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Our House

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THE YOGA

Hatha Yoga Classes always take place in the morning, before breakfast. The classes aim at beginners, and intermediate students can deepen their knowledge aswell. Everyone will be able to feel the difference after this week. Our morning classes consist of breathing exercises (pranayama), postures (asana), symbolic gestures (mudras), energy locks (bandhas) and relaxation (shavasana). The style we practise is Hatha Yoga, the most ancient style of Yoga. Read more about Hatha Yoga here.

On one or more mornings (depending on how you feel about it) we will give you the opportunity to try out one of the yogic cleansing techniques (shatkarma).

The evening sessions will focus on different styles of meditation like sound meditation, relaxation like yoga nidra, stretches or yin yoga. If you have any questions about yoga or are curious to learn more about something just ask us anytime during your stay and we are happy to talk to you about it during meals, activities or anytime in between.

THE FOOD

At the retreat we serve vegetarian and vegan food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Between meals there is always fruit, water, coffee, and tea available for you.

We try to use as much as possible from our garden to prepare the meals. Our goal is it to prepare healthy, tasty, and simple recipes so you can also cook them at home. We are currently in the process of publishing our first cookbook as well!

If you have any intolerances, allergies or dislike some ingredient or food, please let us know during your booking. Please note that a gluten free diet will be charged 25€ extra.

We don’t serve alcohol at the retreat, but you can buy it in the local shops in our village and can have it at the retreat in moderation.

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THE GARDEN

The garden unfolds over 1500 sqm. The outside area offers a huge variety of vegetables, fruit and herbs and is home to many birds, butterflies, our chickens, and cats. Since we have a big garden with our own fruit and vegetables, those will be our main ingredients for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner. Everything that can`t be produced by our hens and the farm is bought locally. We prefer short transports and local farms and shops over strictly buying everything organic, since many organic products in Portugal are imported.

THE ROOMS

On the first floor our house features 5 bedrooms with a double bed (1.60m), each with a private bathroom.  The rooms are simple and comfortable, the bathrooms have showers with a good water pressure, sink and toilet as well as a hairdryer. The rooms will be cleaned twice a week and we provide you bed linen and towels. Since we are just 500m away from the beach from some of the rooms you can see the ocean.

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THE COMMON AREAS

On the ground floor you can find a common bathroom, the yoga studio, the kitchen, dining and living room where we all get together to eat and talk. In front of the yoga studio we have a nice deck for you to sit and relax and behind the house there is a small outdoor kitchen with a big table to enjoy some of our meals outdoors. You also have access to our garden to see where the ingredients of your food grow 😊 In the common areas you have best reception of our free wifi.

THE LOCATION

We are located in the little village of Póvoa de Penafirme, about 50 mins north of Lisbon Airport. Póvoa has a pharmacy, a post office, various cafés, fruit shops, a bakery, and small supermarkets for everyday needs. The city of Torres Vedras is a 20 min drive away, the holiday village Santa Cruz can be reached within 30 minutes walking. The area here offers fascinating nature with a long and empty coastline. From our house to the beach, it is less than 10 minutes walking

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Where we are

Rua António Franco Nº 1, Póvoa de Penafirme, 2560-046 A-dos-Cunhados, Portugal