The following collection of offerings & additions has been designed to reinvigorate our bond with Nature and to recultivate a conscious connection to living. We have created a safe and inspiring environment, woven through with different activities or treatments for the bodymind.
Jivamukti Yoga is a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings. Created by Sharon Gannon and David Life, the Jivamukti School incorporates traditional Yoga practices into a modern lifestyle without losing sight of the ancient wisdom and the universal goal of Liberation.
At Jivamukti, we use art, music, dance, and poetry to create an environment that inspires people to break out of their small selves and feel the Divine Self flowing through them. Jivamukti Yoga is a vinyasa-based vigorously physical, and intellectually stimulating practice combined with an equally strong foundation in the ancient spiritual traditions of Yoga.
In the morning we practice silence; embracing these sacred moments of peace. We begin everyday with Pranayama and Meditation, followed by an extended Jivamukti Yoga practice of Asanas, where you will receive individual assists and guidance from the teachers.
This core philosophy is expressed through five tenets, which form the foundation of Jivamukti Yoga: Ahimsa (nonviolence), Bhakti (devotion), Dhyana (meditation), Nāda (music) and Shastra (ancient yogic teachings).
This yogic practice teaches us how to linger in the liminal space between sleep and wakefulness. It is a technique that was developed by the ancient yogis to access the subconscious mind in order to free limiting habits of the mind. It throws light on the shadowy parts of our mind so that we can find more freedom to be who we are without our patterns and stories. In this practice we will be giving the body some deep rest and rejuvenation and allowing the mind to unfold in a trustful space so that profoundly deep healing can take place.
There are some beautiful walks around the countryside at Casa da Volta, if you wish to take a stroll down to the creek, they have carved out a little footpath which starts from the back left hand side of the terrace.
Winding across a canvas of approximately 65 kilometers, the beaches of Comporta, Portugal, unfold in pristine natural landscapes. Here, where the sands meet the sea, nature remains undisturbed, whispering a tale of untouched allure.
Reiki healing is an extremely powerful, yet gentle pure energy form. This is a specific type of subtle healing energy work performed by the touch of the hands (or not), allowing the energy from a limitless source to flow to the patient via the Reiki practitioner.
Reiki healing creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension. It works with the body’s natural intelligence and sensations as signals from the soul. It accelerates the body's self-healing abilities and helps to relieve pain. It removes energy blockages and restores balance and harmony in the body. It helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing, as well as, cleanses the toxins from the body.
60 minutes - 70 euros
Wellness & Massages
Our therapist Susana will be offering healing treatments consisting of flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulations of the muscles performed at your chosen pressure combined with the use of aromatherapy, to improve your overall sense of well-being and restore vital energy.
Some other therapeutic and remedial treatments designed to iron out any knots or areas of tension in the body, while simultaneously easing deep-rooted stress patterns will be offered.
A Full body massage to stimulate blood flow, increase joint mobility, help to repair damaged tissue and release energetic blockages. Susana will aim to balance the length, tone and tension of muscles and tendons to restore equilibrium within the body and in turn, promote healing.
60 minutes - 65 euros
Surfing & Longboarding Lessons
Surfing and Yoga naturally go hand in hand as complementary physical, spiritual and philosophical practices. During the retreat, we give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the ocean and the surf culture.
One of the most revered and loved surfers among the local community, Vasco Monica will guide and coach you so you can feel confident enough in the water no matter your current level, whether novice or experienced.
*All equipment and transport from the venue to the surf spots are included in the price.
3 hours - 65 euros