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Come celebrate summer with Inspiro Yoga, stay at the magical Casa Paço D’ilhas in Ericeira, a charming fisherman’s village also known as one of the best surf spots in Europe. You’re invited to a place that feels like just like home, deepen or kick off your yoga practice, learn (or improve your skills) how to surf and nourish yourself with healthy food prepared with lots of love. A retreat where you can truly disconnect from your daily life and to do lists, be surrounded by beautiful nature, make new friends and have plenty of time to relax and just be.
Airport transfer available: Lisbon Portela Airport
The retreat is held at a place very dear to Inspiro Yoga's hearts, Casa Paço D’ilhas – a traditional heritage-style (est. 1869) guest house with all the modern amenities you can wish for. It’s located on a hilltop, overlooking the world renowned surf breaks of Ericeira on one side, and the lush countryside of Santo Isodoro on the other side. Just a 10-minute walk from the nearest beach Ribeira D’ilhas.
In the main building there’s a dining area, open fire place, kitchen, and an honesty bar where you can enjoy a glass of good Portuguese wine or a local beer. Casa Palheiro, Cabana Jardim, and Casa Azores are just a few names of the very unique and charming rooms and small houses at Casa Paço D’ilhas. Imagine uneven wooden and stone floors, antique beds and chairs and other vintage details – this is a place full of soul and history, guaranteed love at first sight.
In the morning, you wake up your bodies with dynamic Vinyasa Flow yoga (synchronising movement and breath) including short meditations and pranayama (breathing exercises). In the afternoons, you nurture your bodies with a blend of Restorative and Yin yoga. All classes are open to all levels, everyone is met where they're at in their practice. There's also a chance to take private classes for an additional charge.
Depending on the weather and the ocean tides, the times may change. The retreat starts with a welcome snack and gathering at 5:00 p.m. on the day of arrival and ends after breakfast at 11:00 a.m. on the date of departure.
This retreat will take place in Ericeira, Portugal. Casa Paço D’Ilhas is located on an elusive hilltop overlooking the world renowned surf breaks of the Ericeira world surfing reserve on one side and the lush countryside of Santo Isodoro Municipality on the other side. Set in a quiet outskirt of Ericeira village, they are surrounded by nature and wake up to the sound of breaking waves when a good swell hits the shores.
Ericeira village itself, just a short drive away, is a traditional Portuguese fishing village that has been catering for tourism for over eight centuries, whilst still always managing to maintain it`s original character, symbolised by it`s labyrinth of windswept alleys that whisper tales of seafaring adventures.
Inspiro Yoga love preparing, eating, and enjoying healthy and delicious food! You'll get to savour colourful and nourishing whole food - based on whats in season, organic where possible. Always prepared with lots of love! At the breakfast buffet you can expect colourful smoothie bowls with loads of toppings, nuts, fresh juices, homemade granola, and always, loads of delicious seasonal fruits.
The lunch is light and refreshing - usually a soup or salad, to be enjoyed by the pool or on the veranda. The dinners are abundant and flavourful with dishes inspired by Inspiro Yoga's travels around. One of the evenings, you'll also do a veggie barbecue in the garden, with fresh fish available for those who wish.
During your free time, you can enjoy a range of activities for an additional cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). A 45-minute transfer from this airport is available upon request.