Yoga & Permaculture Retreat in Portugal
Come and join us for one week on a beautiful organic farm in the Algarve. Following permaculture´s ideas of sustainability perfectly complements our daily practice of Ashtanga Yoga and while enjoying all the comfort of this modern eco yoga retreat – delicious organic food from the farm, chilling out in the hammock, taking a plunge in the pool or a walk on the nearby beaches – this course is an invitation to reconnect to nature and to yourself, and become part of an inspiring local community.
Type of Event
* 6 morning classes à 2,5 Std.
* 2 afternoon workshops à 2 Std.
* 6 nights accomodation at Vale da Lama Eco Resort / shared double
* fullboard healthy-delicious veg. catering
* Permaculture Introduction Workshop (3 days à 3 hrs)
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Course:
Every morning starts with meditation, breathing-exercises and some chanting. On our retreats all levels are welcome – with a maximum of 15 students and two experienced teachers in the room both beginners and advanced practitioners (1. & 2. series) will be individually guided & supported.
2 afternoon workshops complement the morning-classes. Applied anatomy, yin yoga and therapeutic elements ( back, knees, shoulders) create a better understanding for a technically sound and relaxed asana practice. More subtle aspects like yoga philosophy in relation to a modern lifestye, an introduction to vedic chanting and a non-dogmatic view on the relevance of other yogic methods are also part of the workshops.
Those being familiar with the mysore style practice will get plenty of inspiration and we´ll help you developing the more subtle aspects of your practice. Beginners to yoga and participants with experience in other styles of yoga will be gently guided into self-practice. Over the duration of the week a solid foundation of strength, flexibility and equanimity will develop with the possibility to enrich daily life: the learned sequence can be practiced back at home and in every Astanga Yoga studio.
Annette Hartwig has been teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for more than 15 years. With her experience and intuition she creates a warm class atmosphere where you feel nurtured yet challenged at the same time. She is inspired by the longterm guidance of her teacher Dena Kingsberg (certified by Sri Jois), regular trips to Mysore since 2001 and extensive studies with Richard Freemann. Besides being a student of Dena Kingsberg, Annette is assisting her regularly on international workshops and retreats. Daniel Schudt will be assisting in class, contributing with his knowledge as an experienced body worker and his passion for Yoga in the tradition of P. Jois and Krishnamacharya.
// Classes will be taught in English. German translation is available.
Permaculture (a word coming from permanent agriculture & permanent culture) is a sustainable, practical and enjoyable way of approaching both food gardening and life in general. We are very excited to offer the possibility to learn about permaculture´s basic ethics & principles and how they are applied with our hands in the earth, designing a garden, planting and harvesting yummy organic fruit and vegetable.
Vale da Lama is internationally well known for it´s research and education in this field and during the 3-day introduction workshop we will explore the impressive project onsite with a guided tour and some theory but also go hands-on on the farm. This will be great fun and by the end of the workshop you’ll know where to start back home with creating your own garden - even in an urban setting with only a windowbox, a balcony, or a patio you can start growing some of your own
You find all Details about this retreat on our website. If you have a question please send uns an Email - we are happy to help you at any time!