AZORES – ATLANTIS

A journey of movement in water and land in São Miguel island, with new water practices in inspiring landscapes.

September 10 to 17, 2019 

Many experiences in one trip.

Sessions in a fun, inspiring and relaxed environment, for people with all levels of experience.

He.Art Journey

An invitation to connect with nature and with our inner world. The sessions conducted in natural landscapes will take us to a heart-centered experience, exploring our natural rhythm and our creative being through the state of presence, the natural movement and the creative expression.

Water Relaxation

The relaxation sessions follow a progression from land to water and allow us to relieve tensions, increase body awareness and deeply reconnect with our vital force. Through movement and stillness, we surrender to the present and to the unconditional support that the water offers us.

Meditative Freediving 

A conscious breathing practice, with confidence and in safety, which allows the exploration of the underwater world and of our inner universe. We experiment the sensation of being connected to the ocean’s immensity, a space for the body´s rebirth, where we rediscover our relationship with the water.

AquaArt

A “liquid dance” and active body listening that allows us to relax, develop our potential, our creative expression and discover different aquatic environments, confidently and in cooperation, through a unique set of tools and aquatic researches.

Travel to an incredible island, learn new aquatic practices and support ocean preservation.

The itinerary is going to be built around the weather.
We will visit stunning places where we will dance and develop many aquatic practices.This flow experience is a different way of traveling. It is meant for those who want the time and space to dance in the nature, experience water dance, aquatic therapies and meditative apnea.

Program

days 1, 2 and 3

from Ginetes to Mosteiros

Open yourself to the unknown. Make a wish. Hug a tree. Dance in warm waters. Eat bolo lêvedo, a traditional Azorean cake. Get in touch with yourself. Question the meaning of life.

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day 4

free day

Suggestions: Visit the Islet of Vila Franca do Campo. Get a massage. Take some time for yourself.

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days 5, 6 and 7

discover the other side of São Miguel

Visit parts of the island that most people never get to know.
Dive deeper! Dance with your Dreams. Discover your breathing and breathe more. Fly in the water. Watch the sunset. Take the best photo ever. Meet the dolphins. Live a Dream. Be thankful! Feel in harmony and flow. Feel at Home.

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see more photos of last editions

Notes

We advise you to arrive at São Miguel at least one day before the beginning of our trip. We suggest that you book a flight that arrives on September 9th and leaves on September 17th.

Beginning: Tuesday, September 10.
The first activity begins in the morning.

End: Monday, September 16 de Setembro.
The last activity ends in the afternoon.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Accommodation

We will spend seven nights at Geo Alternativa, an authentic Azorean place, with a natural, serene and welcoming atmosphere. We will have access to two kitchens, laundry service and Wi-Fi. Located 5 minutes away from Termas da Ferraria, we will enjoy everything that this side of the island has to offer.

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Other Activities

(subject to extra charge)

Sound Healing Massage with Tibetan singing bowls

Packs Holistika:
Our local partners have prepared two special programs with great adventures and activities to discover the island’s nature.

Be part of a trip with social impact.

We will be supporting the local community and the efforts to preserve the oceans.
2% of the journey’s profits will be donated and invested in the local project ‘Ilha Limpa’.

Registrations are limited to 14 participants.

Until August 15, 2019

Double Room

1480€

Single Room

1720€

Deposit of 30% when booking.
Final payment until 15 days before the Trip.

Check out our “Cancellation Policy” in Terms and Conditions.

What’s included?

Accomodation

7 nights in a double or single room, in a familiar and authentic ambiente 

Meals

Breakfasts, lunches and dinners (except lunch and dinner on free day) and drinks are included (except alcoholic drinks)

Support

Acompanhamento diário de 1 líder que irá dar o apoio e suporte necessário durante toda a viagem

Activities

2 classes per day with 3 inspiring teachers with experience in Dance in water and land, Water Relaxation and Meditative Freediving

Transportation

All transportations within the Program

Ticket

Entrance at Caldeira Velha Park 

Boat trips

Boat trips and Freediving equipment

Transfer

Transfer to the airport (within the program)

What’s not included?

· Flight tickets and travel insurance (obligatory) ·
· Non-specified meals ·
· Extra activities and optional visits .
· Personal items like drinks, snacks, phone, Internet, etc .

Flight information

The flight is not included so that you can choose where to buy your flight and decide from where you want to depart. 

If you are flying from Europe to São Miguel Island, you can travel comfortably with Azores Airlines.

www.azoresairlines.pt

Our team will pick you up at João Paulo II Airport, in Ponta Delgada.

The Team

Violeta Lapa

Production & Communication * AquaArt * Aquatic Movement
see more >

Lisa Moreira

He.Art Journey
see more >

Leina Sato

Meditative Freediving
see more >

Gustavo Neves

Filmmaker * Photographer
see more >

Jorge Cordeiro

Healthy and conscious food
see more >

Gualter Rainha

Healthy and conscious food
see more >

Intense * Deep * Magical * Transformative

It’s almost impossible to put in words what this journey with oceans and flow is about… it’s so unfair when you know it right away that you can’t do any justice to all the emotional landscapes this week can draw/print in yourself.

A magical green & deep blue island, a loving, caring and competent team, a group of funny, talented, opened and interesting people with you aboard, water and dance, an inner disposition (your own) to be touched, loved and transformed in a very mindful way… 

All this and more together and you can’t guess the end of it… unless you may say… it has to be magical. and it is!

 

Andrea Oliveira
Participant of Oceans and Flow Açores 2017

Frequently asked questions

1. Is this journey for me?
This journey is for people who like Adventure and Water. It’s not a touristic tour; it’s an invitation to travel differently, dancing through several idyllic places in São Miguel Island. For an exclusive group of 14 participants and a Flow Team of 6 people during the trip.
It is for anyone who is interested in exploring their creative potential and expanding their capabilities, deepening a closer relation with water and Oceans. For Nature lovers and people who want to experience and develop various practices, or even overcome any fear or discomfort with water. It is not necessary to have swimming or dancing experience.
This journey is for those who want to have fun and at the same time relax, have time for yourself and get to know yourself better. It’s to go with the Flow – going with trust and letting yourself be surprised by all we have prepared. Please bring an open mind, an open heart and a good sense of humor!

2. How are the accommodations and what kind of rooms are we staying in?
We will stay in Ginetes near to Ferraria, in a familiar house “Geo Alternativa”. The rooms are shared.

3. What if I want a private / single room?
It’s possible to have your own room, but you will have to pay an extra fee of 240€.

4. When should I buy my flight?
You should buy your flight only after making the payment of the Trip and confirm with us your reservation has been made. September is the best months in Azores. Book your flights as early as possible.

5. Can I go alone?
Of course, most of our travelers sign up individually. It’s a trip that you will meet new people and make friends.

6. Who will I share my journey with?
You’ll be with our Flow Team: Violeta and Gustavo, Lisa Moreira and Leina Sato, and Jorge and Gualter to take care of our meals. Then you will spend a week with other travelers, who like you have the common taste for travel, adventure, discovery… and seeking with this trip new emotions and unforgettable moments.
Oceans and Flow travelers all have a great common interest: Travel and the passion for Water. It is an evidence, but it immediately indicates that they are curious, active people with a taste for knowing, exploring and, above all, finding a different vision and a sustainable attitude towards the places they visit or go through. They are people who seek adventure and discovery and therefore have a relaxed attitude towards unforeseen circumstances that may arise and prefer contact with local customs to the comfort of international chains of hotels or restaurants. They are, above all, people who subscribe most of the time individually, and who hope to take, at the end of each trip, the memory of unforgettable moments among a group of new friends. The age range of our travelers is wide. I assure you that the atmosphere is very fun and relaxed and that you’ll end the trip with a new group of friends.

7. The group of travelers will travel all together?
No, there are travelers coming  from different parts of the world, so the group meeting point will be at Ponta Delgada on September 10th, in a place and time that will be set with the group.

8. How do we all get together, if some travelers go on other flights?
We will keep the details and flight schedules of all participants. There is only one transfer from Ponta Delgada Airport to our meeting point. If you travel on another plane and arrive at the same time or before the majority of the group, you can wait at the airport and we will all go together on that transfer. If you arrive later to São Miguel Island, you will have to go by your own to our accommodations, which is 25 minutes from the airport.

9. I don’t have a flight in the day Oceans and Flow begins, can I go before?
Of course, but you’ll be on your own until we meet at São Miguel Airport on the September 10th.

10. If I want to get to São Miguel Island a few days early, can I book accommodation with you? 
We do not book accommodation before or after our trip. However, if you want to arrive in São Miguel one or more days before, we can give you some suggestions of the accommodations in São Miguel, where you may book additional nights.

11. How is the weather?
The date of the trip has been carefully chosen in order to enjoy the best weather conditions in São Miguel. September is the month with the best sea temperature. The Azores are known for having a varied climate, and we can feel the four seasons in one day. It’s going to be hot for sure, but it’s likely to catch some cooler evenings or even a light rain.

12. What should I pack?
Bring comfortable clothes and shoes, sneakers, slippers or crocs, sandals, etc. Any comfortable footwear is indicated for this trip, we won’t make long walks.
We will spend a lot of time in water.  For the workshops bring the following material: a hat for the sun and a hat/beanie to protect head and ears from the cold, after the water practices; snorkeling mask and snorkel (you may also bring swimming goggles + a nose clip, although not as comfortable; swimsuit or bikini and towel; comfortable clothes to dance on land and in the water; musical instruments if you have; camera, photo or video, specially water resistant models are very welcome; For the water dance you may bring loose clothes or dresses. Bring also some warm clothes for nights and cool mornings, sunglasses, a small day backpack, your necessáire

13. The meals are included?
Meals are provided by the organization, respecting traditional and local gastronomy. Drinks are included, except alcoholic. The meal locations are previously selected by the organization. On the first day we will have dinner in the hotel, as it’s late in the afternoon. All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner), with the exception of September 13th, which is a free day in the program.

14. Will I have time just to myself?
Of course! The program is flexible and we will always be attentive to the flow of the group. After the dance sessions and workshops, you may venture out and explore the island, go for your walks, have fun and relax.

15. Will I have Internet and phone connection?
In all places where we will visit, you will always have connection. Our accommodations have Internet and Phone access. But we invite you to disconnect a little and enjoy this opportunity, let loved ones know that you will be unplugged and tell them not to worry. Turn on your vacation response and enjoy the freedom!

16. Can I hold a reservation?
We don’t hold reservations. Places are only reserved after payment.

Any Question?
If you still have questions feel free to send us an e-mail: info@oceansandflow.com 

Are you ready for this inspiring journey?

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