Picture ditching all daily routines as you get transported to a breathtaking ancestral European site - Portugal
For seven days you will indulge in deep relaxation and rejuvenation at a world class spa hotel as you kick up a notch your yoga and sound meditation practices.
This transformative travel experience will be lead by CYT and Sound Healer, Scott Bailey , with coordination by Patricia Bess Portuguese native and Wellness coach.
Be guided into a blissful and indulging yoga journey allying complete relaxation and deeper connection to yourself and others as you expand to new cultural horizons and explore natural wonders.
Welcome the new day with a morning meditation and asana practice and end your day choosing to melt into the mat with a gong bath or just immerse yourself in 24 hr. heated infinity pools, saunas and spa rituals.
Feed the eyes and body enjoying daily organic chef crafted vegetarian meals served in panoranic views .
Get transported back in time by touring villages dating back to medieval times and taste Portuguese green wine in “Tuscany style“ estates.
Spend a day strolling and shopping in the cosmopolitan city of Porto.
Hike pristine forest paths and dive into river beaches that will naturally make you open your body and soul to complete regeneration.
– Accommodations for 6 nights, 7 days at the Douro 41 Spa Hotel with 24 hr free use of all its luxury amenities, river kayaks and 3 miles of hotel private walkway trails
– Three daily nutritional balanced and mostly vegetarian meals inspired by Portuguese style cooking
- A la carte add-ons options available
– Three guided cultural wellness tours with full transportation to and from the hotel
– Morning breathwork and Vinyasa Chakra Flow - two chakras per day focused classes
– Evening Restorative Chakra Sound Bath
– 15% off on any spa treatments
(two weeks in advance reservations required)
*Early bird runs until 1/15/2020
Not included :
Inhale. Hold. Exhale.
Let it go.
We bring you to the Douro Valley so you can ground your asana and spiritual practice in ancestral landscapes and let all go to the pristine Douro river waters. Located 40 m away from PORTO capital and 30 m from PORTO International Airport , the Douro Valley is the oldest wine region in the world - 1756.
Wine production in the region goes back 2,000 years leading to its recognition as
SEVEN Chakras SEVEN days
Daily Vinyasa Yoga and Sound JOURNEY Meditation
General Progam outline as follows :
Start with setting your daily meditation intentions with river views.
Then follow a chakra focused daily asanas to activate and balance your BODY - MIND -SOUL . Transcend in the evening with a sound bath and a restorative flow.
*some classes may include pool sound healing meditation
Post dinner 8 pm
www.DOURO41.com is a world class European destination Hotel and Spa built in complete harmony with the natural surroundings.
Inspired by the Douro Wine Region, it recreates the terraces that characterize and mold the slopes of the region for centuries. All rooms have plenty of natural light and magnificent views in close connection to the Douro river.
In addition :
Yoga Shala Hall
Yoga classes and sound meditation sessions take place in an indoor Shala with large windows or at an outdoor balcony depending on weather conditions and time of the day . TBA by teacher program . Both spaces have river views and are privately reserved for the retreat.
More about the Teacher
CYT 200 Scott Bailey is trained in Vinyasa alignment based yoga under pioneer yoga teacher Rodney Yee - Yoga Shanti New York City -and also pratices Sound Healing and Sound Mediitation trained by Gong master Don Conreaux.
Classes are all levels with modifications always available
A MAGICAL FOREST BAITHING
Paiva Walkways are located on the left bank of the Paiva River.
They are 8 km that provide a walk in an authentic natural sanctuary along the brave waters of the river.
Breathtaking landscapes, natural, biological, geological and archaeological riches are arguments that invite visitors to get lost on the wooden trail that winds along the banks of the Paiva River.
The route extends between the river beaches of Areinho and Espiunca. A journey that will certainly be in the heart and in the mind of any lover of Nature.
THE GARGANTA DO PAIVA AND A LITTLE FURTHER ON, THE AGUIEIRAS FALLS ARE TWO POINTS OF INTEREST THAT SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED GIVEN ITS NATURAL BEAUTY
1. Departure from the hotel after lunch - 45 minutes to destination
2. Hiking with option of river beach swimming
3. Return to hotel
A 17Th CENTURY GREEN WINE ESTATE
Located on the border between the granitic zone of the Green Wines Region and the shale region of the Port Wines, is the Quinta de Covela.
Get to know the panoramic views of the river and wander in the 45 hectares of the property, 18 of which are planted with vineyards. In the end, don’t go away without sampling the wines produced here.
DATING BACK TO THE 16TH CENTURY, THE OLD CASA DE COVELA, FORMED BY THE RUINS OF THE RENAISSANCE BUILDING, THE WINERIES AND THE CHAPEL, TESTIFIES TO THE MULTISECULAR PRESENCE OF WINE PRODUCTION AND THE HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE
1. Departure the Hotel after lunch - 1 hour to destination
2. Guided tour of the vineyard and cellars wine tasting with regional cheese and grapes board swimming pool available
Take the opportunity to the Monastery of Santo André de Ancende, the bridge of Esmoriz or the Church of São Tiago
3. Return to the hotel
GET LOST IN OPORTO’S OLD NEIGHBORHOODS
GAIA PROMENADE WITH WORLD FAMOUS PORT WINE CELLARS
Porto is Portugal’s second-largest city, a modern metropolis home to 210,000 people, but the city’s heart still lies in its medieval old city – the Ribeira. This historic district begins along the banks of the River Douro and spreads into the hills behind. As one of Porto’s oldest neighbourhoods, walking its streets is like taking a step back in time. It might be the city’s most visited district, but you can still lose yourself – and everyone else – in Porto’s old town .https://www.ontheluce.com/getting-lost-in-portos-old-town/
1. Departure the hotel after breakfast -45 minutes to destination
2. Hit the streets for sightseeing major tourist sites . At some point we will cross the St Luis Bridge on foot to Vila Nova de Gaia or stay extra time in Oporto to explore on your own pace
Once across the bridge, option to buy a visit to the world famous Calem port wine cellars https://tour.calem.pt/index.php?lang