Supportive Summer Sanctuary: Yoga for the Body, Heart & Mind

Faro, Portugal

Week 1 (6 nights): 18th – 24th May 2024
Week 2 (6 nights): 26th May – 1st June 2024 (Half term)

Join Charlie in Portugal for a healing yoga retreat experience like no other.

Disconnect from your everyday life to re-establish a deeper connection within. This special eco retreat centre with breathtaking views offers the perfect environment. Set in abundant nature, nestled in the mountains of Monchique it provides the optimal conditions to fully switch off from external distractions of the modern world we live in and immerse yourself fully and completely.

“For me, the Portugal retreat was a complete reset, and I can still feel its benefits. Being immersed in nature and experiencing living off grid were so grounding and at the same time everything was designed with comfort in mind. It was beautiful to have the morning practice outside amongst the trees and birds singing. I really liked the balance of yoga, meditation, chanting and sound healing as well as down time in the afternoon that allowed for inner reflection. I loved the day on the beach too, it had a meditative quality. I felt very cared for and supported during the stay.”

– Anon –

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This retreat centre is off-grid and immersed in nature offering basic living which is incredibly grounding and at the same time everything is lovingly designed with comfort in mind. The whole retreat space has been carefully cultivated by Ellis & Camilla with solar panels to generate electricity and warm water, private outdoor showers, compost toilets, and gorgeous bell tents and handmade huts. With a menu of locally sourced and home grown vegetarian food – every meal is a treat for the taste buds!

Weather permitting, the morning practices will be outside amongst the trees and birds singing, and the evening yin & soundbath will be indoors at the shala down the hill.

Throughout the your time on retreat, Charlie will guide you through a balanced journey of yoga, meditation, chanting and sound healing, this will be complimented by optional therapists coming in for 1:1 treatments. It’s also important to enjoy the down time reading in a hammock. There will be an optional excursion day to the beach midweek.

To support this deeper level of inner work, the maximum group size will be 8 people and all accommodation is single, to allow YOU to choose the level of engagement that is right for YOU through the week.

For more information click on the link below to view the brochure for each week:

Week 1 (6 nights): 18th – 24th May 2024
Week 2 (6 nights): 26th May – 1st June 2024 (Half term)

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Rural Escapes Portugal

Rural Escapes Portugal is a special place where you will experience the healing tone of nature – spending time swinging gently in a hammock in the shade of a tree, cool down in the plunge pool situated in the forest, or if you feel more adventurous you can explore the surrounding area at your leisure. There is no light pollution so when the night-time falls the sky awakens to a jewelled tapestry of pure, glistening beauty. Staying here is a wonderful fusion of being immersed in nature and experiencing off-grid living.

Who is this retreat for?

This yoga retreat is suitable for any one of any level or experience. All sessions will include options and adjustments appropriate to any ability and various conditions that may be presented etc. Charlie is passionate about creating an inclusive and welcoming experience for all.

Please note that this venue is hilly with gravel paths. The walk to the yoga lodge can be tricky – so may not be suitable if you are unstable on your feet.

Investment

May Retreats (6 Nights)

Bell tents £850 / Lodges £1000 Early bird (booked by 31 December 2023)
Bell tents £950 / Lodges £1100 Standard price from January 2024

Accommodation is a mix of bell tents and lodges all fitted with comfortable beds, fresh washed duvets and crisp bedding.

All rooms share outdoor compost toilets and most also share outdoor showers.

All rates are per person and based on single occupancy.

For more information click on the link below to view the brochure for each week:

Week 1 (6 nights): 18th – 24th May 2024
Week 2 (6 nights): 26th May – 1st June 2024 (Half term)

How Do I Book?

Click on the booking form link in the brochure.

A £250 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

The full balance is due 2 months ahead of the retreat start. Payment plans are available on request.

The full terms & conditions for each week are linked in both the brochure and booking form.

For more information click on the link below to view the brochure for each week:

Week 1 (6 nights): 18th – 24th May 2024
Week 2 (6 nights): 26th May – 1st June 2024 (Half term)

Gongland’s 36″ Dark Water Gong taps into the profundity of its healing powers. It makes water come alive energetically. This gong helps your stress leave, brings you more into the flow.

Searching for the original meaning of the word “baptism” in which water is used to purify, one finds it is most linked in the ancient languages to “immersion.” Interesting that many gong players call their healing work, “Sound Immersions.” From the unfathomable depth to the rushing waterfall with this gong and your healings can spiritually cleanse on many levels From the unfathomable depth to the rushing waterfall.

Water is mutable element it appears in so many forms on our planet. Therefore each of these gongs is unique.

(From Gongland master and maker Rolf Nitsch)

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28” JUPITER F2#/Fis-91,79 Hz
Based on planetary calculation
3rd Octave F3#/fis-183,58 Hz
4th Octave A4/a’-436,62 Hz

Abundance and blessings exploration and expansion opportunity and luck confidence and wisdom this is the light side of Jupiter, but as with everything, there is a shadow too.

Jupiter can mean too much, excess, greed, inflated, a sense of entitlement, taking advantage of others, pushing our luck, sense of invincibility.

Jupiter is often the eternal student, often too the philosopher; flamboyant and a bit of a diva. Charismatic philanthropist. A desire for recognition. Good reputation. Symbolises lucky breaks. Embodies the power of positive thoughts.

(Taken from ‘Getting to the Heart of your Chart’)

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26” G2#/Gis-105,72 Hz (custom made)
Based on planetary calculation
3rd Octave G3#/gis-211,44 Hz
4th Octave A4/a’-448,02 hz

Mysticism & spiritualism magic & ritual daydreaming & fantasy imagination & intuition connection to ethereal world

Chaos can arise. Can cause Confusion and mental vagueness due to the essence of this planet is illusion, susceptible to substance use such as alcohol and drugs. Hallucinations and building castles in the air if not rooted. Likewise causing untruthful and fraudulent interactions, both spiritual and material world.

(Taken from ‘Getting to the Heart of your Chart’)

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24” VENUS A2/A-110,62 Hz
Based on planetary calculation
3rd Octave A3/a-221,23 Hz
4th Octave A4/a’-442,46 Hz

Excitement and enjoyment relationship and romance good taste and appreciation of the arts love, beauty and money.

She isn’t always practical and shows us our ideal love and beauty. Venus wants us to enjoy excitement and romance – but doesn’t always distinguish between what we need and what we desire, often not practically workable in real life.

Venus loves to be adored and likes to be centre of attention it may push us to pursue pleasures that are not sustainable.

(Taken from ‘Getting to the Heart of your Chart’)

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24” MOON SID. A2#/Ais-113,71 Hz
Based on planetary calculation
3rd Octave A3#/ais-227,43 Hz
4th Octave A4/a’-429,33 hz

The energy of the moon deals with emotions, feelings, and intuition. This gong can help to loosen and release emotions that you’re holding onto which are not your own. It aids in clearing energetic blocks preventing you from living in harmony. Many people experience a balancing of their inner male and female energies.

In astronomy, the synodic cycle of the moon (the lunar month) is the period of time between one new moon and the next.

The Synodic Moon Gong is tuned at G#2 (210.42 Hz). To find this frequency, mathematician Hans Cousto doubled the periodic frequency of the moon’s synodic, orbital cycle multiple times until the frequency reached the audible range.Through this process, he refined his theory of the law of the Cosmic Octave. He calculated the audible octave frequencies of all of the planetary bodies in our solar system, allowing us to work with the energies of the planets in sound therapy.

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Monday

8:30pm | Bedtime Yin & Soundbath

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Tuesday

6:30pm | Yin

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8pm | Yoga & Gong

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Thursday

7:30am | Morning Movement Ritual

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10:30am | Yin

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1pm | Yin

In-Studio @ The Life Centre, Notting Hill

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6pm | Restorative Yoga

In-studio @ The Little Yoga Studio, Twyford

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Friday

10:10am | Mantra, Mudras & Meridians

In-studio @ Everyone Active, Acton

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1pm | Flow to Restore

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4pm | Yin & Soundbath

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7:30pm | Yoga & Gong

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Saturday

11:30am | Yin & Gong

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1pm | Nada Yoga : The Yoga of Sound, Chanting & Gong

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Wednesday

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