TANTRIKA INSTITUTE PERSONAL RETREAT

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EVENT OVERVIEW

Tantrika Institute’s Personal Retreat

environment supports your unique Tantrik sādhanā, enabling you the freedom to deepen into the path.
Come feel for yourself the loving embrace of the Goddess as you empower your practice and curiosity with a conducive home for mantra, mudra, visualization, puja, and transformation to the true, liberated self. Spend time in our extensive library, nest yourself in the yoga shala or walk through the extensive gardens as you invite in honest reflection and Grace. Or follow our carefully constructed guidelines crafted by our lead faculty and deepen your understanding of the tradition and your understanding of Life.

Tantrika Institute’s Personal Retreat

environment supports your unique Tantrik sādhanā, enabling you the freedom to deepen into the path.
Come feel for yourself the loving embrace of the Goddess as you empower your practice and curiosity with a conducive home for mantra, mudra, visualization, puja, and transformation to the true, liberated self. Spend time in our extensive library, nest yourself in the yoga shala or walk through the extensive gardens as you invite in honest reflection and Grace. Or follow our carefully constructed guidelines crafted by our lead faculty and deepen your understanding of the tradition and your understanding of Life.
Tantrika Institute Portugal, Figueiró Dos Vinhos May 20 – 25, 2020 With Kavitha Chinnaiyan M.D.

DAILY SCHEDULE

The daily schedule at Tantrika Institute varies slightly day-to-day given the unique personal freedoms awarded to our students. On a daily basis, tuning into the energy of the on-site students, Tantrika Institute will craft each day based upon the will of the group. However, aside from the ample time you will have to dive deep into your sādhanā onsite and within the rolling hills of the beautiful Figueiró Dos Vinhos village area, personal retreat goers have the freedom to craft their own retreat, choosing to (or not to) participate in the following activities common to each day:

Morning meditation

Light snacks

Sunbathing and use of the beautiful outdoor pool

Group Asana

Group hikes and nature exploration

Group activity trips to the surrounding countryside

Satsang & group discussions

Bhajhans and Kirtan

Family lunch and/or dinner

Meet Your Instructor

CHRISTOPHER HAREESH WALLIS

Initiated into the practice of yogic meditation at the age of 16, Hareesh received traditional yoga education at ashrams in upstate New York and India. He then gained higher education at university in religion and classics, Sanskrit, and classical Indian religions.
Hareesh is founder and head faculty of Tantrik Yoga NOW, and the author of Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition and The Recognition Sutras: Illuminating a 1,000-Year-Old Spiritual Masterpiece.

TANTRIKA INSTITUTE, PORTUGAL

Located in beautiful Figueiró Dos Vinhos, Tantrika Institute Portugal is the premier retreat destination for Tantrikas longing to deepen their connection to the teachings of classical Tantrik Yoga. Enjoy asana in the center’s beautiful Mattamayura yoga shala, or relax by the pool and connect with the lush flora surrounded by acres of beautiful wine vineyards and citrus orchards.

ON-SITE AMENITIES –

  • Multiple outdoor terraces and lounging areas
  • Outdoor yoga platform overlooking the rolling countryside
  • Olympic-sized outdoor pool and sunbathing area
  • Lush botanical gardens, citrus orchards, and wine vineyards
  • Numerous hammocks and hidden outdoor lounge areas
  • Indoor, fireplace-side library lounge
  • Tantrika’s pets and animals-friendly on-site cats and chickens
  • Tantrika Cafe- quick bites, teas, and other organic treats

Additionally, if you have a day or two to spare on the end of your retreat, the closest village to the Center, Figueiró dos Vinhos, is a few miles away and contains all the basics of what you may require including a delightful Saturday market. There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites within an hour of the center with a Gothic monastery to please the architectural eye. The cool waters of the Mediterranean are under an hour’s drive away and the sunbaked beach is one of the widest and most beautiful in Europe.
Let the rolling hills of Tantrika Institute Portugal embrace you on your path.

TANTRIKA INSTITUTE, PORTUGAL

ACCOMMODATIONS

Tantrika Institute Portugal has a number of room options to fit your needs, ranging from luxurious to minimalist and everything in between. Accommodations include: Personal suites complete with private bathrooms and kitchenettes; Single bedrooms; Shared dorms; Tent camping; Campervan parking.

FOOD

Everyday, Tantrika Institute offers a delicious menu with many options to keep you nourished while in the midst of your sādhanā. Included in the price of your stay are three fresh and locally-sourced meals, with daily scheduling set to Ayurvedic principles: Light breakfast; Hearty Brunch/Lunch; Light Dinner.
The safety and support of our community is and always will be our number one priority. Because we are so invested in prioritizing the health and wellbeing of our entire global Kula, we have put great consideration into our decision to begin opening enrollment for retreats this year.

CLICK HERE to read our full COVID safety statement.

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