Ground - Expand - Connect: A Pilates & Yoga Retreat

Monte Velho, Portugal

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Lila Rose Heller
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8 reviews
Jun 18 - 24, 2017
Group size: 1 - 30
Ground - Expand - Connect: A Pilates & Yoga Retreat
Monte Velho, Portugal

Lila Rose Heller
  • Email address verified
8 reviews

$1700
Jun 18 - 24, 2017
Group size: 1 - 30

About this trip

Join Lila Heller and Lea Udry for one week of Pilates and yoga classes at the beautiful Monte Velho Retreat Center in Monte Velho, Portugal. Enjoy one hour and a half Pilates class and one hour and a half yoga class per day as well as a variety of optional activities available at Monte Velho, including hiking, horseback riding, surfing, massage, music and more.


About Monte Velho:


From the top of the “Monte”, we become consciousness of the vast natural space around us, the strength of the elements in the region and the overwhelming beauty of one of the most, or perhaps last, secret places in the world. The ocean, the trees and hills, the animals and humans, one vision that puts us in the very center of the continuous beautiful and mighty universal cycles. Once a rural tourism center, Monte Velho has grown into its true essence and purpose as an Eco Retreat Center. A space to appreciate and bring to life the natural beauty of the environment and a chance to have a real and empowering experience, our connection to our roots and a way to discover our true nature.For a sneak peak of life at Monte Velho, check out this short video: https://vimeo.com/153089765.


About your instructors:


Lila Heller


Lila believes that when we feel good in our bodies we are inspired to do good in the world. Her goal is to help people move better, breathe better, and feel better in order to live a life they truly love. She infuses the principles of yoga, and mindfulness throughout her Pilates classes. Lila is trained in a variety of modalities, including Pilates ( Polestar, Integrated Teacher Training, Master Level), Parayoga, and Silvestre Dance Technique. She is also a certified NASM Personal Trainer, Ice Chamber-trained Kettlebell instructor, and R @ I Z-Health specialist.


Lea Udry


Fascinated by the interaction of body and mind, anatomy and energy, strength and stability, Lea embraces Pilates, dance, and yoga. Lea’s commitment is to inspire others to realize their own gifts and potential. She loves teaching and sharing her studies and teaches strong and dynamic classes, so that space for expansion can be created. At the same time she puts great emphasis on proper alignment and traditional practices such as pranayama and meditation. Lea is certified in Anusara Elements Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Pilates Matwork. She is also trained in Anatomy Trains in Motion and Slings and has several certifications in dance.


A note on pricing:


Guests will be entitled to a full refund less 10% of the total cost, with notice at least 60 days prior to the scheduled arrival date. With notice of cancellation 59 days or less from the scheduled arrival date, there will be a cancellation penalty of 25% for the total stay. There will be no refunds with notice of cancellation less than two weeks prior to arrival. Guests are responsible for all nights reserved at the rates reserved. There are no refunds or prorating for arriving late or leaving earlier than the reserved dates.


Travel information:


The closest airport is Faro (1.5 hours to Monte Velho), followed by Lisbon (3.5 hours to Monte Velho); transport from either airport to the retreat center can be arranged. A third option is arrival into Lagos by bus through RedeExpressos or EVABUS. Pickup can be arranged upon request from there. Note that travel from the U.S. to Portugal does not require a visa.

What’s included

-Accomodations

-Meals

-Classes

Not included

-Flights

-Shuttle transportation

Available Packages

Single room
$1700
Double room
$1450
Tripple / quad room
$1350
$1700

Single room
Past Trip

Itinerary

Meditate in paradise on Monte Velho's peaceful grounds

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Lila Rose Heller
8 reviews
Lila believes that when we feel good in our bodies, we are inspired to do good in the world. Her goal is to help people move better, breathe better and feel better to live a life they love. Lila has been teaching private and group Pilates since 2004. She is an internationally trained Pilates trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Hatha Yoga and Zhealth Practitioner. For more info on her certifications go to www.lilaheller.com/about.

Reviews

HR
This was my fourth Chacala retreat with Lila. Each year, it’s been the best week of my year. Lila is a brilliant and radiant teacher, as is Jorg. Mar de Jade is heart-stoppingly beautiful, the organic food is healthy and delicious, the sound of the ocean waves so restorative — and the friendships that form and deepen each year at this magical retreat even more so. Can’t wait for next year!
By Hannah Rabkin for Journey to The Heart on Mar 05, 2019
PZ
Lila's retreats are always special and Mar de Jade was no exception. The staff was efficient, friendly and very helpful. Food was excellent and the weather cooperated also. Lila and Joerg had good chemistry and I came back in a lot better shape than when I arrived. The folks in our group were awesome.....saw old friends and met new ones.
By Paul Zavattero for Journey to The Heart on Mar 05, 2019
KK
It was a great week. A magical place with lots of movement and great food my body needed. It was a great balance of classes and then free time to explore as we wished. Being right on the ocean was wonderful. Truly a fantastic journey to the heart.
By KERRIE KIMBALL for Journey to The Heart on Mar 01, 2019
Lila hosted and guided such a well organized, stress-free, and joy-filled retreat for all of the participants. Her skills as a personal trainer, pilates instructor, and yoga teacher all combined to make this a physically and emotionally rejuvenating experience.
By Nerissa Heller for Journey to The Heart on Feb 26, 2019
I had a wonderful weekend, filled with the space to move, love and heal. lila and shannon are healers and created the most organized, blissful and restful days. the food, sound bath, horses... do you need to say more???! so grateful for the experience. thank you!!! -kathy
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