Become a spiritual warrior and discover a unique path into a mystical world in our 3-week residential Tantra Yoga Level 1 retreat, hosted amidst the picturesque hillsides of Enxara do Bispo, Portugal.
Abundant with powerful Tantra Yoga teachings, you can expect to make a real shift in your consciousness in this retreat experience, maturing into a true spiritual aspirant with unwavering motivation and inspiration to realise your true Self.
The course combines the practical and theoretical teachings of authentic Hatha Yoga – an energy-based, tantric form of Yoga – focusing on strengthening the mind. Key teachings include purification techniques from Kriya Yoga, Laya Yoga initiations, the principles of yama and niyama, an introduction to Karma and Nidra Yoga, exploration of chakra science, practice of meditation techniques stemming from the ancient yogic tradition and examination of the various stages and branches of the Yoga system.
As a student you will develop a thorough understanding of yogic philosophy and spirituality.
Within our comprehensive Yogic Path the Tantra Yoga Module is like the trunk of the tree – the most important pillar from which your evolution branches from.
What you will gain:
- Deeper understanding into your true nature
- Boost in your energy and vitality
- Build your character and become a powerful being
- Rejuvenation and strengthening of your physical body
- Discover emotional balance and inner harmony
- Improve self-confidence and willpower
- Awareness of your behavioral patterns
- Create healthy and beneficial new habits
- Enhance mental clarity and focus
- Receive inspiration and proven methods to reach life goals
- Spiritual insight and motivation
Teachings of Level 1:
- Transformational understanding of yogic science and philosophy
- Instruction in 20 Hatha Yoga asanas, including physical performance and energetic and healing effects
- Introduction to various branches of Yoga, such as Kriya, Laya, Karma and Nidra
- In-depth knowledge of the complete chakra system and its relationship to your personal practice and daily life
- An overview of yogic diets, including Ayurveda and macrobiotics
- Powerful yogic techniques for purifying and cleansing the body
- Enhanced power of the mind through concentration and visualization techniques
- Initiation by an advanced teacher to unlock the power of the bija mantra of Laya Yoga
- Instruction and practice in lucid dreaming
Who is this course for?
This is a spiritual retreat to discover answers and the happiness that lies within, all in a supportive group setting of like-minded people.
Our Tantra Yoga Level 1 course is open to anyone, regardless of previous experience, age or physical fitness. Those new to Yoga will be able to follow the teachings with ease and excitement, while more experienced students will benefit from abundant opportunities to deepen their knowledge and personal practice.
Yoga is often purely associated with physical and gymnastic-types of practices. However, in this course you will discover this ancient practice transcends this superficiality and instead dives deeply into the infinite world of spiritual evolution.
Teachers of this retreat
Immerse yourself in a deep retreat experience while gaining unprecedented knowledge into a vast spiritual dimension available to you.
Day 1 (8 September 2019): Arrival and welcome
At 16:00 the group transport bus departs from Lisbon. The exact departure location will be communicated to all participants. We recommend that you arrive to Lisbon at least a couple of hours before this departure time (or why not a day before!). The drive to the venue is estimated to last about one hour. At 19:00 welcome dinner begins at the venue followed by the retreat introduction at 20:00.
Days 2-21 (9 – 28 September 2019): Teachings and practice
On the 2nd day the teachings commence. You will be studying and practicing Yoga for approximately seven hours daily. Our teaching day starts at 7:00 and runs until 20:00, with several breaks organized throughout the day.
This Yoga retreat includes two Yoga sessions each day, 6 days per week, as well as meditation practices, lectures and other teachings. Sundays are allocated for rest and rejuvenation and are generally free days.
Example of daily schedule:
07:00 Session I: Morning practice
10:00 Session II: Teachings
13:00 Lunch and break
16:30 Session III: Afternoon practice
18:30 Session IV: Teachings
21:00 Satsang, spiritual movie, special meditations or sauna
23:00 Lights out!
Day 22 (29 September 2019): Final ceremony and conclusion
Conclusion of the retreat and departure after lunch. Group bus transport back to Lisbon will depart latest 15:00. Do not plan your flights out of Lisbon earlier than 19:00.
This retreat is conducted in English. To gain the most from your experience and before applying, please ensure that your language proficiency is adequate enough to follow lectures and that you are more or less fluent in English.
Of course! Our Tantra Yoga program is an essential component of the Tantric Yogi Path, which Somananda Tantra School offers. Tantra Yoga Level 1 is the first element in this highly spiritual Yoga program and is a prerequisite for joining subsequent and higher Yoga levels within our curriculum. For full clarity on the necessary stages and steps of the Tantric Yogi Path please see the outline of our curriculum.
The course is designed for everyone regardless of age, physical ability, or previous experience with Yoga.
Our Tantra Yoga modules include teachings from various tantric branches of Yoga such as Hatha, Laya, Kundalini and others. Additionally, teachings from other Yoga branches are also included such as Kriya, Nidra and Karma.
We are offering a comprehensive, energy-based program which includes strengthening mental concentration and spiritual initiation.
This can vary. Generally, each day consists of 3-4 hours of asana or Yoga practice, 1-2 hours of meditation and 1-3 hours of theoretical teachings. Occasional supplemental satsangs, or spiritual discourse/lectures, will be offered in the evenings.
On average, a full day will be between 7-8 hours of teaching and practice, with many breaks organized throughout the day for rest and revitalization.
Yes your own Yoga mat is always required. All retreat participants will receive an email detailing the guidelines on how to prepare and what to bring with them to the course.
- Have an open mind to spiritual teachings and a willingness to learn and explore authentic knowledge
- Arrive on time to each class and teaching
- No smoking, alcohol or recreational drugs during the retreat
- We recommend avoiding phone and internet usage completely during the retreat. However, the maximum usage time is restricted to 1 hour per day during the lunch break.
This course includes intense study and practice of the yogic teachings. Please realistically evaluate yourself before applying. By submitting an application you are indicating that you are ready to meet the demands of the course in terms of your time and energy. You will receive a link to the Application Form after you have completed the deposit payment.
Early-early bird fee: €2245, available if full payment is completed by 7 July 2019
Early bird fee: €2445, available if full payment is completed by 7 August 2019
Regular fee: €2645, in effect beginning 8 August 2019
The course fee includes: All course teachings and various supplies, course materials, accommodation on a shared occupancy basis, rejuvenating meals three times a day, chartered bus transport from Lisbon to course venue and return, unlimited drinking water and tea.
The course fee does not include: Flights and other transportation to Portugal or Lisbon, the cost of personal supplies for each participant (e.g. Yoga mat, Yoga clothes, and other items – a list will be sent prior to the course start date).
To book your place at this retreat a minimum deposit of €650 (Payment 1) is required. This amount is included in the prices listed above. You may make the remaining tuition payment (Payment 2) according to the Course Fee timings shown above.
Please read and affirm that you fully understand our Terms of Service and Liability Waiver and Course Participation Agreement before making your payments as other payment and cancellation policies also apply.
This retreat is taking place in a beautiful countryside location just an hour drive from Lisbon city and Lisbon airport. Quinta da Enxara is a peaceful paradise in the hills close to natural beauty and stunning views. This makes it a perfect getaway place for your spiritual Yoga immersion.
The venue offers a natural swimming pool and wood-heated sauna. Nourishing meals are made of local farm produce.
Accommodation is in lovely comfortable yurts or rooms and in shared occupancy with 2 to 5 people. There is also one dormitory with up to 10 people. Bathrooms are shared (no en suite). Accommodation will generally be allocated based on your sign up date. Couples will have their own private yurt or room. Personal laundry can be done on site free of charge.