Our Home for the week in Portugal is just perfect. Authentic, warm, elegant, and at the same time rural chic.
Casa na Ferraria is a unique country hideaway with the authenticity of a home away from home atmosphere. Set in beautifully lush gardens, an oasis ripe with scents of the earth. Sea and sun and an ideal setting for the union of body, mind and spirit.
The estate is divided into three houses, with a total of 10 beautifully designed rooms and suites for us. All rooms are spacious, airy, luxurious and ensuite, and all with delightful views.
We will be just 40 minutes from the heart of Lisbon and a short drive away from one of the most incredible beaches of Portugal.
FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS
Flying into Lisbon International Airport. Transfers are not included in your retreat price.
Our venue is an easy, less than 40 minute taxi drive away from the airport. Taxis all work with a meter and you can find them right outside of the airport or use alternative options like Uber.
You can book any flight that is convenient for you and you can check in as off 16:00. Ideally, you arrive before 7PM to enjoy your first day, have time to settle in and join our opening class at 7:30PM.
On the 29th of March, we’ll have to leave our rooms at 11AM.
Lisbon, Lisboa in Portuguese, is definitely worth while and we would not do it justice by a quick visit during the week.
And, why not fly a day or two earlier and take the time to visit this really nice city?!
Lovely little streets, a boulevard to stroll on, plenty of restaurants and many things to see and visit.
We live in Portugal so we are happy to assist you in sharing nice tips for hotels and things to do.
DAILY PROGRAMMA: MORE THAN ‘JUST’ A RETREAT
This is your time, your holiday, so if you want to skip a class or a workshop that is absolutely fine. Although we believe you will find the program stimulating and fun, primarily we want you to relax and enjoy yourself.
Here is an example of a typical schedule. We like to be open to the unexpected and our schedule can change according to weather conditions, overall group preferences, etc.
07.30 Hatha yoga class
10.30 Wonderful Brunch
13.00 Your Osteopathy Treatment
14.00 Time for the Beach, Relaxing or hanging out by the Pool
17.30 Yin yoga class
19.30 Heartwarming Dinner
20:30 Free time
Everything That Makes A Retreat Special. The Treatment Coaching, all Meals, The Extra Classes: It is ALL Included!
Healthy Nutritious Cuisine by Francisco Basilio!
Nutritious and healthy food is a very important part of the Revealing Vajra yoga retreat experience.
We are delighted that for this Health retreat Portugal, we are in for a festive food party. All nutritionally balanced and above all, super tasty. For sure, at the end of the retreat, you will want ALL of the recipes!
This week, all our meals will be plant based.
Gluten will be limited to an absolute minimum. Taste and nutrition values will be maximised to the top.
This combination will promote feeling light, clean and will promote clarity of mind and openness of spirit.
Each meal is designed by a certified nutritionist and everything will be fresh, organic and locally-sourced.
If you don’t eat this or that, no to worry, our chefs can accommodate any and all food preferences and allergies.
To find out more or book your place...
Please contact Rachel at email@example.com if you would like to ask any questions about this retreat or how to book and pay for your place, she will be more than happy to get back to you!
You can also book and pay securely online here. Payments via Paypal, Credit Card or Bank Transfer
Your Host and Yoga Teacher, Rachel Bonkink
You will go home after this week, with a mental back pack. Filled with practical tools to help you maintain and cultivate Balance in your daily life.
I have been teaching for many years now and I do what I do because it is who I am. It is what I love to do. Inspiring people in anyway I can.
THESE HOLIDAYS ARE DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER HOLIDAY OUT THERE!
What I bring across is so much more than bending forwards and backwards. As I have a worked both as a COO and consultant before founding Revealing Vajra, I know what stress is. I know what deadlines are, real deadlines, handling huge budgets-with a lot of zeros. Pleasing your C-level customers, keeping your corporate tribe happy- our tribe had 100+ people on the payroll.
Combine this with many years as a personal life coach, my shiatsu practises and ongoing yoga teacher trainings and personal retreats.
And, you get someone in front of you who is able to organise retreats that are very different.
It is this unique combination – a deep understanding of corporate life and the corporate ladder, alongside a vast experience of mind-body trainings and many personal retreats. Plus the expertise of organising over 70 of my own yoga retreats – that gives my yoga holidays and retreats a very POWERFUL edge.
I will help you to focus on enjoying your practice and gaining new insights into your body, mind and the yoga philosophy.
In conclusion, these holidays are so much more than just a getaway. These retreats can be truly life changing and empower you to become a more healthy and happy person.
DIFFERENT YOGA STYLES
I will teach different styles of yoga, and offer several guidelines/techniques for meditation during this week.
Starting slowly with Hatha, Yin, and Yin/Yang. Building it up towards a more Vinyasa inspired class. At least one class will focus on alignment and one class is Kundalini yoga.
All levels are welcome, I know how to adjust all poses.
I don’t take life all too seriously, nor do I see yoga as the most serious thing in the world.
Pranayama (breathing), meditation and yoga philosophy are part of all my lessons.
Asana wise, I started my own journey about 10 years ago with Ashtanga. Later on, I got very inspired by Iyengar trained teachers like Gustavo Ponce and John Stirk. Over the years, I’ve taken many 100 and 200 hour teacher trainings in India, the Netherlands, the USA and Thailand. Currently, I enjoy receiving teachings by Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, and Alan Wallace. Every year, I go on at least two (silent) retreats myself to recharge, rejuvenate and broaden my knowledge on yoga and meditation.
I am happy to discuss your expectations and see if this holiday is right for you. I welcome any and all questions or concerns you may have and invite you to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or just give me a call on +32 476 204 121.
You can read more about my story and starting Revealing Vajra here …
WHAT TO DO NEXT? BOOKING THIS “HEALTH RETREAT PORTUGAL”
Prices include accommodation, all lessons, three workshops, a private mindset coaching session and one full-length osteopathy treatment.
Please email email@example.com to know about the available rooms and prices. We probably have one single room left for both retreats so please don’t hesitate asking!
Booking and Cancellation Policy
You can secure your booking with a 500 Euro non-refundable deposit.
Both the venue and myself are small business owners so we do not make any exceptions on the non-refundable deposit policy, no exceptions, sorry.
You can not transfer the deposit to another retreat either. No exceptions.
The remaining amount is due 6 weeks before the start date of the retreat.
In the event Revealing Vajra needs to cancel this retreat because of government regulations, or simply not being able to have the retreat in Portugal for whatever reason, in this case, there are 2 options:
1. You agree with simply moving your booking to a new date.
2. You prefer a refund, Revealing Vajra refunds you what you paid, minus the deposit of 500 Euros.
In the event that you need to cancel the retreat, less than 6 weeks before the start date of the retreat:
There is no Refund and the funds can not be transferred to another retreat in the future.
We strongly encourage you to take a travel insurance to cover the costs of possible cancellation or illness.
Flights are not covered and not included in your retreat price.
If you are looking for the perfect retreat with the perfect teacher, stop looking, this is the real deal. I have been on quite a few retreats, had a lot of different yoga teachers and I even teach yoga myself but trust me, Rachel is different from any other teacher. She is passionate, generous, unpretentious, super knowledgeable about yoga and a joy to have around. This retreat was incredibly balanced with great yoga classes, meditations. It has hikes, ancient yoga philosophy and incredible good food.
Charlotte A., Sweden
Once again, Rachel brought together a wonderful group of people from all around the world and gave inspiring lessons. This was my 6th Revealing Vajra Retreat and my second retreat with Rachel here at Cal Reiet in Mallorca.
Mallorca in 2017 and 2018
Marie Louise Kok, the Netherlands
A thoroughly rewarding experience. Rachel is a rare and wonderful teacher, intuitive, imaginative and caring. With skill she creates a relaxed and secure environment that inspires growth and experimentation.
Matthew Allan, USA
If you consider a retreat, then I just have to recommend Rachel. Whatever your level of experience. We had yoga teachers in the group, people with injuries and people who had never done yoga before and it all worked beautifully.
Sharon Ackroyd, UK
I came to the Revealing Vajra Yoga retreat with an overwhelming amount of stress and anxiety. As the days unfolded and Rachel guided us through the yoga and meditations, it all shifted. This retreat gave me such inspiration to make some changes in my life. It was also really fun and completely relaxed. I can't recommend Rachel's retreats enough. Thank you for an incredible journey, I will be back!
Rachel H., Canada
This was my first yoga retreat, but definitely not my last! Such a varied program! What a joy to discover different yoga styles, the philosophy behind it and the peacefulness of silence. All this in a friendly environment, and with the gentle guidance from Rachel. Furthermore, I really appreciated Rachel's approach to yoga and the idea that nothing is 'set in stone'. For her, everything is ok as long as it feels good. Also, to move and to stretch my body in the sun was so great.
Carina Bjurklint, Sweden
This retreat was the perfect way to unwind and destress from the busy-ness of life. I was a little nervous as I hadn't done yoga for a long time. But, the yoga sessions really are suitable for all. Rachel is a great teacher. She is completely in tune with the needs of the group, and has a gentle and relaxed approach. She makes everyone feel at ease. I really felt I was able to develop my skills and will be going home with much more confidence to continue my yoga practise. I could not recommend the retreat more!!!!
Lisa Forbes, UK
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So WHY Should You Join the yoga retreat Mallorca?
Simple, this is the PERFECT environment to Unwind, to Relax,to take some Time off and Recharge.
We promise that everything will be included in the retreat price.
We are convinced that you will love every single meal.
We know that this venue is so special, you will never want to leave.
But, when you do leave, you will leave feeling loose, stretched, stronger and more peaceful.
Furthermore, you will feel rejuvenated and most of all Happy.