Welcome to Yoga Evolution Retreats Portugal, Europe
Welcome to our yoga retreat center and home set in a magical, remote area right in the very heart of central Portugal. Here we (Sue & Peter) have been holding yoga immersion courses and sharing an abundance of teachings from many traditions for over a decade. We have been holding retreats at our centre since 2009 having purchased a bunch of derelict buildings in 2008. We have slowly renovated each building ourselves over the past 11 years to create an inclusive community spirited authentic yoga retreat centre.
Our retreat is made up of many tradition stone buildings which have been carefully renovated providing comfortable accommodation & eco caravans for those wanting to immerse themselves even more deeply in nature. We have a large purpose built practice space, treatment room and a salt water swimming pool with incredible views over the valley. The centre is set in 13 acres of well loved and tended forest land with beautiful terraces stepping all of the way down the Bacelo hillside to our mystical valley where you will find ancient olive groves & our rejuvenating stream bubbling through a myriad of natural slate rock pools.
Our yoga retreats are purposefully for medium sized groups of people so that we have plenty of time to spend assisting you with your practice while at the same time fostering true community spirit. When you are not practicing there will be plenty of time to socialize with likeminded people, find a quiet contemplative space to be alone, take a refreshing dip in the natural salt water pool, explore the surrounding cork oak & medronah forest or read a book from our extensive library. In essence you have everything you need here to rest, recharge, rejuvenate and remember the incredible peace of just surrendering to the moment. We have pergolas and hammocks dotted all around the grounds so finding shady, solitary space is easy.
We have a variety of yoga retreats during 2019 to choose from, we focus on a different styles of yoga depending on the retreat so that you can find the perfect option to suit your needs and experience level. From Ashtanga, Yin, hatha, Vinyasa Flow to our own Evolutionary style. We have retreats for Women only, ones providing a foundation in a variety of shamanic practices & those introducing Qigong practices to purge, tonify, ground & enhance vitality to bring you into a state of balance & harmony with nature. Each schedule has been created to provide you with a fulfilling and healing life changing experience.
Each day here begins with waking to a cacophony of bird song, fresh running water and the breeze rustling through the ancient oak trees, gazing over the stunning Bacelo valley while enjoying a morning herbal infusion from our dedicated guest kitchen. Several days a week we incorporate morning silence so as not to create disturbance to the mind, allowing for a deeper experience during class & later helping integrate realizations & facilitate transformation.
…..My body feels rested & energized, my mind pacified & quiet, my yoga practice deepened & balanced. A special tranquility & peace combined with beautiful views & lightheartedness allows reconnection with simplici-ty, nature & slowness. I leave with a renewed motivation for my practice, greater attention to my body, reaping the benefits of a macrobiotic lifestyle. There is a certain magic here exuding from warm open hearts & a happy acceptance………..a unique & special place. Juliette
In addition to your practice with Sue & Peter, we also provide a nourishing diet to balance both your mind and body. We provide food for the soul, lovingly prepared by Selina, our Head Chef and Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist and Nicola our Assistant Chef.
We have holistic massage therapy & Chinese Medical practices with the incredibly experienced & dedicated Juliana Krutsch.
Yoga Evolution Retreats is the home of Sue & Peter’s Evolutionary Yoga Teacher Training program. This training has been created to allow for personal development and growth. Visit Evolutionary Yoga to find out more.
Peter is a Senior Yoga Teacher, and is also a Shamanic Practitioner, Mindfulness Teacher, Martial Artist and Qigong Teacher. He first started practicing at the age of seven, under the instruction of his Martial Arts teacher, who introduced him to hatha yoga, posture work, meditation, pranayama and mudra with the balance between yin & yang taking centre stage in this art.
Sue is a Senior Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Yin, Dynamic & Hatha Yoga Teacher Sue is a student clinicianin Shamanic Homeopathy integrating Chinese medical Practices & is also a junior Qigong Teacher & her studies are ongoing. She first practiced Yoga in Singapore in 1999 while on a work trip & from the very first class had a strong inclination that it was the start of a profound journey of transformation that would influence the course of her life.
Alongside Sue and Peter, our team is made up of passionate and experienced individuals, including Freya G who runs our workshops, Freya T and Kate who are teaching yoga on some of our retreats this year and Eugenia our wonderful housekeeper.
To find out more about Sue and Peter and the rest of the Yoga Evolution Retreats team then please select the meet us tab from the menu.
You can view all of our upcoming retreats online via the week/month page, and also find out more about each individual retreat on the retreat type page. Once you have chosen you retreat, simply get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which retreat you are interested in.