Holistic Flow Yoga Retreat in Portugal
21 - 28 September 2019
Restore Your Energy – Holistic Flow Yoga Retreat with 2 extraordinary teachers: Mascha Schmitz and Amanda Breunig
7 days Yoga & Meditation in the absolute insider tip of Europe
Treat yourself with a break from the fast-paced everyday life and find rest and relaxation by the sea!
Our farm – a Portuguese manor house from the 16th century – comes with Atlantic Ocean view. The place has a very special energy. Take a swim in the refrehing salted outdoor swimming pool. Stroll through the arcades of the extensive gardens or visit the fresh waterfall and take a energizing dip in the clear mountain water. Let the lush greenery of nature bring peace to the mind and vitalize your body.
In this serene setting, we will practice two times per day.
Amanda and Mascha are co-teaching this 7-Days Yoga Retreat combining holistic Vinyasa Yoga, Meditation and Breathing Exercises and deep relaxing practices like Yoga Nidra and Thai Yoga Massage.
That means you will get the knowledge and compassion of two advanced Yoga and Meditation Teachers who love to inspire and nourish their students.
There will be two sessions each day, either taught by Amanda or Mascha. And there also will be co-led sessions inclueding AcroYoga and ceremonies.
We offer lovingly furnished apartments which each include their own kitchen and bathroom. Participants will be on Half board with a rich breakfast and vegetarian 3-course dinner.
The package includes personal pickup from the Porto airport.The only thing left to do is to plan the journey to Porto!
Surfers who want to surf can do so at Praia da Arda, a nearby surf spot. There are top waves for beginners and advanced. Hikes, horse rides, stand up paddle boards, kite courses or canoe tours, we can organise for you upon request!
Please contact us if you would like more information:
Tel :. +351 933 736 048 – Julia, contact person in Portugal (also by Whatsapp)
Mandala Travel, Lda. – Travel Agency in Portugal
about the Yoga instructors:
Amanda is a professionally trained and certified advanced yoga instructor with over 1,000 hours of training in India by renowned yoga teachers and physiotherapists Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss of the Synergy Yoga School. She has been teaching yoga since 2011.
Her style is a vinyasa flow class with the foundations of teaching grounded in the concepts of synergy yoga. This style uses techniques accessible to the modern body and alignment cues that move energy through the body in a way that reduces stress and builds strength. Unique to this style:
- Emphasis on spinal movements from the core that free up all the vertebrates of the spine to enliven the body and counter bad posture in our daily lives
- Movements and poses that embody the sthira/sukham (steadiness with ease) yoga philosophy so the practice can flow like a moving meditation. It gives a soft feeling while building strength in an intelligent way that does not add more stress to the body
- Strong emphasis on muscle co-activation (bandhas) which allow the student to gain access to all parts of the body to promote healing and a deeper mind/body connection
In addition to encompassing the concepts of synergy yoga, Amanda´s classes are constantly evolving as her knowledge grows and expands across yoga disciplines. Classes intertwine all aspects of the yoga discipline including healing breathing practices, meditation, and philosophy/mindfulness techniques that help ease the mind of daily life stresses.
Mascha studied Sport Science and is also a qualified Yoga Teacher and Bodyworker. She is teaching Yoga since 2005 and is running her own Vinyasa Yoga Studio Sukha Yoga in Cologne, Germany since 2012.
Mascha completed several Yoga and Yoga Therapy Teacher Trainings in India, Australia and Germany and also studied a lot about Ayurvedic Treatments, Thai Yoga Massage and different Bodywork and Relaxation techniques.
She is fascinated about the ways the human body can naturally move and includes all forms of spinal movements into her teaching.
Her holistic approach of Vinyasa Yoga combines Yoga Flow, Meditation, Pranayama, Restorative, Nada Yoga (Yoga of Sounds) and Yoga Nidra, so that Body, Mind and Soul can come to rest and gain new energy and health.
She also loves ceremonies and includes chanting into the daily routine to really incorporate all aspects of yoga.