Yoga & Feldenkrais Retreat, in Portugal

Sintra, Portugal

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Luciana Moraes
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Oct 7 - 12, 2019
Group size: 1 - 15
Yoga & Feldenkrais Retreat, in Portugal
Sintra, Portugal

Luciana Moraes
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€650
Deposit: €300
Oct 7 - 12, 2019
Group size: 1 - 15

About this trip

Set in the magic of the Sintra mountains and in walking distance from the Ocean, this holiday will provide tranquillity, inspiration and a strong boost in energy levels as we reap the priceless benefits of a regular yoga and Feldenkrais practice in a friendly atmosphere. All levels welcome.


Yoga, breathing and meditation practices will be lead by Masha, a yogi, rock climber, nature lover and certified Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement teacher.

Sample Program

Monday

Arrivals at location from 14h

5.30-6.30 pm - Feldenkrais

Welcome dinner


Tuesday

8.30-10:00 am - Yoga

Mountain & forest walk

5.30-6.30 pm - Feldenkrais

Optional: Sunset tea and windmill restaurant*


Wednesday

8.30-10:00 am - Yoga

Coastal walk

5.30-6.30 pm - Feldenkrais

Vegetarian dinner


Thursday

8.30-10:00 am - Yoga

Free day


Friday

8.30-10:00 am - Yoga

Historic Sintra outing

5.30-6.30 pm - Feldenkrais

Vegetarian goodbye meal


Saturday

Breakfast and Departures


* evening meals out come as an extra cost

The Yoga and Feldenkrais Program

The program is appropriate for all levels from total beginners to seasoned yoga/ Feldenkrais students.  You’ll be in a safe and loving environment, receiving individualised attention.  


We will have one invigorating morning yoga practice of 90min., and an afternoon lesson in Awareness Through Movement (Feldenkrais) of 60min. This practice is very gentle and is geared towards improving posture, alignment and your general wellbeing. 


By the end of our retreat you will feel deeply recharged and renewed: physically, emotionally & in spirit.


The attendance to the yoga program and all activities is optional. If there is a morning you prefer to sleep in or an afternoon you would rather stay at the beach than come to class, that's ok! Whatever makes you feel best, please do that.

Accommodation

Our lodging is perfectly set between the sea and the mountains: it is in walking distance of 3 breathtaking beaches and offers stunning views of the Serra de Sintra, a Unesco World Heritage site. Nearby we find picturesque fishing villages and the famous Cabo da Roca, Europe’s most Westerly point.


The StarPine Lodge is a cozy villa with double and twin-share rooms that are light, spacious and comfortable. The lush garden, swimming pool, and chill-out space gives everyone the chance to get to know each other and connect in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Meals

Meals include a breakfast buffet with fresh juices, a daily lunch pack to take with you wherever you go, as well as fresh fruit and tea throughout the day. We will also have 3 vegetarian evening meals.

We’ve made a point of leaving two evenings free for you to explore the local area and sample the local cuisine and culture, as there are many great typical restaurants nearby. Alternatively, there is also a well-equipped common kitchen for those who like to cater for their own special needs.

Activities

These are optional and depending on the weather and guest preferences may include:

  • Nature walks – find inner peace along the fishermen’s coastal trail and the mystical Sintra forest
  • Portuguese lesson – enjoy fun language learning for beginners
  • Cultural outings to Sintra or nearby fishing villages
  • Sunset tea at a spectacular viewpoint
  • Fado music and drinks
  • Reflection session with an inspiring documentary
  • Local village festivities and celebrations

Other activities that can be booked on location at an extra charge are: 

  • relaxation massages
  • surfing
  • wine tasting excursion
  • painting/arts
  • cooking workshop with Eva Bellas
  • mountainbike 
  • rock climbing

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    5 nights accommodation
  • Classes
    daily yoga and Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes
  • Daily activities
  • Breakfast
    breakfast buffet; lunch pack, fresh fruits and tea all day
  • Dinner
    3 delicious vegetarian dinners by Chef Extraordinaire Eva Bellas
  • Extras
    orientation kit (map and tips on what to do and where to go)
  • Amenities
    pool, garden, chill-out-lounge, common kitchen
  • Beaches
    walking distance to 3 breathtaking beaches
  • Flights
    You will need to arrange your own flights
  • 2 Dinners
    Tuesday and Saturday dinners are not included. However, we will be happy to suggest restaurants according to your preferences.
  • Travel Insurance
    Not included
  • Extra Activities
    Any activity not mentioned on the program is not included

Available Packages

Shared twin, shared bathroom
€650
Deposit: €300
Shared twin, ensuite bathroom
€750
Deposit: €300
Single, shared bathroom
€880
Deposit: €300
Single, ensuite bathroom (limited)
€980
Deposit: €300
€650
Deposit: €300

Shared twin, shared bathroom

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Luciana Moraes
Luciana is the founder of www.findingthebliss.com and www.kross-link.com, both platforms for blissful holidays and retreats. Both projects are fuelled by her passion for travel, yoga, ethical living, self development, writing and sharing experiences and knowledge. Luciana partners with credible professionals in various fields to present unforgettable and transformational experiences.