Back to Nature Retreat July 10th – July 13th 2019

Beautiful young woman practices yoga asana Eka Pada Bheka Ushtrasana in the park at sunsetEnjoy 3 days of pure nourishment through relaxing in nature, yoga and meditation sessions, and delicious plant-based meals. All can benefit whether you are new to yoga and meditation or have been practicing for some time. Curiously explore tools to integrate yoga and meditation into your everyday life at home both on the mat and off the mat.

This retreat will help to develop your individual yoga and meditation practices, offering two guided yoga sessions per day. We’ll be incorporating talks on yoga philosophy, meditation, and pranayama to help deepen understanding of living a yogic lifestyle as well.

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The retreat will be held at the idyllic Cara Creek Eco Lodge. Sustainably built in the foot hills of the Serra da Estrela Mountains, we’ll be nestled in the valley where the Seia River meets the Mondego River.

Time off your yoga mat can be spent by the natural swimming pool, in the wood-fired hot tub, exercising in the rustic outdoor gym, swimming in the natural creek, walking the beautiful nature trails, relaxing in one of their many hammocks, cooling down and reading a book in their renovated stone house library, paddle boarding along the Rio Mondego, or going for a coffee in the quaint and authentically Portuguese village of Ervedal da Beira!

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You could also book a massage with our professional intuitive masseuse, and receive it under a tree by the river side.

Surrounding the property are more river beaches to explore along the Mondego river where you can swim or paddle board (Paddle boards and equipment provided). There are also lovely trails that lead to authentic Portuguese villages full with rich tradition and culture, as well as beautiful mountain views. Take a stroll, or use one of the on site mountain bicycles to explore the area.

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Built using solely natural building materials, Cara Creek Eco Lodge has also used permaculture principles in the process of building and gardening.

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They have a variety of accommodations you can choose from to fit your budget for this retreat. From private eco-pods with private toilet and shower and a river front deck, to pitching your own tent on their private river beach — there is a package for every one’s budget.

Note that as part of their sustainability, all toilets are dry compost toilets, and showers are heated by solar or wood burners.

Cara Creek Eco Lodge has an organic garden from which most of their vegetables and fruit for the meals comes from (whenever possible). They also have a small animal farm providing fresh daily eggs from their free range chickens as well as goat’s milk and cheese.

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~ Dates ~

July 10th – July 13th 2019

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~ Retreat Team ~

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Ashley Murray
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Juan Villegas
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Mark Atherton

Follow photo links to read more about each of the yoga teachers who will be guiding practices during your 3 days at Cara Creek Eco Lodge.

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Schedule ~

July 10Arrival/check in from 2pm

2pm-5pm – Check in and use the beautiful facilities at Cara Creek Eco Lodge

6:30pm-7:30pm – Dinner

8pm – Yoga Nidra Practice

July 11 

Cafe open from 7:30am for tea, coffee and smoothies

08:30-09:45am – Morning Yoga and Meditation Practice

10am-11am – Breakfast

11am-2pm – Morning free time to enjoy Cara Creek Eco Lodge and surrounding area

2pm-3pm – Lunch

3pm-5:30pm Afternoon free time to enjoy Cara Creek Eco Lodge and surrounding area

5:30pm-7pm – Afternoon Yoga session

7:15pm – Dinner

July 12

Cafe open from 7:30am for tea, coffee and smoothies

08:30-09:45am – Morning Yoga and Meditation Practice

10am-11am – Breakfast

11am-2pm – Morning free time to enjoy Cara Creek Eco Lodge and surrounding area

2pm-3pm – Lunch, after lunch there will be time available to discuss and ask questions about Yoga Teacher Training, if interested

3pm-5:30pm Afternoon free time to enjoy Cara Creek Eco Lodge and surrounding area

5:30pm-7pm – Afternoon Yoga session

7:15pm – Dinner

July 13

Cafe open from 7:30am for tea, coffee and smoothies

08:30-09:45am – Morning Yoga and Meditation Practice

10am-11am – Breakfast

12pm – Check out time

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~ What is Included ~

  • Unique river front eco-pod accommodations and stay at Cara Creek Eco Lodge
  • All meals noted on daily schedule, as well as tea and coffee (available in cafe throughout the day)
  • Use of paddle boards and mountain bikes available on site
  • All yoga and meditation sessions noted on schedule
  • Discussions on Yoga philosophy, meditation, pranayama, and more

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~ Price based on accommodations chosen ~

Cara Creek Eco Lodge has a variety of Eco-Pods, some featuring their own private river front decks and others a transparent star-gazing roof.

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Single Eco-Pod with private toilet and shower ~ €425

Your very own, individual Eco-pod that has 1 comfortable bed inside, and a private toilet and shower.

Shared Double Eco-Pod with private toilet and shower ~ €350

Shared between two people to one Eco-Pod that has 2 cozy single beds inside.

Shared Triple Eco-Pod with private toilet and shower ~ €300

Shared between three people to one Eco-Pod that has 3 cozy single beds inside.

Camp in one of our tents – shared toilet and shower ~ €250

Use one of our single person tents with air mattress included inside.

Bring your own tent to pitch – shared toilet and shower ~ €200

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There is a shared toilet/shower for all staying in tents.

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~ Arriving to Cara Creek Eco Lodge ~

You can arrive to Cara Creek Eco Lodge by flying to Lisbon or Porto. From either of these cities there are train connections to book by following link here and arrive to Carregal do Sal. From there, pick up can be arranged with Cara Creek Eco Lodge after you have reserved your place for the retreat.

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~ Booking ~

Deposit due at booking: €150

Balance of Remaining Fees due at check-in by cash or card from deposit on file charged.

* all fees include tax

* airfare and land transport to Cara Creek Eco Lodge are NOT included in fees

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What additional expenses will I incur, not including the retreat cost?

The additional expenses you may incur will be for airfare, land transport, and any additional tours or treatments you have during your stay.

Refund Policy of Deposit Fees: Since we immediately reserve your selected accommodation for the retreat when we receive the deposit, the deposit is non-refundable.

Other

  • FULL REFUNDS of ALL fees will be issued if Off Grid Yoga School cannot move ahead for any reason that is of no fault or not related to the guests (i.e. minimal attendance etc.).
  • In case of a student’s medical emergency any time prior to the start of program, full CREDIT that can be used with Off Grid Yoga School will be issued with official documentation from a Medical Doctor, to be used for future retreats.
  • In case of a student’s medical emergency at any time during the program, fees credit will be granted, and the student may continue on during an upcoming scheduled program. If you are on a payment plan, payments will be processed accordingly.

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Still have questions???

Contact below with any questions:)

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Please fill in below and pay deposit to hold you place via payment form

Back to Nature 3 Day Yoga Retreat Deposit

This confirms your booking for the 3 day Back to Nature Yoga Retreat at Cara Creek Eco Lodge beginning July 10th, 2019.

€150.00

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