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© 2019 by Catarina Ferreira 

CONNECTING TO THE ELEMENTS & THE SEASONS
Spring Retreat with Yoga, Qigong, Holistic Cooking

 

11 - 18 MAY  |  08-15 JUNE 2019 

PORTUGAL

Renew yourself and set up new intentions

 

Welcome to connecting to the season, connecting to the elements and ultimately connecting to yourself.

Celebrate the rejuvenating power of Spring and the aliveness of nature around you, which is truly stunning. This time of the year symbolizes the renewal of energy and setting intentions or plans for the year ahead.

You will be ready for what this year has to bring for you!

SCHEDULE

Catarina will guide you through a Vinyasa Flow every morning. Will be a perfect fit for the upward rising energy of this time. This is balanced by grounding Qi Gong and meditation during some of the afternoons guided by Hayley.

 

Throughout the week all of the activities we share facilitate the connection to Spring, associated with the element of Wood, which governs the organ system of the liver and gallbladder. Detox and cleansing are a natural focus, not just the liver but also the mind. It is an opportunity to also begin letting go of old stagnant energies that no longer serve you (i.e. toxins and emotions, such as pent up anger and frustration).

 

 

DAY 01 - ARRIVAL DAY

  • 15:00 - 18:30 Check in

  • 19:00 Welcome dinner

 

DAY 2

  • 08:30 Pre yoga

  • 09:00-10:30 yoga with Catarina

  • 10:45-11:30 Brunch

  • 11:30 You-time

  • 16:00 Smoothy or healthy snack

  • 16:30-17:30 Qi Gong with Hayley

  • 19:00 Dinner

 

DAY 3

  • 08:30 Pre yoga

  • 09:00-10:30 Yoga with Catarina

  • 10:45-11:30 Brunch

  • 12:30- 14:30 Herbal walk, a bio-dynamic gardening workshop

  • 16:00 Smoothy or healthy snack

  • 16:30-17:15 Meditation with Hayley

  • 19:00 Dinner

 

DAY 4

  • 08:30 Pre yoga

  • 09:00-10:30 yoga with Catarina

  • 10:45 brunch

  • Free afternoon to book some of the extra services, like horse riding, massages, surf, sup or just relax by the pool

  • 16:00 Smoothy or a healthy snack for who is on the property

  • 19:00 Dinner

 

DAY 5

  • 08:30 Pre yoga

  • 09:00-10:30 Yoga with Catarina

  • 10:45-11:30 Brunch

  • 15:00 Holistic nutrition workshop plus preparing your dinner together

  • 19:00 Dinner

 

DAY 6

  • 08:30 Pre yoga

  • 09:00 Yoga with Catarina

  • 10:45-11:30 brunch

  • 11:30-16:00 You-time

  • 16:00 Smoothy or a healthy snack with detox talk plus Qi Gong with Hayley

  • 19:00 Dinner

 

DAY 7:

  • 08:30 Pre yoga

  • 09:00 Yoga with Catarina

  • 10:45-11:30 Brunch

  • 11:30 You-time. You are offered a beach ride or book some of our services, like horse riding, massages, Surf, Sup or just relax by the pool.

  • 16:00 Smoothy or healthy snack

  • Dinner out in a traditional Portuguese Restaurant to embrace the local food culture with amazing fresh fish sourced locally, seafood and many other options. Vegetarian options are also available.

 

DAY 8

  • 08:30 Breakfast

  • 10:00 Check out

 

 

THE VENUE

Vida Pura is an eco-friendly & self sustainable retreat 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 145€.

 

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 FOOD

Food plays a crucial role in this retreat and you will be taken on a culinary journey that includes every meal you eat with us, guided herbal walks and an introduction to our bio-dynamic food growing principles. There will be the opportunity to harvest and prepare a meal together, sharing with you tools to take back home and integrate into your life.

Vida Pura is very proud to have in their team the exclusive Holistic Chef Hayley North, from The Holistic Kitchen Academy, to prepare all of your meals and support you on this food journey. She is truly a grand connoisseur of the holistic health approach, so get ready to eat food that not only tastes good but leaves you feeling great too!​​​

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The following meals are included:

  • Brunch

  • Dinner

  • Snacks

  • Drinks

 

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

  • Coffee

  • Tea

 

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian

  • Vegan

  • Gluten Free

  • Organic

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organizer when making a reservation

ACCOMMODATION 

 

During this retreat, you will be accommodated in The Vida Pura Guesthouse with shared room options. The guesthouse has two twin rooms with shared bathroom and one triple room with en-suite bathroom.

They also have three private apartments in case you are looking for more privacy, that you can request for an extra cost. The guesthouse also has a big living room, fully equipped kitchen, large outdoor terraces and relax areas. We provide bed linen and towels, but not beach towels.

  

What’s Included:

-6 yoga classes, 90 minutes each

-1meditation session

-2Qigong sessions

-7 nights accommodation

-1 Holistic nutrition workshop plus preparing our dinner together

-1 herbal walk, a bio-dynamic gardening workshop

-Daily pre-yoga tea and fruit snacks and smoothies

-6 organic healthy dinners and brunch

-Breakfast on departure day

-1 day with a ride to the beach

-Free ride to the restaurant for the last dinner in a traditional Portuguese restaurant

-Tea, lemon water, and coffee will be available during the day

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)

-1 dinner (when you go out to a traditional Portuguese restaurant)

-Massages, Surf/SUP Lessons, Bike Rentals, Horse Riding, Kayaking Trips

-Private Sessions

-Travel Insurance

  

 

TO BOOK

 

To book your spot contact directly Vida Pura 

 

bookings@vida-pura.com

I hope to see you there!

Love, Cat xx

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