Yoga, Sound Healing and Ayurveda

retreat in Portugal

28 November - 5 December 2020

7 nights and 8 days of bliss

Easing into autumn...

Join us on a 8 day journey of Yoga, Sound and Ayurveda in the Algarve 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 just to keep going?
  • Do you feel unhealthy and unbalanced?
  • Are you tired constantly and/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 for being YOU?

Imagine...

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

...finding deep relaxation in meditation sessions accompanied by Tibetan singing bowls

...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 in delicious Ayurvedic food

...learning how to eat better and live more with the help of Ayurveda

...finding space to breathe and simply be

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yoga and sound healing retreat

Vanessa, yoga retreat participant 2016 and 2018

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 :) 

What’s included?

The Yoga, Sound Healing and Ayurveda retreat in Portugal includes:

  • 8-day, 7-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 yoga class taught by Irina (all levels, beginners welcome, hatha or restorative style classes)
  • group sound healing meditation sessions with Quirina
  • Breathwork class
  • singing circle with songs we know and love and mantra
  • 5 elements dance class on closing night
  • fruit, tea and water available throughout the day
  • free time to rest and explore: visit the nearby typical village of Monchique and its natural springs, go for a hike in the hills, visit one of the charming Algarvian beaches or book a massage.

Not included

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

Step out of your daily routine and come with us on our Yoga, Sound Healing and Ayurveda 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 relax and rest.

What is sound healing?

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

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

How does Sound Healing work?


By using rhythm and frequency we can entrain our brainwaves, making the brainwaves follow the frequency of the sound. That way it becomes possible to shift 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).


With Tibetan singing bowls we try to restore the normal vibrational frequency of the body.

Sample daily schedule*

* Sample daily schedule. Changes to the schedule can occur at the discretion of the retreat organisers due to the weather forecast, 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 :)

Accomodation

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.

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. 

Double occupancy cat A: 899 EUR per person

Double occupancy cat B: 849 EUR per person

Single occupancy cat A: 1249 EUR per person 

Single occupancy cat B: 1149 EUR per person 

We have space for maximum 16 participants. 

Reserve your spot with a non-refundable deposit of 200 euro. (Please read our cancellation and covid policy).
The remaining balance is due before 19 October 2020.

Payment can be arranged with bank transfer, Paypal or credit card via a secure payment system.

Payment plans are available.


outside relax area under cork oak

How to book?

We have space for maximum 16 participants.

Reserve your spot with a deposit of 200 euro.
The remaining balance is due before 19 October 2020.

Clicking the "book now" button will open another page on this website where you can choose whether you pay just the deposit now or you pay your preferred room in full right away. 

Payment can be made through bank transfer, Paypal or with credit card.

Payment plans are available upon request.


What about COVID?

Safety for all is a true concern for us. The retreat location is in the middle of nature and is kept to the highest hygiene standards. 

In case there are travel restrictions issued by your government or the government of Portugal, making travel to the retreat centre impossible and we can not hold the retreat, we will pay back what you paid us or you can choose to receive a voucher.

Please note that if you have to cancel due to other reasons (non-COVID related or non-official COVID concerns or restrictions), our regular cancellation policy is applicable (see bottom of this page).

Food

Our meals are 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!

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

...and above all:

made with love!

merel

As a vegetarian it's 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.

Meet your hosts...

Hello! We are Irina and Quirina!

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


Irina ForeverSunday yoga retreat
Irina Adriaensen

ForeverSunday Ayurveda & Yoga


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 kappert

The Green Hill Algarve


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.


Frequently asked questions

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. Individual sound healing treatments are available upon request and can be scheduled during free time.

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’ or most flexible – asana is only one aspect of yoga!

When does the retreat start and end?

We start the programme on Saturday 28 November 2020 at 8pm. Please arrive for check-in from 6pm. 

We end the programme on Saturday 5 December 2020 with breakfast. Check-out of the room is at 10am. 

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.

What is the closest airport?

We recommend you fly to Faro Airport (FAO), which is less than an hour drive away from the retreat centre.

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 with one of the other participants.
  • 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 19 October 2020. If you book after 19 October we require full payment. You can email hi()foreversunday.org if you have any questions.

    What do I need to bring?

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

    Still not sure about attending?

    If you are not sure our retreat is right for you, don't hesitate to send us an email at hi(at)foreversunday.org with your questions.

    We're happy to have a video chat with you to see if the retreat would be a good fit.

    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:

    Due to COVID

    If you or we have to cancel the retreat due to official COVID travel restrictions by your government or the government of Portugal, making travel and/or holding the retreat impossible, we will pay back your money. 

    If you have to cancel because you are ill, a family member is ill or you have been tested positive for COVID, we will give you a voucher for a future retreat.

    Any other reasons for cancellation

    The deposit of 200 euro is non-refundable.

    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 so that we can give you your money back. If we don't find anyone to take your place the below cancellation policy applies. By paying the deposit you agree to these terms.

    • If you have already paid in full (deposit + outstanding balance) 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). 
    • If the remaining balance is not with us on 19 October 2020 we reserve the right to offer your spot to someone else. 

    We'll send you a reminder email about the outstanding balance the week before. 

    See you in Portugal!

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