8 days Connecting To The Elements &The Seasons: Spring Retreat May
Connecting To The Elements &The Seasons: Spring Retreat with Yoga, Surf, Qigong, Horses, Donkeys, Holistic Food and much more.
8 Days/7 Nights of connecting to the Season and Yourself, and detoxing through various activities in the most stunning and unspoiled southwest coast of Portugal -
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Vida Pura is set in a beautiful eco-reserve just a 10 min drive to the amazing beach of Odeceixe on the most stunning and unspoiled coastline in Europe. We are a center that hosts many retreats from organisers all over the world, so we know what retreats are and we know what everyone else does. We organise just a few exclusive retreats per year ourselves, that are not to be missed, with a limited amount of participants (max 12).
Welcome to connecting to the season, connecting to the elements and ultimately connecting to Yourself. In this retreat we will celebrate the rejuvenating power of Spring and the aliveness of nature around us at this time of year, which is truly stunning.
The element associated to the season of Spring is Wood, which governs the organ system of the liver and gallbladder. This time of the year symbolises the renewal of energy and setting intentions/plans for the year ahead. We will immerse ourselves into connecting with this element through each of the various activities during the week.
Detox and cleansing are a natural focus at this time of year, not just the liver but also the mind. It is an opportunity to also begin letting go of old stagnant energies that no longer serve us ( toxins and emotions, such as pent up anger and frustration).
Of course, Yoga is a daily practice and the morningVinyasa practice is a perfect fit to the upward rising energy of this time. This is balanced by grounding Qi Gong and Meditation during some of the afternoons.
Food also plays a crucial role in our retreats and we will take you on a culinary journey that includes every meal you eat with us, guided herbal walks and an introduction to our bio-dynamic food growing principles. There will be the opportunity to harvest and prepare a meal together, sharing with you tools to take back home and integrate into your life. We are very proud to have in our team our exclusive Holistic Chef Hayley North, from The Holistic Kitchen Academy, to prepare all of your meals and support you on this food journey. She is truly a grand connoisseur of the holistic health approach, so get ready to eat food that not only tastes good but leaves you feeling great too!
Throughout the week all of the activities we share facilitate the connection to Spring and could vary, depending on the conditions of land, air and ocean. But rest assured, you will leave feeling cleansed, relaxed, connected to natures cycles and to yourself. You will be ready for what this year has to bring for you!