"Retreat. Release. Realign."
CONNECTING BACK TO YOUR ROOTS
Immerse yourself in a transformational & rejuvenation retreat in the lush north of Portugal. A journey of self-discovery & healing through movement, stillness, sound, breath, meditation & yoga
7-day retreat in a traditional Portuguese quinta surrounded by five hectares of nature
Set in magnificent landscapes with green terraces, olive trees and a river crossing through
Next to Peneda Gerês National Park to discover numerous hiking trails
Relax by the heated swimming pool, retreat in the meditation cave or make yourself comfortable in the lounge area with two fire places and sweeping views
Healthy, flavourful and nutritious vegan dishes are freshly prepared by two local chefs
The semi-enclosed studio with floor to ceiling windows provides gorgeous views of the mountains
Luxury rooms build from granite rocks for either shared or private use
Easy to get to, just one hour ride away from Porto Airport
Roots offers a holistic approach, that not only treats you well but also teaches you how to incorporate these practices into daily life
What to expect:
Intention circles to check-in with yourself and focus on what you want to manifest that day
Various guided meditations, either in the studio or walking in stillness in nature
Breathwork sessions to kick-off the day feeling energised and focused
Morning yoga in the panoramic studio
Enough free time for relaxation or exploration
Magical evening yoga with candle lights
Conscious Connected Breathwork (CCB) sessions
Decide for yourself how often to participate in classes
Optional activities (at extra cost):
Full body massage
Private conscious connected breathwork sessions
Meet especially like-minded people and take a deep breath to all parts of you body and life!
Roots retreat takes place from June 25 - July 2, 2023. Plan on arriving in Porto around noon on June 25, and leaving after 14:00 on July 2.
Once you arrive at the resort, you will have a few moments on your own to get settled and relax, meet some of the fellow yogis before we start the retreat later that day.
Each day is balanced between planned activities and free time. Pretty much everything in the schedule is optional as this is your time to connect to yourself. So it is up to you to choose and you can get into as much or as little as you want.
Here you find a provisional schedule to give you a general idea of how your days can look like
Free Time/Private Sessions
Conscious Conencted Breathwork
Free Time/Extra Sessions or Gatherings
8 days 7 nights
Check-In: Sunday, June 25, 2023 (15:00) | Check-Out: Sunday July 2, 2023 (12:00)
All the group session from the program
14 meals (Brunch and Dinner)
Complimentary drinking water and tea
Use of full resort facilities, including swimming pool
2 beds with shower and separate toilet
EARLY BIRD: €1.490 Full payment must be made by December 31, 2022. REGULAR: €1.590
STANDARD SINGLE ROOM
Private standard room, En-suite toilet & shower
EARLY BIRD: €1.790 Full payment must be made by December 31, 2022. REGULAR: €1.890
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
It is already summer and the climate in North Portugal at this time of year can be varied with great bursts of sun and warmth, but there is a possibility of some rain showers. But then again, that is why the country is so beautifully green. Therefore, you may wish to bring your own rain jacket.
HOW DO I GET TO THE D'ALIJÓ RETREAT CENTRE?
Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro - Porto (OPO) is a major gateway into North Portugal and the main airport to fly into for this retreat.
You can fly directly to Porto from Amsterdam, using KLM, Transavia and TAP.
Plan to arrive by the resort no later than 15:00. If you arrive later, you might miss the start of the retreat.
OPTION 1: You can rent a car at Porto Airport. It will around an hour to arrive at Cabeceiras de Bastos.
OPTION 2: You can contact the retreat center for renting private/shared transport from and to the airport (extra charge).
IS MY PLANE TICKET INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
No, your plane ticket to Porto is not included.
WHAT IS DIGITAL DETOX?
Digital detox is giving yourself the opportunity to disconnect from the online world and only be connected to the present moment and to nature. This is obviously not compulsory and is a mere suggestion so you can enjoy the most out of the retreat.
I WILL NEED TO BE CONNECTED ONLINE. IS THERE MOBILE COVERAGE?
Yes. There is wifi in the 'Mainhouse' and in the cabins and you also have mobile data coverage everywhere.
STORIES FROM THE PAST
Nuno is having fun while teaching, it's a pleasure attending his classes. Challenging too, he always offers you multiple variations to help you progress your yoga. He gives on point suggestions and defines the intention of the posture clearly. 5/5 from me.
~ Chee Yeung ~