Participate in this healthy holiday Tai Chi and Yoga retreat in Funchal! We invite you to harmonize your health, eliminate tiredness and learn specific techniques for this purpose, and to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and pure air of Madeira. We are also offering an Chrystal Energy Workshop. This vacation is about fun, relaxation, and energy recovering. Combining the splendor of the island with adapted traditional techniques of yoga, qigong, and tai chi, the goal of this retreat is to balance and increase your energy. Besides the touristic attraction, the applied concept embrace three principles, which are aligning proper posture, achieving proper breathing, and emerging into regenerative relaxation. All this can bring you better internal control and harmony between the physical body, mind, and emotions, achieved in an excellent holiday destination.
Quinta de Santa Luzia sleeps 20 persons with nine double rooms and two single rooms (all are en-suite except for two adjoining rooms) that ooze charisma and charm. With wooden floors and a spacious interior, you can enjoy views onto the garden and the sea. This villa has also various generous spaces for socializing and leisure that extend from the interior to the exterior, such as library, terrace with views over the bay of Funchal, full sized snooker table, piano, table football, table tennis and tennis court, observatory telescope kiosk. The practice will take place in a rather beautiful room available in the gardens.
During this retreat, you will enjoy daily Integral yoga classes along with qigong and tai chi sessions. This healthy holiday program aims to improve your well-being during a vacation with equal amounts of fun and relaxation to help you balance and increase your energy. These practices can bring you a better internal control and harmony between the physical body, mind, and emotions. In all retreats, Sundari Integral Yoga School offers various workshops related to a natural and healthy life style and a harmonious interaction with the nature (e.g. do In Chinese self-massage, herbal remedies for a healthy daily life, essential oils benefits in aromatherapy, healthy diet, juice combination and health, feng shui tips or how to harmonize your ambient, etc.). For this retreat, Sundari Integral Yoga School is pleased to offer you a workshop about "Mother earth stones energy and healing crystals", that will take place at one of the best crystal expositions in Europe, located in Monte Palace Tropical Garden, Funchal.
The timetable is subject to change. Do not be afraid of waking up early on vacation as it is scientifically proven that the best time to wake up in good health is no later than 07:00 in the morning.
The workshop timetable may be subject to change (adapted to weather condition)
The retreat program includes a one-day excursion to Monte Palace Tropical Garden.
Quinta de Santa Luzia is an old, historical villa situated in the core of Madeira, Portugal. This rural oasis near the center of Funchal offers an opportunity to experience Quinta lifestyle. Boasting fine views and a luxurious interior, this renovated historic house goes back to the 19th century. Set within the privacy of its own gardens and with direct access from the road, guests can make full use of the facilities on offer.
During this retreat, you will be served daily delicious ovo-lacto-vegetarian meals prepared by Sundari Integral Yoga School's invited guest, professional cook Andrei, who works at a famous Lisbon restaurant, Bairro de Avillez. Andrei is also a yoga teacher and a tai chi practitioner, so he will cook focusing on good energy and healthy tasty meals for you. If you are interested in improving your eating habits and diet, the retreat may also offer tips on healthy nutrition upon request.
Besides the retreat program, there are also optional excursions for the ones who want to enjoy the beauty of Madeira in their free time. In Funchal, besides simple walks on the beautiful streets of the historical center and along the sea promenade you can visit marvelous gardens like Mount Palace Tropical Garden or the Botanical Garden, various museums like the Sacred Art Museum, churches, CR7, or catamaran sailing with dolphin and whale watching. As a mature holiday destination, you can easily find places to book a variety of excursions, island tours, levada walks, mountain climbing, etc. in Madeira.
At the northwestern tip of the Madeira Island, you can visit the lava caves of São Vincente. Or, you can swim in the Porto Moniz natural swimming pools that were formed by the cooling of volcanic lava, in which the water comes directly from the sea.
Along the eastern tip of Madeira is Ponta de Sao Lourenco, you can visit a scenic peninsula that is now a natural reserve. Unlike much of the island, Ponta de Sao Lourenco is arid and windy with stunning volcanic rock formations.
You can also climb the beautiful mountains of Madeira. For example, Pico do Arieiro is the is the third-highest mountain in Madeira and it can easily be reached by car or along a hiking path that takes about two or three hours to complete. The summit provides truly breathtaking views over the Curral das Freiras and the valley floor below. All these are the places to explore if you’re excited about incredible natural landscapes. So, you will have a lot to visit and to enjoy in the free time of the retreat if you would like so.Additionally, you can also book acupuncture treatments and massage therapy at an additional cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport (FNC).
Transfer from the airport to the venue is easier by taxi. The transfer cost is around 30 to 40 EUR.