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portuguese riviera

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Lisbon -cascais- Sintra

portugal

 

Lean into change through your yoga practice along the Portuguese Riviera, which captures the spirit of the sea and the fun-loving attitude of its people. See your movements and meditations echoed in the surrounding architectural treasures and gorgeous natural landscape replete with sandy beaches, dramatic coastline, and forested mountains.

 
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Highlights

  • Enjoy twice-daily yoga practice

  • Experience daily meditation and pranayama

  • Find balance doing SUP (Stand-up Paddle Board) yoga in the warm waters of the Portuguese Atlantic.

  • Stay in one of Lisbon's old neighborhoods, soaking in the culture by way of food, drink, and historic sights.

  • Hear live performance of Fado, the traditional folk music of Portugal

  • Explore steep, winding, cobblestone streets lined by historic, colorful homes and shops.

 

  • Visit Cabo da Roca, the western-most point of Europe.

  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sintra.

Dates

June 22-29, 2019

 

Cost

$2,900 USD

 

Weave your way along the central coast of Portugal: from red-tiled roofs in Lisbon, to sandy beaches in Cascais, to the forested foothills of the Sintra mountains. Your practice will interact with land and sea, reflecting the grounding, undulating, rooting, stillness, and transformation found in each breathtaking landscape.

This 7-day trip will invite you to savor the present moment. Enjoy upscale accommodations, delicious meals, and group yoga practice with a crew of fun-loving, adventure-seeking spirits like yours. Float, balance, explore, climb, and ride the flow along the Portuguese Riviera. 

 

Itinerary

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Itinerary

Day 1-2
Land. Settle. Lisbon.

When you arrive in Lisbon, we will collect you from the airport and take you to the villa that will be our home for the coming week. You will have the afternoon to unpack, take a nap, swim in the pool, walk the grounds, or unwind from the trip in any way you like. The evening will find us in our first group practice of the journey, dipping into meditation, pranayama, and asana. Afterward, we will share a delicious dinner at the villa and relax together as night falls.

Upon waking, our yoga practice will ease us into a day of exploration. After a light breakfast at home, we will spend the day in Lisbon, soaking in the sun-drenched cobblestone streets full of shops, gardens, cathedrals, and restaurants. Here, we will begin opening the palate.  

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Day 3-5
balance. Float. Cascais

On day three we head to the coast for the first of a three outings for SUP (stand-up paddle board) yoga in the warm Atlantic waters. Cascais is one of the famed fishing villages-turned-beach-destinations that characterize the Portuguese Riviera. With the town center located so close to our SUP class, and easily navigable by foot, you’ll be free to roam and explore during the afternoons if you choose. We will have a coordinated pick-up spot to bring you back to the villa for evening yoga and dinner.

 

 

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Day 6
Stroll. Climb. Sintra

On day six we set our course for the UNESCO World Heritage site, Sintra. Basically a national park with magnificent estates, castles, and wineries, Sintra will share its magic with us as we tour the park and National Palace of Pena. We’ll take the long way home in order to stop at Cabo da Roca lighthouse, the western-most point in Europe. We will dine together at the edge of the continent before heading home for a restorative yoga practice.

 

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Day 7
Savor. Listen. Lisbon

On our last full day together, we will have a simple practice together in the morning, spend the day lounging at the villa, and then share a closing ceremony to honor the journey. In the evening we will head back to Lisbon for a final hurrah. A special dinner accompanied by traditional Portuguese folk music will remind us to continue savoring the richness and beauty of life, in this moment, and this moment, and this moment... 

The morning of our departure, we will enjoy a light breakfast and then head to the airport to say goodbye and obrigado (thank you) to each other.

PRICING

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LISBON-CASCAIS-SINTRA, POrTUGAL
JUNE 15-22, 2019

COST
 

 

$2,900 USD

(Double occupancy)

 
 

 
 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Twice-daily yoga with meditation and pranayama

  • Three SUP (stand-up paddle board) classes taught by local instructor (in English)

  • Light Breakfasts, Yummy Snacks, and Dinners

  • 7 nights accommodation in an upscale villa with swimming pool and breathtaking grounds

  • All local transportation including airport pick-up and drop-off

  • Entry fee for UNESCO sites and national parks.

WHAT'S NOT

  • Roundtrip airfare to Lisbon

  • Yoga Mats! Bring yours!

  • Personal expenses

  • Alcoholic beverages