1000x576 autumn yoga and sound healing retreat Portugal 2019

Ease into autumn 

Join us on a 5 day journey of Yoga and Sound in the Algarvian mountains

and return home relaxed, balanced and full of life.

Are you overwhelmed by your daily to-do list and responsibilities? 
Are you fuelling yourself with coffee and sugar?
Do you feel unhealthy and unbalanced?
Are you tired constantly or experiencing burn-out symptoms?
Do you lack clarity where or who you want to be in your life?
Are you ready to recharge your batteries and create space?

Imagine... 

reconnecting with your body in daily yoga sessions with the most beautiful view on the mountains

finding deep relaxation in sound healing sessions

challenging your calf muscles on an up- and down hill nature hike

visiting the quaint traditional Portuguese village of Monchique and its natural high alkaline water springs

resetting your digestion while indulging with delicious vegetarian food

finding space to breathe and simply be

Did you know that taking a weekend break away can really help you regain clarity and even productivity?
Step out of your daily routine and come with us on our Yoga and Sound Healing retreat! 
Each day will be filled with heart and mind opening activities, fun
connection with like-minded others, self-discovery and enough free time to rest.

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“The yoga classes were fantastic. Irina’s voice is so happy and relaxing! And the food was amazing, so surprisingly creative, fresh and tasty! If felt really spoilt :) ” 
– Vanessa, yoga retreat participant 2016 and 2018

What’s included?

The Yoga + Sound Healing retreat in Portugal includes:

  • 5-day, 4-night stay in a beautiful villa with stunning view on the mountains 
  • each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom
  • healthy Ayurveda inspired vegetarian meals, cooked fresh with organic foods
  • gluten-free and vegan options are available upon request
  • daily hatha and restorative style yoga class taught by Irina
  • group sound healing meditations and a 1-to-1 sound healing session with Quirina
  • fruit, tea and water available throughout the day
  • guided hike through the mountains
  • opportunity to visit the nearby typical village of Monchique and its natural springs

Not included

  • Airfares
  • Transport to/from the airport (we can help you arrange that)
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Additional massages
singing bowl sound healing

Sample daily schedule*

DAY 1

Thursday
7 November 2019





pm

check-in
tea + snack

evening

dinner
introduction
group sound healing



DAY 2

Friday
8 November 2019

am

opening meditation
yoga class
brunch & free time 

pm

individual sound healing sessions OR group hike

evening

dinner
optional yoga OR free time



DAY 3

Saturday
9 November 2019

am

opening meditation
yoga class
brunch & free time 

pm

individual sound healing sessions OR town visit

evening

dinner
surprise group activity (optional) OR free time


DAY 4

Sunday
10 November 2019

am

opening meditation
yoga class
brunch & free time 

pm

individual sound healing sessions OR group hike

evening

dinner
optional yoga OR free time



DAY 5

Monday 
11 November 2019

am

yoga class
group sound healing
closing circle

brunch

check-out








* Sample daily schedule. Changes to the schedule can occur at the discretion of the retreat organisers due to the weather forecast, number of participants for the individual sound healing sessions. unforeseen circumstances,... At the retreat you will always know what's next so you don't have to worry. All activities are optional. We may include extra talks or other activities that we think you might find interesting :)

What is sound healing?

Sound healing is a therapy in which sound is used to treat mental and physical conditions.
The indigenous tribes all around the world have and still use sound ceremonies for healing.


How does it work?
By using rhythm and frequency we can entrain our brainwaves. It becomes possible to shift down our 'Beta' brain waves
(normal waking consciousness) to the 'Alpha' state (relaxed consciousness or 'idling').
Through sound we can more easily reach the deeper state of 'Theta' (meditative state) and all the way to 'Delta' waves
(the deep relaxation or sleep state where internal healing occurs).

Through the system of healing with Tibetan singing bowls we try to restore the normal vibrational frequency of the body.

Benefits of sound healing meditation
* lowers anger and anxiety
* increases blood flow and improves circulation
* induces deep relaxation and pain relief
* chakra balancing
* increases emotional and mental clarity
* promotes meditation, wellbeing and happiness

outside relax area under cork oak

Accommodation

We are staying in a newly renovated small-scale retreat centre. All rooms have heating/ airconditioning and ensuite bathroom. The views over the mountains are amazing and on a clear day you can even see the ocean! Laze by the pool with a book or wander through the garden. Discover the fruits and vegetables growing in the organic garden a short walk from the villa.  Admire the stars and Milky Way at night.

Reserve your spot now!

We have space for maximum 16 participants. Reserve your spot with a non-refundable deposit of 200 euro. Clicking the "book now" button will open an email to us. Let us know you'd like to join and we'll send you all the details.
The remaining balance is due before 7 October 2019.

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Prices

Each room features 2 single beds or a double bed and an ensuite bathroom with shower. (we’ll try to assign you the room you wish but first come, first serve). Come with your partner or friend, or ask us to assign you a roommate. 

Early bird prices available until 15 August 2019. 

Double occupancy: 549 EUR per person

Single occupancy: 849 EUR per person 

We have space for maximum 16 participants. Reserve your spot with a non-refundable deposit of 200 euro.
The remaining balance is due before 7 October 2019.

Payment can be arranged with bank transfer or Paypal.

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Food

The food will be inspired by Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of living a long, healthy and good life.
Ayurveda advocates fresh, seasonal and home made food and the use of the right food combinations and spices to make you feel ‘wow’!

We truly looooove our food! Having lived around the world, our cooking style is influenced by many different cuisines: Indian, Moroccan, Italian, Indonesian, Israeli… expect to be wowed!

If we are not cooking ourselves, our meals will be prepared by the lovely and talented Lisa of DeLisa Pure Food. 

Food at the Spring Awakening Yoga + Sound Healing retreat will be:

  • home made
  • organic
  • locally sourced
  • seasonal
  • vegetarian
  • vibrant
  • nourishing
  • delicious

... and above all: made with love!

“As a vegetarian it always nice to be treated to something special. I had the pleasure of enjoying Quirina’s food on different occasions. She creates tasty and original (vegan and vegetarian) meals that leave you happy and fulfilled.”
- Merel (previous guest)

Your hosts

Hello! We are Quirina and Irina. 

Besides our very similar names we have a passion for food, ayurveda, nature and healing in common that we love to share with you!

Irina

Founder of ForeverSunday Yoga & Ayurveda, yoga teacher, ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle coach, massage therapist, retreat organiser. A true Pitta-Kapha :) She lives to learn and loves to teach people to feel better in their bodies, minds and souls. 

Quirina

Energetic healer, massage therapist, ayurvedic cook, herbalist and medicine woman, weaver of magic, chakra and crystal healer,… Quirina is a woman who loves to create and help others restore balance in life.

yoga and sound healing quirina and irina

Frequently asked questions

What level of yoga are you teaching?

All levels are welcome, also beginners. People with more experience can be guided into variations of different asana. It isn’t about who is ‘best’ – asana is only one aspect of yoga!

What is sound healing?

Sound is vibration. Sound works both on a cellular level and on the subtle level. Through vibration you can lower heart rate variability, relax brain wave patterns and slow down breathing. This decreases the stress hormones in the body, can reduce pain and lift emotional blockages. It is a very relaxing treatment. In this retreat we’ll have group sound healing sessions and a personalised to you private sound healing session.

When do we start/ end the retreat?

We start the programme on 7 November 2019 at 7.30 pm. Please arrive for check-in between 4pm and 7pm.
We end the programme on 11 November 2019 with a yoga class, morning meditation and brunch until 12.30ish. Check-out of the room is at 11am. We can make you a take-away lunch if you have to skip brunch.

How do I book?

When you click the ‘book now’ button an empty draft email will pop up. Let us know you’d like to join and we’ll take it from there. We’ll ask that you pay a 200 EUR deposit to secure your place. The outstanding balance has to be paid before 7 October 2019. If you book after 7 October we require full payment. You can email hi()foreversunday.org if you have any questions.

What do I need to bring to the retreat?

  • Comfy clothes for yoga
  • Warm jumper, hat and scarf – the nights can be cold here!
  • Hiking or sports shoes for the hike
  • Swimsuit in case the sauna is ready (keeping our fingers crossed!!) or you want to brave a swim in the ocean :)
  • Reusable water bottle

What language is the retreat in?

Classes are taught in English. We both speak Dutch as well.

Do I have to join all activities?

You can skip a class or part of the programme, as long as you don’t interrupt or disturb others.

How do I get from the airport to the retreat location?

  • We recommend flying into Faro airport as it’s the closest. There you can rent a car. Prices will be very reasonable in November.
  • It is also possible to fly into Lisbon and take the Rede Expressos bus to Aljezur (add 5 hours) and we can arrange a pick up from there.
  • If you'd like to carpool let us know in your reservation and we'll try to arrange that for you.

Where can I stay before or after the retreat?

If our retreat is only part of your holiday, you are arriving earlier or leaving later you can always find accommodation in Portimão or Lagos, the nearest bigger towns that have good public transport links to the rest of the Algarve and Lisbon. Let us know and we'll be happy to give you some tips!

Cancellation policy

Yikes! We hope you can make it, but sometimes unforeseen circumstances happen.
We highly recommend you take out travel insurance. This is our cancellation policy.

The deposit of 200 euro is non-refundable. 

If you have already paid the outstanding balance in full and you wish to cancel 30+ days before the start date of the retreat we’ll refund you 50% of the remaining balance.

If you cancel less than 30 days beforehand we can not give you any refund but would welcome another participant that you can send in your place (so you arrange the finances with them). 

In case you have to cancel we'll do all we can to help you find someone to take your place or offer your place to someone on the waiting list. If we don't find anyone to take your place the above cancellation policy applies. By paying the deposit you agree to these terms.

If the remaining balance is not with us on 7 October 2019 we reserve the right to offer your spot to someone else.
(We'll send you a reminder email the week before). 

See you in Portugal!