Revive & Replenish - Yoga Retreat in Portugal
With Elise Yuill Cohen & Magda Procner
If you’re looking for a perfect escape this summer, this retreat really has all you need to fuel and replenish your energy levels!
17 - 24 AUGUST 2019
Located on Portugal’s South-West Atlantic Coast, bordering the Algarve, the retreat centre is a family-run, permaculture inspired property nestled in 71 hectars 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! Equipped 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!
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, 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 bedrooms) – 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.
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 led by experienced yoga teacher Magder Procner and split into 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.
CHANTING (DEVOTIONAL SINGING)
In the evenings we will have daily Kirtans with Elise in her unique signature approach to open hearted group chanting and devotional singing.
Elise loves to invite people to sing together and encourage everyone to share their hearts and voices, to connect and unify through unique musical co-creations and ignite the flow of authentic self-expression.
There will also be dancing, bonfire nights and a few surprises!
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 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
There are different price packages available to suit your needs and your wallet, depending on the selected type of accommodation (dorm room, triple, double/twin, single).
Prices Start at only EUR 700, please email your inquiry and request an 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 me to check out alternatives - We are happy to provide scholarships and make it affordable for all!