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Yoga, meditation & pranayama retreat with Esther Ekhart

October 10, 2020 - October 18, 2020

This week-long retreat will be full of yoga, meditation, and pranayama sessions to bring you more peace, awareness, strength and stability in both your body and mind. 

It takes place in the beautiful surroundings of the D’alijo centre, surrounded by nature with great hiking trails, leading you to rivers, waterfalls and natural pools.

What to expect 

Wake up to the mountain views enjoying the special energy of the early morning as Esther guides you through different Pranayama and meditation exercises.

When the weather supports it, the Meditation and Pranayama sessions can be taught outside in nature with the stunning views of the valley. 

After breakfast, we will continue with a strong (ish) flowing yoga practice that focuses on loosening the body as well as strengthening and stabilizing the body and easing the mind. Everybody can work at their own level. 

After lunch we’ll have a break where you can relax by the swimming pool, rest in your cabin or go for walks in the beautiful surroundings of the centre.

In the late afternoon we come together for some more yoga and awareness practices. The afternoon focus will be on deeply relaxing and restoring the body and mind while beginning to open to the mystery of the present moment, which is made so easy in this beautiful place.

The day will end with a lovely dinner and a beautiful dessert. Please visit the Dalijo website to view pictures of the centre, its rooms and facilities, and the stunning natural surroundings.

Open to all levels

This retreat is open to all levels, but not for complete beginners. As a guideline, you should be able to follow the level 1 and level 1-2 classes on EkhartYoga with relative ease. It is important you know your boundaries and are aware when to back off to keep yourself safe.

If you are very new to yoga and want to join, please follow Esther’s Yoga for Beginners Course and then practice some level 1 and level 1-2 classes to prepare.

Typical daily schedule

08:00 – 09:00 Meditation and Pranayama
09:00 – 11:00 Breakfast and break – in silence
11:00 – 12:30 Asana practice – Hatha / Vinyasa flow
13:00 – 17:00 Lunch and free time
17:00 – 18:30 / 19:00 Talks, Awareness practices/ Inquiries, Yin and/or Restorative yoga leading into Yoga Nidra
19:00 –  20:00 Dinner and free time
20:15 –  Optional extra meditation or restorative yoga

Arrival is on Sunday, 11th October 2020. You can check in from 14.00 onwards. We will come together for a grounding yoga practice in the evening to help everyone settle in. Departure is on Sunday, 18th October after breakfast.


October 10, 2020
October 18, 2020
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D’Alijo Retreat Center
Rua de Alijo 36
Casal - Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga 4860-133 Portugal


Ekhart Yoga.