FOLLOW THE SUN - VINYASA FLOW IMMERSION & RETREAT
ERICEIRA - PORTUGAL 2019
Roots Guesthouse, R. Principal 5, 2640-206, Casais de São Lourenço, Portugal.
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
Lisa: +351 910 418 225 or WhatsApp +46764220489
Nazareno: +351 914 827 734 (same for WhatsApp)
Roots Guesthouse: +351 962 525 222
TRANSPORT / HOW TO GET THERE
If you’re looking at being more independent and are curious to explore the area during the retreat, we highly recommend getting a rental car. It’s pretty cheap to get one in Portugal, especially in May and October as it’s not high season here then.
Check out www.rentalcars.com for good deals!
If you’re skipping the car (which is totally fine!), your option is either to grab a taxi at the airport or use public transport (bus) to get to the retreat. If you’d like to connect to others doing the same, and maybe share a ride to the venue, let us know - we’ll put you in touch with others arriving at a similar time.
From Lisbon airport to Roots Guesthouse a taxi ride is about 60-70 €. You can grab one outside of the arrival hall or if you’d like us to order one - for you we for sure can!
To take the bus to Ericeira you need to go to Campo Grande Bus station, located only a 5 min taxi ride (costs about 7€) from the airport. There are buses leaving to Ericeira every hour (sometimes more). The bus ride will take around 1-1,5 hr (there’s one express bus and one with more stops).
You can find the timetable at www.mafrense.pt.
If you’d like to get picked up at the bus station in Ericeira let us know before hand and we’ll arrange it (free of charge). The other option is to take a taxi from there - it will only take a few minutes and shouldn’t cost more than 10€.
Let us know if you have any questions regarding your transportation - we’re here to help!
CHECK IN / ARRIVAL DAY
Check in at Roots Guesthouse is at 4pm on the first day of the retreat. If you arrive earlier you can of course put your luggage in the villa until the time of check in. Maybe have a walk to Sao Lourenco beach and/or grab a lunch at Restaurante Golfinho overlooking the ocean. If you like a cup of coffee you can drop in at Ondina Guesthouse (run by the same owners as Roots Guesthouse) only 3 minutes away from the villa.
The retreat officially starts at 5pm when we meet in the villa for a light snack. Together we’ll walk down to our ocean-view yoga shala for a welcome gathering and a Flow & Yin practice.
CHECK OUT / DEPARTURE DAY
The retreat ends after yoga and breakfast on the last day of the retreat. Check out is at 11am. If you arrive a day or more before the retreat, or would like to stay longer at the villa, please contact Roots Guesthouse directly to make a separate booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
We can also recommend other places in Ericeria - have a look further down for recommendations.
5 Nights Shared Accommodation at Roots Guesthouse - a private villa exclusively ours for the retreat (dif. options available)
Daily Vinyasa Flow classes (90min) with Lisa and/or Nazareno
4 Afternoon or Evening Yin/Restorative yoga á 90min
1 Yoga Workshop (2 hrs)
Healthy Breakfast Buffet
Wholesome Vegetarian Dinners
Airport Pick Up
Sports Massage / Ayurvedic Massage / Relaxing Massage
Visit to Sintra / Lisbon / Óbidos
To guarantee your spot at the retreat we ask you to pay a deposit of € 350. This deposit is non-refundable. The rest of the amount is due 1 month before the retreat starts.
If you book less than a month before the retreat starts the full amount is required at the time of booking. You can choose between international bank transfer (we send you an invoice) or pay through Paypal. Let us know what you prefer!
If you for some reason can't make it to the retreat (which we of course hope you will) we’ll do our best to help you find someone to take your spot. We also ask you to try to be proactive and try to find someone to replace you.
If we don’t find anyone and you cancel:
- More than 1 month before the retreat start: No deposit refund
- Less than 1 month before the retreat: No deposit refund + you have to pay 25 % of the full amount (incl. taxes)
- Less than 2 weeks before the retreat: No deposit refund + you have to pay 50 % of the full amount (incl. taxes)
We highly recommend that you get a travel insurance that covers any emergencies, lost or delayed baggage, cancelled flight etc.
You never know so better to be covered!
RECOMMENDED PACKING LIST
Yoga mat (there are mats available at the venue but we personally recommend having your own yoga mat)
Refillable Water Bottle
A warm sweater for the evenings
Sarong / Beach Towel
Earplugs (if you’re a light sleeper and are in a shared room)
OTHER PLACES TO VISIT BEFORE / AFTER THE RETREAT:
Lisbon - So much to see in this beautiful city. Our favourite neighbourhood is Santos as you get away from the big touristy crowds and with plenty of great restaurants. Arkhe and Dede’s are our favourites! If you want to practice check out Baraza Yoga!
LX Factory Lisbon - A hip area in Lisbon with great restaurants and cool shops.
Sintra National Park - Beautiful national park with tons of stunning castles- About 30 min away from Lisbon centre. Our favourite castle is Montserrate palace (less crowded too!) and Incomum by Luis Santos Restaurant!
Quinta de Sant’Ana - A family run wine estate about 30min drive from Ericeira. Wine tasting is possible and you can also stay overnight if you like.
Quinta do Arneiro - A family run organic farm with a farm-to table restaurant about 20 min from Ericeira.
OTHER PLACES TO STAY AT BEFORE / AFTER THE RETREAT:
www.casapacodilhas.com - A super cute Bed & Breakfast run by Belgian surfers Jelle and Justin. This place is an absolute gem and is the reason we use it for our yoga & surf retreats! The guesthouse family rooms, single, double, twin and triple rooms. The place is located a few minutes drive north of Ericeira village and so a car is recommended if you stay here.
www.ola-onda-ericeira.com - Run by Dutch couple Darcie and Jasper, this boutique guesthouse has 5 super cute and stylish rooms. The place is located in the village but is still nice and quiet. Walking distance to the village.
www.magicquiver.com - Cute surf lodge located in the centre of the village with walking distance to everything you need. It can be a bit tricky to find good parking spots in the area in high season (july-aug) and during weekends.
www.youandthesea.pt - Upscale stylish apartment hotel located by Praia do Sul, only a few minutes walk from the village. The hotel has a swimming pool, restaurant and spa.
www.casasdomarericeira.com - Cute apartments located slightly north of Ericeira in a little village called Ribamar. Gaelle, a friend of ours has 4 apartments in different sizes; from a 1 person studio to an apartment that can fit up to 4 people.
GOT FURTHER QUESTIONS OR WONDERINGS?
Just send us an email to email@example.com - we want you to have a fabulous time with us so let us know how we can help you!