YOGA - ART - WALK, 6 Days Holistic Retreat in Portugal
We want to explore the journey to our inner self by connecting the YOGA process with ART and the method of the ASHTANGA asana practice we adjust the yogapractice to our present practice, pranayama, with awareness in the into the labyrinth with intuition, inspiration and fantasy.
Type of Event
- Core Strength
- Yoga Therapy
We are looking forward to experience this retreat with you. We invite you to come on monday already from 14h to have time to arrive. At 16:30 we will have a 'welcome' dinner. The first centering yoga practice to be familiar starts at the last day, saturday, by taking an extended brunch we have time for a final summary and conversation.
8 people can participate, 4 people in the guest house with 2 double rooms/1pers.395€, tent pitches for 4 people/1 pers.345€,surcharge of €30 from 15/04/2016
the price includes:
accommodation, shared guesthouse or tent
art practices and materials
YOGA - ART - WALK in Nature
Holistic Retreat in the Heart of Portugal, Quinta Bamboo
Anita and Martina are looking forward to jointly host this retreat. They have met through the practice of Yoga, are artists who like to share their knowledge with others.
Our quinta (farm) with a surprising biodiversity,is located next to the peaceful river serve healthy vegetarian food, refined with herbs of the season with biological products from our garden or from the local area. The daily infusions (herbal teas) contain organic herbs from our Quinta can help in the community by cooking, cleaning or gardening as a selfless service (seva). The idea of serving without any expectation is an important concept not only in yogic traditions.
The yoga studies cover morning Ashtanga Asana Practice,as well as chanting,pranayama (breathing exercises), will have the opportunity to get to know more about Ashtanga yoga and the traditional way of learning it through Mysore style “self-practice” practitioner can develop his individual practice of the determined series by breathing in his evening classes work out what the participants need: special focus on certain asanas or supported and passive yoga postures which are maintained for a longer period, pranayama or meditation.
ART-CREATIVITY Into the Labyrinth - Journey to the inner self
„ At ist most basic level, the labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are.“ - Caroline Adams
The labyrinth is an ancient symbol of wholeness and metaphor for life's journey.
During these days we are going to explore the meaning of this old symbol for our own an artistic and creative process we connect with our sketching, drawing, painting and using natural materials such as stones, leaves, sticks, seeds, design our own individual silence or together as a group we experience the joy of individual expression and skills are not required as we focus on our intuition and fantasy.
SERRA da ESTRELA walk with awareness
Our tour takes us to the Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range in Continental Portugal.(1993m) which is formed from a huge granite gorgeous area, with oddly shaped rocks and gorges, mountain streams and lakes, beautiful forests and magnificent views can be ideal to combine yogic breathing techniques with walking.
ANITA has the vision to support people to discover and develop their potential. As an art therapist, she likes to offer people a safe place where they can be themselves without judgement. Through art, feelings, thoughts and body sensations can be expressed and thus made aware. She works on the basis of a humanistic, holistic view of human nature, which considers the human being as a unit consisting of body, mind and soul.
For 4 years Anita practices Yoga which means to her a conscious perception and takes her in the here and now.
As a social worker she has been working for 10 years in various institutions, caring for people in difficult life situations. On longer trips abroad (India, Brazil, Portugal), she also got involved in social projects.
In our retreat she likes to accompany people on an inner process that helps them to receive greater clarity of who they are, what they want by exploring creative solutions.
MARTINA, the owner of Quinta Bamboo and organizer of the retreats is a passionate Yoga- practitioner and teacher.
On the quinta Martina is responsible for the garden, living and caring according to the idea of permaculture.
As a teacher, she sees herself as an initiator and companion on a gives the students various choices, so that they may build their personal yoga main focus in the practice is breathing with awareness to explore and enjoy the journey of a meditative experience.
People are invited to pause, to discover, to consciously perceive, to accept and to number of participants is limited to 8 people, that we maintain a personal atmosphere.
the price includes:
shared accommodation in our guesthouse or for the more basics tent pitches (tents are available)
all vegetarian meals, (vegetables from our organic garden or from the local area)
tea, water, fresh fruit and nuts during the day (organic herbs for the tea from our farm)
all yoga practices
all art practices and materials
excursion + lunch paket
8 people can participate,
4 people sharing the guest house with 2 double rooms/ 1person 395 €
tent pitches for 4 people, ( 1 tent /2 person) /1 person 345 €
surcharge of €30 from April 15, 2016
A non refundable initial deposit of 40% on reservation is required.
Registration: Since the number of participants is limited, we recommend early registration to avoid disappointment.
We are speaking english, portuguese, german and french.
Thank you, we look forward to you joining us.