TANTRIKA INSTITUTE PERSONAL RETREATS + DAY VISITS

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PORTUGAL RETREAT CENTER

TI'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. Please note that we ask those who visit us at the centre to have completed at least 50% of the Foundations of Tantrik Yoga online course.

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.

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DAILY SCHEDULE

The daily schedule at Tantrika Institute Portugal varies day-to-day based on the desires and needs of the students and the centre as a whole. Tuning into the energy of everyone onsite, we craft each day based upon the intuition of faculty, students, and staff. As either a retreater or a day visitor, you will have ample time to dive deep into your sādhanā (spiritual work) onsite and within the rolling hills of the beautiful Figueiró Dos Vinhos village area. If dropping in for a single day, you are welcome to arrive for sunrise meditation, participate in all day’s activities which includes lunch, and depart after evening activity. If you are on personal retreat, you will have the freedom to craft your own personal retreat on the basis of the following activities common to each day:

Midday meditation & group asana

Sanskrit and mantra study

Sunbathing and use of the beautiful outdoor pool

Sevā - Selfless Service

Self Study and quiet contemplation

Group activity trips to the surrounding countryside

Satsangs and spiritual discourse

Kirtan and Chanting

Family lunch and/or dinner

DAILY ONSITE ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

Sunrise-

Sunrise Meditation and/or Personal Practice

7:15am

Yogasana - Asana Practice, as sufficient number of guests are present

8:30am

Sevā Meeting

9:00am

Sevā - Selfless service as a spiritual practice
Please see below for daily Sevā requirement

12:00pm

Group Practice - Guided Meditation with Hareesh

1:00pm

Group Lunch - Provided by Tantrika Institute

2:00pm

Personal Practice and Contemplation - Per Student’s personal discretion

7:00pm

Dinner - Per Student’s personal discretion

8:00pm

Group Activity - Satsang, Sanskrit Lessons, Spiritual Movie Night, & more

SEVĀ REQUIREMENTS

The only element of the daily schedule which is not optional is the offering of Sevā (selfless service) for two hours each day. This contribution is not only vital to the growth and well-being of our centre, but also is an indispensable spiritual practice which greatly benefits you. In the practice of offering Sevā, we may experience profound joy and nourishment and/or we may find our egos challenged and our samskāras triggered. All of this is a crucial part of the awakening process, and the onsite teacher will be available to discuss the practice of sevā with you during your stay. Sevā assignments might include anything and everything from creating art to scrubbing toilets, from planting flowers to teaching yoga; and many more possibilities besides. We want to know about your special skills but note that your sevā assignment may or may not have anything to do with those skills. NOTE: if you want to be exempted from the sevā requirement or believe you have a condition which would prevent you from offering sevā, we request that you contact us prior to booking your stay. We look forward to participating in this profound practice with you!

WHAT TO BRING TO TANTRIKA INSTITUTE PORTUGAL

Please bring a personal water bottle and comfortable clothes to be warm in the cooler months and cool in the warmer months while keeping in mind the needs of daily personal practice & Sevā service.

 

Tantrika Institute provides towels, meditation cushions and yoga mats, however feel free to bring your own as well!

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
  • Beautiful, 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- coming soon! Quick bites, teas, and other organic treats for sale

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

Included in the price of your stay, Tantrika Institute offers a delicious, daily vegetarian family lunch prepared by our local, gourmet chef with a wide range of rotating Ayurvedic-inspired options to keep you nourished while in the midst of your sādhanā.
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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