More about the Yoga....
The Yoga practices will be suitable for all levels. Mornings will be a nice strong, slow flow. The early evening classes will be variable depending on the group (and the energy level of the group).
If you are new to Pranayama and/or Meditation this might be the perfect place to start.
If you are an absolute Yoga beginner (never done Yoga before) you will probably find the classes quite challenging. If this is the case, write to me and we can set up a few classes to help you prepare so it is more enjoyable. (In person or online)
In your registration (if I don´t know you personally) please include a brief description of your Yoga experience (Asana/Meditation/Pranayama) , and any injuries or conditions that may affect your practice.
The retreat center has both indoor and outdoor Yoga spaces. Equipment is available including mats, but of course if you have a travel mat it is always nice to bring your own.
Casa Paco d´Ilhas is located on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Ericeira (10 min drive or 1 hour walking) with stunning beaches, shopping and cafes...
It is a 5 min drive or 30 min scenic walk to the closest beach.. Praia de Ribeira d'Ilhas
And..only a short drive to many famous surf breaks and world famous Surfing reserve of Ericeira
One hour from Lisbon by car.
And about the food....
The food is wholesome, homemade, unique, locally sourced and organic where possible. Most important it is made with love, passion and dedication. The menu will be predominantly vegetarian.
Vegan and specific dietary requests are available when organized ahead of the retreat. Please make any requests on the registration form.
Optional Activities ( not included in Retreat cost)
Along with your reservation please let me know if you are interested in organized group activities such as surfing or pottery. Depending on the interest these will be arranged in advance.
Surfing lessons/surf board rentals/Stand up Paddle are available and may be booked independently in Ericeira.
Massages can be booked during the retreat
Pottery (**needs to be organized in advance of retreat)
How to get there/getting around
Airport shuttle is available 70€ one-way, it can be shared with 4 people.
A bus is available from Lisbon to Ericeira, then a short taxi or Uber ride from there.
Uber is available in the Ericeira area. Approx. cost from the retreat center to Ericeira is 5-7€
For ultimate freedom and flexibility renting a car will allow easy access to many beaches and sites along this coastal region.
What's Not Included
Airfare and in country transportation to/from the retreat center. Transport/daily trips during free time.
Optional activities (see above)
Non-alcoholic / alcoholic drinks and snacks from the retreats center "honor bar".
Check in is Sunday, June 4 at 16.00. We will meet at around 17.30 for a welcome circle and an easy Yoga practice.
Dinner will be around 20.00 and afterwards time to chat and chill.
Check out is 11.00 on Friday June 9. That morning we will have a slightly shorter (earlier) morning Yoga practice and breakfast will be around 9.30.
Cancellation, Deposits & Refund
To reserve a spot a deposit of 350€ is required.
The remainder of the payment is due by March 1, 2023
If you cancel before March 1 your deposit will be refunded.
If you cancel between March 1 and May 1 ---50% of the total retreat cost will be refunded.
If you cancel after May 1 there will be no refund of the retreat costs. If however you manage to find someone to take your spot you will be refunded the full amount.
In the case of an unforeseen travel ban, the retreat will be postponed. All payments will remain valid for a rescheduled retreat in either 2023 or 2024.
Tracy Cooper Yoga is not responsible for any additional expenses if the retreat is cancelled or postponed. Flight/Trip cancellation and Medical Insurance are strongly advised.
All activities are subject to change depending on weather, availability and interest.
Evening fires are climate permitting. Sunsets and Moon rise are organized independently by Mother Nature and are beyond the organizers control.
For anyone traveling for the first time to Portugal I would highly recommend adding a few extra days to your trip to visit Lisbon and/or explore the numerous beautiful nearby towns and beaches.