Leave city life behind and get back to nature, in beautiful surroundings with delicious, healthy food and twice daily yoga with your favourite Yogarise teachers.
PORTUGAL YOGA RETREAT SEPTEMBER 2019
WITH EMMA PEEL
21-28 SEPTEMBER, ALGARVE, PORTUGAL
UNPLUG, RELAX. REJUVENATE.
Feel the freedom of fresh air and stillness, take in the views, soak up the sunshine, nurture your body and soul with wholesome, tasty food and yoga from Emma Peel.
Our second Yogarise retreat of 2019, we literally cannot wait! We know that a week of yoga with Emma would be pretty wonderful anywhere in the world, BUT we have discovered a true gem in the protected mountain wilderness of the beautiful Algarve. If you are looking to really get away from it all, to unwind, unplug, and enjoy the moment, read on…
This very special location is renowned for its pristine air quality and breath-taking uninterrupted views without another soul in sight. Blissful, right?
Each day will begin with an optional meditation session followed by an uplifting, yin-yang yoga practice and end with a grounding yin and meditation session. There will be plenty of time to explore the stunning surroundings, take in the sunsets, relax by the infinity pool, and feast on some delicious, healthy food cooked fresh daily.
Wild View Retreat has arisen from the ruins of an abandoned mountain village in the foothills of the Algarve in Portugal. Originally built by a Portuguese Army General in 1898, the Manor House and surrounding ruins have undergone a 1.5 year restoration and redevelopment project, transforming the iconic setting into a bespoke wellness retreat.
The retreat setting is defined by its spectacular 360° views of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains, a Zona De Intervenção Florestal protected for its natural beauty and famous Portuguese cortiça (cork) trees.
Environmentally conscious, the retreat is sustainability powered by 15kw 32panel solar system and has a private water source filtered from a natural underground aquifer.
The bedrooms are completely new with private ensuite bathrooms, brand new interiors and fittings. They have been beautifully designed by Set Designer Erika Rodriguez with very comfy spacious beds, air conditioning and underfloor electric heating for the cooler months. All the rooms have large sliding French doors that walk out on to a traditional Portuguese calçalda veranda.
Wild View Retreat are very proud of their beautiful interiors and finishings – a rustic blend of natural and earthy organic materials all sourced from within Portugal to ensure the rooms conform to their stunning natural surroundings.
Classes will take place on the beautiful yoga deck or inside the yoga shala, with stunning views across the mountains. New eco mats from Yogi Bare and all props are provided.
Emma caters to all levels from beginners to more experienced yogis and yoginis, and will tailor the yoga programme to include a mix of Dynamic Vinyasa, Yin-Yang, Yin and meditation.
When she was young, Emma used to ‘sit’ with her spine straight, legs crossed either observing nature or feeling a natural peace inside. Little did her bewildered parents know that one day, this interest in sitting, would grow into a love of the inner transformation of stillness, and a passion for passing this on through meditation and yoga. Emma’s classes focus on gathering an understanding of how our individual bodies move and taking her students on a journey that allows practice to move beyond form, and performing but towards feeling.
Emma initially studied Ashtanga Vinyasa 200hrs in 2011 with Yoga London. A few years on, she trained with The Yoga People in Yin Yoga & Anatomy, Rocket, Tripsicore & Mandala. Emma has since furthered her training with Paul and Suzee Grilley, Sarah Powers and ‘With-YinYoga’ in advanced Anatomy, Chakra theory and meditation and Traditional Chinese Meridian Theory.
With over 800 hours of study, Emma is a registered RYT level 1 teacher with The Yoga Alliance Professionals.
Teaching with passion and love, Emma draws upon her knowledge of the energetic layers of the body, incorporating spirituality and yogic philosophy into all her classes.
We will take one day’s break from the group yoga for a beach excursion to Ihla Deserta, but there is always access to the yoga shala, yoga deck and to the small silent snug room with a library of healthy lifestyle books to relax and meditate in for those who wish to practise on that day.
OUR FOOD + CHEF
Every day our in-house chef, Laura, will create some fresh, delicious vegetarian or vegan dishes to leave you feeling energised, nourished and super healthy. Breakfast might include banana nut bread, homemade granola, chia breakfast pots, greek yoghurt, fruit, a fresh juice or smoothie, coffee and herbal teas.
There’ll be a range of reviving salads for lunch, and a hot meal such as sweet potato and cauliflower curry or butternut squash lasagne for dinner, and maybe a little tasty (but-good-for-you) treat for dessert. Nom nom nom.
There are unlimited loose-leaf herbal teas and fresh fruit to help yourself to, and an energy ball or similar healthy snack for whenever you fancy that little pick-me-up.
Laura is very happy to cater to all dietary needs – just let us know your requirements.
After traveling the globe as a TV producer, Laura blends her love of travel and adventure to create unforgettable yoga retreats. A passionate yogi, cook and surfer, Laura hopes to inspire people to make healthier choices in life. She is also facilitating for other retreat organisers and yoga teachers and working as a freelance plant based chef.
A TYPICAL DAY
7.30am-8am Optional Meditation
8am – 9.30am Morning Yoga Practice (Yin Yang)
Rest / Massages / Explore / Read / Swim
Rest / Massages / Explore / Read / Swim
5.30pm-7pm Evening Yoga Practice (Yin)
7.30pm-8pm Optional Meditation
Mid-week we will have a break from our retreat setting and visit one of the Algarve’s best kept secret beaches on the uninhabited island of Ihla Deserta in the Ria Formosa Natural Park. We will travel there by minibus and then take a boat through the Ria formosa salt marsh (EU Protected SAC and SPA). The area is renowned for its biological diversity, calm lagoon waters and white sands. Perfect for a spot of chilling, reading, exploring or maybe even some beach meditation.
ACCOMMODATION + RATES
Twin/Double Room : £ 1250pp ** EARLY BIRD £999 **
Twin/Double Single Occupancy : £ 1550pp ** EARLY BIRD £1299 **
Triple Room (great for singles or mates) : £1150pp ** EARLY BIRD £899 **
All rooms are ensuite with AC and underfloor heating.
The yurt has a large private deck, a new rustic outdoor shower, a composting toilet and a fan (no AC).
All guests will be given towels for showering and swimming.
To secure your space please email firstname.lastname@example.org and pay a deposit of £250 or full amount. The deposit is non-refundable. The remaining can be paid over the coming months. The full amount must be paid by 1 September 2019. Please enquire if you wish to pay in monthly instalments.
7 nights accommodation
Three light nutritious meals a day, plus unlimited herbal teas, fruit and an afternoon snack
Morning and evening yoga classes
Beach excursion (Wednesday) to the Ihla Deserta (including transfers, boat trip and lunch)
What’s not included?
Flights to Faro airport (approx. £200 from London) – will can send you some options
Return transfers : £40-£50 each (available 5-10.30pm / returning 6am-10.30am)
Massages can be booked at the retreat : 50 Euros 1 Hour, 70 Euros 1½ Hours, 85 Euros 2 Hours. Payable by bank transfer or cash only
Additional private 1-2-1 yoga sessions (60min) with Emma are £50 pp
We are very happy to arrange payment plans for you, spreading the remaining balance (post deposit) in 3 or 6 instalments. Please enquire for details.
We will be sending guests recommended travel options (approx. £200 from London)
We advise you to book travel insurance the same time you book your spot, ensuring that it covers you for such unlikely events as flight disruptions or necessary cancellation of your retreat place.
Our chef can cater to any special dietary requirements. Please let us know of any intolerances, allergies or needs one month before the retreat.
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