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Back to nature: a week long yoga retreat in south west portugal 

SAturday 28 April -  sATURDAY 5 May 2018

Monte Orada is a magical retreat centre nestled into a green valley near beautiful surf beaches in south west Portugal.  With a full week to slowly unravel in the sunshine, this retreat will be a joyous deep dive into nature and yoga practice to unfurl and come home to our most natural selves.

When we spend time fully immersed in nature, an undeniable shift can be felt.  Monte Orada is an organic farm that offers us "unlimited silence within an evergreen forest reservation, amazing canopy vistas, endless creek trails and a unique night sky".  It is also near to beautiful beaches, boasts a natural swimming pool and has access to breath taking hiking trails. 

The retreat is designed to offer a space in which yoga practitioners can take their practice deeper in a held, beautiful space.  On this retreat you can enjoy:

  • Twice daily asana practice (both explorative and creative vinyasa flow and restorative practice) with one day off on Wednesday to have a beach day/ surf/ relax 
  • Morning sessions: guided meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises) and kriyas (morning practices)
  • Integrated yoga philosophy discussion/ lectures
  • Sunset chanting and sacred sound
  • 3 organic vegetarian meals day 
  • A Thai yoga massage workshop
  • Deep relaxation & quiet time
  • Meeting wonderful people and cultivating a sense of community
  • Free time to swim in the natural pool, hike, go to the beach, surf, swim, read...

This is a open level retreat with lots of options during asana class.  You can just come as you are and enjoy. 

    

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Example Day

  • 7.30 am Meditation + Pranayama
  • 9.00 am Light breakfast
  • 10-12 Asana 
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 Pool, beach, surf, massage, read... 
  • 18.00-19.30 Asana
  • 20.00 Dinner
  • 9.30-10.00 Meditation/ Camp fire/ Chant/ 

 

Investment

From £750

Price includes tuition, accommodation and 3 beautiful organic meals per day. Does not include flights, airport transfers, surfing lessons, bus/ taxis to the beach. 

Concessions or monthly payment plans are available, please get in touch if you would like to discuss.

Getting there & Timings

Check in for the retreat is from 1.30pm on Saturday 28th April.  Check out will be 1.30pm on Saturday 5th May.  

Monte Orada is 1.5 hours from Faro airport.  Current flight prices from London to Faro range between £70 and £100 depending on times and airports.

This is the flight that some people have already booked if you want to travel with fellow yogis! 

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From Faro we can organise group taxis for 8 people which costs about £14 per person - these will leave Faro around 12pm and leave Monte Orada at 1.30pm arriving in Faro around 3/3.30pm.  

Check in for the retreat is frpm 1.30pm on Saturday 28th April.  Check out will be 1.30pm on Saturday 5th May.  

Bookings  

For more information or to book please e-mail info@paulayoga.co.uk. To book your place a £200 deposit will be required.

 The beach near the retreat centre

The beach near the retreat centre


"I feel so happy and connected to myself, on a level I don't think I've quite experienced before" 

Retreat Yogi, November 2016


          "Warm, personal, relaxed and free"

          Retreat Yogi, November 2016

 


"A truly restorative, sacred weekend... a very special journey"

Retreat Yogi, May 2016