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5 Days Blissful Massage and Yoga Retreat in Cascais, Portugal

Overview

Yoga Retreat Portugal

  • 3 days with instruction
  • Take a break from everyday life and offer yourself a few days of pure indulgence. Leave your life routine and stay at House of Zen in sunny Estoril, Portugal. During this retreat, you will get to enjoy the benefits of Ayurvedic massage and reflexology. These massage sessions will help you relax your body and mind, as well as reduce any stress and anxiety, while yoga will bring your attention to your body and breath. You deserve to feel lighter and sleep better!

    Highlights

    • Enjoy two yoga classes
    • Relax with an Ayurvedic massage
    • Plenty of free time to explore the Estoril area
    • Enjoy the benefits of a reflexology session
    • Daily lacto-vegetarian breakfast
    • 4 nights accommodation

    Skill level

    • Beginner

    • Intermediate

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 8.

    Styles

    Languages

    • Instruction language: English
    • Spoken languages: English
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    House of Zen has a 50-square meter rooftop terrace overlooking the sea and Cascais Marina that brings you the ocean breeze and a perfect setting to start the day with your daily yoga practice. Access to a 500-square meter garden of flowers and trees will awaken your senses. An indoor yoga shala, sunny balconies, and common areas will provide you with tranquility and space to relax, read a book, or meditate.

    Sound sleep is guaranteed in comfortable bedrooms with double or twin beds. Brand new, minimalist design furniture garnishes each of House of Zen's six bedrooms, three large shared bathrooms, and additional toilet. The rooms are named after different plants and spices: Cinnamon, Bamboo, Shatavari, Ginger, and Neem.

    Cleanliness is this house's top priority and the bathrooms are cleaned twice daily. Rooms are shared in either double or twin basis. Accommodation services include cleaning service, shower and hand towels, shampoo and shower gel, individual shower outing carpet, and drinking water.

    House of Zen's yoga classes are suitable for both beginners and more experienced yogis. During this retreat, you will also enjoy beautiful healthy breakfasts and quality time for yourself. This is the perfect occasion to find your balance and regain your energies.

    You will be staying very close to the beach. Go swimming, jogging, or walking by the sea boardwalk. From there, observe the horizon and the ships slowly sailing by and get a suntan by the beach. You may also enjoy the sun from the upper deck or read a book in the garden.

    Saturday - Arrival day

    House of Zen will be welcoming you from 14:00 onwards, allowing you free time to rest and enjoy a reflexology session. Any discomfort will be instantly replaced by a beautiful wellness sensation on your first day, the timing of this session will depend on your arrival time.

    Sunday - Free program day

    Open your senses and go explore charming Lisbon, which is just 40 minutes away by train from the nearest train station. There is so much to do, to see, and to be aware of.

    Monday and Tuesday

    At 08:15, you will rise and shine by awakening your body and awareness of your breathing through morning asanas in your daily yoga morning class. Later, at 09:30, you will enjoy a healthy, complete breakfast with fresh juices and plenty of fruit.

    From 10:30 onwards, you will have free time to relax and enjoy yourself. Your Ayurvedic massage can be scheduled for Monday or Tuesday afternoon, according to your convenience.

    Wednesday

    At 09:00, you will enjoy a healthy, complete breakfast with fresh juices and plenty of fruit. Check-out time begins at 10:00 and ends at 12:00.

    • Laura Jane

      Laura is a highly dedicated, experienced, and passionate yoga instructor with advanced certified training in Ashtanga principles. Her dance studies and acrobatic skills have influenced the vigorous yet graceful way she practices and teaches yoga. She can easily motivate and inspire people to go beyond in her classes. Laura took various yoga teacher training and other yoga-related certifications in Thailand, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. She developed her yoga teaching experience in Macau and England, and currently, she is teaching in Estoril.

    • Cátia Pereira

      Cátia is very mindful of the body-mind-spirit connection. She loves yoga, the arts of healing, psychology, and astrology. Born and raised in Portugal, she started to practice yoga in 2009. A deeper interest in yoga arose in Thailand, where she also took various healing training courses and, later, a Hatha yoga teacher training in India, in which meditation and mantra chantings had an important role. Cátia believes the yoga practice while combining the use of sounds, breathing, and asanas is a path to connect with one's inner self.

    Located in a quiet neighborhood of Estoril, the House of Zen is a 400-meter walking distance to the beach and only 600 meters away from the nearest train station. Restaurants, supermarkets, banks, and other shops are also within walking distance.

    Nearby places

    • Beach, 400 meters
    • Lisbon - 30 to 40 minutes
    • Train station, 600 meters

    Healthy, balanced, and delicious food is key. House of Zen believes that eating more vegetables and other plant-based, less processed, and chemically refined food products can contribute to a better health. They also do their best efforts to buy local products as a way to reduce the environmental impact of transportation. This is their small contribution towards a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle. During your retreat, a lacto-vegetarian breakfast is served.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast

    The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

    • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

    At House of Zen we offer the following upon request services:

    • Massage therapies (Traditional Thai, Ayurvedic, Reflexology)
    • Reiki Healing
    • Ayurveda Counselling
    • Intuitive Astrology
    • Psychotherapy counselling
    • Enjoy leisurely walks or bike rides
    • Explore the Cascais region: Boca do Inferno, Guincho, Cabo da Roca, or Sintra
    • Get a suntan on the rooftop
    • Go visit charming Lisbon City
    • Indulge or read a book in the secret garden
    • Meet the beautiful local spots for trekking, rock climbing, mountain biking, or surfing
    • Swim, practice SUP, or just lay on the sand in Poça Beach or other nearby beaches
    • Taste the great Portuguese food and other specialties in nearby restaurants
    • Walks in Estoril Coast promenade just by the sea up to Cascais

    During this retreat, a 75-minute Ayurvedic massage and a 45-minute reflexology session are included. You can book an additional 75-minute massage session for 55 EUR. Make your reservation before your arrival or upon your check-in.

    • 1 Ayurvedic massage for 75 minutes
    • 1 reflexology session for 45 minutes
    • 3 yoga classes
    • 4 healthy breakfasts
    • 4 nights accommodation
    • 5 minutes walk to the beach
    • Access to a beautiful shady garden
    • Access to a sea view rooftop sun deck
    • Additional activities
    • Additional massage
    • Airfare
    • Airport transfers
    • Dinners
    • Lunches
    • Personal expenses
    • Medical information: By subscribing to this retreat, participants confirm their physical fitness and that there are no medical objections against their partaking in the sports of their choice while staying at House of Zen.
    • Important information: Parents or legal guards are responsible for their children. House of Zen is not responsible and will not reimburse a client if a certain activity cannot occur due to adverse weather or other unforeseeable events beyond their control. House of Zen will try their best to offer an alternative program.

    Driving directions from Cascais, A5 highway

    • Take the A5 highway at Cascais to Lisbon direction.
    • Take the Exit 9 to Estrada Marginal N6-8 Estoril / Alcoitão / Bicesse / Manique.
    • At the roundabout, take the second exit.
    • Proceed to the next roundabout and the first exit at the roundabout.
    • Proceed down the road, turn right to Rua Fernando Pessoa 2, and you will have arrived at House of Zen.

    Driving directions from Cascais, Estrada Marginal N6-8

    • Take the Estrada Marginal N6-8 to Lisbon direction.
    • Proceed through the road for two kilometers and 100 meters, at Estoril turn left to Avenida Bombeiros Voluntários.
    • Turn second right to Rua Dr. Mário Quina.
    • Turn right to Rua Dr. António Martins / N6-8.
    • Turn left to Rua J.A. Ferreira.
    • Proceed to Rua Santa Rita and, at the crossroad, proceed straight up to the same street.
    • Turn right to Rua Fernando Pessoa 2 and you will have arrived at House of Zen.

    Driving directions from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)

    • Take the highway 2 Circular / E1 to Cascais direction.
    • Take the Exit 1 to IC17-CRIL / Algés A5 Cascais.
    • Take the exit to A5 Cascais.
    • Take the Exit 9 to N6-8 / Estoril / Alcoitão.
    • At the roundabout, take the third exit to N6-8.
    • Proceed to next roundabout and take the first exit.
    • Proceed on the road, turn right to Rua Fernando Pessoa 2, and you will have arrived at House of Zen.

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).

    Arrival by train

    From Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), take the subway red line, and hop off at the end of the line at Alameda station. Afterward, take the subway green line and hop off at the end of the line at Cais do Sodré station. Take the train at Cais do Sodré train station to Cascais direction. Hop off at São João do Estoril train station. From here, you might choose to walk 15 to 20 minutes to your destination or take a taxi.

    If you choose walking, you can walk to Avenida Florinda Leal, turn right at Avenida Florinda Leal, and keep walking until the end of the road. Then, turn left at Rua João António Gaspar, turn on the second right to Rua do Monte Leite, proceed right up through the street, and turn on the second left to Rua Fernando Pessoa 2 to arrive at House of Zen.

    From Cascais, take the train at Cascais train station to Lisbon direction and hop off at São João do Estoril train station. From here, you might choose to walk 15 to 20 minutes to your destination or take a taxi.

    If you choose walking, you can walk to Avenida Florinda Leal, turn right at Avenida Florinda Leal, and keep walking until the end of the road. Then, turn left at Rua João António Gaspar, turn on the second right to Rua do Monte Leite, proceed right up through the street, and turn on the second left to Rua Fernando Pessoa 2 to arrive at House of Zen.

    • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

    Estoril, Portugal

    House of Zen is a yoga-friendly place offering yoga retreats. They cherish tranquility, peace of mind, harmony with people, and nature.

    Speaks English

    • Availability: The Yoga Retreats of this organizer are available 94% of the time.
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    This vacation is available between October to June, with arrival on Saturday.

     

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