At the Epic Sana Algarve, a hotel that looks out over the Atlantic Ocean from its home of contemporary luxury, the seven day retreat is being hosted by spiritual healer João Gouveia, who has 15 years of experience, with an understanding of reiki, ryono kanon and the Mikao Usui method. His passion is for spirituality and the importance of balancing body, mind and spirit.
“Achieve a better understanding of your level of consciousness…”
Gouveia developed his own style, Cosmic Yoga, which he describes as a yoga that involves all available techniques from many sources and variable practices. A very practical, advanced, open-minded yoga with meditation and breathing techniques, which help to achieve a better understanding of the level of consciousness one can achieve.
Set against this beautiful backdrop, each day of the programme has a different focus. The first is Earth Day, featuring a nature walk, two yoga classes, a workshop in energetic and healthy food, and a concert with Tibetan bowls under the Love Tree or on the beach. The second day is the Water Day with pool yoga, the third Moon Day with a workshop in chakras and energy and moon yoga. There’s also Fire Day, Air Day including a breathing workshop and mini aura reading, Stone Day and Heart Day.
“Spirituality and the importance of balancing body…”
In addition to the seven days of yoga, the retreat includes full board, free access to the gym, spa and select activities including Pilates, cycling, running and stretching as well as a deep Kincho massage or Kaori massage in the Sayanna Wellness Centre, which includes nine treatment rooms, two tents and an outdoor pavilion with a garden and private Jacuzzi for couples or friends.