7 Days "Living in The Flow of Life" Yoga Retreat in South Portugal

Monchique, Portugal

CG
Carina Greweling
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Sep 30 - Oct 6, 2018
Group size: 10-16
7 Days "Living in The Flow of Life" Yoga Retreat in South Portugal
Monchique, Portugal

Carina Greweling
  • Email address verified

€690
Deposit: €300
Sep 30 - Oct 6, 2018
Group size: 10-16

About this trip

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside, when it is inside " ― Baghavan Sri Ramana Maharshi


Nestled in green mountains of Serra de Monchique in the Algarve. Serra the Monchique is known for its healing thermal water, medicinal plants, pure air and lush green landscapes. The Retreat Center offers a stunning view over Portugal's southern coast and the Atlantic Ocean and is just 20 minutes away from pristine beaches.


Come and join us at this seven day personal journey, transform your body and mind with yoga, dance, music, meditation & pranayama. Feel the vibrations of a gong bath & singing bowl concert through your body and let your chakras get balanced.


Our aim is to give you the space to relax and the tools to inspire, enhancing your connection to the world around you and the world within you, leading to greater health, well-being, and mindfulness. 

The combination of idyllic and quiet surroundings, healthy nutrition and a balanced retreat program creates a healing, unique and holistic experience for you.


More information about the Retreat leader:

www.naturopathyparis.com

RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daily yoga classes (vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, alignment yoga)
  • Daily meditation classes 
  • Pranayama and mantra singing
  • Singing bowl concert and gong bath 
  • Healthy, delicious food 
  • Dance workshop
  • 7 days with instruction in English (Carina speaks French, German and English)


SKILL LEVEL

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Each yoga & meditation practice is specifically designed to complement your experience.

TYPES OF YOGA

Vinyasa Yoga: a dynamique yoga style that combines movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next.

Aligned Flow Yoga: Iyengar inspired alignment combined with the sequencing of Vinyasa.

Yin Yoga: a slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time to calm the mind and stretch the body.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Carina Greweling lived in India and was trained in the traditional ashtanga vinyasa voga in Mysore and trained regularly at the world famous BKS Iyengar Institute in Mumbai. She trained at the Yoga Institute Mumbai, the oldest Yoga school in the world, as well. Her experience is therefore influenced by different styles of voga. In her retreats she teaches vinyasa yoga, aligned flow yoga and yin yoga. She studies Buddhist teachings and is a passionate ecstatic dance practitioner.
Besides working as a yoga teacher she is a naturopath and practises Chinese medicine and craniosacrale therapy in her practice in Paris. How the body and mind works and the different causes of diseases, fascinated her from early age. This knowledge influences her retreats and helps to create a holistic experience for you. 

More information: www.naturopathyparis.com 

RETREAT LOCATION

Karuna Retreat Center is located in the green mountains of Serra de Monchique in the Algarve. This region is known for its healing thermal water, medicinal plants, pure air and lush green landscapes. The quiet and remote retreat location offers a stunning view over Portugal's southern coast and the Atlantic Ocean. 

Karuna is amongst one of the most secluded and silent places in this area and is home to a variety of local flora and fauna. The Retreat Center’s property is isolated and perfect for those in search of silence, seclusion and peace. 


Highlights of Karuna Retreat Center 

  • Large meditation & yoga hall with wooden floors and a view over the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Small meditation hall for those who need more quietness and a smaller space for mediation. 
  • Dining hall with a view.
  • A lake to refresh 
  • Labyrinth garden
  • Treatments (massage, reiki, etc.) can be booked on-site

Things to do 

  • The thermal spa of Villa Termal das Caldas de Monchique is 10 min (by car) away. 
  • 20 minutes (by car) away from pristine beaches
  • Hiking, climbing, jogging, walking

Food


We prepare 3 vegetarian meals a day, a mixture of Indian and Portuguese cuisine. We can also prepare vegan meals for those who request it in advance. We only use local products and whenever it is possible we try to use fresh products from our vegetable garden. Gluten and lactose-free options available. 


Sample Daily Menu


Breakfast
 

Herbal tea and juice
 

Homemade warm porridge (oats, millet, quinoa or rice)
 

Jams, honey and local brown breads
 

Cow, soy, oat/rice milk
 

Fresh fruits
 

Infused water, herbal teas and coffee


Lunch
 

Seasoned vegetables
 

Whole-grain cereals (quinoa, rice, couscous, etc.)
 

Salad variation (lettuce, cucumber, tomato, carrots, celery, beetroot, etc)
 

Eggs, beans, lentils, tofu


Dinner

Homemade soups
 

Seasoned vegetables
 

Local brown breads with spreads


The following foods are included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (water, tea)

The following dietary requirement(s) are served

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free 
  • Lactose Free

Please communicate special dietary requirements when making a reservation.

WELLNESS TREATMENTS

Treatments include Reiki, head and face massage and Tibetan singing bowl session (can be booked on site).

Other treatments can be  booked in the nearby Spa:

http://www.monchiquetermas.com/hotel-overviewhtml

SOCIAL PROJECT

By your participation you also support a social project in India
www.naturopathyparis.com/charity

WHAT´S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation - Bed in a shared room or single room
  • Food - Three delicious and healthy vegetarian or vegan meals each day, snacks
  • Courses and events - Please see agenda below

WHAT´S NOT INCLUDED

  • Transport to the accommodation (for an additional fee)
  • Please inform us if you require gluten-free meals or any other dietary considerations

RETREAT CENTER ADDRESS

Centro de Retiros Karuna

Apartado 1 

8550 Monchique, Portugal

GPS location: 37.301188, -8.520400

PACKING LIST

-Yoga and exercise clothing (multiple pairs)

- Yoga mat

-Swimsuit (if you want to go to the beach or use the lake on-site)

-Casual clothing (layers)

-Journal and pen

-A good book or two

-Sunscreen and bug repellent

-Camera

-Chargers / converter or adapter

-Quick dry towel

-Hat / cover up

-Toiletries (bring soap / shampoo etc.)

-Cash for gratuities, purchases, optional treatments

CANCELLATION POLICY

A deposit of 50% of the retreat price is required to hold your reservation and is not refundable. The balance is due and must be received 60 days prior to the first day of the retreat. For a 75% refund of the remainder, cancellation must be made 30 full days prior to retreat's start date, otherwise no refund can be made. 

We reserves the right to cancel this retreat if either 

a) the minimum group size (10 participants) is not met at least 30 days prior to its start date or 

b) circumstances beyond its control make travel to the destination infeasible (e.g., weather or political disturbances). 

Unfortunately, refunds for participants' travel-related expenses are not possible in either case; it is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance! We recommend you to book a travel insurance with wetravel.com (you will get it offered in the payment process). 



Before you go

Do you need a flight? Contact info@wetravel.to for recommendations.

Do you have a valid passport?

Do you need a travel insurance? Contact info@wetravel.to 

Available Packages

Shared double room - Early bird
only 3 left

Early bird price available until August 1st

The rooms are located in the main house. The main house is a traditional stone house dating from 1950. Most rooms have a splendid view over the southern coast of the Algarve. The rooms are simple and comfortable. Shared toilets / shower.

Early bird price until 1st of August 2018

€ 690.-/ for shared room; then € 750.-/

A downpayment of 300€ is necessary to book your place. The rest is paid on site.

€690
Deposit: €300
Single room - Early bird
only 3 left

Early bird price available until August 1st

The rooms are located in the main house. The main house is a traditional stone house dating from 1950. Most rooms have a splendid view over the southern coast of the Algarve. The rooms are simple and comfortable. Shared toilets / shower.

Early bird price until 1st of August 2018

€ 820.-/ for shared room; then € 880.-/

A downpayment of 400€ is necessary to book your place. The rest is paid on site.

€820
Deposit: €400
Wooden cabin - Early bird
only 3 left

Early bird price until 1st of August 2018

There are 3 cabins for single use located near the lake and a little bit away from the main house. These are ideal for those in search of more seclusion. Wooden cabins share common showers and toilets.

Early bird price until 1st of August 2018

€ 820.-/ for shared room; then € 880.-/

A downpayment of 400€ is necessary to book your place. The rest is paid on site.

€820
Deposit: €400
€690
Deposit: €300

Shared double room - Early bird

Itinerary

Retreat Schedule
Living in the Flow of Life

SUNDAY

  • 15:30 Arrival
  • 17:00 Welcome round 
  • 17:30 Yin yoga
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Meditation

MONDAY - FRIDAY


Daily Schedule

  • 15:30 Arrival
  • 17:00 Welcome round 
  • 07:30 Wake up, herbal tea, light snack 
  • 08:00 Pranayama, meditation, yoga (vinyasa, yin or aligned yoga)
  • 09:45 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Group work/discussion for an hour 
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 Free time
  • 18:00 Yoga (vinyasa, yin or aligned yoga)
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Meditation & mindfulness 

Retreat Highlights

  • Singing bowl concert and gong bath (Tibetan Bowl) 
  • Healthy, delicious food 
  • Dance workshop

SATURDAY

  • 07:30 Wake up, herbal tea, light snack 
  • 08:00 Pranayama, meditation, yoga 
  • 09:30 Light breakfast
  • 11:30 Closing circle & departure

TYPES OF YOGA

Vinyasa Yoga: a dynamique yoga style that combines movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next.

Aligned Flow Yoga: Iyengar inspired alignment combined with the sequencing of Vinyasa.

Yin Yoga: a slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time to calm the mind and stretch the body.

Your Organizer


CG
Carina Greweling
A passionate yoga teacher is looking forward to me you! Besides working as a yoga teacher and naturopath I love to experience different forms of movement like ecstatic dance, yoga, rowing, jogging and hiking. As well I am exploring always new parts of our beautiful world, meeting new cultures and open my mind to new aspects.