This year we will have two editions of our Retreat at Herdade da Matinha! Both retreats have the same program, and take place in the wonderful Herdade!


OCTOBER 8th TO 10th,


3 days in one of our favorite places, where every corner and nook  invite you to stop, feel and breathe.


8 October, Friday
from 3 pm – Arrival, distribution of rooms, small reception of
6 pm – Introduction to Retreat+ Ashtanga Yoga Class+ Guided Relaxation – it is a practice that starts from the outside in because it emphasizes the power of breathing to calm our mind. (2h)
8 pm – Dinner prepared by the Matinha restaurant.

October 9th, Saturday
8 am – Meditation – Meditating is more than just standing still and eyes closed, and it is possible for everyone, even those who define themselves as nervous, anxious or stressed.
8.30 am – Ashtanga Yoga Class + Guided Relaxation – awakens the body and mind, through the combination of breathing with a dynamic series of movements and postures. (2h)
10.30 am – Breakfast.
11.30 am – Departure to the beach. With the option of enjoying one of our favorite beaches, and or surfing with Jo Bento, who was a professional surfer, and one of the references of Portuguese surfing. (2h)
1.30 pm – Time to enjoy Herdade da Matinha.
5.30 pm – Yoga, Health and Wellness Workshop. Theory full of practical and accessible contents to take to your day-to-day+ Yoga Class and Guided Relaxation – a practice to stretch and recover. You will learn to let go of the shackles of what you lived in the past, and also to let go of the anxieties about what your future will be, to be and live calmly in the present. (2.30h)
8:30 pm – Dinner.

October 10th, Sunday
8 am – Meditation – when the body and mind learn to calm down, we observe without interfering, and we become witnesses to the narratives and stories we tell ourselves.
8.30am –  Ashtanga Yoga Class+ Guided Relaxation – and a practice that emphasizes the strength of your consistency, your focus and your joy. (2h)
10.30am – Breakfast.
11.30 am – Walk through the valleys that surround Matinha – there are places that have the power to bring out our best. (1.30h)
1 pm –  Farewell. (30m).


The Retreat is for everyone, people who have never practiced Yoga and all those who are already practitioners!



Vera Simões & Jo Bento –
Herdade da Matinha –





We do not make cancellations or refunds. In other words, if the participant cannot participate in the Retreat due to health-related situations, they will receive a voucher that allows them to attend any of our events for one year. And if you are unable to participate in any of our events,  we allow you to pass your registration as a gift to a family member, friend or acquaintance, up to the maximum amount you paid.

There is no refund or cancellation, nor voucher for those who decide not to participate without any reason and confirmation that is directly related to health. In these cases, you must send an email in due time to expose the situation, and Ashtanga Cascais will try to help, with the possibility of passing your registration for the Retreat or Workshop in question to a family member, friend or acquaintance. In these cases, you will only have the chance to pass your registration.



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