Available from May 2021
Take time for yourself and honour your temple with a breakaway in beautiful Sintra.
Join us for one week and be immersed in nature.
During this time together we are going to explore the Vinyasa discipline starting from the most traditional approach, the eastern one, till the most contemporary and creative one.
This experience is designed for those who wish to go deeper into the practice of Vinyasa Yoga, to understand its techniques, its secrets, it philosophy.
Guruji writes: "The word vinyasa has two parts. Vi means separating and nyasa means placing or putting down. Vinyasa means separating and putting down or placing in a sequential order."
Yes, Vinyasa is not limited to jumping.
We will point at the exploration of the correct alignment which will bring you an understanding of the healing purpose of the asanas and the inner feeling of the body and mind.
We'll practice and experiment the coordination of dynamic continuous movement of primarily introductory poses to offer the practitioner further insight into the natural flow and evolution of actions inherent in the asanas and how they correlate to each other.
On a purely physical level, the actions of a Vinyasa practice offer endurance, power, and strength .
From the sunrise till the sunset will incorporate the proper method in its full spectrum.
It is fundamental for us to offer an experience that is far away from the distractions and in contact with nature.
It is for this reason that we created Almashala, a paradise for the Yogis, a place of bliss, peace, and discipline.
A vibrating space to cultivate mental and physical balance. A domestic version of holiness, a sacred refuge.
6 days of practice
2 yoga classes per day
Daily meditation and pranayama sessions
1 Gong Bath session and Kundalini Yoga
Evening activities ( Kirtan, Fire circle, Gardening, Forest Walk )
Daily delicious brunch and dinner
6 nights accommodation
Ocean 5 min away by car-bus
We are in Ericeira, Portugal, the European modern spiritual mecca. Ericeira is a place which is witnessing a transversal migration of people with a common intention of contemporary society based on sustainable living in harmony with the earth, with the ocean and with the others, but also the birth of projects such as Co-working spaces, Digital Nomads Networks, Ecovillages, Permaculture, and Shared Gardens.
“If you love nature, this is the place for you.”
Almashala is located in a strategic location. Pure nature is a few steps away from its door.
The Sintra reserve is one of the most suggestive natural attraction of all Portugal, and it offers infinite walking and trekking routes. From our place, you can arrive at the beach by walk, passing through an enchanting path in the forest, or following the river and getting lost in the valley.
Ericeira was declared World Surfing Reserve in 2011 and is special for a world-class 8 km long surf coastline.
Space is really huge, are 260 square meters. The total capacities of the shala is 25 people.
Brunch and Dinner included!
"A balanced and healthy diet is important as the practice for us"
We also work in farming, gardening. Portugal has rich and fertile soil, we don't need to add anything.
We have been inspired by permaculture and biodynamics and we are totally committed to organic production.
Ideally, a yogic diet would be rich in Sattvic foods.
Sattvic foods are generally fresh vegetables, grains, and legumes, mild spices, and mildly sweet foods.
According to Ayurveda, this is the best diet for a Yogi to adopt.
It helps keep the mind clear and Sattvic and makes you feel good physically and emotionally. as opposed to Rajastic or Tamastic.
The food we provide follows these lines, most of the raw material come from our garden and all the receipts are inspired by a low sugar diet approach.
PRICE FOR 6 NIGHTS
SHARED ROOM-----1 person 520 EUR
GROUP ROOM -----1 person 495 EUR
DOUBLE - TWIN ROOM ----2 people 1,010 EUR
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