ITALY RETREAT MAY 2023

Visiting Cocoon Portugal

Visiting Cocoon Portugal

Our first International Yoga retreat at the stunning cocoon Portugal 🌴📿

Cocoon Portugal is a 275 acre coastal farm + retreat, offering inspiration + community for the modern traveller.  It's also pure magic, where between the oversized hammocks and the freshwater lake, you'll start to lose track of time.  The kind of place where each morning is a celebration, practicing under the canopy of old growth pines, but so is each evening, with world class wine and fascinating dinner conversation.     

Situated on the breathtaking Atlantic coast of Portugal, near the charming fishing village of Zambujeira do Mar, in the Alentejo region, which is known for its long stretches of untouched coastline and charming white-washed villages. From Lisbon, Cocoon is about two hours drive south, entirely dependent on how many espressos you’ve had. (from Faro, slightly closer) The ocean, with bluffs, trails, and sandy coves, is a 15 minute drive away. 

 

Yoga:

Choose between our indoor shala or our outdoor pine shala - both comfortably fit 24 students. We're fully stocked with quality yoga props, a solid speaker system, tibetan singing bowls, palo santo and good vibes. Your group has access to both of our gorgeous yoga shalas. The indoor shala is light filled and has enough windows and doors for the air to circulate freely. The floor is hand-made traditional Portuguese Santa Catarina tiles, which are both beautiful and a joy to practice on. The outdoor shala has wood floors, and is shaded by a handful of old-growth pines. The outdoor shala has no walls, and is a 3 minute walk from the house. It’s especially wonderful for morning practice, as the fog rolls in.

 

ROOMS

Eleven clean + elegant rooms, each opens to an outdoor courtyard.  Each room has two single beds, that can be situated well for snugglers or snorers.  8 of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, while the remaining three rooms share a bathroom. 4 of our rooms can be converted into triples.

 

FOOD PHILOSOPHY

We believe that a nourishing meal and a delicious feast don't need to be exclusive of one another. Our food is local, with most of our produce coming from either our property, or a nearby farm. Oh yea, and we have a wood-fired pizza oven... From a sustainability standpoint, we choose not to serve red meat, pork or poultry. We do serve eggs from our chickens, locals cheeses, and occasionally wild-caught Atlantic fish. A typical breakfast includes eggs, local fruit, Greek yogurt, homemade granola, local honey, homemade jam, slow-rise bread, and a daily tonic. Lunch is often a bowl; a base of ancient grains like farro, topped with avocado, roasted veggies, nori, or mixed greens. For dinner, expect Indian + Japanese curries, Mediterranean stews, legumes, rice, salad and dessert. We also have an outdoor, wood-fired Pizza oven. Once you confirm your booking, we’ll work with you in terms of meal plan, dietary restrictions, and timing. We’re comfortable with accommodating dietary restrictions such as gluten free and vegan.

NATURE + ADVENTURE

Hop of one of the bicycles to explore the area. Help us collect eggs from the crazy chickens. Skinny dip in our pristine freshwater lake, or simply daydream in our oversized hammocks... We’re just 10 minutes drive from the beach. Praia de Malhao is one of our favs - a fabulous untouched beach, perfect for surfing, swimming, or sunbathing. There's also world-class hiking, on the famed Costa Vicentina trail.

 

View our Portugal retreat here!

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