Yoga retreat in Ericeira with Nina Vukas & Jasna Perin
28.09. - 05.10.2019.
We are opening a limited number of spots during our teacher training course in beautiful Ericeira, for all of you who would like to join us for the morning classes and two meditation sessions in the afternoon. The rest of the day is your time to relax, chill by the pool or at the beach, get a massage, explore Ericeira and beyond, learn how to surf or catch some waves if you already do. However, if you would like to join us for afternoon teacher training sessions, check our “teacher training retreat” package.
Join us in beautiful Ericeira, Portugal for a week of yoga, meditation, relaxation, surf and joy in the present moment. This week is called "The joy of presence" as this will be our primary intention. Using asana sequences, breath, meditation and other yogic tools, we will learn the principles of grounding, mindfulness, and being in the moment. During our yoga sessions, we will be moving slowly and mindfully through simple but at times challenging sequences, focusing on setting firm foundations in our body/mind, building good asana alignment from the roots up.
Core teachings of Spanda Vinyasa yoga school are rooted in Integral Vinyasa method which stems from Hatha yoga teachings, classical yoga philosophy, Tantric teachings, Ayurveda's understanding of nature and the five elements, as well as today’s understanding of anatomy and movement biomechanics. The method follows the traditional teaching of Vinyasa Krama, a system of progressions chosen to serve the gentle unfolding and integration of our body/mind, and expands from there.
Yoga classes and PM sessions will be taught by Nina Vukas and Jasna Perin who has been assisting and co-teaching with Nina on teacher training courses worldwide.
If you are a yoga teacher or would like to deepen your understanding of movement, alignment and sequencing, you can also join our afternoon teacher training sessions. For this week’s programme please check our 2nd module programme here. At the end of the week you will get a certificate of attendance and, if you are already a teacher, you can count the hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education programme.
Perched atop of 30-metre sandstone cliffs, overlooking the powerful blue Atlantic, and a string of golden sand beaches, lies Ericeira, a fishing town in Lisbon district, about 35 kilometres northwest of Lisbon. The old village is charming and typically Portuguese with whitewashed houses, blue doors and window frames, tiles, chapels and narrow cobbled streets.
Once a peaceful coastal town, Ericeira and the surrounding coast has recently been recognised as the World surfing reserve, transforming it into a surfer's mecca, with over 30 surf spots with a diversity of waves for all levels.
Our venue, Olive3 yoga retreat centre, is conveniently nestled in the old village, within walking distance from the beaches, shops and restaurants, but tucked away enough to allow peace and quiet. You will find it almost hidden behind three olive trees (hence the name!) and Fonte do Cabo, an old fountain dating from 1457. which makes it one of the oldest fountains in Ericeira.
With simple but charming and comfortable rooms, big garden featuring a small pool, large communal kitchen and a beautiful, bright yoga shala, Olive 3 is a perfect place to retreat, relax and recharge.
Saturday PM - restorative class
Sunday - Friday:
8:00 - 8:45 Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 Morning Vinyasa practice with Nina or Jasna
11:15 - 11:30 After practice protein or juice smoothie
PM mediation class on Monday and Thursday (days subject to change)
packages and prices
EB 440 € / LB 500 €
EB 510 € / LB 580 €
EB 650 € / LB 710 €
EB 650 € / LB 710 €
EB 800 € / LB 900 €
triple shared dorm
twin / double room
triple shared en suite studio
teacher training extra cost**
All rooms except the studio share bathrooms. Prices are per person sharing.
200 € non refundable deposit to book your spot.
Early bird prices* end June 1st (when full payment is due). Late bird full payment is due September 1st.
** optional - additional cost for those wanting to join our teacher training lectures
Bed and breakfast for 7 days*
Five AM Vinyasa yoga classes
Three PM restorative / meditation sessisons
Daily after practice smoothie or snack
Within five-minute walking distance of Olive3 retreat, you can find the best restaurants Ericeira has to offer. Each serves at least one vegan and one vegetarian dish. We didn’t include lunch and dinner to the package so you can choose what you like daily and explore everything Ericeira has to offer. There is also a communal kitchen if you prefer cooking yourself.
If you would like to book group or private surf sessions, SUP sessions or massage treatments, just let us know and we’ll send you prices and options.