Taming the Walrus Retreat in Ericeira, Portugal – October 11th to 18th 2014

Ericeira Retreat – Yoga for MS is for People with MS and their friends, partners or carers, exploring how Yoga, Diet and Mindfulness can help you discover new ways to meet the challenges of living with MS and improve the quality of your life.

Living with MS is challenging. We would like to invite you – and those close to you – to explore different ways of meeting this challenge. This retreat reflects our “Taming the Walrus” approach: a combination of Yoga, Mindfulness and Diet which is based on our own experience and research as well as ….

Véronique started practising yoga when she was diagnosed with MS in 2001. She soon realised how beneficial it was and decided to become a Vinyasa yoga teacher in 2009 to share her experience and love of yoga. In 2013, she went to India to do an Advanced Training in Yoga Therapy in the Paramanand Yoga Research Institute and developed sequences focusing on specific MS issues like fatigue, balance etc. She wishes to show you the invaluable tools that yoga offers to energize, restore and balance. The retreat includes a one-to-one session to assess your particular needs. (Note that this retreat is not suitable for chair yoga.)

You will also have the opportunity to engage in short introductory Mindfulness practices with Peter. Peter has practised meditation for over 20 years and has been hosting and organising retreats for the last 4 years in Spain. The sessions he offers are based on the work of Jon Kabat Zin and the centre for Mindfulness at UMASS medical school. These practises have been developed over 35 years to help people deal with stress in their lives and have been delivered to tens of thousands of people with a wide range of both physical and mental illnesses, including MS.

Further information about our approach and practices is available on line and in our Retreat Manual which you will receive upon arrival so you can take notes and keep practising once you return home! But this is a holiday too and time will also be available to watch videos, get to know each other, have a wonderful massage or go to the beach!

We are absolutely delighted to organise this event in the Omassim guesthouse in Ericeira Portugal, run by our good friends Lia and Eduardo .

We have no doubt that their warmth, many years’ experience hosting retreats and Eduardo’s amazing cooking will leave you nurtured, relaxed and ready to tame the walrus. We hope you will join us!
Note: We prefer to keep the groups small and intimate so we don’t accept more than 8 participants.


Saturday 11th October
18:30 – 19:30 Gentle Restorative Yoga
20:00 Dinner

Sunday to Friday (*except Wednesday where there are no classes or sessions in the afternoon)
08:00-09:30 – General Yoga Class
09:45 – 10:45 Breakfast
11:00 – 12:30 Adaptive yoga (to address specific MS issues) or talks, video and discussions.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 17:30 Free time – beach, massage, reading chatting etc.
18:00 – 18:45 Gentle Restorative Yoga
18:45 – 19:30 Mindfulness
20:00 – Dinner

Saturday 18th October
08:00-09:30 – General Yoga Class
09:45 – 10:45 Breakfast

‘I recently attended a week long retreat with Veronique focussing on Yoga therapy for MS. I learnt so much from Veronique, and her patient and kind teaching style was incredibly encouraging for me. Through Veronique, I have learnt what yoga can do for my MS and how I can incorporate it in my daily life to change the course of my disease. Veronique has also offered ongoing support which is invaluable. I would highly recommend Veronique to anyone.’ Fiona, London

EARLY BIRD PRICES (before 31st August 2014) – 10 % DISCOUNT

STANDARD PRICES (from 1st September to 10th October)

Note: Airport transfers, massages and excursions can be arranged for you but these are not included in the prices given above.

Payment Methods:
We accept payments by paypal – if you have a paypall account, or by bank transfer. We will provide our bank details on request.

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