Yoga Nature Immersion
- On retreat with us you can expect;
- - a warm welcome, everyone welcome
- - great company, an intimate retreat with a maximum capacity of 12
- - tasty wholefood vegetarian and vegan food freshly prepared for you every day
- - lots of yoga, yoga nidra and meditation (10 sessions over the week)
- - an invitation to delve deep into your relationship with the natural world - The Five Pathways to Nature Connectedness (5 sessions)
- - sunshine, swimming, fresh air and laughter in stunning, secluded surroundings
Schedule8.30am – 10am – Morning Yoga Class, warming and dynamic methods, Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga with pranayama and relaxation.
10 am – 11.30am – Brunch, seasonal fruits, cereals, home made gluten free breads and jam, toast, omelette or eggs, grain porridges and a selection of teas (green, black, herbal teas) and coffee.
11.30 am - 3pm -morning free time for walks, swimming, massage, exploring the local area etc
3 pm - an afternoon snack will be available, energy balls, a healthy cake, or smoothies.
4pm – 6pm – Afternoon yoga sessions. Restorative, yoga nidra and meditation.
7.30pm – Evening meal
About This Event
We invite you to explore your relationship with the natural world and develop a deeper connection with it. Practice daily yoga and meditation in a safe, non-competitive environment supported by great food and beautiful surroundings. Over the week we will slow down, and connect with nature through the Five Pathways to Nature Connectedness - Contact, Beauty, Emotion, Meaning and Compassion. This is about developing a reciprocal relationship with nature, and our place within it. In this way we can be healed and so too can our planet.
- So much more than a regular yoga retreat, this place offers a unique chance to delve into the natural elements and experience a new way of living. The accommodation and food were amazing. We really felt so nourished and well looked after.
- - Six nights accommodation at Quinta das Flores.
- - Ten yoga, yoga nidra and meditation sessions.
- - Five Pathways to Nature Connectedness.
- - Tasty wholefood vegetarian and vegan meals.
- - Cação ceremony.
- - Swimming, fresh air and sunshine.
- - Optional massage.
What's Not IncludedFlights
Massage and other treatments
Venue HighlightsQuinta das Flores is a very special little secluded valley in Central Portugal featuring traditional Portuguese cottage accommodation, en-suite twin share and single occupancy rooms, natural salt water swimming pool, river, waterfalls and natural plunge pools on site.
The five en-suite rooms are situated over three cottage houses. Guests have lots of space and options of several indoor and outdoor lounge and dining areas.
The way the property is spread out really does allow for privacy if you should choose. The land also features many special secluded places for sitting, lounging, meditation or even extra yoga practice.
Enjoy a full immersion in nature with outdoor dining, outdoor yoga platform, walks, secluded seating areas and hammocks around the property.
AccommodationsAccommodation at Quinta das Flores is spread over three traditional Portuguese houses. There are five en-suite rooms, providing an intimate retreat location. The rooms can be either twin share or single occupancy. All beds have bed linen, mosquito nets and a bath towel is provided.
The retreat location has many communal areas, both indoor and outdoor. There are two kitchen areas, several indoor lounges, and many outdoor spaces, hammocks and secluded seating areas on the land.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Ceremony Space
- Gluten Free
Menu/CuisineGuests will have access to fruits, cereals, teas and coffee before morning yoga.
After yoga at 10.30am, guests will be served a hearty brunch including home baked gluten free breads, porridge, eggs, vegan dips, fritters, toast, homemade jam and marmalade.
At 3pm an afternoon snack will be served, energy balls, kombucha, cheese and hoummus plates with crackers and gluten free breads etc
7.30pm the evening meal will be served. Eening meals include Thai style curry, Vegetarian lasagna, Moroccan Tagine, Moussaka, Kerelan curry.
DirectionsFly into either Lisbon or Porto and connect with a national bus to our nearest station, Figueiro dos Vinhos. Both Lisbon and Porto are beautiful cities and guests often extend their holiday by a day or two to spend some time in the city. Please note that it does take a day to get here, including flight time, airport time and catching the bus here. The bus usually takes 3 hours. Please allow at least an hour to either take a bus or taxi from the airport to the national bus terminal.
Check in is any time after 5pm on the Sunday of each retreat week.
If you plan to fly into Portugal on the same day as the start of the retreat, you will need a morning flight to connect with the afternoon buses.
The bus leaves Lisbon - Sete Rios Station at 4pm and arrives in Figueiro Dos Vinhos (Just called Figueiro Vinhos on web site) for round 12 EUR. We recommend you buy your bus ticket a couple of weeks before travel.
The bus leaves Porto - Rede Expressos Terminal, near Sao Bento at 5pm, and also arrives at Figuiero Vinhas at 7.15pm. Please refer to the bus web site for more information.
We will meet and collect guests from the bus station and bring them to Quinta da Flores. Transfers to and from the bus station are included in the retreat package.
The return bus to Lisbon on Saturday morning either 8.25 am arriving in Lisbon at 11.15am, or a later bus at 9.15am, arriving in Lisbon at 12.45, or 9.15 am (change at Coimbra) buses to both Lisbon and Porto.