Day retreats are to reset, relax, rejuvenate. To connect with nature, yourself, and others with the same intention
Day retreats are coordinated and led in both English and Portuguese by 2 Yoga Alliance Accredited Yoga Teachers
~Pick up and drop off from Carregal do Sal train station
~We'll open the day with a 75 minute Hatha Yoga session
~Light & Healthy breakfast meet&greet
~Morning workshops (vary depending on retreat date)
~Set time for mindfulness and practicing silence
Leisure time for:
*Wood-Fired Sauna & Hot tub*
*Natural Swimming Pool*
*A Wild Creek Swim with optional rock jump*
*Clay Mud Bath*
~Tea/Coffee/fruit/nuts available throughout the day for snacking
~Finish off the day with a 90 minute Yin & Restorative Blended Yoga session with Assists and Reiki
Optional extras include?
~Vegetarian dinner after our closing Yin Practice (served at 6pm)
~Camping on-site with breakfast included
~A special treatment by one of our holistic therapists
*Options of Therapies*
Reflexology is based on the idea that different points on your feet, hands, face and ears are linked to other parts of your body through your nervous system. During a typical session, we will use the hands to apply gentle pressure to these points. This treatment is recommended as a way to relieve tension, improve mood and help you to sleep.
This is a Japanese technique which involves the 'laying of hands' on or over different areas of the body including the head, shoulders, stomach and feet. It's based on the idea that we have a 'life force energy' that flows within our bodies. When this energy is low, it makes us more likely to become unwell. A Reiki treatment aims to restore life force energy to help you to heal and stay well. Some people find it makes them feel more relaxed and less stressed. It is non-invasive.
This therapy involves the use of essential oils, which are extracted from plant parts. Various parts of the plant can be used including the roots, leaves, flowers, bark and stems. As the name suggests, the aroma or smell from the oils, when inhaled or absorbed through the skin, stimulates brain function. This can enhance the physical and psychological well-being of an individual. It is a more gentle, relaxing massage.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage uses and adapts classic Swedish massage techniques for treating scalp, face, neck, shoulders and upper arms. It works on the areas of the body that are most affected by stress, however while the treatment is just on the upper part of the body it's effects are felt throughout the mind and body. It is done over clothes.
Swedish Body Massage
This involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension. It can be both relaxing and energizing. It is the most popular form of massage,
Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage
The treatment is designed to relax and ease tension in the areas of the body where muscle problems most often occur. During the massage, pressure is applied up both sides of the spine and along the lower back, moving up towards the shoulders and neck.
This is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and encases the other soft tissues). Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Early Bird (Register by July 20 for the August 1th retreat, and by August 20th for the September 27th retreat) ~ €50
Register after Early Bird dates ~ €70
Dive deeper into mindfulness and find ease during Spring of 2021. Be led by professional Mindfulness Coach Molly Black who is based in Chicago, IL.
Molly specializes in yoga, meditation, Reiki and leads mindfulness coaching for groups and individuals.
Experience and enjoy transformative yoga classes, Reiki sessions, guided meditations, mindfulness workshops, nourishing meals prepared as well as cultural experiences curated by locals in the quaint area of Portugal in which this retreat is being held.
***Wellness sessions and mindfulness workshops to be booked separately HERE ***
8am ~ Yoga and Meditation practice
9:30am ~ Breakfast
11am ~ Mindfulness Workshop
1pm ~ Lunch
2pm-4pm ~ Afternoon free time - tours (at additional cost) available off-site OR relax on-site using our chemical free eco-pool, wild swim in creek, read a book in a hammock, explore a hiking trail at our doorstep, and more.
4:30pm ~ Yoga and Meditation Practice
6pm ~ Dinner followed by evening free time - jacuzzi on and other evening on-site activities available
Cara Creek Eco Lodge Booking Inclusions: Your chosen accommodation, all meals and snacks (we use the most local, fresh, and organic ingredients as possible), use of Paddle Boards and Mountain bikes, transport to and from Carregal do Sal train station, and other retreat center perks
Price varies based on accommodation chosen, Early Bird discount available, paid in full until DECEMBER 1, 2020!
~ Stone House Private Room, detached shared toilet/shower: Early Bird €1,100, After December 1 €1,250
~ Private Tetra-Pod, detached shared toilet/shower: Early Bird €955, After December 1 €1,085
~ Private Penta-Pod, detached shared toilet/shower: Early Bird €885, After December 1 €1,010
~ Shared Stone House Twin Room (2 people), detached shared toilet/shower: Early Bird €815, After December 1 €925
~ Shared Tetra-Pod Twin (2 people), detached shared toilet/shower: Early Bird €740, After December 1 €845
~ Shared Penta-Pod (couples or friends willing to share a queen size bed): Early Bird €665, After December 1 €760
To reserve your accommodation package for this retreat, please visit our Booking Page and find Mindfulness with Molly Retreat Booking Options.
Don't forget to book sessions and workshops portion of retreat by following this link.
Contact us with any questions, any time.
From Spring of 2021 we will have a variety of accommodations to choose from for your stay. From unique glamping style eco-pods to dorm house & private rooms in our renovated stone ruins.SEE MORE
May 5th to May 11th, 2021 ~ A retreat to dive deeper into mindfulness and find ease with professional Mindfulness Coach Molly Black who is based in Chicago, IL. Experience & enjoy transformative yoga classes, Reiki sessions, Guided Meditations, and Mindfulness Workshops.SEE MORE
Summer of 2021 we will be hosting 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Off Grid Yoga School, and 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with AnyBody Movement. Both are Yoga Alliance Accredited Schools with fantastic reviews. See more to explore these opportunities to advance your yoga practice.SEE MORE