‘OFF GRID YOGA RETREAT’
Reconnect with yourself and be inspired by nature
17th — 22nd of September 2019
This retreat has been canceled due to unforeseen events! we hope to come with a new venue and date for spring 2020!
Welcome to Off Grid Yoga retreat!
Spend relaxing and revitalizing days in this eco-friendly retreat near the beautiful southwest coast of Portugal. Restore, revive and connect with yourself through daily yoga and meditation practices and nature connecting activities. This retreat will take place in the beautiful outdoor area of a magnificent eco glamping place called A Terra, an eco tourism project in the hearth of the pristine nature of South-West Aletenjo, Portugal.
Relax, chill, and catch some sun at the venue’s beautiful lake or head to Odeceixe beach, one of the best-kept secrets of southern Portugal. This retreat has the right balance between free time and group activities so you will find everything you need to reconnect with yourself and with what is around you.
Whether yoga is new to you or you are an accomplished yogi, you will enjoy and benefit from yoga sessions in breathtaking nature in the gorgeous outdoor shala. The level of instruction is personalized to suit each individual. There will also be forest walks, nature connecting activities and introduction on the “off grid” culture, including a visit to an amazing “off grid” community near by.
Video of ‘A Terra’ Eco-Glamping
What can you expect?
6 days and 5 nights accommodation in Yurt, Chalet or Radjasthani tent
3 delicious organic vegetarian meals per day prepared by a local chef with local & seasonal products
Morning energising yoga practice
Evening yin yoga practice
Daily meditation and nature-connecting activities
Free time in the afternoon where you can either chill by the venue's beautiful lake, go to one of the gorgeous beaches in the region, receive a massage treatment or simply hang out
Ecstatic Dance on the final night with one and only Dj Sakya
Trip to Tamera community on the final day. Scroll down to read and see more about this.
About The Venue
Aterra is an ecological campsite on the Southwest coast of Alentejo, Portugal, that offers a unique ‘glamping’ experience in a rustic, yet very comfortable and beautiful, family friendly environment.
It is a secluded, peaceful site in a valley surrounded by woodlands, fruit trees and grasslands where you can shower under the stars, chill out in a serene atmosphere and cool off in the enormous freshwater lake. If you are in the mood for the ocean, in just a few minutes drive you can be at one of the gorgeous beaches nearby.
Aterra aims to bring people back down to earth and step away from the world of technology, materialism. There is also an amazing gathering happening at this site (“Aterra Gathering”) every other year; this year the gathering will not take place but there are many other events and locations in the area worth visiting if you want to stick around and enjoy this gorgeous region a little more (ask us more info on this!).
Click here to see the Aterra website.
In a very short distance you can find, amongst others, interesting community projects like Tamera (which we will visit with during our retreat) and also Moojibaba’s home and ashram ‘Monte Sahaja’. Mooji has and continues to inspire millions of people around the world in their quest for a more spiritual life.
Trip to Tamera
It’s time to explore! Saturday the 21st we will include a visit to Tamera, one of Europe’s most important examples of living in community in a sustainable and respectful way. Tamera is a peace research center, that aims to develop ways to live in harmony with our planet and each other. It’s water retention landscape has become known as a living example on how we can change the landscape with basic engineering knowledge.
Click here to read more about Tamera on their webite
The interior decoration is stylish yet simple. Each tent is different and has been individually tailored with spectacular patterned Indian linings. Most of the furniture has been handmade using wood or other natural materials from the land or locally. Each accommodation has a sun terrace with chairs.
All toilets and showers are beautifully designed and you can find them spread out evenly over the whole terrain. The private accommodations have their own toilet and bathroom. All of the rooms have a double bed (Tipi’s have additional single beds) with a thick mattress, sheets, duvets and pillows. Towels and fresh laundry are provided.
Disclaimer: We have a limited amount of each tents available so we cannot guarantee you will get the option you choose. We will do our utmost best :-)
!!!EXTENDED early bird discount !!!
€70 discount per person on any ACCOMMODATION if you book before the 29th of July!!
Bring your own tent
Select this option in the contact form and we will get back in touch with you with more information!
Tipi / Yurt / Rajasthani tent:
3 beds in each accommodation:
Early bird: 1 Double bed €725 & 2 Single beds €675. Normal prices: 1 Double bed €795 & 2 Single beds €745.
Note: If you are a couple and wish to stay in shared accommodation €1400 per couple or €1260 for early bird discount.
Early bird: Double bed, single person €875
Double bed, couple €1560
Normal prices: Double bed, single person €945
Double bed, couple €1700
Chalet: 3 private rooms. 2 single rooms & 1 double room, shared communal space and bathroom.
Early bird: Single room: €755.
Double room, single person €875
Double room, couple €1460
Normal prices: Single room: €825.
Double room, single person €945
Double room, couple €1600
How to get there
There are several options to rent a car from Lisboa or Faro airports. You can also team up and share a ride.
An email platform will be created so you can contact the other participants offering or asking for a ride.
Bus options are also available and if you have any doubts don't hesitate to contact us.
Nearest airport Faro (1 hr1/2 drive). Lisbon (2hrs1/2 drive)
Bus links available from Sao Teotonio.
Nearest train connections from Lagos or Funcheira (45 mins drive)
Carvalhal Das Figueiras,
Corgo Da Casca, 5707