Martina combines in her yoga classes in the morning elements of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in the tradition of Sri K.Patthabi Jois with those of classical Hatha Yoga.
The asanas (postures) are dynamically linked in a series with each other. Synchronization of breathing, movement and fixed focus promote key elements of yoga, awareness, alignment, energy and meditation.
The instruction can be tailored according to the experience and physical condition of the individual. Yoga is practiced in our special room (shala) or in the shade outside at the Quinta.
Kids yoga is also offered at the quinta, or in the regular kids yoga class at our academy situated 7km away in Tabua.
Outdoors on our property, or in our training room covered with tatami it is possible to practice Wing Chun (Ving Tsun) with a qualified teacher (Bernd).
A wooden dummy (Muk-Yan-Chong) is also available to practice Wing Tsun in the style of Yp Man/ Leung Ting (Hong Kong).
Should you be interested, we also offer ongoing courses at our academy in Tábua.
While staying at our quinta you can enjoy outdoor Taekwon-Do training in our specially designed training area where you are welcome to train alone or with one of our experienced instructors.
During the colder months or any other time you may train at our nearby Taekwon-Do academy, situated just 7km away in Tabua.
Here we offer classes for both adults and children with instruction from Bernd (5.Dan Taekwon-Do), Martina (3.Dan Taekwon-Do) with assistance from Michel (2.Kup Taekwon-Do).
Children from 6 years old are welcome to participate in Taekwon-Do training where they learn the basics of this martial art through games and play, perhaps also giving their parents a welcome break!
All classes are conducted in the traditional style of KwonJae Hwa.
For more information on any of these activities please contact us.
Guests are free to help in our organic vegetable and herb garden – you can even enjoy fresh fruit picked directly from our trees and shrubs. Depending on the season, we harvest cherries, peaches, pears, apples, citrus fruits, Japanese loquat, persimmon (kaki), chestnut….
A special experience is the annual grape and olive harvests .We produce our own olive oil, together with juice from the grapes.
In the surrounding area there are rocks for climbing or for sunbathing and a natural pond for the observation of plants and reptiles while surrounded by the intoxicating scents of the local plants.
Badminton, boule, volleyball, football, archery….
OTHER LOCAL ACTIVITIES
The path to the river Mondego, past Quintas, rocks, eucalyptus and mimosa forests is really an adventure. Depending on the season you can fish, swim and take canoe trips.
The local village is only 5 minutes away where you will find winding alleyways with a few cafes and pubs. There is a ‘mini mercado’ (supermarket) where you’ll find everything you need.
Guided trecking-tours are also possible and there are opportunities for horse-riding in the neighbourhood.