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 (@tditty2) has been teaching yoga for over twelve years and has a strong local and international following. With multiple appearances on local TVs shows including Windy City Live, Good Day Chicago, and featured in CosmoBody; she now teaches yoga both in studio and online on her Playbook App. With her background in healthcare and her love for fitness, yoga, and movement, Tova enjoys sharing her creativity and knowledge with others in order to inspire everyone to be the best version of themselves they can be and realize their true potential.

Tova Sklar

Claire Grieve

Claire is a highly sought after international yoga specialist, plant-based health coach and wellness author. Based in LA, Claire travels the globe sharing her deep and pure passion for helping people transform through yoga and wellness. Claire’s authentic dedication to the practice has led her to work with an array of celebrities, professional athletes, fitness leaders and people of all genders, professions, shapes and sizes. Claire has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Women’s Health, Vogue, Marie Claire and SHAPE.

Claire Grieve

Kjord Davis

Kjord Davis is a world renowned International Kundalini yoga teacher, astrologer, modern sage and empowerment coach. From Salt Lake city Utah, now residing in the health and wellness of L.A., Kjord has always been a seeker of the ways of the universe. Kjord weaves together ancient practices applied with modern practicality to allow students to embody the grit and grace to meet the times. 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 (@riva_g_) 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 has been practicing Yoga and Pilates for over 16 years and has been teaching for over 10.

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 is the former studio owner/operator of Hustle & Flow Fitness in Venice, and is currently the Chief Yoga Officer at Playlist Yoga in West Hollywood where she curates high energy music based flow classes while speaking to conscious, functional mobility and yoga philosophy. She has 25+ years of formal dance training in multiple genres, over a decade of yoga asana practice and continued education.

Nicole Sciacca

Featured ambassadors

Eryl McCaffrey

Eryl 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. Yoga and meditation has helped her cope and find peace, amidst struggles with anxiety and depression over the course of her life.

Eryl McCaffrey

Miri Hussain

Miri is a certified Yoga and meditation teacher living in Portugal and is an experienced, warm and caring teacher who has been practicing yoga and meditation for 15 years. Miri completed her training in Bali and India and has also continued her training on regular yin, restorative, anatomy and adjustment trainings and completed a Prana Samyama Buddhist meditation teacher training with Traditional Yoga UK. As well as her passion for yoga, Miri is really 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. Originally from Kuwait, Miri has now found her home in the beautiful Algarve, Portugal for the last 5 years.

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. As a distraught college student, Kelsey first found and fell in love with Yoga in 2006. Her practice became her solace from chronic severe anxiety and depression, and it was on her mat that she first explored a loving relationship with herself. 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 known vegan chef and healthy living educator, Leslie is the glowing face of the fresh plant-based movement. Leslie began her culinary career traveling the world, working in kitchens from Thailand to Peru to Mexico to Italy. Learning new ingredients and techniques along the way, Leslie cultivated a unique ability to create a dish that feel familiar to most palates yet is plant-based, creative, and original. 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 regularly cooks for her roster of friends & clients including Ringo Starr, Sia, Chris Pratt, Sen. Cory Booker, Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom, and more.

Leslie Durso

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What’s Included?
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Daily yoga, sound bath, & meditation led by industry experts
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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.