Yoga, Meditation & Mindful Eating Retreat Portugal

reclaim your inner fire through yoga and mindful eating: a week dedicated to your health & the Source of Life

option 1:  May 20 - 25 (NO LONGER AVAILABLE!)

with Jana Toepfer, Olga Sadowski & team

option 2:  September 25 - 30 (SPACES AVAILABLE!)

with Jana Toepfer, Olga Sadowski & team


focus: yoga and somatic movement, meditation, pranayama, detox & mindful eating rituals, conscious cooking, nature reconnection, sound, soul & body nourishment

 

costs:

in double room: 895EUR

in single room: 995EUR 

in cabin (May retreat only): 850EUR/895EUR (shared by 3/shared by 2)

in mezzanine (September retreat only): 850EUR

tent spots: 735EUR (+20EUR to rent a tent)

 

Celebrate your life! This retreat offers you a daily yoga & meditation practice to melt into your body and offers a new perspective on eating and healthy nutrition: eating as a practice of yoga! Get into your body. Understand your body to understand the dynamics of life & nature. Learn to prepare healthy and nourishing meals in our non-dogmatic cooking workshops. Reconnect with your "gut intelligence" and explore meditation to reconnect with the Source of life!

Why are we offering a Yoga, Meditation & Mindful Eating Retreat?

 

Every time we eat something we are literally saying YES to life. In its purest form, taken away from habits & stress, every meal you prepare for yourself is a gesture of self-love.

 

Unfortunately most of us do not know about this simple way of treating ourselves. Consumerism moved into our eating habits. We don’t listen to our hunger & eat too much or eat foods that don't feel alive. We are not connected to the inner voice of “healthy” craving that is guiding us not to the next source of sugar but to colors, smells & tastes that will help our body to get what it actually needs.

 

We are what we eat! Let's find back to our inner wisdom of what really serves our bodies. Let's understand the cycle of eating and digesting and gain a wider perspective of life and our physicality.

What does a Yoga, Meditation & Mindful Eating Retreat look like?  

 

Say YES to life! 
...start the day with guided meditations in the sunrise with Jana and learn techniques to support us in restoring our inner silence
...nourish yourself with a light & healthy breakfast prepared with love by Olga
... afterwards starts your yoga workshop with Jana: get into a deep body journey with activating & deeply relaxing movements. Melt into the earth... feel the winds caressing your skin... drift in the water of sounds... connect with the fire of your spirit... The yoga workshops are inspired by somatic practices to help us connect with our "gut intelligence"
...Olga will await us with a super nourishing lunch and mindful eating rituals to try out
... the afternoon is free for you to relax & visit the nearby beaches and walking trails on the beautiful Costa Vicentina
... we meet again in the late afternoon with Olga who will introduce us to the wisdom of intuitive eating & conscious cooking. She will guide us to cook a yummy dinner together based on different health topics. Time to listen, learn, try out, explore, and enjoy the simplicity of life: Cooking & eating together!
... after dinner you can gaze at the night sky and find an early sleep, or on some evenings e get together again for our evening specials such as yoga nidra or a special soundhealing.

Mindful Eating

 

Olga has been dedicated to plant-based cooking and mindful eating practices for several years, has worked and curated healthy and creative meals as a chef in upscale yoga retreat centers and is always creating new and nourishing inspiration for yogis and people who are curious about a healthy lifestyle.

 

She will guide us through mindful eating rituals and share her wisdom on conscious & delicious cooking and inspire our understanding of our belonging to nature by eating. Our daily cooking sessions with her will include stories, recipes, room for questions and tons of inspiration to take home for a plant-based diet. 

 

Eating is not just eating. Fasting for example, can be an integral part of a healthy digestion. Therefore, this retreat will include a mini-fast. On day 3 of the retreat, the intake of food will conclude with lunch - and we will do an intermittent fast until breakfast the next day. Olga will share her wisdom on plants and herbs and we will harvest hers from the garden to prepare our individual fasting teas. 

 

The fasting time will be a special afternoon and evening of resting time and connection time in nature and meditation practices.

The Yoga practice

 

Begin to feel the vast nature of your body and its intrinsic wisdom. Jana will share practices from traditional hatha yoga and somatic practices such as Body Mind Centering and Feldenkrais and invite you to explore:

- healthy movement patterns to support your yoga practice  

- understand and feel the anatomy of your breath and how it changes your practice when the breath leads

- how to connect with your inner wisdom and "gut intelligence"

how to reconnect with nature and the love for your body and this life

- rejuvenating practices to maintain health 

- connect with who you are beyond conditioned self images and habits

- research your own movement habits and create more freedom and spaciousness in your practice

- recognizing and respecting cycles & rhythms

how it feels like to trust and to move from within your own body authority

- a way to embody yoga and to feel awake and alive. Understand your spiritual self through the experience of your body.

- explore the deeper purpose of this practice and how it can change everything in your life. Feel comfortable in yourself and in your human nature.

 

Yoga, Meditation & Mindful Eating Retreat Schedule

 

Arrival Day: 

16:00 Arrival & registration 

17:00 Welcome & introduction 

18:00 Welcome Yoga Session & Opening Circle

19:30 Homemade dinner

 

Day 1:

7:00 - 8:00 Sunrise Meditation & Pranayama

8:00 - 9:00 Light, healthy breakfast (in silence)

9:00 - 11:30 Yoga workshop 

12:00 Nourishing lunch & break

17:00 - 19:00 Mindful Cooking Workshop

19:00 Healthy dinner

20:00 Evening Meditation Special 

Day 2:

7:00 - 8:00 Sunrise Meditation & Pranayama

8:00 - 9:00 Light, healthy breakfast (in silence)

9:00 - 11:30 Yoga workshop 

12:00 Nourishing lunch & break

17:00 - 19:00 Mindful Cooking Workshop

19:00 Healthy dinner

 

Day 3: 

7:00 - 8:00 Sunrise Meditation & Pranayama

8:00 - 9:00 Light, healthy breakfast (in silence)

9:00 - 11:30 Yoga workshop 

12:00 Nourishing lunch & start of intermittent fast

14:00 Preparation of teas & relaxation practices

19:00 Soundhealing 

Day 4:

7:00 - 8:00 Sunrise Meditation & Pranayama

8:00 - 9:00 Light, healthy breakfast (in silence)

9:00 - 11:30 Yoga workshop 

12:00 Nourishing lunch & break

17:00 - 19:00 Mindful Cooking Workshop

19:00 Healthy dinner

20:00 Evening Special & Closing Circle

 

Day 5:

8:00 - 9:30 Meditation & Yoga 

9:30 - 11:00 healthy Portuguese breakfast 

11:00 - 13:00 departures

 

You will love this Yoga, Meditation & Mindful Eating Retreat!

 

We designed this program based on your feedback to dive deeper into the sense of feeling connected to nature and your life source. Learn about mindful eating, fasting & cooking and move your body in a healthy way. Explore somatic practices and how to apply the laws of nature into our yoga practice.

 

What we are interested in is to create a space that warmly welcomes everyone who is curious to explore the nature of body, mind & spirit. A place to feel home, accepted, loved & inspired to look for truth. To offer a yoga practice that serves humanity. A practice that inspires each of us to make smart choices in life.

 

Come and explore new forms of movement to experience our connection to Source. 

 

We are greatly looking forward to guide you through these practices of well-being.

 

 - with love, Jana & Olga

This retreat includes

 

- 5 nights on an authentic, organic farm in double or single room (farmhouse, ensuite bathroom/shared bathroom) or cabin (only for May dates, double or triple shared) or tent (bring your own or rent equipment from us)

 

- all meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

 

- healthy snacks & teas throughout the day 

 

- daily guided sunrise meditations and pranayama session

 

- 4x 2.5hrs yoga & somatic movement workshops

 

- 3x 2hr conscious cooking workshops

 

- concious fasting workshop & guidance

 

- evening specials: relaxation/yoga nidra journey, soundjourney, chanting or sharing circles/camp fire 

 

 

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