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Retreat Santa Maria da Feira: Yoga & Tai Chi from 22 to 30 of July
Perfect holiday for your well-being
Participating in a healthy holiday program allows you to not only to harmonize your health, eliminate tiredness and learn specific techniques for this purpose, but also enjoy the tourist goals of the area you are visiting.
The place we choose to seek energy, Santa Maria da Feira, is surrounded by the beauty of a Natural Park . Located at the crossroads of the North-South and Litoral-Interior axis of Portugal, Santa Maria da Feira has a medieval charm that enchants all those who visit it. With a history that goes back to Roman times, the region is blessed with a sweet natural beauty.
Inatel Santa Maria da Feira Hotel is situated halfway between Porto and Aveiro. The hotel is surrounded by a beautiful natural park and two steps away from the medieval castle. Here, the contact with nature and the sight of the green hills offers an unforgettable experience, full of tranquility and comfort. With 80 fully equipped rooms, minibar, sitting area with sofas, writing desk and cable TV, The Inatel Santa Maria da Feira Hotel also has spaces for socializing and leisure that extend from the interior to the exterior. You can take a fruit cocktail or a hot drink at the social bar in the late afternoon. The hotel restaurant is spacious and airy, with a view torn from the medieval castle. The menu is an ode to the traditional northern gastronomy with options of dishes that tell the history of the region in an unforgettable trip of flavours. However, the retreat participants’ meals will preferably be vegetarian. During the retreat, you will be staying in a double room with a private bathroom. Outside, the swimming pool is surrounded by a quiet landscape, painted in shades of green. The hotel also has a tennis court, games room, meeting room, social room, free Wi-Fi, and private parking.
The well-being in the vacation that we propose has to do with the balance between fun, relaxation and energy recover. Combining and adapting psychosomatic techniques of Yoga, Qigong and Taichi, our goal is to balance and increase your energy. The concept encompasses three principles: achieving proper posture, proper breathing, and digging into soothing and regenerating relaxation. All this can bring you better internal control and harmony between the physical body, mind and emotions. Under experienced guidance, you will learn and practice natural methods, simple and easy to perform, tonning and strengthen the body, increasing resistance to stress, improving your mental activity and harmonizing your emotions.
In addition to the retreat program, there are also some optional excursions for the ones who want to enjoy the beauty of Santa Maria da Feira. In the surroundings of the city and within it, you can explore some of the region’s points of interest, such as the Caldas de São Jorge thermal baths, the Convento dos Loios (monastery), the Santa Maria da Feira Castle, and the Municipal Ornithological Park in Lourosa, the only country zoo exclusively devoted to birds. If you are traveling with your family, be sure to visit Visionarium, an interactive science museum in Santa Maria da Feira, which invites youngsters to embark on an adventure of unforgettable knowledge. The offer is varied and includes activities such as beach safaris, laboratory workshops, and summer workshops.
After eight days you will definitely notice the difference and will want to continue to maintain the lightness achieved, so you can incorporate in your daily life the methods learned, in order to increase your energy, maintain the health and quality of your life.
Typical daily schedule
07:50 Prasada (consecrated fruits and tea)
08:00 Yoga class – asanas and pranayama
11:00 Taichi/Qigong class
16:00 Taichi/Qigong class
17:00 Yoga class – asanas and pranayama
20:00 Esoterically aspects about practice, questions and answers
22:00 Good night
The timetable is subject to change
* Do not be afraid of waking up early on vacation. It is scientifically proven that the best time to wake up in good health is no later than 7 in the morning.
The price for eight nights is € 470 per person, in full board, in a double room, with activities included (less the costs of transferring from the airport to the hotel and the possible transport on the excursions). The food is ovo-lacto-vegetarian, but it is not an exclusive condition. We offer, if there is interest, programs and tips on healthy nutrition.
Registration is open until May 25, 2017.
Payment must be made at the time of registration.
The retreat is possible with a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 20 people.
Contacts: 965 239 432/967 656 861
Address: R. Castelo, 4520-306 Santa Maria da Feira
I’m an Eugen Tai Chi student and I love his classes. I feel harmonized and energized. Since I started to practice Tai Chi I noticed the improvement of my body balance and correct posture and I improved my ability to remain calm.I look forward to participating in this retreat. Thank you for organizing it. Raquel
I love to participate in the yoga retreats organized by the Sundari Center. The techniques, such as concentration, asana, meditation, are simple, accessible and with fast and visible results, for the most attentive ones. The environment is empathetic and of true inner joy. The meals are simple but very tasty. If I had to describe these retreats in one word, it would be: EQUANIMITY. I thank the Universe for these opportunities. Teresa