Tip van een expert: dit is een van de populairste yoga retreats die wordt aangeboden in Portugal.
If you want to feel energized and revitalized and build up overall strength, need a break and escape from busy town, look for boosting your confidence, and reducing stress, then this retreat is for you! Combining various movement, mindfulness, and breath-orientated as well as meditative yoga traditions, the aim of Retreatself is to help you reach your full potential by living life with greater awareness. Inspire, grow, and shine with this yoga retreat!
You will be staying at Buddha Retreats Yoga and Surf Hotel. The spacious gardens surrounding Buddha Retreats Yoga and Surf Hotel makes sure that there is more than enough space for everyone to enjoy the stay.
The property consists of the main house, several additional buildings, terraces, an indoor and outdoor yoga studio, a swimming pool, a small river, fruit trees, a meditation garden, and rural land. The gardens surrounding the main house have around 5,000 square meters and offer enough space to relax.
This program is designed for everyone who is looking to nourish their health and reconnect with their true nature. On this retreat, you will explore a unique wellness experience of energizing, strengthening, and revitalizing with daily yoga, meditation, energy training classes, Pilates, self-development workshops, holistic treatments, and healthy meals.
If you wish to come along with your partner, Retreatself also has a place for you where you will be able to enjoy both your holistic practice and the pleasure of sharing. This is an opportunity to let healthy practices to be your daily companion, meet new people, reconnect with nature, and have precious time for yourself.
Mindfulness means maintaining awareness of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that you pay attention to your thoughts and feelings without judging them and without believing, for instance, that there is a right or wrong way to think or feel in a given moment.
When you practice mindfulness, your thoughts tune into what you are sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future. Mindfulness will be the heart of the whole week. The atmosphere will be relaxed and playful and the schedule is designed to give you an integrated and safe engagement. This will be a great boost for those with an existing practice and a wonderful start for those new to mindfulness. Mindfulness is good for:
Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind, and spirit. The continued practice of yoga will lead you to a sense of peace and well-being and also a feeling of being at one with your environment. The practice of yoga makes the body strong and flexible. It also improves the function of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and hormonal systems. Yoga brings about emotional stability and clarity of mind. In the practice of yoga, the ultimate aim is one of self-development and self-realization.
You will experience different types of meditation to give you more time by making your mind calmer and more concentrated. Even 15-minute breathing meditation can help you to overcome anxiety and find some inner peace and balance. Guided meditation can also help you to understand your own mind and learn how to transform negative thinking to positive, from anxious to peaceful.
The purpose of meditation is to make your mind free from worries and mental discomfort. Retreatself is aware that the way you breathe affects your whole body and together with meditation, you will explore yourself and learn how to relieve anxiety and boost your mood with powerful relaxation techniques.
“Ki” is the vital energy and the basic life force in the body. Ki is the bridge linking the body and mind to move and flow freely. Here, you will connect your body and mind to be more balanced and calm. Find the way how to replace the heavy emotion with inner joy. You will learn a higher sensitivity for your energy to increase overall well-being and health with satisfaction. You will also learn about the coordination of breath, motion, and mind. You will activate your meridian system and increase the energy capacity.
Full, deep breathing is a good way to reduce tension, feel relaxed, and reduce stress. Its changing nature (fast, shallow, slow, and deep) teaches you to become familiar with the changing states. It also helps to notice what comes before and after can give you helpful feedback. It is a natural process where with inhaling you reborn and with exhaling part of you die.
Breathing becomes an anchor for your distracted thoughts and emotions; it will be always there. Let this powerful method help you to explore yourself and learn how to boost your mood with powerful relaxation techniques.
Retreatself will open the retreat with “Energy Opening” class, based on meridian breathing exercises to help you release stagnant energy. You are going to learn about energy system, meridians, to better understand how it works and how powerful it can be. You will find the way how to replace heavy emotion with inner joy and feel lighter.
“Empower Yourself” coaching session will teach you how to develop confidence and healthy self-image as a person. You will discover more about your personality and talents you have. You will find the enormous potential within yourself and gain the power to fulfill your dreams. You will learn about the technics how to make things done and how to attract an abundance of what you want in your life. Retreatself will do visualizations and conceptual work.
This retreat will take place in a yoga center hotel in the picturesque village of Columbeira, Portugal, 70 kilometers north of Lisbon. This is a place where you can relax, recharge, and slow down from the often fast-paced daily life and take care of body and mind.
Portugal may be only a small country, but the variety of its landscapes is enormous. From the towering mountains to the vast plains, from the wide sandy beaches with their gently rolling waves to the jagged coastline battered by rough seas, the country has a little of everything.
This retreat venue is a beautiful place sitting in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of North Africa where everybody can enjoy the sunshine. This is one of the reasons that makes this lovely place such a hotspot for millions of tourists every year. This place has so much more to offer. You can enjoy great weather, get lost in nature, and relax with Retreatself for a better experience.
You will be served daily delicious breakfast feast, healthy lunch, and wholesome, healthy dinners. Morning tea and snacks will also be served. The hotel where you are staying offers healthy and yummy food. The retreat starts with a healthy and energizing breakfast in the morning and end with everyone enjoying dinner together in the evening.
Most of the meals are prepared with ingredients which are out from the veggie garden and bought fresh from the local markets. Portuguese cuisine is typically hearty, relying on fresh ingredients. From the mountains in the north to the rolling hills and plains of the south, Portugal offers a wide range of culinary delights, many with artistic displays of lobsters, shrimp, oysters, and crabs.