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This retreat is designed for those looking for a healthier future for themselves and their families. It focuses on Iyengar yoga combined with detox through foods and the knowledge around it. Detoxification through your daily food choices is a great component in this work and yoga is the perfect companion for staying clear and centered to be able to cope with the changes within that arise. It adopts a holistic and natural approach to get your energy back.
Accommodation is arranged at the new Star Pine Lodge, a private villa which is getting fully renovated with a new swimming pool and a beautiful yoga shala. It is located in the beautiful tranquil village of Colares with an ocean view, at a one-minute walk from the beach Praia Grande, a 40-minute drive from Lisbon, and a 10-minute from the town Sintra. The Lodge offers swimming pool, yoga shala, separate kitchen for the guests, mountain bikes, surfing, paddle surfing, and climbing.
The Star Pine Lodge is new and fresh. It is set in a beautiful garden giving you the feeling of space and calmness with the ocean in front and the Sintra mountains raising behind you, and just around the corner from the Praia Grande beach along the coast line. This yoga house has been totally refurbished and part of it has been renovated this year, including a new swimming pool and yoga shala in the garden with sea view.
The annex next to the main house has been turned into three beautiful double or twin rooms with private bath and direct view to the garden and pool. The main house has a large terrace for al fresco dinning including an outdoor barbecue area with a pool-view and yoga shala at the end of the garden. The lodge also offers a separate kitchen fully equipped where you can store your food or drinks, and cook if needed.
You will find the communal area on the ground floor with a living room and fireplace, dining area, kitchen, and reception. The rooms in the main building are all on the first floor with views. There are five double or twin rooms, two with sea view and three with Sintra view, both sharing two separate bathrooms.
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Institute Junior Intermediate I (Iyengar Yoga)
Annett Mottlau is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher from the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Institute in Amsterdam. Her admiration for the Iyengar yoga technique and philosophy behind the teaching has always inspired her in her practice as well as her teaching.
Shayna Dameron is of Swedish origin and a loving mother of two girls. She has extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health and work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
The retreat takes place in the beautiful tranquil village of Colares, Portugal.
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The retreat will help you rebuild your system with a gluten, dairy, meat, and sugar-free diet. An experienced team will prepare balanced, delicious, and nutritional food for you that will nourish and rejuvenate your body. Organic produce will be used to add in extra nutrition with powerful superfoods, raw and wild foods, and herbs. You will be part of the workshops with Shyana and also having possibilities of private sessions with her.
What you put into your mouth changes everything. It can be the slowest type of poison or it can be the most powerful medicine. Keeping this is mind, your stay will focus on being healthy in an unhealthy world, which can be challenging. Get rid of stresses and tension, regain your health, and shine.
Your body might like to enjoy an Ayurvedic massage by Shayna or relaxation massages with Esther, a professional massage therapist, who has had a massage practice in the Caribbean for many years. These can be booked upon arrival.
Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfers can be arranged upon request. Yoga Cascais can pick you up to drop you to Colares. It is a 40-minute drive approximately, 60 kilometers, costing 50 EUR per transfer for up to three people, and 75 EUR per transfer for four to seven people. Single transfers can be arranged upon request.
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