Yoga Trail Week
Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Retreat Portugal
Omassim Guesthouse is delighted to invite you to an invigorating Vinyasa Flow week with some Yin yoga and restorative yoga elements. Treat your body and soul with yoga, massages, vegetarian food and coastal walking along the most stunning part of Portugal`s West coast Ericeira first world surfing reserve.
Type of Event
in general we recommend people to arrive on a Sunday as it is the only yoga free day in the week.
Enjoy your stay in Omassim Guesthouse. Whether you are seeking a wellness break or a more active vacation - additional wellness treatments and activities like surfing lessons, hiking and mountain biking trips or creative evening events can be arranged. Create beautiful memories and let Omassim be one of them!
Possible daily schedule
08:00: Vinyasa Flow yoga morning class (indoors) (75 minutes)
09:30: Delicious healthy vegetarian breakfast
10:00: After breakfast free time - Options include swimming at the beach, a professional surf lesson, go horseriding, or just enjoy the beautiful surroundings, read a book or enjoy one of our treatments; the time is yours to relax
13:30: Light Lunch at the guesthouse or as lunch package to enjoy the day
14:00: After lunch free time - Arrange a road trip (take your lunch with you) to visit Ericeira or another nearby town or any other activity you wish to partake in
18:15: Meditation (30 minutes)
19:00: Soft Vinyasa Flow or Yin yoga class (75 minutes)
20:30: Tasty vegetarian dinner as buffet
The yoga classes
Yoga is for everyone, you don't need to be an aficionado, nor to be in top form. Each class includes the practice of pranayama (breathing exercises), asanas (seat, posture) and savasana (relaxation in the end of the class). The morning classes will be the Vinyasa Flow, a gentle practice of Hatha yoga which focuses on the synchronization of the breath (prana) with the postures (asanas). It is a dance of the asanas always in connection with breathing to calm the mind. Let the breath be your guide to liberate your mind and increase your inner peace, harmony, love and joy. Practicing yoga will help to harmonize the nervous system, increase the sense of balance of body and mind and strengthens the lymphatic system.
Traditionally the evening classes are more soft, slow, restorative or yin yogish to integrate the day and prepare for a great rest for the night. Let yourself emerge into the flow of your yoga practice. Enjoy the breathing, and relax deeply your body, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and also your mind. Let yourself lead your own breath through a class full of regeneration, recreation and calm.
Lia Muczenski hails originally from Stuttgart, Germany, but has lived in Berlin for many years and more recently in Portugal since the beginning of 2006. She is dedicated to exploring the body, heart, and spirit and has practiced yoga for more than 15 years with different teachers from Germany and England.
Completing her yoga teacher training in 2008 in Portugal, Lia's expertise is in Vinyasa flow yoga, a gentle style of Hatha yoga, a dance of the asanas, which brings awareness to the body and the breath. It is a beautiful addition to her commitment to dance, movement, and performance in the different techniques of body-mind centering, Alexander technique, Feldenkrais, new dance, modern dance and authentic movement.
In her yoga classes Lia tries to support the increase of physical flexibility and strength to transform it into inner strength, to gain trust, harmony, inner alignment and joy. She speaks fluent German, English, or Portuguese and can run classes in any of these three languages depending on the participants.
Lia also offers massage, bodywork and Watsu (water shiatsu) and is a movement therapist (inner child and co-dependency) with additional trainings in family counselling (Bert Hellinger) and Somatic experience (Trauma Healing, Peter A. Levin).
Eduardo Cunha has been through a lot in his life and transformed it in a magical way, being an example of strength, courage, will, and motivation. Along his life path, he has been working with fire in a sacred and shamanic form, helping and serving thousands of people in their process of cure and self-discovery.
Deeply in love with nature and with a total understanding of the universal laws of the universe. The discovery of yoga and meditation transformed his life and is now an intricate part of his daily life.
Nowadays, he works with Ayurvedic massage (AyurYoga, Abhangam), additional Ayurvedic treatments like shirodhara, and massage applied with Pindas - with rice and herbs, Watsu, crystal bowls massage and nutrition in the forms of vegan, vegetarian, and raw food.
His passion is preparing and leading fires for all different kind of ceremonies and events. Eduardo is a registered fire walk instructor () and a sweat lodge keeper. Eduardo speaks Portuguese, French, Spanish, and understands Italian.
Ericeira is a mecca for surfers. This area is considered as one of the best surf spots in Portugal. There is a wide range of beach, point, and reef breaks in the immediate area suited for all levels of surfing.
Omassim Guest House (2 houses) is an oasis of bright, homely accommodation, located in a quiet and lovely residential area in the small village Palhais, Ericeira with an open view over the surrounding green hills.
Omassim Gueshouse can accommodate 20 guests with 2-bed, 3-bed, and 5-bed rooms (including one bunk bed) with shared bathroom. The dining and living room are the perfect meeting point to take breakfast, read a book, or on cold days enjoy the warmth by the fireplace. Relax and enjoy the peaceful nature, soak up the sun next to the swimming pool (not heated) in its lovely garden or feast on the delicious vegetarian menu.
Ericeira charming Fishertown is about four kilometers south walking distance away, the next beach (Ribeira d´Ilhas) is reachable in about 20 minutes’ walk in beautiful nature reserve with stunning, breathtaking views.