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Yoga Evolution Retreats: a truly authentic experience in the heart of Portugal. New programme of retreats and practices announced for 2019

2019-02-06

February 06, 2019, CASTELO BRANCO, PORTUGAL. Press Dispensary. Blissfully set amid the beautiful Portuguese mountains, Yoga Evolution Retreats has come a long way in just over a decade. Built from nothing by founders Sue and Peter in 2008, today it’s a haven of tranquility renowned by yoga enthusiasts from around the world.

2019 promises to be the retreat’s best year yet, with a full calendar of activities to feed mind, body and spirit. To begin the new year, Sue and Peter are launching Evolutionary Yoga; an emerging form of the practice rooted in primal and universal principles. It combines formal disciplines with free-flowing energy, encouraging students to discover and celebrate their own uniqueness. This new, harmonising form of yoga is suited to a wide range of people, giving even inexperienced students a feeling of peace, wellness and being at one with nature.

Yoga Evolution Retreats are also launching a brand new yoga teacher training course in October (already fully booked), along with lots of new retreats throughout 2019. This year, younger students who have been attending for years will be given the opportunity to run their own retreats, bringing the calming powers of yoga to a whole new audience.

Sue and Peter are both highly trained and experienced yoga practitioners, between them offering extensive skills and knowledge in numerous disciplines including Mindfulness, Evolutionary Astrology, Martial Arts, Qigong, Shamanic Homeopathy, Yoga Therapy, Yin, Dynamic and Hatha Yoga. Working alongside them is an equally passionate team of practitioners welcoming new and existing students to the community. Indeed, the whole retreat is deeply rooted in a sense of community; working in harmony with the surrounding area and employing locals wherever possible. A local chef is joining the team, creating delicious vegan dishes to nourish body and soul, and there is a clear connection with nature throughout all the on-site activities.

Peter explained that helping the local area is an important part of his and Sue’s daily lives: “The retreat also runs a forest management project, helping to replenish the area following the terrible fires of 2017, which very nearly reached the centre. We also hire local people to come and help us manage the land, and we’re providing support for animals in the local community to help with veterinary services”.

To find out more about the retreats on offer throughout 2019, view our retreat calendar.

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Notes for editors
We are both senior yoga teachers who care about the effect we as human beings are having on the planet. We do as much as we can to help people, animals and mother earth. We have also helped to support the charity Ourmala based in to help those fleeing violence in their country. We held a retreat and donated all of the proceeds to the charity. This covered the costs for the people to travel to yoga classes for a whole year.

For further information please contact
Peter Askew, owner & founder
Yoga Evolution Retreats
Tel: 00 351 272 634 004 / 07398 949 054
Email:
Site: www.yogaevolutionretreats.com

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Peter Askew, owner & founder
Tel: 00 351 272 634 004 / 07398 949 054
Email:
Site: www.yogaevolutionretreats.com

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Peter Askew performing Mayurasana

Peter Askew performing Mayurasana
Peter Askew performing Mayurasana
This is Peter demonstrating Mayurasana in the practice space at Yoga Evolution Retreats.
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Natural Salt Water Pool

Natural Salt Water Pool
Natural Salt Water Pool
This is our salt water pool. We use natural sea salt from Figuiero Da Foz. We have some lovely panoramic views of the valley
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This is our salt water pool. We use natural sea salt from Figuiero Da Foz. We have some lovely panoramic views of the valley

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One of our hammocks

One of our hammocks
One of our hammocks
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Full Moon at The Yoga Evolution Retreat Centre

Full Moon at The Yoga Evolution Retreat Centre
Full Moon at The Yoga Evolution Retreat Centre
With the fig leaves in the foreground you can see the full moon rising over our stone cottage.
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Full Moon at The Yoga Evolution Retreat Centre

With the fig leaves in the foreground you can see the full moon rising over our stone cottage.

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Everybody getting into the morning ashtanga yoga class

Everybody getting into the morning ashtanga yoga class
Everybody getting into the morning ashtanga yoga class
Every morning at 8am we have ashtanga yoga or vinyasa flow.
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Every morning at 8am we have ashtanga yoga or vinyasa flow.

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Everybody getting ready for Yin Yoga

Everybody getting ready for Yin Yoga
Everybody getting ready for Yin Yoga
Every evening we have a Yin Yoga class
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Everybody getting ready for Yin Yoga

Every evening we have a Yin Yoga class

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Spring Flowers and a view of the pool and practice space.

Spring Flowers and a view of the pool and practice space.
Spring Flowers and a view of the pool and practice space.
You can see the practice space on the right and the pool in the distance with the dining terrace on the right
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Spring Flowers and a view of the pool and practice space.

You can see the practice space on the right and the pool in the distance with the dining terrace on the right

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one of our accommodation buildings

one of our accommodation buildings
one of our accommodation buildings
You can stay in a twin single or a room with a balcony.
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one of our accommodation buildings

You can stay in a twin single or a room with a balcony.

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En suite private stone cottage with kitchen

En suite private stone cottage with kitchen
En suite private stone cottage with kitchen
This is our newly renovated stone cottage that used to be a wine press.
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En suite private stone cottage with kitchen

This is our newly renovated stone cottage that used to be a wine press.

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Yoga Retreat Charity Event

Yoga Retreat Charity Event
Yoga Retreat Charity Event
We held a retreat and donated about £3500 to the Ourmala charity. All eyes on Fifi who is showing Sue how yoga is done. We rescued Fifi after she was kept on a chain and was in a really bad condition.
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Yoga Retreat Charity Event

We held a retreat and donated about £3500 to the Ourmala charity. All eyes on Fifi who is showing Sue how yoga is done. We rescued Fifi after she was kept on a chain and was in a really bad condition.

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Evolutionary Yoga Loga

Evolutionary Yoga Loga
Evolutionary Yoga Loga
Our own brand of yoga to be launched in 2019
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Our own brand of yoga to be launched in 2019

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