Portugal Evolução Summer Retreat
July 18th - 22nd 2020
with Mas Vidal
Join Mas and an international sangha for a special Yoga and Ayurveda retreat in the land of enchantment in the beautiful coastal region of Comporta, Portugal.
Let us coexist in a quiet and very natural 40-acre private estate where we will have time to practice integral yoga, meditate and enjoy the enchanting environment of nature in Portugal and alongside a splendid spiritual community. The retreat includes exquisite meals prepared by the very special chef and naturalist Diana Basto who selects the finest local organic foods for this special occasion prepares the most creative vegetarian dishes you will experience.
Activities and Schedule
Each day during informal satsangas (group discussions) we will explore various topics related to yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle and how we can integrate them into our lives. Each morning period will also be ideal for our postural yoga practice. This will be dynamic and challenging while at the same time very relaxing and fun. Each practice will vary between 60-90 minutes. Our Vedantic meditations will vary approximately between 30-60 minutes and include mantras and visualizations, prayer and group healing exercises. Those who have a steady yoga and meditation practice are welcome to attend.
About Comporta Portugal
The retreat is a private estate in the quaint coastal region of Comporta, Portugal. This region is known for its enchanting beaches, cork tree forests and simple little towns. Such a relaxed environment is ideal for a spiritual retreat
Note: The retreat is limited to only 15 persons in order to maintain the privacy and intimacy of spiritual practice and enjoy the space from noise and fast-paced life. Once accommodations in the house are full then guests are encouraged to stay at two neighboring hotels, one is called Brejo Da Amada and the other is called Sublime.
Guests should fly into Lisboa and then take your preferred transport to Comporta, 1.25 minutes from the airport. Travel plans should include arrival on the 16th into Lisboa (Lisbon) and departure on the 22nd.
The theme for our retreat this year will focus on the concept of evolution in Yoga and Ayurveda. We will explore how each of us in our own unique way can access these four veritable powers of the soul. Each of us naturally poses four distinct qualities or energies that provides us the capacity to evolve in an integral manner. The core ideals of yoga traditions are that we develop these powers to support our evolution towards self-realization. The many paths of yoga provide a means towards attaining the promise of the Vedic wisdom traditions, happiness and supreme freedom from the unstable and unpredictable nature of the material world. The world process is designed to turn us inwards for all that we need. Together we will explore various techniques and share dialogue and exercises towards making these teachings a living experience in our lives.
Through integral yoga practices, group exercises, exposure to elements within this serene and natural setting we will enrich our lives by nurturing our higher purpose. We will also embrace the natural principles of Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science of self-healing. Chef Diana Basto will delight us with her creative preparations that are filled with flavor, color and the vibration of love.
All are welcome to attend and benefit from this transformational gathering that cultivates sangha (community) promotes focus and discipline (sadhana) and teaches us how to enjoy the simple but yet profound qualities of our soul.
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The daily schedule includes morning meditation and postural yoga practice, three meals per day, satsanga (wisdom discourses), transformational group exercises, hiking, and beach excursions.