PORTUGAL RETREATS

Awareness Through Movement Intensive in Nature: 

19 - 23 June 2019, Cascais-Colares, Portugal


Awareness Through Movement can’t get any better than when it is practiced in a quiet, high-vibrational spot in the heart of Nature.
Set between the Ocean and the Mountains and near Cascais-Sintra, Portugal, you’re in for an experience of a lifetime!

This intensive is non-residential, but if you wish, you can camp in a tent or your own van on the premises. Camping info at: https://quintadoxico.com/staying-at-the-farm

Daily schedule:
9-10h30 Themed Awareness Through Movement lesson/ workshop
10h30 Brunch
11h30 onwards: farming, rock climbing, hiking, free time to chill and dip into water

Cost: Please get in touch if you're interested

Group is limited to 12 people. For full info and to reserve your spot get in touch via: om@yogamasha.com or 00351 926735786


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2019 Yoga Retreat in Portugal: 

23 - 28 July

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
  • orientation kit (map & tips on what to do and where to go)
  • pool, garden, chill-out-lounge, common kitchen
  • walking distance to 3 breathtaking beaches


Sample program


YOGA
Daily activity
(optional)
Feldenkrais
Dinner & optional activities





Fri
Arrivals at location from 14h
17.30-18.3
Welcome dinner
Sat
8.30-10h
Mountain & forest walk
17.30-18.3
Optional: Sunset tea & local restaurant*
Sun
8.30-10h
Coastal walk
17.30-18.3
Vegetarian dinner
Mo
8.30-10h

Free

Tue
8.30-10h
Historic Sintra outing
17.30-18.3
Vegetarian dinner

Thu
Breakfast & Departures
* evening meals out come as an extra cost

The Yoga & 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 new 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
Workshops and activities are guided.

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: TBA 
Shared twin, ensuite bathroom: TBA
Single, shared bathroom TBA
Single, ensuite bathroom (limited availability): TBA

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


About Masha:
Masha is a yogi, rock climber and nature lover. She teaches her unique and transformative classes and retreats across Europe and is part of the Sivananda Yoga team in Teacher Training Courses in France and India. Masha’s teaching offers a heart-opening, invigorating and experiential practice, grounded with a focus on both physical and energetic alignment. Yoga, when practiced with this holistic awareness becomes fluid movement therapy. 

Her own practice and therefore teaching encompasses Asana, Pranayama, Relaxation, healthy diet, positive thinking & Meditation.
 She is currently doing a 4 year long Feldenkrais Method teacher training, seeking to fine-tune her knowledge of anatomy, alignment and the mind-body connection. Masha also teaches in German, Spanish and French.




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 mossy.earth 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
To register, please submit the following form. 



Past retreats - in collaboration with The Sanctuary Portugal:


In most cases the words yoga retreat and city break do not go together, but there are exceptions to the rule, and TSP have planned the ultimate city yoga retreat for Spring 2016 in the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon. 
During your luxury stay, you will be nestled in the heart of Lisbon, with magnificent views overlooking the Edward VII Park and will be gently lead through four days of dynamic Hatha yoga, with a mindful morning practice encompassing Pranayama and meditation, whilst in the evening, going deeper and looking at key alignment principles to further your practice. 
Our team will help transport you physically and mentally. Improving your strength and flexibility, whilst you feel your body and mind unwind towards a sense of complete tranquillity in the most perfect of settings. 
Join us on this unique escape, where you will enjoy: 3 nights luxury accommodation at half board, with tailor made buffet breakfast and three course dinner.. 6 yoga classes with individual attention. Access to the Ritz Spa with an indoor lap pool and lounge area overlooking the hotel’s terrace and treetops; multi-functional treatment rooms with private showers; a relaxation room; changing areas that include sauna, steam as well as a refreshing crushed ice fountain. Private airport transfers are also included and free time to enjoy Lisbon and the surrounding areas of Sintra and Cascais.

Max n. of participants — 7 
To make your reservation or for more information: retreats@thesanctuaryportugal.com 
+351 968 843 114
www.thesanctuaryportugal.com

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Previous retreats
October 29 - November 1, 2015 : Luxury yoga retreat at Penhalonga


Join us at the stunning Penha Longa 5* resort in Sintra for the ultimate Yoga Retreat.

We will lead you through four days of dynamic Hatha yoga with a mindful morning practice encompassing Pranayama and meditation, whilst in the evening, we go deeper, looking at key alignment principles to further your practice.

Surrounded by Sintra’s magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Natural Park, our team will transport you physically and mentally. Improving your strength and flexibility, whilst you feel your body and mind unwind towards a sense of complete tranquility.

Our luxury yoga retreat includes: Three nights deluxe accommodation with buffet breakfast. Six yoga classes with individual attention. Access to outdoor forest circuit and Wellness Centre with indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools and gym. Private airport transfers and plenty of free time to enjoy the surrounding areas of Sintra and Cascais.

Dates: 29th of October to the 1st of November 2015 
Price from: 975€ per person 
Max n. of participants: 10

To make your reservation or for more information, please email:retreats@thesanctuaryportugal.com or call +351 968 843 114
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