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THE CONSCIOUS LIVING

Yoga & Personal Development Retreat

20 - 25 May /1- 6 October 2024

Ericeira, Portugal

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Imagine yourself on the beautiful and sunny coastal line of Portugal, staying at a local hotel with four acres of organic gardens, surrounded by nature and the

Atlantic Ocean at your doorstep.

Yoga. Healthy Food. Like-minded community. Beach time.

And plenty of time to rest and explore our beautiful surroundings.

This retreat is much more than just another holiday, it's an opportunity for you to learn new tools to make a change in life, to get to know yourself better and for personal transformation. Through yoga, breathwork, meditation, journalling and workshops like emotional intelligence and mindset change through neurolinguistics (NLP).

This retreat promises to be a nutrition to the body and soul.

DAY 1

  2pm/Arrival

       5pm/Welcome Talk & Restorative Yoga

  7pm/Dinner 

DAY 2

8am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

(Root Chakra - Hips)

10am/Breakfast

12pm/Nature Walk

2pm/Lunch

4pm/Breathwork + Meditation

7pm/Dinner

DAY 3

8am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

(Solar Plexus - Twist & Core)

10am/Breakfast

11am/Massage, Surf or Free Time

(optional add on activities)

2pm/Lunch

3pm/Emotional Intelligence Workshop

with Dr Danielle Capella

5pm Sunset Walk & Beach Meditation

7.30pm/Dinner

DAY 4

8am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

(Heart Chakra - Backbends)

10am/Breakfast

11am/Massage, Surf or Free Time

(optional add on activities)

2pm/Lunch

4pm/Train Your Mind with NLP

6pm/Restorative Yoga

7.30pm/Dinner

DAY 5

8am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

(Crown Chakra - Inversions)

10am/Breakfast

11am/Massage, Surf or Free Time

(optional add on activities)

2pm Lunch

4.30pm/Breathwork

5.30pm/Ecstatic Dance

8pm/Music Night

DAY 6

8am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

10am/Picnic in the Forest & Closing Ceremony

12pm/Check out

Main Teacher

Karol De Souza's journey in holistic therapies started very early in life, from more or less the age of eight her father taught her different breathing and meditation techniques, spoke about things like dealing with negative emotions, awareness and being in the present; all in a very fun and relatable way for a child.

 

At the age of sixteen (2004) Karol started her Yoga practice in her hometown in south Brazil. Later on Karol moved to Australia to get her Bachelor University Degree in International Business and a few years later she decided to quit her work and follow her passion for Yoga. Karol has visited India twice for long seasons to study Hatha, Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Meditation. But she didn't stop threre, her curiosity for all things related to spirituality and the human subconscious mind took her to study Neurolinguistics Programming (NLP) and more recently she's been dedicating herself to studying other tools for self awareness and personal development.

 

Karol has been teaching yoga, running and directing her own Yoga & Personal Development retreats in Europe and around the world since 2017. Karol teaches the art of creative and intuitive Vinyasa Flow, Pranyama, Yoga Alignment and also incorporates other tools to Personal Development to her retreat experiences; like journaling, breath work sessions, dynamic workshops in Nlp and more.

 

After years travelling and teaching around the world Karol has settled in a small coastal town in Portugal, where the retreat takes place. Besides being a dedicated Yoga teacher she's also an enthusiastic vegan food chef, a passionate surfer, world traveller and nature lover.

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What to expect from this Retreat? 

During the course of 6 days I will share tools that helped me to create a better and happier life for myself. Besides, this will be an opportunity for you to rest and reset your mind & body from daily life stress.

 

In addition to our daily Yoga practice, Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation we will have workshops on specific topics like for emotional intelligence (read more about it here), unlocking your full potential through neurolinguistics programming (read more about NLP here), breathwork and dynamic meditation (read more about breathwork here), etc. Every practice and workshop is carefully thought of with the purpose of helping you work on yourself.

But don't worry! It's not just about hard work, we will also have plenty of time to take nature walks, go to the beach, take massages or try out surfing!

We take great pride on the food we serve during the retreats. We have hired professional chefs to cater a mind blowing gastronomical experience for you! We've had vegetarian and non-vegetarians going to our retreats before and guess what? All of our guests have listed that the food was one of the highlights of their stay!​

 

Living a CONSCIOUS LIFE involves small decisions we take for ourselves every single day. The food we decide to eat is one of them. For that reason we opt for a 100% vegetarian meals during our retreat. I promise, you won't be disappointed!

If you have any special requirements such as gluten and lactose intolerant, or even a food allergies please let us know AT THE TIME OF BOOKING so we can let our team know!

Where?

The retreat will take place at Quinta Raposeiros, in the outskirts of this beautiful fisherman village called Ericeira. It is just 35 minutes away from Lisbon airport, and its surrounded by lush green landscapes and the Atlantic Ocean.

 

This countryside residence located just 5 minutes from the village centre and a few steps from the beach sits on a 27 acre of nature to be explored. Walk among the greenness of pine woodlands, palm trees, orchids and organic farms. You can literally eat apples, figs and persimmons straight from the tree.

 

Enjoy the tranquility and silence of your surroundings with a magnificent VIEW OF THE OCEAN FROM EVERY ROOM terra and our Yoga Shala. Not to mention the pool area and the hidden meditation spots around the property!

Guest Teacher

Dr Danielle is a psychologist and reseracher of the human mind. Her areas of expertise include coaching, Neurolinguistics Programming (NLP), Emotional Intelligence, Entrepeneurship and management of emotions. Danielle will be giving a two hours workshop on Emotional Intelligence to gives us better understanding of the concepts below.

Emotional Intelligence is defined as "the ability to monitor one's own and others feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one's thinking and actions". The five components of EI are: self-awareness, self-regulation or self-management, self-motivation, empathy and social awareness.

This workshop will deliver these concepts in a very easy, dynamic and hands on way to help us process this information from an experience point of view learning how to access and manage our emotions with harmony and balance.

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"I loved the holistic approach to this retreat, it was definitely not just Yoga. The workshops and the food were really outstanding! Thank you so much for this beautiful experience.."

-  Simone Krieglmeier, Germany