JUNE 30 - JULY 7 2019
Join Bibi for my 5th annual Ashtanga Yoga Europe Retreat, in the hills of Portugal. Give yourself the gift of time and come travel/study with me in the lush hills and ocean side of Portugal. Located 7km north of Lisbon in the picturesque village of Columbeira. Buddha Retreats is a beautiful villa surrounded by vineyards and green hills, a place where guests can relax, recharge and slow down from the often fast-paced daily life and take care of body and mind. Enjoy vegan meals with ingredients out of their own veggie garden and buy fresh produce from the local markets. Relax, rejuvenate, and immerse yourself into your daily practice. Join me for a week of practice and adventure! We start the day with morning Mysore Practice, enjoy afternoon workshops to deepen your understanding and experience of practice and take free afternoons to explore the nearby beaches and villages. We will take one group excursion to Lisbon.
Buddha Retreats is passionate about yoga, surfing and healthy food. They prepare most of their meals with ingredients out of their own veggie garden and buy fresh produce from the local markets. They like to keep a family-feel so this retreat will be a small group of 15 guests, in a sustainable environment that is friendly for both nature and animals. Around the property there are beautiful hiking tracks and there is a horse riding school in the nearby village of Obidos. There is also a small bakery/cafe and a mini market in the village about a 5 min walk from the Buddha Retreats house
THE PROPERTY AND ACCOMMODATION
The property consists of a main house, several additional buildings, terraces, an indoor and outdoor yoga studio, a swimming pool, a small river, fruit trees, a meditation garden and rural land. The gardens surrounding the main house have around 5000 m2 and offer enough space to relax. We offer a variety of rooms: double or twin rooms with shared bathrooms, single rooms with shared bathrooms, rooms with ensuite bathrooms.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
- a fully equipped yoga studio (ropes, chairs, blocks, bolsters etc.)
- an outdoor studio with sunroof and beautiful views across the surrounding hills
- an outdoor swimming pool
- a big garden with many fruit trees and vegetable garden
- several terraces to sit and eat
- kitchen, lounges & wifi
- possibility to arrange surf lessons including transportation to the beach
- Horseback riding
- Hiking through the surrounding hills
- Visiting the medieval village of Obidos
- Winetasting at nearby wineries
"We take the food very seriously here at Buddha Retreats. As part of all our yoga and surf retreats we provide you with daily delicious and healthy meals. We serve an abundance of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, often coming from our own garden or the local markets. Our menu is based on the philosophy of whole foods, so we avoid processed foods and preservatives. In the morning we will serve you a healthy and energizing breakfast which includes fresh fruit, homemade granola, freshly baked bread and banana bread among other things.
Depending on your yoga and surf schedule you will enjoy a delicious lunch either at the Buddha Retreats house or we will give you a packed lunch that you can enjoy at the beach. After an active day we will serve a dinner on our terrace enjoying the sunset or indoors in front of the crackling fireplace. As part of our retreats you can enjoy fresh coffee, herbal teas and purified water as much as you wish. During dinner time we serve Portuguese red and white wines."
SINGLE ROOM WITH SHARED BATH ---SOLD OUT
1 person per room / double bed / shared bath with another room
Good for a single person or a couple
$2000 / 1727 Euros pp
SINGLE TWIN ROOM WITH SHARED BATH ---SOLD OUT
one person, twin bed, shared bath with another room
$1900 / 1630 Euros pp
DOUBLE WITH ENSUITE BATH
2 ppl per room, one double bed
Good for a couple or two people
$2100 / 1900 Euros pp
DOUBLE TWIN WITH SHARED BATH (4 Rooms) 3 LEFT
2 ppl, two twin beds / bath shared with another room
$1850 / 1600 Euros pp
TRIPLE ROOM ENSUITE BATH (1 room available) --- SOLD OUT
one room, three ppl per room
$1500 / 1400 Euros pp
$500 NON REFUNDABLE deposit to hold you spot.
Full amount due 3 months from the start of the retreat.
No refunds 3 months prior to the retreat.
- 8 days, 7 nights accommodation,
- Daily mysore practice,
- 2 meals per day
- 3 afternoon workshops
- Daily cleaning of all common areas and bathrooms
**Airfare and transport from airport NOT included in price**
Purusha & Prakriti: understanding the Self through Yoga
Obstacles: what they are according to the Yoga Sutras & how to overcome them through Yoga
Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana: an in depth understanding of these practices
Email me if you have any questions.
**Buddha Retreats is easy to reach by public transport from the Lisbon Campo Grande bus terminal. You can download the timetable for the buses from Lisbon to Bombarral here. From the bus terminal in Bombarral it is a 10min taxi ride to Buddha Retreats (€10 weekdays and €12 weekends). We can arrange pick up from the bus terminal in Bombarral.**
"Portugal and in particular the coast around Peniche and Baleal offer some of the best conditions for surfing, if you are a beginner or want to improve your surfing. We believe that students learn when they are in small groups, where instructors can learn to meet individual needs and skill levels. Our surf lessons are suited for all types of levels from beginners, intermediate to advanced surfers. Our instructors will take their time to explain theory and practice of basic skills on the beach. We will provide you with all the equipment needed and a wetsuit that will keep you warm while surfing. Surfing conditions are good all year round with bigger waves during Autumn and Winter and smaller waves in Spring and Summer."