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Come and join this summer SUP yoga retreat in the heart of Portugal at the stunning lakeside destination! Enjoy breathtaking scenery, crystal clear warm water, and luxury rooms all with lakeside views and plenty of sunshine. Highly experienced and qualified yoga and SUP professionals are ready to make your week an SUP yoga heaven. Taking yoga practice out of the studio and onto the water will add an element of fun and playfulness, as well as a sense of connection to the great outdoors. Learning to move with the board will inject a sense of focus, and help unify your body and mind.
You will stay at a 4-star accommodation for the week. It is located alongside the Lake of Castelo do Bode in Portugal’s tranquil central region, set in landscaped gardens with natural planting. All bedrooms, lounges, restaurant, bar, and terraces overlook the Lake of Castelo do Bode. Spread over two floors, the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, personal safe, television, minibar, and room service. Outside, you will find the landscaped gardens, saltwater swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, as well as marked walking trails leading directly from the hotel.
Nestled in the Portuguese countryside this SUP yoga retreat is set in idyllic surroundings where you can enjoy nature and solitude. This lakeside location will give you a new sense of well being with private and tranquil islands to explore. You will be starting each day with yoga on dry land. Awakening the body and mind with gently energizing pranayama (breathing techniques) and warm up, followed by fluid vinyasa flow, synchronizing breath and movement, with a different theme each day. The yoga practice will be tailored to each individual, with various levels explored within all postures, ensuring that everybody completes the class feeling positive, energized, and excited for the day ahead!
If you are new to SUP then the instructors will be taking you through the basics to give you the skills you need to have fun on the water. For the more experienced SUPer, you will be able to advance your paddle technique and flatwater skills with our years of teaching SUP to the highest level. Once you have warmed up your SUP and yoga skills, you will paddle out to one of the many beautiful islands, and anchor up ready to explore yoga on the water. The SUP yoga practice will always start simply, with time to set intentions for your practice and to appreciate the stunning surroundings. Building on the morning’s theme, the instructors will gradually develop to more complex postures, to enhance your balance, core strength and flexibility, whatever your level. The day’s activities will wind down with a blissful SUP savasana (relaxation) and a peaceful paddle back to the beach.
With 5 years experience teaching SUP from nervous beginners to those who are looking to take on more challenging conditions, Sally is dedicated to help everyone enjoy the water. Originally in mountain biking and not having any water experience prior to SUP, makes her a great instructor with the ability to empathize with others who may not be so confident in the water. Now enjoying SUP surf, down-winding, and longer expedition paddles, she is a great inspiration to others with a similar background.
Chi Yoga School Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Ashtanga Yoga)
Yoga London Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Ashtanga Yoga)
Helen has been teaching dynamic flow yoga in Maidstone, Kent since 2008. She loves sharing her Ashtanga-inspired passion with people of all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities, believing that everybody can benefit from a bit of yogic bliss on whichever level serves them best in their present moment. To deepen all aspects of both her teaching and personal practice, Helen spent the past year (March 2015 – April 2016) completing the 500-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with esteemed teaching training school, Yoga London.
This retreat will take place in Peniche, Portugal. The SUP center and shop is situated in Peniche and just 200 meters from the beach, with amazing ocean paddling and SUP surf right on your doorstep. Along with some great coastal SUPing, they have two fantastic flat water locations within 25 minutes. One of them is the Lagoa de Obidos which is a saltwater lagoon with lots of marine and bird life.
You will be served breakfast everyday. The lunch and evening meals are not included in the price.
You are suggested to book your flight and arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). You can choose to fly with Easyjet, Ryanair, and many other low cost airlines. SUPxscape will pick you up from the airport on August 31, 2016 at 3 p.m. The pick-up is included in the price.
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