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ŌTREAT to The Azores | An invocation for self-love

January 21 - January 27, 2019

We invite you to join us for 6 nights of recovery, relaxation and reflection as we journey to the Azorian island of Sao Miguel, an easily accessible island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.  We will also journey deep within ourselves as we welcome special guest, Emilie Maynor to join our team for this special event.  Emilie is a 500 Hour RYT and the founder of Finding Home (www.thefearlessom.com) 40 days to Free and Fearless Fest (Birmingham's first yoga festival).  Alongside Zaidee Long, 200 Hour RYT and lead instructor at Ōtium 30A, these two gifted instructors will guide us through morning and evening yoga sessions as well as facilitate mindful discussions which allow us to engage with each other and offer a safe-haven for us to access our purest selves. 

This remote sanctuary offers a glimpse into the undiscovered while still maintaining the personal warmth associated with home. Indulge in the freshest catch of the day, scout the local dives and tour the coastline. Make connections between yourself, others and the environment through mindful meditation . . . break preconceived limitations that are holding you back.  

ACCOMMODATIONS

We visited the island in June to scout every option and bring you the absolute BEST!  Voted Top Luxury World Hotels, The Five Star Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa is as good as it gets. Following our morning yoga session, you can choose a day of activity or relax at the hotel spa, which includes a health club with indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, turkish bath with chromotherapy and gym. Outside, you can enjoy the pool with sea view, play a tennis game and explore the Saint Peter walking trail and its natural pools. The elegant and contemporary rooms, with views to the sea or mountain offer comfort and convenience.  WIFI is free (like you will need it). Meia Nau Restaurant serves incredibly fresh and simple food inspired in local gastronomy, combined with a panoramic view. Meia Nau Bar serves light meals and cocktails that can be enjoyed near the outdoor pool.

All guests have at their disposal car rental, bike and snorkeling material. The resort is about 10km from the Ponta Delgada center and 20 minutes from the airport.  

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Breakfast each morning
  • 4 evening meals prepared by world-class chefs
  • Morning and afternoon yoga practices 
  • Group discussions 
  • Island transportation and outdoor activities (hiking, canoeing, thermal baths)
  • Access to the resort spa and wellness facility
  • Indulgent spa treatments (add'l charges apply)
  • Togetherness 

PRICING OPTIONS

 

ŌTIUM HOUSE | Shared room SOLD OUT 

*contact us to be put on cancellation list

$750

Private Single Standard Room | Basic

$1250

Mountain View | Single Queen Room (PRIVATE BED)

$1500

Mountain View | Single Queen Bed (SHARED BED)

$1125 per person*

Mountain View | 2 Queen Beds (PRIVATE BED)

$1450 per person*

Ocean view | Single Queen Bed (PRIVATE BED)

$2250

Ocean view | Single Queen Bed (SHARED BED)

$1500 per person*

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Guests will fly into the Ponta Delgado airport (PDL) on Saturday, July 21.  There is a direct flight from Boston Logan (BOS) arriving at 6:00am on July 21 (departs BOS at 9:15pm on July 20).  Several flights depart Atlanta to Boston, daily, for around $130 (*subject to change as flights always do).  We will arrange travel to and from the airport to your resort (no additional cost).

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BOOK YOUR FLIGHT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO GET THE BEST RATES POSSIBLE AND ENSURE THAT YOU DO NOT FIND YOURSELF WITH UNNECESSARY LAYOVERS AND TRAVEL TIME.

 

**if you need assistance booking your flight, please let us help you.  We are experienced in International travel and can help you find the best possible price and option.  

**YOU WILL NEED A VALID PASSPORT FOR TRAVEL TO THE AZORES

 

DAILY SCHEDULE (subject to change)

8:30 - 9:30am Morning Practice

9:45 - 11:00am Breakfast

11:00am - 5pm FREE TIME 

5:30 - 6:30pm Evening Practice 

7:00/7:30 Dinner

 

**there will be no morning practice on July 21 (arrival day) but there will be a welcoming party in the lobby of Pedras Do Mar beginning at 4PM.  

 

The retreat begins on a full moon and lunar eclipse. The morning yoga session will be a challenging vinyasa flow, while the afternoon class will be more of a gentle flow + restorative practice with mindful meditation as an option.

 

WELCOME TO THE AZORES!  

Anything is possible.

For more information, please contact us at or info@otium30a.com or 850.909.0141

 

REFUND POLICY*

We understand that life happens and sometimes circumstances beyond our control may cause a necessary change in plans.  We understand and will do all we can to make any necessary changes possible.  All cancellations must be made in writing and directed to michlyn@otium30a.com by November 11, 2018.  All cancellations made before November 11, 2018 will be charged a non-refundable fee of $250.  No refunds can be issued after November 11, 2018.  

 

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
 

POWER
Powerful, energetic form of yoga where students move fluidly from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing to their movements.  This is a challenging Vinyasa Flow class which is set to energetic music and offers a vigorous and revitalizing form of physical fitness.  It incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, cardio and mental stamina in one session - the perfect blend of sweat and serenity.  

SCULPT
A total body workout, Sculpt classes are set to energizing music and designed to tone and sculpt every major muscle group.  This class compliments your regular yoga practice, while boosting your metabolism and pushing your strength and flexibility to new heights.  Free weights are added to flow sequences, creating resistance and intensifying each pose.  Strength-training exercises such as squats, lunges, bicep curls and tricep curls are incorporated to build lean muscle mass.  You will see visible results in your body.  Class is heated to 79-85 degrees.  

HOT
An invigorating and detoxifying practice which focuses on movement and breath connection.  There will be moments of space and silence - placing attention on alignment and deep holds.   The room is heated with radiant heat panels (79-85 degrees) and consists of challenging postures that are symbolic of the challenges of life.  The focus is to get you into the direct experience of your breath and body and out of the busy-ness of your mind.  The (clean) radiant heat warms your muscles quickly and should allow practitioners a greater range of motion.  Make sure you are well hydrated before class and bring water and a towel to practice.  

GENTLE FLOW YOGA
A relaxing, restorative, simple practice; in it's simplicity lies it's quiet power.  By incorporating postures that allow muscles to relax, you are able to access the deep yin parts of the body - the connective tissue.  Flexibility and strength is achieved by stretching and holding poses for several minutes at a time, with the emphasis on releasing muscles rather than contracting them.  A truly restorative and healing experience for mind and body alike.  

 

RESTORATIVE YOGA
This class focuses on areas of tension and is excellent for anyone, especially if you sit at a desk or have been sitting in a car.  Long holds, deep stretches and hands on assisting work to release muscles, instead of contracting them.  A restorative practice that is complementary to any intensive fitness regimen.  (60 minutes)

TRX
Suspension training is a workout like no other.  The Total Body Resistance system uses adjustable straps with handles and foot cradles along with your own body weight to effectively work all of the body.  This type of training addresses flexibility, strength, endurance, cardio and balance.  It is a core infused workout that engages upper body strength and creates a leaner, more defined body.  In addition to being unique and fun, the class is appropriate for any fitness level (Athletic/running shoes required).

PRIVATE
Most of our instructors are available for private sessions.  Contact us to schedule a time that is convenient for you.