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Yoga and meditation retreat,

Carrapateira, South Portugal

22-27 July 2024

Summer season is a special time of the year.

A longed-for moment to take a break, immerse ourselves in nature, breathe and reconnect with the full confidence and joy that life can bring us.

In this retreat, we offer six days near the sea, close to the beautiful beaches of Carrapateira, enjoying the calm, the beauty of a gentle yoga practice, time outdoors, healthy eating and heart connection with a special group of people of different nationalities.

We will share the practice we love, a gentle yoga practice that brings you back to yourself, to relax and manage what you are experiencing with equanimity.

All levels are welcome. We will take care of everyone with attention, encouraging the practice to adapt to your moment and your body to respond with lightness and gratitude.

We will immerse ourselves deeply in the practice of meditation and guided relaxation, without effort, understanding that the mind is a powerful instrument that can be at our service when we direct our attention to places of stillness.

We will also have time for ourselves, to rest, walk on the beach, watch the sea, the sunsets, the birds and the stars and absorb the magic of this wonderful place.

 

Each day includes:

• Yoga for everyone: asana practice to revitalize, strengthen and empower your body. A more dynamic morning practice will be combined with yin type classes, where we will learn to feel and meditate in the postures.

• Meditation and pranayama workshops.

• Conscious breathing to bring clarity to your mind. Some practices will take place outdoors.

• Guided and silent meditations.

• Yoga Nidra.

• Guided relaxation and energy healing.

• Connection with nature: excursions to natural spaces to enjoy and to charge ourselves with the energy of the elements.

 

We will stay in Monte Velho, a spacious and secluded retreat center in Carrapateira, in the region of Aljezur, South Portugal.

A family run, self-sustaining retreat and holistic centre with a strong passion for reconnecting its visitors with nature.

Located where south-western Europe sinks into the Atlantic, the region is enriched by the strength of its’ nature, with multiple paths some ending between dunes of fine sand by the ocean, while others on the cliffs by sunset.

The center sits in a stunning elevated, nestled between mountain and sea with a panoramic vista over the ocean.

It has a fully equipped beautifully designed 170 m2 yoga shala, with underfloor heating and a spa, with sauna, turkish bath and several massage options.

All rooms have confortable beds, private bathrooms and cozy heating.

The food is first class, delicious, ecological, local and seasonal, cooked by specialized chefs in vegetarian and vegan cuisine.

Two of the most amazing and long beaches of the region, Praia Amado and Praia Borderia, are are in less than 8 minutes by car from the retreat center.

A unique space to practice, reflect, connect, nourish and rest.

This retreat is organised by Shama retreats, with Laura Méndez as a guest teacher. Please go to their website to book this retreat and for further details: