Portugal Retreat 14-18th of June 2018 with Ida May


Hello all,
My next yoga retreat will be with my lovely friend Ida May who is a powerhouse!!! She will lead a dynamic flow in the mornings and I will guide the yin&mindfulness in the evenings. Options for one to one sessions of personal fitness coaching with Ida and healing/breathe work with myself.

ALL info below:)                                    xxxx Love Josephine & Ida aka Nordic Sisters

Check out the amazing venue & to BOOK : http://www.chiaretreats.com/yoga/


/ˈnɔːdɪk ˈsɪstəs/
- from north
- a person from Scandinavia, Finland, or Iceland.
- the Nordics might share a common history, speak similar languages, enjoy the same culture

Nordic roots and the viking like spirit of fighting for whats in your heart brought these sisters together.
With a similar background in the performance and movement world Josephine and Ida wanted to create a space and find a place where they could help others connect and express their own inner viking: The essence of inner power.
They use yoga, mantras and shamanic healing practices to support the journey:


Their hunger of exploring new spaces, places, feeling free and living with love, together with a constant need to play and escape, means they are always on the look out for special places that matches their own vibes. A mutual impulse for ALL things creative, curios, and UNKNOWN.
They believe deeply that it is through exploration and experience of culture and environment, dance, acting, singing, movement etc that we can feel OURSELF and through this journey start to observe and later surpass old habits and restricting thought patterns that are no longer serving us.
Their goal is to guide you into a space where YOU can liberate your mind and release your innate power. The power they believe is your birthright:


With the two powerhouses together you have Ida’s fire and passion for all things physical and Josie’s gentle nurturing energy for all things spiritual and emotional.

We here present Nordic Sisters.
Come claim YOUR space. Now.

What to expect
We decided to bring you “Shamanic Escape” as we felt there now more than ever is a HUGE need for us all to draw upon the natural energies present within as well as in Nature herself.
When we stumbled upon Chia Retreats that consists of Laura and her wonderful family we immediately knew that we had found our new “home”.
When a home is created, cultivated and nurtured it becomes a place where our spirit can grow and evolve. This is what we are inviting YOU into:
A grounded haven where you will be free to roam and run wild ...
To jump, sing, dance and laugh. But also free to at anytime retreat, spend time alone with Nature simply listening to the birds singing....
Every day we will connect to the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space using ancient, simple, yet powerful rituals involving breathe, yoga, intention and meditation.
Our retreat is for EVERYONE.
Open to ALL levels and experience of Yoga, Meditation and Healing work.

We cant wait for you to join us!!!!!                                        

Personalize your dream retreat
Whilst on the retreat you have a chance to book in for 1 on 1 training with either Ida or Josephine (or both!).
This is a UNIQUE opportunity for you to customise your experience exactly as you want it:
Bootcamp, holistic therapies or spiritual warrior? Its all possible! See our “Extras” and start getting creative. ANYTHING is possible;)

The retreat takes place in a private gated estate with a manor house that dates back to the 17th century with recent reconstruction bringing you all the comforts of modern contemporary life. This rural property is set in 16 acres of gorgeous, green and natural scenery. The house is exclusively for our guests on this retreat. The property includes comfortable en-suite bedrooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis court and a lake. Recently, a pavillion was built near the swimming-pools and surrounded by gardens to provide an dedicated place for your daily yoga practice.
The house is located in the oldest village of Portugal known for its exclusive production of Vinho Verde wine. The house is situated 43 miles from Porto airport, 45 miles from the city of Porto, 12 miles to the beach, 3 miles to the village of Ponte de Lima and 35 miles to Parque Nacional Peneda-Geres.

Our chef and team offer a creative and special Mediterranean cuisine using products of the highest quality with local, organic, seasonal fruit and vegetables.
What does our kitchen offer?
Loose leaf and herbal teas, coffee, fruit before your morning yoga session.
Brunch includes freshly squeezed juices, loose leaf teas, homemade muesli and granola, fresh fruit, seeds, nuts, yoghurts, free-range eggs, fresh breads and pastries, homemade cakes and hot specialities.
The kitchen is open again in the afternoon for you to help yourself to salads, fruit, fresh bread and homemade cakes.
Evening buffet style meals are freshly and lovingly prepared offering a variety of plant based bowls of goodness for you to enjoy. All meals use seasonal, local or organic produce to provide delicious, nutritious and soulful food.
The chef can cater for all dietary needs.
Delicious wine from the region is served with evening meals.


Euro 850 (shared twin)
Euro 1095 (single occupancy)

Euro 900 (shared twin)
Euro 1150  (single occupancy)

Stone Cottages
Euro 975  (shared double bed)
Euro 1250  (single occupancy)
Euro 795 (shared triple/quadruple room)

What’s Included?

7 x 90 min yoga classes4 night accommodation

4 x light pre yoga snacks, 3 x brunches & 4 x dinners

Mountain Hike + Meditation

Transportation from and to the airport

What’s not? (EXTRAS)

Holistic Treatments:
Aromatherapy Facials & Acu Pressure
Life Coaching
Shamanic Healing
1 on 1 training:

Surf sessions*
Food & Wine Tasting*
Guided Trek to National Park & Lagoon*
* pre bookings required, subject to change


Josephine from Denmark and is one of the original creators of Ten Barre . She is also a yoga teacher, healer, dancer, model, actress and make up artist.

She was classically trained from the age of 6 as a ballet dancer at The Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, and later on at The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London.

Alongside ballet and dance, Josephine also studied yoga, Pilates and anatomy which has helped her prevent injuries throughout her career.
She trained as a shamanic healer with Jay and Kestrel in Glastonbury and has been featured several times in Yoga Magazine for both her personal and house healing work.

Josephine has a wealth of experience as a dancer and choreographer, working in stage, film, television and music productions, ranging from Christian Louboutin, Elvis Costello and Kanye West stage shows to La Dolce Vita at The Royal Albert Hall.

Naturally upbeat, energetic and positive, Josephine encourages her clients to discover the inner power that comes when uniting the mind, body and soul:

"Learning from the past, living in the moment and dreaming of tomorrow is all we ever really have to do. All is exactly how it is supposed to be".

website: www.josephinemcgrail.com
instagram: @josephinemcgrail12


Ida May is a Finnish dancer, actor, movement director, international yoga and fitness instructor, as well as a personal trainer.

Ida is one of London’s top 5 female fitness instructors . Featured as one of the London Female Creatives on the latest Adidas 'Meet The Creators' campaign and can be found on the cover of the Evening Standard ‘Fitster trainers in London’.

Expect a wide variety of influences in her sessions. Ida loves all that bad ass HIGH INTENSITY training but also knows that at times one needs to STOP, BREATH and CONNECT. Find the attunement of the body, mind, breath and the beat of the music. Ida’s diverse background and passion to keep exploring new things has encouraged and inspired her to create her own training method called FIT FLOW fusing the best elements of yoga and animal flow and HIIT training.

Ida is always on a go and simply could not do a day without moving.

instagram: @idamayy

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