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Follow the ocean call and dive into beautiful Portuguese summer time. Join your hosts Antonio and Lisa in their magical nature getaway and unwind with daily yoga classes, meditation sessions, concentration and breathing exercises, and a lot of fun and sunny moments. During this retreat you will stretch, prepare, and relax your body and top of your week with delicious healthy food,beautiful hikes, adventures, outdoor activities and new friends. It's time to escape city life and relax surrounded by cliffs, waterfalls, forest, river and Portugal's sandy beaches.
During this retreat, you will stay either in a private or a shared double room at the Surya Lodge. Located in Vicentine natural park, hidden in the middle of the nature, Surya Lodge offers a peaceful and calm accommodation for nature lovers. The swimming pool, common area, and the spacious bright rooms, each with terrace and private bathroom, offer the perfect facilities to relax and enjoy.
The residence itself has spacious and comfortable single or double bedrooms with central heating, a swimming pool, common and dining room, both with fireplace and Wi-Fi connection, and a bright yoga room.
Experience the fantastic nature of southwest Portugal with an amazing break and an unforgettable yoga experience. During this retreat, you will slow down from the frenetic everyday life, break the routines, and forget the compromises to allow yourself to just be, live, and feel. You will stretch, prepare, and relax your body in daily yoga classes with António that may take place during the morning or the afternoon, topped with meditation, concentration and breathing exercises. With the help of various yoga practices, you will stretch and let the energy flow in your body, listen, know yourself better, and find the harmony within.
This retreat includes plenty of free time for you to try additional activities such as kayaking in the Mira River, surfing, hiking and horse riding, enjoy an additional workshop, discover hidden waterfalls, go to the beach or just read a book and relax by the pool. At the end of your stay, you will return fully recharged with good energy and feeling awesome.
The goal is to motivate you to incorporate some of the simple yoga and meditation exercises into your daily routines, which will definitely help you to live a more conscious, harmonious, and above all, happy life.
Antonio was born in Lisbon. He did a teacher training in Hatha yoga in 2000 at the Lusa Yoga Association, and founded the Algés Yoga Center in 2003. He attended several workshops, such as Vedanta Philosophy with Swami Dayananda, Iyengar yoga, and Ashtanga and Dynamic yoga classes. He surfs and practices yoga daily, and his goal is to provide a fantastic experience for the people who share the same things in order to find harmony, enjoy nature, and have a break from the demands of everyday life.
This retreat will take place at the Surya Lodge in Odemira, Portugal. The lodge is located in the Vicentine Coast natural park, southwest of Alentejo, encircled by the mountains of Cercal, the Mira river, and the Atlantic Ocean.
The lodge is located less than a 10-minutes drive from Vila Nova de Milfontes and its sandy beaches. The best and famous surfing beaches are about 20 minutes by car. The Surya Lodge is set in 25 acres of land, featuring an amazing garden surrounded by ridges, cliffs, waterfalls, woodland, and a flatter open countryside.
During this retreat, you will enjoy three daily vegetarian meals. The menu is thoughtfully chosen with the help of a nutritionist and includes a power-breakfast and a light lunch, which can be taken to the activities as a picnic, and a dinner rich in nutrients.
The ingredients may include freshly pressed juices, refined with mint from the garden and homemade energy bars to give you energy between yoga and activities.
You can hike through the Rota Vicentina routes where you will enjoy different hiking scenarios, from the rugged and wild coastline to the countryside hills, also small and characteristic Portuguese villages and the natural park.
The lodge offers six horses so you can enjoy the surrounding tracks in the fields and admire the beautiful countryside landscape.
Paddle in one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, or go on a guided day-long adventure to the heart of Alentejo where you can discover off the beaten track waterfalls.
There are several theme workshops offered for an additional cost. Some of the options include a nutrition, tile painting, dance, and a making sushi workshop, among others.
Enjoy a high-quality surf lesson with one of the best surf schools in Portugal. If you are a beginner or simply want to strengthen your existing skills, the beaches surrounding the retreat center offer the perfect conditions and waves for every level!
Free your mind and body in a 90 minute Ayurvedic massage with specialist Tiago. After assessing your type (doscha), Tiago uses specific oils and massage techniques that are especially effective and relaxing for you.
Please book your flight to arrive at Algarve International Airport (FAO). You can also choose to arrive at the Lisbon Portela International Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to these airports is available upon request for approximately 70 EUR.