During our week together you will have the chance to experience European cultures such as exceptional home cooked meals, quiet evenings around the campfire and bright starry night skies. On our journey together you will have ample amounts of time to slow down and enjoy the simple life, retreat dates are September 21 – 28, 2019.
Our venue for the week is a countryside home called, Monte da Orada. Monte da Orada is one of the oldest buildings on documented records to stand in this beautiful region. The name Orada means “prayed for” and legend goes that many people came to this sacred place to rest, heal and recall their positive energy.
Imagine waking up to the sounds of nature outside this authentic Portuguese mountain home. Each morning we will practice yoga in Sangha as a way to center ourselves and remind ourselves of who we are and what our life’s purpose is. The practices of power yoga, meditation, kirtan chanting, self-inquiry, and the use of essential oils help to peel away layers of pain, hurt, blame and sadness and helps bring in joy, vitality, prana and a refreshing sense of self. Plan to sweat, smile, laugh, dance and feel.
After physical yoga practice, you will have the afternoons to explore the nearby hiking trails, swim in the refreshing pool or visit one of the fantastic beaches for a surf lesson. If you want the simpler day after class, you can relax in the sunshine with a book or take a nap in any of the mediation spaces provided in our humble abode.
Most evenings we will close out with a restorative yoga class to rest your mind, body, and soul. These classes may consist of yin yoga, yoga nidra, kundalini yoga, yoga philosophy or sessions on how to incorporate essential oils into your daily routine to increase your vitality, create peaceful sleep or promote focus.
Your soul’s investment includes seven nights accommodations and three meals a day at Monte da Orada, round-trip transportation to and from the Lisbon (LIS) airport plus the yoga program. We will also be adventuring midweek to the gorgeous southern beaches of Portugal for a day trip of site seeing as a group. All extracurricular activities are optional; this week is designed for you to listen to your intuition, follow your gut and ask your heart which sessions would suit me best to attend. Nothing is mandatory, giving you the freedom to guide yourself.
Your home for the week is a private suite, shared room or dorm room that were constructed using traditional adobe materials.
There are also outdoor arrangements such as a classical Teepee or Treehouse for the nature folks. These rooms have dry toilets and outdoor cold showers.
Enjoy peaceful evenings by watching the spectacular sunsets from the rooftop terrace with new friends that start to feel like family.
$500 non-refundable deposit secures your space for this self-care empowerment retreat. Final payment is due 90 days before retreat start date.
These rooms are cozy friendly and share an inside bathroom.
Shared Bungalow, Teepee or Treehouse space. Great for Nature lovers. These units share a Dry Toilet, similar to an outhouse. There is also an outdoor Cold Shower space. Please bring proper clothing if slumbering in one of the outdoor spaces.
Shared room with private bathroom and kitchenette. You will be assigned with one other yogi or a requested roommate of your choice.
Single room with private bathroom and kitchenette.
9:30am Yoga Practice
6:00pm Yoga Practice
Typically there is 1-2 nights without an evening practice and one free day for excursions after an earlier am practice.