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Evolutionary Yoga Retreat Portugal 2024

Whether you are an beginner or advanced practitioner, Join us (Senior Yoga Teachers Sue & Peter) at our yoga retreat center in Central Portugal  to experience a practice that brings about peace and tranquility and better health and wellbeing. Our method of practice draws on the many branches of established Yogic practices. Evolutionary Yoga brings a rich and profound dimension to these ancient and modern day teachings that are thriving today. All of our teachings have withstood the test of time, but bringing these teachings together and making them accessible to everybody has taken many years of training to enable us to be in service to others. Join us on one of our many Evolutionary Yoga Weeks.

After the retreat has finished you will also be given login details for our website to allow you to follow a daily routine of one of our most popular forms of practice.

Vinyasa influenced style of posture practice

Vinyasa translates into English to mean “sequence” of movements or postures which encompass lots of different forms from, swists, balances, backbending, forward bending and inversions to help release tension from the body and mind. On our retreat week we will select sequences of postures to enhance, relax and rest the body. We start our practice with our fascia release sequence that is designed to open the different fascial meridian lines of the body and then move into beautifully choreographed sequences of forms.

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Our sequences on our yoga retreats build strength, endurance and flexibility without being forceful. We invite and assist you to stay on the edge of the universe of sensation within the physical body, with the breath as the guide. This method allows us to experience the body as one moving unit, rather than creating separateness inside each posture. The ethos of Evolutionary Yoga is to help people see that they all have unique bodies and minds and what might helpful for one person could be unhelpful for another.

Yin Yoga Retreat

Although the name is relatively new Yin Yoga has been around for many thousands of years as the “Tha”(moon)in Hatha yoga.  In the world today we primarily see the” Ha” (sun) part of the practice which is a yang approach which reflects the fast & hectic pace of life. Yin has resurfaced to redress the balance and  is all about spending time deep inside your mental, emotional and physical bodies and  being aware of the totality of your experience in the moment. We spend a long time in Yin Postures so that we can stimulate the meridians of the body to enhance organ health by gently creating tension and compression which releases deep blockages within the fascia of the body.  

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Mindfulness Meditation Practices

Mindfulness meditation helps to calm the mind and bring us into our current momentary experience, observing our body and mind and the thoughts, sensations and emotions that pass through our awareness at any given time. You will have the opportunity to learn the method of the practice and also how you can develop a little more kindness towards yourself by cultivating a helpful attitude. Once we learn the method and the attitude then we can move on to learning very helpful exercises that can be used to help restore balance and harmony into our everyday lives, when needed.

5 elements – Organ Health and Longevity Practices

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On this week you will have the opportunity to experience postures and forms to open the body up and prepare it for the deeper more challenging yoga sequences. The style of Qi Gong forms we teach are dynamic and works directly with the physical, emotional and energy bodies to enhance our organ health and clear any blockages and stagnation that we might have. This type of practice is called 5 elements which incorporates five profound sequences based on the movements of nature. Sue & Peter have trained in the application of therapeutic practices to enhance the health of the Liver, Kidneys, Lungs, Spleen and heart. Practices that enhance our energy are incredibly dynamic and teach us to experience and direct energy movement using our minds and bodies, this is a fundamental priciple of practice. This then helps in everyday life to steady and support the body and mind allowing us to live a peaceful and happy life.

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Shamanic Retreat Practice (We do not use any plant based medicine)

Shamanism is the foundational practice of all spiritual practices today, dating back some 100,000 thousand years and leaving an undying impression on human consciousness that is still all around us. You can find many different approaches to shamanism but the ones in our training are totally safe and do not rely on plant medicine for us to connect to Mother Earth and Father Sky to become closer to our spiritual essence. This method of practice teaches trust and innocence as well as self love and empowerment.

vinyasa flow practice

The shamanic practices on this week will include drum meditation or what we call journeying. The drum is known as the horse and we ride its rhythmic beat into a profound and thought provoking non ordinary state of consciousness. We will learn to journey to find our personal spirit guides and interpret their messages to find the medicine they can bring into our lives. We will also explore the healing modalities of the medicine wheel and understand where and how this simple yet insightful map of our consciousness can be integrated into our lives so we can make many beneficial changes.

Gong Healing

Peter will be working with planetary gongs, Earth,Mercury, Mars, Chiron and Venus on this week to bath you into a place of ultimate bliss.

Tharaputic Jounaling

Therapeutic journaling is a powerful tool for self-reflection, self-exploration, and emotional healing. Here are some of the benefits of therapeutic journaling:

1. Emotional Release: Writing about emotions, feelings, and experiences can help individuals release pent-up emotions in a healthy way. Writing can serve as a safe and non-judgmental outlet for processing difficult emotions such as grief, anger, anxiety, or depression.

2. Clarity and Insight: Journaling can help individuals gain clarity on their thoughts and feelings, leading to greater insight and understanding of the self. Writing down and reflecting on experiences and emotions can help people identify patterns, triggers, and underlying beliefs that may be affecting their mental health.

3. Stress Reduction: Taking time to journal can reduce stress levels by allowing individuals to express emotions and thoughts that may be causing them stress. By working through difficult emotions on paper, individuals may be able to gain a new perspective and find solutions to challenges they are facing.

4. Improved Mood: Research shows that journaling can help improve mood, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and increase feelings of well-being. Writing about positive experiences and gratitude can also help individuals cultivate a more positive outlook on life.



Google June 2023

This retreat is a must. Pete and Sue have been building a sacred place, a magical haven, stress free, hassle free. You will feel at home. Most importantly, wherever you are in your yoga / qigong / spiritual journey, you will be able to revisit your foundation, remember what brought you on this path, and train with Pete and Sue to how move forward and even expand your journey. And it is a lot of fun too! There is a mix of yoga, qigong, meditation, that has been carefully created by Pete and Sue to make us embark on quite a unique journey.

Food was excellent, there is a very pleasant swimming pool, i slept like a baby, we had access to a fantastic massage therapist.

It was a fantastic retreat, and I highly recommend it. Thanks to it, I have gained clarity, wisdom and optimism.

Thank you Sue and Peter

Rooms: Super cute rooms


TripAdvisor June 2023

From beginning to end, my experience at Sue & Peter home was wonderful.
The  retreat is nestled high in the mountains, with the most beautiful  views. The food was great & really added to the chilled atmosphere.  The different sessions given by both Sue & Peter are phenomenal,  their wealth of knowledge is just amazing.
This retreat is an absolute must in the busy world we live in, to boost our energy & revive our minds.
Already pencilled in for next year!

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