Retreat

~ From Spring 2021 ~

Reserve to check in any Monday from March 15th, 2021 through October 11th, 2021 for your 3, 5, or 7 day Off Grid Yoga Retreat at the idyllic Cara Creek Eco Lodge.

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Unplug for a reset of your body and your mind with transformational yoga & meditation sessions as well as guided and non-guided activities in nature.

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Three wholesome meals prepared with local and organic ingredients, healthy snacks, water, coffee and tea are included during your retreat.

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Our retreat participants favourite free time activities include swimming in our chemical free pool, spending an evening relaxing in the wood-fired hot tub, and jumping into the creek for a wild swim at Cara Creek Eco Lodge.

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Alternatively guests love to stand up paddle board peacefully down the Mondego River, walk to a nearby river beach (our dogs will be sure to lead the way), or cycle to a nearby village for a coffee full with rich Portuguese tradition and culture. Every

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Cara Creek Eco Lodge has unique accommodations for restful nights sleep to the sounds of the passing river.

As part of our sustainability, our toilets are dry compost toilets, and our shower is heated by a wood burner.

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Our pets and farm animals are a highlight for most guests’ visits. Our lovely Lola the goat is super friendly, and the pigs free range during the day so you may find them wading in the river. Our 4 dogs love to show guests their favourite walking trails, and our 2 cats love to curl up for a cuddle.

~ Dates ~

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

~ Retreat Instructor ~

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Ashley Murray

~ Schedule for Off Grid Day Retreats ~

Monday, day 1 – Arrival/check in from 4pm

Upon arrival you’ll have your choice of a fresh smoothie or cup of tea and snack while you settle in and get oriented to Cara Creek Eco Lodge

7pm – Dinner

8pm – Restorative Yoga with Yoga Nidra

Tuesday, day 2

7am ~ Cold Dip & Wim Hoff Breathwork (optional)

7am ~ Café open for self serve tea/coffee & fruit/nuts

8:00am ~ Morning Yoga

9:00am – 10am ~ Breakfast

Morning Free Time to enjoy Cara Creek Eco Lodge and the surrounding area

1:30pm – 2:30pm ~ Lunch

Afternoon Free Time to enjoy Cara Creek Eco Lodge and the surrounding area

4pm ~ Guided Stand Up Paddle on the Mondego with Ashley

7pm – Dinner

Evening Free Time to enjoy Cara Creek Eco Lodge

Wednesday, day 3

7am ~ Cold Dip & Wim Hoff Breathwork (optional)

7:30am ~ Café open for self serve tea/coffee & fruit/nuts

8:00am ~ Morning Yoga OR Hike to Waterfall

9:00am – 10am ~ Breakfast

Note: 11am ~ Check Out for 3 Day Retreat Participants

Morning Free Time to enjoy Cara Creek Eco Lodge and the surrounding area

1:30pm – 2:30pm ~ Lunch

Afternoon Free Time to enjoy Cara Creek Eco Lodge and the surrounding area

6pm ~ Evening Yoga

Evening Free Time to enjoy Cara Creek Eco Lodge ~ hot tub & sauna on

Thursday, day 4

7am ~ Cold Dip & Wim Hoff Breathwork (optional)

7:30am ~ Café open for self serve tea/coffee & fruit/nuts

8:00am ~ Morning Yoga OR Dolmen Mystery Mountain Bike Tour

9:00am – 10am ~ Breakfast

Morning Free Time to enjoy Cara Creek Eco Lodge and the surrounding area

1:30pm – 2:30pm ~ Lunch

Afternoon Free Time to enjoy Cara Creek Eco Lodge and the surrounding area

6pm ~ Evening Yoga

Friday, day 5

~ What is Included ~

  • Stay in your choice of one of our unique accommodations at Cara Creek Eco Lodge
  • All meals noted on schedule, as well as tea and coffee (available in cafe throughout the day)
  • Use of paddle boards available on site
  • All activities noted on schedule
  • Workshops on Yoga philosophy, meditation, pranayama, and more

~ 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.

3 Day long Retreat 

#1 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.

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

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

~ 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.

~ Booking ~

Deposit due at booking to hold place: €200

Balance of Remaining Fees due at check-in by cash or bank transfer

* 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.

~Off Grid Day Retreats~

~Cara Creek Eco Lodge~

Dates for Beginning in Spring 2021 coming soon!

Craving a day to reset, relax, rejuvenate? A day to connect with nature, yourself, and others with the same intention?

Interested to learn a yogic philosophy topic?

Day Retreats are coordinated & led by Yoga Alliance Accredited Yoga Teachers, 1 or 2 to always maintain a 1;6 maximum teacher to retreat participant ratio. We speak English & Portuguese

No previous Yoga Experience is required to enjoy our day retreats.

Additional Holistic Treatments will be provided by Holistic Therapists, Lynda & Nicole

What’s Included?
~2 Transformational Yoga Sessions (morning & afternoon) especially themed for the Full Moon Time
~2 Workshops, one with Ashley and one with Sandy
~Breakfast
~Lunch
~Dinner
~Healthy Snacks available throughout day
~Tea, Coffee, Specialty Juices, Water
*note all food is plant-based and as local as possible*
Leisure afternoon time for:
*Wood-Fired Sauna & Hot tub*
*Natural Swimming Pool*
*A Wild Creek Swim*
*Clay Mud Bath*
*Paddle Boards*
*Treatment with one of our Holistic Therapists*

What are some optional extras?
~Overnight stay at Cara Creek Eco Lodge the night before or night of the retreat — camping and Eco-Pod options available
~A special treatment to have during your day retreat

Book one of the following sessions during Leisure time with one of our Holistic Therapists

*Options of Therapies*
Reflexology
Reflexology is based on the idea that different points on your feet, hands, face and ears are linked to other parts of your body through your nervous system. During a typical session, we will use the hands to apply gentle pressure to these points. This treatment is recommended as a way to relieve tension, improve mood and help you to sleep.Reiki
This is a Japanese technique which involves the ‘laying of hands’ on or over different areas of the body including the head, shoulders, stomach and feet. It’s based on the idea that we have a ‘life force energy’ that flows within our bodies. When this energy is low, it makes us more likely to become unwell. A Reiki treatment aims to restore life force energy to help you to heal and stay well. Some people find it makes them feel more relaxed and less stressed. It is non-invasive.Aromatherapy
This therapy involves the use of essential oils, which are extracted from plant parts. Various parts of the plant can be used including the roots, leaves, flowers, bark and stems. As the name suggests, the aroma or smell from the oils, when inhaled or absorbed through the skin, stimulates brain function. This can enhance the physical and psychological well-being of an individual. It is a more gentle, relaxing massage.Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage uses and adapts classic Swedish massage techniques for treating scalp, face, neck, shoulders and upper arms. It works on the areas of the body that are most affected by stress, however while the treatment is just on the upper part of the body it’s effects are felt throughout the mind and body. It is done over clothes.Swedish Body Massage
This involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension. It can be both relaxing and energizing. It is the most popular form of massage,Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage
The treatment is designed to relax and ease tension in the areas of the body where muscle problems most often occur. During the massage, pressure is applied up both sides of the spine and along the lower back, moving up towards the shoulders and neck.Sports massage
This is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and encases the other soft tissues). Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.

Prices:
Retreat ~ €85
Add on therapy ~ €15 for 30 minute therapy of your choice

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