Connect back to Nature Yoga – 3 day, 5 day or 7 day retreats available at Cara Creek Eco Lodge

Beautiful young woman practices yoga asana Eka Pada Bheka Ushtrasana in the park at sunsetEnjoy 3, 5 or 7 days of pure relaxation, resetting your body and mind by doing yoga with Ashley while being immersed in the beauty of nature.

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.

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The retreats are held at the idyllic Cara Creek Eco Lodge. Sustainably built in the foot hills of the Serra da Estrela Mountains, nestled in the valley where the Seia River meets the Mondego River.

Free time can be spent by the natural swimming pool, relaxing in the wood-fired hot tub, exercising in the outdoor gym, cooling off in the natural creek, walking the beautiful nature trails, relaxing in a hammock by the river, reading a book in their renovated stone house library, or going for a coffee or booking a cultural tour in the quaint and authentic Portuguese village of Ervedal da Beira!
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Beter book a massage or another alternative therapy (reiki, shamanic drumming).

Surrounding the property are more river beaches to explore along the Mondego river where you can swim. Lovely trails lead to authentic Portuguese villages full with rich tradition and culture, as well as beautiful mountain views. There are also on site mountain bikes to explore the area.

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They have uniquely shaped glamping Eco-Pods furnished with quality mattresses to get a great nights sleep in the fresh mountain air.

Their private Penta-Pods feature a river front deck, and their Tetra-Pods feature a star-gazing ceiling. Note that as part of their sustainability, all toilets are dry compost toilets, and showers are heated by solar or wood burners.

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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.

Community Garden

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. Their pets and farm animals are a big hit for most guests. The goats are super friendly, and the pigs free range during the day so you may find them wading in the river. Their 4 dogs love new guests to show them their favourite walks.

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~ Dates ~

Inquire to book your retreat of connecting back to nature and your body

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~ Retreat Instructor ~

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Ashley Murray

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~ Example Schedule of 3 day retreats ~

Arrival, Day 1Arrival/check in from 4pm

Upon arrival settle into your home for the next few days, relax by the pool, take a walk around the property, enjoy a cold drink or cup of tea in the Café at Cara Creek Eco Lodge

6:30pm – Dinner and Introduction

8pm – Gentle Stretch and Yoga Nidra Session

The Natural wood-fired hot tub is for use every evening any time after dinner

Day 2

06:30-07:00 – Group Meditation on the river front platform

07:00-10:00 – Cafe open, Healthy Breakfast Buffet

08am – Morning Yoga (75 minutes)

11:00-3pm – Cafe open for made to order delicious Brunch/Lunch

2pm-5pm – Afternoon free time: cultural tour in nearby village, take one of the mountain bikes for an adventure, hike up the trail across the river to get a better view of the Serra da Estrela, take a dip in the pool, read a book in a hammock, try the rock jump into our private swimming creek, or much more!

5:15pm-7pm – Afternoon Paddle Boarding and/or Yoga Session

7pm – Dinner

Evenings at Cara Creek Eco Lodge are to use the hot tub or a glass of wine under the stars

Day 3

07:00-10:00 – Cafe open, Healthy Breakfast buffet

08am – Morning Vinyasa Yoga (75 minutes)

11:00-3pm – Cafe open for made to order delicious Brunch/Lunch

2pm-5pm – Afternoon free time: cultural tour in nearby village, take one of the mountain bikes for an adventure, hike up the trail across the river to get a better view of the Serra da Estrela, take a dip in the pool, read a book in a hammock, try the rock jump into our private swimming creek

5:15pm-7pm – Afternoon Hike to View Spot of Serra da Estrela followed by Yoga

7:15pm – Dinner

Evenings at Cara Creek Eco Lodge are to use the hot tub or a glass of wine under the stars

Departure, Day 4

07:00-10:00 – Cafe open, Healthy Breakfast Buffet

08am – Morning Vinyasa Yoga (75 minutes)

12pm – Room Check Out

Note: 5 and 7 day long retreats have a similar flow and schedule, just a little bit longer to really immerse yourself in the healing of nature and yoga 🙂

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~ What is Included ~

  • Unique 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 uniquely shaped Eco-Pods, some featuring their own private river front decks and others a transparent star-gazing roof.

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3 Day long Retreat 

Private Penta-Pod with detached individual toilet and shower ~ €450 (per person)

Your very own eco-pod that has 1 queen sized bed inside, and a detached but private toilet and shower.

Couples Sharing Private Penta-Pod with detached individual toilet and shower ~ €400 (per person) / €800 (per couple) – Couples booking together only!

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Shared Twin Tetra-Pod with detached individual toilet and shower ~ €375

Shared between two people to one Tetra-Pod that has 2 single beds inside, and a detached toilet and shower

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Connect to your wild side and bring your own tent and camping stuff to pitch! – shared toilet and shower available for use ~ €300

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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 is included in package.

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~ Booking ~

Deposit due at booking to hold place: €200

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:)

Ready to Book???

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

Back to Nature Yoga Retreat Deposit

This confirms your booking for the 3 day Back to Nature Yoga Retreat at Cara Creek Eco Lodge. Please first specify dates in registration form.

€200.00

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