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Getaway: Four Pillars of Optimal Being

Nuture with Nature

Four Pillars of Optimal Being

Increase your personal awareness and simplify your life on this week of wonders. You'll experience daily sessions of yoga, meditation and fitness with times for reflection, solitude and guided contemplations. 

Four Pillars of Optimal Being

Physically Fit

Emotionally Sound

Mentally Strong

Living with Meaning & Purpose

New ! just added to my team Jess King coach, artist , athlete

With all my tools of awareness-based wellness practices to guide you on this week of inner resourcing and revitalization : Yoga Asanas, Breathwork, Mindfulness, Meditation, Yoga Nidra and Fitness with NYC/Paris coach Jess King with her TNL (take it to the next level) trainings.  We’ll go one step farther & deeper with moments of silence to tap inwards—take time to listen to yourself, feel your body, notice your thoughts…what do you hear? Are you living the life you dream of ? Also if you like, daily thermal water (from an ancient local source) treatments to sooth away tensions and regain energy. Healthy food, clean air and a tranquil setting.  We are proposing to jumpstart and maintain your life in flow with the Pillars of Optimal Being. Find out where you check in and where you can grow. In the flow—not an idea but an actual state of being measured by neuroscience.  At your best but not overflowing nor dried up—bubbly like the thermal springs, founded here in 1873. Five hours per day guided work with Holly & Jess .

Forfaits Per Person

DOUBLE Eco House with welcome party, 5 breakfasts, 1 dinner, teaching:                  925€

SINGLE Eco House with welcome party, 5 breakfasts, 1 dinner, teaching :                  1410€

Optional Thermal Spa Package (1hr/day) :                                                                  270€

Not Included : meals other than above, plane tickets, transportation to and from the Park nor travel insurance. 

Important Information for Reservations :

Transportation : Pedras Salgadas Nature Park is one hour from the Porto International Airport. Options : rent a car, take a taxi or carpool with others on the retreat.

To reserve you spot on the retreat :

1.     Book your room directly through Pedras Salgadas, for questions write to Rita Ferreira

2.     Reserve your plane tickets to Porto

3.     Send me an email to reserve your place on the retreat

4.     The retreat must be paid in full by 15 March 2017.

What’s it like

Northern Portugal is rich with authentic living, preserved nature and an abundance of thermal springs in a low mountainous region —making the vibrational energy quite high.  The Eco Houses are lovely wood bungalows with kitchenette, double or twin beds, living room and outdoor terrace in the middle of a diverse forest in the park. It’s the perfect place for rest, quiet, reflection--but as my students know--also fun, laugher, joy, sharing, compassion, being human.

General Timing of each Day

We’ll start early with warm water and lemon juice or apple cidar vinegar then a guided, Morning Meditation for All.  The Group will split alternatively each day for yoga or fitness sessions : morning & afternoon.  At the end of the morning, Optimal Being Teaching (topics such as Internal Inquiry, Fitness Assessment, Neuroscience & Flow, Meditation for wellbeing etc) followed by free time—lunch, rest/relax, spa treatments, whatever you need. Then, afternoon yoga or fitness and spa treatments followed by evening Meditation for All.  We’ll dine once at the Park and other times as you like—chez vous or at one of the lovely local restaurants.  Two Special Evenings planned …

Please refer to the Pedras Salgadas website for further information on the eco houses and the thermal spa.

Holly Niemela   tel +33 682 58

Jess King

Pedras Salgadas Thermal Spa and Park Parque Pedras Salgadas 5450 - 140 Bornes de Aguiar PT

General Contacts Pedras Salgadas
Phone: (+351) 259 437 140
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