This restorative retreat with Maryrose will be centred on a traditional Hatha Yoga practise. Over the years Maryrose and has accumulated ideas and techniques from other traditions, so her classes include elements such as Dru Yoga Vinyasa and Alexander Technique alignment and relaxation practises. The asana practise will be gentle, slow and in time with the breath. Sometimes we work with the help of a partner. Each session will include strength work, flexibility, co-ordination and balance and will end with some time for relaxation. Meditation is an important part of Maryrose’s classes so, in the afternoons, after the asana practise, we’ll take time to enjoy a longer visualisation or meditation before supper.
Vale de Moses is a wonderful place to remind us of our connection to the elements and this will form the theme for this week’s practise. Combined with a massage or two, nourishing vegetarian food and a few walks in the autumnal forests, this retreat will be a wonderfully recuperative time. Everyone of all ages is welcome, whether you are new to yoga or have been practising for many years.
All food, accommodation and facilities
Transport to and from Oleiros
Guided silent morning walks in the forest
5 Morning Yoga Classes
4 Afternoon workshops
90 minute Body Harmonising massage - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
Additional treatments available from our therapists for 90€ per 90 minutes
Maryrose has been practising for over 40 years, completing her Yoga Teacher training in 2003, Meditation Teacher training 2004 and Sage Yoga training – specialising in balance and co-ordination for the over 60s - more recently in 2015. With over 15 years teaching experience, Maryrose brings a fine understanding of the power of yoga practise to bring harmony with a compassion for every body.
She is a member of BWY, Traditional Yoga Association and Berkshire Yoga Teachers Circle, currently teaching 3 classes a week at a local community centre – 2 open to all, 1 for over 60s and 3 classes for Age Concern Basingstoke – 2 for over 50s and 1 for over 60s. She also teaches one monthly class for charity supporting people affected by HIV/AIDS.
Accommodation & Prices
Single occupancy in private farmhouse bedroom is €1300.
Double occupancy €2000.
SINGLE SOULPAD & NINJA SUITE
Single bed canvas soulpad or the cosy stone ninja room is €900.
STONE COTTAGES (SINGLE SEX)
Shared stone cottage is €1000.
Single occupancy stay in canvas soulpad is €1100.
Double occupancy €1800.
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