HEALING WITH THE ELEMENTS
YOGA, SURF AND SOUND HEALING RETREAT
02-08 SEPTEMBER 2018
Back to your most authentic self
Join Catarina for a unique experience at Vida Pura with yoga twice a day, surf, sound healing, nourishing food and beautiful accommodation surrounded by nature under the Portuguese sun.
Closer to nature, closer to our roots and true essence.
A 7 day journey that will open a door that we walk through, to never be the same again.
Peeling the layers of noise we have been accumulating in our lives, through the lens of the 4 basic elements - Fire, Water, Earth and Air - we will be unlocking and opening your body and mind to the intuitive healing it needs, so we find our most authentic self.
Each day of this journey is related to an element in the Mayan calendar. We will base our yoga practice on the element of the day, synchronising ourselves with the rhythms of the universe.
Starting with an energising dynamic yoga practice (Mandala Vinyasa or Rocket) and finish with calming Yin Yoga and Meditation lead by Catarina Ferreira.
The schedule will run as the following with exception on Day 01 (2nd of September), Day 06 (7th of September) and on the last day (8th of September).
DINAMIC VINYASA FLOW
(Mandala or Rocket)
(Packed lunch or on site)
17.30 YIN YOGA & MEDITATION
The 1st day starts with the evening class but you can arrive earlier.
The last day will run until breakfast.
There will be a beach meditation on day 3 and sound healing session on day 5.
Schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions. The yoga classes might happen indoors in case it rains or if it's too cold.
Vida Pura is an eco-friendly & self sustainable retreat centre in the middle of a reserve close to Odeceixe village and it’s marvellous beach. They have a farm based on bio-dynamic principles and quite a few animals; donkeys, dogs, cats, ducks & chickens.
Check their presentation video here.
The outdoor shala by the hill surrounded by nature makes the yoga classes quite special and unique.
HOW TO GET THERE
The nearest airport is Faro, and Ryanair, Easyjet, Jet2 and British Airways fly direct from London.
Transfers from Faro to the venue take around 90 mins and can be arranged for you in groups if you let us know in advance. Prices are between 90€ to 125€.
If you like to be more independent, you can also rent a car at the airport.
This will give you more freedom to explore the surroundings on your free time.
The nutritious and delicious meals are mainly vegetarian based on macro-biotic principles, carefully prepared by a chef on site using vegetables, fruits grown in the local bio-dynamic garden and with homemade products when possible.
Other options are also possible in you have any dietary requirements. Just let us know in advance and we will make sure that your needs are covered.
Vida Pura offers different accommodation options. You can get full privacy staying at your own apartment, share the main guest house or if you want an exotic experience you can stay on a tipi tent.
The main guest house offers one master bedroom with en suite (bath, toilet, sink) and can accommodate maximum three people with 3 single beds or 1 double plus 1 single bed.
There are two smaller double bedrooms with a shared a bathroom between them.
All the rooms have access to the terrace, hammock area and wifi.
The spacious kitchen comes equipped with a sink, utensils, oven, fridge/freezer and gas cooker, and the open plan living and dining area allows access to the large front decking area.
1 bedroom with double bed
bathroom with shower, toilet and sink
kitchen with stove, oven, fridge, sink
terrace with great view
two single beds that can be put together as one
shared bathroom facilities with shower, toilet and sink
electricity in the tipi and water nearby
745€ per person, for two people
915€ private accommodation (one person)
851€ per person, for two people
1135€ for private accommodation (one person)
Triple accommodation is possible in the apartments or guest house.
Please enquire for availability and price.
In case you are a solo traveler, there is no need to book the single occupancy unless you prefer total privacy. Most people come on retreats on their own and I will team you up into sharing rooms. Accommodation assigned on first-come first-served basis.
--10 yoga classes, 90 minutes each
-6 nights accommodation
-1surf lesson or 1 massage
- sound healing session
-All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Yoga mats, blocks, bolsters, straps will be provided but feel free to bring your own.
What’s not included:
-Flights and Airport Shuttle (we can advise and help with this)
-Extra massages, Surf/SUP Lessons, Bike Rentals, Horse Ridding, Kayaking Trips
Remaining balance by 1st of July.
Payment can be done via bank transfer or paypal
E-mail to book at firstname.lastname@example.org
Catarina discovered yoga when she was living in London 6 years ago, founding the balance she was looking for her life. She end up quitting her full time job in the film industry to dedicate herself on teaching yoga and sharing what she learned. Her background is in Ashtanga Vinyasa and Rocket Yoga but seeing herself as an eternal student, she kept up with her trainings in Yin Yoga, Acupressure, Mandala Vinyasa & Shamanism. She is now based in Aljezur, Portugal, where she teaches regular classes and retreats. Know more about Catarina here.