This retreat is ideal for those looking for an end of the week getaway by the sea and not far from Lisbon. It offers you some space for your inner self to reconnect, combining the practice of yoga, meditation, and mindful walks in Cascais and Estoril outdoor surroundings. Walking meditation can be as profound as sitting meditation, and has the advantage of bringing the meditative experience into your day to day activities, allowing you to be more present in your body and in the present moment.
House of Zen has a 50-square meter rooftop terrace overlooking the sea and Cascais Marina that brings you the ocean breeze and a perfect setting to start the day with your daily yoga practice. Access to a 500-square meter garden of flowers and trees will awaken your senses. An indoor yoga shala, sunny balconies, and common areas will provide you with tranquility and space to relax, read a book, or meditate.
Sound sleep is guaranteed in comfortable bedrooms with double or twin beds. Brand new, minimalist design furniture garnishes each of House of Zen's six bedrooms, three large shared bathrooms, and additional toilet. The rooms are named after different plants and spices: Cinnamon, Bamboo, Shatavari, Ginger, and Neem.
Cleanliness is this house's top priority and the bathrooms are cleaned twice daily. Rooms are shared in either double or twin basis. Accommodation services include cleaning service, shower and hand towels, shampoo and shower gel, individual shower outing carpet, and drinking water.
In order to join House of Zen throughout this journey, you don't need any previous yoga or meditation knowledge. All you need is to open your mind and senses to inner exploration and development. You will work at developing attention, sensitivity, and awareness through sitting and walking meditation, while in contact with the sea breeze, the open space blue sky and the stunning coastal views of the region.
You will have two outdoor walks throughout this yoga retreat.
This retreat will take place in Estoril, Portugal. Estoril is a top tourism destination in Portugal, attracted by the marvelous beaches, the picturesque scenery, and its convenient location. Lisbon is just 30 minutes in distance and it is also very close to many places of interest, such as Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, or Mafra.
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During this retreat, you will be served six lacto-ovo-vegetarian breakfasts. House of Zen believes that eating more vegetables and other plant-based products such as fruits and cereals grains, and less processed, chemically refined food products contributes to a better health. House of Zen buys locally grown ingredients as possible. This is House of Zen's small contribution towards a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle.
At House of Zen we offer the following upon request services:
You can book a 75-minute massage for 55 EUR.
Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).
From Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), take the subway red line, and hop off at the end of the line at Alameda station. Afterward, take the subway green line and hop off at the end of the line at Cais do Sodré station. Take the train at Cais do Sodré train station to Cascais direction. Hop off at São João do Estoril train station. From here, you might choose to walk 15 to 20 minutes to your destination or take a taxi.
If you choose walking, you can walk to Avenida Florinda Leal, turn right at Avenida Florinda Leal, and keep walking until the end of the road. Then, turn left at Rua João António Gaspar, turn on the second right to Rua do Monte Leite, proceed right up through the street, and turn on the second left to Rua Fernando Pessoa 2 to arrive at House of Zen.
From Cascais, take the train at Cascais train station to Lisbon direction and hop off at São João do Estoril train station. From here, you might choose to walk 15 to 20 minutes to your destination or take a taxi.
If you choose walking, you can walk to Avenida Florinda Leal, turn right at Avenida Florinda Leal, and keep walking until the end of the road. Then, turn left at Rua João António Gaspar, turn on the second right to Rua do Monte Leite, proceed right up through the street, and turn on the second left to Rua Fernando Pessoa 2 to arrive at House of Zen. Please take taxi if you come with heavy luggage.
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