7-Daagse Relaxte Retreat voor Yoga Instructeurs in Cascais, Portugal

  • House of Zen, Rua Fernando Pessoa, 2, 2763-317 Estoril, Cascais, Lisbon District, Greater Lisbon, Lisbon Region, Portugal

Transformative Yoga Retreat Portugal

This is a well-deserved relaxing retreat for yoga instructors that did not yet had the chance for a vacation after a period of intense work. Come to Portugal with a partner or friend instructor. During this week, instead of teaching yoga, you will enjoy small group yoga classes with experienced instructors. You will be able to take a variety of yoga styles, including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Power yoga, Hatha, and Yin. Join House of Zen!

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Waarom deze reis?

  • 10 yoga classes
  • 75 minutes of yoga session
  • 1 'My Yoga Journey' gathering / Satsang
  • A variety of styles including Ashtanga, Power yoga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin
  • 6 healthy breakfasts and 1 welcome dinner
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • 6 dagen met instructie
  • Chinees (Mandarijn), Duits, Portugees, Engels
Verberg alles

Located in a quiet neighborhood of Estoril, the House of Zen is a 400-meter walking distance to the beach and only 600 meters away from the nearest train station. Restaurants, supermarkets, banks, and other shops are also within walking distance.

A 50-square-meter rooftop terrace overlooking the sea and Cascais Marina 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 (free Wi-Fi) will provide you with tranquility and space to relax, read a book, or meditate. Sound sleep is guaranteed in comfortable bedrooms. Guests will always stay in private double or twin bedrooms.

The rooms are named after different plants and spices, namely cinnamon, bamboo, shatavari, ginger, and basil. They provide a comfortable environment each with a distinct, simple and minimalist decoration style. Each room has access to shared bathroom facilities and offers a simple decoration.

Brand new minimalist design furniture garnishes each of House of Zen's six bedrooms and three large shared bathrooms and one additional toilet. Cleanliness is this house's top priority and the bathrooms are cleaned twice daily.

Along with yoga instructors from different backgrounds, you will join a beautiful Satsang where everyone is invited to share their own unique yoga journey. Share as much as you wish about your yogic experience, your practice, your inner and outer challenges and thoughts in a free, open-minded and relaxed approach. Your sincerity, respect, and openness to others will be received as a special gift and together you will create a unique collective energy vibration.

Relax and have fun with like-minded people. Enjoy 10 yoga classes and a variety of styles including Ashtanga, Power yoga, Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin. This might be the perfect opportunity for you to uncover new layers in you for further transformations in your yogi journey.

Connect deeper in 'My Yoga Journey' gathering / Satsang. Let yourself connect and bond by sharing your very own personal thoughts, feelings, challenges and experiences with yoga asanas, with the practice of meditation, with teaching and what it might represent for you and all. Share sincerity, respect and open kindness.

Schedule

Sunday

  • 14:00 Check-in, free time to rest or explore the House of Zen's peaceful settings and gorgeous Estoril / Cascais area
  • 19:00 Welcome dinner - a healthy light, heartwarming dinner

Monday

  • Morning yoga class
  • 09:30-11:15 Breakfast
  • 15:00-17:00 'My Yoga Journey' gathering / Satsang
  • Evening yoga class

Tuesday

  • Morning yoga class
  • 09:30-11:15 Breakfast
  • Free time to explore surroundings such as Sintra or Lisbon

Wednesday

  • Morning yoga class
  • 09:30-11:15 Breakfast
  • 17:00 Evening yoga class
  • 18:15 Kirtan with the local duet Miguel and Sonia (this session is optional and you are welcome to offer a donation)

Thursday

  • Morning yoga
  • 09:30-11:15 Breakfast
  • Evening yoga class

Friday

  • Morning yoga class
  • 09:30-11:15 Breakfast
  • Free time to explore surroundings such as Sintra or Lisbon

Saturday

  • 09:30 Yoga class
  • 10:45 Breakfast
  • Check-out until 12:00 (noon)
  • Laura Jane

    Laura is a highly dedicated, experienced, and passionate yoga instructor with advanced certified training in Ashtanga principles. Her dance studies and acrobatic skills have influenced the vigorous yet graceful way she practices and teaches yoga. She can easily motivate and inspire people to go beyond in her classes. Laura took various yoga teacher training and other yoga-related certifications in Thailand, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. She developed her yoga teaching experience in Macau and England, and currently, she is teaching in Estoril.

  • Cátia Pereira

    Cátia is very mindful of the body-mind-spirit connection. She loves yoga, the arts of healing, psychology, and astrology. Born and raised in Portugal, she started to practice yoga in 2009. A deeper interest in yoga arose in Thailand, where she also took various healing training courses and, later, a Hatha yoga teacher training in India, in which meditation and mantra chantings had an important role. Cátia believes the yoga practice while combining the use of sounds, breathing, and asanas is a path to connect with one's inner self.

  • Kimma Stark

    Kimma simply loves teaching Yoga! With 500 hours of yoga teacher training in the US and Thailand, she is an experienced instructor, teaching Hatha, Vinyasa, Pre-natal, Yin, Restorative, and yoga for children. Kimma prefers a more gentle approach to yoga, focused on proper alignment, but due to her versatile background, she can easily adapt classes to yogis looking for a more dynamic practice. Having lived in Chiang Mai for a few years, she is also a certified traditional Thai massage therapist, able to provide both soothing and vigorous massage treatments.

House of Zen is the place to make a pause and fine-tune your balance. It is located in Estoril, Portugal. If you would wish for some outdoor adventures, there is plenty of excitement just outside the house. Five minutes walk will bring you to the nearest beach with access to virtually all other beaches on the Estoril coast.

With a leisurely walk or bike ride, meet the beautiful local spots for trekking, rock climbing, mountain biking, surf or stand up paddle. You will find endless choices of activities in Sintra, Cascais Natural Park, and the surroundings.

Guests staying at the house can easily walk to several restaurants and bars in Estoril. From the nearby train station, you can reach the charming Cascais village in just five minutes and Lisbon city in only half an hour by taking the train. If you are driving from Lisbon, it will just take you around 15 minutes.

Nearby places

  • Lisbon - 15 minutes by car
  • The beach - 5 minutes' walk

Healthy, balanced, and delicious food is key. House of Zen believes that eating more vegetables and other plant-based, less processed, and chemically refined food products can contribute to a better health. They also do their best efforts to buy local products as a way to reduce the environmental impact of transportation.This is their small contribution towards a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle. During your retreat, you will have six healthy breakfasts and one welcoming dinner - a healthy vegetarian heartwarming meal with homemade food.

Exploration of the surrounding areas

You will have free time to explore the beach, Cascais, and Sintra. You will also have free time to explore the seaside and mountain surroundings or visit charming Lisbon.

Kirtan

You may join a beautiful, happy Kirtan with Miguel and Sonia, a local duet that loves spiritual music and inspiring mantras. A joyful Kirtan session with inspiring music and mantra singing will soften and liberate your heart, mind, and soul. Kirtan reminds you of how important it is to notice and cherish more the spiritual being that you all have inside you. You are welcome to offer a donation.

Other activities

  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Trekking

During this retreat, you can book a 75-minute massage session for 55 EUR. Make your reservation before your arrival or upon your check-in.

  • 10 yoga classes (75 minutes)
  • A variety of styles including Ashtanga, Power yoga, Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin
  • 1 'My Yoga Journey' gathering (Satsang)
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • 6 healthy breakfasts
  • 1 healthy welcoming dinner
  • Access to a sea view rooftop
  • Access to a beautiful garden
  • Airplane tickets
  • Transfer from the airport
  • Kirtan activity

Driving directions from Cascais (taking the A5 highway)

  • Take the A5 highway in Cascais to Lisbon direction.
  • Take the exit 9 to Estrada Marginal N6-8 Estoril / Alcoitão / Bicesse / Manique.
  • At the roundabout, take the second exit.
  • Proceed to the next roundabout and the first exit at the roundabout.
  • Proceed down the road and turn right to Rua Fernando Pessoa number 2.
  • You arrive at House of Zen.

Driving directions from Cascais (the Estrada Marginal N6-8)

  • Take the Estrada Marginal N6-8 to Lisbon direction.
  • Proceed trough the road for 2.1 kilometers and in Estoril then turn left to Avenida Bombeiros Voluntários.
  • Turn the second right to Rua Dr. Mário Quina.
  • Turn right to Rua Dr. António Martins / N6-8.
  • Turn left to Rua J. A. Ferreira.
  • Proceed to Rua Santa Rita and at the crossroad proceed straight up to the same street.
  • Turn right to Rua Fernando Pessoa number 2.
  • You arrive at House of Zen.

Driving directions from Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)

  • Take the highway 2. a Circular / E1 to Cascais direction.
  • Take the exit 1 to IC17-CRIL / Algés A5 Cascais.
  • Take the exit to A5 Cascais.
  • Take the exit 9 to N6-8 / Estoril / Alcoitão.
  • At the roundabout, take the third exit to N6-8.
  • Proceed to the next roundabout and take the first exit.
  • Proceed on the road and turn right to Rua Fernando Pessoa number 2.
  • You arrive at House of Zen.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS).

Transfer from this airport is not included. From the airport, you can take the Red Line. Hop off at the end of the line at Alameda station. Then, take the Green Line and hop off at the end of the line at Cais do Sodré railway station. Take the train at the 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 the destination or take a taxi. By walking, you can walk to Avenida Florinda Leal. Turn right at Avenida Florinda Leal.

Keep walking until the end of the road. Turn left at Rua João António Gaspar. Turn on the second right to Rua do Monte Leite and proceed right up through the street. Turn the second left to Rua Fernando Pessoa, 2. Then, you will arrive at House of Zen.

Arrival by train

You can take a train at Cascais railway station to Lisbon 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. By walking, you can walk to Avenida Florinda Leal.

Turn right at Avenida Florinda Leal. Keep walking until the end of the road. Turn left at Rua João António Gaspar. Turn on the second right to Rua do Monte Leite and proceed right up through the street. Turn the second left to Rua Fernando Pessoa, 2. You will arrive at House of Zen.

  • Een reservering vereist een aanbetaling van 50% van de totale prijs.
  • Jouw reservering wordt volledig terugbetaald als deze 30 dagen vóór de dag van aankomst wordt geannuleerd.
  • De rest van de betaling moet worden voldaan bij aankomst.

Estoril, Portugal

House of Zen is een yogavriendelijke plek voor yoga retreats. Ze koesteren rust en de harmonie met mens en natuur.

  • Beschikbaarheid: De Yoga Retreats van deze organisator zijn 93% van de tijd beschikbaar.
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7 dagen / 6 nachten

Vertrek:
zaterdag 13 januari, 2018
(7 dagen / 6 nachten)
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