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Grounding for Summer yoga & wellbeing retreat

3-day yoga & wellbeing retreat at Quinta Shiva. The program will include yoga & meditation, cooking class, hike to the Aqueduto forest and time to relax and connect. Come and experience the authentic and lively homestead environment in Portugal!

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Grounding for Summer yoga & wellbeing retreat
Grounding for Summer yoga & wellbeing retreat

Time & Location

09/06/2023, 15:00 – 11/06/2023, 15:00

Évora, Quinta Shiva, Caminho Municipal 1081, 7005-874 Évora, Portugal

About the event

In the capital of the Alentejo region of Portugal, in Évora, the time moves slower. The simplicity and harmony are embraced. This 3-day retreat offers you an opportunity to connect with nature and your roots, practice yoga and meditation, learn how to cook delicious regenerative meals, and experience an authentic, lively countryside near the historical city center of Évora.

Retreat Highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation practices
  • Delicious and nutritious vegetarian/vegan dishes
  • Forest yoga session with a hike
  • Regenerative Food - cooking lesson by Xana
  • Glamping experience
  • Authentic & simple farm experience with dry toilets and animals
  • On your free time, an opportunity to visit the Unesco World Heritage Site, the historical center of Évora

Retreat details:

We will have daily gentle yoga and meditation practices. The accommodation will be at glamping tents (two or three people per tent). The retreat suits to everyone, even if you have never done yoga before.

Quinta Shiva is a homestead with permaculture principles. Our vision is to connect people while regenerating the land and offering a place for transformation. Our retreats are organized within the authentic farm environment with animals and the family around. You will be part of our inclusive approach in a real, natural and simple setup.

Intructors: Anni Oliveira, RYS-200 yoga teacher and a habitant of Quinta Shiva. Xana Lopes, amazing chef, health enthusiasts, shiatsu teacher.

Preliminary Program:

Day 1 - Friday

  • 15:00 Arrival (if you want, you can drop off your bags in the morning and go to visit the town)
  • 16:00 Opening circle with tea
  • 16:30 introducing the farm
  • 18:00-19:00 Gentle Flow Yoga practice
  • 19:30 Rejuvenating and delicious dinner

Day 2 - Saturday

  • 08:00-09:00 Good morning yoga
  • 09:00-10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00-11:00 Free time
  • 11:00-13:00 Cooking class by Xana
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-18:00 Free time
  • 18:00-19:00 Gentle flow yoga practice
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 “Quinta Shiva - serve the purpose“ permaculture farm presentation (optional)
  • 21:00-23:00 Bonfire night

Day 3:

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Morning tea & coffee, light breakfast
  • 08:30 - 11:30 Hike to forest and forest immersive yoga practice
  • 12:00- 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-15:00 Closing circle and relaxation practice

Note: Program is preliminary and subject to small changes

About the facilities:

We are located 7km from Évora city center. You can reach the farm by a city bus #21 or by your own car. We have 2ha of land with neighbors with animals around (the area is very peaceful yet surrounding animal sounds and wild birds and frogs are present). The retreat facilites include newly built outdoor yoga studio 6x9m with roof, newly renovated indoor showers and dry toilets, an outdoor shower with warm water, 6 furnished glamping tents (bedding icluded, earplugs included), small swimming tank to cool down, bonfire area, outdoor kitchen area, pizza oven hang out area, animals Luna & Sol (Cameroon sheep), Buddha & Alisa (kune kune pigs), and friendly labrador mix Kobe. The meals and the cooking class are prepared in a kitchen next to the showers and pine tree hang out area. Quinta Shiva is a small family homestead so there is always some "work in progress" scenes around too :) We are currently busy preparing everything for the retreat and other upcoming events (as well as weekly yoga classes) so photo updates are coming soon! 

Pricing:

  • 220 euros including the 3-day program, meals and 2 nights sleeping in the glamping tents (sharing 2 people per tent. If you have three friends participating, we can arrange three-person tents). Price excludes insurance, the travels, optional trip to Évora city and drinks/refreshments at the bar (non-alcoholic).
  • To ensure your place at the retreat, please pay the retreat in full. Fill in the RSVP form for payment details.
  • The payment is non-refundable, except againts a doctor note.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us and we are happy to give more information! quintashiva@gmail.com.

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