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THE CONSCIOUS LIVING

Yoga & Personal Development 

Ericeira, Portugal

22 - 27 May & 1- 6 October 2023

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DAY 1

  2pm/Arrival

       5pm/Welcome Talk & Restorative Yoga

  7pm/Dinner 

DAY 2

8.30am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

(Root Chakra - Hips)

10am/Breakfast

12pm/Nature Walk

2pm/Lunch

4pm/Breath Work: Module I

7pm/Dinner

DAY 3

8.30am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

(Solar Plexus - Twist & Core)

10am/Breakfast

11am/Massage (optional) or Free Time

2pm/Lunch

3pm/Emotional Intelligence Workshop

with Dr Danielle Capella

5pm Sunset Walk & Silent Meditation

7.30pm/Dinner

DAY 4

8.30am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

(Heart Chakra - Backbends)

10am/Breakfast

12pm/Breath Work: Module II

2pm/Lunch

4pm/Train Your Mind with NLP

6pm/Restorative Yoga

7.30pm/Dinner

DAY 5

8.30am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

(Crown Chakra - Inversions)

10am/Breakfast

11am/Massage (optional) or Free Time

2pm Lunch

4pm/Breath Work: Module III

5pm/Ecstatic Dance

8pm/Music Night

DAY 6

8.30am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

10am/Picnic in the Forest & Closing Ceremony

12pm/Check out

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Main Teacher

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Karol De Souza
Vinyasa Flow, Breath Work & NLP

Karol’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. 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, Ashtanga 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. Besides being a dedicated Yoga teacher she's also an enthusiastic vegan food chef, a passionate surfer, world traveller and nature lover.

"One of the best retreats I ever attended!"
- Nathalie, Austria

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Rachel, Belgium

“Thank you for this experience, this retreat made a lot of things clear, it set me free and I feel like I am more open to myself and others... Something has shifted inside me and I am forever grateful!"

 

What to expect from this Retreat? 

THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER YOGA RETREAT! This is a personal development experience, a safe place to learn new skills and tools to improve your life quality and be the absolute best version of yourself!

Living a more CONSCIOUS LIFE is part of a process of living in harmony with the environment around you and with yourself. Using Yoga practice and other personal development tools we will learn how we can build the life we want for ourselves.

This retreat was created for those in seek of transformation! During the course of 5 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 example emotional intelligence, setting clear goals and life values, visualisations, etc. Every practice and workshop is carefully thought of with a higher purpose to help you in real life scenarios and work on yourself. We often use Neurolinguistics programming techniques and hands on exercises in our group dynamics. Read more about NLP here.

 

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 or explore the villages nearby!

 

We provide full board during the retreat, we have selected the most amazing chefs in town to serve you a mind blowing gastronomical experience! Almost all the produce we use is locally sourced from organic farms nearby, and whatever we can't source locally we make sure to be organic and fair trade. From the milk and spreads we serve during breakfast, to the vegan cheeses and delicious desserts, everything is homemade and carefully thought of to be the most CONSCIOUS CHOICE available. All the meals are vegan, special diets can be catered for if you let us know in advance.

Breathwork Sessions

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For many years I have learned different yoga techniques on breathing (pranayama) as a practice you would do for a few minutes before or after each class. Not until much later I came in contact with other breath work techniques and pranayama combinations while being led on this one hour journey through different states of consciousness your breath can take you, from releasing emotional trauma to elevating the life force within your body. This workshop promises an introduction into a whole new experience of breathwork.

"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

Guest Teacher

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Dr Danielle
Emotional Intelligence

 

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 in our retreat.

 

This workshop will be very dynamic and hands on to help us process this information from an experience point of view learning how to access and manage our emotions with harmony and balance.

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 terrace and our daily practice in the Yoga Shala. Not to mention the pool area and the hidden meditation spots around the property!

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FAQ (frequently asked questions)...

What's included?

The retreat fee covers 5 nights accommodation all the meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner), all the daily classes, activities and workshops

 

What's not included?

Optional massages and drinks you buy from the hotel. Transfer from and to the airport is not included but can be arranged for you when you let us know your flight details. Visa fees and travel insurance is also your responsibility.

 

What's the nearest airport?

Lisbon the nearest airport. If you wish to stay any extra days before or after the retreat this can be arranged as well.

What's the level of yoga?

This is an open level retreat. This means that we accommodate all levels by offering flows that everyone can follow, with different variations for beginner to intermediate. We expect you to be familiar with names of simple postures to be able follow the class.

If you are looking into a more advanced level of asana practice you check out our other retreat offers here.

What's the food like?

The food provided is organic, locally sourced and vegan. We have hired a professional chef to look after our group and deliver high standard delicious meals prepared with love. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or restrictions at the time of booking (gluten free, etc)

How do I confirm my booking?

Your spot will be confirmed upon €450 deposit (click below) and the remaining to be settled on arrival. Your deposit is non refundable.

Prices

Early Bird

(book before February 28th for May Retreat)

(book before June 30th for October Retreat)

 Shared Room + Private Bathroom €950 

Private Room + Private Bathroom €1695 

Normal Rates

(after early bird dates)

 Shared Room + Private Bathroom €1150

Private Room + Private Bathroom €1895

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