Yoga & Meditation
Yoga & Meditation Algarve, Portugal
You don’t have to bend like a pretzel to practise yoga & meditation in the Algarve, Portugal with us. We welcome all levels, and for the most part, there will be people who are making their first moves or honing early skills during their stay. If you are a seasoned yogi, we also invite you to go deeper into your practice. Between March and November* we offer daily classes and private sessions, perfect if you’re a total newbie and want to nail the basics, or just need a bit of extra help to master a specific pose.
Just like our limbs (hopefully!), we’re keeping things loose when it comes to our schedule. Classes will depend on when we get out in the surf, but know that we’ll be offering classes everyday and give you plenty of notice to get in gear. You might be waking up with the sun and getting those salutations in early, or stretching out at sunset.
Music is really important to us and so we make sure we bend and breathe whilst listening to some seriously good tunes, and all in the luxuriant surroundings of the south western Algarve, Portugal.
*If you are staying with us outside of these months, we can organise yoga sessions with a little bit of advance notice.
Our flow sessions will be physically energising, working with the breath and the movements in harmony to build heat in the body and getting to grips with the asana practice (physical postures). Our classes will include various traditional yoga techniques to help you connect with the true essence of yoga aiming to leave you feeling invigorated and uplifted.
Yin Yoga is a quiet and simple practice, but not necessarily an easy practice. This style of yoga works deeply into our body. It targets our deepest tissues, our connective tissues — ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascial networks of our body — rather than the muscles. The perfect balance for surf/travel/vinyasa tired bodies. If one of our Yin teachers is unavailable, we’ll switch things up and be offering a restorative slow-flow class, so you’ll still be getting your chilled out yoga vibes.
One to One Yoga Session
Private classes are a great way to take your practice to the next level or focus on a particular aspect of your yoga practice. Whether it’s your first yoga experience or a seasoned practitioner who wants to develop the finer details of each asana, one-to-one classes give you the time to deepen your practice. Discuss what you want to achieve with your yoga teacher before the class.
It goes without saying, though, that in our yoga space we will be taking cleanliness even more seriously than usual. The space will be cleaned thoroughly between each private session to ensure it is compliant with hygiene and cleaning requirements for the prevention and control of Covid-19.
While asanas (postures) sort out our bodies, pranayama (breathing exercises) sort out our minds. During the Pranayama classes you will be guided through specific breathing exercises to channel your “Prana” (or life force), and by bringing awareness to the breath can increase your lung capacity. Through these exercises the mind is rejuvenated, stilled and uplifted.
More and more of us are turning to meditation to help calm and still the mind from today’s incessant deadlines and pressures. Though sometimes thought to be “boring” or “difficult”, our meditation class will guide you through accessible techniques to help calm and organise your thoughts and help explore a mindful approach to your day. With the help of sound, light, and sometimes even movement, practising mindfulness and meditation will help the senses.
Who would benefit from our classes?
Totally new and experienced yogis. Students will be able to work to their own capabilities and take what they want from the classes.
What you will take home
A basic understanding of the fundamentals of a Hatha based yoga practice. Upon finishing the retreat you will have established a set of postures that you can put together into your own sequence that suits your lifestyle at home. You will also have the tools to start a meditation and pranayama practice using breathing techniques. Above all you will take home a relaxed, rejuvenated and revitalised body and mind.
Join us in our Algarve yoga meditation retreat, Portugal.
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