September 22nd – 29th 2018
Don’t Retreat, Embrace!
Join us for a week of meditation and celebration, in a uniquely beautiful and nourishing environment. Bathe your self in nature. Connect with your innermost core. Enjoy the feeling of your body walking the earth, here and now. Rediscover the simple joy of being human on this special planet. Say a heartfelt “WOW”!
Renew yourself body, mind and soul
In this busy world of doing and getting it is essential to stop sometimes. To turn your attention to the truth that lies within you. To listen to your heartsong and dare to express it. This week will light up your inner exploration with the active meditations of Osho, Qigong practice, Zen nature meditations, Sufi singing and special lessons from the Masters of Tao, our empowered horse herd (no horse experience necessary, simply being in their energy field with minimal direct interaction).
You will also have plenty of quiet, contemplative time to relax, or take a dip in our spring-fed lakelet. We will feed you delicious multi-cultural vegetarian food to nourish your body. Or you can book a massage, Bowen therapy or other individual sessions.
Our camp is comfortable, with proper flush toilets and hot running water. Nestled among the cork oak trees, it blends into the surrounding nature, so you have the feeling of camping while being in a comfortable bed. Check out our accommodations , they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Our food is delicious and plentiful.
This week is for you if you would like to re-inspire your life, nourish your inner world and live to your fullest potential. You will go home with a deep sense of relaxation, useful tools you can use day to day, and the supportive energy field that we will create to carry you forward in your life.
When Zorba meets Buddha we reach our potential as human beings.
At Over the Edge, our day to day life embodies Osho’s vision of Zorba the Buddha, living with total commitment to the present moment, embracing whatever it may bring. Celebrating our humanity. Liberating our Buddha nature.
Meditation is a skill to learn and practice that allows you to live like this. In the beginning it’s helpful to put aside time to meditate, but once you have the knack, it flows through your whole life. The ReNewU Experience will nourish this knack.
The week will mainly be facilitated by Surahbhi McMellahn and Nayana Morag. They are both lifelong meditators, having lived and worked in Osho’s communities from their teens. There will be guest appearances from Ma Moumina and Pratibha.
Nayana has loved horses all her life, and considers them the ultimate teachers of the Tao. She lived and worked in Osho’s communes for 12 years, which rooted her in the attitude, “My daily life is my temple”.
In Rancho Rajneesh she took care of the horses. It was there, after being introduced to Aikido, that she realised horsemanship is a martial art. It teaches you grounding, centering, and how to flow with the energy of others, essential skills for the easy navigation of life. She then explored ways to teach this to people using body awareness techniques such as Feldenkreis Awareness through Movement), and energetic connectivity (Aikido, Qi gong).
Nowadays, she has a particular interest in how being with horses develops awareness of our body and energy, aligning our conscious and unconscious desires and behaviours, so we can harmonise ourselves with the flow of life. Anyone can benefit from sharing space with horses. No previous experience is needed.
Nayana is also an aromatherapist,with intimate knowledge and connection with the aromatic plants which abound here. Meditation enhances her conscious interaction with the land we care for.
She is author of 2 books on aromatherapy for animals and holds certificates in TCM Energetics, Balanced Health Kinesiology and Equine Assisted Learning. You can read more about her here
Cost of the week is €825 and includes:
- 7 nights full board, arriving from 4.00 p.m on Sept 22nd. Departing by noon on 29th
- All food and drink, 3 meals, snacks, evening wine or beer
- All activities of the the program
- Pick up/drop off from Faro airport (1+1/4 hour drive) or Funcheira train station (click here for train times from Faro and Lisbon).
Does not include:
- Extra sessions of massage, Bowen, Star Sapphire, or with the horses.
- Direct transfer from Lisbon airport (can be arranged for approx €180 per car)
Contact us if you have any questions or to reserve your place. Maximum of 6 participants so don’t hesitate if you feel the call!
We look forward to welcoming you here in our magical paradise!
This is what a day may look like:
Morning Active Meditation (Dynamic or gibberish) 7.30 a.m.
Breakfast Meditation 8.30-10 (No phones)
Qi gong and energy awareness exercises 10- 11
11.15 – tea break
11.45 Nature or Horse Meditation
1-4 Lunch break, personal quiet time, no phones. Possibility for individual sessions.
4 p.m Kundalini meditation
5.30 Sharing circle with drinks on the deck
7 p.m Dinner
Evening Celebration (may include singing, dance, night walks, social games)