Yoga and meditation retreat

Lisbon Region, Sintra, Portugal

6 days from
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Holiday Itinerary

This 5 night yoga and meditation retreat has been thoughtfully placed, just a 10 minute walk from the stunning coasts of near the town of Sintra, one of Portugal's most revered national parks that boasts of medieval treasures, trails, coasts and cliffs.

There is no better place to be between yoga sessions and evening meditations, to allow yourself to take these practices into your daily explorations.

The retreat gives you everything you need to get a communal feeling, yet find a tranquil spot for yourself while you connect with your surroundings and make like minded friends on this extraordinary yoga holiday that we leave you stress free and balanced.

Although you will be spoiled with 2 daily sessions of yoga, an evening meditation, and an abundance of tasty vegetarian food that will maximize your body’s potential, your day is organized with plenty of time to explore what your heart desires.

Regardless of what you set out to do, your wonderful yoga instructors and hosts Patricia and Zarqa will be there to point you in the direction. Much more than your average yoga holiday, this is time for yourself, with as much guidance or freedom that you need.

You do not need to worry about your meals while you’re here - and any time you want to take off to discover the area, your lunch can be made to go. The cuisine is an international blend of beloved vegetarian classics, mixed with the best regional produce the area has to offer.

Your accommodation has 3 bedrooms; one large bedroom that sleeps four, along with 2 twin rooms that you can share with a friend or fellow solo traveller. Three modern bathrooms (one with a Jacuzzi for all to use) ensure that there is time and space for everyone. And in your down time why not hit the gym, read a book on the sofa in the lounge, or chat with new friends on the terrace while taking in the salt sea air at night.

Enjoy some time out during this perfect blend of yoga and meditation on the coast of Portugal; while making new friends, self discoveries, and obtaining new habits that will benefit you for a lifetime.

Who is it suitable for?
- There is no limit on this holiday, it is suitable for all ages and all levels
 - Minimum age 18 for the classes (however, under 18s are welcomed if joining their family)

I'm travelling solo - can I join?
- This yoga holiday makes a great singles holiday as it is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people
- All bedrooms are shared to give everyone the chance to meet and interact with their fellow guests
- Private room options on this yoga holiday can be purchased but guests are encouraged to share and get to know each other

When can I start?
- These yoga holidays run from Monday - Saturday throughout the year
- Yoga retreats are for 5 nights / 6 days
- If you wish to stay for extra nights, please email to check availability for your preferred duration and we will do our best to accommodate you
- If dates appear ‘check availability’, please email us and we’ll check availability for your preferred day of arrival as quickly as possible

Typical itinerary
The itinerary is for guidance only and is subject to change depending on the group’s needs and wishes but is typically as follows:

Day 1 - Monday
- Arrive anytime between 2-10pm, and enjoy a welcome dinner at about 7:30pm

Day 2-5 - Tuesday - Friday
- 8:30-9:30 am: Morning yoga
- 9:30-10:30 am: Breakfast
- 10:30am-1pm: Free time to use as you wish; explore, hit the beach, have a massage
- 1-2pm: Lunch
- 2-5:30pm: Free time
- 5:30-6:30 pm: Evening yoga
- 7-8pm: Dinner
- 8-9pm: Guided meditation

Day 6 - Saturday
- Enjoy a delicious breakfast before checking out by 12pm and heading home relaxed, energised and with wonderful memories

Your yoga instructors
- Patricia was born in Lisbon and went to university to pursue studies in Sports and Physical Education
 - For more than 20 years, she's been teaching people through different types of physical work, body and mind classes, and personal training
- She is a certified Fitness and Pilates Instructor and did various training courses in Asthanga, Hatha and Dynamic yoga styles
- Patricia’s classes combine exercises specially designed in flowing and a creative way to suit all levels
- She also works as a Zen Shiatsu Therapist with over 10 years experience; balancing people's energy and aligning body, mind and emotions
- In 2009, she began practicing meditation daily after meeting her Spiritual Master

- Zarqa has long been fascinated by the knowledge of life that many different native people and ancient mystical traditions have
- The inner journey of self-development has taken him on many journeys; travelling to Osho communities and working with shamanic traditions
- In addition, he has been meeting and working with Spiritual Master Tony Samara for more than 16 years
 - Zarqa is trained and certified in a very specific style of Ayurvedic massage and has been practicing since 2004

- Both Patricia and Zarqa also have a great love and passion for surfing and find it fits perfectly with the zen in their life and connection to the ocean
- Both have a deep understanding of individuals needs, patience, and love sharing what they’ve learned with others and embracing them into their home

What will I learn?
- You’ll practice Vinyasa flow in the morning sessions and Hatha in the evenings
- The guided meditations are simple yet profound when practiced frequently
- All classes are suitable to all levels and will be adapted to each individual needs

What should I bring?
- Please bring comfortable clothing you can move in easily for your yoga practice
- It can be very warm in the summer months so please bring clothing that will be suitable for practicing in hot weather and warmer clothes for cooler nights
- Don’t forget anything you may need for the beach!
- Yoga mats and equipment are provided but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer

Treatments and massages
The following treatments are offered at the retreat and can be booked and paid for locally:

- Ayurvedic massage: €60 for 1 hour
- Zen Shiatsu: €80 1 hour
- Reiki: €30 30 minutes
- Aromatouch: €40 35 minutes
- Surf class: €30 2 hours
- Guided walks: €10 2 hours

Where will I stay?
- The accommodation for your yoga retreat in Portugal is just a 10 minutes walk from the beach and has 3 bedrooms; one that sleeps four and 2 twin rooms
- All bathrooms are shared and one bathroom has a Jacuzzi which everyone can use during their week here and there are 2 other fully equipped bathrooms
- All rooms are bright, warm and welcoming
- Perfectly located for awe inspiring hikes and places to discover in every direction
- Enjoy a communal living room or mini-gym for your down time inside
- Outside, there is a large terrace for gorgeous days and a pool table, along with a beautiful garden to reconnect to mother nature
- Accommodation is included for 5 nights / 6 days
- Check in anytime after 2pm on day 1 and check out by noon on day 6
- The yoga and meditation studio itself is indoors, bright and fully-equipped

Are meals included?
- Your hosts offer a wide variety of tasty and diverse healthy meals, influenced by many global cuisines
- Breakfast includes fruit salad, cereals, yoghurt, bread, butter and spreads & jams
- Lunches may be packed as a picnic for you to enjoy while you explore the great outdoors
- Delicious meals are prepared from fresh, local, organic produce and seasonal fruits and vegetables
- All meals are plant based (vegetarian) and easily adaptable to specific diets such as vegan, gluten, and dairy free
- Spring water available throughout the day
- If you have dietary requests, these must be communicated to us at the time of booking

What can I do in my free time?
- There is plenty to see and do in this beautiful outdoor haven
- You are only a 10 minute walk from coastal Sintra National Park
- There are 2 gorgeous beaches just 2 kilometres in either direction
- Picturesque cliffs complete with the perfect village to explore
- Enjoy a guided walk or try your hand at surfing
- Relax and book a massage