OHMat - Bhakti Yoga Retreat - PORTUGAL
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11 - 15 MARCH 2021
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Kirtan Forever, with Madhava, Radhika & Debbie offer a practice of authentic yoga, unchanged since thousands of years, passing down to us through an eternal line of Gaudiya Vaisnava spiritual masters. Uncover I, the soul, through Bhakti yoga. Bhakti Yoga is also know as Yoga of Devotion.
 
We will access ancient India, experience a traditional way of mantra meditation guided on musical Indian instruments, share recipes adapted to our current times, explore the Ancient, Timeless Vedas and practice yoga asanas to align the physical, mental and subtle bodies.
 
We invite you to link up in Yoga. Access your unique and individual soul. Define your personal quests. Mantra is sound vibration, so powerful that it touches the subtle personal, and universal spheres. Experience transformation at the deepest, and on highest levels thru Mantra chanting. Mantras are eternal and when done correctly, they unlock the true state of bliss.
 
Come for retreat of Sadhana, live as a Bhakti Yogi and Transform your life.
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TEACHERS
 
Madhava
Madhava, born on the island of Mauritius, grew up amidst devotional activities. At 18 he went to Vrindavan, the land of Krishna in India, to pursue his own spiritual practices under the guidance of legendary 24-hour Kirtan director Aindra das, where he stayed for 6 years. His mentor then instructed him to always make chanting and distribution of the sacred mantra, his life’s goal.
 
Radhika
Radhika was born in Mauritius and has been practicing Bhakti yoga for over 35 years. She is also the wife of Madhava, travelling the world at his side. She is experienced in different Bhakti arts and is a cooking instructor for delicious vegetarian fares from various cuisines. She also serves as a facilitator in workshops detailing Bhakti yoga and Sadhana Bhakti.
 
Debbie
is building a retreat centre / permacultural farm in Algarve together with her husband Liladhar and daughter Jeya. She is founder of OHMat Yoga and has been practicing Yoga for more than 16 years. An unforeseen illness turned her into a spiritual seeker. Besides, studying yoga in the Far East, she has been practicing bhakti yoga since 7 years. A teacher of Hatha Yoga, her teachings are described as a gentle Hatha flow with much attention to the subtle energy and inner peace within the heart.
 
Training Highlights:
- 22 hours intensive teachings
- Interactive vegan Cooking demos  
- Kirtan Yoga – sound immersion to reveal the Spirit
- Timeless knowledge of I, the soul
- Freedom thru control
- Observe the transitory, the Eternal and the individual freewill
- Practice with like-minded people
- 5000-year-old Yoga for physical and spiritual wellness
 

PROGRAM

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Thursday - 11 March '21
12 noon pick up from Lisbon airport upon request
16.00 – 17.25 Opening and welcoming
17.30 – 18.25 Kirtan awakening
18.30 – 20.00 Supper
 
Friday - 12 March '21
6.30 – 8:00       Hatha Yoga by Debbie
8:00 – 9:00       Break
9:00 – 10:30     Breakfast
10:45 – 11:45   Seminar on Kirtan - Yoga by Radhika
11:45 – 12:55   Mantra Meditation Kirtan by Madhava
13:00 – 14:30   Lunch & Rest/Free time
14:30 – 16:00   Vegan cooking demo by Radhika
16:10 – 17:00   History of Vedic Culture & Contemporary Kirtan expansion
17:00 – 17:55   Yin Yoga by Debbie
18:00 – 19.00   Mantra Awakening
19.00 – 20:00   Light supper
 
Saterday - 13 March '21
6:30 – 8:00      Hatha Yoga by Debbie
8:00 – 9:00      Break
9:00 – 10:30    Breakfast
10:45 – 11:45  Seminar on Sadhana & Kirtan - Yoga by Radhika
11.45 – 12.55  Mantra Meditation Kirtan by Madhava
13:00 – 14:30  Lunch & Rest/free time
14:30 – 16:00  Vegan /Vegetarian Cooking demo by Radhika
16:10 – 17:00  History of Vedic Culture & Contemporary Kirtan expansion
17:00 – 17:55  Yin Yoga by Debbie
18:00 – 19:00  Mantra Awakening
19:00 – 20:00  Light supper

Sunday - 14 March '21
6:30 – 8:00     Hatha yoga by Debbie
8:00 – 9:00     Break
9:00 – 10.30   Breakfast
10:45 – 11:45 Bhakti yoga and Sadhana based on Bhagavad Gita
11:45 -12:55  Mantra Awakening
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch & free activities

18:30 – 20:00 Light Supper

Monday - 15 March '21
6:30 – 8:00 Yoga asanas by Debbie
8:30 – 9:30 Early breakfast
11:00 Departure

FOOD
All food served is vegan. Meals are prepared with care and love by Liladhar and Radhika. If you have a special dietary requirement, please let us know.
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
-  Please bring your own yogamat and pillow. Let us know if you don’t have a yogamat.
- This retreat is in English.
- Admission is restricted to 15 participants only.
 
LOCATION
Located at Portugal's Southwest Atlantic Coast, bordering Algarve, it combines an amazing set of spectacular wild surf beaches and the Authentic Countryside tranquility of Alentejo. 1,5 hours away from Faro airport and 2,5 hours away from Lisbon. This isolated evergreen valley creates an abundant oasis where two creeks come together, as a womb, to nourish an ancient lush forest and wildlife vistas. The name Orada means "prayed for" (since XVI century), according to local parish records, as this is one of the oldest buildings on record in this remote protected region, predating the town of São Teotónio. Legend goes that both people and animals once here would not want to leave until regaining their full natural and cosmic forces. This gave rise to the cult of the Madonna of Orada (Nossa Senhora da Orada). Orada is a family run, eco-sustainable, permaculture based, soul retreat centre, nestled in 71 ha of nature and privacy, aligned with the aim of expanding health and proposing purposeful transformational moments. We provide vegetarian and vegan catering, organic farming, meditation and nature contemplation spaces. A force for innovative possibilities, new mindsets, not a standard guesthouse nor a restaurant. The luxury at Orada is its Natural setting, the loving food and its inclusive informal atmosphere.

Bio pool & Sauna
A fully self-sustainable pool ecosystem keeps the water oxygenated and chemical-free. With a Sauna in the same spot. A hot sauna and a dip in the biopool will refresh and uplift your senses for sure.

Sacred Fire Amphitheatre

with stone seats overseeing the valley and a bonfire pit underneath billion stars.

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Check out Orada
 
PRICE
Main Retreat House
Dorm room : 8 bunkbeds – € 425 per person
Mezzanine : 6 futon beds – € 425 person
Suit A:  double bed – € 525 per person
Suit B: Twin bed – € 525 person
(suit A & B both share the same bathroom)
The retreat villa share a living room with kitchen and 4 bathrooms
 
Bungalows
Comfortable bungalows have amazing views to the forest. They are in a private, quiet area and host a maximum of 4 guests.
Outdoor showers, bathtubs and toilets add to a rustic experience.  
Price per person – € 475
 
Suites
Serene wooden interior creates intimate comfort for 2 people. Twin/double beds with attached private bathroom and small kitchen.
Price per person – € 610
 
Single Occupancy of Suite
Price per person – € 750
 
Please check the website www.orada.eu to select your room.
 
Please send to madhava@kirtanforever.com (PayPal).

Please refer to accommodation to choose the facility you prefer. Prices include accommodation, 3 meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner, use of all the facilities on the ground and all the retreat activities.

Airport pickup and drop-off, medical emergencies and accidents are not covered.

Please send the money as friends and family so as to avoid additional charges from Paypal. When filling in details, please mention gift/bhakti.

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Getting there
Pickups are 12 noon from Lisbon airport and cost euros 30 one way. We ask that everyone be on time for pickup. If you want your private transportation, reserve in advance from car rentals, for as little as € 10 per day and pick your car from the airport. If you need help, please contact Debbie, info@ohmat.nl - 0031629404163.

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NOTE:
If you have paid for the retreat and due to COVID-19 restrictions you cannot come, you will be refunded the money paid minus any Pay Pal fee, if applicable. You will not be refunded for no-shows or any other reasons.  Please check the laws of your country as well as the laws of the Netherlands to see the requirements and, if you are eligible for travel. We guarantee you a safe environment at the retreat. We also kindly ask you to take precautions and be mindful of social restrictions when venturing in public areas. We will be coming together as a group and we should be mindful of others.

September 07, 2020 — OHMat Amsterdam

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