Coming Home: A Late Summer Katonah Yoga and Self-Exploration Retreat

7645 Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

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Stefanie Grube
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Sep 23 - 30, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25
Coming Home: A Late Summer Katonah Yoga and Self-Exploration Retreat
7645 Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

Stefanie Grube
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Sep 23 - 30, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

with Steffi Grube & Anne Maria Popanda


Indian Summer – the perfect time of year to nurture yourself with Portugal’s golden rays of late summer sun and filling your personal inner ressources – to prepare yourself for autumn and winter. 


Aligned with the elements, we’ll dive deep within through excuisite Katonah Yoga classes and holistic self-exploration sessions based on bodywork, Gestalt therapy (The Here&Now Approach), dance (Contact Improvisation, Wave) and meditative practice.   


At the same time there is no better venue than the 275 acre farm „Cocoon“ with it’s oversized hammocks under old growth pines and fresh water lake to let the soul dangle and enjoy yourself with a glass of wine in solitude or good conversation. Or explore the breathtaking atlantic coast and white-washed villages nearby. 

About the facilitators

Steffi Grube is a Katonah Yoga Teacher from Cologne, Germany. She loves the combination of practical body input and intellectual information. She is curious about Chinese Medicine and how to heal your body, keep you balanced and listen to your own intelligent system. Steffi is also trained in Acupuncture. She is the co-founder of the yoga project „This is holy“ (thisisholy.de). When she isn't teaching yoga she writes radio features or is on a hunt for good decaf coffee. 


Anne Maria Popanda is a dedicated bodyworker, gestalt therapist, pedagodue, yoga & tantra teacher, dancer and passionate facilitator of sensuality, massage and self-exploration workshops. Travelling intensively for many years in India, Southeast Asia and Latin America she studied various traditions of healing, dedicating her path to the exploration of the complex interplay of body, mind and spirit. Her offerings combine know-how, wholeheartedness and fine intuition. 

Schedule

A light structure with Katonah Yoga morning classes and holistic self-exploration sessions in the afternoon. Supplying perfect balance between retreat and free time to find rest, build friendship or go on adventurous explorations. 

Focus

Connecting deeper to yourself, diving in body, mind and soul. Finding support and joy in the group, nature and spirit. Breathing. Moving. Restoring. 

Venue/ board & lodging

Cocoon is a stunning coastal farm & retreat center in Alentejo region about two hours drive from either Faro or Lisboa. It has two yoga shalas (in- and outdoor), a fresh water lake and a circus of wild chicken, goat, sheep and peacocks. The rooms – single/double/triple options – are clean, spacious and elegant, each opening to the outdoor courtyard. Special treat is the fresh, local farm-to-mouth food provided coming either directly from the property or nearby farms. A typical breakfast includes eggs, local fruit, Greek yogurt, homemade granola, local honey, homemade jam, slow-rise bread, and a daily tonic. Lunch is often a bowl; a base of ancient grains like farro, topped with avocado, roasted veggies, nori, or mixed greens. For dinner, expect Indian + Japanese curries, Mediterranean stews, legumes, rice, salad and dessert. Once a week the outdoor wood-fired oven is lit for pizza night! 

What’s included

  • 7 nights 8 days
    accommodation at COCOON PORTUGAL, located on a 275 acre farm situated on the Atlantic coast of Portugal, 3 organic farm to table meals a day including pizza night
  • 2 daily classes
    Katonah Yoga + Self-Exploration classes, please note: on the welcome day and on the day we leave 1 class
  • Transport
    to and from the retreat center
  • Wine/ eating out
    Wine (available to purchase at Cocoon)/ eating out (optional)
  • Surf lessons
    optional

Available Packages

Triple Room ensuite Bathroom EARLY BIRD
9 left

These are the largest rooms, with terra cotta tiles, wooden beam ceilings and a semi private terrace. You will share this room with two other guests. These rooms have a private bathroom. Please keep in mind that each booking is priced per person, not per room. Early bird till 12/31/22

€1,370
Deposit: €600
Double Room shared bathroom EARLY BIRD
6 left

These bright white rooms have gorgeous natural light and a simple but fresh feeling. The Bathroom is shared at the end of the hall with the other surrounding 3 rooms. You will share this room with one other guest. Please keep in mind that each booking is priced per person, not per room.  Early bird till 12/31/22

€1,370
Deposit: €600
Double Room ensuite bathroom EARLY BIRD
only 1 left

These rooms have terra cotta tiles and wooden beamed ceilings and a semi private terrace with a hammock. You will share this room with another guest - but you have your own bed. This room has a private bathroom just for the two of you. Please keep in mind that each booking is priced per person, not per room. Early bird till 12/31/22

€1,550
Deposit: €600
Single Room ensuite Bathroom EARLY BIRD
only 2 left

This is a charming private room with terra cotta tile floors and wooden beamed ceilings. This room has its own bathroom. Please keep in mind that each booking is priced per person, not per room. Early bird till 12/31/22

€1,880
Deposit: €600
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Stefanie Grube
Hi! I'm a Katonah Yoga Teacher from Cologne, Germany. I love the combination of practical body input and intellectual information. I'm curious about Chinese Medicine and how to heal bodies, keep you balanced and listen to your own intelligent system. I am also trained in Acupuncture. I am the co-founder of the yoga project „This is holy“ (thisisholy.de). When I'm not teaching yoga I write radio features or I am on a hunt for good decaf coffee.