All of us need some time away from our daily lives and routines sometimes. Time to reflect on ourselves, to honestly look at our routines and habits. Time to realise and to change. Only without distractions and daily responsibilities can you go deeply within and work with the body and understand the mind. Responding to this need we organise monthly meditation retreats at our two locations in Goa (India) and Alentejo (Portugal).

Join us to experience the powerful and transformative effect of meditation!

Meditation is an important element of hatha yoga, and described in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. It is undoubtedly the most direct and effective way to gain insight in the nature of our body-mind, thoughts, and emotions.

In this retreat you will gain a clear understanding of yourself, your life, and recurring conflicts or difficulties that you might be experiencing.You will be guided through different types of mediation such as relaxation meditations, contemplation mediations, and meditations through conscious movement. Every day there is time to ask questions and share your experiences.

The beautiful natural surroundings of our retreat location foster the process of relaxation and contemplation. The meditations will take place at different locations on the property, and outside in the beautiful lush and green surroundings.

You will be guided by a team of international teachers that have a longtime meditation self-practice and that have experienced, and are still experiencing the benefits of meditation daily.

You should join our meditation retreat if

  • you need a break from your daily routine
  • you feel like you need a change in your life
  • you are looking for more joy and energy in your life
  • you are interested in learning about different types of meditations
  • you are looking for a relaxing week away in with like-minded people

After this retreat you will

  • feel relaxed and rejuvenated
  • have a clear sense of direction in your life
  • have an understanding of your thoughts and emotions and how to deal with them
  • understand the source of recurring conflicts a

Schedule

Saturday
Arrival
16.00 – 18.00 Welcome
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner
20.00 – 21.00 Introduction to Meditation

Sunday – Friday
08.00 – 09.00 Silent Sitting
09.30 – 10.30 Breakfast
10.30 – 12.30 Contemplative exercises, teachings, and sharing
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Siesta/Leisure
15.00 – 17.00 Active meditation & sharing
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner
20.00 – 21.00  Evening program**

Saturday
08.00 – 09.00 Silent Sitting
09.30 – 10.30 Breakfast
10.30 – 12.00 Group sharing & goodbye
12.00    Check out

  • Changes in the schedule may be introduced due to weather and group conditions without prior notice

** Evening program on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Retreat Dates 

9 September — 16 September 2017
30 September — 7 October 2017

Arrival is on first Saturday at 16.00 hrs
Check out is on second Saturday at 12.00 hrs

Price

Early bird price = 750 Euros
Price = 800 Euros

A non-refundable deposit of 300 euro has to be paid into our bankaccount to confirm your participation. The remaining fee has to be paid in cash upon arrival.

Included in the price

  • 7 Nights accommodation in twin-shared room
  • 3 Vegetarian meals (we do serve eggs) per day
  • On the Saturday of arrival only dinner is included
  • On the Saturday of check-out only breakfast is included
  • All meditations and other activities
  • Transport to meditation locations in the surroundings
  • A reader with a description of all the meditations
  • Free use of the saltwater swimming pool
  • Free use of wifi

Options

  • Taxi from/to Faro airport for additional 95 euros (per single ride)
  • Taxi from/to Funcheira (closest train station) for additional 12 euro (per single ride)
  • Rebalancing massage for 60 euros per 1,5hrs session (only available during siesta time and free evenings)
  • Private room for additional 200 euros (enquire for availability)
  • Extra nights (different accommodation options) and meals before or after the retreat. Please enquire for price and availability

Accommodation 

You will be staying at a private villa on the property of Monte Maravilhas, a beautiful retreat center located in a lush green hilly valley covered with many cork and olive trees. From the property you can make many beautiful walks leading to numerous peaceful outlooks on top of the hills to enjoy the scenery or sit in silence and meditation.

The private villa is surrounded by a big garden with many flowers, and an orchard with grapevines, fig, orange and olive trees.

You have direct access to the saltwater swimming pool and the adjacent garden, full of fresh mint.

Transport 

Monte Maravilhas is accessible via the airports of Lisbon and Faro. Faro is the closest airport (110 km), Lisbon is situated approximately 200 km from Monte Maravilhas. Flying from any bigger city within Europe costs approximately 150 – 250 euros.

When you arrive in Faro or Lisbon you can choose to take the train, bus or rental car. From Faro you may also have access to our transfer service (see prices above) or book your own taxi. If you want to travel by bus or train from the airport to Maravilhas we recommend an early morning flight on your outward flight and an evening flight on your return trip.

Exact address details 

Monte Maravilhas
7630-527 São Martinho das Amoreiras
Portugal

 

 

Silent Yoga & Meditation Retreat

 

 

Silent Yoga & Meditation Retreat

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