Yoga, Paddle, and Hike Back to Nature Retreat July 2019

Beautiful young woman practices yoga asana Eka Pada Bheka Ushtrasana in the park at sunsetEnjoy 3 days of pure nourishment doing yoga and meditation in nature, plus lots of fun playing with balance and doing yoga on paddle boards, and a group hike! 

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 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.

Free time can be spent by the natural swimming pool, in the wood-fired hot tub, exercising in the outdoor body-weight gym, cooling off in the natural creek, walking the beautiful nature trails, relaxing in one of their many hammocks, 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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You could also book a massage with our professional intuitive masseuse, and receive it under a tree on the private river beach.

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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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.

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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 Instructor ~

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Ashley Murray

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Schedule ~

July 10Arrival/check in from 4pm

Upon arrival relax by the pool, take a walk around the gorgeous property and partake in a welcome drink and sweet treat with your fellow retreat participants at Cara Creek Eco Lodge

6pm – 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

July 11 

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

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, or much more!

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

7pm – Dinner

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

July 12

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

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 Group 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

July 13

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

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

08am – Morning Vinyasa Yoga (75 minutes)

12pm – Room Check Out

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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:)

Ready to Book???

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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