Retreat Weeks

Rainbows on your Eyelashes

Yoga Teacher: Vonetta Winter

Vonetta's 2018 Retreats:  April 8 & 15, May 20 & 27, June 3 & 10, July 1, Oct 21

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Being enclosed by the gentle rolling green hills of the Portuguese Forests easily invites our attention inward away from the normal concerns of daily life, heightening our awareness of our more intuitive or creative capacities. Released from the bombardment of modern stimuli, the countryside softens us and we become more conscious of our experience in each moment, fostering a childlike joy in the now, in the play of light through a window, through a Forest or through our own eyelashes.

As we take our early Morning walks we become more attentive to the details of the Forest, the texture of stone or the smell of the woodland floor underfoot.  We earn and give ourselves the time to observe the changing nature of the light at Morning Yoga Practice and Evening Sunset Practice. The silence and noises of the countryside provide the natural soundtrack to Guided Meditation as we enlighten our imaginations through contemplation of the Chakra System.

The heat of the midday sun on our backs while dangling feet in a cold running stream rejuvenates us. Medicated therapeutic or relaxing oil massage soothes away the accumulated muscular aggravations as we become more connected to the intuitive, mysterious, and not easily verbalized aspects of ourselves so that we may return to our lives with a little less tension and with a little more delight.

Prices: 800€ in a Soulpad belle tent in the forest, 900€ in a shared cottage couple sharing private roomi. 1200€ for a private double bedroom as single occupancy. 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more. 

Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest
  • 5 Morning Yoga and Pranayama Classes
  • 4 Afternoon Sessions exploring the Bandhas and Meditation, guided Shavasana and Partner Yoga
  • Half hour private health consultation
  • One hour Body Harmonising massage - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
  • Additional treatments available from our therapists for 80€ per 90 minutes

Cultivate Contentment

Yoga Teacher: Vonetta Winter

Vonetta's 2018 Retreats:  April 8 & 15, May 20 & 27, June 3 & 10, July 1, Oct 21

Being cared for on retreat in a family home; having a simple and comfortable space to rest; wholesome food to nourish; revitalizing mud for the skin; experienced therapists to ease away persistent aches and pains; good company with time for meaningful conversation; silence and opportunity for reflection; early morning walks and late afternoon swims; visits to remote country villages, sampling the local fair. All of these things makes it just a little easier for those of us feeling stressed out and pulled in all directions, to feel restored. 

A retreat encourages us to foster expectations in harmony with our experiences so that a more peaceful or blissful state, contentment, can arise.  Daily Morning Yoga Classes designed to challenge your strength, flexibility and stamina will be broken down into easily accessible steps so that the complete beginner along with the more advanced Practioner can both experience the contentment that yoga posture practice encourages.  This Dynamic and Yin Yoga inspired week is aimed at broadening our hearts, opening our hips, and finally lengthening our limbs and spine so that we may walk a little taller in our lives, contentedly guided by each and every moment of life and each and every breath. 

Price: 800€ each per week in a Soulçpad belle tent in the forest. 900€ for a place in shared cottage or for couples or friends sharing a private bedoom. 1200€ for single occupancy of a private double bedroom. 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more.  Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest
  • 5 Morning Yoga and Pranayama Classes
  • 4 Afternoon Sessions exploring the Bandhas and Meditation, guided Shavasana and Partner Yoga
  • Half hour private health consultation
  • One hour Body Harmonising massage - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
  • Additional treatments available from our therapists for 80€ per 90 minutes

This Yoga Life with Tashi Dawa

An intensive Yoga retreat with Tashi Dawa

2018 Retreats: March 18-24, March 25-31, April  1-7 

Moving the body with awareness and experiencing the rhythmic breath allows us to move into a state of ease, space and a willingness to surrender. We naturally release from tension as we witness the transformation of doubt, agitation and stagnant energy when we embrace yoga as a life practice. This retreat will focus on how we can use our yoga practice to expand our centre, to live with steady ease, to create the platform for more skillful action in all aspects of our life. Drawing on philosophy, nature, creativity and human experience Tashi encourages the group to creatively explore their experience of yoga.

Prices: From 800€ to 1200€ each per week 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more.  Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest
  • 5 Morning Yoga and Pranayama Classes
  • 4 Afternoon Sessions exploring the Bandhas and Meditation, guided Shavasana and Partner Yoga
  • Half hour private health consultation 
  • One hour Body Harmonising massage - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
  • Additional treatments available from our therapists for 80€ per 90 minutes

Flow with Fleur

Yoga teacher: Fleur van Hille

2018 Retreat dates: April 29 - May 5, Jul 29 - Aug 4, Aug 12-18

The hectic pace of life for many of us these days asks a lot of our 'head'. Getting caught up in our thoughts can make life difficult, it moves us away from our true selves and we might even forget what we really want in life. Instead of nourishing these restless thoughts, we invite you to open and listen to your heart. Maybe suddenly life is not so confusing anymore.

This week, music and nature will lead us the way. As music touches the soul, we will flow our yoga practice on inspiring vibrations. We will become aware of our breath and how it influences our being. Away from our daily routine, out in the beautiful natural landscape of this valley in Portugal, with nourishing food and therapeutic massage, let’s flow!

Fleur's website  Cosmic Flow.

Price: 900€ in shared cottage or for couples sharing a private room. 800€ for Ninja Suite or a Soulpad. 1200€ for single occupancy in a private room or 1100€ in double Soulpad. 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more. Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest
  • 5 Morning Yoga Flow classes to music
  • 4 Afternoon Sessions on pranayama, guided meditation and partner yoga
  • Half hour private health consultation 
  • One hour Body Harmonising treatment - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
  • Additional treatments available from our therapists for 80€ per 90 minutes
     

Ganesha's Groove

Yoga Teacher: Fleur van Hille

2018 retreat dates: May 6-12, August 5-11

Enjoy moving and stretching your body in vinyasa yoga classes in the morning, while in the afternoon find balance in yoga poses with someone else (partner yoga), rest in stillness with yin yoga and / or sing mantras to beautiful melodies. Discover the beautiful myths of the yoga postures and flow your practice on inspiring vibrations.This week we’ll draw inspiration from various yoga scriptures and explore how we can translate the ancient yoga teachings into something practical in our daily lives. Fleur invites you to discover and deepen your understanding so that you may learn to practice yoga in its fullest sense, anywhere, anytime. It provides us with a foundation to live in harmony with ourselves and the world around us.

Fleur's website Cosmic Flow

Price: 900€ in shared cottage or for couples sharing a private room. 800€ for Ninja Suite or a Soulpad. 1200€ for single occupancy in a private room or 1100€ in double Soulpad. 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more. Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest
  • 5 Morning Yoga Flow classes to music
  • 4 Afternoon Sessions on pranayama, guided meditation and partner yoga
  • Half hour private health consultation 
  • One hour Body Harmonising treatment - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
  • Additional treatments available from our therapists for 80€ per 90 minutes
     

Yoga & Thai Massage

Yoga Teacher: Vonetta Winter

Thai Massage Instructor: Peter Packard

Retreat 2018: June 3 to 9

This is special retreat combining morning yoga classes and afternoon Thai massage sessions.

In the morning classes, Vonetta will teach and share insights into how her own personal yoga practice has strengthened and softened her body to enable her to treat and massage thousands of people over the last 20 years.

Afternoon Thai massage sessions Peter will lead you on an adventure of exploring the whole body from feet to head. Discover new ways to be moved and move others to restore your bouncy body and engage with your mellow mind. Move around the body skilfully for maximum gain, with minimum effort. Powerful yet sensitive, the tools of Thai massage when applied effectively will improve joint mobility, lengthen muscles, reduce tension and calm the mind. Develop and establish skills to care for your friends, your partner, your family and put smiles on their faces.

Price: from 800€ to 1200€ each per week. 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more.  Includes:

Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided morning meditation walks in the forest
  • 5 Morning Yoga Classes with Vonetta
  • 4 Afternoon 2 hour Thai Massage workshops with Peter
  • 3 delicious daily Ayurveda inspired meals
  • A trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting) and sock wrestle (Pete permitting!).
  • No treatments are included in this retreat as it is full of daily massage. However there will be time for other treatments or acupuncture available for 80€ per 90 minutes if you so wish

Slumber and Energise

Yoga Teacher: Vonetta Winter  Sleep Counsellor: Dr Nerina Ramlakhan

2018 Retreat: May 27 - June 2

We are looking forward to welcoming our friend Nerina to this special retreat in May. It is a great opportunity to escape from our daily habits that prevent good sleep and learn how bad daytime habits such as: skipping breakfast, running on adrenaline, being permanently connected, alcohol, sugar and caffeine, all create barriers to quality, restorative sleep at night.  The daily routine at Vale de Moses of morning yoga classes with Vonetta, nutritious food, hill walking, river swimming with massage and acupuncture treatments will help reinforce the sleep-inducing habits that Dr Ramlakhan will teach us during her afternoon workshops.

We spend roughly a third of our lives sleeping but this magical process is still a mystery.  On this sleep/yoga retreat you will learn about: Why we sleep?  How should we sleep?  Busting myths and misconceptions. Your unique relationship with sleep. Sleep, technology and nature. How sattvic (pure) sleep heals mind, body and spirit. Sleep and the retreat experience. The secrets of the Sleep Whisperer – tools for getting sattvic sleep and amazing vitality in your everyday life. What to do when you get home – taking your retreat experience back into your everyday life.

Price: from 800€ to 1200€ each per week. 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more.  

Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest
  • 5 Morning Yoga and Pranayama Classes with Vonetta
  • 3 Afternoon Sleep Workshops with Dr Nerina
  • 1 Afternoon yoga class
  • Half hour private health consultation
  • One hour Body Harmonising massage - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
  • Additional treatments available from our therapists for 80€ per 90 minutes

Yoga with Ali Burrell

Yoga Teacher: Ali Burrell

2018 retreat date: August 19 to 25

“Tensions are our guests; we have invited them. Relaxation is our nature, we don’t have to invite it. You don’t have to relax; you have to just stop inviting tensions, and relaxation will start on it's own accord.” - Osho

The magical and restorative powers of Vale de Moses will provide you with the perfect backdrop to unwind and feel nurtured, whilst the fusion of yoga and Pilates classes will help you to reconnect to your centre and feel physically and mentally realigned, revitalised and rejuvenated. You will be invited to breathe deeply and peel back the layers of tension and residue to deliver you sweetly back to yourself and your true nature.

This week will celebrate the similarities and differences between yoga and Pilates. Morning yoga practices will be breath initiated, mindful and flowing. At times we’ll go slow and keep it simple and soothing and other times we’ll pick up the intensity with some deep and strong poses. You will be encouraged to journey inside and explore your own felt sense awareness to facilitate presence and connection to yourself and discover freedom, clarity and joy.

In our afternoon Pilates workshops we will explore what ‘core’ really means and learn how to move from our centre whilst experiencing first hand the transformative power that this has in enhancing our yoga practice, making it safer, more powerful, graceful and fluid.

All are welcome and no previous experience of yoga or Pilates is required.

Price: from 800€ to 1200€ 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more. 

Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest
  • 5 Morning Yoga Classes
  • 4 Afternoon workshops
  • Half hour private health consultation
  • One hour Body Harmonising massage - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
  • Additional treatments available from our therapists for 80€ per 90 minutes

Ashtanga Yoga with Ines

Yoga teacher: Ines Ester Renger

Retreat date: October 7-13

Come practice Ashtanga yoga with Ines, softly and kindly, in the Portuguese mountains and be taken by your breath on a journey of gentle self awareness. Ines will lead you expertly in your practice of a dynamic sequence of postures that will be adapted to each individual body. The continual flow of movement and stillness carried by deep sound breathing helps to purify the body and attain a more peaceful state of mind.

Practicing for a week surrounded by nature's abundance in the autumn, supported by nourishing veggie food and restorative massage or acupuncture treatments is just the thing to restore our health vitality before heading into winter. Everyone is welcome whatever your experience of yoga might be. 

Price: 800€ in a Soulpad belle tent, 900€ in shared cottage or for couple in a private room. 1200€ single occupancy of private double bedroom. 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more.

Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest
  • 5 morning led Ashtanga Yoga classes
  • 4 afternoon yoga workshops
  • Half hour private health consultation
  • One hour Body Harmonising massage - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
  • Additional treatments available from our therapists for 80€ per 90 minutes

Yoga with Margarida

Yoga Teacher: Margarida Alonso

Retreat Date: July 22-28

Join us for a week of ashtanga yoga practice. This is a dynamic week where we are will delve deep into yoga posture practice.  Each morning Margarida will help you personally to develop a way to look after your body and mind based on the Ashtanga series as iit is taught in Mysore India.  If you are new to yoga she will lead you in the Sun Salutations and a few of the fundamental postures that we will all practice together. A gradual progression through the Ashtanga series ensures that each morning has new delights.  Mysore style allows more advanced practitioners and complete beginners to share the space of yoga. It is a very inspirational method that allows each of us to move at our own pace, communicate with the teacher about what we are feeling and be encouraged by those who have been practising more frequently. You are most welcomed if you do not have a regular Ashtanga Vinyasa practice, this is just the kind of week to develop one, everyone from the tentative beginner to the already convinced practioner are welcome.

Margarida teaches traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. During this week she will be in the shala every morning assisting and helping you establish a safe practice if you don't yet have one, or guiding and adjusting postures if you already know the Ashtanga Primary series. You'll have 5 days of morning practice where you are guided by Margarida through postures at your own pace, assisted self-practice.  Afternoon classes will be challenging, where the support of the teacher holding the space encourages you to test your capacity and explore what you have learnt form the earlier morning sessions.

The philosophy of yoga is as important as the posture practice. It is valuable to be able to explore and question what we are doing.  Our 4 afternoon classes will be spent discussing some aspects of the theory and peeling apart postures one by one to clarify how we align the body for a more enjoyable practice.  As the schedule is dedicated to yoga there will also be time for playing together through Acroyoga, flowing together in Vinyasa and resting together with Yin.

Prices: 800€ each in a Soulpad belle tent. 900€ shared stone cottage, or sharing a private bedroom with a friend or partner. 1200€ for a private double bedroom as single occupancy. 10% discount for returning guests, 2 week stays or groups of 4 or more. 

Includes:

  • Accommodation and use of all the facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • 3 daily delicious vegetarian meals to support your practice
  • 5 morning and 4 afternoon yoga classes
  • Trip to the Rio Zêzere for wild swimming and a mud bath (weather permitting)
  • One hour massage an/or acupuncture treatment included. Additional treatments available for 80€ per 90 minute session

Embrace & Embody

Come and join me for a healing experience and embodiment in this divine sanctuary! We are especially diving into the Heart of Embodiment with the support of classical Tantra and it's beautiful wisdom for embracing life. (no Neo Tantra which is the sexual practices etc.)

Yoga classes are taught in the Embodied Flow way and are either Slow Flow or Embodied Yin sessions. (Perfect also for beginners)

Embodied Flow™ is a continuum of movement and expression that draws from the discoveries of various hatha, tantric and somatic movement systems in order to experience yoga as a living art form. Embodied Flow™ provides the technology for a deep sense of ease, strength and connectivity in the human form. This in turn, empowers the practitioner to be their own greatest teacher as they expand, integrate and facilitate awareness in their entire body-mind.

Price: 890€ in shared cottage or tipi. 990€ for private room or Soulpad. 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more.  Please contact Satu for availability and reservations.  Satu's Site  Authentic Flow 

Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest
  • 5 Morning Yoga and Pranayama Classes
  • 4 Afternoon Sessions exploring the Bandhas and Meditation, guided Shavasana and Partner Yoga
  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
  • Body Harmonising massage - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture treatments available from our therapists for 80€ per 90 minutes

Heart I am That YTT

We are going back to the most amazing place in Europe! Are you a yoga/movement teacher or just interested in deepening your studies especially regarding philosophy? Then this is for you.

HEART 100h
Heart your Heart out.

This module explores what it really means to bow your brain to your heart and be a courageous, loving, humble and a "whole" teacher guiding fearlessly others. With Embodied Flow™ asana (Flow, Hatha, Yin), pranayama, chanting, visualizations, manifestation practices, philosophy, and meditation, we will gain strong foundations in the practices of Heart - Mind super potion and the core stability/support from the pancha koshas. We also study the non-dual tantric teachings on awakening, tantric cosmology and so much more. Awakening to THIS, all that there is.

Full module includes a self study portion after the training which includes 38h home pranayama, meditation, asana from different systems, planning classes, writing an essay of the training (and after) experience. Done in about 4 weeks. 

- Asana
- Advanced Anatomy
- Embodied Flow™
- pranayama, chanting, meditation
- Authentic teacher

Contact Satu by email if you would like to reserve the last one or two places on this week. satuanne.tuomela@gmail.com

Deeply Nourishing

Yoga Teacher: Liese van Dam

Date: October 14-20

Using the wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda

Recharge yourself fully during this yoga and ayurveda week surrounded by the beautiful serenity of the Portuguese mountains. For those who lead busy lives, feel pulled in different directions, have difficulty concentrating or sleeping, experience a frazzled nervous system or have tensed shoulders and back, or simply want to enjoy a week in nature. The daily yoga classes focus on nourishing the nervous system and help turn the dissipated rays of energy inwards. The emphasis is on centring, softening and releasing. Through nourishment you build support and vitality. Retreat into yourself during daily yoga and pranayama sessions, gain knowledge on ayurveda and learn how to best take care of yourself in very simple ways. Be pampered through massage and acupuncture treatments and enjoy delicious and freshly prepared meals.

Price: 800€ to 1200€. 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more. 

 

Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Daily 3 delicious Ayurveda inspired meals
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest
  • 5 morning Yoga classes taught from an Ayurvedic perspective
  • 3 afternoon Ayurveda workshops on nutrition and lifestyle
  • Half hour private health consultation
  • One hour Body Harmonising massage - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting in Autumn).
  • Additional treatments available from our therapists for €80 per 90 minutes

Yoga and Pilates

The Art of Mindful Movement

A week of Yoga and Pilates

Yoga Teacher: Vonetta Winter    Pilates teacher: Hannah Campbell

Retreat date 2018: May 20-26

Refresh your mind and body with this deeply nourishing week of yoga and pilates with Vonetta and Hannah. A week of practice and rest to allow some of the stresses of modern life to dissolve a little in our welcoming, warm and nurturing environment.

Vonetta will lead daily morning Dynamic ashtanga-vinyasa practice including sun salutations, standing and balancing postures and inversions.

In your afternoon Pilates workshops with Hannah, find ways to check in with the sensations and intelligence of your body. Hannah will encourage you to listen to your body, working and resting when needed at whatever level feels right for you. Through a precise and centred flow of movement you will feel your hips have opened, your core has awakened, your spine has lengthened and aligned, and your movement is made with more intent and composure.  

Everyone is welcome whatever your experience of Yoga or Pilates. 

Prices: From 800€ to 1200€ each per week. 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more.  Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest
  • 5 Morning Yoga and Pranayama Classes
  • 4 Afternoon Sessions exploring the Bandhas and Meditation, guided Shavasana and Partner Yoga
  • Half hour private health consultation
  • One hour Body Harmonising massage - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
  • Additional treatments available from our therapists for 80€ per 90 minutes

Live Your Truth

Yoga Teacher: Mars Gossi

Retreat dates 2018: April 22-28, Sep 2-8

We find joy and inspiration when we are truly connected to our deepest truths and heartfelt desires… when we align body, head and heart. But sometimes our busy lives leave us feeling a little dizzy and unsure of our true north. Perhaps some space to breath, reflect and dream is what we deserve?

Give yourself that space to reconnect to your inner compass. During twice daily yoga, inspired by ashtanga vinyasa, vinyasa flow, and yin yoga, we will delve deep into our hearts to shed light on our truth. We will connect with nature and its rhythm to release old stories and invite new perspectives to our lives. We will explore the power of journaling, rituals, breathing exercises, sound, touch and meditation to help nurture our unique journeys and live our truth. There will also be plenty of time to just be and embrace the raw beauty of the valley.

This retreat is led by Mars, an Australian yoga teacher based in Europe. Her intention is to create space that allows safe, honest, joyful self-enquiry and transformation. Visit her website and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Prices: From 800€ to 1200€ each per week. 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more.  Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest
  • 5 Morning Yoga Classes
  • 4 Afternoon workshops
  • Half hour private health consultation
  • One hour Body Harmonising massage - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
  • Additional treatments available from our therapists for 80€ per 90 minutes

Fly with Fleur

Yoga teacher: Fleur van Hille

2018 retreat date: August 26- September 1

In this advanced yoga retreat we will flow our practice to inspiring music during the daily dynamic morning classes. The focus will be on building a strong connection between breath and movement, which prepares the body and mind to try the more complex yoga poses. Arm balances, deep hip and heart openers and more sophisticated standing balancing sequences.

In the afternoon we will explore inversions and advanced poses in a series of workshops learning how to move into a pose step-by-step, ask questions and help each other to come into a pose by giving and receiving support. Other afternoon sessions involve Q & A and conversations about yoga philosophy and Hindu mythology. What do those principles mean to us and how do we translate them into something practical and relevant for us in our daily lives. Sing mantras on beautiful melodies and discuss the meanings of those mantras.

This week provides the perfect circumstances for you to focus on your yoga practice, allowing you to take it to the next level. Everyone is welcome, although if you are new to a yoga practice you may feel more comfortable at one of Fleur's other retreats.

Fleur's website  Cosmic Flow.

Price: 900€ in shared cottage or for couples sharing a private room. 800€ for Ninja Suite or a Soulpad. 1200€ for single occupancy in a private room or 1100€ in double Soulpad. 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more. Includes:

Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest
  • 5 Morning Yoga Flow classes to music
  • 4 Afternoon Sessions on pranayama, guided meditation and partner yoga
  • Half hour private health consultation
  • One hour Body Harmonising treatment - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
  • Additional treatments available from our therapists for 80€ per 90 minutes

Journeys into Inner Space

Yoga Teacher: Mary Bonett

2018 Retreat Date: September 9 to 15

We spend a lot of time looking outwards, our minds occupied with distractions of the modern world, which at times can be overwhelming, leaving us to feel weary and depleted of energy…This retreat invites you to withdraw from these distractions, supported by the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of the Portuguese hills, nourished by wholesome and nutritious food, Mary will guide you though a week of yoga asana, breath-work and guided meditation with the intention to encourage self-awareness, self-compassion and create more inner space for yourself, that you can take on your onward journey.

Everyone is welcome, whatever your experience of yoga may be. 

Prices from 800€ to 1200€ each per week. 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more.  

Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest
  • 5 Morning Yoga Classes
  • 4 Afternoon workshops
  • Half hour private health consultation
  • One hour Body Harmonising massage - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
  • Additional treatments available from our therapists for 80€ per 90 minutes

Yoga with Alicia

Teacher: Alicia Ruiz Bustos

Retreat dates: Sep 23-29 and Sep 30-Oct 6

Join Alicia for an exquisite week of yoga and body-mind awarness practices, offering Hatha & Dinamic Vinyasa yoga in the morning to activate your inner strengh and push you gently to widen your boudaries, together with afternoons with Yin yoga and workshops style classes. All these teachings will allowing you to realign and enter regenerative states of healing.

While in this week long journey with Alicia, you will deepen your Yoga practice, improving alignment, yogic breathing and meditation techiniques. Wooven into the practices are elements of Tibetan Bhuddism and Shamanic healing that aim to support your life on returning home.

Alicia brings a down to earth and inspirational way of teaching influenced by several ancient traditions and wisdoms. As a massage therapist Alicia brings a particularly insightful understanding of the body in her yoga classes.

Everyone is welcome whatever their experience or style of yoga might be.

Prices: From 800€ to 1200€ each per week. 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more.  

Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest
  • 5 morning Yoga classes with Alicia
  • 4 afternoon workshops with Alicia
  • Half hour private health consultation
  • One hour Body Harmonising massage - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
  • Additional treatments available from our therapists for 80€ per 90 minutes

Prana Adventures Yoga Summer Solstice

Teachers: Cristina Chandika Ma and Jo Fellows

Date: June 17-23

Prana Adventures’ inspiring retreats set in beautiful natural landscapes are mind, body, and soul adventures for true wellbeing, rejuvenation, healing and deep transformation. Dedicated to helping you to transform, Cristina (Portuguese) and Jo (English) aim to breathe life into your potential, working with love, compassion and collaboration, to help you to go deeper into your yoga practice and find your true nature.

Our retreat includes morning and afternoon classes, a reiki treatment, three daily vegetarian meals, a crystal workshop, hiking in the tranquil countryside and a trip to the nearby Rio Zêzere. Combining yoga, meditation, reiki, and crystals our unique approach supports personal growth and transformation - and reminds our participants of the beautiful nature which exists not only all around them, but with themselves too.

Let us guide you into deeper connections with your heart, body, breath, and being so that we may remember the sacredness that we are, move through whatever blocks or beliefs we may have that keep us from resting in the love, peace, and beauty that we are.

Connect with the raw power of nature – immerse yourself in natural sounds and the ambience of the forest, mountains and rivers. Enter in to a world of being rather than doing. Deepen your enquiry into mindfulness by retreating from everyday life, from your usual habits and from other people’s expectations.

This is the time where you get to devote yourself to a daily yoga practice, experience healing treatments, contemplate and meditate. A time to think only of yourself and your wellbeing, to connect within, breathe, relax and allowing endless inspiration to flood in.

This is the time to honour the spirit of the sun, celebrate the light with sunrise meditations and sun salutes to the sun to the sound of drums. Free your body and mind from old patterns and fears and set new intentions from a place of power and love.

For more details on prices, what is included on this retreat and for reservations, contact Cristina or Jo via their Prana Adventures website.
 

Includes:

  • Accommodation, arriving on Sunday afternoon, departing Saturday morning
  • Three delicious daily vegetarian or vegan ayurvedic meals
  • 90 minutes hatha yoga/ yoga philosophy per day.
  • 90 minutes yin/restorative/meditation per day
  • Personalised 60-minute reiki healing treatment
  • Guided nature walks 75-minute crystal healing workshop
  • An afternoon off-road trip to the wild river Zêzere for a mud bath in isolated paradise
  • Pick up and drop off by cars to the local town of Oleiros, where coaches run to and from Lisbon and Porto twice a day
  • Free time to hike, swim in the river and more...

Inner Move and Balance

Yoga Teachers: Lina & Margot

Date: June 24 to 30

This yoga retreat will build up around themes that weaves you into your own body presence. You will have plenty of time to connect back to yourself and create awareness. When we allow ourselves to be present, a process of embodiment starts and we connect with our true nature. This brings us to a deeper body-mind wisdom. Lina and Margôt will hold the space for you during this retreat to practice that on and off the mat.

Lina and Margôt offer Yoga sessions in Movement exploration and asana in Embodied Flow™ style. Embodied Flow™ is an integrative blend of hatha yoga, somatics and movement meditations and the system highlights the experience of stepping into flow as meditation in action. With two teachers you will have the full support to enjoy and explore your own practice.

“Our focus lies what happens on the inside, how you meet yourself through movement, how it makes you feel, not what it looks like. For us the living art of Yoga. We are there to facilitate this relationship of living in flow, ease and stability in your whole body.”

For everybody
- interested and curious in deeper wisdom of body-mind connection in asana, Somatic Movement systems, self exploration and meditation.
- who wants to be nourished daily by healthy food, yoga, embodiment, massages and surrounded by the beautiful nature of Vale de Moses. We offer you a private consultation if you want to understand more about your yoga practice or want an insight to your health. You can also chose a session in Shiatsu, Thai massage, Reiki, Craniosacral, PT Yoga and movement/posture assessment.

Early Bird until 1st of March 20% off   Book at www.downonearth.yoga   For any questions contact us here:
E-mail: downonearthyoga@gmail.com
Facebook @downonearthyoga
Instagram: @downonearth.yoga
Website: www.downonearth.yoga
We speak english, french, swedish and dutch (and some danish, italian and spanish…)

Includes:

  • All food, accommodation and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Morning meditation in nature
  • 12 yoga sessions (vinyasa, hatha, yin, restorative)
  • Half hour private consultation
  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting)
  • Additional treatments available for 80€ per 90 minutes