3rd April to 8th April
10th April to 15h April
17th April to 22h April
24th April to 29h April
With Aday García Anahat, Victor Ángel Marín and Ricardo Marquez
Come to the 5 days retreat
INTEGRATIVE HEALING YOGA RETREAT AT PICO ISLAND, AZORES
Learning how to revitalize your body through the right diet and natural medicine, opening up to a more authentic movement and expression with dance and shamanic exercises, having an emotional detox with breathwork and developing compassion, and creating a positive mindset understanding mind, and emotions. All of this is fully guided by the wisdom of modern psychology and ancient spiritual technology. We will be practicing self-healing, massage, guided meditations for awakening, and traditional Yoga, all of this in an inspired sequence of joyful experiences. Join us in this journey to discover a better version of yourself at one of the most beautiful spots in the world, a jewel in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
We invite you to rediscover your own innate power for perfect health, happiness and strength with this unique yoga retreat.
This is an invitation to commune with nature in one of the most powerful environments considered by National Geographic as a hidden jewel of the world. Join us for this experience to reconnect yourself with the ancient tools of Yoga, and modern neuroscience.
During this week we will have a gradual immersion in the yoga practice as a technology to awaken a huge potential within you for
self-healing, higher expressions of joy in your life as a vehicle to build up more and more confidence.
Introduction and sharing circle
Yin Yoga: Grownding and body awareness
Guided hypnotic meditation to opening up to receiving the blessing and start with a begining mind
Introduction to yogasanas and prana kriyas (tecniques to align the body and prepare the system to chanalise your higher potential)
Guided hypnotic meditation to reprogram your system to heal and achieve the best version of yourself (goal seting)
The shore, the border-contact: attentive awareness in trio work into the heated-pool
Sunset sungazing with chanting and mantra or dance
Sharing circle and one to one short healing sessions
Yoga, Pranayama and Self healing process (from heart to warm hands)
Guided hypnotic meditation to reprogram your system to heal and achieve the best version of yourself (finding and breaking up limiting beliefs )
Excursion with pic-nic. Forest bath
Feel the tide, the breath of the universe: Experience of attentive awareness in trio work into the heated-pool
Sunset sungazing with chanting and mantra or dance
Sharing circle and one to one short healing sessions
Yoga, Pranayama and Self healing process (third eye activation) with Anahat Aday
Guided hypnotic meditation to reprogram your system to heal and achieve the best version of yourself (the therapeutical journey)
“Buoyancy, the universe holds you” Experience of craneo-sacral attentive awareness in trio work into the heated-pool
Ayurvedic workshop, preparing lunch
Sharing circle and Meditation
Yoga, Pranayama and Self healing process (from devotion into ecstasis)
Guided hypnotic meditation to reprogram your system to heal and achieve the best version of yourself (Meeting your future self)
Excursion with pic-nic. Visit to nearby natural pools by the sea
All rivers die to the sea: Experience of attentive awareness in trio work into the heated-pool
Sunset sungazing with chanting and mantra
Sharing circle and closing ceremony with ecstatic dance
*This program schedule is indicative and the schedules and the order of the activities may vary according to the dynamics of the group itself.
Meals will be brought to your by Francisco Basílio.
He cooks the most delicious and pretty food that we can experience. He finds the most unusual local delicacies and bring to you the most amazing food degustations.
Thoughout the whole season, in every retreat, you will have some interesting kitchen Conversations
- Sacred Digestive Fire - The importance of digestion in health and well-being: we are not what we eat but what we digest
- Ayurveda - the art of living and the science of self-healing - an ancestral technology brought to the present day in a "user-friendly" format and preventive medicine;
- Vegetable protein - nutraceuticals - the key substitutes for animal protein;
- Functional nutrition for athletes (Show Cooking)
You will be able to go through some Workshops / Cooking classes
- Traditional Portuguese reinterpreted
- Ayurvedic cuisine
- Healthy snacks to receive at home
You will experience Sensory dinners
- The five senses explored in a gastronomic experience, integrated in a "liminal" session in which the senses are put to the test through blind tests, synesthesia and vulnerability, stimulating and promoting the sense of the Now
Aday García Anahat (from Canarias, Spain)
Director of YogaEnTenerife healing retreats and Master in Clinical Psychology, Aday has been for the last 7 years organizing monthly healing journeys of a week duration using yoga, meditation and personal transformation through spiritual wisdom.
He has studied Siddha and Sanjevani healing with the father of Indian Healing, Dr. Avdoot Baba Shivanand in India, London, and South Africa. Leaded Ayurvedic detox retreats, studied with Tibetan Lamas, practiced Bioenergetic Gestalt analysis and therapy, cooperate through ancient medicine with shamans from Peru, Mexico, Russia or Greece to heal from the physical, mental, emotional and causal bodies.
Such a vast curriculum and life journey can be only experienced through natural and spontaneous connection in a joyful presence.
Victor Angel Marín (from Cadiz, Spain)
Born in Arcos de la Frontera, a beautiful white village in the Sierra de Cádiz, Víctor Ángel has been dedicated to Natural Therapies for more than a decade.
After having lost his parents at a very young age, Víctor has deeply experienced the need to integrate the emotional traces that his story left in his body. The urgent need for answers to the great existential querries in search for meaning took him to the manual listening of the body as a gateway to the deeper intelligence and the Heart.
Going from the physical to the emotional and energetic. "being" with the patient instead of "doing", led Víctor to find a method of manual work where the healing power is expressed from kindness and awareness to the global self.
Ricardo Marquez (from Canarias, Spain)
Psychologist, Hypnotherapist and Facilitator. Teaching the path to authenticity and the achievement of inner freedom. Experienced as a psychotherapist, teacher and team coach shares a holistic approach to guide you into a truth and higher version of yourself.
In addition to training in clinical and health psychology, last generation therapies, analytical hypnotherapy and emotional inteligence coaching, his own path of discovery has led him to study and practice Mindfulness, Tantric Philosophy, Authentic relating, Coaching, and Emotional Intelligence as well as other aspects related to personal and social development.
Having extensive experience teaching and training to different professional and personal groups, as well as facilitating experiences, workshops and retreats related to personal well-being, stress release, tantra and authentic relationships.
He is also the co-founder of Shine Bienestar and the Facilitation School For Therapeutic Work, both projects dedicated to supporting people to awaken to their true essence and potential through experiences, individual sessions and workshops.
Chef Francisco Basilio
Francisco Basilio was born in Portugal, Lisbon, and started studying psychology after high school, but soon realised that transforming reading nature into food cook was his thing, as it would place him between men and nature, being able to create synergy, balance and art and understanding agriculture, chemistry, and health. Soon he starts to travel around the world learning new cultures, gastronomic landscapes and techniques. At the age of 25 he travelled to India by mistake, or happy incident, and got acquainted with Indian Cuisine and Ayurvedic medicine.
Being able to be our own doctor and achieve that with the power of food was just amazing, in his opinion. And transforming the kitchen in a pharmacy was set as the new goal for the traveller chef. A trip that was supposed to last 1 month and half turned into a long journey of 7 months. He closed his restaurant (Big Blue, Sesimbra Marina, Portugal) and shifted his kitchen pantry.
Mixing together Psychology, Gastronomy and this beautiful ancient holistic medicine seemed to him a perfect triangle to change his path and position towards food. After all, the rhythm, ego war and the fever of Michelin stars were not satisfying him the most, and it made more sense for him to think about healthy or nourishment stars and help people (and himself!) making the right choices and cook them by themselves. This process’s one of the most therapeutic since it brings men to earth, to grow, collect, transform and offer goods and food to others. Cooking our own food grows consciousness and, in the end, we can make healthy, freaking pretty, delicious and Gourmet.
Question is, modern nutrition shows statistically, what’s good and bad. Ok… So, why then does everyone keeps on doing same mistakes?
Using Ayurveda´s holistic matrix and separating primary food from secondary food (being the primary food the relationships we have, the attitude in life, our partners, our sexual partners, our sleep, our spiritual development and activities, physical activities, emotions, basically, and, secondary: food, the food itself, it’s proved that if primary food is on its best, intuition grows, the body intellect gets accurate and smart choices take place, intuitively, don’t giving way for mind cravings and emotional hunger.
Ayurveda helps understanding cosmos and create consciousness for a great marriage between the microcosms (our physical body) and macrocosms (the environment where we live) - leading to health maintenance; for a balanced, peace-full, mindful and nourished life.
Good Food Good Mood
Nowadays, Francisco divides his time in between learning and teaching Ayurveda, community projects with schools and WHO (World Health Organization) developing social reintegration and psycho-physical rehabilitation.
Cooking is an act of Love, bringing together people realities – culture, health and Art/creativity as a form of (self)healing.