Moving into Presence

7 days Yoga Retreat - Portugal - Sept 22-28

We invite you on a journey into deep awareness. A week filled with a blend of yoga, embodiment, AcroYoga, movement, breath- and bodywork, dance, meditation and massage. Move to let go, move towards joy, move into presence!

Frauen Kreis

Retreat from everyday life setting out on an adventure into the core of your existence. Dive into a deep feeling of being alive. Become aware of what is there right now. Invite life to flow through you, to breathe you and express its creative power.

 

Connect with other people, community and nature to feel whole and complete. Tune into a life of harmony and balance. Step towards your true inner blissful being.

We don’t promise heaven, but we promise a heavenly fun journey in a protected and inspiring setup.

 

About the practice

We move and sense into our body to calm the mind. Through embodiment we get more aware of the present moment. We are also going to explore the movement of our breath, thoughts and emotions. When we leave the box and our limiting beliefs, judgements and expectations, when we stop wanting, trying and seeking, the inherent creative self can emerge and the magic flows.

Connecting and moving mindfully with another person takes the adventure even further! Our subjective perspective gets attuned with the reality around us. Playfully we explore communicating through touch, sharing balance, moving together and making our interactions a dance.

It is not necessary to have previous experience with any of the practices or to have physical prerequisites. Two legs, two arms and a portion of curiosity and openness is all you need.

 

You can come on your own or with your partner or a friend.

We don’t promise heaven, but we promise a heavenly fun journey


Daily schedule

Every day will start with 90 minutes of Yoga in the morning.

 

After breakfast we continue with 2 hours of movement explorations (somatic experiencing, acrobatics, inversions, contact improvisation, partnering, mobility, coordination, games, ...). This might sound intense for some people - please bear in mind that our focus is rather on awareness than performance. So we level the content to everybody’s needs.

 

After lunch we will either have an afternoon or evening session (Thai-Yoga-Massage, meditation, silent walk in nature, Yoga technique, Yin Yoga). Some afternoon we can go to the river. Some evening we might have a campfire.

 

You will have enough time to rest, read, chill in a hammock, enjoy the garde or just spend time on your own.

 

Date of arrival: Sept 22nd starting with an welcome circle in the evening

 

Last day: Sept 28th ending after breakfast

Mito is a movement junkie, who loves to geek out on tricks, moves, progression, biomechanics, health and spirituality. But much of the important stuff in life doesn’t just happen in the mind, so more impor-tantly he loves to play, explore, co-create and dive into a dance of movement. Since 2014 it is also part of his passion to share his insights and experience in Acroyoga, embodiment and Thai-Yoga-Massage.

Vero met Mito at a festival. They instantly shared their passion for movement and self development. Anyone can move and it is not always about the outer shape, but the inner perception of beauty. “Something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world”. Together they continue exploring the effect of inner attitude on their outer relations.


Pricing:

Cost for all classes:

  • 324€

Cost for accomodation and food:

  • Shared 4-Bed room: 510€
  • Double room: 570€
  • Single room: 690€

The fee for accomodation and food has to be paid directly to the venue. The fee for the course has to be paid to Mito. After submitting the sign up form, you will get an email with the payment details.

 

If more than 10 participants are joining, each person gets a 100€ refund. So bring your friends ;-)

 

Transport from/to the airport can be arranged for an extra fee of 25-40€ each way.

 

Social reconnect will be very important after the social distancing. But of course, there is a lot of insecurity now about group events. We are not taking the threat lightly, but are very confident that by mid September it will be safe for us to meet, and that our retreat can take place as planned. However, to make it as safe as possible, we are preparing extra precautions. Some of them being:

  • limited number of participants to 20 people
  • practice in small groups / limited number of partners
  • more solo practices
  • hygiene measures during meals

In case you are having symptoms shortly before the retreat, we kindly ask you to stay home. If you provide a medical certificate, we can refund the participation fee to you.

 

The organizer reserves the right to cancel the retreat until September 9th, in case the minimum number of participants has not been reached. In this case we refund the participation fee, but do not pay any flight tickets, or any other costs that have occurred for you.

Gravito is a truly magical spot with many acres of land surrounded by forests. It is a non profit organisation working for the develop-ment of consciousness and the protection of the natural heritage. The aim is to restore the ecosystem by using permaculture principles, water retention systems and an ecological approach.

 

There are domes and tipis for accommodation on individual terraces, a large shaded outdoor platform and a big geodesic dome for practice. Homegrown and locally sourced organic ingredients are used to create inventive and nutritious vegetarian cuisine.

 

In the area you can find great river waterfall swimming spots, many walking trails and it is at walking distance from a river beach with restaurants and local cafes.