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Spring Retreat “(Re)Discover your Inner Light”

18 April, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 21 April, 2019 @ 3:30 pm

Spring Retreat “(Re)Discover your Inner Light”

Be the (luminous) change you want to see in the world

A yoga and meditation retreat in the historic Minas da Panasqueira, Cabeço do Pião, next to the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela and very close to Zêzere River. Come and live a journey through the spiritual practices and the surrounding nature, towards our essence, our spiritual purpose.


“The people (…) will have to plunge themselves into a new batle with a new ideology to bring about the total well-being of the human race.”
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Deep within our being there is a desire, a search for something deep. In this search something is common to all, a desire of change, of transformation.

The best way to change the world is to keep improving ourselves. The best way to improve ourselves is to try to improve every day 1% physically, emotionally, creatively and spiritually.

This inner and sincere change, is the only one we truly can control.

In times of change and great spiritual, environmental and economic challenges, join us in this journey by (re)Discovering your Inner Light and becoming the (luminous) change you want to see in the world.

** Place **

Casas da Mina – Fundão. is located in a privileged site: a mining village with a collection of and unique Industrial Archeology and housing in the country, surrounded by a unique landscape of mountains, valleys and the River Zêzere, where you can discover new experiences. A place with the potential for great energy for deep moments of inspiration and introspection.

More information about Casas da Mina and photos:


A moment of inspiration … This is an opportunity to enjoy moments of reflection of the soul in a quiet and inspiring environment. Come and meditate in silence, doing daily yoga practices, stroll in nature, eat delicious vegetarian food, and find that inner space where you are allowed to connect in a peaceful and harmonious way with other beings and the whole universe. At the same time we will have moments of interaction, reflection on our life, our role on this planet and how we can make an impact locally. All the moments of the retreat are opportunities to receive and share inspiration in a loving and friendly environment.

** Program **

The retreat takes place in a relaxed and family atmosphere.

The program will be published in the discussion of the event.

Moments of silence: The practice of silence is very useful for introspection of the mind, self-analysis and deepening meditation. With this spirit we will practice silence in some moments of retreat.

The retreat is attended by two monks from Ananda Marga, Dada Mahaprajinananda (USA) and Didi Ananda Mainjira (Brasil).

** Dada Mahaprajinananda **

Dada is a senior monk who has practiced and taught meditation since 1974, while studying at university. After becoming a monk in 1979 he has actively shared his knowledge and experience, and helped to conduct activities in Europe, the East, Asia, Australia and more recently in Africa. Dada is recently back in Europe and will focus on social activism. He conducts workshops and retreats for meditation, yoga, detox, fasting, Tantra philosophy and other topics. Dada is also a talented musician.

** Didi Ananda Mainjira **

Didi is a yoga teacher since 1996. She has been working in South America and Europe. Most recently in Romania with Amurtel Associations in the field of Agroecology and social work, and holds the position of Vice Director. At the moment Didi is living in Paúl – Covilhã, Portugal, helping develop the Agriculture Project at Ananda Kalyani – Master Unit.

** Contribution **

The value of the retreat includes stay, food and participation in all activities. Food will be vegetarian.

– Value mode bed in a room shared with people of the same gender(dormitory with bunk beds): € 120

– Price modality single bed in room for two people: 135 €

Discounts (limited spaces)

25% discount to student up to 23 years old

25% discount to unemployed

The accommodation will be in shared rooms with people of the same gender and shared bathroom.

All rooms have heating. In the case of families it may be possible to obtain rooms shared with other families, under confirmation.

** Info and registration **

Link for subscriptions:


After completing this form you will receive an email from [email protected] with instructions for payment of the deposit (50% of the total amount), once this payment is completed, your registration is confirmed. If you do not receive the email, check the SPAM folder and contact us. Thank you!

Information by email: [email protected]

** Materials to bring: **

Walking shoes suitable for the outdoors
Indoor footwear (ex: indoor slippers)
Comfortable clothes
Personal hygiene items including bath towel
Paper and pen
Yoga mat
Bag bed (if you want more heating, all beds will have a duvet or blanket)




18 April, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
21 April, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
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