Portugal Retreat 2020 - Exploring the Alchemy of Vibration
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About The Event
Portugal Retreat 2020 - Exploring the Alchemy of Vibration
❋ Date: 22nd Feb - 28th Feb 2020
❋ Location: Vida Pura Eco Retreat Centre, near Odeceixe, Portugal
❋ Exchange: £210 deposit, full costs and details below
❋ Booking: See below for booking via
Exploring the Alchemy of Vibration - Yoga, Sound, Movement, Meditation, Food & Nature
With Debbie Botterill & Hayley North
Join us for a week of harnessing sound, vibration and natural rhythms to discover the positive impact on health and wellbeing.
In many traditions, it is believed that sound came before everything and that all in the animate and inanimate world has its own personal vibration.
Virtually every culture has used sound for healing and transformation in some form.
During this retreat we will explore this concept in depth. Through daily practices and a full immersion into nature, that gradually increases in intensity to deepen our felt and embodied experience.
MOVE: Conscious yoga and natural movement that awakens our deep attention to the life sustaining rhythms of breath and heartbeat in addition to the subtleties of fluids and the spine.
MANTRA: This ancient vedic method of sound therapy is a powerful tool that we will integrate into all the sessions, both on and off the mat.
MEDITATION: Through simply being with what is, we can begin to acknowledge, notice and let go of patterns of thought, habits and ways of being that lower our vibration.
Daily sessions are included of seated, walking and movement meditation practice.
MEDICINE OF FOOD & MINDFUL EATING: Food and nutrition is energy and some foods have a higher vibration than others. How food is prepared, where it comes from and the impact of the journey from source to plate all have an effect.
During the week we will simplify that which we ingest and focus on locally sourced, seasonal, 100% homemade meals that are mindfully prepared to nourish on every level.
There will be a gentle winter cleansing element to the week's menu with light yet nourishing and tonifying foods.
MEET NATURE: This retreat is held in an area of outstanding natural beauty just 6km away from the wild and rugged south west coastline of Portugal.
As well as immersing ourselves in the peace, tranquility and off grid ambience of our venue, we will take full advantage of the stunning beaches and cliff top paths that make up sections of the famous Rota Vicentina coastal walks. The rhythmic ebb and flow of the oceans waves and tides is fully present here and will underpin our retreat experience.
Debbie and Hayley have been friends and colleagues for over 10 years, meeting at Debbie's Studio in Northampton. During this time they have developed a strong mutual respect and appreciation for each others commitment and dedication to their work and life path.
Find out more about their experience, practice and approach to teaching at:
There are various options available with prices to meet a range of budgets. To view the various accommodation options please visit the venue website at www.vida-pura.com/accommodation
* Private Apartments (sole occupancy)
Double room, bathroom, open plan lounge/kitchen with wood burner, private terrace.
* Shared Apartments (2 persons max) Facilities as above. Ideal for a couple, family, friends. Double bed shared.
Exchange: £795 per person
* Twin Shared Room with shared bathroom facilties - located in the main guest house/villa.
Exchange: £775 per person
* Triple Shared Room with ensuite facilities - located in the main guest house/villa.
Exchange: £695 per person
What you get:
* Accommodation of choice
* Locally sourced and lovingly prepared food, drinks and snacks. The menu is skillfully tailored to support and complement the course programme, with a gentle winter cleanse focus.
* Talks and Q&A's around holistic food preparation and Qi nutrition
* All tuition and classes from two experienced practioners with over 25 years experience each in their field
* Transfer to and from Faro airport
* 1 x 1 hour holistic massage or cranio sacral treatment (more available on request at extra charge)
* Guided walks to enjoy parts of the famous Rota Vicentina coastal paths
Please Note: Prices do not include flights and any travel expenses if not using the included transfer.
We will also eat out at an authentic local beach front Portugese restaurant once during the week. This meal is at an extra cost.
Outline of a typical day:
7.30am - morning tea
8 - 8.30am - Meditation
8.45am - Light breakfast
10am - 1pm - Morning workshop (contain yoga, somatic movement, sound work and pranayama. Weather depending, our intention is to hold these sessions outdoors in nature, at the beach, along the clifftop coastal path trails, in woodland etc
1pm - Lunch (either back at Vida Pura or as a picnic)
2pm - 5pm - Free time (to enjoy massages, the land at Vida Pura, rest and relax, go to the beach, explore the local area etc)
5pm - 7pm - Afternoon Class (held at Vida Pura or on location, weather depending. Including yoga, meditation and mantra)
7. 15pm - Dinner
From 8.30pm - Open space for spontaneous discussions and related sharings, yoga nidra, log fires or early nights.
Flights are advised to and from Faro airport. We will include one transfer to and from this airport at 2pm to pick you up as a group.
It is also possible to fly into Lisbon, with direct coach connections available to Odeceixe.
Arrival to the venue is from 4pm on the start day. We will begin the retreat with a welcome session at 5pm.
Departure is after breakfast on the final day, we will take you back to Faro airport at 11am.
You can find out more about the team and ethos behind Vida Pura by visiting their website at www.vida-pura.com
You can also watch this short film about the centre here at https://youtu.be/x9r5ZQ2NokQ
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Booking/Terms and Conditions
A non refundable and non exchangeable deposit of £200 is required to secure a space on this retreat. Balance is due 28 days prior to the start date of the retreat.
Payment plans are available. Please contact us directly to discuss your circumstances if this applies.
There are limited spaces available on this retreat. The group will be 11 persons maximum. For more information or to reserve your space please contact firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
“Vibrate the cosmos; the cosmos shall clear the path.” Yogi Bhajan
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