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EARTH RETREAT 2023

JUNE 18th – JUNE 24th

greet yourself daily with vinyasa yoga, yin and meditation

Let’s immerse ourselves in a transformative experience

A journey to everyday yoga postures, breath expansion and deep meditation. Breathe as deep as the roots of the Earth – shine as bright as the raying sun! This open-levelled retreat welcomes curiosity towards yoga, acceptance of the current self, comfortable surroundings to observe inner paths of awareness. Both open to beginners as well as experienced yogis and fellow teachers, this retreat will allow you to grow with your practice. A balance of power and softness as we allow each other to be both strong and vulnerable. A consensus of peace at Shanti Space, Portugal.

This is for you who...

 ...needs a break from rigid routines, a good shake and a focus on what's important to you in this period of your life.

...wants a space to unfold your curiosity towards yoga and meditation.

...are new to yoga, and wants a safe space to learn more.

...wants an active holiday just for you or with a friend or partner.

...are beginning your meditation-journey and needs help to get a routine.

...wish to spend 7 days in contentment with nature, movement and meditation.

...are an experienced yogi longing for depth and a place to grow and ask questions while getting a helping hand.

Kind words about your space holder

"Isabella is present & attentive and manages to form understanding and convey knowledge about body, heart & being. Her calm and loving approach spreads in the people she associates with and she creates space for reflection and compassion. I am a very big fan and have deep respect for her approach" - Christina, Denmark.

5% donated to Rewilding Europe &
5% donated to Danmarks Naturfredningsforening

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 days and 6 nights filled with blissful yoga at the nurturing Shanti Space

  • Daily vinyasa flow, breath expansion, guided meditation, yin yoga and yoganidra

  • Strong mornings and soft afternoons

  • Sacred Earth Ceremony and Harmonisation

  • Workshops with ancient yogic philosophy and other special themes

  • Swell in the incredible Portuguese nature

  • Free periods to absorb the practice and time to observe yourself in the now

  • Journaling sessions to dive into your current curiosities, dreams and goals

  • Nourishing vegetarian food from the seasonal land

  • Full accommodation

YOU deserve this.

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PROGRAMME

This programme is designed to allow you plenty time for yoga, relaxation and exploration of the beautiful nature valley.

DAY 1: Soft and Earthy Landing

On sunday we meet and greet within the group collective.  We establish a space of safety, acceptance and comfort with movement and meditation.

16:30-17:00 Check in

17:00-17:45 Welcome ceremony

17:45-19:00 Soft landing with vinyasa flow yoga and meditation

19:00 Dinner

DAY 2: Let the Roots Grow

Monday we begin our daily routine. Allowing the roots of yoga to grow with strong morning and soothing evening practices.

07:30-10:30 Fiery vinyasa flow and meditation

10:30-16:00 Breakfast, free time and snacking

16:00-19:00 Calming yin yoga, yoganidra and meditation

19:00 Dinner

DAY 3: Spread like Wildfire

Tuesday we enjoy the same routine as day 2, although today we sprinkle curiosity towards the history of yoga with a workshop on yoga philosophy.

07:30-12:00 & 15:00-19:00 "The Routine" (same as day 2)

12:00-15:00 Workshop on yoga philosophy with open Q&A <3

 

 

DAY 4: Bloom and Blossom

Wednesday offers a heart warming practice and invitations to selfcare practices. 

A day for treatment and rejoice.

07:30-12:00 & 15:00-19:00 The Routine

12:00-15:00 Free time <3

12:00-13:00 or 13:30-14:30 Enjoy your pre-booked 75 minute massage

 (book with room)

DAY 5: Showing Up for the Inner Truth

Thursday we focus the daily routines on connecting to our inner truths. To the both collective and unique human experience. To the truth of our inner joy.

07:30-12:00 & 15:00-19:00 The Routine

12:00-15:00 Sanskrit Workshop: A meditative painting experience <3

 

 

DAY 6: Sensing Wisdom from Within

Friday is dedicated to the wisdom from within. We dive into exercises allowing us to connect and listen to our inner teacher

07:30-12:00 & 15:00-19:00 The Routine

12:00-15:00 Free time <3

 

On this day there will be an optional tour to the beach.

DAY 7: Resting in Contentment and Bliss

Saturday is our closing day. We will start our collective activities with a ceremony of sealing the experience. After that there will be plenty time to "hygge".

07:30-10:00 Sealing Experience Ceremony

10:00-11:00 Breakfast

11:00-15:00 Free time and Goodbyes <3

 15:00 Check Out

Please note this schedule can be subject to change

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SHANTI SPACE, PORTUGAL

Amongst ancient native corks and abundant fruit trees, swept up in the enchantment of a forest filled valley, The Shanti Space was created to provide a sanctuary bathed in Nature. It's calm, quiet, feels a million miles from civilisation & people like it that way. 

The Shanti Space is created by Jessica & Jack Weaver as the couple poured their hearts & souls into crafting this sanctuary. Down to Earth yogis & healing artists with a soft spot for gardening, wholesome food & making music, they & their team support the retreat & regenerative project of the lands surrounding it. The space is also guarded by two loving German Shepherd's looking after the place. They will bark at first but deep down they just want to sniff & kiss you. They also have dear Body, a cat who loves cuddles & kindness.

The entire space is available to your retreat experience – the stunning Garden Shala and the magical Forest Deck holding space for the majority of our yoga practices. The Garden Shala is a large converted Victorian Greenhouse overlooking the apple orchard. The hillside Forest Deck has a phenomenal view of the magical valley, is dapped in sunlight and surrounded by stunning pine trees.

WHAT YOU GET

INCLUDED

7 days 6 nights accommodation

Twice daily yoga and meditation

Special workshops and gatherings

Delicious home made local food every day

75 min Shiatsu Oil Massage if chosen at check out

 

NOT INCLUDED

Plane ticket

Airport transfer

Breakfast and lunch on arrival day

Lunch and dinner on closing day

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ABOUT YOUR SPACE HOLDER

Always drawn to balance, Isabella combines her academic carrier as a lawyer with the holistic approaches of yoga. This provides a great range of perspectives as she dives into knowledge about yoga postures, ancient philosophy and sanskrit transliterations. Having Persian roots she holds a deep curiosity towards social culture and intercultural gatherings. 

 

As a former martial arts performer, Isabella deeply respects the bodily abilities and challenges. Isabella’s yoga is mostly about allowing the self time and space to focus on body, breath and state of mind. Inviting inner work to resonate in a space without judgement and negativity, but with acceptance and joy from a humble mindset. In her teachings you will feel heart warm acceptance as she guides your presence closer to the now.

 

With her calm voice and vibrational cheerfulness, she holds space for strong yogāsana practices as well as body-melting restorative experiences. Allow her presence and voice to guide your focus as you immerse into your yoga.

 

Isabella has completed over 700 hours of yoga teacher trainings in ashtanga, vinyasa, yin yoga, yoganidrā, breath work and meditation. She also has completed several sanskrit and devanagari courses, allowing her to read and draw the ancient language.

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