PORTUGAL RETREAT

Portugal Sun and Ocean Retreat 

6 days/5 nights


A recharging and rejuvenating week of Yoga and Feldenkrais and the chance to discover the hidden gems of this beautiful corner of Portugal.



Set in the magic of the Sintra mountains and in walking distance from the Ocean, this holiday will provide tranquillity, inspiration and a strong boost in energy levels as we reap the priceless benefits of a regular yoga and Feldenkrais practice in a friendly atmosphere. All levels welcome.


Package includes
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • daily yoga and Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes
  • daily activities
  • breakfast buffet; lunch pack, fresh fruits and tea all day
  • 3 delicious vegetarian dinners by Chef Extraordinaire Eva Bellas
  • orientation kit (map and tips on what to do and where to go)
  • pool, garden, chill-out-lounge, common kitchen
  • walking distance to 3 breathtaking beaches


Sample program
7.-12.
Oct.
AM
YOGA
Daily activity
(optional)
PM
Feldenkrais
Dinner and
optional activities





Mon
Arrivals at location from 14h
17.30-18.30h
Welcome dinner
Tue
8.30-10h
Mountain & forest walk
17.30-18.30h
Optional: Sunset tea and windmill restaurant*
Wed
8.30-10h
Coastal walk
17.30-18.30h
Vegetarian dinner
Thu
8.30-10h

Free

Fri
8.30-10h
Historic Sintra outing
17.30-18.30h
Vegetarian goodbye meal
Sat
Breakfast and Departures



* evening meals out come as an extra cost



The Yoga and Feldenkrais Program


The program is appropriate for all levels from total beginners to seasoned yoga/ Feldenkrais students.  You’ll be in a safe and loving environment, receiving individualized attention.  

We will have one invigorating morning yoga practice of 90min., and an afternoon lesson in Awareness Through Movement (Feldenkrais) of 60min. This practice is very gentle and is geared towards improving posture, alignment and your general wellbeing. 
By the end of our retreat you will feel deeply recharged and renewed: physically, emotionally & in spirit.

The attendance to the yoga program and all activities is optional. If there is a morning you prefer to sleep in or an afternoon you would rather stay at the beach than come to class, that's ok! Whatever makes you feel best, please do that.


Accommodation

Our lodging is perfectly set between the sea and the mountains: it is in walking distance of 3 breathtaking beaches and offers stunning views of the Serra de Sintra, a Unesco World Heritage site. Nearby we find picturesque fishing villages and the famous Cabo da Roca, Europe’s most Westerly point.

The StarPine Lodge is a cozy villa with double and twin-share rooms that are light, spacious and comfortable. The lush garden, swimming pool, and chill-out space gives everyone the chance to get to know each other and connect in a warm and friendly atmosphere.


Meals

Meals include a breakfast buffet with fresh juices, a daily lunch pack to take with you wherever you go, as well as fresh fruit and tea throughout the day. We will also have 3 vegetarian evening meals.

We’ve made a point of leaving two evenings free for you to explore the local area and sample the local cuisine and culture, as there are many great typical restaurants nearby. Alternatively, there is also a well-equipped common kitchen for those who like to cater for their own special needs.



Activities
These are optional and depending on the weather and guest preferences may include:
  • Nature walks – find inner peace along the fishermen’s coastal trail and the mystical Sintra forest
  • Portuguese lesson – enjoy fun language learning for beginners
  • Cultural outings to Sintra or nearby fishing villages
  • Sunset tea at a spectacular viewpoint
  • Fado music and drinks
  • Reflection session with an inspiring documentary
  • Local village festivities and celebrations

Other activities that can be booked on location at an extra charge are: 

  • relaxation massages
  • surfing
  • wine tasting excursion
  • painting/arts
  • cooking workshop with Eva Bellas
  • mountainbike 
  • rock climbing
Package price per person (excl. flights)

Shared twin, shared bathroom: 650 €
Shared twin, ensuite bathroom: 750€
Single, shared bathroom 880€
Single, ensuite bathroom (limited availability): 980€

To book and secure your place you need to pay a deposit of €300.  The remainder will be due by July 1st. 2019. 





Reviews

"I have always wanted to practice yoga but had never found a yoga teacher that I felt connected with. With Masha, I had my a-ha moment and it was everything I imagined yoga to be. I felt relaxed and the class flowed with ease. I left feeling restored and possibly a few inches taller! An amazing experience which I will want to repeat in the near future. I couldn’t recommend her more highly!"
S.J, London, UK

"I have gained a lot from Masha's Yoga classes. She is a very technical teacher who is able to describe, in stages, all the muscle groups and body landmarks involved in an Asana to help me find that 'extra' bit of release and comfort in a pose. I love how she integrates mantras and pranayama into her class and how she is able to adapt her lessons to the needs of students. Her knowledge of yoga is integrated and deep and I look forward to learning more from her."

Fiona M., Massage Therapist and Ayurvedic Life Coach, Australia

I walked into my first yoga class with Masha and my life has never been the same! She is a truly gifted yoga instructor and the most serene and calming person I have ever met. I took several one on one sessions (I am a beginner). Masha is extremely educated in all yoga practices and is a student of all subjects as well. I felt through a combination of her yoga instruction techniques and words of wisdom she knew exactly what I needed to guide me spiritually, mentally and physically…

…while Masha is encouraging she also promotes happiness, serenity, integrity, truth, love and grace. I can honestly say after my sessions with Masha I walked away with a new strength in my body, a new air of positivity and a sense of "weightlessness".
A.L., USA, Texas
Sustainability: 
YogaMasha retreats take place in carefully selected locations with abundant nature. In an effort towards sustainable traveling we have joined up with Conservation Carpathia to offset each of our guest's travel and stay through planting trees and rewilding projects. We encourage you to visit their website and find out more about what you can do to leave a green mark on our planet Mother Earth. 


Registrations: 
For inquiries please get in touch: om@yogamasha.com | 00351 926 735 786
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