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!
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
This package includes 1 rejuvenating full body massage.
Other spa treatments available at extra charges from approximately 35 to 50 EUR include:
Lisbon Portela Airport
Transfer available for additional US$64 per person
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.
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).