Its hard to put into words how much I valued my time spent with Peter & Sue, and their team. Yoga Evolution provides you with the opportunity to discover new ways of thinking (and living), to be nourished both mentally and physically, its a place to totally unwind and feel nurtured from every angle.The site itself is snuggled into a valley presenting breath-taking views, on a clear night the sky is lit by a billion star glory without any pollution. On a hot day you can take a hike through the forests and on return plunge into the generous chlorine free pool.
The rooms are designed in an authentic Portuguese style all presenting you with views out over the rolling hills. At the top of the house the cosy communal attic which provides a collection of home dried herbal teas a shelter from the sun and the most amazing eclectic library.
The food here is outstanding, Selina the chef is also a qualified naturopath, her knowledge and enthusiasm on the human body and food inspired me to make long-term changes to my diet. I feel more Intune with my body than I have in a long time.
I spent time practicing Ashtanga and Yin, Peter and Sues combined knowledge blew my mind, from traditional yoga practices, mindfulness, meditation, homeopathy, astrology, Qi gong, yoga therapy and shamanic practices. This for me is what made them unique as a retreat, they embody such passion for passing on their knowledge, you cant help but want to soak it up, so much so that I booked onto the shamanic retreat that followed.
I have studied and practiced the primary series ashtanga for just over one year before attending Peters class, Peter has thoughtfully modified the series to make it assessable to both experienced and inexperienced practitioners of all ages. He brings great knowledge, enthusiasm and humility to the practice. I feel renewed in this practice after falling out of love with it at home and I cant thank you enough for this!
I'm usually more yang when it comes to yoga but Sue has inspired me towards the benefits of yin yoga. She has a wealth of knowledge in this subject and is very empathetic and thoughful in ensuring each persons comfort and understanding of the benefits of each pose. I came away from each class feeling more open and also with a deeper awareness and understanding of my own body and mind, I've just ordered two yin yoga books! Thanks Sue
I really feel Yoga evolution has something for everyone, weather your an experienced yogi or a beginner, if your looking to unwind and relax from everyday life or maybe make some long term changes in your life you can find it here.
Big Thanks Peter, Sue, Selina and Amy with love, Camilla x