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8 Days Iyengar Yoga Retreat Portugal

  • Quinta Mimosa, Algarve, Portugal

Overview

Restorative Portugal Yoga Retreat

Join Elizabeth Smullens Brass for one week of yoga, beautiful nature, delicious healthy food, and sunny beaches. The week-long yoga retreat is designed to allow you enough time to deepen your practice, unwind, and enjoy the beautiful region and its culture. You will have 6-day yoga program which will begin on Saturday morning and end on Thursday evening. This yoga program is intended to develop and deepen your yoga practice.

Highlights

  • Pranayama practices
  • Restorative yoga classes
  • Use of yoga equipments and centre facilities
  • Free time to explore the beach and surrounding area
  • Healthy vegetarian dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Delicious brunches

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be staying in a southern Portuguese estate, Quinta Mimosa, an established retreat center. Quinta Mimosa is made of three restored traditional farmhouses, each with a large shaded terrace, swimming pool, outdoor sitting area, and free Wi-Fi.

The 6-day yoga program will begin on Saturday morning and end on Thursday evening, and it is designed to develop and deepen your yoga practice. The mornings (except Thursday - the studio is open for self-practice) will begin with a 2-hour asana class from 09:00 - 11:00 in the fully equipped yoga studio.

After the morning class, you will enjoy a rich and healthy brunch together and then set off on your day. You will have ample free time during the day to go to the beach, explore the surrounding nature and villages, or just relax by the pool. Iyengar Yoga Zentrum Berlin will offer many joined (and optional) activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and nature walks.

In the evenings (except Tuesday), 18:00 - 19:30, you will have a Restorative yoga and pranayama (yogic breathing techniques) class where you will also learn pranayama. One evening there is extra free time to allow for excursions or massage treatments. Massage therapists are available onsite, and the beach is only 10 minutes away by car or taxi or 25 minutes by bicycle. You will end 4 of the days with a joined dinner at Quinta Mimosa. The other evenings, you are free to explore the exquisite restaurants in the villages or beaches around.

American-born Elizabeth began her Iyengar yoga study in New York thirty years ago, and has been teaching yoga for nearly twenty-five years. Her teaching style is dynamic, precise, and motivating, encouraging students to enjoy and benefit from the practice of yoga. Her classes are primarily offered in English, although she also teaches in German. Elizabeth has traveled to India several times, where she studied at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune. She continues to train regularly with Senior Iyengar Yoga teachers in Europe and the United States. In addition to teaching yoga, Elizabeth worked for fifteen years as a professional dancer and dance instructor, performance artist, and arts administrator.

Qualification

  • Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher since 1996 (Senior Intermediate Level 1)
  • Teacher Training with Joan White in Philadelphia, 1991 - 1996
  • Certified by the Iyengar Yoga Association of the United States, 1996
  • Training at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India since 1997
  • Assessor for Iyengar Yoga Deutschland Teacher Certification Exams since 2012
  • B.A. cum laude in Anthropology and Dance, Barnard College, Columbia University; M.F.A. in Performance, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

This retreat is located on a hillside between the historic town of Loul and the Algarve coast, surrounded by almond and orange trees and close to gorgeous beaches.

Nearby places

The beach, 10 minutes by car or 25 minutes by bicycle

Activities
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Massage nearby
  • Mountain walking / trekking nearby
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

In this retreat, you will have plenty of free time during the day to go to the beach, explore the surrounding nature and villages, or just relax by the pool. There are many of joined (and optional) activities on offer such as hiking, horseback riding, and nature walks. You can also enjoy the exquisite restaurant in the village.

Massage therapists are available onsite.

  • 4 vegetarian dinners
  • 6 delicious brunches
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 10 yoga classes
  • All yoga equipment and center facilities
  • %Transfers to the retreat are not included in the price.

Arrival by airplane

Fly directly from Berlin to Faro and a shared taxi or shuttle can be arranged to pick you up at the airport upon request for an extra cost. Or, you can rent a car directly at the airport to come to the retreats location.

Another option is to fly to Lisbon and take a train or bus to Loul, or fly to Seville and take the bus to Loul. Loul is 10 minutes away and pick up there can be offered upon request.

Distances

  • Loul, 10 minutes
For information about the booking conditions, please send Iyengar Yoga Zentrum Berlin an inquiry.
  • Review by Sara Haglund

    "Iyengar Yoga Zentrum is an Inspiring and experienced teachers in a beautiful space- and an amazing zone of calm for a foreign traveller in Berlin."

    Yoga Zentrum Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Naama Gidron

    "Elizabeth is an amazing teacher. She has vast knowledge of yoga and years of experience practicing and teaching. Her classes are dynamic and yet she creates a quiet and warm atmosphere. You will get individual attention and learn a lot!"

    Iyengar Yoga Zentrum Facebook page, edited

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Availability

Arrival: Friday June 30, 2017
Departure: Friday July 7, 2017

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