with Karin & Marco Circelli
Summer magic retreat in Portugal
Experience one week full of yoga, amazing food, surfing, cycling and great company. The daily yoga classes will leave you feeling strong yet balanced and grounded. As much as we will look at the energetics we’ll also spend time for proper alignment and what mindset to bring to class in order to maximize your benefits, not only on the yoga mat but also off the yoga mat. There will be enough time to just play (surfing, cycling, hiking etc.) or rest.
Return nourished with a heart full of magic and a sense of stability.
Accommodation & Food
We are staying at Cocoon Portugal (www.cocoonportugal.com). Their 275 acre property is a piece of magic. It is situated on the breathtaking Atlantic coast of Portugal, near the charming fishing village of Zambujiera del Mar, in the Alentejo region, which is known for its long stretches of untouched coastline and charming white-washed villages.
Hop on one of their bicycles to explore the area. Skinny dip in their pristine freshwater lake, or simply daydream in an oversized hammock…
Cocoon believes that a nourishing meal and a delicious feast don’t need to be exclusive of one another. Their food is local, with most of products coming from either their property, or a nearby farm. They are comfortable with accommodating dietary restrictions such as gluten free and vegan.
Facts & Price
July 21-27, 2019
Max. 16 participants
English & German
Retreat package price per person:
- Single room: CHF 1’400.-
- Option double room: Organize your room mate and pay CHF 1’250.-
- It includes room / yoga / food / car sharing
- Rental cars for airport transfers & sight seeing
- July 21: 11:45am Zurich – Lisbon (LX2084)
- July 27: 11:35am Lisbon – Zurich (LX2087)
- Costs: Approx. CHF 380.-
- Please book your flight as soon as you received our booking confirmation
Cocoon Portugal (www.cocoonportugal.com), Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal
Karin Circelli-Zemp: My yoga journey started 12 years ago, when I found myself in a Bikramyoga class, knowing immediately to want to teach this method as well. After my Bikramyoga Training I wanted to learn more and so I studied by myself and then eventually ended up in a classical 200 hrs Hatha yoga asana training, honestly struggled through a 50hrs backhanding training, and floated through a Yin training (bumpy float in the beginning, but it ended in a very smooth ride). My attention to detail derives from my own struggle and injuries I suffered when I started practicing. Attention to detail and an ability to read people’s body is my strength. I consider myself spontaneous as each and every moment evolves. They say I have a natural ability to explain the way to move, breath or sense things that will help you to further develop your practice, not only on a physical but also on a mental level. Knowing that Asana is just a small part of yoga, I continuously study and immerse myself in the Tantric Hatha Yoga philosophy & practices to become of better service for my students. After years of searching for an authentic and true yoga teacher in the yoga jungle, I finally found my teacher Octavio Salvado, who continues to teach and guide me through my journey.
Marco Circelli: Over 14 years ago my wife asked me if I wanted to try “yoga”. Skeptical I agreed and ever since then I practice yoga. We both started with Bikram Hotyoga and soon after that I tried different yoga styles knowing there is more: Ashtanga, Yin Yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa etc. It never got easier but I got a little better every time. Not only on a physical level but also on a mental level I fell in love with the practice.
Still now after all this years yoga remains hard work for me on every level. It does not only improve my posture but also my breathing and therefore concentration and focus. Yoga helps me to be more patient and supports my rather stiff body. Mid-2015, I completed the Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Cayetano Rodenas in London. Teaching children yoga packaged in a playful way is not only great fun for me but also helps the kids to be more focused. Shortly after that, I completed the 200 hours Hatha Yoga asana training and just recently immersed myself into 200hrs of traditional tantric Hatha yoga practices which I love teaching now.