Lola sees yoga as a beautiful, mindfulness dance, a moving meditation, connecting our breath to movement, our mind to our heart and our body to our soul. She found yoga about 10 years ago during a deep depression and the practice helped her not just to heal her mind, body and soul, but also allowed her to get to know and experience an unlimited source of light, love and beauty within herself.
Since then, yoga has been Lola’s lifestyle on and off the mat. After practicing several different styles including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power, Rocket, Iyengar and Restorative for many years, she decided to do her first teacher training in 2015 to deepen her practice. After a full year of being immersed in the study of yoga philosophy, theory, and asana, however, Lola knew that teaching was her future. Her classes focus on how to get students out of their comfort zone with safety, discipline, love and fun. As a yoga teacher, she feel she doesn't possess the only truth. Lola believes she is simply a guide, showing some options, techniques and possibilities for the students to create their own realities.
After teaching in Rio and launching an online yoga course for beginners, Lola felt it was time to pack and buy a one way ticket to travel around the world through yoga. Nearly two years on the road has passed, and yoga keeps finding her every time she takes a big breath in and long breath out to find herself in the present moment, at home. Lola has also studied Thai massage in Chiang Mai with Master Pichest Boonthumme, in Hang Dong, Chiang Mai and with Sebastian Bruno, from the ThaiVedic system.
Lucas Tibúrcio is a composer, guitar player, music educator, music therapist, flower therapist, Thai masseuse and ashtanga yoga practitioner. From a family of musicians, he has always been surrounded by music at his home since his childhood. With a bachelor's degree in Music Therapy and Post-graduation in Music Education at the Brazilian Conservatory of Music – University Center, Lucas has a background as a composer and guitar player with original work recorded by other artists, music and sound tracks for theater plays, documentaries and web videos. He worked for 8 years as music therapist and as a teacher in different projects, such private and public schools, social projects, carnival bands and teaching from children to adults in music degree.
Lucas Tibúrcio is currently traveling the world while continuing to compose soundtracks and performing live everywhere he goes. Together with his partner and yoga teacher, Lola, they´ve been developing retreats, workshops and special sessions where they combine yoga, music therapy and sound healing processes. In Thailand he studied with the master of thai massage, Pichest, in Chiang Mai and in others courses. His massage is based in the 5 elements. It is a sensible but strong approach at the same time, promoting deep relaxation using different parts of the body as a tool to decrease tensions, invoke emotions and memories. He is also a flower therapist since his 16 years old, from the Brazilian Gabriel´s System, - “Sistema de Gabriel”. Nowadays he´s been developing his own research about the relation between this system, sound and music.
Lucas understands that music is a powerful language and tool to transform our reality and to build our existence, once the wolrd itself and us are composed by vibration, sound and music and as our first relationship with the world is through vibration and sound.
Prices: 900€/1100€ in a single/double bed Soulpad belle tent in the forest, 1000€ in a shared cottage or couple sharing private room. 1300€ for a private double bedroom as single occupancy. 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more.
- Sunday afternoon arrival from Lisbon at 5pm or from Porto at 8.30pm. Sundays are just to arrive, settle into your accommodation, meet the team and the others on your group and have dinner together.
- Monday to Friday
7.30am Kitchens open for tea, fresh fruit and nuts
8am Silent led meditation walk through the forest
8.30am Yoga 2 hour class with your teacher for the week
10.30am Big breakfast, a variety of delicious rice and grain porridges, fruit salads, toasted seeds, local honey and freshly squeezed juices
11.30am Free time / massage treatments / swimming / walking
2pm Large nutritious lunch
3pm More free time / massage treatments / swimming / walking
5pm Yoga classes/workshops
7pm Light evening meal
One afternoon in the week we head off to the nearby Rio Zêzere for a wild swim and mud bath weather permitting.
-Friday evening party with music and dancing
-Saturday check out 7am for 8am coach to Porto or Lisbon.
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