Portugal and Seville, Spain Deposit

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Portugal and Seville, Spain Deposit

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Wait list only, please inquire.

September 25 - October 6, 2018

 

 

Reserve with $700 deposit

 

Good Things Come in Small Packages: A Yoga tour through Portugal and into Seville, Spain

with Baxter Bell, MD and Melina Meza

This 12 day tour begins in Porto, Portugal. We will travel up the coast, go inland to the Duoro Region then head south to the stunning Algarve and end our trip in Seville, Spain. Each day is an adventure as we immerse ourselves in the culture, art, food and sites of Portugal and Seville. Baxter and Melina will lead us in daily gentle yoga sessions and there will be opportunities to take varied and interesting walks along the Way of Saint James Camino.  

  Itinerary

(meals included listed B, L and D. ALL of schedule is subject to change including the days and times of YOGA classes.)


Day 1, Sept. 25  Arrive to Porto, Portugal and overnight Hotel Trindade. Meet as group, 6:00 and walk to dinner (not included).


Day 2, Sept. 26  Early yoga. Private transfer along the north coast , optional walk along the Camino (the  Way of Saint James, 3.3 km/i hour) and lunch in Afife or Vila Praia de Ancora,. Overnight Vila Nova del Cerveira B, L, D


Day 3, Sept. 27  Early yoga.Visit Fortress of Valenca do Minho and enjoy a gourmet lunch at the estate of one of the larger wine producers, Quinta do Soalheiro. Overnight Vila Nova del Cerveira   B, L


Day 4, Sept. 28  Early yoga.Visit Guimaraes and Duoro wine region. Overnight Varzea de Abrunhais B, D (drinks included)


Day 5, Sept. 29 Early Yoga.  Guided walking tour of Valenca do Duoro and Lamego, visit the Port wine producer Quinta de Seixo for a picnic on the grounds (with drinks included). Optional late afternoon cooking class. Overnight Varzea de Abrunhais B, L, D (drinks included)


Day 6, Sept. 30  Early Yoga. Train from Regua through the magnificent Duoro Valley to Pocinho, Visit Ramos Pinto's Quinta de Ervamoira. Afternoon time to enjoy the thermal spa and the hotel.  Overnight Longroiva B,L, D


Day 7, Oct. 1  Yoga TBA. Private transfer to Lisbon, lunch in Praca do Comercio and walking tour of city. Overnight Tivoli Avenida.  B 


Day 8, Oct. 2  Early Yoga. Visit Sintra, Palacio de Pena, Cascais and Estori, lunch in Guincho . Overnight Tivoli Avenida  B  


Day 9, Oct. 3  Early Yoga. Private transfer to Algarve, we'll stop for lunch along the way. Walking tour of the southwest coast and a visit to Sagres. Overnight in Algarve (featured in recent Vogue article here) at the Onyria Palmares Beach House.


Day 10, Oct. 4  Early Yoga. Cultural visit to Lagos and Silves, Boat tour to Benagil Caves and afternoon wine tasting. Overnight Onyria Palmares Beach House.


Day 11, Oct 5  Yoga TBA. Depart the Algarve for transfer to Seville, Spain. Tour the city, a farewell dinner and overnight Hotel Zenit, Seville. 


Day 12, Oct. 6  Early morning transfer to Seville Airport.


Baxter Bell, MD, 500-ERYT teaches classes, workshops, and retreats internationally, Baxter is a presenter at Yoga Journal Conferences and the International Association of Yoga Therapy’s Sytar Conference, and teaches online courses and classes at Yoga U Online. Baxter is also the co-founder and writer for the popular Yoga for Healthy Aging blog, where he shares his knowledge of medical conditions, anatomy, and yoga with practitioners and teachers across the world. He has written articles for Yoga Journal and the journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapy. And he is often quoted as an expert on yoga and health by major national news outlets such as the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. Learn more about Baxter: www.baxterbell.com & www.yogaforhealthyaging.blogspot.com

Melina Meza, 500-ERYT, has been sharing her knowledge of Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, and whole foods nutrition with yogis around the world for over 20 years. Melina pioneered Seasonal Vinyasa, an innovative multi-disciplined approach to well-being, and is the author of the Art of Sequencing books and the creator of the Yoga for the Seasons – Fall Vinyasa DVD.Since 1997, Melina has been teaching yoga at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle, Washington, where she also is Co-Director of their 200- and 500-Hour Teachers’ Training Program. Melina holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Bastyr University and is a certified Ayurvedic Health Educator from the California College of Ayurveda.Learn more about Melina: www.melinameza.com


Cost: Trip full, waitlist started. Please inquire


What the Trip Includes:

  • 11 nights in double (2 person) rooms in deluxe accommodations (4* and 5*) 
  • All breakfasts. Lunches and dinners as listed 
  • All yoga classes with Baxter and Melina
  • Transportation in Portugal and Spain in a luxury bus
  • Experienced Portuguese guide
  • Wine tastings, entrance fees, all taxes
  • Sept. 25, 11:00 AM and 4:00 airport transfers, Porto, Oct. 6 4:30 AM transfer, Seville

What’s Not Included:

  • Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended to safeguard your investment ( Travelguard, World Nomads )
  • Gratuities, $200
  • Additional excursions of your choosing
  • International Airfare
  • Transfers from/to airport other than group times
  • Meals outside of those listed

To Register:

A $700 non-refundable deposit will hold your space on the tour. The deposit can be paid by check (mailed to Schleicher, PO Box 73, Helena, MT 59624) or credit card. The balance is due 90 days before the start of the tour  (June 26, 2018). Upon registration an initial letter with further trip details will be sent. Final payment amount to be paid by check or +3% with a credit card. Thank you very much. 


Portugal and Seville, Spain Deposit
Reserve with $700 deposit