Retreats

Yoga & Meditation Retreat – Quinta Santa Rosa
with Lidewij Severins & Hylke Hoekstra
23 – 28 June 2020

Join us for a wonderful 5-day Yoga & Meditation Retreat in the Portuguese Algarve. Only 15 km from Faro, on the top of a mountain, lies the beautiful Quinta Santa Rosa. This will be our home away from home, to retreat, practice, relax, share and enjoy good food and company.

We will start our days with an early morning dynamic Ashtanga Yoga practice, on the stunning terrace overlooking the Quinta’s vineyard. During the day there will be plenty of time to relax by the pool, go to the beach and visit the villages nearby. In the afternoon there will be a relaxing Yin Yoga practice, to rewind and restore. After dinner, we’ll close the day together with a guided meditation session.

All meals will be fully vegan, cooked with mainly organic, seasonal and local ingredients and lots of love.

Due to the small size of the Quinta, we’ll be with a group of maximum 12 yogis, ensuring an intimate and relaxed setting.

What to expect
Morning Ashtanga Yoga Practice
Afternoon Yin Yoga Practice
Evening Guided Meditation
Vegan, local, organic meals 3 times daily
Serene & beautiful surroundings
Luxury, authentic Portuguese accommodation
Private swimming pool
Family-Friendly Retreat

Optional extras
Relaxing Holistic Massage
Family Constellation Work (in group or private)
Day trip to Farmers Market, Natural Park Caves or Beach

Program
Tuesday 23 June
From 14:00 Arrival and Check-in
18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
19:00 – 20:00 Opening Circle
20:00 – 21:00 Yin Yoga & Meditation

Wednesday 24 – Saturday 27 June
7:30 – 9:00 Ashtanga Yoga led class
9:30 – 10:30 Breakfast
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
17:00 – 18:00 Yin Yoga
18:00 – 19:30 Dinner
19:30 – 20:00 Guided Meditation

Sunday 28 June
7:30 – 9:00 Ashtanga Yoga led class
9:30 – 10:30 Breakfast
11:00 – 12:00 Closing Circle
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (optional)

The Quinta (farm) was once a flourishing company where cork trees were grown. Now the residences that used to serve as stables are enjoyed as holiday homes. The Quinta is actually a village in itself, with three guest accommodations, but also a small chapel and old wood oven.

The Quinta is surrounded by three guest rooms. They bear the names Palacio, Bijbelhuisje and Casa da Cabra. The cottages are decorated in an attractive way with old farmer furniture and accessories. Simple but equipped with all conveniences such as a separate kitchen, shower, and bathroom.

Prices starting from 495 euros per person. Please contact us for more information and bookings. Prices are excluding transport to and from the Quinta (pick up from the airport can be arranged).

About the teachers
At a very young age, Lidewij was introduced to yoga and meditation through her mother. But it wasn’t until graduating from university that she started to practice regularly. After a few years of practicing Iyengar Yoga, she fell in love with the Ashtanga Yoga practice. She traveled through and studied yoga in India, Thailand, and Bali, and upon her return, she naturally started to share her love for yoga with others. She studied with many teachers but is mainly influenced by her teacher Petri Raïsanen, whom she continues to practice with and assists on a regular basis. She’s also trained in Yin Yoga and Family Constellation Work.

Hylke is a meditation and Yin Yoga teacher. Throughout the years he has explored the various styles of yoga and found his passion for the more meditative practices. He loves to introduce you to various meditation techniques in an accessible yet complete way. Hylke also offers Reiki sessions and holistic, relaxing massages.

Angeli has been running a goat farm and retreat center in Brazil for over 5 years. She’ll be the chef in this 5-day retreat and create beautiful, vegan meals for us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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