New Year’s Yoga and Meditation Retreat: “The Spirit of Yoga”

Vista Quinta

Come on board with us on this journey of meditation and self-knowledge.
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At the bottom of the mystical Serra de Sintra, the way will be lead by the ancestral wisdom of Tantra Yoga, teaching us techniques and practices that allow us to develop our full potential in the various levels of existence: physical, mental and spiritual.

We will have the presence of the Indian monk Dada Krsnananda, who since 1981 teaches yoga and meditation in different parts of the world.

An opportunity to start the New Year in a tranquil and inspiring environment. Come meditate in silence, perform daily yoga practices, walk in nature, eat delicious vegetarian food, and find that inner space where you are allowed to connect in a peaceful and harmonious way with the other beings and the whole universe.

It is not necessary to have flexibility or previous experience with yoga postures or meditation.


It is possible to participate only in the days that are convenient for you.
Start: Friday 27th December 2013 – Reception in the end of the afternoon
End: Wednesday 1st January 2014 – In the afternoon

Quinta de Santa Maria – at the bottom of Serra de Sintra, an welcoming small farm, with the charm of serenity and natural beauty. The indoor environment will be changed to reflect the spirit of simplicity of the retreat. The activities room is a large, open and luminous room, with view to the Serra, including Palácio da Pena and Castelo dos Mouros. A place with conducive energy for deep moments of inspiration and introspection.

More information about the farm and pictures: see here
Map: see here
More about Sintra Natural Park and local touristic spots: see here
You are coming from abroad and need help to arrive from airport or by car? Let us know and we will help you!

All the moments of the retreat are oportunities to receive and share inspiration in a relaxed and cosy environment.
The program includes meditation moments several times per day, yoga postures in the morning and evening, presentations, workshops and activities related with the practice of yoga and meditation.
All the programs are optional.
In any moment is possible to take a walk in the farm.
– Detailed program will be available soon –
The acomodation will be in colective rooms and each participant should bring a sleeping bag and mat. The rooms are heated. There are about 20 beds, that will be reserved to those who request it, in the sequence of confirmation of registration.

It is possible to request a separate room, with aditional cost.

Materials to bring:

  • Sleeping bag and mat
  • Shoes to walk outside
  • Shoes to wear inside the house (ex: interior slipers)
  • Confortable clothes
  • Personal higiene items including towel for bath
  • Paper and pen
  • Yoga mat (there will be some available)

Contribution and inscriptions:
We made a special effort to make this retrear affordable!The requested contribution is:

(5 euros of registration) + (30 euros per day)

So, participation in 2 days is 5+30+30=65€, participation in 5 days is 155€.

Includes: participation in all the activities, acomodation starting the previous day, and vegetarian food during the retreat.
In case you want to come only on the 31st December the price will be 20 euros (includes meditation, dinner and musical program).

Note: capacity is limited. The registration is confirmed only after the payment of 50% of the amount (in person, by bank transfer or by other arrangement).

Registration can be made here: online form (in Portuguese // English)

If you have any difficulty you can register or request informations through the email [email protected]

Statements of previous retreats

Going to the retreat was an oportunity of diving in the deepest of myself. The life that pulsated in the green of the magestic mountains, the sound of nature, the meditation, the practice of yoga and the inspiration transmited by the Dadas awakened in me a growing stream of consciousness and inner well being. To remember the moments in which I watched the first rays of sun of the day, at the tune of a melody vibrating with the meaning of “love is all there is” is to be touched again by that feeling of universal love. (…) That all beings thirsty for life, freedom and divine love may dive in this fantastic journey. (Nádia Cordeiro)