Colina Flora's peaceful, rural setting, in the heart of the vast Sintra
and only minutes to several beautiful beaches, is a paradise for
walkers/hikers/ramblers, surfers, bicyclists,
golfers, conservationists, etc. It is a perfect place to unwind, regain
equilibrium of mind, heart
and spirit, be inspired and breathe the exhilarating seaside country
air. The wonderful Sintra region
has been a holiday and artistic haven for centuries. The great English Romantic poet,
described the Serra de Sintra as "the Glorious Eden."
Colina Flora's Activity Holidays allow you to escape from pressures
of daily life, learn new things,
make new friends, rediscover yourself, and be pampered in style. Each Holiday is customized for each guests preferences and arrival dates.
Let us customize your holiday at Colina Flora for you. Yoga, Tuina massage, self-guided and guided walking, various art/artisan classes, vegetarian cooking, wine tours, destressing sessions, facials, , music/dance sessions can be scheduled to suit your personal holiday adventure. We also provide assistence with organizing various sports activities such as biking, surfing, golf, tennis, Segway tours, rock climbing, kyacking, snorkling etc.
Joyous Celebration Retreat -- Revitalize with a week of Yoga, Dance, Arts, Walking in the amazing Sintra Natural Park 26 December, 2013 to 2 January, 2014
A wonderful 7 day Retreat to consiously step into the New Year and relax, enjoy and destress with yoga, meditation, Vedic Art, 5 Rythms Dance, nature walks , delicious organic vegetarian meals in the amazing Sintra Natural Park, also known as the "Mountain of the Moon" considered, since pre-historic times, to be a beautiful, magical and mystical place.
The Program includes 7 days of relaxing and rejuvenating, creative and meditative activities which will facilitate the process of leaving 2013, celebrating the Threshold of Promise on New Year´s Eve, and welcoming 2014 with Gratitude for the New Moon rising the 1st of January to bring goodness to all our manifested intentions. Hatha Yoga, Meditation and de-stressing sessions, 5 Rythms Dance (which is a moving meditation practice with no steps to follow, that invites you to navigate a spontaneous wave of being in 5 different Rhythms : Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness.) The Dance will inspire the painting which is Vedic Art Painting : Experience the Vedic principles to naturally unfold your creativity and let your inner world manifest itself on your empty canvas, guided and self-guided nature walks to connect with the ocean, forest and magical historic sites.
26 December --- guests are met at Lisbon airport, and driven along a scenic route to Colina Flora Guesthouse. Afternoon Tea and Welcome dinner. 27 December ---yoga, breakfast, de-stress session, lunch, walk to and visit the incredible Conventos dos Capuchos (a 16th century Fransican Monestary) and on to Monserrat palace and park (Lord Byron Refuge), Dinner. 28 December --- yoga, breakfast, de-stress session, lunch, 5 Rythms Dance and Vedic Art, dinner, moonlight walk. 29 December -- yoga, breakfast, de-stress session, lunch, 5 Rythms Dance and Vedic Art, Dinner 30 December -- yoga, breakfast, de-stress session, lunch, 5 Rythms Dance and Vedic Art, Dinner 31 December -- yoga, de-stress session, lunch, 5 Rythms Dance Celebration, New Years Eve Dinner and Sacred Fire Celebration of the New Year 1 January ----- Breakfast, free time, lunch, afternoon walk to amazing Ursa Beach and Closing Circle Celebration, Dinner 2 January ------Breakfast and Departure
All Activities and Dinners take place in the beautiful Flores Do Cabo, an ancient restored winery, now Gallery, Events Center and organic, vegetarian Cafe only a 5 minute walk from Colina Flora. Price per week/per person double room (all meals, activities, airport transport included) €950.00 excluding flights
Izilda "Zi" Galo is the Yoga, De-stress Instructor. Zi has been teaching and studying Hatha Yoga for several decades, and has degrees in Sophrology, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and an MA in Social Studies. She is fluent in Englisch, Spanish, Portuguese, French and English
Rui Gomes and Sabine de Clerck are the instructors for 5 Rythm Dance, Vedic Art and Guides for the Nature Walks. Rui Graduated from the School of Human Kinetic, FMH Lisboa. After a long experience on the Outdoor learning and team building for companies, 2005 was the start of his intense process of transformation in movement that brought him to California and to the work of Gabrielle Roth and the "5 Rhythms Dance - Moving Meditation". He concluded his 3 years accreditation process with Gabrielle Roth and since then he has been teaching Creative Dance in University ESTM (IPL) and gives regular classes of "5 Rhythms of Change" in Lisbon. Sabine: After 15 years of experience in the corporate world she enters in a professional transition to become an Expressive Arts Facilitator and Coach for Personal and Professional Development Trained in Coaching, Coaching assisted by Horses, Vedic Art and "5 Rhythms, Moving meditation Dance" she develops maps to facilitate exploration of creativity and authentic expression of the human potential. Together Rui and Sabine are developing programs for creativity, art and movement, as the only certified facilitators of the 5 Rhythms and Vedic Art in Portugal.
Four Season Self-Guided or Guided Walking Holidays
_The Sintra Natural Park is a paradise for walkers/hikers. Colina Flora
offers walkers the opportunity to explore the unspoilt magical forests,
awesome coastal paths along pristine beaches and towering cliffs,
through quaint villages and past incredible historic sites. The walking
itinerary is customized to suit each walker's individual preferences
and can be self-guided and/or guided. Great country sea/air, Yoga,
Tuina massage, tasty Food for Life meals, friendly people, beautiful
flora and fauna, birdwatching, sightseeing, music/dance sessions,
enhance the experience. Read more on our BLOG.Dates: Ongoing & year-round.
During your stay enjoy our swimming pool (April/May thru October), and several private outdoor sitting/dining areas. Colina Flora offers its guests other special extras such as: Picnic lunches upon request, vegetarian and fish dinners, local restaurant information, free use of bicycles and hiking maps for self-guided walking.
_For guests wishing to vacation without renting a car, we offer reasonable airport shuttle, free daily shuttle to nearby Almoçageme and Adraga Beach, as well as
sightseeing shuttle service. Regularly scheduled bus service to Cascais or Sintra is a five minute walk away. Shuttle service can be arranged to other destinations.