San Pedro & Yoga Retreat in Portugal

Event Highlights

  • Three Traditional Wachuma (San Pedro) ceremonies lovingly brewed by highly experienced and renowned curandero, Dr. Ruben Orellana PhD. Ruben is considered a ‘maestro’ and has been conducting ceremonies since 1976 with an unblemished record. He will be joining us from Peru to hold this retreat.
  • Group yoga sessions joyfully held by highly experienced teachers catering for all levels in a variety of styles (Forrest, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Iyengar, Restorative, Yin, Yoga Nidra), to complement your journey with San Pedro.
  • Shamanic cleansing and workshop on San Pedro, connecting you with the history of this beautiful medicine and answering any questions you may have before ceremony.
  • Workshop on Shamanic journeying, working with power animals and sound as a tool for Andean healing.
  • Processing and integration circles following each ceremony held by Michele and Rubén to answer questions, assist individual needs and help interpret what Wachuma has brought forth. Michele, Rubén and Leandro are always available to discuss any elements of the work in private should you wish.
  • Gain confidence and clarity in your yoga practice with the personal attention of two dedicated teachers with in-depth technique discussions, time for questions and specific adjustments suited to your personal needs.
  • 5 nights accommodation in a beautiful holistic retreat centre set in a small valley in the forested hills of Central Portugal. Far from the crowds, the centre is a lovingly restored hundred year old manor house with wonderful views of the valley.
  • Delicious homemade vegetarian meals prepared with fresh, local ingredients - some from the retreat’s own garden!

Schedule

Day 1 - Room allocations and settling in, Welcoming circle 4pm – 7:45pm, Group and space cleansing, Workshop on San Pedro with Ruben
Talk on intention with Ruben and Michele, Journey to meet San Pedro ,Dinner 8pm

Day 2 - Yoga 7am – 9am, Breakfast 9:30am, Free time (intensions & relaxation) 10am -12pm, Set up space for ceremony - Afternoon San Pedro ceremony 12pm, Dinner 8:30pm

Day 3 - Yoga 7am – 9am, Breakfast 9:30am, Processing and integration 11am – 1:30pm, Lunch 1pm, Free time (intensions & relaxation) 2pm – 4:30pm, Evening San Pedro 5pm, Dinner 10 / 11pm

Day 4 - Yoga restorative 8am – 9am, Breakfast 9:30am, Processing and integration 11am – 12:30pm, Lunch 1pm, Free time (intensions & relaxation) 2pm, Evening San Pedro ceremony 5pm, Light dinner 10 / 11pm

Day 5 - Yoga restorative 8am – 9am, Breakfast 9:30am, Processing and integration 11am – 12:30pm, Lunch 1pm, Free time 2pm – 4pm
Yoga workshop 4:30 – 7pm, Dinner 8pm, Closing ceremony – group drumming 9pm

Day 6 - Breakfast: 7:30am, Group departs for airport 9am, Fight

About This Event

For more than 3,500 years the visionary cactus, San Pedro (Trichocereus Pachanoi), has been used by many different civilizations within the Andes for its profound healing and visionary properties. This ancient plant medicine is sometimes referred to as ‘the doorway’, punku, as it allows passage to a realm of heightened consciousness, enhanced creativity, wisdom and healing thereby reawakening one’s passion for life and restoring equilibrium of mind, body and spirit.

Like Ayahuasca, San Pedro allows you to receive what you need and teaches you the tools to bring your life back into balance. This powerful healing brew offers the opportunity to work within your shadow and move deeply into your subconscious and ego to unearth the underlying issues preventing you from leading a life of love, harmony and balance. When we truly connect with the healing energy of San Pedro, we are given the space and loving support to release, nurture, receive inspiration, rediscover our true nature and find our path and purpose.

“I can’t begin to tell you how much you’ve helped me change my life. I feel very lucky to have you as my guide on this exciting journey. Thank you, your student.” — Joan

What's Included

  • Three Traditional Wachuma (San Pedro) ceremonies lovingly brewed by highly experienced and renowned curandero, Dr. Ruben Orellana PhD. Ruben is considered a ‘maestro’ and has been conducting ceremonies since 1976 with an unblemished record. He will be joining us from Peru to hold this retreat.
  • Michele Costa-Lukis brings her expertise of twenty-five years as a transpersonal-psychotherapist and Shamanic practitioner to hold space during ceremony and to help each individual process and integrate their experiences when working with the medicine.
  • Group yoga sessions joyfully held by highly experienced teachers catering for all levels in a variety of styles (Forrest, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Iyengar, Restorative, Yin, Yoga Nidra), to complement your journey with San Pedro.
  • Shamanic cleansing and workshop on San Pedro, connecting you with the history of this beautiful medicine and answering any questions you may have before ceremony.
  • Workshop on Shamanic journeying, working with power animals and sound as a tool for Andean healing.
  • Processing and integration circles following each ceremony held by Michele and Rubén to answer questions, assist individual needs and help interpret what Wachuma has brought forth. Michele, Rubén and Leandro are always available to discuss any elements of the work in private should you wish.
  • Gain confidence and clarity in your yoga practice with the personal attention of two dedicated teachers with in-depth technique discussions, time for questions and specific adjustments suited to your personal needs.
  • 5 nights accommodation in a beautiful holistic retreat centre set in a small valley in the forested hills of Central Portugal. Far from the crowds, the centre is a lovingly restored hundred year old manor house with wonderful views of the valley.
  • Delicious homemade vegetarian meals prepared with fresh, local ingredients - some from the retreat’s own garden!
  • Transfers to and from the airport.
  • Selection of herbal teas.

What's Not Included

Optional excursions, however it is highly recommended to remain at the venue to remain in the energy

Venue Highlights

Set in a tranquil location in the forested hills of Central Portugal, far away from the crowds, just 3 km from the beautiful ‘Castelo de Bode’ lake and 8 km from the small town of Cernache de Bonjardim.

The centre sits within a small valley surrounded by eucalyptus, pine and cork oak trees and consists of a three storey, over hundred year old manor house, yoga studio, salt water swimming pool, barbecue area, courtyard, small fruit orchard, herb and vegetable gardens.

Homely boutique style living accommodation in a Manor house and bedrooms with modern facilities in authentic surroundings

Accommodations

There are seven furnished bedrooms, which we simply number as bedroom 1 to 7. Each room is individually styled with different colour schemes and have original features such as wood panelled ceilings, wooden shutters, chandeliers and polished wood floors on the 1st floor. The ground floor bedroom and bathroom have tiled floors.

Bedroom - Beds - Sleeps max
1 2 single 2
2 2 single 2
3 2 single 2
4 3 single 3
5 3 single 3
6 1 Double 2
7 3 single 3

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping
  • Bicycles
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Breakfast consists normally of:
Fresh fruit salad, muesli with home made yoghurt and Kefir, 3 x tea infusions

Lunch is served as a warm dish like Greek Spinach pie, Salad, 3 x tea infusions and a cold drink like home made organic long life orange juice.

We alternate our 2 course dinners; (day 1: starter and main course, day 2: main course and dessert, etc.)
The main is a warm dish, 2 x salads, 3 tea infusions, while dessert are sometimes a healthy option like home made vegan 'ice cream', or a naughty treat like our 70% chocolate mousse.

We serve various raw and vegan dishes in our standard vegetarian menu, please let us know if you require Vegan options before your arrival, as we need to adjust the menu and do on-line shopping, which requires a lot of time for delivery.

Directions

Airport transfers are included in the price.

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