Barefoot Luxury Eco Retreat - Portgual
3 Night Retreat Sunday 25th - Weds 28th September 2022
Date and Location
25 Sept, 13:30 – 28 Sept, 12:00
Areias do Seixo, 2560-046 A-dos-Cunhados, Portugal
About The Retreat
This barefoot bare boards chic retreat property and location really does tick all the boxes for a wonderful Gin & Yin Retreat. Only a 40 minute transfer from Lisbon Airport, Mr & Mrs Smith describes this place as “the stuff barefoot beach holidays are made of” Which appeals to me enomously.
Located along the Santa Cruz coastline, not only is this place stunning to look at, it also has emotional and sustainable tourism at its heart too – built using materials from the former buildings and powered by renewable energy (geothermal and solar). Their menu is inspired by the organic produce from the kitchen garden, plus the catch of the day, paired with a G&T (did I say there's a gin distillery just down the road, I mean could this get any better?) or a crisp glass of dry white, well why not indeed after a hard day of yoga, sunbathing and exploring. Single use plastics aren’t allowed, as you’d expect – good job we’ll have our ‘Gin & Yin’ water bottles. The Atlantic Ocean is also only a short walk through the sand dunes, where we’ll listen to the waves while enjoying a picnic lunch and there’s an Ayurvedic spa, a Turkish bath and sauna as well as an outdoor pool (we also have our own private pools at our villas too) – what more could we need? Here's a guideline of what we'll get up to - please note this may be subject to some minor changes, a final confirmation of the itinerary will be sent to everyone prior to the retreat, along with a helpful checklist:
Day One - Sunday
Check in from 4pm - Welcome Introductions, Tea & Cake
Unpack, take a dip and relaahhx
Approx. 6pm - Restorative Yoga Session in the Meditation Garden
‘Yoga Sámkhya is a practical philosophy, coming directly from India, that invite us in each practice (sadhaná) to live the present and enhance
the best in us, always in harmony.’ (All abilities welcome)
Post Yoga Welcome G&T and Supper
Day Two - Monday
Rise & Shine Yoga (not too early remember this is also an opportunity to rest)
Slow breakfast followed by a mini wellness workshop (part 1)
Late morning and early afternoon at your leisure - time to yourself to just be, to swim, indulge in a good book, enjoy being pampered in the spa, write in your journal, or simply sleep in the sunshine and recharge
Tour of the organic ‘Kitchen Garden’ followed by Supper in the Garden Dome
Day Three - Tuesday
Guided Coastal Hike
Start the day with our best foot forward and enjoy a wonderful hike along the Atlantic Coast
Return for a well earnt breakfast followed by a mini wellness discussion (part 2)
Afternoon SUP Session (Stand Up Paddleboard) for beginners
Drinks & Supper at Noah’s Beach House
Day Four - Wednesday
Final Reflective Heart Opening Yoga Session
12 noon - Check out and transfers back to the airport
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What’s the Cost?
3 nights at £950 pp based on 2 ladies sharing an en-suite twin room and £1,150 for single occupancy en-suite room in a double bed. Please note, sorry to state the obvious, but if you book a ‘sharing room’ you will need to find someone to share with you.
3 breakfasts, 3 light lunches and 3 evening meals; 3 yoga classes, wellness workshops, guided hike and a beginner friendly SUP (stand up paddle boarding) session. Welcome G&Ts; Group airport transfers to and from Lisbon Airport at approx. 2pm on Sunday 25th September and a return departure from Areis do Seixo at midday.
What’s Not Included:
Your flights, along with any additional drinks, snacks treatments booked at the Spa. Whilst checkout is at midday on Weds 28th Sept, you are more than welcome to leave your bags at reception at Noah’s Beach House and enjoy lunch and a late swim, however, this will be at your own cost along with the transfer back to the airport, which is approx. 95 Euros per taxi.
Lisbon is a popular destination, so flights are frequent from many UK airports. There are good flights that land at 2pm on the Sunday and depart at 4pm on the Wednesday from £70 Return. Personally, I am going to take the opportunity to add a day onto this retreat and explore Lisbon first on Saturday 24th Sept, you are very welcome to join me – let me know if this appeals to you and I’ll keep you posted.
How Can I Secure My Place and What’s the Cancellation Policy?
A deposit of £250.00 secures your place on this wonderful adventure. I will treat cancellations sympathetically, however as spaces are limited and subject to booking charges, the following charges must apply. If you cancel more than 12 weeks before the start of the retreat: 100% refund minus the deposit. 8 - 12 weeks before the start of the retreat will be subject to 50% refund minus the deposit and if you cancel less than 8 weeks before the start of the retreat no refund can be given. Once payment has been received, you'll receive an email confirming your place along with confirmation of when the balance is due. If you’d like to send payments in instalments to keep this retreat viable, that’s also more than fine, just email me at email@example.com and we can work on a plan.
Please please ensure you have your own travel insurance for this retreat - if you’re worried about Covid, double check with your insurer about what you’re covered for.
If this doesn’t sound quite right, or you’d like to host something like this for a group of friends or maybe for your family, feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss some ideas and work on something together.
Reserve your spot
Deposit - £250
Yeay, lovely to have you with us. This deposit secures your spot on this wonderful retreat - you will shortly receive an email from me confirming this booking along with the balance invoice.