Yoga Meditation Retreat
June, 1st-5th 2022

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Join Us This Summer for 5 Days of Pure Bliss!

  • A unique place both inspiring and invigorating, surrounded by nature and 20 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean (Vicentine Coast near Aljezur)

  • Exceptional food: 100% Vegan and 100% Organic

  • 1 individual consultation to assess your expectations and be able to adapt the practices to your needs

  • 8 Practices (90 to 120 minutes) combining postures, breathing techniques (prānāyāma) and mindful meditation

  • 3 thematic workshops (90 minutes each) to deepen your experience and your practice

  • An authentic “slow life” experience within the Essência Community who is hosting us

  • Walks and hiking trails in the heart of nature accessible from your terrace

Cost & Practical Information

Price per person includes full board accommodation and yoga lessons. Transportation to Aljezur and other expenses during the stay are the responsibility of the participants. However we will help coordinating shared transportation from Lisbon upon requests.

Stay in a room in the farmhouse:

  • Shared double room (2 or 3 people / 2 or 3 separate beds) with bathroom: 800€.

  • Single room with bathroom: 1,180€.

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Glamping option:

Deepen your experience & choose to be in complete fusion with nature! We are extremely fortunate to be able to propose, in partnership with the inspiring Nomadshala team, a stay in deluxe yurt-type tents: 3m in height, 25m2 in surface area, private wooden deck, hotel-type organic cotton mattresses, tents installed on the estate next to Yoga Shala, in a magical place by the river among the trees (see photos):

  • Shared accommodation in Deluxe Tent (2 persons / 2 beds) with outdoor shower and shared toilets facilities: 640€.

  • Single accommodation in Deluxe Tent (1 double bed / 1 person) with outdoor shower and shared toilets facilities: 780€.

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Your yoga retreat Program

Wednesday

14h-17h – Arrival & Check in

18h – Opening ceremony and welcoming practice, followed by dinner.

Thursday through Saturday

7h30 – 90′ Morning flow
(We will have one Sunrise practice during the stay a little earlier than 7h30)

9h – Breakfast

10h – 90′ Thematic workshops (Vegan Cuisine, permaculture, massages, yoga postures A to Z, yoga philosophie)

12h30 – Vegan Lunch

*Free Time*Walk*Swim*Read*Rest*Massages

18h – 90′ Yoga, Prānāyāma & Meditation Practice with Céline

20h – Vegan Dinner

Sunday

7h30 – Morning Practice & Closing Ceremony. Brunch. Check out.

The place

We are welcomed in an exclusive place, close to nature, nested in 20 hectares of native forest, in the countryside of Aljezur. Most part of the site is off 4G network which will allow you to take a REAL break. This unique site is just a short drive from the breathtaking and unspoiled beaches of the southwest Algarve and the famous trails of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park.

The Essencia center which welcomes us is a beautiful community project born from the desire to live in harmony with nature. It offers a magical setting for a magnificent and inspiring stay in nature, far from the hectic pace of modern life. We feel very lucky they have accepted to host us for our next Yoga retreat in Portugal.

Faro is the nearest airport and it’s about an hour’s drive away. If you come from Lisbonne, there are daily connections by bus from Lisbon to Aljezur.

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Your Teachers

  • Céline is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist, certified in the Krishnamacharya tradition (RYS500 Yoga Alliance and Institut Français du Yoga). Her classes and workshops are always geared towards well-being and personal development. She offers traditional integrative practices, mixing postures, prānayama, mantra, philosophy and meditation.

  • Joséphine, yoga teacher passionate about movement and well-being. Her teaching style ranges from dynamic creative flows to restorative meditative practices. She will guide energising and detoxifying morning practices. Josephine is also trained in wellness and therapeutic massages. She will be offering Swedish-inspired body massages (focus on muscle tensions) and a Japanese facial massage (anti-aging, relaxing and energising technique).

Booking & Cancellation Policy

  • A 30% deposit is requested to secure your slot fo this Yoga retreat in Portugal. Balanced 70% will be due 1 month prior the beginning of the retreat.

  • Cancellation policy:

    • In the event of a cancellation up to 2 months before the start of the stay, the deposit will be refunded less €80 management fees.

    • In the event of cancellation on your part less than 2 months before the start of the stay, the deposit will not be refundable, whatever the reason for the cancellation. We invite you to take travel insurance if you wish to cover any possible risks.

    • In the event that the retreat is canceled by us, the deposit will be refunded in full.