OVERVIEWWhat if it were possible to combine the simplicity of Asian living with the indulgences of European cuisine? Maybe add a rich, local wine pairing to our wholesome, home-grown meals? What if we peeled the layers away and encouraged our inner radiance to shine through by trying something new? Practice yoga with the sunrise and the sunset. Ride waves in one of the best surf locations in the world. Dance like nobody’s watching. Breathe in fresh sea air from hiking trails along rugged coastal cliffs.
We are thrilled to announce that Radiance is to Portugal this September. The location is Arrifana Pines, an environmentally conscious Surf Lodge boasting sustainable living, zero waste systems, homemade kombucha, wholesome garden-to-table food and a gang of very happy chatty chickens. Located in close proximity to some of the most breathtaking beaches the West Algarve has to offer, this is the perfect location to slow down, retreat, and reconnect with your inner happy place.
It makes no difference whether you’ve had a yoga practice for years, or never heard of a downward dog in your life – if you are a human-being with the desire for growth, connection and inspiration to live your happiest life, then this retreat is for you!
Cosy Accommodation in Sustainable Surf Lodge
2 Yoga & Meditation classes daily
Two-Way Shuttle Transfer from Lagos to Arrifana Pines
W&H Goodie Bag on Arrival
Fresh Farm-to-Table Brunch & Dinner daily with Local Specialties
Glass of Local Wine paired with Evening Meals
Homemade Pizza in Outdoor Wood Fire Oven
Night out in Local Portuguese Tavern with Tapas and Wine
Alcoholic drinks (beyond included wine with meals)
Surf Lessons and Board Hire
7:00 – Rise & Shine Yoga Practice, Meditation & Journal Writing
10:00 – Buffet Brunch with local fruit, cheese & eggs from happy chickens
12:00 – Day at Arrifana Beach – Surf or SUP
17:00 – Candlelit Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation
19:00 – Homemade Wood Fire Pizza paired with local Portuguese Wine
2017 PRICES in Euro
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* 650 twin share room
Can add on - Lisbon and or Porto
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Our Just Girls Radiance Portugal Retreat starts with a story of two yoga teachers from opposite sides of the world who longed to create the kind of yoga retreat that their fellow yogis, and wine-drinking non-yogi best friends would all want to go on. Rosie & Natasha have both worked on a number of yoga retreats internationally and found them incredible, inspirational experiences
They sought to create a fun-loving but powerful retreat focused on the balance between practice and playfulness, the wonder of nature, and yoga for the soul, not just for the body.
It was within the delivery of their first retreat program that magic began to ensue. Within one week, the thoughts, appearance, and attitude of each guest began to transform.
Through daily practice of yoga, connection with nature, nourishment with wholesome foods, and the support of the people around them, each and every guest began to discover their happy place; they came home to themselves.
In seeing the transformation right before their eyes, Rosie and Natasha committed to the delivery of their retreat program internationally; working with eco-conscious resorts who share their same deep-seeded love for the planet.
ROSIE MORETON Teacher and host Rosie is a cheeky kiwi, born and raised. She has spent the past four years working in Europe and Southeast Asia on world-renowned yoga, wellness and adventure retreats.
On her travels she discovered how yoga, meditation, good food, the outdoors and a healthy balance in life is her key to happiness, which led to the creation of Whole & Happy Retreat.
Rosie completed her initial 200-hour Hatha teacher training in a peaceful white-washed village in Spain. She met Natasha in Cambodia where they both taught on Hariharalaya Yoga & Meditation Retreat and a beautiful, collaborative friendship was born. She has spent the past 4 years traveling, teaching yoga, and practicing Thai Yoga Massage in SE Asia and her hometown of Nelson, NZ.
Rosie teaches an intuitive style of yoga with a strong focus on the breath and awareness, so that each practice becomes a meditation in motion. Her personal practice is based on building harmony between all the little parts of herself through a balance of energizing and restorative practices. She believes that well being comes in many shapes and forms; its not only what you eat and how you move your body; it encompasses your thoughts, your relationships, your values, what you put out into the world and what you receive in return.
Having seen in herself the trans-formative powers of the practice, she believes yoga can bring a little more sunshine into everyone’s lives. She can’t wait to have some good chats and belly laughs with you on retreat.
Find out more on her website, follow her blog or connect with her on Facebook.
NATASHA KOCHANNatasha is a small-town Canadian girl with a deep-seeded heart for adventure. She currently resides in Southeast Asia where she balances her time between instructing yoga, writing, biking and exploring the magnificently rich and vibrant culture of the East. She transformed her passion for yoga and meditation into a career in 2015; completing more than 500 hours of training in both Nepal and India with advanced education in Yoga as therapy for systemic disease.
Natasha has been fortunate enough to share her teachings at five-star resorts and retreat centres around the globe; allowing her to gain boundless experience in her field and introducing her to a plethora of incredibly special people. In 2016, while working as a yoga instructor and retreat host at the infamous Hariharalaya Retreat Centre in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Natasha was introduced to Rosie. For months the girls worked and lived alongside each other, developing a sister-like bond and dreaming about a future filled with yoga, happy hour cocktails, and beautiful sunsets! In November 2016, Whole & Happy was born and has since become an international venture with retreat locations in Asia, Europe, and South America.
Natasha believes in a yoga that is more than standing on ones’ head or being able to touch fingers to toes. She feels that the true power of yoga lies in the ability of this practice to unify – cultivating a deep connection with nature, with other humans, with animals and (perhaps most importantly) with oneself.