Return to Centre, Return to Ease Yoga Retreat

Date

17th - 22nd April 2019

Location

Orada Retreat, Portugal

Your Teachers

Julie Martin

Join Julie for a 5 day retreat at the stunning Orada retreat in southern Portugal. Julie will take you through practices, moving and still, creative and spacious to help you navigate your way back to centre, back into balance with yourself.

5 days of embodied movement, meditation, stillness and creativity

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Even with our regular practices life can feel off balance.  We’re always looking to to find the right equilibrium between doing and being.  Easier said than done in a culture that emphasises effort.  

 

During this delicious retreat, Julie will take you through practices, moving and still, creative and spacious to help you navigate your way back to centre, back into balance with yourself.  This isn’t just about 5 days of nourishing yourself it’s about taking away tools and ideas that will help you continue the process once you’ve left so that the vibration you cultivate for yourself continues to echo into the rest of your life.   

 

Julie loves integrating asana/movement, meditation, observation and curiosity, writing, dance and more to weave into a process of unfolding the unwanted stress and expectations and move towards clarity and alignment with ourselves.  We all deserve to be centred and nourished so that we can nourish others around us and let that bleed out into the world.   Through exploration, discussion and community we’ll examine what we feel holds us back and invite new perspectives and practices to move into a space of self communion, coming home, tuning in and finding presence.  

Highlights

  • Daily somatic meditations

  • Daily embodied yoga sessions

  • Delicious vegan and gluten free food

  • Plenty of free time to make exclusive use of Orada retreat including the biopool, Meditation Temple, Chill­out Panoramic Solarium, Terrace, natural amphitheater lounge and all 71 hectares of the ranch, hiking trails, creeks.

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What to Expect

Each day will unfold with a meditation, movement practice in the morning. time for reflection during the afternoons.  We convene again in the late afternoon for dance/writing/discourse/stillness/creativity.  

Expected Schedule
 

  • 17th April - Arrival Day
    Start your retreat with a delicious lunch at 13:00  (we will officially check in after lunch at 15:00)
    Once the whole group has arrived we will gather for the first time. Later we will enjoy our first evening meal together!
     

  • 18th - 21st April
    We start our day with a morning Meditation and then stop for some tea and fruit at around 8:30 am.
    We will then move into an Asana practice - moving with an embodied awareness.
    We will then have a lovely brunch at around 11am.
    There will be more activities during the day - we will update you on this very soon!
     

  • 22nd April - Departure Day
    Today is the day we check out and go into the world re-centered and with a renewed sense of ease. We will gather one last time for a morning practice followed by breakfast and check out for 11am. 

About Orada

Orada is a family run, eco-sustainable, community based soul retreat centre, nestled in 71 ha of nature and privacy, created with the aim of expanding health and proposing purposeful transformational moments.

Located at Portugal's Southwest Atlantic Coast, bordering Algarve, Orada combines an amazing host, spectacular wild Surf beaches and the authentic countryside tranquility of Alentejo. 

1,5 hours away from Faro airport and 2,5 hours away from Lisbon,  this isolated ever green valley creates an abundant oasis where two creeks come together, as a womb to nourish an ancient lush forest and wildlife vistas.

 

If you love nature, healthy & organically grown food and are looking for peace, tranquility, soul nourishment, this is the place for you!

Besides your own accommodation, all guests have access to all shared spaces: Biopool, Canteen, Meditation Temple, Chill­out Panoramic Solarium, Terrace, stone oven, natural amphitheater lounge and all 71 hectares of the ranch, hiking trails, creeks.

View more pictures of this stunning space here: https://www.orada.eu/gallery

Price

Prices are per person

 

Dorm Room (4 people sharing)

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 £650

We want to make this retreat available to everyone so we are offering a more affordable rate for those who are open to sharing a 4 bed dorm. 

Shared Room (2 - 3 people sharing)

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£795

This accommodation will be based on sharing with one or two other people. 

Single Room

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What is included

  • Daily Somatic meditation sessions with Julie

  • Daily Embodied yoga classes with Julie

  • 5 nights accommodation at Orada retreat

  • Delicious vegan gluten free food

  • Plenty of free time to make exclusive use of Orada retreat including the biopool, Meditation Temple, Chill­out Panoramic Solarium, Terrace, natural amphitheater lounge and all 71 hectares of the ranch, hiking trails, creeks.

 

What is not included

  • Airfare

  • Airport Transfers:  We can arrange a group taxi to pick you up from the airport. We recommend that everyone flies into Faro Airport. The journey from the airport to the retreat takes approximately 1.5 hours by car. Our recommendation is to aim to arrive in Faro on or before 11am on the 17th April if possible. The transfer cost can range anywhere from €20 (shared taxi with 7 others) to €140 (private taxi)

 

Payment terms

In order to secure your place you will need to pay at least a deposit (non-refundable) of £250.00 via either Pay Pal or Bank Transfer.  We accept booking up until 2 weeks before the start date. All payment will be due in full after 17th of Febuary 2019.

Payment plans
At Brahmani Yoga we want to be accessible for everyone so we also will happily accept payment plans if this helps you to come! This is agreed upon on an individual basis, so contact us if you would like to know more.

 

Cancellation and Refund policy

Your deposit is non refundable. In extenuating circumstances, such as bereavement or serious illness, the course fee can be deferred to a later date, subject to availability and deferral fee. No refunds, credits or transfers are available on cancellation prior to, during or after the start date of any retreat. 

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About Julie

Julie Martin

 

Julie Martin wants you to think outside the box, get off your mat, shake up the old dogmas and find freedom to unfold into the beauty of a yoga practice that emerges from the inside. With over 25 years of experience and an international following of students and teachers alike, Julie’s greatest aim is to inspire. Her particular passion for human movement means continual investigation of new anatomical approaches, working with natural movement, range of motion, integrated stability and letting go of some of the old asana myths in order to move with the body and not against it. The practice is always an enquiry, a somatic exploration of sensation, movement and stillness...read more