This restorative retreat with Maryrose will be centred on a traditional Hatha Yoga practise. Over the years Maryrose and has accumulated ideas and techniques from other traditions, so her classes include elements such as Dru Yoga Vinyasa and Alexander Technique alignment and relaxation practises. The asana practise will be gentle, slow and in time with the breath. Sometimes we work with the help of a partner. Each session will include strength work, flexibility, co-ordination and balance and will end with some time for relaxation. Meditation is an important part of Maryrose’s classes so, in the afternoons, after the asana practise, we’ll take time to enjoy a longer visualisation or meditation before supper.
Vale de Moses is a wonderful place to remind us of our connection to the elements and this will form the theme for this week’s practise. Combined with a massage or two, nourishing vegetarian food and a few walks in the autumnal forests, this retreat will be a wonderfully recuperative time. Everyone of all ages is welcome, whether you are new to yoga or have been practicising for many years.
Prices: 900€ per person per week to stay in one of our Soulpad Belle tents, 1000€ in our delightful shared stone cottages or 1300€ for a private double bedroom in the farmhouse as single occupancy.
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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