Yoga RETREAT IN PICO, AZORES – PORTUGAL
YOGA RETREAT BY THE SEA
Come and join us on a journey to connect with your authentic self, find peace and stillness within, and learn tools that will support you in your everyday life.
YOGA RETREAT | CONSCIOUS HOLIDAY
Yoga retreats can be a great way to unwind and de-stress from the demands of daily life. They provide an opportunity to step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and focus on self-care and personal growth. Most of our guests find that participating in a yoga retreat helps them to feel more relaxed and centred, and often improve their overall sense of well-being. Additionally, our programs provide a supportive and nurturing environment in which participants can learn more about themselves and develop new skills and habits that can help them to live happier, healthier lives.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR YOGA RETREAT WITH SHAMBALLAH IN PICO ISLAND?
We often practice Vinyasa Flow in the morning and Hatha, Restorative and Yin Yoga in the evenings. Patricia has been teaching different types of body work for more than 30 years so she can often incorporate other exercises and adapt to the group and individual needs. During the week classes also focus on the chakras/energy centres.
Food is a very important part of this program and usually a highlight for many of our guests. With influences from around the world, we prepare fresh and delicious meals with local and organic ingredients when possible.
Lava homes will be our home for this retreat. The stylish glass and volcanic rock cottages, with full comfort and fireplaces, give the impression of floating above the sea.
Infinity heated pool, 180-degree views yoga hall, and walking distance from the seashore where you can swim in a natural pool. Sea water is still warm in September/October
We will have 2 houses that accommodate a total os 12 persons.
On each house we have a ensuite twin room with partial view to the garden or Ocean, a twin room with Ocean view and a double room with Ocean view.
The breathtaking view allows you to see the entire island of São Jorge and the canal, as well as bays and parishes on the beautiful and jagged north coast of Pico, with its undulating sea waves. The song of birds and the Atlantic waves are heard.
Enjoy the comfort indoors or on the balcony watching the sunset, relax in the lounge chairs with a wonderful tea.
The living room has glass sliding doors which invite outdoors in.
This house is part of a small family owned resort, where there is a restaurant called Magma, a grocery store, a yoga room and an heated swimming pool.
There is plenty of time for self-care and adventure.
We have selected several high-quality activities with facilitators that are passionate about what they do and are motivated to share their knowledge and experience with you.
Pico is one of the best places in the world to watch whales!
To be in the presence of these amazing beings is a memorable experience and a reminder of the beauty of Life.
We will also explore the island on kayak. The waters around the island are crystal clear and rich in biodiversity.
VARIOUS TYPES OF YOGA WE PRACTICE
The morning classes are Vinyasa Yoga, a dynamic fluid sequence of asanas (postures) linked with conscious breath. These classes start with an intention (sankalpa) followed by a warm up, and a variation of the Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara), a sequence of powerful yoga poses with profound benefits.
The evening classes are Hatha and Yin and Restorative Yoga.
Hatha is a type of yoga that guides practitioners through postures at a slower pace with more guidance on how to do each pose with proper alignment. Yin yoga targets your deep connective tissues, like your fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones. It’s slower and more meditative. Restorative yoga enables deep relaxation as you holding poses for longer periods of time with the help of props (blocks, bolsters, blankets and strap) to completely support you, without strain or pain, to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation.
This healthy week includes:
HOW TO GET THERE
To get to the island of Pico, book a direct flight from Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) in Lisbon. Fly into Pico Airport (PIX) or Horta Airport (HOR). We will provide transportation from these airports to our retreat location
There is an early morning flight on Monday from Lisbon and an afternoon return flight on Saturday.
In case you want to visit other islands, you can make a stopover on the islands of São Miguel, Terceira, and Faial.
Flights coming from Boston, New York, and Washington D.C will all have a stop on the island of São Miguel.
Alternatively, you can reach Pico Island by boat (ferry) from the island of Faial and the island of São Jorge.