NURTURE & RESTORE
I am hosting a retreat for 5 glorious days with Chia Retreats at their stunning manor house in Portugal.
This 5 day immersion will introduce you and guide you through mediation, breath work, chanting and different yoga disciplines. It’s a time for you to truly unwind and let go of all the stuff that has manifested in the body and mind. It’s an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and reset.
There is no hiding the fact that modern life takes it’s toll on our nervous system and our health. Through the yogic disciplines we will create space for the nervous system to discharge unwanted and stuck energy, and give it a chance to rebalance and restore.
Surrounded by stunning nature and the elements this retreat will take you completely out of your everyday and will be a breath of fresh air in every way. We will eat organic and delicious food prepared mindfully with great care. You will be nourished from the inside out.
We will move dynamically mobilising and working the body in healthy and mindful ways. The morning asana practice will be heated and fun. Expect to move creatively and be playful, exploring new shapes and getting upside down. In the evening the practice will be Yin yoga, where poses will be held, each like a mini-meditation, allowing the body to discharge fully.
Our intention is for you to leave feeling more connected to your body and self, and to feel lighter and freer in mind and body.
The retreat takes place in an estate with a private manor house that dates back to the 17th century with recent reconstruction bringing you all the comforts of modern contemporary life. This rural property is set in 17 hectares of gorgeous, green and natural scenery. The house is exclusively for guests on this retreat. The property includes comfortable en-suite bedrooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis court and a lake. A Yoga Shala surrounded by gardens provides a dedicated place for your daily yoga practice.
The house is located in the oldest village of Portugal known for its exclusive production of Vinho Verde wine. The house is situated 43 miles from Porto airport (1 hour drive), 45 miles from the city of Porto, 12 miles to the beach (25 min drive), 3 miles to the village of Ponte de Lima (5 min drive) and 35 miles to Parque Nacional Peneda-Geres (1 hour 20).
If you wish to come for the exact dates we are encouraging everyone to fly in and out of Vigo in Spain as the flights are great value. Vigo is a little over an hour from the manor house.
Our chef and team offer a creative and special Mediterranean cuisine using products of the highest quality with local, organic or seasonal fruit and vegetables.
What does our kitchen offer?
Loose leaf and herbal teas, coffee, fruit before your morning yoga session
Brunch includes freshly squeezed juices, loose leaf teas, homemade muesli and granola, fresh fruit, seeds, nuts, yoghurts, free-range eggs, fresh breads and hot specialities
The kitchen is open again in the afternoon for you to help yourself to snacks, fruit, fresh bread and homemade cakes
Evening buffet style meals are freshly and lovingly prepared offering a variety of plant based bowls of goodness for you to enjoy. All meals use seasonal, local or organic produce to provide delicious, nutritious and soulful food
The chef can cater for all dietary needs with advance notice
Tuesday 4th June
4pm : Check in
6pm : Welcome & Yoga
8pm : Vegetarian evening meal
Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th & Friday 7th June
Morning meditation & Vinyasa Yoga
Brunch organic locally sourced food
Free time after brunch till late afternoon
Afternoon Yin Yoga practice
Vegetarian evening meal
(On Thursday there will be an opportunity to do an inversions workshop for those wanting to work on specific things)
Saturday 8th June
Morning meditation, vinyasa yoga & closing ceremony
Free transfer at 12pm
Price from : €775
All yoga & equipment
Food & local organic wine
All facilities at the manor house e.g. tennis court
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Transfer outside of group transfer times
*Price varies depending on room. Email me at email@example.com for room options and pricing.