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08/05/2020 13/05/2020

San Pedro & Yoga retreat

Europe - 5 days

Highlights

3 ceremonies transpersonal-psychotherapist 5 nights accommodation

Overview

Join Maestro of San Pedro, Dr Rubén Orellana PhD, transpersonal-psychotherapist Michele Costa Lukis and shamanic practitioner Leandro D’Andrea as they guide you through three traditional ceremonies of the sacred visionary plant medicine, wachuma.

Experienced teachers, Craig Norris and Michele Pianigiani will lead you through beautifully held daily yoga practices designed to deepen your connection to Wachuma and yourself. Combining multiple disciplines and drawing inspiration from their backgrounds in Forrest, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Iyengar, Yin and Restorative Yoga, Craig and Michele work together to meet the needs of each student with sensitivity, precision and laughter, evolving your existing practice and introducing you to new ones.

Yoga Sessions will include: asana practice from multiple disciplines (Forrest, Ashtanga, Restorative, Yin, Yoga Nidra), technique discussions, pranayama, breath work, restorative, specific adjustments suited to the individuals needs, time for questions.

Although we don't see ourselves as part of the eco-tourism, but rather see eco-friendly as a part of our daily lifestyle to look after the environment and our impact on it. We grow organic vegetables, herbs, fruit, which is not only a practice, but defines and influence our complete lifestyle. Therefore we do as much as we can to limit our impact on the environment. This includes basic things like a Saltwater swimming pool, recycling 90% of all our waste (we have no rubbish collection), composting, using Thermodynamic // heat-pump energy (heat in the air) to heat our domestic water, eco-friendly cleaning products, optional towel changes mid week, and selling arts & Crafts by local people to name but a few. Our idea is to provide luxury, BUT with a consciousness on the impact on the environment, by respecting the seasons and what they offer.

 

Location

Our location

Our home will be a beautiful holistic retreat centre set in a small valley in the forested hills of Central Portugal. Far from the crowds, the centre is a lovingly restored hundred year old manor house with wonderful views of the valley. We hope you will enjoy the stunning views and take a walk through the local forests. During our time together, we encourage you to take a break from any devises that will distract from immersing yourself in the natural beauty of your new surroundings and your experience with Wachuma.

Set in a rural valley surrounded by eucalyptus forest plantation, just think of being located on a farm. The venue consists of the main Manor house (over 100 years old), shaded courtyard garden for al-fresco eating, herb & flower garden, vegetable garden, orchard, yoga shala, swimming pool, ruins in a secluded valley. Perfect setting for your exclusive group retreat in rural central Portugal where mainstream tourism doesn't exist yet.

Here at Brejo in the middle of the peaceful mountainous region of central Portugal, where we still collect spring water to drink from free public springs, bath in mineral water direct from the earth, swim in rivers and lakes and walk through manned forests; where you see no other person.

Accommodation

Bedroom 1: 2 single beds, 1st floor, en-suite

Bedroom 2: 2 single bed, 1st floor, en-suite

Bedroom 3: 2 single beds, 1st floor, en-suite

Bedroom 4: 3 single beds, 1st floor, en-suite

Bedroom 5: 3 single beds, 1st floor, en-suite

Bedroom 6: 1 double bed, 1st floor, en-suite

Bedroom 7: 3 single beds Ground floor, not en-suite

Twin en-suite Bedroom 1
€1400 Per person per stay
This en-suite bedroom used to be the original kitchen of the Manor house. One bed is situated under the chimney, which is now blocked off. The main window in the bedroom looks out onto the court yard, while the other looks out on the back patio (It used to be an external door to the patio) Wood floor and ceiling. This room is a bit more separate from the rest of the bedrooms, so we typically put couples in here.
Twin en-suite Bedroom 2
€1400 Per person per stay
Twin en-suite bedroom facing the front of the Manor house. The shared (with Bedroom 3) Juliet-balcony overlooks our organic vegetable garden.
Twin en-suite Bedroom 3
€1400 Per person per stay
This en-suite bedroom, used to be the master bedroom of the Manor house. The Juliet balcony (shared with bedroom 2) over looks our organic vegetable garden. The 2nd last King of Portugal slept over in this master bedroom during a hunt in our region. However, we had to reduce the size of the master bedroom by building 2 en-suite bathrooms on the one side.
Triple en-suite bedroom 4
€1400 Per person per stay
This en-suite triple room, has a Juliet balcony over looking our organic vegetable garden. Wood floors and ceiling. During winter months when the venue is closed, this rooms get used as the living room, which is why it has a build in wood stove.
Triple en-suite bedroom 5A and B
€1400 Per person per stay
This en-suite bedroom consists of 3 rooms. You enter the bedroom by walking into bedroom 5A, to the left is bedroom 5B and to the right is the en-suite bathroom. The Juliet balcony is in Bedroom 5A
Double en-suite bedroom 6
€1400 Per person per stay
This en-suite bedroom consists of 3 rooms, and has a double bed in the bedroom, the wardrobe and table in the study and the bathroom in the 3rd room. It can be used either by the Tutor, or a couple. The windows over look the back of the house towards the herb garden.
Triple non-en-suite Bedroom 7
€1400 Per person per stay
This budget bedroom is situated on the ground floor with an external door. The bathroom is on the same ground floor, but 6 meters away and shared with the rest of the group as a downstairs toilet during the day. The bathroom has 2 toilets, 2 wash basins, and 2 shower rooms.

Menu

We serve various raw and vegan dishes in our standard vegetarian menu, please let us know if you require Vegan only before you arrive.

We make low sugar Jams from most of the fruit, which is served with breakfasts. Some of the Veggies we pickle to produce things like Gherkins, Chutneys, preserves which we serve with lunch.

Then, we 'grow' varieties of Yogurts, to serve with fresh fruit salad, and milk Kefir for probiotics. Then we also make our own: Water-Kefir and Pear-ale, (both flavoured with healing ginger) and Lemon squash, and elderflower syrup which all make a refreshing cold drink. We also grow Kombucha to provide yet another healthy drink for our guests, who wish to fill their gut with all the good bacteria required for building a healthy immune system. Mung bean sprouts, soaked raw oaks, raw gazpacho soup and smoothies helps to eat healthy raw food without thinking about it. In addition, we make and serve plenty of fermented raw foods to boost your microbiome. The home-made bread is made from sour-dough we grow and 'Herman' ; our culture is now 6 years old and have offspring all over the world already. We gladly gift this culture to any guest who is interested in baking their own sour-dough bread.

Our Veg Patch is a huge part of Brejo Tribe life. We were lucky to receive it clean of chemicals (it has been lying dormant for at least 20 years before we accepted the job as Caretakers) and packed with good quality soil.

We LOVE nature and the amazing natural eco system. So we endeavour to eat seasonal (and prevent help creating a market for imported foods, when there is such an abundance of quality tasty local produce in central Portugal) This also extends to our lifestyle, so we do not use poisons and chemicals.

We grow a huge variety of veggies, which feeds the two of us all year round, because we process many of them into pickles, chutneys, pesto etc. But we plant plenty more to use for the retreats too.

Instructors

Dr Rubén Orellana

Having majored in chemistry and social sciences, Rubén is an expert on the historical and contemporary aspects of San Pedro shamanism and healing in Peru. He spent twenty-two years as head curator of Machu Picchu where he is credited with the discovery of forty-four new sites. In addition to his academic credentials as a historian and scientist, Dr Orellana is a practicing shaman himself, studying with the healers or Paqo (Shaman) of the Andes from the age of seven. Rubén’s knowledge of healing plant medicine and ceremonies has been passed down through generations of Andean tradition. When Michele once asked Ruben how many times he had conducted San Pedro ceremonies, he paused and said “over eight hundred”.

Michele Costa Lukis

Michele Costa Lukis brings her expertise of twenty years as a practicing psychotherapist and Shamanic practitioner whose work has led her around the world, studying many varied traditions over the past twenty years. She is also a Reiki Master and regularly holds workshops in the UK and works alongside Dr. Rubén Orellana as a guide in Peru.

Languages

English Spanish Peruvian

Not included

flights to and from Portugal personal travel insurance airport tax or personal spending

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