time with Ana and Javier. They guided us in daily yoga and meditation practices as well as a variety of workshops that were all eye-opening and grounding for us. The food was excellent and the house was very peaceful. We came away from our experience there feeling healthy, happy, and ready to integrate the practices that we learned into our lives.
Overall, it was fabulous experience that I would definitely recommend!
Gracias Ana y Javier!!
from Great Britain, June 2019
"relaxed and my energy better than ever"
The moment the warm friendly smiles of Javier and Ana greeted me, the relaxation started, I breathed out and the fog of daily life was a distant memory.
A beautiful, peaceful, caring and attentive routine; morning breathing exercises, yoga and meditation, thoughtful workshops, and delicious food, then some of the best sleep I have had in months. After a day my head cleared, my body is alive and my energy better than ever.
The house was relaxed and peaceful, there is time to read a little, explore the beautiful countryside surrounding the village, and sleep. Everything I needed.
from United States, March 2019
"Amazing amazing amazing !!!"
This retreat is guaranteed to change your life. I went with my husband who has been on many before but this was my first time and we both had life shifting experiences. If you are looking for a way to change something in your life, this is the step in the right direction. Ana and Javier are also some of the kindest, compassionate , caring people you will meet. They went above and beyond to help us with our goals we had and were able to get a very personalized experience given the limited people per visit. Javier is a great cook too!! Lots of healthy recipes to learn. Enjoyed practising Yoga and sharing meals and in depth conversation about life, spirituality and growing as a person and couple. This is worth the investment !!!!!!!
from Great Britain, November 2018
"This is so much more than a Yoga Retreat!"
Firstly the yoga is phenomenal - so much better than I have experienced in the UK. The workshops: Reiki, Family Constellation and Bach flowers attune to where you need healing most. The food....... oh my not only was it delicious but by detoxing from dairy, meat, wheat and sugar I lost 6 lbs! Javier and Ana cannot do enough for you during your stay. We had a trip to the beach and the shopping mall as added extras!
This experience has been truly unforgettable and for me life changing. My greatest fear by writing this review is that it will be fully booked when I want to return!
from United States, October 2018
"Comments for a awesome retreat"
Javier and Ana, had every part of the retreat detailed, it was absolute designed to impact the entire holistic body, from the customized and unique treatments, the vegetarian foods were awesome, Javier took time to teach, what he was preparing for us to eat, also we were able to create a mini cookbook, the workshops were so enlightening and self awareness. This retreat was totally worth the money and travel.
from United States, October 2018
"Amazing Experience at Dhara Wellness"
I liked everything. From the cozy homey environment to the unbeatable location in a quite valley. The class was enlightening and thorough. The food was homemade and delicious. Javier even arranged a lease on a bicycle so that I could see the valley and the surrounding towns. Overall this experience is unrivaled in comparison to other retreats I’ve gone for classes.