Iyengar Yoga Holiday Retreat in Algarve, Portugal

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June 30-July 7, 2017

with ELIZABETH SMULLENS BRASS

After a wonderful week at Quinta Mimosa in May 2016– a new date is planned for 2017! Join Elizabeth for one week of yoga, beautiful nature, delicious healthy food, and sunny beaches. The week-long yoga retreat is designed to allow you enough time to deepen your practice, unwind, and enjoy the beautiful region and its culture.
Yoga Retreat Program, Location, & Accomodation

Our retreat is located on a hillside between the historic town of Loulé and the Algarve coast, surrounded by almond and orange trees and close to gorgeous beaches. We will stay in a southern Portuguese estate, Quinta Mimosa, an established retreat centre. Quinta Mimosa is made of three restored traditional farmhouses, each with a large shaded terrace, swimming pool, outdoor sitting area, and free wifi.

Arrival and check in are on Friday, June 30, from 2:00pm. Once you get comfortable in your room, you can take a dip in the pool, or explore the area before our welcome dinner.The 6-day yoga program will begin Saturday morning and end Thursday evening and is designed to develop and deepen your yoga practice. The mornings (except Thursday the studio is open for self practice) will begin with a 2-hour asana class from 9:oo-11:ooam in the fully equipped Iyengar yoga studio.

After the morning class, we will meet for a rich and healthy brunch and then set off for the day. You will have ample free time during the day to go to the beach, explore the surrounding nature and villages, or just relax by the pool. We will offer joined (and optional) activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and nature walks. In the evenings (except Tuesday), 6:00-7:30pm, we will have a restorative yoga and pranayama (yogic breathing techniques) class. One evening there is extra free time to allow for longer excursions or massage treatments. Massage therapists are available onsite and the beach is 10 minutes away by car or taxi. We will end four of the days with a joined dinner at Quinta Mimosa and the other evenings, are free to explore the exquisite restaurants in the villages or beaches around.

All classes during the retreat will be taught in both English and German.

Travel

Fly direct from Berlin to Faro and we can arrange shared taxi or shuttle (upon reques for an extra cost) or you can rent a car at the aiport. Fly to Lisbon and take a train or bus to Loulé. Fly to Seville and take the bus to Loulé. Loulé is 10 minutes away and pick there can be offered upon request.

Yoga Retreat Booking & Prices

Early Bird Offer (by 15.12.16*)      Normal Price

Dorm (max 3/4 beds with shared bath)                                 €695                                                       €750

Double room (with shared bath)                                              €795                                                       €850

Double room (large with private bath)                                  €895                                                     €955

Single room (with private bath)                                               €1195                                                   €1295

Non yoga partners are welcome at any of the above rooms with a discount of €150 on any of the above prices.

*Early bird offer is possible for bookings with a deposit of € 350 arriving before December 15, 2016.

The Retreat package includes:

10 yoga classes* 7 nights of accomodation* 6 delicious brunches* 4 vegetarian dinners* All yoga equipment and centre facilities

A non-refundable deposit of €350 is required to confirm your booking.

Mention your full name and payment reference “Portugal 2017.” Elizabeth Brass, PSD Bank Berlin-Brandenburg eG
IBAN: DE32 1009 0900 1636 9196 00 BIC: GENODEF 1P01

**The remaining sum should be paid May 19, 2017.
To make a booking, please contact Elizabeth by email or (+4930) 616 26676.

 

2 Responses

  1. Cheryl Reed-Forrester

    I’m really interested in your retreat, I’m a friend of Helen Graham. Will you be teaching in English?

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