The Yoga & Hiking
Is part of the amazing Yoga & Conscious Movement retreat. Come join us to explore this amazing part of the world practicing Yoga & being more present outdoors . Come and experience a great, nourishing mixture of superb Iyengar yoga, wonderful hiking nature guiding experiences through the Costa Vicentina natural park & the best healthy, nutritious, yummy food. The retreat is set up in such a way that everyone get’s what they are looking for choosing from the following 4 packages:
Yoga & Hiking
There will be twice daily Iyengar yoga classes, aligning the body, mind & being. We start the morning with a more invigorating class, working through alignment principles connecting the intelligence of the brain with the space of the heart. In the evening after a wonderful day of hiking, there will be a restorative session, calming the senses & relaxing the body. The hiking will give you a chance to connect with the nature, be present and see some of the most natural coastal settings. Connecting this all together is the wonderful food we will share. Based on a healthy, nourishing diet. Mostly organic & seasonal and definitely absolutely delicious. Cooking a smorgasbord of different dishes so that everyone can have a choice of what they enjoy and even people with dietary allergies & intolerances will be in for a treat. During the retreats the groups will be kept small no more than 10-12 yogis, so that everyone get’s the personal attention they need and the ambience can become one of friends.
Yoga & Surf ~ 10 Iyengar yoga classes & 4 days surf at the most stunning beaches
Yoga & Hiking ~ 10 Iyengar yoga classes & 4 days guided hiking amongst beautiful coastal scenery
Yoga & Nourish ~ 10 Iyengar yoga classes, 1 mindfulness session, 1 cooking workshop, 2 amazing massages.
Yoga, Surf & Nourish ~ 10 Iyengar yoga classes, 3 days surf at the most stunning beaches, 1 cooking workshop.
"Yoga & Hiking, connecting to our inner & outer exploration. Be more present in the outdoors"
Prices per package
Sun 13-19 September
Sat 3-9 October
All the packages will include
6nights stay at our wonderful venue
3 healthy, abundant vegetarian meals a day [cooked and prepared freshly by loving hands every single day! Most of the food we will eat will be organic & or local.]
all filtered water & herbal tea
all Iyengar yoga classes
all yoga mats etc
Recipes of the week
Specifically for the Yoga & hiking package
4days guided hiking at the Costa Vicentina natural park
The hikes are more of a walking experience to feel part of the natural world, observe it's rhythms and species, and to learn about them. Noticing details, spotting birds, wildflowers and butterflies, while reconnecting with the part of ourselves that never stopped being fascinated with the great outdoors, and the small wonders of Nature.
Nuno is a Marine Biologist, Ornithologist and Nature guide with deep family roots is Aljezur. He has worked most of his career in bird and marine conservation and monitoring projects both in Portugal and West Africa. He has also worked as a freelance bird specialist, a marine observer on board research vessels and in environmental policy and education.
He is now back home, in Aljezur where he manages two small nature tourism and conservation ventures: Birdland - where he takes people to connect with the different species and habitats of the West Coast thought direct observation and sharing his knowedgle; and The Ocean Tribe - a new project which aims to put together marine conservation and awareness, community activities and nature tourism.
Priya is a forest therapy guide, mindfulness teacher and overall nature lover. Originally from the Netherlands where she worked as a nurse. She lost her heart to rugged wild nature of the west coast of Portugal, where she has now settled with her lovely dog Jaya. She organises monthly nature walks combining mindfulness, forest therapy & hiking as a nature therapy experience with Pranatura nature retreats . She also teaches 8 week mindfulness courses.
Massage treatments (1 hour 45€ / 1.5 hour 60€)
Human design session (overview 55€ / full session 85€ pp)
Private mindfulness session (45€ )
Group surf lesson (35€)
Cooking workshop (15€)
Example day Yoga & HIKING
7.30 wake up to the sound of the ocean
8.00 inspiring yoga class
9.30 yummy Breakfast
10.30 Hiking 2-3hours
18.00 restorative yoga class
19.30 delicious dinner
20.30 go out to watch the stars or sit by the fireplace