Embark on this 7 days summer retreat in Portugal, where one can immerse himself/herself in the strengthening practice of yoga, the joy and delight of acroyoga and the healing effects of Thai massage.
You will get the chance to slow down, taking the time to connect to yourself, the beautiful people around and Mother Earth, mesmerised by the sound and beauty of nature, healthy food, indoor and outdoor practices and tranquility.
This retreat focuses on the refinement of sensitivity of contact, on deepening communication skills and on increasing awareness about the capacity to trust and support within the practice. It will deepen the feeling of belonging to the community as well.
Join the acroyoga journey, a playful way to enhance your own practice through partner work.
Acroyoga is a community-based practice that encourages personal transformation. Acroyoga invites you to experience the full spectrum of your being through opportunities to: give and receive; support and be supported; experience strength and sensitivity. It is a systematic approach to health and healing designed to be accessible for every practitioner. The best part is that it is fun to do and fun to watch.
14th-20th of July 2019
Monte Orada is a family run, eco-sustainable, community based retreat centre, nestled in 71 ha of nature and privacy, created with the aim of expanding health and proposing purposeful transformational moments.
Located at Portugal’s Southwest Atlantic Coast, bordering Algarve, Orada combines an amazing host, spectacular wild Surf beaches and the authentic countryside tranquility of Alentejo. 1,5 hours away from Faro airport and 2,5 hours away from Lisbon, this isolated evergreen valley creates an abundant oasis where two creeks come together, as a womb to nourish an ancient lush forest and wildlife vistas.
If you love nature, healthy & organically grown food and are looking for peace, tranquility, soul nourishment, this is the place to be.
The buildings and retreat facilities were reconstructed using traditional and organic materials (adobe) giving this beautiful property not only an authentic Portuguese feel, but also providing a healthy and comfortable environment in all weather. Besides your own accommodation, all guests have access for free to all shared spaces: Biopool, Canteen, Meditation Temple, Chillout Panoramic Solarium, Terrace, stone oven, natural amphitheater lounge and all 71 hectares of the ranch, hiking trails, creeks.
To have an idea of how it looks, visit Orada’s website: https://www.orada.eu
As a permaculture inspired retreat center with the aim of health and transformation, Orada provides delicious and nutritious vegetarian food which comes mostly straight from the gardens. Organic greens and herbs are grown in the mandala gardens, as well as pines, cork oaks and arbutus berries. The menu is consciously prepared to be healthy and balanced, nutritious and tasty using seasonal products.
(Slight changes may occur)
07.30-08.00 Morning meditation
10.30-13.00 Solar practice
14.00-17.00 Free time (siesta, pool acrobatics, sunbathing on the terrace, jam session, beach trip…)
17.00-19.00 Lunar part
20.30-21.30 Kirtan, games, star gazing, fire circle, surprises.
The teaching team:
INEZ ALMEIDA is an acroyoga teacher, actress, dancer and Thai massage therapist. She has been drawn to movement since she can remember and it took her to explore many different forms and styles.
Movement is energy moving, unblocking, freeing itself, expressing life through the body.
Her movement journey started at the age of 9 in the Ballet Conservatory of Lisbon where she studied for several years.
Inez has a Bachelor in physical acting from the Theatre University of Amsterdam, she is a certified teacher in both Acroyoga international (http://www.acroyoga.org) and Montreal style (https://acroyoga.com), and holds also a certificate in healing Thai yoga massage. She has been working as a freelance traveling extensively in several continents with her artistic work, and has been teaching Acroyoga intensively throughout the past few years in many communities in Europe.
Her love for movement and its healing powers have brought her to explore different ways to access that sacred place where transformation can occur. She believes in sharing with an open heart, creating space for connection, trust and intimacy, allowing love to flow freely.
ERIC SIMETH was touched by the exploration of movement of the body and the sensation of simple aliveness that arises from it since childhood. He started gymnastics in Geneva – his home city in Switzerland – at the age of 6 and carried on later with yoga, dance, acroyoga, acrobatics and Thai massage. Thanks to those experiences and teachings he has been cultivating a way of life and tools that support the health and balance of the body-mind complex as well as means to relate to each other through artistic co-creation, verbal and nonverbal communication, and healing touch.
Eric is a certified acroyoga.org teacher and yoga teacher. He has been traveling throughout Europe to share and promote the practices and teachings that are dear to him. He likes to put the emphasis on co-creating a space for safe learning and physical as well as emotional growth.
Get to know more about them by taking a peek into their page with videos and photos:
840€ early bird until 15th of April 2019
890€ after 15th of April
Deposit of 360€ (non refundable), rest to be paid by the 15th of June 2019
What does the price include:
– Sleeping in shared rooms
– Three vegetarian organic meals per day.
Fruit and tea available at all time.
– All the classes of movement, Yoga, Acroyoga and Thai Yoga
– Accessibility to all the facilities (bio pool, meditation temple,
solarium terrace, etc.)
– A group trip to the beach
What does it NOT include:
– Single room (available at an extra fee)
– Travel expenses from/ to the location
– Any extra activity
Non refundable deposit of 360€
Rest of the fee to be paid before 15th of June
Cancellations from 15th of June until 1st of July 30% refund of the total assuming the payment has been made in due time
14 days prior to event no refund
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