A BEGINNING OF A JOURNEY TO A MORE BALANCED LIFE STYLE
1:1 yoga class tailored to your body type
Unique, thoughtful & soul - filled accommodation
Homemade brunch - local and organic
Flexible booking dates
Well-thought-through tips for Lisbon
Sustainable way of traveling, feel like a local
Thoughtfully designed, refurbished traditional Portuguese apartment with stunning views and natural light
Authentic neighborhood, quiet yet still a stone throw away from the main tourist track São Vicente - Rua Afonso Domingues
Private bedroom with double bed in Scandinavian design - bathroom, living room and kitchen
Simply. Life. Changing. Hilke is the single most inspirational, devotional and transformational teacher I have ever experienced. My practice jumped light years in one week, and maybe more importantly my relationship with myself advanced light years as well. Hilke's home - and her ver presence is calming, detoxifying, purifying. I cannot say enough about this whole experience, and cannot recommend it highly enough.
I found Hilke's retreat a little by accident. It was the best thing that could happen to me at that moment in my life. Hilke is an amazing person who brings a lot of peace, understanding and knowledge. I don't remember the last time someone cared for me like Hilke. She is also a wonderful teacher who knows how to match the yoga type to the level and needs of the student. Five days at YRL allowed me to relax, connect with myself and make a real break.It is certainly not an exaggeration to call it a life-changing experience.
Thank you for everything, Hilke! For your company, for being such a good listener, delicious and beautiful breakfast and the possibility of spending some time in your wonderful house full of treasures :)
A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to spend 5 days with Hilke on what became an essential part of my healing journey. I am beyond thankful and humbled by Hilke's presence.
From our first emails to the minute she welcomed me into her space, it was obvious that she is one of those precious people that you don't encounter too often in life. She is such a warm-hearted and caring spirit, and at the same time very witty and a great conversation partner. Even a chat with her is inspirational and healing.
I came to do yoga, but after an especially challenging time I had the need to address the trauma stuck in my body and Hilke provided a safe space for body and mind. We laid the framework for my body to feel safe within healthy motion, trying to unlearn movement patterns that were not beneficial. I am still able to integrate the exercises she showed me into my everyday life and be more self-aware.
We also spent a lot of time doing breath work and guided meditation - two things I was always scared of until I met Hilke. Her sense of connection is magic, you can feel the energy and love flowing in every touch and guiding encouragement. Now, about 2.5 months after my stay, I am still able to breathe more freely than the decades before. Whatever issue you want to address, or even if you just want to knock yourself out with yoga, I am sure that Hilke will be able to give you the best possible experience.
In case you were wondering, her apartment is the most beautiful space you could imagine staying in. It is full of light and beautifully decorated with a spectacular view, I felt at home instantly. She provides a nourishing breakfast according to your preferences and I would argue she will win any porridge-making contest, if there is such a thing. I still improvise my porridge Hilke-style at home and continue to have it almost every day.
Hilke gave me so much in such a short time - inspiration and motivation, mindfulness, relaxation and more self-love, body-awareness and about a bazillion things more.
I am grateful to have followed my intuition to this magical place and person. Obrigada - Danke - Thank you, Hilke for everything!
I arrived tired and somewhat burnt out and from the moment Hilke greeted me I had such a relaxing and rejuvenating couple of days in Lisbon. I loved everything about my stay in this retreat; the personalised one on one yoga sessions, the homemade healthy delicious breakfast and the beautiful apartment in the lovely and genuine local area in the centre of Lisbon. Hilke was the most wonderful and attentative host. I could not have wished for a better experience and I left feeling rested and refreshed. I highly recommend Hilke and this retreat for anyone who is looking for an amazing yoga teacher in the beautiful city of Lisbon.
READ MOREIn my own Yoga training in 2013 with Ana Forrest I finally stood up and faced layers of underlying patterns that caused my whole body to be in severe pain for several years. I would swallow every thing – bringing my stomach to a standstill and ending up with food allergies and intolerance to almost every food item. Feeling constantly fatigued, endlessly bothered with headaches, shoulder and neck issues. That was till I made healing a lifestyle and started to embrace my sensitivity to the fullest – I can now eat whatever I want, although I do appreciate a “clean” diet. I also understand that it is within my own hands to ease an occasional headache and interpret the signals of arising tightness in my shoulders. The tools lie within us – within our awareness. Caring, appreciating and nourishing ourselves. I would like to support as many of you as possible to discover and find those "tools" that you have inside yourself, to empower and embrace your truest desires to live a healthy life. I feel honored and deeply touched by all of you, who opened and keep opening their hearts and let me support their journeys in the presence and past, and I would love to continue doing so for others out there. Through uniquely designed small group classes in Lisbon, I endeavor to assist you in a workshop, through yoga and contemporary dance or as an ongoing private session. Or from the beginning of the year 2018 through a personally for you created yoga retreat or bodywork session. I started practicing yoga in 2007 and after trying many different styles, classes and studios around the globe, found my heart and home in Forrest Yoga. Having trained 200 hours with Ana, the creator of Forrest Yoga, and studied anatomy with Ellen Heed in Hong Kong, I am a certified Forrest Yoga Teacher since the year 2013. Originally from Hamburg, Germany, I relocated to Melbourne, OZ right after my teacher training in October 2013. Where I nearly spent two years teaching Forrest Yoga to small groups, including patients with eating disorders at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. After spending the following seven months in Brasil – I call Lisbon a home since July 2016. I am always keen to continue learning and growing in my own practice and in my teaching, I studied for a higher yoga certification and participated in a mentorship program with Sinhee McCabe, Forrest Yoga guardian, which I finished in May 2015. This deep exploration of new techniques as well as learning about alternative and holistic therapies and approaches in general plus hands-on training, lends itself to a multi-disciplinary experience. I also enjoy participating regularly in workshops myself whether it is with other Yoga teachers, Forrest and guardian teachers, Ana Forrest herself - anything that support my personal growth such as voice and singing or dance classes and workshops. In October 2016 I finished a bodywork training with Forrest Yoga guardian teachers Jambo Truong and Brian Campbell, whose techniques and wisdom gently flow into my teachings ever since. In April 2019 I took a pre and post natal training with Charlotte Speller in Vienna. It gave me a whole other perspective and set of 'tools' for pre and post natal woman. It even inspires my overall style of teaching as many pre and / or post natal poses are simply gentle, 'intelligent' poses that feel good to many of us - I weave them occasionally into any of my sequences and classes. If you wonder whether there are other things that excite my heart besides yoga, here are some: •TRAVELING • WAVES AND BEACHES • SAILING AND SURFING • LISTENING • PHOTOGRAPHY • ART• LEARNING a new skill • BAKING & COOKING • REAL FOOD • NEW VIEWS • TIME WITH OTHERS • TIME FOR MYSELF • TIME IN NATURE• DOCUMENTARIES • CONCERTS • HOW TO MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE • LONGBOARDING • RANDOM OBJECTS • CREATIVE CRAFTERNOONS • READING • WRITING•
1190 € one person (private room)*
1,690 € two people (double bed)**
Price includes the full experience of YRL for 4 nights: accommodation, daily 120min yoga session & homemade brunch. As this is a private retreat - the maximum amount of people is two who are travelling together.
* Entire space, longer stays, extra nights only - on request
** Space is all yours. Longer stays, extra nights - on request
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