Inner Strength: A Yoga, Massage & Meditation Retreat, Portugal
with Maggie Richards & Katrin Heuser
The fuller our cup, the more we have to give.
This special weekend is dedicated to deepening our self-care and building our inner strength, source of kindness, calm and compassion. Meditation Teacher and author Maggie Richards joins me to guide you through our top empowerment practices for relaxing the body, stilling the mind, and uplifting the spirit.
The yoga will work in an unhurried and playful way to explore how to release tension, access deeper and softer strength and create space for the body to move into the postures effortlessly.
A special introduction workshop to Thai Yoga Massage offers a meditative antidote to our modern lifestyle stresses. We will learn not only to give, but to receive care and loving kindness in this practice. The body can regenerate, and the mind has a chance to quieten down.
Alongside soothing the stormy waters of the mind, Maggie’s sessions will look deeper into why self-care slips down our priority list. Blocks faced, we’ll truly be more open to simple yet powerful ways of putting compassion first. Easy boundary exercises will help build up our capacity to say yes to all that is good.
Come join us for the good vibes, great food and rural spring sunshine.
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Dates and prices
29th March - 1st April 2018 (Thu-Sun)
A number of options to suit you:
Early bird - SAVE £80/90€ on your booking before 6th January 2018!
The prices include
It does not include flights, insurance, any transfers, trips or other activities.
Casa do Limoeiro
Casa do Limoeiro is a traditional house in an idyllic little village in the famous wine region Ribatejo, 50 minutes north of Lisbon. The large garden offers not only a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the country air, but an abundance of fruit and vegetables for our meals.
Designed for sharing, the rooms in the main house are simple and comfortable. There are two 4-bed rooms and one 2-bed room, which share three bathrooms between them. In addition, there are two larger en-suite rooms that have been built at the back of the garden. For a £85/95€ supplement you can book a single room (only one available).
The yoga shala is a very light space with beautiful views of the organic kitchen garden. Roaming peacocks and chickens may provide some entertainment ;)
The large garden offers many quiet corners to relax and enjoy being in nature. There is a large pool (maybe still a little fresh in March) with a sunny terrace, perfect for enjoying a good book and relaxing. The surrounding vineyards over the rolling hills of the area provide the most stunning scenery for afternoon walks.
The food is made with natural ingredients prepared with care and consideration. The organic, locally sourced, naturally high-in-energy and balanced vegetarian/vegan meals will provide delicious replenishment for body and spirit. Much of the produce comes from their own land, including homemade olive oil and wine as well as a variety of traditional jams. A gluten-free diet can be catered for.
There are many companies flying to Lisbon (from the UK: British Airways, TAP, Monarch, Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe for example). For best deals, take a look at dohop.com.
Lisbon is a 50-minute drive away from Casa do Limoeiro.
Getting to Casa do Limoeiro
Depending on who is joining us from where, we will organise transfers accordingly.
If you are based in Lisbon and can drive to Casa do Limoeiro yourself, please let us know if you are willing to take someone else with you.
If we don't have enough cars amongst participants, we will organise a transfer in the afternoon and one going back after lunch on the Sunday. The cost will be up to 30€ for this option.