RESET AND REBOOT IN THE ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

July 20th-27th 2019

Harmonising the natural rhythms of life. A Yoga and creativity retreat to bring balance, and connection back to nature.

The focus of this retreat is to bring you into harmony with the natural flow of nature, nature that surrounds and nature that is within. Many of us lead such busy, overloaded lives and this can become compounded by the amount of time we spend staring at a screen. Surrounded by the natural beauty of this stunning valley in the Algarve you’ll be invited to dial down your screen time and to be present with the moment. What will be on offer is a chance to connect with a deep part of you that gets squashed when we are overloaded, overwhelmed and online much of the time.

There will be time to explore the landscape of the valley to be still and alone in nature or together with the group. Time to read, and rest or swim in the pool. It is from a place of focussed attention that insights spring forth and natural flow is restored. And so there will also be guided journaling and mindful creative sessions to focus the mind on fun tasks at hand to connect with the creative force that lives within.

The Yoga:

Kundalini yoga is the yoga of awareness, and what better to bring awareness to than the life that is lived in real time and in person.

The morning sessions:

The morning sessions will focus on dynamic practice and transformation, working with the body in specific and healing ways using a powerful combination of posture, pranayama (breath), music, mantra and meditation to bring into balance the hormonal system, mood and emotions. Strengthen the entire body and nervous system. Create inner vitality. Cultivate the ability to completely relax. All of which foster expanded states of consciousness, awareness and healing.

The evening sessions:

The evening sessions will focus on rejuvenation and relaxation, using meditation, yoga nidra and gong baths. Guided meditation practices with the rejuvenating practice of Yoga Nidra enable a state of deepest relaxation and conscious awareness to be realised, supporting the body and mind to fully reboot and recharge. One evening we will have a Cacoa Ceremony. Cacoa is known as one of the foods of the Gods, it is a powerful but soft feminine plant medicine. The spirit of which brings a subtle opening of the heart to welcome more love in and release fears that may be blocking us from thriving and living a life full of joy and bliss.

Retreat facilitator – Ashley Jones

Ashley is a compassionate and intuitive teacher with over 10 yrs experience to share. Her retreats are dynamic, friendly, fun and delivered with a down to earth approach. Ashley is also a life coach and thrives on creating the space for expansion and growth both on and off the mat. She believes there is a way through every perceived obstacle or block and encourages her students to tap into their full potential whilst having a good time doing it.

Join Ashley on what will be a truly transformative weekend as she draws on her experience as Kundalini teacher and life coach to weave magic, intention and heart into an immersive journey within to find the jewel of our being; peace within.

For accommodation and location information visit https://ruralescapesportugal.com/

Shared £490 early-bird until April 21st, 2019 / £560 after April 21st, 2019
Single £610 early-bird until April 21st, 2019 / £700 after April 21st, 2019

What’s included:

• Airport transfers

• 7 nights accommodation

• All food and snacks Deliciously Nourishing & Lovingly Prepared

• Twice daily – Kundalini Yoga / Meditation / Yoga Nidra / Gong Bath

• 2 x Trips Out To Local Places Of Interest

• Manifestation Rituals

• Swimming Pool

• Nature Walks

• Cacao Ceremony

• Plenty of free time to play, explore, relax or swim

• Much fun and friendliness