- PORTUGAL RETREAT -
MAY 28th - JUNE 4th 2022
- GO DEEPER INTO THE PRACTICE -
OUR DAILY SCHEDULE
Morning Meditation and Yoga Practice 8:30 - 10:30
Open afternoon / pool side / walks /
optional activities such as raw chocolate making workshop /
herb walk / river picnic / hike / soap making workshop.
Lunch around 2
Afternoon Practice 5 - 6:30
Chill, talks, fireside fun!
This retreat is led by Emily-Clare Hill. Emily has been sharing yoga for just over 11 years. She has explored many styles of practice and ways of teaching, having taught in most locations you could imagine. She now has a large following of dedicated students, hosting her own yoga studio in Stoke Newington London, a very special vibe filled with community and love. Her skill for the practice is ever growing her mind is always open to new and always learning. Her mantra "once your stop learning you stop living" Emily has a skill for seeing the potential in students and helping them to embrace this themselves. She seems to see the things that we don't always see ourselves and helps draw attention to how you can grow your skill and joy for being. Paul unites with Emily to bring this retreat to full harmony.
The retreat is hosted in a perfect little get away inland Portugal, this retreat space is our perfect healing sanctuary not just for our yoga practice for its eco tendencies, beauty and nature that give us so many lessons on a daily basis. The space allows you to leave everything else behind for the week so you can pour your focus into the moment and give yourself some much needed presence. It's just magical, I love to find spaces that genuinely give us permission to activity release everything else and this place does just that.
We understand that most people while on retreat like to have their own private space, our home for the retreat has 6 single bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms and 2 luxury doubles or singles. All the single rooms vary and will be allocated on a first come first served bases. For those of you who would like to be closer to nature we also have 3 wooden eco caravans, tucked away just up the hill, they are fully eco without electricity but you don't really need it at all, you can charge touches and phones etc in the day in the main house. IN the main house there is a large library ceiling space and a shared kitchen to make your own tea and coffee as you wish.
Please be aware this retreats comes with a whole host of animals who are free to roam in and outside the space, apart form a few areas, they won't be in our practice space apart from my dog Cohen and they won't go in the kitchens and of course you can stop them coming in your room ha ha but just to note there are dogs, cats, 1 donkey, 2 goats and some chickens!
The cost of your retreat here will include;
Transfers to and from Oleiros (this is the coach station to Lisbon/Porto, you will need to get the coach to Oleiros)
12 yoga classes
1 yoga nidra class
3 delicious vegetarian meals a day
Sweets range from raw chocolate to healthy homemade raw cake
A picnic if you decide to go on the river walk (if you wish to join)
As much herbal tea as you can drink is always available from the communal kitchen
(if you like regular a coffee then this will be available at 60 cents per cup. The proceeds are donated to a local animal fund for abandoned animals.)
We provide Wi-Fi Internet
Manduka yoga mats, full props, straps, bolsters blocks, eye pillows
WHAT WILL I NEED
You and your free spirit
Some free flowing yoga clothes for restorative practice
A notebook and pen
Swimwear (salt water pool)
Maybe trainers for a mini hike
Sun lotion - its' gone be hot!
A plug adaptor
Comfy clothes for evening, with maybe an extra layer to keep any mosquitos away!
All levels of practice welcome!
You don't need a mat we have a beautiful full equipped shala
3 Single Eco Caravans £650 (completely eco, tucked away on the hillside the most amazing views)
2 Twin Bedrooms £750pp (must be shared otherwise you will need to take the single room)
6 Single Bedrooms £750pp (all single rooms are different and will be allocated on a first come first served basis)
2 Luxury Double Bedrooms (own private bathroom) £800pp sharing £1300 as a single