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Martinheiras is specific and unique. All of the retreats and weekend packages are designed to empower you towards a healthier life and are tailor made for you. With 11 hectares of land to explore, and set high up on a hill without a house in sight, it is the perfect place to unwind and get away from it all. If it is peace and quiet you are looking for, then this is the place for you. The area and its uniqueness separate it from the usual retreats you see currently out on the market.
This amazing retreat, has been created out of love by the coming together of three people with three different skill sets, but they have a common goal to share what they know and to teach from their heart.
You will enjoy beautiful brunch and dinner cooked by on-site chef and 2 Ayurvedic cooking classes, daily yoga classes and restorative classes, you will also have 2 Ayurvedic and pranayama consultations, 5 pranayama sessions, 6 meditation classes per day, 3 yoga workshops, sound bath healing, Reiki and more!
Martinheiras strive for peace and quiet. This is why it is a small boutique. They pride on personalizing your holiday and making every guest feel completely at home, with all the luxuries of a true holiday.
Three types of accommodation are available at this time. You can choose to stay at Casa Do Jardim (3 persons sharing), Quarto Do Patio (twin sharing) or Quarto De Sobreira (twin sharing).
All linen, towels and kitchen equipment are provided. Wi-Fi is available, although limited due to the nature of where the venue is set- but that was nature's decision.
It is a small house 67 square meters, all of its own which can accommodate between 3 people very comfortably. 2 people are going to be sharing a double bed in the bedroom and another person on a loft bed in the living room which gives some privacy. There is one bathroom with a shower, toilet sink, and biday - a small kitchen, living room and private indoor as well as outdoor dining terrace. It has a beach umbrella, small cool box and it is perfect for couples or a group of 3 friends.
It is a room with an en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet. It is suitable as a twin sharing or a couple sharing. It is quaint and quiet situated in the courtyard of the property.
It is a room with an en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet. It is quaint and situated at the top of the property with spectacular views. There is a fire place inside which is ideal for winter or autumn. If you love to star gaze at night, this is the room for you. It is suitable as twin sharing or for a couple.
The team comprises of dedicated individuals with a wealth of knowledge and full heart. They all enjoy the individual gifts they have and love sharing them with the students. They came together with an idea of creating a retreat that would empower the individual to better improve on his or her life. The idea was simple: to create a space for sharing, deepening and learning. They feel you will walk away with a greater understanding of the practice you will be thought as well as a greater sense of your true self.
The core practice is the Ashtanga Vinyasa System as taught in the traditional way, Mysore Style. You will have one class with two levels: beginners taught by Tiana (Authorized Level 1) and intermediate to advanced taught by Xico (Authorized Level 2). Even if you are completely new to this practice - it doesn't matter. This practice has the means to help you discover or rediscover the body and mind connection. Beginners will move slowly and intermediate and advanced students can move at their own pace. This retreat was designed for everyone!
The organizer offers one free Skype session after the retreat which allows for the following:
Tiana was born and raised in Hong Kong, but she is originally an Indian. Tiana started practicing yoga from a young age following the spiritual teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda. She is authorized to teach by the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute (KPJAYI). She is also an experienced registered yoga teacher with Centred Yoga School. She continuously travels and teaches, but remain based in Portugal where she runs her retreat and wellness center together with her husband Shivam.
Xico is an Authorized Level 2 Ashtanga Yoga by the KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute. He is an international teacher that has been traveling and teaching workshops and classes throughout Europe as well as North and South America. Born in Portugal in 1983 he found yoga at the age of 14. He has vast experience and is proud to always be a fanatic nature lover as well as an adventurous person dedicated to many nature-related sports. He spent his 20’s learning yoga close to his Teachers Finishing his first teacher training in 2003 with Tim Miller at Ashtanga Yoga Center, California,USA.
Anita is an eco chef, specializing in vegetarian, vegan, Ayurvedic and raw cuisine. Her experience includes having worked passionately in several restaurants, in Brazil and in Portugal where she currently leads the kitchen at Lisbon's Jardim dos Sentidos. After much training and many experiences ranging from veganism, macrobiotics, raw foodism and Ayurvedic cooking, Anita has found the perfect balance for her own style-- a fusion of contemporary Ayurvedic, Asian and slow cooking. Anita had the skills needed to cook specifically for Sharath Jois the current head of the Ashtanga Yoga Institute
Sankari is a yoga teacher and an experienced Sound Bath therapist. Sound Bath is a beautiful experience that goes deep into your energetic field and deep into your cells re - harmonising what is out of tune. The pure vibration resonates with our body, pushing away the stagnant energy to make it flow again. Quartz crystal singing bowls are used as sound therapy: like any sound healing, they work on the principle that the body is an instrument. The instrument of the body can be de-tuned by many factors- lifestyle, stress, ill-health, environment, trauma & crises and so on.
This is a beautiful retreat set in an incredible setting at Martinheiras in the hills of Alentejo which is in the South of Portugal. A remote place, designed to give you a true retreat feeling with a home feel.
This is practically an undiscovered part of Alentejo, where nature prevails and the stars are endless at night. They have designed a program to allow you to unfold in nature's grace, to take you away from your busy schedule and to give you the opportunity to unwind your mind.
The retreat will happen in a special and magical place. The property sits high up on 11 hectares of land near Luzianes - Gare, Alentejo, Portugal with spectacular views. It is one of the most quiet and peaceful places in the area, with beautiful gardens and surrounded by nature. It is 100% solar powered with tracking and have its own water system, making it not only luxurious, but eco- friendly as well. The place is 40 minutes to the coast and 30 minutes to Odemira. There is a lake 20 mins away on which a sailing excursion can be organized at an extra cost.The closest coastline is one of the most beautiful in the world, with much to explore and to see.
They have a salt water pool, beautiful walks, and meditation spots on the land and the famous hammock hill. The ideal place to relax and unwind as one should on a retreat, under beautiful Cork Sobreira trees.
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All food is included in your retreat program. A vegetarian diet is available.
They have a dedicated Ayurvedic chef who will cater you beautiful food and also who will teach 2 Ayurvedic cooking classes.
While in the program, you can also try some walks by the coast at the Rota Vicentina. You can have fun with your friends playing archery on the land or go kayaking by the coast or sailing on the nearby lake. The Santa Clara lake is a 20 minute drive which is a truly a wonderful experience. Zambujeira and Odeceixe beaches are 45 minutes drive. This coastline is spectacular and a must see in Portugal.
Transfer not provided
Lisbon Portela Airport
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO) or at Lisbon Portela Airport. From both Faro and Lisbon, you can take the train to get to the Santa Clara Saboia Station. Martinheiras provide a transfer service from here for 4 passengers.
Martinheiras is accessible by train from both Faro and Lisbon. You are advised to notify Martinheiras of your pick up time before you purchase your train ticket so that they can schedule your transfer service. It is also advised that you book your train in advance before flying. Please arrive at Santa Clara Saboia Train station and contact them first.
Take the taxi or bus to the Faro railway station. Take the train in the direction of Lisbon and get off at Santa Clara Saboia Station. Martinheiras provide a transfer service from here for 4 passengers.
You can take the underground, or a taxi from the airport to Lisboa-Oriente railway station. Take the train in the direction of Faro and get off at Santa Clara Saboia station. Martinheiras provides a transfer service from here for 4 passengers.
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