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Join Lila Heller and Lea Udry for one week of Pilates and yoga classes at the beautiful Monte Velho Eco Retreats in Portugal. Monte Velho Eco Retreats has a space to appreciate and bring to life the natural beauty of the environment and a chance to have a real and empowering experience. You can enjoy daily yoga and Pilates classes, along with lots of extra activities to do. You can also gain a lot of benefits from reconnecting to nature.
Once a rural tourism center, Monte Velho has grown into its true essence and purpose as an eco retreat center. It is a holistic center which designed to offer all the comfort and space you need for your practices. The main temple “Casa das Pinhas” made with round wood architecture and heated floor is inspired in the friend’s center at the Brazilian rainforest. This temple is where the main activities evolve, comfortably inside and surrounded by nature.
Between activities, one can relax or study in a variety of calm and peaceful spaces that are placed for the purpose of joy and contemplation, all with amazing views to the surroundings. The main house is powered with solar energy batteries and an Eolic windmill. For the hot water system, Monte Velho also uses the sun and a wood boiler that help to heat all the buildings. The wood used on the boiler is from Monte Velho’s own forest and harvested in a sustainable way.
You will stay in a single, double, triple, or quadruple room. The rooms are cozy with simple decoration. They have all that is needed for letting go and surrendering to the space of being taken care of as you walk out the door.
In the Pilates sessions, you will practice alignment or postural awareness, learn flexibility and mobility training, and learn to correct inefficient movement patterns.
Through the sessions, you will experience joy and ease in your body, decrease and diminish pain and discomfort, increase mental focus, gain strength and tone, and increase coordination.
This retreat will take place at Monte Velho Eco Retreats in the beautiful Algarve, Portugal. From the top of the “Monte”, Monte Velho becomes consciousness of the vast natural space around it, the strength of the elements in the region and the overwhelming beauty of one of the most, or perhaps last, secret places in the world.
It is a region enriched by the strength of its’ nature, where the high cliffs overlook the ocean, filling the air with a fresh breeze, spreading myths and tales of fishermen, sailors, pirates, sunken ships, and great fisheries.
The dense energy that originates from the storms in the ocean, concentrates in the beautiful waves that break on the sweeping sandy coast. Additionally, there is a vast and unexplored area with several species as well.
Bearer of magical aromas, the different plants, many of which are therapeutic, guide you through the multiple paths between dunes of fine sand by the ocean, while others on the cliffs.
You can book your flight to Faro Airport (FAO) or Lisbon Airport (LIS). Car rental and pickup service will be arranged from there at an additional cost. Lower rates flights can be found on sites like Norwegian Air, Momondo, and Sky Picker.
You should arrive at Lagos through Rede-Expressos or EVA-BUS. Pickup service will be arranged upon request from there.