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wellness retreat

portugal

Algarve Coast

November

9 - 16

2019

wellness retreat

Balanced Body Youthful Life - is an eight-day trip with the main focus on learning to balance your body and to improve posture. During the 8 days period you will learn the “15 Veronica’s Essentials” - 10 exercises and 5 stretches that you can do in home settings to stay in your best shape ever, prevent possible injuries, and improve range of motion. I picked my favorite Pilates exercises, yoga stretches, and some of the most progressive physical therapy corrective exercises and put them into a simple program that will take your body up on a totally different level of health. You will come back home supercharged with a set of magic tools to improve your quality of life forever. While you’ll be working hard on learning the life changing exercises mostly in the mornings, you will get to enjoy the beautiful Portuguese culture and explore Algarve coast during the rest of the day. I have planned a few fun site-seeing trips for us as well as a couple of optional trips over the Spanish border and to the spa that’s based on local mineral springs. Add some shopping, beautiful beach walks, hikes and gastronomic experiences and we will not want to go back home!

What’s included:  

 

  1. Single or double occupancy* 8 days/7 nights stay at the luxurious villa with a pool and all amenities in Algarve coast

  2. Airport pick up and drop off **

  3. Three meals per day 

  4. Three hour guided bus tour to Cape St Vincent - the southwestern-most point of Portugal and of mainland Europe and two fortresses**

  5. Two-hour walking guided tour in Lagos**

  6. One 90-minute Functional Movement Screening and training session to assess and to personalize the exercises for your body needs **

  7. One trigger point release and stretching session **

  8. Daily Pilates classes/lectures to learn your body and to master the Veronica’s Essential exercises

  9. Optional full day trip to mineral springs spa*** 

  10. Optional full day guided bus tour over the Spanish border to explore Andalusia and Seville $50 per person**

  11. Optional 6 hour organic wine, honey and fire water tasting tour (extra $100 per person)*** 

 

 

 

schedule

Saturday, 11/9: 

ARRIVAL     

2-6pm           food and snacks are served at the villa for those who arrive early

8pm              first group dinner at the local restaurant

Sunday, 11/10:

SCREENINGS and INITIAL TRAINING DAY 

8-9am           stretching and Pilates class

10-11am       breakfast at the villa

11-2pm         screening** and unpacking, resting at the pool         

2-3pm           lunch at the local restaurant

3-8pm           screening** and time on your own (shopping, beach walk, nap, pool time, reading a book...)

8pm              group dinner at the local restaurant

Monday, 11/11:

SITE SEEING TRIP (Cape St Vincent 3 hours guided minivan tour)

8-9am           Pilates

9:30-11am    breakfast 

2:30-6pm      guided tour to Cape St Vincent, snacks are provided

7pm              dinner at the local restaurant 

Tuesday, 11/12:

PILATES AND A WALKING LAGOS TOUR

8-9am           Pilates Mat Class

9:30-11am    breakfast at the local cafeteria

12-2pm         walking guided tour in the historic part of Lagos

2-7pm           trigger point** and time on your own (shopping, beach walk, nap, pool time, reading a book, lunch with the group or on your own)

7pm              dinner at the villa

Wednesday, 11/13:

SEVILLE DAY TRIP (cross the Spanish border and enjoy beautiful rural Andalusia scenery, Seville city guided tour and a few most prominent sites of the region)

7-7:30am      stretching and balancing class

8-9am           breakfast at the villa

9-9pm           Seville day trip (lunch and dinner are on the road)

           

Thursday, 11/14:

OPTIONAL SPA DAY

8-9:30am      breakfast at the villa 

10-6pm         spa trip to the mineral springs. Entrance fee is included; everything else is a separate cost. Snacks are provided.              

7pm              dinner on site

 

Friday, 11/15:

OPTIONAL WINE TASTING TOUR

7-8am            stretching and Pilates class

8-9am            breakfast at villa

9am-3pm       optional wine tasting tour

3-8pm            screening/trigger point**

8pm               last group dinner at the restaurant.

Saturday, 11/16:

TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

8-9:30am     breakfast at the local cafeteria

9:30am        complimentary group transfer to the airport

prices:

*Prices are Per Person. 

Airfare and trip insurance are not included in the price.

Single occupancy:

11/9 - 11/16: $3,199

Share the room (separate beds):

11/9 - 11/16: $2,399

Share the bed:

11/9 - 11/16: $1,999

** Needs to be booked ahead of time, deadline is 60 days prior to the departure date.

*** The entrance fee is included, but the body treatments are optional and are not included in the price.

 

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