Yoga Retreat Portugal

Yoga Retreats in Colares and Tavira 2017

Iyengar Yoga – for all bodies and all levels.

Our yoga retreats this summer are held again at the stunning location Colares next to Cascais and Sintra during July and August for later in September to move to the south east of Algarve to Tavira, to enjoying the late summer there.
Annett (Danish) lives in Portugal. She has been teaching Iyengar yoga for more than 19 years as well as organising her retreats here  since 2011 and running her regular group classes. She is a well experienced  teacher and her teaching is clear, dynamic with good attention to details and alignment.  She will combine a well structured class and body alignment in her own warm teaching style.
“Kind Words”
“Annett is an amazing teacher, she’s very precise, very attentive to each person and difficulties and she’s also cautious to prepare our bodies to the asanas with avoiding any injury and to help us to progress in the best conditions. She is a real professional. It was a pleasure to learn from her knowledge.” Aurélie

Yoga Colares

The practice of yoga is an ideal way to balance the stresses of modern day living, helping us to stay healthy and young. Practicing yoga regularly can be challenging for most people having a busy schedule. But when you’re on a retreat, you’ll have 2 classes offered a day, which will ensure your progress and you will feel the positive effects more quickly. Yoga nourishes the organic body through the practice of asanas (postures), brings clarity to the mind, and keeps the body strong, supple and heathy.
Yoga is for all bodies and all levels, yes and we teach our retreats on a general level, in a way that also beginners with some knowledge of yoga can participate and enjoy a yoga retreat for the first time as well as the more advanced student.
The groups are small and therefore the time to enjoy  our personal attention to each student, so all students benefit and can work on their individual challenges. For beginners the aim is to make you well versed on the important basics while the more advanced yogi/ini are assisted in evolving and working on their individual practice.
The classes are taught in English/ dansk.

During your retreat we will start the morning with a tea, nuts and fruits before the two hour dynamic morning asana practice followed by a good healthy breakfast, tea and juices served out on the terrace. In the afternoon you will have a 1.5hr restorative class followed by a delicious vegetarian dinner four of the evenings.  CHECK PROGRAM

Reasons to Go on a Yoga Retreat

10 Reasons to Go on a Yoga Retreat
1. You’ll take your yoga to the next level.

Practicing yoga regularly can be challenging if you have a busy schedule. But when you’re on a retreat, you’ll have 2 classes offered a day, which will ensure your progress and you will see the positive effects more quickly.

 2. You’ll get a new perspective.

Going to a new place creates an opportunity to see the world, and yourself, in a new light. Experiencing the unknown is an accelerated way to grow and learn. Getting away from busy and noisy cities to listen to the birds, sea and your breathing again.

 3. You’ll “actually” meditate.

When you have extended free time, it’s a lot easier to meditate. No cell phone buzzing or boss reminding you about deadlines. On retreats, it feels a lot more natural to breath deeply and be present in the moment. Yoga is meditation!

 4. You’ll detox digitally.

One of my favorite things about a retreat is shutting off my technology. While lots of resorts have wifi, you don’t feel the need to constantly update facebook or call friends. It feels good to unplug!

 5. You’ll relax and de-stress.

Sometimes we have to be far from home to give ourselves the permission to truly relax. Being on a retreat allows you to listen to your body, rest when you need it, and de-stress.

 6. You’ll eat well without having to cook.

If your retreat is all inclusive, you get three healthy and delicious meals a day without the need to find recipes, go grocery shopping, prepare the food, or clean up. Getting the nutrition you need has never been easier. All the work is done for you, to enjoy!

 7. You’ll replace old habits.

The best way to break a bad habit is to replace it with a new healthy one. When you get out of your regular routine for a week, you can replace unhealthy habits with conscious new behaviors that support you in being your best self.

 8. You’ll make new friends.

Undeniably, you will meet individuals with similar interests. Even if you go alone (which most people do), you have a chance to make friends with people from around the world who you might know for the rest of your life.

 9. You’ll appreciate home.

While a week in paradise is always nice, we often come home with a refreshed appreciation for life. You feel happier, healthier, and re-energized to jump back into your routine with new vigor.

 10. Because you deserve it!

BKS Iyengar said “Life means to be living. Problems will always be there.  When they arise navigate through them with yoga- don’t take a break.”  It is a lifestyle.
The key to happiness is deciding what you really want and making it happen.

 You deserve to invest in yourself!

TAILOR MADE YOGA TRIP

TAILOR MADE YOGA TRIP

to Portugal

Your Tailor made yoga trip for small groups of friends, families, girls trip…

Ever thought of putting together a trip with your own group of friends in Cascais to share your love for yoga while exploring a new travel destination? We can make that happen.

 

IMG_9193The concept – you design the trip, we make it happen…with the hours of Yoga and/or, Paddle surf or Sup yoga to suit your needs and level.
This can be in your own small luxury house/hotel with everything within the four walls incl. the yoga classes and/or sessions in the garden around the pool, beach and still only be a few minutes walk from Cascais historic centre and the town’s tourist highlights.

This concept is available for a minimum of 5 persons and minimum of 2 days.

Package can be created to include

  • Yoga classes to fit your timing and level
  • Yoga classes at unique places
  • Paddle surf around Cascais bay
  • Sup yoga in Cascais bay
  • Where do we eat…. suggestions
  • What to see…where to go depending on your other interests.
    Excited with the possibilities? Contact us, let us know what you have in mind in a mail and we will work with you to make it just as you want it.

Contact us iyogaportugal@gmail.com for suggestion.

 

This is Your Brain on Yoga

This is Your Brain on Yoga 

BY Kathryn Heagberg

We all know that yoga does wonders for the mind. Even novices of asana, pranayama, and meditation report feeling increased mental stability and clarity during and after practice. Now, thanks to sophisticated brain imaging technologies, neuroscience is proving what teachers and practitioners have known for ages—that yoga and meditation can literally change your brain. But what exactly is going on up there? Take a peek inside—a basic understanding of brain anatomy and function can serve as a handy road map for your inner journey.

Iyengar Yoga Retreats in Tavira Algarve | Colares Cascais Portugal. Iyengar yoga teacher Annett Mottlau | Group & Private classes in Tavira.