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Popular Portugal Well-being Retreat for modern women

Dream Wellness Villa by the ocean and a small group of like-minded people. This retreat is designed to nourish, awaken and inspire you. Shine-Yoga Retreats is creating a space where the curious minds, the wild & wellness lovers can gather, enjoy an epic time, learn and grow in their yoga practice and life. Experience the empowering benefits of real-life Yoga with individual attention on every student, beautiful retreat space in an environment that will connect you to your spirit. Let the combination of Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, inspiring workshops e.g. 'Secret Wisdom of Emotions', outdoor activities, ceremonies, and soulful self-care change you into the best version that you can be. The retreat offers you an utterly amazing experience that you won´t forget and that your heart has been longing for.

Meet the instructors

Anke
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Highlights

  • Daily 3 hours of empowering yoga classes
  • 2 workshops to improve your quality of life
  • 'Asana 'Lab' and 'Secret Wisdom of Emotions'
  • Meditation and Pranayama (healing breathwork)
  • A holistic retreat that is organized with lots of passion and attention to detail
  • Adventures in nature e.g. famous Cabo de Roca or Praia do Ursa, singing around the bonfire
  • Free time to hike along the coast, visit Sintra, Ericeira or just sit in wellness
  • Exclusive use of the Retreat Villa incl all amenities pool, sauna
  • An exclusive group in an exceptional Retreat Villa
  • 6 nights accommodation in luxe Boho style rooms
  • 3 healthy vegetarian/pescatarian meals per day

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Honesty bar
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Dream Wellness Villa with Pool, Sauna, Gym, and Surf School. The house and the yoga studio are generous with lots of space, all surrounded by nature. The location is for Shine Yoga's retreat group exclusively.

You’ll feel relaxed, grounded and ‘at home’ in no time. The stylish rooms are decorated and designed carefully with style to add this special boho gypset vibe to the retreat experience. Get immersed in this stunning villa, relax, and have the best rest after a wonderful day. The rooms are twin style or double and two girls share one room.

Program

Shine-Yoga is a holistic approach to enhance the overall well-being and inspire tools for bringing the power of yoga into the flow of everyday life. Sometimes dynamic, sometimes gentle always adding more to the practice, not just physical postures. Shine Yoga combining the best elements of Vinyasa Flow Yoga weaving with inspiration from Anusara, Hatha Tantra and Iyengar yoga with a knack for teaching subtle body movement so everybody can understand. By leveraging the best elements of each yoga style, strength, mobility, and stability are gained in a safe way. Each class includes a breathing session and flow practice, with an anatomical, spiritual, or philosophical theme.

This retreat offers you an utterly amazing experience that you won´t forget. It is designed to show you the way back to your core essence, that shining easeful self. Just imagine; spending 7 days with fresh new impulses, movements and relaxation, shared real-life experiences, support of a teacher/mentor and a small exclusive group of new friends, a stunning retreat villa incl. Sauna, pool and all amenities to call home.   

The combination of yoga, time for meditation and inspiring spiritual practices will increase your well-being instantly. In depth yoga classes and workshops are designed to feel alive, experience the benefits of a regular physical and mental practice and to feel re-charged. Knowing from experience the techniques you´re learning are shifting your perspective, you will vibrate in a higher place, which will be a catalyst for transformation and growth. Overall, the practice and insights will be gifting you with more clarity, inner peace and happiness.

  • Give yourself the time and space to unwind, relax, and recharge
  • Feel fit, vibrant and alive
  • Explore breathtaking nature and the ocean
  • Allow yourself to go on an adventure
  • Disconnect from the everyday stressors in life, forget about all the stressors that this pandemic is causing
  • Become still and listen to your own inner voice
  • Transform into the most alive and passion-filled version of yourself
  • Surf, flow, and play
  • Shine brighter from the new connections and friendships with the like-minded, inspiring people you’ll meet

All these whilst immersing yourself in an exquisite yoga and meditation practice.

Who is this retreat for?

  • For those who understand the importance of self-love, but need a little structure and guidance to make this habitual.
  • Real people: people who love yoga, a healthy, active lifestyle, nature, wild beaches, and also love relaxing in the sun and be lazy by the pool or chill in the wellness area.
  • Those who want to level up; mentally, emotionally, energetically, and spiritually.
  • Those who want to connect to their own divine self and take time to reflect about their one and only precious life. Those who are curious to explore more about their mind and body connection, and how this is holding them back to thrive fully and shine from within.
  • Those who need some timeout, more time in nature, and a shift out of their head and back into their body.
  • Those ready to invest in their wellbeing and want to learn more about how to use the mind / body connection, asanas, and overall explore more in their personal practice than in their usual 60-minute class in the local studio or in front of Youtube.
  • Those who feel like their spark has fizzelt out lately and are tired of too many open chrome tabs and would rather make a shift or jumpstart their energy / attitude.
  • Those who are looking for inspiration, new friends, a great supporting community.
  • Those who need a detox (digital - physical - mental). Life is just sometimes too overwhelming and we need to rest and just be to recharge our batteries.
  • Those who want to simply relax, spoil themselves in this gorgeous Portuguese house in a perfect location, treat themselves with amazing food, the luxury of being taken care of, adventures in nature, culture, Sintra, or yoga and fun in Ericeira, and so much more.

Sample time schedule

Saturday, May 30 (arrival day)

  • 16:00 Retreat starts / check in
  • Welcome / get together and opening ceremony
  • 17:00 Afternoon yoga session / grounding and heart opening
  • 19:30 / 20:00 Group dinner

Sunday - Thursday (daily example / subject to change)

  • 08:30 Morning energizing or detox yoga session with tantra vinyasa, Anusara elements
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • Free time
  • 17:00 / 17:30 Afternoon / Restorative yoga / Yin / Pranayama/ meditation or workshop (2x workshops during the retreat. 1. Asana Lab to scan your body and improve your own practice in a 1:1 / 2. 'Secret Wisdom of Emotions')
  • 19:30 / 20:00 Delicious group dinner in a spacious and comfortable dining room or outside by the pool watching the sunset

Friday, June 5 (departure day)

  • 08:00 Morning detox flow yoga
  • 10:00 Breakfast brunch buffet
  • 11:00 Time to say goodbye

Workshops

  • Asana lab: Learn all important asanas and their physical and energetic benefits
  • Workshop: Secret Wisdom of Emotions - exploring the energetic anatomy of emotions and their effects on our life

Included excursions

Hikes along the coast, to secret beaches over stunning cliffs, day adventures in nature and surroundings in Sintra / Ericeira.

Instructors

Anke Graewer

Retreat location

This Shine-Yoga Retreat will be in a dream Retreat Villa in central Portugal. Only 40 mins from Lison International Airport and 8 mins from the Ocean. Located in the national park, surrounded by grassland, sunset, and ocean view. Perfect located between Ericeira, Sintra, Playa Grande or famous sights like Cabo the Roca or Praia do Ursa (rated into the list of top 10 beaches in Portugal).

The much-loved house is exclusive for our group. It offers private or shared rooms, a little gym, amazing views, a jacuzzi, a sauna, an indoor fireplace, several cute chill-out areas, and a huge outside area with a swimming pool. Two dedicated areas to practice Yoga (inside and outside). A surf school is connected to the villa management and those who want to surf can book lessons or rent boards. Get immersed in this Boho Style home and feel like a wellness warrior in no time.

Portugal has a special grounded and down-to-earth energy. Shine-Yoga Retreats is in love with the wild and nearly untouched country, particularly in June with its usually warm temperatures that add extra magic to the retreat. Summer is the nicest time for a yoga retreat in Portugal, which is why the wonderful retreat is hosted here, in this perfect location in an exclusive retreat villa between Ericeira and Sintra.

Ericeira

One of our favorites is the surfer's paradise village of Ericeira, with a perfect mix of tradition and surf culture. it has become the hip spot amongst surf/yogi and digital nomads who love the good vibes. Nice beaches, coastal hikes, and endless sunsets over the ocean are a must in Ericeira.

Sintra

Sintra is a very picturesque town, full of castles and the vibe of another century It is located in the hills surrounded by the most beautiful nature. You will feel like you have stepped into a fairy tale surrounded by colorful castles on mountain tops, endless gardens, and endless views over the horizon. It has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage since 1995.

Unique features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Surfing

General

  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

A balanced diet full of nutrients is crucial for a retreat and when you practice a lot of yoga. Shine Yoga loves nourishing meals and knows that the food is the fuel that moves your body. You will be served 3 healthy vegetarian/pescatarian meals. You will start with tea in the morning. A nourishing breakfast brunch after your yoga practice in the morning. Light lunch in buffet style and a satisfying group dinner in the evening.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Pescatarian
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)

During your free time, you could go hiking, biking, surfing, or there are also lots of options like day trips to Sintra (stunning castles and culture), Ericeira (world surf capital of Portugal), Playa Grande (gorgeous sunsets), Cabo de Roca (stunning cliffs and hikes). For the surfers out there, you can book surf lessons, rent a board and surf. Surf beaches are close to the villa and surf instructors work in the house.

Spa treatments

Sauna, jacuzzi, and pool are available. Due to health and safety requirements to prevent the spread of Covid-19 the use of Sauna & Jacuzzi might not be possible or with a limited number of people or just solo.

What's included

  • 6 nights deluxe accommodation in exclusive wellness retreat villa
  • 3 healthy vegetarian/pescatarian meals
  • 3 hours of yoga (Anusara / Tantric inspired Vinyasa yoga) or meditation and pranayama (breathwork) daily. Mornings are energizing/dynamic & detox Yoga sessions and afternoon/evening Yin or Restorative yoga
  • 2 classes in a workshop style
  • Asana lab: Learn all important asanas and their physical and energetic benefits
  • Workshop: Secret Wisdom of Emotions - exploring the energetic anatomy of emotions and their effects on your life
  • Carefree group activities outside e.g. stunning secret beaches and special energy places, visits to Sintra/Ericeira or other activities

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Flights
  • General transportation (rental car is recommendet or transfer shuttles can be organized from the villa)
  • Health- / Travel Insurance
  • Basically everything what is not mentioned in the included section of this retreat. Pretty easy.

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Arrival: Sunday September 26, 2021
Departure: Saturday October 2, 2021

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