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The Pico Island is wonderful, walking along the cliffs, admire the sunsets or diving into the Ocean can be unforgettable, but the important thing is that even your state of mind is attuned to what surrounds you and your listening and observation skills are present at the moment you live. Through a complete yoga practice, you will be an integral part of the experience!


Alma Pico offers the following modalities:




Every week we offer different yoga practices that can be freely chosen and booked, according to what fit best for you.


This formula allows you to enrich your Azorean holiday with a yoga practice, without any obligation.


Particularly suitable for beginners or for those approaching yoga for the first time.



Every season we organize events with international teachers coming from several schools. In these events is offered a course lasting a week: daily practices, deepening of tradition and yogic techniques.


For each event is indicated the style, the teacher's name, a description of the weekly program and the "level" to which the course is aimed (beginners or advanced).


For those who practice Yoga for years, is the practice itself that in certain sense guides the vacation; Pico becomes the temple where we can focus on our spiritual path. 



During the vacation (would be better before) , you can write a letter to the teacher to receive a personalized practice that you can start practicing in our Yoga Shala and carry on once back at home..  



In short ...

Yoga is an age-old Indian discipline that proposes a method without religious connotations to reassess the human experience through the reconciliation of body and mind.The word yoga derives from the Sanskrit word yuj which can be translated as "union".

The contemporary lifestyle demands efficiency, dynamism, speed, control, and ... it would not be a mistake if they were balanced by reflection, by the relaxation and by the ability to surrender. It is the imbalance of forces in the game that brings stress, makes distracted and insensitive. 

Through the practice of yoga, the practitioner creates a deep connection between his psyche and his body, gradually he is free from fears and anxieties and he acquires clarity, fullness and sensitivity.

The Yogadarshana centered on the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali has several ramifications of the practice (eight to be exact) that fully involve the body, the mind and the more subtle aspects of being. In addition to a series of universal principles (yama and niyama), during a complete practice of yoga, there are: postures that shall be maintained for a long time until they become comfortable and stable (asanas); breathing techniques that are studied up to take control of breathing and consciousness (Pranayama); exercises to bring the ability of relaxation and retraction of the senses within himself (Pratyahara); exercises to empower the concentration (dharana); and meditation (dhyana). When meditating, the mind and the object of meditation become one, and in this state of quiet and order, you can get in "enstasi" and be united to the true nature of reality and be blessed in a deep contemplation (Samadhi). 

Both work on the body and the mind are based on listening to the inner and on the silent observation, so the suspension of the fluctuations of the mind that enhances the awareness of the substantial unity of all that exists


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