Inversions: Yoga and Dance
A week of yoga inversions, dance workshops, massage, acupuncture, delicious Ayurvedic food, forest walks and river swims in a restored family farmhouse in the mountains of central Portugal. A week of going upside down.
Type of Event
650€ for place in stone cottages
800€ for private room, tipi or Soulpad
10% discount for returning guests, 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more
Yoga Teacher: Vonetta Winter
Dance Teachers: Hugh Stanier and Kim Noble
Dates: October 5 - 11, 12 -18
Through morning yoga practice and afternoon dance sessions, this retreat will enliven your spirit and nourish your body. Investing time and energy in yourself to fall away from tension and into flow. By allowing freedom to discover the way in which you move, alongside the structured energising practice on the mat, the aim is to discover how even the smallest of movements can be a mindful reinvigorating moment.
In the dance workshops we will focus on letting out our inner child and releasing away from ‘adult’ worries such as self-consciousness and anxiety. We will explore being comfortable with spending time on our hands, inverting the whole body and passing the weight into and out of the floor with control and ease. We will build through the week in intensity as the confidence in our own abilities increases, feeling freer with being the ‘wrong way up’ and it becomes just a sensation. Some partnering skills and simple improvisation techniques too will help.
This retreat is open to all ages and abilities. No matter where you are at, going upside down in the yoga classes and dance workshops might just help you feel better.
Price: 650€ in shared cottage or tipi. 800€ for private room. Includes:
All food, accommodation and facilities
Transport to and from Oleiros
Guided silent morning walks in the forest
6 Morning Yoga and Pranayama Classes with Vonetta
4 Afternoon dance sessions with Hugh and Kim
Half hour private health consultation with Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis
One hour Body Harmonising massage - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
Additional treatments available from our therapists for 75€ per 90 minutes