Revive and Replenish – Yoga Retreat in Portugal
August 17 – 24 2019
Pack your bags, get your passport ready…&Sister are going abroad!!
&Sister are thrilled to be collaborating with Mags again. We first met Mags in Goa and since then she has been a guide to &Sister and especially Alicia for her incredible teachings. Mags has held teacher training retreats at Poundon House, and her retreats are fun and inspiring, full of knowledge and her passion for yoga.
If you’re looking for a perfect escape this summer, this retreat really has all you need to fuel and replenish your energy levels!
Located at Portugal South-West Atlantic Coast, bordering Algarve, the retreat centre is a family-run, permaculture-inspired property nestled in 71 ha of nature and privacy and created with the aim of promoting health, peace, sustainability, organic farming and community projects. The isolated, ever-green valley creates an abundant oasis where two creeks come together, as a womb to nourish an ancient lush forest and wildlife vistas, and it’s only 15-minutes drive from spectacular wild surf beaches! And with a biopool, river canal, cosy communal spaces, beautiful yoga rooms, meditation temple and lots of nooks and crannies to explore, there’s only one risk – you will most probably not want to leave!
Revive and Replenish – Your Accommodation
The centre offers different accommodation types from private suites and bungalows to tepees and cozy dorm rooms. The buildings and retreat facilities were reconstructed using traditional and organic materials (adobe) giving this beautiful property not only an authentic Portuguese feel, but also providing a healthy and comfortable environment in all weather.
There are different price packages for different accommodation types (dorm, triple, double/twin or single) – giving you a chance to choose one that suits your needs as well as your wallet!
Besides your own accommodation, the guests have access to all shared spaces: biopool, spacious dining hall, meditation temple, chill-out panoramic solarium, outdoor bath, rooftop terrace, stone oven, natural amphitheater lounge (also used for an outdoor cinema and bonfire nights) and all 71 hectares of the ranch, hiking trails, creeks, river canal and gardens.
Revive and Replenish – Your Food
Nourishing food is an important part of every retreat – food which will give you an energy boost and ensure your body is prepared for movement. Three delicious vegetarian or vegan meals are included in the price package and the menu is consciously prepared to be healthy, nutritionally balanced and tasty, using seasonal produce, mostly organic and from the centre’s own gardens or produced locally.
You can expect a variety of fresh fruit, salads, soups, stews and curries. We will also have a pizza night with wood fired pizza made in the ancient bread oven!
This retreat has been designed to suit both beginners and advanced practitioners, while giving each student personal attention. The morning practice will be done in two groups – beginner to intermediate and intermediate to advanced. Small, intimate group means that each student will be treated individually and encouraged to work at their own level, with a range of variations for all poses and lots of support – you will be guided to explore your body in a challenging, yet nourishing way.
The morning practice will be dynamic, alignment-based Vinyasa flow. You can expect creative, anatomy-specific sequences for all body parts (legs, hips, core, backbends, arm balances and inversions) fused with breathwork, mantras, meditation and eastern philosophy. The afternoon practice will be done all together and will include yin and restorative yoga, meditation, yoga nidra, chanting, breathwork and more.
Included in the retreat are:
* 7 nights accommodation at a beautiful eco-sustainable retreat centre (dorm room, triple, double/twin or single, as selected)
* 3 delicious, vegetarian, nutritionally-balanced meals per day
* 1 dynamic alignment-based Vinyasa yoga class a day
* 1 afternoon yin/restorative/meditation/chanting class a day
* Use of all facilities – bio pool, communal spaces, river canal and more
* Free time activities – pizza night, music and mantras night and more
* Lots of time to rest and explore nearby area and beaches
Prices Start at only EUR 750, please request Info Pack to find out more! Only EUR 250 deposit to book your place!
Early-bird discounts and returning student discounts are available!
If you are suffering from a challenging life situations and can not afford to pay the full price, please contact us to check out alternatives – Mags is happy to provide scholarships and make it affordable for all!
More info on Mags and her yoga teachings HERE
If you’d like more info please do email firstname.lastname@example.org as all guests will recevie a specail gift from &Sister to help you relax and unwind!