Goddess in Portugal

Sintra, Portugal

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GLOW Yoga Retreats
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9 reviews
Jul 15 - 20, 2019
Group size: 6 - 14
Goddess in Portugal
Sintra, Portugal

GLOW Yoga Retreats
  • Mobile phone verified
9 reviews

$1595
Deposit: $700
Jul 15 - 20, 2019
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip

Immerse your senses in Mother Nature’s splendor on a retreat nestled in the coastal sanctuary of Sintra, Portugal. 
Together, we will dive deeply into the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the yoga practice amongst pristine landscapes.
Join us for a modern yet minimalistic sense of barefoot luxury at Dreamsea Portugal Surf House!

10% of the proceeds from this retreat will be donated to Go Light Our World (GLOW)’s solar projects across the globe. Not only will you be investing in a life-changing experience for yourself in a beautiful location; but you will also be giving back to impoverished communities around the world, as well.  For more information: www.GLOWyogaretreats.com


Please note this is an ALL WOMEN event.

What’s included

  • Luxury Accomodation
    Dreamsea Surf House in Sintra, Portugal
  • Daily Yoga
    variety of styles
  • Daily Meditation
    variety of techniques
  • Intensive Workshops
    arm balance/inversion, back bends/open heart, mala making, bhavinization
  • Food
    ALL MEALS (vegan)
  • Shuttle to Beach
    included transport to beach (5 minutes)
  • Airfare
    check skyscanner.com for great deals!
  • Traveler's Insurance
    highly recommended!
  • Visa
    tourist visa is not provided
  • Additional Transport
    shuttles to beach (about $7 one way), or other attractions
  • Surf Lessons
    lessons and board rentals can be arranged and paid directly to instructors/surf schools
  • Additional Excursions
    anything other than excursions listed above
  • Medical
    vaccination and/or any medical needs are not included in price
  • Drinks
    we provide coffee, tea and drinking water only
  • Airport Transfer
    This can be arranged through the resort.

Itinerary

Day 1 (July 15)
Arrival and Acclimation

***Transport can be arranged from Lisbon to Dreamsea Surf House


3:00 pm: Check in Dreamsea Surf House

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Free Time

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Gentle Flow with Kayla

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GLOW Yoga Retreats
9 reviews
GLOW Yoga Retreats are holistic experiences designed to support charitable initiatives around the world through mindful action. Partial or total proceeds from each event are donated to Go Light Our World (GLOW) or Kindred Connection, in an effort to cultivate compassion for the Earth and all living beings. ​Join the movement. ​

Reviews

PN
Everything about this trip and experience with GLOW Yoga was uplifting. Overall, Villa Mandala, Surf Maroc, and their staff (especially Caz and Miriam) were incredible and attentive, finding answers to our many requests. The chefs did an excellent job serving us three vegan meals a day with lunches to go while we were out on our adventures! Surf Maroc sent drivers for us on various occasions and were happy to help arrange any service from surfing lessons to massage. We loved the villa, the pool, and the shala just as much as we liked going out on excursions that Surf Maroc set up like Paradise Valley. The daily yoga and meditation were some of the most connected I've been to myself in a long time. It was so healing, humbling, and necessary to be the student for a week and not the teacher. Kayla's verbiage takes you to another place when she's cuing and Aubry's fiercely loving meditations hold space for hearts to open. I learned so much more than asana. Thank you for all of it!
By Parham Neal-Pishko for Goddess in Morocco on Jun 24, 2019
Amazing. Great food. Beautiful aesthetic.
By Melanie Maglieri for Goddess in Morocco on Jun 18, 2019
I had an amazing time volunteering! It was a bit unorganized at times with pick ups and getting to the clinic, but that’s understandable for it being the first project. I loved staying at lotus shores. The yoga was fantastic, the food was amazing, and it was so peaceful. Everyone I met was so wonderful and made the whole experience even better. The volunteering aspect was so rewarding and I loved being able to be a part of such an amazing cause. Overall it was an amazing experience and I’m very greateful to have been a part of it! Thank you :)
Extremely grateful to have found this trip via Kayla and Kindred Connection, but this particular week was extremely unorganized...this was the feedback felt by other folks during the week as well. Mix-up with the volunteer dates: most people anticipated the project ending on October 31 (not the actual October 30) this can alter flights, accomodation, your deposit and balance due. Kindred Connection Street Dog (& Cat) majorly lacks monetary transparency. From volunteer sign up costs, money raised online, to local donations at registration desks - none of it is calculated and posted for transparency: this really confused me as I was chased and shamed for money after thoroughly communicating in advance my change in volunteering dates - there needs to be 100% transparency when running an NGO as this is the major issue with all of them globally. There wasn't much work to do when there wasn't a clinic day which can be frustrating for folks who show up really wanting to contribute. It wasn't specified in the description that there would be specific clinic days (the dates and village locations are organized on posters and advertised online and in the towns, so look out for them on instagram (@puppypuddlesiargao) and be sure to show up on and around the surgery clinic days) It seemed like more work could have been organized beforehand for volunteers during the days when the pop-up spay/neuter clinics were not active. There also isn't any mention on WeTravel of the two major animal foundations that Kindred Connection is partnering with locally - Philippine Pet Birth Control Center Foundation (the veterinarians from Manila) and Puppy Puddle Siargao. There isn't any wish list posted and if you ask via email in advance you're asked just to bring cash donation. If you are traveling from a developed country, it is very easy and cheap to bring crucial materials like; an animal specific shaving razor, surgery instruments, gauze, medical tape, surgery drapes and the like....even collars and leashes would really be useful to bring and donate as many locals do not have the money for leash and collar for their pets and it's MUCH safer to have these on the animals while they are waiting for surgery and when waking up after surgery. I spent most of my time with the doctors and was told they desperately need certain items as their tools rust & burn out quickly and are all usually donated second hand as they are expensive on these islands. Cash is spent for vaccines, syringes, veterinary flights, food etc. This was extremely frustrating to learn - i could have brought a lot of these items from NYC, if only a wish list was researched & prepared in advance! Lastly, although we sign a waiver with the risks involved, it should be reiterated in the WeTravel description and in email to have at minimum, your anti-rabies and tetanus shot vaccination up to date. The work is super risky even if you are comfortable working with animals in stressful situations. Much love, DZ
CG
This trip was magical! Before this retreat I had practiced yoga maybe 4 hours my entire life. Kayla and Cait made me feel welcomed and confident. Through their empowering sessions I was able to push my body in ways I never thought possible. All of the women at the retreat were incredible. The atmosphere was one filled with love happiness and trust. I felt free to come as I was, shed parts of me that I no longer needed, and grow. This is a truly life changing experience that I have not stopped recommending to anyone who will listen. Kayla created a sanctuary where all were welcomed and no one left the same. I am already counting down until next year!
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