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Yoga Retreats February 2019



Our yoga retreats are available for all levels of experience but your retreat will be enhanced if you can go to class.

Single Room £550 Twin Room £500 pp Double Room £500 pp Stone Cottage £600pp

The discount for returning guests is 10%



Next retreat starts on the 30th of March

Ashtanga Yoga & Yin Yoga
Meditation
yoga retreats february 2018
Join us for a restful yoga holiday February. This is our favorite time of the year as the days start to get longer and mother nature starts to expand after the winter months. With the weather not being to hot we will be able to go on long walks through the forest tracks to explore the landscape.

We do not generally make our caravans available at this time of year as they do not have any heating and the night time can be quite fresh, but if you would like to stay in one then get in touch. We do understand that some people do prefer to stay out in nature. You would also be welcome to have a camp fire in the evening under the stars if we have clear night skies.

This retreat will be an Ashtanga Vinyasa & Yin meditation holiday which is perfect for detoxing and enhancing your health and Vitality. The food served on all of our yoga and meditation retreats will be wholesome vegetarian with lovely treats to follow. If you do have any dietary requirements then just let us know when booking the retreat.

Our February yoga retreats are available for all levels of experience but your retreat will be enhanced if you can go to class.




What's included in your stay with us

  • Arrive in evening at 21.30  and leave a week later in the morning at 08:00 morning. (unless it is starting in the morning)
  • transfers from Oleiros to the retreat center
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily yoga classes with meditation - 12 classes during your stay
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day with a sweet to follow. sweets range from raw chocolate to healthy homemade raw cakes
  • A picnic if you decide to go climbing with Christian from 11 am for the day
  • Extra help with your practice if you feel you need clarification with any aspect the many practices we teach.
  • A day out at the river Zezere with a picnic lunch
  • We also have a raw chocolate making workshop which is donation only

Whats optional

  • climbing, can be arranged with Christian when you arrive
  • massage
  • soap making workshop with Freya
  • incense stick making,
  • taking a walk to learn about medicinal herbs with Freya
Single £550 - Shared Twin or Double £500pp - Eco caravan £450
Stone Cottage £600pp

Yoga Evolution Retreats, Amieira, Oleiros, Castelo Branco, 6160 052, Portugal - 00351 272 634 004
with Sue & Peter

https://www.yogaevolutionretreats.com
 
This will be the first retreat we hold here in February 2019 and we are really looking forward to it. Since we started hosting retreats over a decade ago we have learnt that February is a month when some of us need to just getaway from it all and go on a yoga retreat to take a little time for themselves. We have also had a lot of requests from school teachers who are looking for a well earned break during the school holidays half term in 2019.

 
So here it is a week of ashtanga yoga and yin with mindfulness meditation, a perfect antidote to releasing the stress and tensions from the body and mind in a very beautiful location in the heart of rural central Portugal.

 
On this yoga break in the morning class will be the ashtanga yoga primary series and all of the morning classes will be led. This is what we call a yang practice as yang is expansive and heat generating though dynamic movement, yang is also objective and so is very much about the mind and thinking about thoughts etc. So in the morning we will be slowly and gracefully moving through synchronizing body and mind using the breath as the guide. At the start of class in the morning we will have a look at and practice the methods of mindfulness. Mindfulness is a time tested practice that allows a person to come into each and every moment without any judgement or preference to what might be happening now and when we look at what might be happening now we usually see that we are experiencing thought, emotions and sensations which all create feelings.

 
In the evening classes on the yoga holiday we take a much more yin approach when using postures to generate experience. Unlike the yang practice of being objective in our perception the yin classes takes us deep inside as it is the subjective experience that allows us to really connect to our body and mind through sensation. Yin focuses more on compression of the joints and tension inside the connective tissue which allows us to come into each moment as the body and sensation is here now. In this practice we also have the opportunity of removing blockages in the meridians according to Chinese medicine as we surrender to the theory of gravity, allows gravity to gently massage us in each posture.
 
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