As you get further into your yoga journey, it becomes about much more than what you do with your body. When you show up to practice, the sounds, scents and energy of the space can all subtly influence your experience. This retreat is carefully curated to intertwine physical movement with a journey through the senses, exploring how to deepen your experiences of yoga and the wider world around you by absorbing yourself totally into the present moment.
Every class will focus on sound, whether through a healing gong bath as you practice restorative yin or high-energy rave music to start the day with ecstatic dance, all classes will be accompanied by carefully-curated playlists designed to synchronise movement with music. You can also expect to explore how all of the senses can enhance your practice when either withdrawn or heightened.
- 7 nights accommodation
- all meals
- twice daily yoga
- daily workshops on wellness
- and business
Amy Patsalides, Charlie Kelly, Michelle Cade & Scoti Pepper
Amy teaches yin, meditation and hatha vinyasa. Her teaching encourages exploration of the emotions of the practice, rather than being oriented by achieving aesthetic beauty with your body.
Charlie's jivamukti flow classes focus more on enlightenment than alignment. He integrates traditional elements of yoga into his contemporary practice, and music plays a key part in his life both on and off the mat.
Michelle offers Ayurvedic Yoga Massage and traditional Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage, sound therapy, sound healing and yoga. She holistically blends sound, scent, lighting and natural beauty to create the ultimate relaxation experience.
Skoti teaches animal flow, breathwork and meditation. He strongly feels as humans we have lost our way from being an animal, and that if we can nurture this side of us, the animal, we open the door to endless possibilities.
The P l a n
You'll start every day with a 90-minute movement class, followed by a wholesome breakfast. Then, you'll head to a a group session in breathwork, meditation or healing before lunch. You can spend the rest of the day at the nearby beach, surfing, swimming in the private freshwater lake, hiking or renting a bike to explore the stunning countryside. You're encouraged to observe how this week affects your experience of the world around you.
You'll rebalance with a 90-minute evening restorative class with sound and either yoga nidra or meditation. You'll end the day with a delicious group dinner.
Cocoon Portugal is stunning coastal farm and retreat venue with two yoga shalas, a freshwater lake, and a circus of goats, sheep, and peacocks. Here, you can celebrate each morning practicing yoga under the canopy of old growth pines, while away the day in an ovversized hammock, and look forward to world class wine and farm-grown food every evening.
Cocoon is situated near the charming fishing village of Zambujiera del Mar, known for its untouched coastline and charming white-washed villages.