R O O T & G R O W Y O G A R E T R E A T
Here is a place for you to ground, to breathe fully in to being and restore balance and energy to your life.
Root & Grow Retreats offer you a week bathing in the nurturing energies of nature, practicing daily yoga, meditation with sound baths and qi gong, along with receiving acupuncture and biodynamic craniosacral therapy to facilitate deeper healing and restoration.
F A M I L Y F R I E N D L Y
During the holiday season, we welcome families with children 5+ Instead of daily therapies children are taken to the beach for 2 hours a day to learn how to surf with Ericiera Surf School. The price includes their surf gear, lessons, insurance & transfers so you can fully take the time to give yourself some quietude and R&R.
We can also organise childcare & children's yoga classes for an additional cost on request.
T H E P R O G R A M
Our morning practice is designed to open up the body, working through to stimulate the layers of your body and being from the subtle to the dense. Here we expand the breath, creating space and cultivate presence through Hatha Yoga, Kundalini, Yin Yoga & Qi Gong.
A delicious seasonal and organic vegan farm breakfast with refreshments follows under the dappled light of the farmhouse terrace grapevine canopy. Breathe in the beautiful views of our luscious green valley.
Time and space for being, walking, reading, relaxing, swimming. Rest and reset.
Receive one of your daily acupuncture / biodynamic cranialsacral therapy treatments and integrate more harmony within.
Enjoy a rustic vegetarian farm lunch with seasonal vegetables. Nourish yourself.
More time for you; afternoon workshops, treatments, enjoy sun bathing, swimming, walking... whatever your body, mind and soul is yearning for.
Dinner under the stars; hear the sounds of the neighbourly creatures; the owl, the wolf and the deer as you feed your mind and body with delicious food and good company.
Complete your day with a candlelit evening practice featuring; Yin & Restorative Yoga, Qi Gong or Meditation.
Silent mindfulness walking meditation
Creative workshops, introspection exercises, personal development and journaling
A C U P U N C T U R E
Acupuncture (針灸 zhen jiu) is a system of medicine that is over 2000 years old. The system is based on the premise that the quality of your Qi (life energy) determines your state of health. If your Qi is in balance, health is maintained; but when out of balance, illness and disharmony result. Imbalances in your Qi can come about from a variety of factors. Some examples include stress, poor diet, physical or emotional trauma, excessive emotional states, infections or overwork.
B I O D Y N A M I C C R A N I O S A C R A L T H E R A P Y
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) works with the core of our Being. Physically BCST influences the central nervous system; brain and spinal column, as well as the fluid that bathes it. This fluid is called the cerebral spinal fluid. From our skeletal system and the bones of the cranium to the ebbing and flowing of our endocrine system, this cranial modality is effective, yet gentle.
Emotionally BCST can affect very deep and primary patterns, while providing the client with resource and space to explore their emotional landscape. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy provides a deep sense of resourcing within the client. This resourcing provides a safe container for emotional issues to resolve.
L O C A T I O N
The Shanti Space is a beautiful traditional Quinta set in the forest of a national park. Cocooned by nature, our neighbours are an Iberian Wolf Sanctuary (yes we sometimes hear them howl!) and many animals like deer, wild boar and owls.
Yet we are so well connected. 15 minutes drive to the rugged Atlantic coastline, famous surf beaches and the charming, hip surf town Ericeira. 30 minutes to Lisbon and it's International Airport. Transfers available upon request.
P A C K A G E O P T I O N S
Early bird until 2 months before the retreat.
Rooms are simple, light and clean.
Double Room (Shared) - £699 early bird, £749 per person
Perfect for couples.
Double Room (Shared with ensuite) - £749 early bird, £799 per person. Perfect for couples.
Double Room (Single) - £839 early bird, £889 per person
For those wishing to have a large bed and room to themselves.
Double Room (Single with ensuite) - £889 early bird, £939 per person
For those wishing to have a large bed and room to themselves.
Shared Twin - £699 early bird, £749 per person
Single bed in a shared twin room with shared bathroom.
Shared Twin (with ensuite) - £749 early bird, £799 per person
Single bed in shared twin room with en suite.
Dormitory - £635 early bird, £685 per person
Share with a maximum of 6 people in the spacious high ceiling bunk room.
Glamping - Shared Twin - £699 early bird, £749 per person
Beautiful nature filled glamping option with shared compost toilet
Package includes: Daily yoga & meditation program, Three therapy treatments, Delicious meals, Refreshments and Farm stay accommodation.
Not included: International flight and transfers, Travel Insurance.
*Note our Root & GrowYoga Retreats run alongside Surf & Flow Yoga Retreat so if you’re with company who’d rather be involved with more activities, they can still enjoy a retreat experience with surf lessons instead of therapies!
A B O U T - J E S S I C A
Through Hatha, Restorative and Kundalini Yoga complemented by Gong Baths and Singing Bowls, Jessica shares tools to gently guide people into spaces of restoration, expansion and transformation; breathing life deeply into the places that need our attention to rejuvenate openness and curiosity for life's mystery and creative potential.
A B O U T - J A C K
Jack (Bsc.Lic.Ac.) brings an upbeat spirit and empathetic sensitivity to his work as an acupuncturist and biodynamic craniosacral therapist. He trained in the UK at The International College of Oriental Medicine regarded as a leader in its field, where he awarded first class honours Degree. Having worked at one of London's most established acupuncture clinics, Jack's discipline has supported many people on their healing journeys. He shares a refined Qi Gong and Yin Yoga practice maintaining a kind-hearted energy and authenticity with his students.
E N Q U I R Y
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R O O T & G R O W W E E K S
3 August - 9 August (Family friendly)
25 August – 31 August (Family friendly)
15 September – 21 September
6 October – 12 October
* Sunday to Saturday
** Shorter programs available upon request