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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.
28th of May - 4th of June
"Engaged Yoga and Pranamotion" with Christopher Gladwell and Sarah Harlow
Clarity, sustainability and power in practice. Generate high states of wellbeing.
What is yoga really about?
Yoga has alway been about Moksha or authentic freedom. Learn the five key energies of yogic practice, the four principles that generate authentic freedom and the three keys to non-dual realisation. Working with understanding how the practice can be used to be effective for our bodies, work with Ahimsa and preventative medicine in practice. Sustainability and power in practice and generating high states of wellbeing. Toxic conditioning (samsara halahala in Sanskrit) makes you small, weak, inadequate and powerless. Engaged Yoga-Tantra invites you to find your greatest potential and live an empowered, engaged and awakened life. Fully knowing your core-identity is key to this empowerment. Living from this radiance in each moment is not only more than possible, it’s the life you most deeply want. Engaged Yoga-Tantra says it’s not only possible , it is inevitable, through discipline, diligence, devotion, awareness and relaxation into what is.
See details here
22nd - 26th of June
"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."
Please note this is a closed group.
26th - 30th of July
"Summer Tao Yoga Retreat" with Marian Rose and Leah Barnett
Come explore your senses, celebrate your sensuality and reconnect to your true nature in this luscious Portuguese retreat.
An enticing alchemy of ancient traditions tailored for modern earth walkers. Experience gentle yet powerful taoist and yoga practices, plus time for relaxation in the rivers, lakes and forested hills. You’ll leave revitalised and reconnected to your bodies and to the magic of life!
Cost: £300 (approx 388 euros)
Includes full board in glam tipis and 3 locally sourced, home cooked meals a day.
Contact Marian on firstname.lastname@example.org or Leah on email@example.com
Open to seasoned practitioners and newcomers in both yoga and qi gong / taoist practise. All welcome!
Included in the retreat:
3 delicious home cooked meals a day. (Locally sourced, mainly organic)
Accommodation is Glamping in shared tipis. 4 people max per tipi. (single available at a supplement)
1 Early Morning Qi Gong session per day – your morning prayer to connect with the earth!
1 Taoist practice session per day, (incl: meditations, healing sounds, micro-cosmic orbit activation, energy cultivation and circulation)
2 Yoga sessions per day (incl: mindful movement led by the breath, mantra and Japa sounding, pranayama, deep relaxation & gentle inner reflection).
One optional session (for women only) to explore the sacred taoist healing art of the Jade Egg.
One optional session (TBC) for men only to explore the men’s sacred practises of the tao.
Free time in the hottest part of the day to siesta / swim in the river / explore the fields and forests….
For more details re ‘Getting There’ and local places to visit near the Gravito retreat centre check out www.gravito.co.uk
Deposit on booking: £140 (180 euros) Account details upon request.
Remainder: £160 (208 euros) by 7.07.2016
1st - 10th of August
"ENCOUNTER SOURCE POWER AND ENGAGED YOGA THROUGH PURE YOGA-TANTRA "
A seven night empowerment retreat with Christopher Gladwell and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
With ritual space holding and healing ceremonies, women’s circles, life-stage initiations and men’s group work.
See details here
15th – 20th August 2016
"Fire of the Heart" – with Katy Keel
Connect with your heart and your authentic self
Learn techniques to connect to spirit through your heart centre
Clear obstacles and reveal the clarity and radiance of your soul
Walk your path and understand your life purpose
The retreat includes:
❖ Accommodation in glamping teepees
❖ All meals, freshly prepared locally sourced vegan /vegetarian food
❖ Daily yoga practice on beautiful outdoor decking or in the large yurt
❖ Program of meditation and transformational practices
❖ On-site holistic therapies (charged separately)
❖ Free time hiking, walking, swimming in the river
❖ Optional permaculture activities
❖ Partners and children welcome
The sun will be in Leo and we are lucky enough to have a full moon during the retreat!
This is an incredible opportunity to get away from it all, spend time in nature, connect with like-minded others and really get clear on your soul path and life purpose. You will also have the chance to learn about Eco living, permaculture and sustainable practices.
Retreat Price: £550
Non-refundable deposit: £220
Balance of £330 payable by 15th July.
Price does not include flights. Transfers can be arranged on request.
Your retreat leader is Katy Keel, healer, spirit coach and groupleader who teaches courses, runs regular women's circles and meditation groups, and holds transformational retreats in Glastonbury and around the world. Katy is passionate about bringing people together for Lightwork and self-mastery, and loves working with sacred sites and astrological portals, incorporating shamanic, spiritual and alchemical processes into her work.
For more info, contact Katy at Soul Radiance:
www.katykeel.com Info@katykeel.com Facebook: Soul Radiance
25th August – 30th August
'Satya Summer Retreat" with Tara Walsh
6 days of yoga, meditation, and sacred music immersed in nature, and surrounded by the beautiful mountains and valleys of Portugal.
The retreat includes:
- daily yoga classes
- evening meditations
- sacred song circles
- vegetarian food
- 1 day juice cleanse
- accommodation in tipis
- river swimming and hiking
- hammock relaxing and much more….!
Tara Walsh has more than 16 years experience studying the art of yoga. In her own yoga centre in San Lorenzo de El Escorial she teaches weekly yoga classes, meditation workshops, holds sacred song circles, and gathers groups together on a monthly basis to celebrate the new moon and detoxing rituals. During this retreat she will combine all her experience and knowledge to offer you an unforgettable experience of rejuvenation and profound relaxation.
In collaboration with David Regos, vegetarian cook, they are preparing a retreat focused on inspiring a deep reconnection with nature where we will once again experience the sacred language of the body and breath. You will have the opportunity to receive invigorating and cleansing morning yoga classes, relaxing evening meditations, sacred music by firelight and delicious vegetarian food to feed the body and soul.
Gravito has been chosen as the venue to host this beautiful offering for its magic and exquisiteness. We will be well looked after with all comforts whilst remaining deeply rooted in nature and natural surroundings.
Hidden in a valley of tipis and yurts with access to a private river, this place forms part of a project envisioned by Miguel and Shobha, a couple with extensive experience in hosting all manner of retreats dedicated to healing and reconnection with oneself and nature. We will spend out days immersed in nature whilst also retaining all of our home comforts to give us the ultimate experience of relaxation and rejuvenation. The tipis are well equipped with real beds and linen, lighting, and the food will be 100% vegetarian and organic. There are communal bathrooms, crafted by Miguel, with all we could wish for, plus many hidden spaces where we can lounge in hammocks, reading and relaxing, returning to our breath and returning to silence.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR BOOKINGS BEFORE 1st MAY: 390€
AFTER 1st MAY: 450€
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd - 9th of September
"Portugal retreat" with Gudrun Boost and Geoffrey Smith
for a full program detail see www.thehealinghome.dk
12th - 18th of September
"Heart Listening Training & Retreat ' With Dominique Meeroff
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Heart Listening is a practice of inner awareness, transformation and creativity, a new of tuning in to your heart for clear and direct inner guidance in all areas of your life. This is next level awareness, a new way of accessing deep inner wisdom for healing & transformation, and to create & manifest from the heart so that we can live differently, relate differently, and create the world we live in from a new heart centred perspective. Learn to listen to your heart, learn to listen to others through your heart. This simple practice will change your life.
On this training you will learn to:
-Listen to your heart, listen to others through your heart
-Access the inner guidance of your heart, the heart of humanity, of the planet and of Life itself.
-Create from the heart, discover what the heart wants to create in your life, your relationships, your work and your community
-Heal and transform issues and patterns that hold you back, block or challenge your relationships, your work, or your creativity
Heart Listening is used for:
Self Practice & Personal Expansion
Learn to practice heart listening in every area of your life including your personal evolution, your body’s needs and challenges, your relationships, your work & purpose.
Learn to create from heart: bring through a new relationship, a BOOK or creative project, a business using heart guidance
Learn to transform old blocks and patterns using the power of the heart
Working with others
Learn to work one on one with clients live or on Skype
Learn to work with couples & families
Learn to work with businesses to resolve challenges or bring through heart wisdom around new businesses or new expressions of existing businesses
Creative sessions with clients who want to create a BOOK, a project or a company that is heart based
Learn to run Vision Circles, a practice of accessing heart wisdom in groups
Work with groups, teams, businesses & communities live or online focusing on any issue that needs clarity and expansion
Work with groups focusing on planetary issues to access the deeper heart wisdom around the purpose, meaning and way forward beyond these challenges
Who is Heart Listening for:
Individuals ready to move beyond the mind and live from the heart
Anyone who wants the heart’s perspective & solutions around their story, issues and challenges
Anyone who has physical issues and wants to understand the true nature of the experience and how to transform it
Couples & parents who want to create and maintain a heart centred relationship and family, using heart wisdom
Creatives & manifestors who want to birth a relationship, a BOOK, a business or creative project
Healers and practitioners who want to add a new dimension to their work
Counsellors who want to move out of the head and fast track their clients progress by accessing the hearts perspective and solutions
Business leaders who want to align their business to the deeper needs of Humanity, the Planet and Life itself
Visionaries who want to run groups to understand & transform the great challenges we face by accessing heart wisdom & creativity
The training comes with a comprehensive manual & Certificate of Attendance, so you can work professionally and go on to give sessions & run groups.
When: Monday September 12th 6pm – Sunday September 18th 12pm
Where: Gravito, Leiria, Portugal (click here for directions, pictures and more information)
Cost: £975 includes the training, your food and accommodation (transport not included)
Early bird before August 1st, 2016 £875 (save £100)
Full Price after August 1st, 2016 £975
DEPOSIT £300 to reserve your place. If balance is paid in instalments or in full by August 1st you may pay the Early Bird Price of £875, if not paid full by August 1st, then the full payment of £975 will be due. In case of all cancellations £300 is non-refundable.
30th of September - 2nd of October
"Sacred Music Gathering" with Mariana Root, Ravi Ji, Adrian Freedman, Tara Walsh, Miranda Bungi and special guests.
Mariana Root Natural expression of Love through acoustic world medicine portuguese music.
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
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.