Relax, move and have fun

15 people maximum

(Minimum 8 people)




Do you remember the feeling you had as a child when you lay in bed tired and happy at night after playing outside all day on vacation?

That's what you'll experience on this retreat: the perfect combination of rest, sport and play.


Places are limited and it is possible to book shared or single rooms. Early bird rate available until 26 December. Payment in 3 times possible.



We'll start each day with meditation, breathing and then a fun and dynamic 2h vinyasa flow class, each day with a new theme, a different focus and exciting poses.


At the end of the afternoon, we meet again for a 1h experimental practice, in the form of a workshop, a real laboratory for exploring your body and mind. You'll work in duet on more advanced poses: arm balance, heart openings, inversions...


We'll then finish with a slower, more soothing Yin Yoga practice, 45 min of Yin yoga before ending with 15 min of Journaling to bring the day to a gentle, conscious close.


We need phases of rest and relaxation to draw new strength, and we need creativity and play to invite curiosity, authenticity and joy into our lives.

You have the opportunity to take full advantage of the energies of rest, movement and play this week in Portugal, detached from your daily routine, in the midst of nature, dancing among individual and collective spaces,


Villa et Location




Villa Epicurea is located in the evergreen landscape of the Serra da Arrábida Natural Park in Portugal, about 40km south of Lisbon. It’s a stunningly beautiful place that combines sustainability, comfort and design. Surrounded by wild and unspoilt nature, bathed by the ocean breeze and blessed by unreal sunsets, you will be invited to pause, reconnect and harmonize your body, mind and soul.

Immersed in nature you will be given an opportunity to unplug and reset from the hustle of everday life while having time for yourself to find your inner peace and balance.


All the accommodations offer the perfect balance between simplicity and comfort. Both suits and villas come with a balcony or terrace overlooking the green landscape and the ocean.


Located around 20 to 30m from the main house and with an independent entrance, the eco-villas offer more privacy with a beautiful panoramic view of the nature.


The space will be privatized for the duration of the retreat. You'll be the only ones to enjoy it.


THE ROOMS

There are several Villa rooms to share.


The following options are available:


- a shared twin room with a choice of 2 single beds or 1 double bed


- a single room


HOW TO GET THERE:


Air travel is not included in the price of the stay.

Upon arrival at Lisbon airport, a shuttle will be waiting for you (shuttle included in the price).

Food



The Portuguese chef will spoil us with culinary delights during the retreat. You can expect delicious and healthy full catering prepared from regional and environmentally friendly ingredients.


The villa works with local farmers and always sources fresh, regional produce from them. All dishes are vegetarian. Vegan on request.

Seriously... you join?

included


○ 4 nights at Villa Epicura and 5 days

○3 vegetarian meals a day ( vegan option also available )

○ 4h yoga per day

○ meditation, yogic breathing

○ daily journaling

○ vinyasa in the morning & gentle practice in the late afternoon

○ airport transfer

○ drinks and snack


not included


○ journey to Lisbon

○ massages, surfing classes, kayaking, horseback riding on the beach, hiking..all these activities are available for a fee ( to be booked 1 week before departure)


EXTRA:


Surprise yoga Session

Small journal to accompany the journey

Self-exploration, Reflection, Connection


OPTION 1:


shared bedroom ( single bed or double)


early bird before 26 december : 936 euros


after 26 december :

986 euros


OPTIONS 2:


single bedroom


Early bird before 26 december :

1175 euros


after 26 december :

1375 euros


Come with a friend: - 100 euros on your arrival (offer valid until 1 October, and only for 1 person, your friend does not benefit from the offer).


* the early bird shared room rate offers 50 euros off the final price, the early bird single room rate 200 euros


**POSSIBILITY TO PAY IN 2 or 3 TIMES (see Elsa directly)

You want more information, you have questions

15 minutes on the phone to discuss


WhatsApp

Elsa : +33688761644


One typical day to villa épicura

yoga classes in english and french


08.00 TEA, COFFEE, FRUIT

08:30 YOGA & BREATHING & MEDITATION

10:45 BREAKFAST

11H45 FREE TIME FOR TREKKING, SWIMMING, SURFING, MASSAGES ( NOT INCLUDING IN THE PRICE PACKAGE ).

13:30 LUNCH

14:30 FREE TIME AGAIN

17.30 YOGA

19.30 DINNER

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ARRIVAL DAY:


WEDNESDAY : CHECK-IN FROM 15.00,

SNACK,

18:00 YOGA CLASS

19.30 DINNER


DEPARTURE SUNDAY:

9:00 YOGA AND CLOSING ,

11:00 BRUNCH

check out until 13:00

Your yoga teacher

couple and single therapist

healer



Elsa Vasselin

This is the 8th retreat she has organized.

Elsa strives to offer a unique experience and different themes each time.

ELSA


It's hard to resist Elsa's joie de vivre and positive outlook. Her career is fascinating: as a documentary maker for French and international celebrities, she has been able to adapt to all of them, developing great listening skills and empathy, as well as experiencing "out of the ordinary" moments with the singers who make the news.


As a yoga teacher, therapist and energy specialist, she now helps men and women to regain their confidence, build themselves up and be themselves in their bodies, their hearts, their relationships and their sensuality!


But Elsa is also, and above all, a precious naturalness and authenticity. Her joie de vivre and generosity, as well as her open-mindedness on all subjects, make her a person you won't forget.


She has created her own path, off the beaten track, listening to her intuition, following her heart to join and live in Holland with the man who shares her life, overcoming the difficulties of living in a different country with different cultures and remaining flexible in the storms of life, without ever giving up, and also inspiring hundreds of women and men to believe in themselves and above all to follow their dreams...

Is this yoga retreat is for you?


Elsa has been running yoga retreats and workshops since 2016. She has given retreats in Italy, the Netherlands and France, and this is one of her favourite moments in her daily life as a teacher and therapist.

Her retreats are always authentic, and have already created many friendships and fond memories.


For her, a retreat is a human experience in its own right, a total immersion and a moment dedicated to reconnecting with oneself but also to meeting others. It's a moment for yourself, a real gift.

The courses are not à la carte, because they all contribute, day after day, to giving you the letting go that is essential to the success of your stay.

Openness to others, to new things, non-judgement, tolerance and kindness are all part of her values, and she will always advocate them.

After a 10-year career in journalism and music, Elsa has been a teacher since 2015. She builds creative classes in which strength and gentleness intermingle. A dance between self-transcendence and confidence, a nurturing and reassuring space that will guide you into a hypnotic practice.


Yoga practice of at least 6 months recommended.

You want more information, you have questions

15 minutes on the phone to discuss


WhatsApp

Elsa : +33688761644


Relax, move and have fun

5 days 4 nights

OPTION 1:

Shared room (choice of single or double bed)


early bird (paid before 26 December) : 936 euros

Full ( after 26 December) : 986 euros


OPTION 2:

Single room :

Early bird (pay before 26 December): 1175 euros

Full ( after 26 December ) : 1375 euros


**POSSIBILITY TO PAY IN 2 or 3 TIMES (see Elsa directly)


what to bring

all yoga equipment is available at our retreat, as well as towels and bed linen. bring sturdy shoes or trainers with a good grip for hiking and a beach/pool towel. we will inform you again of what to bring a few days before your retreat.


Travel information

check-in on Wednesday from 15:00, lunch and snacks await you // check-out on Sunday until 13:00 after breakfast


Arrival and departure: group transfers will be organised on Wednesday and Sunday from the airport to the villa (the price is included in the package).

You join? Make yourself a real gift

Paiement and cancellation


Deposit of 300 euros to reserve your spot (deducted from the final price)


then payment in full depending on your choice of payment ( 1, 2 or 3 times)



If you wish to pay in few times, please contact Elsa. She will arrange on your tempo.


In the event of cancellation within two weeks of the start of the retreat, 70% will be retained (total price )


In the event of cancellation before these two weeks, a deposit of 25% will be retained. if it's before the 26 december 25% of the deposit, after 25% of the total price.


If only 7 people register, Elsa will have to cancel the retreat and you will receive a 100% refund.


A yoga retreat takes months of work and organisation, thank you for your understanding,

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