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Spring Awakening Yoga + Sound Healing retreat in Portugal

Spring Awakening
Yoga + Sound healing retreat

Portugal
28 March – 1 April 2019

Escape winter and welcome spring!

Join us on a 4 day journey of yoga and sound and return home relaxed, balanced and ready to jump into spring!

Do you feel stressed, unbalanced, overwhelmed by your responsibilities and to-do list?
Are you ready to get away from it all and recharge your batteries?
Are you ready to make a change?

Each day will be filled with heart and mind opening activities, fun, connection with like-minded others, self-discovery and enough time to rest. And all this in a beautiful setting in nature in South West Portugal…

We’ll have daily yoga and meditation sessions, go on nature hikes, visit pristine beaches and quaint villages, indulge with delicious vegetarian food and private and group sound healing sessions.

What’s included?

The Yoga + Sound Healing retreat in Portugal includes:

  • 4-day, 4-night stay in a beautiful villa. 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)
  • 1-2 daily hatha and restorative style yoga classes 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 to a nearby gorgeous beach
  • Opportunity to visit a nearby typical village or town

Not included

  • Airfares
  • Transport to/from the airport (we can help you arrange that)
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks

Sample daily schedule

am

opening meditation
yoga class
brunch

pm

free time/ group day trip
group sound healing session

evening

dinner
individual sound healing sessions/ yoga class or meditation
free time

Accommodation

Stay in a beautiful newly renovated Portuguese villa. All rooms have heating/ airconditioning and ensuite bathroom. There is even an indoor gym for all to use! You can laze by the pool with a book or wander through the garden and discover the fruits and vegetables growing in the organic garden a short walk from the villa.

Reserve your spot now!

Reserve your spot with a non-refundable deposit of 200 euro.
The remaining balance is due before 14 March 2019.

Prices

Double rooms

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

Double occupancy: 549 EUR per person. 

Single occupancy: 849 EUR per person. 

Triple room

This room features 3 single beds and an ensuite bathroom with shower. Come with your friends or we can also assign you (a) roommate(s). 
Be quick, there’s only one triple room available!

Triple occupancy 499 EUR per person

Double occupancy 549 EUR per person

Food

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

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

  • home made
  • organic
  • locally sourced
  • seasonal
  • vegetarian
  • vibrant
  • nourishing
  • delicious
  • above all… made with love!

Food is one of the most important aspects of a retreat. We humans connect over food. And it determines how we feel….

Our food will be inspired by Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of living a long, healthy, 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’!

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).

Your hosts

We are Quirina and Irina – we’re not making it up!

We met while working at an eco-retreat in 2016 and we clicked immediately (something to do with coffee and a love for food). We have been talking about working together ever since… Life kept bringing us together at different projects… And now finally our first project together is here! We hope you’ll enjoy it!

Quirina

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.

Irina

irina

Founder of ForeverSunday Yoga & Ayurveda, yoga teacher, ayurvedic lifestyle consultant, 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. Read more about Irina here.

Testimonials

“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

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 28 March 2019 at 10am sharp. Please arrive between 8.30 and 10am.
We end the programme on 1 April 2019 with a morning meditation and breakfast. Check-out is at 11am.

How do I book?

When you click the ‘book now’ button an empty email draft 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 14 March. If you book after 14 March 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 still be cold here!
  • Hiking or sports shoes for the hike
  • 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 March.
  • Schedule a ride with Yellowfin or Greenbus
  • It is also possible to fly into Lisbon and take the Rede Expressos bus to Lagos (add 5 hours) and we can arrange a pick up from there.

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 Lagos, the nearest big town that has good public transport links to the rest of the Algarve and Lisbon.

More questions about the Yoga + Sound healing retreat?

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