8 días retiro de yoga y meditación para el corazón radiante en Alentejo, Portugal

  • Orada Retreat Center, Nacional 120, Cx Postal 261-ST, Sao Teotónio, 7630-678 Portugal

8 días retiro de yoga y meditación para el corazón radiante en Alentejo, Portugal

  • Orada Retreat Center, Nacional 120, Cx Postal 261-ST, Sao Teotónio, 7630-678 Portugal

Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Retreat Portugal

Learn how to access heart energies, self-compassion, and the hidden powers of your subconsciousness to cultivate a loving, caring, and nurturing energy towards everyday experiences and emotions and start a life more attuned to your values and aspirations. Heart, self-compassion and metta meditation, and positive neuro-plasticity practices form the core of this retreat and complement mindfulness-based meditation.

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Destacado

  • Twice daily one-hour yoga sessions
  • 7 one-hour evening relaxing sessions
  • 6 three-hour morning mindfulness sessions
  • Experience an integrated MBCT-MBSR course
  • Enjoy some of the optional group activities
  • 3 healthy vegetarian meals per day
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 8 días con clases guiadas
  • Inglés
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The accommodation options are on private, double, triple, and dorm room occupancy basis. The retreat center offers everything you need, such as a garden surrounded by 71 hectares of nature to make beautiful walks, a bio-pool to refresh, a massage hut in the middle of nature, and a meditation, yoga, and relaxing hall.

With A Lotus Seed, you can count on extensive expertise and the spirit and warmth of the community. They focus on the power of meditation, the brain, mind, body, and heart and the linkages between. They believe in bringing in bringing neuroscience, compassion practices, and the link between Eastern and Western psychology into the picture for a holistic understanding. They start from experience rather than theoretical and mental constructs.

You will start the day with a rejoicing alignment-based Iyengar yoga to strengthen your muscles and get energized to move more easily throughout the day. After a healthy breakfast, the morning meditation session forms the core of the program in which you will meditate, reflect, and learn about the broader context of brain, body, and mind.

In the afternoon, there is enough free time to explore the region, go to the beach, make some beautiful walks, read a good book, dive into the bio-pool, take a massage, or join in one of the group activities if you wish to. There is also a Restorative or Yin yoga in the afternoon to relieve deep tension from the muscles with gentle passive stretching. In the evening, there will be a relaxation session with reflection about the day and at times an optional moonlight walking.

The meditation practices have been showing psychological and neurological benefits, activating brain parts linked to focus, awareness, creativity, positive feelings, cognitive flexibility, and empathy and compassion for yourself and others.

This retreat will focus specifically on heart energy and use your brain to the highest purpose. The heart includes a system of about 40,000 neurons which can send information to the brain and generate feelings on its own. Therefore, it is a powerful tool to become in contact with the energy of vitality inside of your body.

It is also a powerful tool of creating a life more aligned with yourself, what you stand for (and not), your values and your aspirations. Tapping into it can make an essential distinction for anyone in the life decisions you make, the level of energy you experience, and the flowing of creativity.

This retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.

What else will you learn?

  • Meditation, mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and stress reduction, alignment-based Iyengar yoga (morning) and Yin yoga (afternoon)
  • How to let go of our entrenched thinking patterns and start using the hidden powers of our subconsciousness
  • How to connect to heart energies to take care of our moods, emotions, body and mind, and live a life more aligned to ourselves, your values and aspirations
  • How visualization and movements can help to connect with the life energy inside ourselves
  • Using the emotional regulation systems and practices suited to each of them
  • Cultivating the four heart qualities: equanimity, shared joy, compassion, and loving kindness
  • Listening to the heart voice and live from a place of inner strength, creativity and authenticity
  • Discovering the secret powers of your subconsciousness and using it wisely to create your reality
  • Using the difference between empathy and (self-)compassion and the distinction in the brain
  • Positive neuro-plasticity en metta practices for dealing with emotions/sensations in the body
  • How to take care of our moods without letting them influence your reality
  • How to gain control over our mind and develop a clear and focused mind
  • How to find rest, even in the midst of life's challenges

MBSR-MBCT is a combination of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive training (MBCT) and are the most widely researched meditation programs in the world. Self-compassion-, heart- and metta- practices complements mindfulness in strengthening positive neural pathways. A Lotus Seed integrates both and adds insights from neuro-science and Buddhism to deepen the practice.

The program formally ends on Friday, late evening of October 6, 2017 but you will be able to have a nice breakfast and yoga session on October 7, 2017 in order to unwind before leaving to the airport.

Typical daily schedule

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Alignment-based Iyengar yoga
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Mindfulness and metta-heart-compassion meditation, reflection, and theory
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 17:00 Personal time to take a therapeutic massage, discover the beautiful Portugal beaches, villages, and nature, or join in an optional group activity
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Restorative or Yin Yang Yoga
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Mindfulness relaxation and daily sharing or meditative moonlight walking
  • Geraldine Gobert

    Geraldine believes that each and everyone is their own best teacher but they can use guidance in making the mind fit for their purpose. She sees herself as a guide on your path, rather than a teacher. After years of practice, she followed an intensive teacher training course from the Institute of Mindfulness in Belgium. She was taught by David Dewulf, Mark Williams, Christina Feldman, and John Peacock, Chris Germer, Kristin Neff, as well as monks in various monasteries across Europe and Asia.

  • Anna

    (Hatha Yoga)

    Anna is a certified Hatha yoga teacher and teaches slow flow classes with a strong foundation in classic, alignment-based Iyengar and Yin yoga. Her style is soft and gentle as it is powerful. Anna's journey on the yoga mat has brought her closer to herself and opened her heart to her inner truth. Oh and besides that, she's a gentle and loving human being, nature and peace lover, and a great inspiration!

  • Geraldine De La Vigne

    Geraldine has been working as a holistic massage therapist for the past five years in Brussels and on different retreats around the world. She followed a three-year intense body-mind therapist education at Atmaram School in Brussels, she is a certified Reiki Usui practitioner and on top of that, passed the university certificate in Equine therapy in Louvain-La-Neuve.

The retreat will take place in Odemira, Alentejo, in the midst of Portugal's most beautiful nature, within the Natural Reservation Park of Costa Vicentina, and not too far from Portugal's wild scenic coastlines.

Nearby places

  • Zambujeiro do Mar - 10 minutes

You will be served with three healthy vegetarian meals using home-grown vegetables and local ingredients, cooked by one of the most amazing Brazilian chefs there.

Depending on the preferences of the group, you can have excursions to the following:

  • Have lunch along the river and the sea of Odeceixe.
  • Enjoy the cute little town of Odemira with a walk to some magic rocks or meditate.
  • Walk in the dunes and have lunch along the seaside in Ribeira da Azenha and Ilha do Pessegeiro.
  • Explore the most beautiful little town of Zambujeiro do Mar on the Alentejano coast with stunning beaches.
  • Relax along the shore of the sea in the beautiful town of Vila Nova de Milfontes.

You may also do the following during your free time:

  • Explore the region
  • Go horse riding
  • Go surfing
  • Massages and Reiki treatments upon request at additional costs
  • Meditation on magic ancient rocks
  • Mindful walking session on the beach
  • Read a good book
  • Refresh in the bio-pool
  • Take a massage in a massage hut in the middle of nature
  • Take a walk to explore the garden surrounded by 71 hectares of nature
  • 3 healthy, tasty vegetarian meals daily
  • 7 morning meditation and group discussion sessions
  • 7 evening relaxation sessions
  • Daily Iyengar yoga and Yin yoga sessions
  • Course material
  • Integrated MBCT-MBSR, (self-)compassion and metta/heart meditaiton program
  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Alcoholic or soft drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Optional treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIZ). Afterwards, you will drive together to the retreat center. Rented cars will be shared among participants, which cost around 65 EUR per person for a whole week.

  • Una reserva requiere de un depósito del 100% del precio total.
  • El depósito no será reembolsado si la reserva es cancelada.

Testimoniales

  • Reseña de Joachim Brackx

    "This week gave me some great insights into what I am dealing with and gave me time and space to explore them further. I greatly enjoyed being there."

    A Lotus Seed website, editado

  • Reseña de Katia Gobert

    "On my first retreat, I enjoyed the space of breathing, the strength of feeling and acceptance, the freedom of being, the joy of silence, the beauty of nature, the experience of self-compassion, and I feel very grateful for it."

    A Lotus Seed website, editado

  • Reseña de Ineke Vanobbergen

    "The meditation week has started a whole process inside me. My awareness increased. I'm noticing more my emotions and thoughts. I learned giving space to emotions and experienced the usefulness of it. I learned to find peace."

    A Lotus Seed website, editado

  • Reseña de Matteo Tangi

    "A Lotus Seed retreat has been an experience that I access with my memory with pleasure, indulging in the soft and warm sensation that it left in my body and my mind. I’m deeply thankful to Geraldine for her work and for her clear and loveful space holding."

    A Lotus Seed website, editado

  • Reseña de Amaryllis Laenen

    "Following a training with Geraldine, I learned useful tools and interesting insights which I'm still applying on a daily basis. She has impact and inspires and admire her unprejudiced and milde attitude. Now I stand with more attention and focus in life."

    A Lotus Seed website, editado

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8 días / 7 noches

Disponibilidad

Llegada: sábado 30 septiembre, 2017
Salida: sábado 7 octubre, 2017

Special discount

There will be 10% reduction on the price if you bring a friend or if you are living and working in Portugal. Special prices are also offered to those who would like to join with more friends and those who cannot afford. Please ask A Lotus Seed for more information.

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