Yoga One to One

  • Arganil, Portugal
  • Ongoing package (8 days / 7 nights)

About This Event

Do you need some time to step back and reflect on your life? Maybe you desire to reconnect with nature and re-discover your inner confidence. Or perhaps there is a creative project inside of you that needs nurturing.

Whatever your needs, this is the perfect place in which to immerse yourself in quietude. I am a yoga teacher and yoga therapist from the UK. I have been living in Portugal for over five years, and I know what it's like to live in the wilderness we call the modern age. Sometimes we need to recharge in nature, to reconnect with ourselves and with the elements.

Choose your own adventure! Stay a while in the self-contained apartment. It's far enough away from the space my husband (Reg) and I share for you to feel as though you really have some space of your own, but close enough for comfort.

Prepare your own meals on the gas rings or go half-board. Reg and I both love cooking delicious, plant-based, nutritious meals and it is our pleasure to prepare dinners for you to eat alone or with us.

Take time out to explore forest tracks, discover quaint villages and dissolve into a slower pace of life. There are plenty of river beaches around for wild-swimming (a car would be useful but lifts can be arranged at extra cost).

Choose to practice yoga each morning or evening or opt for yoga therapy. I will help you determine some goals and design an action plan to help you achieve them using the yogic techniques.

After suffering from lower back pain for many months, I decided to give yoga therapy a try. With Laura's support and guidance, I was able to make subtle, yet impactful changes to my lifestyle, which brought a lot of relief. Sophie B

Event Highlights

  • Plenty of natural light, even in the winter
  • Daily morning juice made from fruit and vegetables from the land
  • 1:1 yoga sessions, tailored for your body and mind
  • 1:1 yoga therapy sessions to help you develop a practice or tackle a challenge in your life
  • Enjoy your own space, safe in the knowledge there are people nearby
  • Pick and eat seasonal fruit from our many fruit trees
  • Find a peaceful corner and unwind
  • Organise a massage from a selection of nearby therapists
  • Day trips to river beaches and other beauty spots available upon request

Schedule

Wake up to natural sunlight pouring through the window and go for a walk in nature.
Stretch and strengthen with a 1:1 yoga session
While away the morning in a hammock
Prepare lunch for yourself and eat it on your private terrace
Go for an afternoon trip to a river beach, deciduous forested area or other natural spot
Return to your lodgings to freshen up
Have a yoga therapy session
Enjoy a home-cooked, plant-based dinner

What's Included

  • Transfers from Moita da Serra bus station
  • Towels and sheets (changed once a week)
  • Room clean (once a week)
  • Toilet paper
  • Then, depending on what package you book:
  • Train station transfers
  • Dinner
  • Yoga
  • Yoga therapy

What's Not Included

Airfare
Airport transfers
Excursions
Breakfast and lunch

Venue Highlights

Natural light and fresh air
Mountain/garden views
Peace and tranquility
A 15-minute walk to the village cafe

Accommodations

We have a self-contained apartment. It is a light and airy studio apartment with a simple kitchen at one end and a bathroom at the other end. The apartment opens out onto a private patio and is filled with natural light from morning until evening due to its south-facing position.

Amenities

  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

All meals are home-cooked with as much locally grown produce used as possible.

Directions

All times and prices are approximations and are subject to change.

Fly to either Lisbon or Porto.

From Lisbon:

By train: take the metro to Oriente (€2), then catch the train to Coimbra B (1 1/2 - 2 hours, €20-25).
By bus: take the Aerobus to Sete Rios bus Station (departs every 10 mins, €3.50). Take a bus to Moita da Serra (3 hours, €17)

From Porto:

By train: take the metro to Campanha (€2), then catch the train to Coimbra B (1-2 hours, €10-18).
By bus: take the shuttle to Campo 24 August bus station (25 mins, €3). Take a bus to Moita da Serra (2 hours, €15)

Tags: health meditation nature plant-based rustic therapy vegan wellness wild-swimming yoga

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Recenter, Rebalance, Renew..... I cannot provide nurture and wisdom to the people I love without the opportunity to fill up my own cup. Diane
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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