Join Casa do Páteo Guesthouse and learn the high level of skills in motion and vision which kitesurfing requires! Yoga will be the perfect complementary exercise through which you will develop flexibility, strength, and balance. This retreat will give you the opportunity to emerge in the practice of yoga in a sacred place surrounded by pines and do kitesurf in the beauty of the wild beaches of Meco. Experience moments of joy, peace, and surrender to life, in harmony with nature in a happy and familiar environment!
Airport transfer available:
Lisbon Portela Airport (US$53 per person)
During the retreat, you will be staying at Casa do Páteo. It is a country house, surrounded by pine forest and a garden that sings a hymn to the art of mother nature.Casa do Páteo offers free Wi-Fi and a sunbathing patio with an outdoor pool, where you can enjoy the silence, a good book, the company of friends, the shade of the fruit trees, and the fresh fruits of the season. From the pool, a path winds its way through the small orchard.
While you are drinking in the smells of oranges and lemons, you look up to see the Dome. This is a purpose-built geodesic dome raised on wooden pillars above the ground and somehow nestled in between the trees. In the house, there are four double rooms with double beds (with the possibility of adapting to two single beds) and a dorm with 3 bunk beds with a shared private bathroom. Two double rooms have en-suite bathrooms and the other rooms have a shared bathroom. Casa do Páteo Guesthouse can accommodate 14 guests.
Throughout this retreat, you will enjoy the wonderful combination of daily yoga classes, kitesurfing classes, time to rest in the gardens and a swimming pool of Casa do Pateo, as well as at the wild Meco’s beach. Casa do Pateo is located in a middle of a pinewood, where you can hear the sound of birds above the silence and peace of the facilities of the house. The yoga classes are taught to improve the capacity of each individual to do and evolve their kitesurf capabilities. During the yoga classes, you will be focusing on working on the equilibrium, strengthening the legs and back, increasing your breath capacity as well as preparing the wrists and shoulders for the impact of the wind.
Casa do Páteo counts on the expertise therapeutic approach of the yoga teachers. Kitesurfing requires a high level of focus, alertness, and synchronicity in your movements and vision, and yoga is a perfect complementary exercise, through which you can develop flexibility, strength, and balance. If you practice yoga, your body and mind will definitely be well-prepared for kitesurfing. Yoga is not a mere physical exercise, but rather a philosophy or practical life science. Respecting the limits of the body and seeking to achieve relaxation, a regular practice of yoga brings innumerable physical, emotional, and mental benefits.
Casa do Páteo is located in the Natural Reserve of Arrábida, just a few minutes from the Albufeira Lagoon, Moinho Beach, Rio de Prata (first naturist beach in Portugal), the small village of Meco and 8 kilometers from a charming fishertown Sesimbra. This is a place where you can enjoy the blend of incandescent light that shines from the forest in the late afternoon and the breathtaking translucent clarity of a morning by the ocean.
The village of Meco is a charming and quiet place that mixes simplicity and elegance with excellent restaurants and bars that enliven the warm summer nights with enthusiasm and joy. The beaches of Meco are internationally known for its naturism, kitesurf, and windsurf. The golden sandy beach is protected by clay cliffs and aromatic plants.
The whole area stimulates the creative freedom of imagination and the contemplation of nature with the spectacular colors of the sunrise and sunset and the curing treatments of green clay, running naturally from the cliffs.
We believe that food "nourishes the soul", therefore we call it "Soul Food". Our food is mainly made with fresh, organic and local products. Delicious vegetarian meals will be provided during the retreat period. Casa do Pateo will provide you with 6 delicious breakfasts, 5 delicious lunch packages or lunch at Casa do Páteo and 6 healthy dinners.
Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) International Airport. Casa do Páteo provides transfers from and to Lisbon airport for an additional fee of 45 EUR for a group of one to three people. For groups of more than three people, the fee will be 20 EUR each.
There is a regular bus from Praça de Espanha in Lisbon to Sesimbra. There is a Metro from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) going to Praça de Espanha.