Off the shelf courses

Mindful Conversations®

Mindful Conversations®: Creating Relationships That Work®

Dates in 2018 TBD

Featuring Judith Bell, MS and Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D.
with Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT and Larry Cammarata, Ph.D.

Located in the beautiful mountains of Asturias, Spain.

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Mindfulness practice, Qigong, and hiking in the fresh mountain air.

Our retreat is located in Asturias, Spain's best kept secret and home to Hotel Fuentes de Lucía, an ideal mountain retreat, which is an oasis of serenity that is located within Las Ubiñas-La Mesa Nature Reserve, a pristine biosphere reserve that has a rich cultural heritage. Surrounded by dramatic peaks, deep gorges, and crystal clear rivers, you will breathe in the pure mountain air, relax your body, calm your mind, and stretch your limbs. When we held our first retreat in Asturias during 2015, we were captivated by the breathtaking beauty and pristine nature.

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Begin the day with morning qigong (mindful movement) practice followed by a hearty breakfast in the main dining room, before the day's hiking adventure unfolds. We will walk beautiful mountain trails, accompanied by a friendly and knowledgeable guide who will fill our days with an inspiring blend of scenic hiking, historical insights, traditional experiences, and wonderful food. We will also explore the landscape of mindful conversations that create satisfying relationships.

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Retreat Includes:

  • Beautiful mountain view accommodations with WIFI
  • Daily hikes with an expert guide
  • Breakfast, dinner, and most lunches are included.
  • Classes with Judith Bell, MS and Daniel Ellenberg, PhD
  • Mindfulness and mindful movement (Qigong) classes with Larry Cammarata, Ph.D.
  • 7.5 Continuing Education Credits available for qualified professionals (healthcare and massage).
  • Optional yoga classes with Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT
  • Transfer included from Oviedo, Spain and back to Oviedo.


  • Touring the Ubiñas Mountains, part of the Cordillera Cantábrica Mountain range
  • Walking along chestnut tree groves connecting small, rural villages
  • Visiting Somiedo National Park, a seldom-visited park that is one of Spain's most beautiful settings
  • Hiking along the northern Cantabrian coast

The retreat is open to everyone, with continuing education credits provided to qualified professionals, including Professional Counselors, LCSWs, Licensed Psychologists, Registered Nurses, and Massage Therapists.

Our daily walking tours with a local guide support you in walking at your preferred pace and distance.

Limited to 16 participants.

Please plan now to join us in Spain!

About the Instructors:

Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT & Larry Cammarata, PhD have been teaching mindful movement practices for over 20 years. Linda specializes in the healing benefits of yoga, qigong, and meditation as applied to self-regulation for stress, mood, and sleep management. Her classes are uplifting and supportive. Larry is a clinical psychologist practicing in Asheville, North Carolina who specializes in mindfulness-based psychotherapy and education. His work on mindful movement was presented at the 11th Annual International Scientific Conference of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. He is an instructor of Taijiquan and Qigong who has received advanced training in China and in the US. Both Linda and Larry teach at yoga teacher training programs and lead international mindfulness-oriented retreats.

Judith Bell, MS & Daniel Ellenberg, PhD are a long time married couple and co-authors of Lovers for Life: Creating Lasting Passion, Trust, and True Partnership. They are licensed therapists, organizational consultants and trainers, leadership coaches, and group facilitators. Judith is the founder and they are both principles in Rewire Leadership Institute®, an organization that focuses on helping people in public and private businesses connect awareness, authenticity, and compassion with higher productivity and satisfaction. They are co-founders of Relationships That Work®, an organization that supports people in developing personal relationships with greater fulfillment, meaning, trust, and fun. Together, they developed Resilience Dynamics®, a body of work and a training course taught at NASA Space Flight Centers. They also maintain private coaching and therapy practices.








Registration and Fee Information:

  • $2,250.00 if paying by check or $2,350.00 if paying by credit card. This fee is in USD per person for double occupancy room.
  • Airfare is NOT included.
  • To register and pay via check, please email Linda Cammarata at [email protected] or call +1 828 712 8421



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