8 Days Christmas and New Year Yoga Retreat in Ericeira, Portugal

Christmas and New Year Yoga in Portugal

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered Portugal.

Leave behind the festivities rush, relax, unwind, and rejuvenate your body and mind. Omassim Guesthouse is delighted to invite you to this invigorating Christmas and New Year Vinyasa Flow retreat with some Yin yoga and restorative yoga elements. Treat yourself in this holiday season with yoga, massage, and healthy food and bring 2018 to a positive close and making a fresh and healthy beginning for 2019!

Meet the instructors

Lia & Eduardo
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Highlights

  • Morning energizing yoga classes
  • Evening restorative and relaxing yoga classes
  • Daily healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Bath towels and yoga mats provided
  • 7 nights cozy accommodation
  • 1 full body massage

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Portuguese, English
Airport transfer available:
Lisbon Portela Airport (US$64 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio
  • Tour assistance

Omassim Guest House (two houses) is an oasis of bright, homely accommodation, located in a quiet and lovely residential area in the small village of Palhais, Ericeira with an open view over the surrounding green hills.

Omassim Gueshouse can accommodate 20 guests with two-bed, three-bed, and five-bed rooms including one bunk bed. All bathrooms are shared. The dining and living room are the perfect meeting point to take breakfast, read a book, or on cold days enjoy the warmth of the fireplace. You will relax and enjoy the peaceful nature, soak up the sun next to the swimming pool (not heated) in its lovely garden, or feast on the delicious vegetarian menu.

Ericeira charming Fishertown is about four kilometers south walking distance away, the next beach (Ribeira d'Ilhas) is reachable in about 20 minutes walk in the beautiful nature reserve with stunning, breathtaking views. Single occupancy is available for a supplementary charge.

Program

This holiday season, Omassim Guesthouse happily welcome you to bring 2018 to a positive close and making a fresh and healthy beginning for 2019. Whether you are seeking a wellness break or a more active vacation - additional wellness treatments and activities like surfing lessons can be arranged.

The yoga classes are suitable for all yoga levels, so you will be just fine. The morning Vinyasa Flow classes are very active, while the evening classes will be slow, soft, relaxing, restorative or Yin yoga. This is the best gift you can offer to yourself during the coming wintertime and it could also be a genuine effort to your New Year's resolution to live a life full of health, peace, happiness and joy.

Yoga is for everyone, you don't need to be an aficionado, nor to be in top form. Each class includes the practice of pranayama (breathing exercises), asanas (seat, posture) and savasana (relaxation in the end of the class). The morning classes will be the Vinyasa Flow, a gentle practice of Hatha yoga which focuses on the synchronization of the breath (prana) with the postures (asanas). It is a dance of the asanas always in connection with breathing to calm the mind. Let the breath be your guide to liberate your mind and increase your inner peace, harmony, love and joy. Practicing yoga will help to harmonize the nervous system, increase the sense of balance of body and mind and strengthens the lymphatic system.

Traditionally the evening classes are more soft, slow, restorative or yin yogish to integrate the day and prepare for a great rest for the night. Let yourself emerge into the flow of your yoga practice. Enjoy the breathing, and relax deeply your body, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and also your mind. Let yourself lead your own breath through a class full of regeneration, recreation and calm.

Instructors

Lia Muczenski
In her yoga classes Lia tries to support the increase of physical flexibility and strength to transform it into inner strength, to gain trust, harmony, inner alignment and joy. She speaks fluent German, English, or Portuguese and can run classes in any of these three languages depending on the participants.
Eduardo Cunha
has been working with fire in a sacred and shamanic form, helping and serving thousands of people in their process of cure and self-discovery. He is deeply in love with nature and with a total understanding of the universal laws of the universe. The discovery of yoga and meditation transformed him and and has since been an intricate part of his daily life.

Retreat location

The retreat will take place in Ericeira, Portugal. Ericeira is a mecca for surfers. This area is considered as one of the best surf spots in Portugal. There is a wide range of beach, point, and reef breaks in the immediate area suited for all levels of surfing.

NEARBY PLACES

  • Bus station - 5 minutes
  • Ericeira fisher town, 4 kilometers
  • Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) - 30 to 40 minutes
  • Ribeira dIlhas beach - 20 minutes

Unique features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Delicious vegetarian meals will be provided for the duration of your retreat. Omassim will provide you with 7 nourishing breakfast, 6 tasty lunches or light lunch at Omassim Guesthouse, and 6 healthy buffet dinners.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Surfing lesson

Surfing lessons for you with the local surf schools run by professional surfers can be arranged. Whether it's your first time or you are an experienced surfer looking for some tips, a lesson at any level can be arranged. Surfing lesson will be given by local professional Ericeira Surf Progress School. The price including surf gear, transport, and insurance is 35 EUR for approximately two hours, surf course 150 EUR, approximately 10 hours surfing on five days, intensive surf course 280 EUR approximately 20-25 hours.

Other activities

  • Active meditation
  • Counseling
  • Fitness classes
  • Guided walks
  • Mountain bike tours
  • Personal fitness training
  • Stand up paddle
  • Sweatlodge (depending the season)

Other available options

You will also enjoy many other activities in the surrounding area. The nature reserve is ideal for walking or mountain biking. The trails take you between beaches, along the cliff tops and past famous surf spots. Also, if you just want to lie on a nearby beach or stretch your legs, breath the fresh Atlantic air, watch the local surf and be surrounded by the stunning flora and fauna of Western Portugal, Omassim Guesthouse is the place to be.

Spa treatments

This package includes 1 rejuvenating full body massage.

Other spa treatments available at extra charges from approximately 35 to 50 EUR include:

  • Ayurvedic massage
  • AyurYoga massage
  • Holistic massage
  • Reiki
  • Sound healing massage
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Zen Shiatsu and acupressure

What's included

  • 1 relaxing and rejuvenating full body massage
  • 5 Vinyasa Flow morning classes
  • 5 evening soft flow or Yin Yoga Class
  • 6 vegetarian lunches and dinners (buffet style)
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 night accommodation
  • Bath towels and yoga mats provided

What's not included

  • Beach towels (available for rent)
  • Excursions
  • Extra massages
  • Personal transport to any other places
  • Treatments

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS). A direct transfer to and from this airport can be organized at an additional cost of 55 EUR per one way.

Arrival by bus

There is a regular bus from Campo Grande in Lisbon to Mafra. There is also a bus going to Campo Grande from Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS).

Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport Airport transfer available: Lisbon Portela Airport (US$64 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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