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4 Days Ayurveda Introduction and Yoga Retreat in Lisbon Area, Portugal

House of Zen, Rua Fernando Pessoa 2, 2765-317 Estoril, Cascais, Lisbon District, Greater Lisbon, Lisbon Region, Portugal

Tranquil Yoga Retreat Portugal

Join House of Zen for a few days of a blissful yoga practice in a tranquil house by the beach! You will also be introduced to Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicine with an over 5000-year history of healing. By acknowledging its principles and assessing your unique body and mind profile, you will be able to improve the quality of your health, living in closer harmony with the rhythms of the universe! Delicious healthy breakfast meals with fresh veggie and fruit juices will set your day to start with a bright, energetic feeling.

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Highlights

  • 5 yoga classes
  • 1.5-hour sessions of Ayurveda
  • Introduction to Ayurveda session
  • Access to a peaceful secluded garden
  • 5 minutes’ walk from the beach
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts

Styles


2 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi

House of Zen has a 50-square meter rooftop terrace overlooking the sea and Cascais Marina that brings you the ocean breeze and a perfect setting to start the day with your daily yoga practice. Access to a 500-square meter garden of flowers and trees will awaken your senses. An indoor yoga shala, sunny balconies, and common areas will provide you with tranquility and space to relax, read a book, or meditate. Sound asleep is guaranteed in comfortable bedrooms with double or twin beds.

Brand new, minimalist design furniture garnishes each of House of Zen's six bedrooms, three large shared bathrooms, and additional toilet. The rooms are named after different plants and spices: Cinnamon, Bamboo, Shatavari, Ginger, and Neem. Cleanliness is this house's top priority and the bathrooms are cleaned twice daily. Rooms are shared in either double or twin basis. Accommodation services include cleaning service, shower and hand towels, shampoo and shower gel, individual shower, outing carpet, and drinking water.

Program

Ayurveda is based on the deep respect for the body as the temple of the soul and develops itself as an intelligent, docile, adaptive, and preventive medicine, targeting for longevity, poise, and enlightenment.

Day 1 - arrival day

  • We are welcoming you from 14:00 onwards, allowing you free time to rest, and explore the House of Zen peaceful settings and gorgeous Estoril area.
  • An Extra transfer from the Airport can be arranged for 45 EUR

Day 2 to Day 4

  • We offer several daily yoga classes from Monday to Saturdays, with morning and afternoon sessions. The earliest morning class starts at 8.15.
  • During your stay will enjoy a maximum of 5 yoga classes of 75 minutes duration.
  • During your stay, you will have one Ayurveda session scheduled for 90 minutes.
  • Delicious breakfasts with fresh juice and fruits are served daily from 9.00 to 10.00 am.
  • 10:30 Free time to relax and enjoy yourself. You can either go out and discover the beautiful beaches and the sea at walking distance. There is always the choice of staying at the house in our secluded garden or in our rooftop overlooking the sea. Read a book, do some meditation, or just freely unwind your mind.
  • Massage is available upon booking as an extra service. Make your reservation before your arrival or during your check-in.
  • Enjoy your second yoga class of the day in the afternoon. Time to quiet our body, to clear our mind allowing our awareness to sharpen and space to open for insight and understanding to develop. This is a good time to become aware of changes in our body, mind, and heart.
  • Afternoons are free for you to create your own program, ideal to discover Cascais and its surroundings, meet people, find new places, taste the local food, visit a fair, a museum or a beautiful park.

Day 4

  • 9.00 Breakfast
  • Check out time is between 10.00 and 12.00 pm.

Instructors

Cátia

Michele

Kimma

Maryam

Silvia

Juliette

Coco

Cathrine

Location

Located in a quiet neighborhood of Estoril, the House of Zen is a 400-meter walking distance to the beach and only 600 meters away from the nearest train station. Restaurants, supermarkets, banks, and other shops are also within walking distance.

Nearby places

  • Beach, 400 meters - 5 minutes' walk
  • Lisbon - 30 to 40 minutes
  • Train station, 600 meters

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Reiki
  • Rock climbing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

General

  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

Healthy, balanced, and delicious food is key. House of Zen believes that eating more vegetables and other plant-based, less processed, and chemically refined food products can contribute to a better health. They also do their best efforts to buy local products as a way to reduce the environmental impact of transportation. This is their small contribution toward a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle. During your retreat, a lacto-vegetarian breakfast is served. The breakfast is served between 09:30 and 10:30.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • 75-minute massage therapies (traditional Thai, Ayurvedic, and reflexology) for 55 EUR to be reserved before your arrival or upon your check-in)
  • Ayurveda counseling
  • Exploration of the Cascais region (Boca do Inferno, Guincho, Cabo da Roca, or Sintra)
  • Indulging or reading a book in the secret garden
  • Intuitive astrology
  • Leisure walks or bike rides
  • Psychotherapy counseling
  • Reiki healing
  • Suntan on the rooftop
  • Swimming, practicing SUP, or just laying on the sand in Poça Beach or other nearby beaches
  • Tasting the great Portuguese food and other specialties in nearby restaurants
  • Trekking, rock climbing, mountain biking, or surfing at the beautiful local spots
  • Visit to charming Lisbon city
  • Walks in Estoril Coast promenade just by the sea up to Cascais

What's included

  • 5 yoga classes
  • Introduction to Ayurveda (1.5-hour session)
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • 3 healthy breakfast meals
  • Access to a peaceful secluded garden
  • Internet connection in all bedrooms

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Dinners and lunches
  • Massage
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Cascais, A5 highway

  • Take the A5 highway in Cascais to Lisbon direction.
  • Take the Exit 9 to Estrada Marginal N6-8 Estoril / Alcoitão / Bicesse / Manique.
  • At the roundabout, take the second exit.
  • Proceed to the next roundabout and the first exit at the roundabout.
  • Proceed down the road, turn right to Rua Fernando Pessoa 2, and you will have arrived at House of Zen.-Driving directions from Cascais, Estrada Marginal N6-8
  • Take the Estrada Marginal N6-8 to Lisbon direction.
  • Proceed through the road for two kilometers and 100 meters.
  • In Estoril, turn left to Avenida Bombeiros Voluntários.
  • Turn second right to Rua Dr. Mário Quina.
  • Turn right to Rua Dr. António Martins / N6-8.
  • Turn left to Rua J.A. Ferreira.
  • Proceed to Rua Santa Rita and, at the crossroad, proceed straight up to the same street.
  • Turn right to Rua Fernando Pessoa 2 and you will have arrived at House of Zen.

Driving directions from Lisbon Airport (LIS)

  • Take the highway 2 Circular / E1 to Cascais direction.
  • Take the Exit 1 to IC17-CRIL / Algés A5 Cascais.
  • Take the exit to A5 Cascais.
  • Take the Exit 9 to N6-8 / Estoril / Alcoitão.
  • At the roundabout, take the third exit to N6-8.
  • Proceed to the next roundabout and take the first exit.
  • Proceed on the road.
  • Turn right to Rua Fernando Pessoa 2, and you will have arrived at House of Zen.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request for 45 EUR.

Arrival by train

From Lisbon Airport (LIS), take the Red Line subway, and hop off at the end of the line at Alameda station. Afterward, take the Green Line subway and hop off at the end of the line at Cais do Sodré railway station. Take the train at Cais do Sodré railway station to Cascais direction. Hop off at São João do Estoril train station. From here, you might choose to walk 15 to 20 minutes to your destination or take a taxi.

If you choose walking, you can walk to Avenida Florinda Leal, turn right at Avenida Florinda Leal, and keep walking until the end of the road. Then, turn left at Rua João António Gaspar and turn on the second right to Rua do Monte Leite. Proceed right up through the street and turn on the second left to Rua Fernando Pessoa 2 to arrive at House of Zen.

From Cascais, take the train at Cascais train station to Lisbon direction and hop off at São João do Estoril train station. From here, you might choose to walk 15 to 20 minutes to your destination or take a taxi. If you choose walking, you can walk to Avenida Florinda Leal, turn right at Avenida Florinda Leal, and keep walking until the end of the road. Then, turn left at Rua João António Gaspar, turn on the second right to Rua do Monte Leite, proceed right up through the street, and turn on the second left to Rua Fernando Pessoa 2 to arrive at House of Zen.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Availability

This vacation is available until June 2019. The check-in is ideally made between Sunday and Wednesday.

Please note that this retreat is not available during Christmas and Easter.

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