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Upcoming Events and courses in 2016
The 2016 season starts in May and there will be yoga and meditation retreats, transformative workshops, shamanic works and trainings, massage courses and our annual Sacred Music Gathering.
Many more events to be annouced...
4th - 8th of May
"Chakra massage workshop" with Suta
This workshop will intruduce you to the anciant knowledge of the chakra system and their relationship to bodywork. A journey through the depths of the energy bodies. Suta has been teaching Tantra at The School of Awakening for more than 7 years and has lead workshops worlwide. As a tantra teacher, bodyworker and sound healer he is giving in this workshop the keys to the essence of these energy centres .
See details here
11th of May - 15th of May
"Inner-quest and meditation retreat" with Suta and Miguel Humblet
In this retreat, we will explore our spiritual purpose and vision for this lifetime through guided meditation, journeys in the inner-worlds and ceremonies. There will be a Temascal/sweatlodge, wild river swimming and treks in the surrounding nature.
Details coming soon
6th - 11th of July
"Bees and women caring for each other - A holistic approach to bees and beekeeping" with Sandira Cornuejols and Belinda Bluebell
For eons, bees were considered as sacred beings of the goddesses and gods, messengers of love and guardians of the threshold between life and death.
During the last centuries this sacred relationship has been lost as we have come to see bees only as little machines that produce our honey and pollinate our monocultures. Today, bees are dying all over the world. Their disappearance feels like a radical response to the disrespect that they have been receiving from their old human friends.
During this workshop, we will reawaken our innate knowledge of the bee hive as a living being with its own soul and personality.
As we enter deeper and deeper into the fascinating world of the bee community, we will re-emerge into the sacred relationship between bees and human beings.
How do we create home for bees where we live, in a way that is based on cooperation, a process far removed from exploitation and the pressure of honey production.
Together, we will hone our perceptive tools and abilities enabling us to live within in a mutually nourishing connection with the bees.
The invitation to this workshop is restricted to women so we may create a space for the unfolding of our feminine wisdom through the contact with our Little sisters of deep knowledge.
Team: Directed by Sandira Cornuejols, assisted by Belinda Bluebell
Sandira is born from a bee-keeping mother in Brittany (France) and therefore bathed from early childhood into the world of the bees.
Today, she lives in the Peace Research Community of Tamera, in the south of Portugal. There, she has created a educational bee garden, living along side the bees with much love and passion.
Belinda started her training at The Sacred Trust working with Bee Shamanism (The Path Of Pollen) in 2006 and she has beautifully integrated this work into her practice as an intuitive Healer and Body-worker; Belinda has travelled widely studying different bodywork modalities and now lives in Totnes, Devon,England.
Some contents of this course:
-Biology of the bee and the beehive
-Global situation of the bee worldwide
-Material and tips to visit a beehive safely and respectfully
-Overview of natural bee-keeping hives
-Daily bodywork and sensorial awakening
-Visit of a hive, and making contact with the spirit of the bee
-Making your own candles and wax&honey cream
Fee: 580 Euros (including tuition, accommodation and food)
Accommodation: 4 beds tipis and tents
Food: vegetarian full board
Arrival and departure: the day before/after the course
Minimum and maximum number of participants: 6 to 12 women
Registration: email@example.com or 00351 236 098082
20th - 25th July
"Free-flow community retreat "with Claire Smith
"just hanging out and enjoying qi-gong, meditation, yoga, dance, singing, music, swimming, massage, solo, partner, group connects."
Details for the retreat coming soon...
1st - 10th of August
"Engaged Yoga retreat" with Christopher Gladwell
"I am looking forward to your company on my Empowerment Retreats. The purpose behind these retreats is for you to deepen in practice, insight, yogic realisation, love and empowerment. We will be exploring practices of Contemporary Yoga Tantra."
See details here
30th of September - 2nd of October
"Sacred Music Gathering" with Ravi Ji, Adrian Freedman, Tara Walsh, Miranda Bungi and special guests.
Ravi Ji is a world-known Kora player and singer/songwriter.
Adrian Freedman is a master of Japanese Shakuhashi. He teaches worldwide.
Tara Walsh is a kirtan facilitator and musician.
Miranda Bungi is a kirtan facilitator and musician.
A camp of concerts, kirtan and workshops. Price: 160 euros
Advance booking deal before 1st of July: 120 Euros
Includes all vegetarian meals.
Tipis available (sleeps 4/5 people) for an extra 100 Euros.
Or book yourself a glamping Tipi, a luxury set up for 2 people for an extra 200 Euros.
Details coming soon
Workshop and retreats yet to be confirmed:
Mantra and Kirtan retreat with Peter Barret in September
Taoist retreat with Marian Rose in July
Capoeira and Yoga Workshop Weekend with Emma Content and Stephen John in July
What we facilitate...
Yoga, Healing, Chi Kung, Tantra, Meditation, Massage, Ceremonies, Shamanic work and courses, Music & Art workshops, Dance and more…
Excursions to mountains, waterfalls, hot springs, river beaches, sea and various Portuguese power sites.
We also organise canoeing trips in beautiful lake sites near Gravito.
If you are interested in bringing a group to Gravito or want more information about running a retreat or a workshop here please contact us.
We are ideally suited to cater to groups of between 10 and 30 people. For this we charge 50 euros per person per day for groups of 10+ and 65 euros per day for groups of 5+. This includes full use of the facilities, accomodation in a shared tipi and full board. The teacher ifs offered aprivate bedroom free of charge.
Gravito is a non-profit organisation. All the profits are invested in the project of sustainable developement of the valley and the promotion of conscious awareness.