Philosophy and Yoga Holiday Retreats – Algarve

Let’s talk about what I’m offering here. What is the point in offering a Philosophy and Yoga Holiday Retreat when the world is burning?

This will be the second retreat Robert and I have offered in the Algarve. At the risk of blowing my own trumpet, here are some things people said: “wonderfully arranged”, “gifted teacher and philosopher who gets you thinking and moving so effortlessly”, “what made this unique was the focus on bringing together philosophy, the love and desire to really understand, appreciate and transform our situation with the practice of embodied moving meditation through yoga”. You can look at Google Reviews for more.

The point is, self-realisation requires both clear critical thinking, and the experience of embodiment of what this thinking implies. Imagine delving deep into what it means to live a good life. What is good anyhow? Is it inherent in existence, or do we have to create our own values? How does this map onto our current predicament, the existential threat posed by the ecological emergency, by fragmentation in social and ecological systems? These are the kinds of questions we will consider while we practice realisation, the moving meditation that is yoga asana practice, the focus and physiological shift that pranayama creates, and the deep transition to compassionate attunement that we can elicit through yoga nidra.

The 5 Star Cascade Wellness Resort 

October 11-16

Bookings now required with deposit by Friday June 3rd.

Price €1345 includes 6 Days, 5 Nights Bed & Breakfast, Dinner, Classes, Workshops and One to One with Dr Lucy Weir. Also Spa Treatments, Day Trip, Walks, a Sunset Beach Experience and much more….

Full Details available from Robert Heuston @ Emerald Isle Tours.

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About Cascade Wellness Resort 

Cascade Wellness Resort is located in the picturesque city of Lagos, a city of special historic importance in Portugal – it was from Lagos that Infante D. Henrique (Henry, the Navigator) set sail alongside his fellow men to conquer unknown lands and tame open seas. These men wrote fantastic pages in the history of Portuguese Discoveries and their expeditions tell tales of bravery and adventure.

Located in the West of the Algarve, Lagos offers places of historical interest and internationally recognised beaches along its magnificent coast. D. Ana beach was distinguished by the Condé Nast Traveller as one of the 50 best beaches in the world, and nearby you can also find the iconic Ponta da Piedade lighthouse. They are both at a short distance from the Cascade Wellness Resort and both will give you breathtaking feels of the authentic Algarve with the mighty Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop.

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