Yoga Retreat Portugal

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Tip van een expert: dit is een van de populairste yoga retreats die wordt aangeboden in Portugal.

Leave your life routine and come to stay in sunny Estoril, Portugal. Enjoy daily yoga classes and beautiful, healthy breakfasts, as well as quality time to observe your mind and body. This is the perfect occasion to regain your energies and learn or deepen your yoga practice. Enjoy walking or jogging by the sea, observe the horizon and the ships slowly passing by, and get a beautiful suntan by the beach. Join this retreat and relax in Portugal!

Hoogtepunten van de retreat

  • Daily morning yoga classes
  • Evening yoga classes on selected days
  • Awaken your body and breathing awareness through asanas
  • Plenty of free time to explore the beautiful surroundings
  • Daily lacto-ovo vegetarian breakfasts
  • 6 nights accommodation

Niveau

  • Beginner
  • Half gevorderd
  • Gevorderd

Yoga stijlen


6 instructiedagen in het Engels
De organisator spreekt: Portugees, Engels
De maximale groepsgrootte is 8
Verberg alles

Accommodatie

Faciliteiten

  • Eetruimte
  • Milieuvriendelijk
  • Tuin
  • Lounge
  • Terras
  • Yogadek
  • Yogastudio
  • Gratis Wi-Fi

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.

House of Zen Portugal Yoga Retreat Itinerary

This retreat can start at any day of the week, just let House of Zen know your preferred arrival date so that your schedule can be adjusted accordingly as there are no yoga classes on Sundays.

Day 1 - Arrival

House of Zen will be welcoming you from 14:00 onwards, allowing you free time to rest, and explore the peaceful settings and the gorgeous Estoril area.

Day 2 to 6

From Monday to Friday, at 08:15, you will rise and shine by awakening your body and awareness of your breathing through morning asanas. On Saturday, the morning class is at 09:30. Enjoy your daily morning yoga class. At 09:30, you will savor a well deserved, healthy breakfast. Later, starting at 10:30, you will have some free time to relax and enjoy yourself.

You can either go out and discover the beautiful beaches and the sea at walking distance. There is always the choice of staying at the house in the secluded garden or in the rooftop overlooking the sea. Read a book, meditate, or freely unwind your mind. In the afternoons, you can enjoy your second yoga class of the day.

Time to quiet your body and to clear your mind, allowing your awareness to sharpen and space to open for insight and understanding to develop. This is a good time to become aware of changes in your body, mind, and heart. On free afternoons, this opportunity is ideal to discover Cascais and its surroundings, meet people, find new places, eat local food, or visit a fair, a museum, or a beautiful park.

Day 7

You will start your last day with breakfast at 09:00. Check-out time is between 10:00 and 12:00.

Instructeurs

Cátia
Catia is a "lisboeta", meaning born in Lisbon. She enjoys teaching yoga with a focus on breathing techniques and mindfulness. She was certified in India, having traveled to Thailand and Australia where she took wellness training courses, including massage therapies. Catia believes cultivating yoga is a profound body, mind and soul expression, while the Universe and the alignments of the planets and stars influence each one of us. She teaches Hatha, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation and also leads meditative walks.
Kimma
Kimma simply loves teaching yoga. With lots of yoga teacher training courses from the US and Thailand, she is an experienced instructor teaching Hatha, gentle Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative and other styles. In her classes, you will be able to learn new insights on yoga philosophy and history and her own life experience. Originally from New Jersey, Kimma lived in Chiang Mai before moving to Portugal, attracted by the sunny weather and the beautiful sea in Estoril coastal area. She is also a certified Thai massage therapist, able to provide both relaxing and vigorous massage treatments.
Maryam
Maryam Madantji is a registered general nurse and off time nurse. She is a yoga instructor and a food adviser. Maryam holds a second bachelors degree in European public health and a Masters of Health Food Innovation Management, both from Maastricht University. Aside from health and food nutrition, she is also a passionate Ashtanga and Vinyasa instructor at House of Zen, drawn by the philosophy and lifestyle of yoga. Her focus in this workshop is to offer awareness for a mindful, healthy, and balanced nutritional state.
Silvia
Silvia loves teaching slow flow and Hatha, gentle approaches to the yoga asanas that focus on body alignment and self-awareness. She has a soothing melting voice and an inspiring filled with grace yoga practice. She is also leading House of Zen's outdoor meditative walks, offering new paths of well-being, mindfulness, and connection among all living beings. Silvia was born in Portugal but grew up and lived most of her life in California. She was trained as a yoga instructor in the US and has since then taught in Portugal exploring different styles and approaches to yoga practice.
Juliette
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga)
Juliette found in yoga the place of her own tranquility and safety, essential to keep balance. She started teaching right after her instructor certification in Costa Rica and loves to share her thoughts and feelings about yoga during classes. Juliette teaches Hatha and Vinyasa, with both gentle and more intense versions of yoga practice. She has an East meets West background. Juliette was brought up in the beautiful island of Bali, and has also studied and lived in Germany. She loves the sea, the sun and the easy-going lifestyle of Portugal!
Coco
Coco is inspired by the brightness and colors of the rainbow. She was born French, but lived in London and also in South America, before moving to Portugal. Yoga changed her life profoundly when she was 20 years old, making her want to be a yoga teacher and pursuit her own yogi path. Certified in Hatha and Vinyasa, you can feel how passionate she is during her classes, while at the same time her tranquility and positive energy drive you throughout the practice that will always be accompanied by her beautiful smile.
Cathrine
Freedom and its infinite possibilities. This is what best describes Cathrine's lifestyle approach. Born in Norway, the land of the magical dark nights and memorable auroras, Cathrine brings in her own mystical, enticing aura into her classes, exploring the edges of the best version of yourselves. Her Vinyasa classes are challenging and vigorous. Practicing yoga since her 15 years old, yoga is a beautiful journey in body, mind, and spirit where there is no goal, only awareness. She did her teaching training in Sweeden, having years of experience in Norway, Southern Europe, including Portugal.

Retreat locatie

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.

Nearby places

  • Beach, 400 meters
  • Lisbon - 30 to 40 minutes
  • Train station, 600 meters

Eten

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 get a daily breakfast, which includes fruits, fresh juices, bread, dairy products, coffee, and tea.

De volgende maaltijden zijn inclusief:

  • Ontbijt

De volgende dieetwensen worden geserveerd/zijn mogelijk:

  • Lacto-ovo vegetariër
Als je speciale dieetwensen hebt, is het een goed idee om dit alvast door te geven aan de organisator bij het maken van een reservering

Wat er te doen is

At House of Zen we offer the following upon request services:

  • Massage therapies (Traditional Thai, Ayurvedic, Reflexology)
  • Reiki Healing
  • Ayurveda Counselling
  • Intuitive Astrology
  • Psychotherapy counselling
  • Enjoy leisurely walks or bike rides
  • Explore the Cascais region: Boca do Inferno, Guincho, Cabo da Roca, or Sintra
  • Get a suntan on the rooftop
  • Go visit charming Lisbon City
  • Indulge or read a book in the secret garden
  • Meet the beautiful local spots for trekking, rock climbing, mountain biking, or surfing
  • Swim, practice SUP, or just lay on the sand in Poça Beach or other nearby beaches
  • Taste the great Portuguese food and other specialties in nearby restaurants
  • Walks in Estoril Coast promenade just by the sea up to Cascais

Spa behandelingen

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.

In de prijs inbegrepen

  • 6 healthy breakfast meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 5 minutes walk to the beach
  • 10 75-minute yoga classes
  • Access to a beautiful shady garden
  • Access to a sea view rooftop sun deck

Niet in de prijs inbegrepen

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Dinners
  • Lunches
  • Massage
  • Personal expenses
  • Medical information: By subscribing to this retreat, participants confirm their physical fitness and that there are no medical objections against their partaking in the sports of their choice while staying at House of Zen.
  • Important information: Parents or legal guards are responsible for their children. House of Zen is not responsible and will not reimburse a client if a certain activity cannot occur due to adverse weather or other unforeseeable events beyond their control. House of Zen will try their best to offer an alternative program.

Bereikbaarheid

Driving directions from Cascais, A5 highway

  • Take the A5 highway at 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, turn right to Rua Fernando Pessoa 2, and you will have arrived at House of Zen.

Driving directions from Cascais, Estrada Marginal N6-8

  • Take the Estrada Marginal N6-8 to Lisbon direction.
  • Proceed through the road for two kilometers and 100 meters, at Estoril turn left to Avenida Bombeiros Voluntários.
  • Turn 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 2 and you will have arrived at House of Zen.

Driving directions from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)

  • Take the highway 2 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 next roundabout and take the first exit.
  • Proceed on the road, turn right to Rua Fernando Pessoa 2, and you will have arrived at House of Zen.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).

Arrival by train

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.

Annuleringsvoorwaarden

  • Een reservering vereist een aanbetaling van 50% van de totale prijs.
  • Jouw reservering wordt volledig terugbetaald als deze 60 dagen vóór de dag van aankomst wordt geannuleerd.
  • De rest van de betaling moet worden voldaan bij aankomst.
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7 dagen / 6 nachten
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Availability

This vacation is available for arrival on any day of the week according to availability.

Mid season
  • February - March 24, 2018
  • April 15 - June 30, 2018
High season
  • March 25 - April 14, 2018
  • July - September, 2018

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