12 to 18 May 2018 - 4 ELEMENTS
02 to 08 Sept 2018 - COLOURS of LIFE
Yoga & Sound Healing Retreat
... A Deep Transformational Work ...
with Maria Terra, Pedro Collares & Vera Balsemão
(English and Portuguese spoken)
Monte Velho Retreat Centre, invite´s you to this beautiful Retreat, a combination of different techniques from Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama to Sound Healing, Art Therapy, Dance. Experiencing a deep connection with Nature and the Ocean. Nourishing your body with healthy and delicious vegetarian food.
We create a save space for you to have a real and empowering experience
and discover your true nature.
The Ocean, the trees, the smell of wild flowers, the beaches, the sunset view on the Atlantic west coast of Algarve is a very inspiring place to observe your inner self and find peace within.
Let us celebrate life and recharge ourselves, honoring the light and the blossoming of our inner potential...
The Yoga sessions with live healing music will help you dive into the practice in a very natural way.
Leave the worries behind, let go of stress and allow yourself to enter in this space of silence & healing, balancing the body and finding a state of peace and stillness.
The day at Monte Velho will start at 7:30 with a morning meditation,
followed by Pranayama and a lovely Heart Yoga practice to wake up our body,
activate our cells and refill the energy levels.
Once our body is awaken by stretches and love, we will be having a delicious healthy breakfast.
After this we invite you to jump into yourself and discover more about you!
Everyday we present different sessions where you can explore your being in a deeper way trough different exercises that developes your creativity and wisdom about nature : Art Therapy connection with the 4 ELEMENTS - Fire, Water, Earth & Air, Meditations, Dance, active meditations, alchemy with plants, mind and spirit.
The lunch will be served at 2:00pm: an exquisite vegetarian buffet including organic vegetables from our garden and local fresh food, will let your senses be delighted. After lunch you will have free time for yourself. Sleep a “siesta”, read a book on a hammock, walk in nature, go to the beach or make some extra activities: holistic horse riding, surf class or receive a massage in our Spa.
At 6:30pm the Sunset Yoga class will take place in nature, in the "garden Yoga Shala". This class will have live music - Organic Healing Sounds, exotic instruments from around the world, fulfilling your whole being with love and quietness.
A warmer nutritious dinner will then be served at 8pm
16:00 - Arrival
18:00 - Welcoming
19:00 - Dinner
20:30 - Opening circle and Sound Journey
7:00 - Meditation
8:00- Yoga, Pranayamas & Sound Healing
9:30 - Breakfast
11:00 - Activities
14:00 - Lunch & Free time
18:30 - Yoga with Live Music
20:00 - Dinner
21:00 - Special Evenings (Welcoming circle, Full moon cerimony or others)
8:00- Music & Sharing - Mediation, Yoga, Pranayamas & Sound Healing
9:30 - Breakfast
11:00 - Departure
- 6 days Accommodation in suite with private bathroom and hammock
- Daily Yoga & meditation classes with live music
- 3 meals a day & all day herbal infusions
- Art Therapy session
- Therapeutic Dance session
- Nature silent walk
- Full moon ceremony
- Yoga materials: mats, blankets, blocks, straps
- Holistic Horse Riding
- Massages and therapies
- Surf Lessons
- Dolphins and whales watching
To confirm and guarantee your reservation please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org, kindly note that the reservation is only confirmed when you make the 50% deposit.
Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted maximum 30 days before the retreat start. If you cancel your participation before the 12/04/2018 we can transfer your reservation for one of our future retreats within one year from the cancellation date. If you wish to cancel your booking after the 12/04/2018 the fee will not be refunded.
For bookings, reservations and more info: info@montevelhoecoretreats.
.... Our Team ...
Maria Terra - Yoga
Terra graduated in Europe in Communication and since the first year of university she have started working in big companies in Portugal, Spain, Scotland, Brazil and Mexico, learning how to communicate and transform consciousness in the relationship area, events production and communication.
Slowly she got more interested in nature and the therapeutic path.
Afterwards Terra went to Amazon and studied with indigenous elders, native healings, earth medicines, plants and flowers of Amazon forest.
Terra travelled three times to India, inspired by great teachers and studied deep the art of yoga, meditation, stillness and well being.
She have participated in two Yoga teacher trainings with amazing teachers and also attended to different Yoga retreats, workshops and classes.
Pedro Collares - Sound
Sound Therapist and Music Producer, Pedro has being studying for more than 10 years different ways of using sound and music as a healing tool.
The search for a deeper approach on music brought him to specialize in different therapeutic sounds such as: Hang, Didgeridoo, Gong, Tibetan and Quartz Singing Bowls, Monochord and Overtone singing.
In India studied Hatha Yoga, meditation, Yoga therapy, and the art of Mantra singing.
Pedro has participated as a musician and workshop facilitator in major festivals of new consciousness and Yoga conferences around the globe.
Vera Balsemão - Art Experiences
Passionate about creating, painting, singing, playing the guitar. Over the past ten years she has been learning and working in different projects about anthroposophy and Waldorf education where she found her guidelines.
Mother of three and founder of the first Waldorf school in Portugal, Vera belonged to it's head board for eight years. On the present moment she is still following her beloved antroposophic art therapy. Through this training, apart from the on going colour study, the pathologies and social art are also part of the program while using different thecniques (watercolour, natural pigments, drawing and clay sculptures).
At this retreat, she will provide:
Colour experiences. Approach about the impact tonalities have on our inner self. Study about what colours are most familiar to us and how do they act on our well-being. Colours are packed with strength, feelings, forms, memories... On a subtle way, we will open our channel and let go, blocking out any inner density.
Let yourself surrender to the wonders
of the colour world.