SHANTI NIWAS

Retreats


inspired by nature

Yoga Retreat in Rural Alentejo, 8th - 14th March, 2018


*2019 dates coming soon*

 
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Allow modern distractions to become a distant dream as you immerse yourself in the nature of rural Portugal. With the abundant wildlife of São Mamede Natural Park right on your doorstep, this retreat provides space to relax, restore and unwind in an unspoilt haven of tranquility.

You will be staying in one of two picturesque farmhouses, each with stunning, panoramic views and access to a large saline swimming pool. Our lovingly prepared vegetarian meals are made from local produce, nourishing you from the inside out.   

A varied programme of activities will be on offer each day, designed to help you reconnect with yourself, creativity and nature. You are free to pick and choose which sessions you attend, with plenty of free time in-between to soak up the laid-back atmosphere of Alentejo.

We will practise a combination of Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin style yoga classes twice daily, suitable for all ages, abilities and experience. Evening meditation sessions will focus on simple mindfulness based breathing techniques, preparing you for a restful night’s sleep. Special guests will be joining us to provide an inspiring African drumming workshop, Indian head massage workshop and guided wildlife walks.

 

Prices from €690

 
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What’s included?

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in private or shared rooms  

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Twice daily morning and evening yoga classes

  • Daily guided meditation sessions

  • Return transfer from Lisbon to the retreat venue

  • African drumming workshop

  • Indian head massage workshop

  • Guided wildlife walks

  • Complimentary transfers to the historic villages of Marvão and Castelo de Vide

  • All necessary yoga equipment

  • Use of mountain bikes

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What’s not included?

  • Flights

  • Insurance – we recommend purchasing personal travel insurance prior to your trip

  • Alcoholic drinks – local wine will be available to purchase on site

  • Massages (available on request)

 

 

 

 

Contact shantiniwasyoga@gmail.com for bookings and more information.

 

"I’ve just come back from a Shanti Niwas retreat in Portugal. I feel refreshed and rejuvenated. It was such an amazing experience with two wonderful yoga teachers. Faye and Rachel are two beautiful souls, with some serious teaching expertise. The yoga sessions were fantastic, a great mixture of yin and yang. They organised activities such as a nature walk and African drumming, which gave an interesting variety to the retreat, but there was no pressure to do anything apart from relax and relieve the soul. The food was fantastic, culinary vegetarian masterpieces!! Much love to these two wonderful ladies for one of the most relaxing holidays of my life." 

Laura, UK