When

June 27, 2020
to July 3, 2020

What

A 6-Day, 6-Night Immersive Yoga Retreat
& Travel Experience

Who

Featured instructors

Tova Sklar

Tova Sklar has 12+ experience teaching yoga and has built a strong local and international following. With her background in healthcare and her love for fitness, yoga, and movement, Tova enjoys sharing her creativity and knowledge to inspire others to be the best version of themselves and to realize their true potential.

Tova Sklar

Claire Grieve

Claire Grieve is a highly sought-after international yoga specialist, plant-based health coach and wellness author that has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Women’s Health, Vogue, Marie Claire and SHAPE. Based in LA, Claire travels the globe, sharing her deep and pure passion for helping people transform through yoga and wellness.

Claire Grieve

Kjord Davis

Kjord Davis is a world-renowned Kundalini yoga teacher, astrologer, modern sage and empowerment coach. His passion is encouraging and guiding others to witness and claim the power within, ultimately cultivating the space for peace, creativity and abundance.

Kjord Davis

Riva Gdanski

Riva Gdanski is a creative director, contributing writer, and a certified yoga and Pilates instructor who is dedicated to sharing her passion for yoga, Pilates, and healthy, mindful living.

Riva Gdanski

Nicole Sciacca

Nicole Sciacca is a yoga teacher, FRCms (functional range conditioning mobility specialist), KINSTRETCH instructor, FRAs (functional range assessment specialist), professional dancer and host. She has over 25 years of formal dance training in multiple genres, as well as over a decade of yoga asana practice and continued education.

Nicole Sciacca

Featured ambassadors

Eryl McCaffrey

Eryl McCaffrey is a yoga teacher, mental health speaker and writer. She’s passionate about teaching others to support their mental and physical well-being with the same mindfulness tools she uses to support herself.

Eryl McCaffrey

Miri Hussain

Miri is a certified yoga and meditation teacher living in Portugal. In addition to her passion for yoga, Miri is also passionate about wildlife, nature and the environment, having studied ecology and wildlife conservation and worked for many years as an ecologist for NGO's in Asia and South and Central America.

Miri Hussain

Kelsey Delane

Kelsey Delane is a bookworm, an extroverted introvert, and a people-lover who is currently raising a preteen & a toddler while running her women-centered yoga business. Integrating the tools of breath, embodied movement, and yoga philosophy into her life has shown her the path to more sustained joy.

Kelsey Delane

Amy & Eddie Salguero

Amy & Eddie Salguero

Featured partners

Leslie Durso

A globally-recognized vegan chef and healthy living educator, Leslie is the glowing face of the fresh plant-based movement, with a wide range of celebrity clients. In addition to hotel and restaurant consulting, Leslie fills her calendar leading wellness tours and doing pop-up restaurants, which regularly book out within minutes.

Leslie Durso

Johanna Hellinger

Johanna Hellinger is a registered and experienced yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance International and has been teaching yoga full-time in Portugal and France for the past 4 years. Currently, she teaches Hatha flow, Yin Yoga, and Yin & Yang Yoga in Lisbon.

Johanna Hellinger

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is a multi-instrumental performer and composer who draws his influences from the folk traditions of Europe, Africa, and India. He enjoys improvisation, bespoke site-specific work and sound healing.

Paul Johnson

Cait Fraser

Cait Fraser is an entrepreneur who specializes in wellness, hospitality, events and digital marketing. Via her company Wild Wellness, her ambition has taken her around the world while promoting a balanced lifestyle, consulting luxury hotels, coaching clients, and working with the best in the wellness business.

Cait Fraser

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

What’s Included?
1
Daily yoga, sound bath, & meditation led by industry experts
5
Corktrekking: Explore the local cork forest and learn more about the heritage of cork as told by local cork farm owners and experts
2
Wellness Workshops
6
A Corc Yoga Mat
3
Immersive wine tasting experience led by a local sommelier
7
All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks)
4
Welcome reception and closing party
8
Wellness oasis including beauty treatments & Thai massages

Why Portugal?

Corc Yoga was born from Founder Christine Moghadam’s love for Portugal. It was during a life-changing trip to Portugal that Christine discovered cork, the country’s natural treasure. Inspired by Portugal’s beautiful cork forests and the livelihood that the cork industry supports, Christine was motivated to design a purpose-driven product that supports people and the planet. The result? The creation of the world’s most sustainable yoga mat created entirely of cork and free from any rubber or plastic, allowing one to quite literally ground their practice and reconnect with nature.

With community as the heartbeat of Corc Yoga, Christine had the vision to expand beyond the yoga mat by cultivating an experience centered around Corc Yoga’s core values: people, planet, and purpose. These are the core values that inspire and motivate Corc Yoga to design and manufacture luxury cork products while having the least impact on the environment.

In the search to find a place, Christine discovered Tivoli Évora Ecoresort, a 4-star luxury resort tucked away in the city of Évora, a historic World-Heritage City just 45 minutes outside of Lisbon. Born on the Alentejo landscape and built on strong environmental values, this hotel seamlessly integrates sustainability with Corc Yoga’s core values. As both an international destination for nature lovers and travelers, Évora is home to Portugal’s cork forests and the perfect destination for Corc Yoga's inaugural retreat.
How much does it cost?

Corc Yoga's "The Renewal" will take place at the Tivoli Ecoresort in Évora, Portugal. This 4-star eco-resort is the world's first cork hotel, recognized for its focus on sustainable values and energy efficiency, as well as its commitment to the use of natural resources, most namely cork.

FAQ
No refunds or cancellations will be accepted for confirmed bookings. In the event you're no longer able to attend and would like someone else to take your place, transfer requests must be received at least 30 days prior to the festival. Acceptance of transfer requests will be at Corc Yoga's discretion.
Corc Yoga was born following a life-changing trip to Portugal. Our vision since the beginning was to expand beyond the idea of just a yoga mat, and go deeper into our community by cultivating a festival - an experience not just focused on yoga, but one centered around the lifestyle of travel, community, sustainability and self-care. On a search to find a location that aligned with our vision, we discovered a beautiful hidden-gem in the city of Evora - the world’s first cork hotel, a sustainable eco-resort embedded in the cork region of Portugal.
Yes! Here at Corc Yoga we believe yoga is a lifestyle not just a physical practice. Community is the heart of Corc Yoga and we would love for you to join!
Evora weather is dry and warm during the summer months, so make sure to bring your summer gear! Closer to the date of the retreat, we will send you a checklist to make sure you have everything you need.
No, we will be providing a Corc Yoga mat for each person.
In addition to the hotel amenities, the city of Evora is a must visit destination and only a 10 minute drive from the hotel. We will have transportation available at certain hours of the day (included with your costs) and Uber/Taxis are always available at your disposal.
You do not need to participate in everything; you can pace yourself to find the perfect amount of activity for you. We support you in doing as much or as little as you feel comfortable with.. However: remember this is an active vacation, and we are giving you as much value as we can for what you signed up for! (personally, we wouldn’t want you to miss a thing!) The schedule gives you a sense of the flow of each day. It’s always subject to change, depending upon the needs of the group, weather, etc.
Connect with nature on a deeper level and surround yourself with the most giving tree, the cork tree as we take you on a jeep ride (hike is optional) through a family-owned cork farm. Develop a love and appreciation for cork as you learn about the harvesting process, history and heritage of the cork trees.
The majority of attendees may come by themselves. Although you may come alone, you will leave with new, lifelong friends!
Yes, children are welcome. Please contact info@corcyoga.com for specific requests.
Yes, please email info@corcyoga.com for group requests.
Yes, please email us at info@corcyoga.com for any specific requests so we make sure to plan accordingly.
We have 75 spots available during our retreat. Our group will have hotel exclusivity at the Tivoli Ecoresort.