ENCHANTED PORTUGAL RETREAT
SEPTEMBER 9 - 15, 2019
Discover enchanting Portugal and let your holiday unfold with a curated experience including the
must-sees of the local area, daily yoga, surfing, healthy locally sourced meals, wine tasting, and an opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals. Experience the vibrant culture of the lands while restoring your body and mind through the art of sacred movement, fun sports activities and nourishing leisure time. Indulge in meditation, feel-good vinyasa flow, yin, yoga nidra, inversion/arm balance
workshops, and partner stretching. All levels of experience are welcome!
Laurel Erilane will be your yoga and meditation guide offering daily sessions. She will be assisted by
Oliva Brown (aerial hammock + acro yoga) , Tomas Fryman (surfing instructor) & Brooks McCarty (chef).
This week-long ( 7 days / 6 nights) retreat is an excellent opportunity to bring your body back into harmony, experience new fun activities and relax in a blissful environment. Intimate group setting, space is limited to one private modern luxury villa so sign up early to reserve your spot. The venue features gardens, pools, yoga shala, lounge areas, a giant hammock, beach volleyball court, slack-line, skate ramp, bouldering wall, and boundless countryside. There are also complimentary daily shuttles to the beach only a few minutes away and many optional excursions to see the local villages, medieval towns, climb rocks or catch some epic waves if your heart desires.
We cannot wait to share this amazing adventure with you!
NUTRITIOUS LOCAL MEALS
TWICE DAILY YOGA PRACTICE
LOCAL WINE TASTING
CHILL TIME TO
RELAX + RESET
PRIVATE SURF LESSONS
POOL SWIMMING + SUN BATHING
NUTRITIOUS LOCAL MEALS
AERIAL HAMMOCK SESSIONS
MEET LIKE MINDED PEOPLE
MINDFUL CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Meet your guides:
YOGA MUSE: Laurel loves travel adventures and is passionate about mindful living. She has lived in 5 different countries and continues to take trips abroad organizing retreats like this one because she has witnessed the life-changing transformational healing and connection collective travel brings. She has a BFA in Communications Design & Management from Parsons School of Design in NYC. It was there she linked the art of the mind and body as Yoga became an increasingly important part of her life. Laurel has been studying and practicing Yoga consistently for 17 years and teaching for 10. Her classes continue to evolve offering both nourishing and challenging postures as she brings an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology into her intelligent sequencing. Her style emphasizes proper alignment through both classical and modern posture variations that incorporate the union of breath to fluid movement, which encourages dynamic stretching and strength building simultaneously.
AERIAL GURU: Olivia Brown has been training in the exciting world of circus since she was 4 years old. Starting in a youth circus based in Redlands CA , she discovered the passion to perform and entertain. She continued there through the years, and at 16 started traveling and performing professionally with an acrobatic troupe. Her next adventure was to pursue stunt work in the entertainment industry and you may have seen her in SWAT, New Girl, Greys Anatomy, Seal Team or Ghosted to name a few. She has now been living in Los Angeles for 5 years training, teaching, performing and stunting. She teaches and choreographs all types of circus apparatuses including silks, hammock, lyra, flying trapeze, spanish web, cube, group acro, and hand balancing.
SURF MASTER: Tomas Frymann is a non-profit executive director, an international surf instructor, has competed as a professional skimboarder, and is currently a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the Spiritual Psychology at Columbia University. His research focus is on "Interbeing"-' the identification of all being as the ongoing transformation of a universally connected system of relationships.’ He studies this from the domains of consciousness, self-transcendence, non-duality, personal identity, and positive psychology - with particular emphasis on exploring the potential to bridge science and spirituality and to connect people to a sense of identity that transcends the individual self. Originally from San Diego, Tomas completed his B.A. at UCLA with a double major in Psychobiology + Marine Biology.
PRIVATE CHEF: Brooks McCarty is an accomplished chef with a passion for local and seasonal produce. He developed his love for food at an early age, cooking with his family most nights of his childhood. After leaving college, he began to study and teach yoga while also working as line cook at a local cafe. The mindfulness and breath work from his yoga practice aided in his skill as cook which drove him to pursue his career as a chef. With a lifetime of cooking as hobby, and 7 years as a career, Brooks has honed his skills in some of the top kitchens in LA. From Michelin-Starred Melisse in Santa Monica, Plant Food+Wine in Venice, Lodge Bread in Culver City, he has worked alongside some of LA’s most talented chefs. He is currently Executive Chef at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. He’s excited to develop a curated menu with the local ingredients Portugal has to offer.
About the Yoga & Surf Retreat Center:
Our home for a week is a modern luxury villa in Lourinhã, one hour north of Lisbon and 15 minutes south of Peniche. This serene and comfortable house is located in the countryside quietness, featuring great views and a huge garden with scenic swimming pool and yoga shala. The next beach is Praia da Areia Branca, a small summer beach town with lots of cafés, bars and restaurants. Close to scenic beaches, surf spots and places of cultural interest, the house is the perfect getaway for your holiday away from the crowds.
Sitting on top of the hill with beautiful views overlooking the valley, our yoga shala is a place of peace, wellness, and space to breathe.
This is a beautiful environment for Yoga, conscious living and wholesome homecooked food - all within the tranquility and seclusion of the countryside where our Villa is situated. The shala is among the countryside creating a picturesque and inspiring setting of our daily yoga practice, though only 10 minutes driving (free shuttle) to the next beach village creating a tranquil retreat from the summer beach hustle.
The villas has a fully-fitted modern kitchen, open plan living, and dining room. We have a private garden with our own swimming pool, volleyball court, slackline, a giant hammock, and various chill areas. The house offers spacious communal areas which give you the opportunity of mixing with other guests or enjoying the grounds on your own. There are various terraces and balconies you will
surely find a spot all day to enjoy the sun or watch the sunset in the evening. You will absolutely feel like you are on holiday.
Self investment starts now...
Due to the limited number of rooms in the Villa, all accommodations are double occupancy ensuite rooms,
two twins or one full sized bed available room options.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT - $1,795 all inclusive. ($100 off if you book with another)
$500 deposit reserves your retreat. ONLY ONE ROOM LEFT!