PLEASE SHARE AND INVITE FRIENDS! Welcome to our fourth yoga and writing retreat in Portugal, and our second in beautiful Barroca. Join Rachael McGill (hatha yoga teacher, Lisbon) and Michael Langan (The Literary Consultancy/Escrever Escrever Lisbon) for a relaxed, informal writing, walking and wild swimming retreat in the Portuguese sunshine. If all three activities are not for you, it's fine just to do one or two of them and take some time for yourself. We'll stay in a villa on the stunning Zêzere river, three and half hours by train/bus from Lisbon or four hours from Porto, with swimming beaches and prehistoric rock paintings. Click on the discussion tab for photos. Five yoga and two meditation sessions, three writing sessions and two group walks/swims. Time for your own exploring and relaxing. Prices range from €220 for camping to €430 for a private single room (en-suite), inclusive of accommodation, all sessions, vegetarian meals and pick up from Fundão. Scroll down for prices. Contact Rachael McGill with questions or for a booking form. firstname.lastname@example.org Or join my group to download one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/308023009614141/ I also have a retreat in Portugal in May: https://www.facebook.com/events/172704106645346/ and one in the Orkney islands, Scotland, in June: https://www.facebook.com/events/1211091715701272/ Accommodation Options Private single room, en-suite: €430 Private double room shared with one other (double bed, for couples or friends, price is per person), en-suite: €300 Bed in twin room, en-suite: €350 Bed in twin or triple room: €330 Camping - tent provided: €240 Camping - bring your own tent: €220 Rachael McGill Rachael teaches hatha yoga in Lisbon, and has taught on five previous retreats in the Portuguese countryside. She's been practising yoga for fourteen years and teaching it for four. She has a Yoga Alliance 200 hour teacher training certification. The rest of the time she's a writer of prose and theatre and a literary translator. Michael Langan Michael has taught creative writing for over 15 years. He has a background in performance poetry as well as a PhD. His writing includes fiction and arts journalism. He runs creative writing workshops at Escrever Escrever and Bookshop Bivar in Lisbon, reports on fiction manuscripts for The Literary Consultancy, London, and works as a writing mentor. The yoga We will practice in different indoor and outdoor locations and at different times of day. Sessions will differ and can respond to participants' interests - there will be the chance to explore different styles of yoga and to go deeper into some poses. The writing The writing sessions will focus on self-expression and experimentation. Free-writing exercises, often combined with mindfulness and meditation, will allow you to write in any style, form and language you like. We will create a non-judgmental environment so people feel able to stretch their thinking and practice. Even if you don't consider yourself a writer, there will be something for you to explore. We'll write inside and outside, using landscape, memory and imagination as inspiration for the unexpected.