Women Retreat by Yogaion
Women’s Wisdom Yoga & Surf
Women’s Wisdom & Yoga
7-13 September 2019
|DURATION||7 Days, 6 Nights|
Yogaion Luxury Quinta
Shared, Single or Double Occupancy
Massage treatments (1 hour 45€ / 1.5 hour 60€)
Human design session (overview 55€ / full session 85€)
Private mindfulness session (45€ per session)
*Please indicate your option at checkout,
Women’s Yoga & Surf
- 3 days surf
- 1 menstrual cycle awareness sessions
- 1 herbal medicine for women’s health workshops
Women’s Wisdom & Surf
- 2 menstrual cycle awareness sessions
2 herbal medicine for women’s health workshops
To inquire or make a booking, please email to email@example.com or visit www.yogaion.com/womensretreat
All the retreats will be held at the charming luxury Quinta. It is located just 450m away from the vast, 14km long, golden-sand beach of Meia-Praia, in Lagos, Algarve. It is quietly nestled within a walled 7.500m2 area surrounded by pines and cypresses, providing the greatest tranquility and privacy possible. It is a private family-owned home in its 4th generation and has charming indoor and outdoor characteristics. It is an example of 1940’s regional architecture, and in it, you will find plenty of rooms and spaces where you can ease off and have the perfect retreat. The stunning & very private outside space offers two “chill-out” areas where you can lay down and take a break; a swimming pool and wonderful outside dining area.
In line with Yogaion’s sustainable ethics, the house is backed up by solar power, has plenty of seasonal fruit trees (apples, figs, pomegranates, lemons, loquats and pine nuts) and a garden where organic crops grow throughout the year which will be used in our delicious meals. If the fruits are ripe, you are welcome to pick them from trees.
All the food during the Yoga, Surf & Nourish Retreats is local & organic coming either straight from the organic farms down the road or from the farmers market. This means that most of the waste is biodegradable and for any other waste there will be a full on recycling program. There is also a towel & sheet program, so that their will be no waste with the washing machine.
Yoga Teacher & host
During this retreat Shaini will be there only as a facilitator and host. Shaini is a certified introductory level Iyengar Yoga teacher and is currently studying for her Junior 1. She is forever a student following many classes & workshops with renowned Iyengar teachers Billy Konrad, Patxi Lizardi, & others. Her teaching is based on creating strength, flexibility & spaciousness within the body & soul through proper alignment, verbal and precise hands-on adjustments and bringing awareness into the practice. She creates a warm, safe & loving space, but also likes to work with playfulness.
Currently she gives weekly yoga classes and with a lot of love organises Yogaion Retreats.
Mindfulness & assisting
Elisabeth (Liz) is a certified mindfulness teacher since 2012. She is currently following an advanced teacher training program with See True Mindfulness Institute in the Netherland. Under the name Dyota (.com) she hosts the 8 week MBSR training, workshops and other mindfulness activities in Portugal. She has been hosting mindfulness workshops for Yogaion since 2013. Besides being passionate about sharing mindfulness, she enjoys practicing yoga, surf and meditation and living a basic lifestyle in nature with her partner, 3 year old daughter and dog.
Maria do Carmo Gallet
Menstrual cycle host
Maria is a menstrual cycle & fertility awareness facilitator and a doula. Her journey towards knowing her own body has led her to the path of women’s empowerment and she loves working intensively with women, and their cycles of life. Maria has inspired many women (and their partners!) to choose for healthy and body friendly options for menstrual management, natural birth control and fertility management. As a doula, she has successfully guided women and their partners on the most intimate journey of pregnancy & birth and is praised for her intuition and ability to know exactly what new mothers need.
Poppy holds a first-class Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Herbal Medicine from Middlesex
University , and is a member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (MCPP). She’s been practising as a medical herbalist for three years. Through completing her BSc, Poppy learned how to integrate conventional knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacolo-gy and pathology with holistic medicine theory and practice. As a traditional medical herbalist, she specialises in treating long-standing (chronic) conditions in almost all body systems, and employs nutritional and psychosocial healing approaches as well as herbal medicines in her practice.
|7:30am||Wake up to the sound of the ocean|
|8:00am||Morning Yoga Class|
|11:30am||Menstrual cycle awareness of Herbal medicine workshop|
|3pm -6pm||Free time to chill by the salt water swimming pool, go to the beach or just relax.|
|6:00pm||Restorative Yoga Class|
ABOUT IYENGAR YOGA
The experience of surfing brings us a feeling of a deep unity with mother nature. A deep sense of belonging. One that you can already feel even when surfing the smallest of waves. The power of the ocean & the humbleness that it creates. Everything ceases to exist when for a moment you get pulled a long with the energy of the wave. This is the side of surfing that’s connects us innately as women to the ocean & to surfing in itself. The softer side, the connection with the ocean & the connection to yourself.