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5 Day Peaceful Escape Yoga Retreat in Porto

Available in September & October

Reviews (40)

Karoline Nygård

from Norway, October 2019

"Great experience"

Alex was a great host and instructor and adapted the class to our needs. She also had great suggestions for things to do and see and places to eat. Nice location a bit outside the city center, away from all the tourists, but close enough to see the sights if you want to.

Juliq Greene

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Julia review Sept 2019"

I was a beginner for both yoga and SUP and thoroughly enjoyed both. Alex was a great teacher and was able to accommodate for all abilities. The apartment was great and the breakfasts were lovely. I would highly recommend this holiday.

Anna Kleszczewska

from Belgium, September 2019

Amazing yoga experience, best teacher and wonderful place. Loved it!

Rachel Simpson

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Perfect. "

Alex is the perfect host; the location is great; breakfast is lovely too. Alex is a very competent instructor who makes you feel very welcome and like nothing is too much trouble. We had a fabulous time. Just go!

Sinead Maceoin

from Ireland, June 2019

"Super holiday. Alex is an excellent lovely yoga teacher"

Very relaxed holiday

Excellent instruction

Very knowledgeable and experienced teacher

Great location

Paul O Regan

from Ireland, June 2019

"Fantastic Yoga Surf Break in Porto"

Alex will make sure you have a wonderful stay. A fantastic person who takes great pride in her service. You will be based in an apartment close to the River Douro and 35 min walk to Porto or take the bus from outside. You are picked up for surfing by Andre and taken to a local beach. Yoga is in Alex’s studio 15 min walk from apartment. Enjoyed the whole experience and Alex will organise the schedule to suit best the guests needs. There is plenty of time to enjoy fabulous restaurants and the sites of Porto. An Amazing Experience.

Kirsten Volz

from Germany, May 2019

It was absolutely wonderful and blissful!! Alex is an amazing, knowledgeable, experienced, creative and helpful yoga teacher and picks you up exactly at that point in your practice where you are. Besides being an incredible yoga teacher, Alex is the most marvelous and caring host!! She will do everything to make your stay unforgettable.

Elizaveta Gaguina

from Norway, April 2019

"Amazing Camp worth every penny!"

If you want a nice and active vacation at Porto - Escape camp is just what you need!

Me and my friend spent awesome time at Alex accommodation. Apartment we were living at has a great location, with some nice local restaurants and stores. It’s a bit away from the city-rush, but still only 20-25 minutes to walk to the very Porto centrum, which has such a good vibe.

Alex is amazing host as well as a great and experienced yoga-teacher. She could see immediately what we needed during a class, as well as challenging us to do our best. Alex also picked us up every morning for yoga lessons, served breakfast, and adjusted our schedule so it’s worked smoothly with surfing lessons and our plans. She also took her time to give us useful tips for a nice places and restaurants and even show us around.

Our surfing lessons were on spot as well. We got picked up by our instructor Andre, which is choose a beautiful beach for surfing-lessons, and gave us (beginners) some god basics.

Overall we loved everything and can’t recommend enough Escape Camp!!

István Szacsvai

from Romania, September 2018

"wonderful experience"

Everything was so nice! The yoga practice was wonderful with Alex and the surf with Andre was great too. Met a lots of great people and did yoga and surf at beautiful places in and around Porto! thank you all

Cecilia Magrini

from Italy, August 2018

"A retreat for everyone"

The retreat, its location and the flexible organization permit everyone to find her /his own rhythm. The city of Porto is really beautiful and there is the time to visit it or to relax at the beach or in a park. The yoga lessons are professionals and effective as well as the surf lessons which can be also really funny. The apartment is clean and nice. Alex is a kind person, reliable and present. A really good experience.

Sara Guediche

from Spain, August 2018

"Amazing well-balanced retreat!"

Alex made us all feel comfortable and welcome. She is not only an excellent and knowledgeable yoga instructor but a real pleasure to be around. Her flexibility allowed each of us to coordinate various activities and get the most out of our visit to Porto! The surf lessons were fun and relaxed enough that everyone felt comfortable. An unforgettable experience!!! Thank you, Alex!

Charlene Sutton

from United States, August 2018

"Relaxing with nature"

I like the location and the yoga practice and also time to see the city!

Berta Faber

from Iceland, July 2018


Alex is attentive, caring and knowledgable. We never lacked for anything, from the moment she picked us up at the airport til she dropped us off at the train station. The apartment was spacious and clean. SUP yoga, on the river, was an inviting way to connect with self & nature. The entire experience surpassed our expectations. Alex joined us for meals and gave us detailed instructions on where to go in Porto. Many thanks!

Anja Moehler

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Best holiday in years"

Alex is the most welcoming, friendly and warm host you can imagine. She dedicates a lot of her time and is excellent for local tips and recommendations. The breakfast is delicious and made with love, accommodation very comfortable, best location. The yoga and surf classes are fantastic, as a beginner they take extra care of you. I have had the greatest time and will come back later this year!

Irina Tveritina

from United States, May 2018

"Best holiday"

The Yoga/Surf holiday was PERFECT!! Location - perfect. Very flexible schedule! Loved every minute!!! Thank you!!!

Solene Debreuil

from France, October 2019

"Parfait Séjour. 😊"

Alex est une « hôte » exemplaire, prévenante et agréable. Ses cours étaient très accessibles pour moi qui ai peu de pratique. Très à l écoute de chacun, elle rend ces moments particuliers. Une parenthèse parfaite.

Najoua Achiq

from Morocco, August 2019

"Excellent retreat with Alex In Yoga"

Quality of yoga classes : Alex adapts to different levels and brings a rich diversity to the practice

Accomodation : well located near transportation, very comfortable

Hearty breakfasts

Alex is very welcoming. She did her best to make us enjoy our stay.

Claire Fillan

from France, July 2019

"verry nice and chill yoga holliday "

Everything was verry nice and cool.

Alex is really sympatic. She's relaxed and caring.

The yoga class were nice, Alex really adapt to the people...for me was perfect , not too intense but active enougth to feal that your acting on your boddy and mind. And then breakfast after yoga was really nice: healthy and tasty, lots of fruits...We took the time to sharethe food and rush.

I also appreciated having time to hang arround in Porto explore and chill...The appartement is cosy and in a verry local airea not far away from the city center and the can get somme tranquillity and enjoy the local restaurants or choose to visit stuff in the its really practical.

Porto is a nice town,small and quite busy at this time of the year. Local people are nice and most of them speak english so its nice and handy if you dont know portugese.

I also really enjoyed being near the river. you get the fresh air_it often sunny, sometime foggy but never too hot_ and then its really pretty and relaxing.

The other people doing yoga and surf were verry nice and chilled aswell , e did our own thing but also shared lunch and spent some time together witch was really enjoyable...

I was really a nice holliday ...i really had a great time.

thank you.

Luisa Mascaro

from Great Britain, July 2019

Thanks for your kindness and it was a fantastic holidays.


Mathilde Blesch

from France, July 2019


I couldn't dream better holidays than this one!

Alex took a really good care of me. If i had any questions, she was here to answer me and give me good advises about locations, restaurants, Beaches...

she really wanted me to have a good time and i did!!!

The location of the flat was between the city and the beach, easy to go anywhere.

For the Yoga lesson, Alex made sure it was not too hard but still challenging and it fitted with my surf lessons as well.

I had the best time in porto thanks to her!

Maria Lochmann

from Germany, July 2019


Alex ist die tollste Yoga-Lehrerin und ein sehr inspirierender und lustiger Mensch. Ich habe Zeit wirklich sehr genossen und fühle mich immer noch sehr glücklich! Wir hatten jeden Tag ein großes Frühstück zusammen und und trotz vorgeschlagenen Plan der Yoga- und Surfstunden, konnten wir alles noch flexibel nach unserem Geschmack umplanen. Ich konnte viel über Yoga und über Alex' "Way of Life" lernen, die Yogastunden waren alle toll. Die Surfstunden sind perfekt für Anfänger und haben super viel Spaß gemacht. Außerdem hat Alex uns die besten Tipps für lokale Restaurants gegeben. Ich möchte gerne wieder kommen!

Regis Vacuite

from France, June 2019

Alex is an Amazing Host Always available. She is a very good yoga teacher as well.

Ingrid Van Oort

from Netherlands, June 2019

"Great hospitality and professional yoga teacher"

Alex was a great host to start with. Took really good care of me, is social, friendly and professional at the same time. Also really good at yoga classes. Helps and corrects you when needed. Apartment was super clean and neat, great breakfasts every morning!


from France, May 2019

"Outstanding program"

Very intimate program with excellent classes from Alex who adapts her teaching to everyone's abilities and shows great flexibility.

Silla Limbrecht

from Germany, May 2019

"Lovely stay with Alex"

I had an awesome stay with Alex in Porto!She is such a great and lovely person and an excellent and experienced teacher!

Would love to come back some time soon:)

Anne-ailine Krause

from United States, May 2019

"The best Yoga and Surf Experience!"

It was my first time in Porto and also my first time surfing. Alex was sooo sweet! She's really the best person and an awesome yoga teacher! The Yoga Lessons were relaxing and challenging at the same time. She helped us a lot and answered all our questions. She also had awesome tipps for Porto. We had a great time brunching and talking and laughing a lot with her. Really, it was the most awesome experience!

Karolina Randerath

from Germany, April 2019

"different than expected, but in the end it was great "

Alex is such a nice, caring person and a very experienced yoga teacher. She was always reachable and flexible to postpone the classes so that we had more time to explore the city. She showed us nice and local restaurants! The yoga classes were great and Alex deals very well with everyone's different yoga level, explained the alignments and showed us alternatives. The breakfast was great too and the apartment was fully equipped. It's near the river and the city center is about 20-30 min away (walking distance) and there is also a bus, same for the closest beach.

Sarah Stritz

from Germany, October 2018

"Entspannter Yoga-Urlaub auch für Anfänger"

Alex ist ein wunderbarer Mensch mit einer sehr offenen Art. Sie hat sich in der Woche sehr viel Zeit genommen, um einem Yoga-Anfänger, wie mir ein ganzheitliches Bild zu vermitteln. Auch außerhalb der Yoga-Klassen war sie immer erreichbar, abends mit uns bei lokalen Restaurants essen und hat sehr viele Tipps zu Porto und der Umgebung gegeben, ohne jemals aufdringlich zu sein.

Marga Sánchez

from Spain, September 2018

"Feliz experiencia"

La ciudad de Porto es preciosa, con un encanto especial, la comida, el vino ... La acogida de Alex, la instructora, fue inmejorable, además de su gran dominio de yoga y buenas recomendaciones de la ciudad. Atenta y cuidadosa con los alumnos tanto en las clases como en el alojamiento. En definitiva, una gran persona que hace de tu estancia una experiencia aún mejor. Repetiría y lo recomiendo al 100%

Melinda Lechtenberg

from Germany, August 2018

"Entspannte Auszeit"

Die Unterkunft war nicht weit von der Stadt und nicht weit vom Wasser - gelegen in einem typisch portugiesischen Viertel ohne Touri-tam-tam.

Alex war super nett und absolut hilfsbereit. Sie hat uns auf den Wanderungen tolle Ecken um Porto gezeigt.

Beatriz Sandino Abad

from Spain, August 2018


Me gustó todo. Alex es más que una instructora de yoga o una una amiga en Oporto. 100% flexible para que nuestro retiro fuese lo más placentero posible, super amable y agradable...preocupada por nuestra estancia todo el tiempo...cenamos, comimos y salimos con ella... Totalmente muy por encima de nuestras expectativas.. simplemente inmejorable!!

Sarah Steinke

from Germany, August 2018

"Perfect! "

I loved my vacation in Porto and I am so thankful that I could spent my time in such a great way. Alex is a lovely host, did manage to arrange everything in such a smooth way that it was easy to feel welcome. I had egnough time to explore the city, the beach and the neighborhood, between the yoga lessons and activities. I even extended my stay because I enjoyed so much :) thanks Alex for everything it was great to meet you and thank you for sharing your time and tips for Porto!

Leticia Dai

from Spain, August 2018

"Experiencia de 10"

Alex ha estado muy pendiente para que no nos faltara nada y estuviéramos cómodas, los horarios se han adaptado a nuestras necesidades, nos ha hecho los transfer a las actividades, nos ha informado con mapas y aconsejado lugares para visitar. Hemos aprendido un montón gracias a sus ajustes y correcciones. Han sido unos días maravillosos y para nosotras es totalmente recomendable.

Birte Spicher

from Germany, July 2018

"Immer wieder"

Vom ersten Moment an war ich bei/mit Alex unglaublich entspannt. Nicht zuletzt durch ihre offene Art und ihre vielen, niemals aufdringlichen Zusatzangebote und Tipps wurde diese Reise zum perfekten Urlaub allein - ohne je einsam zu sein. Alex hat ein super Gespür dafür, was in den Yogastunden das richtige ist, nimmt sich Zeit bei individuellen körperlichen Schwierigkeiten und hilft mit viel Spaß auch beim Erreichen persönlicher "Yoga-Ziele" ;-)

Von diesem Urlaub werde ich noch lange etwas haben - danke!!

Anne Verdaasdonk

from Netherlands, May 2018

"Home away from home "

Alex is the most friendly and relaxed host. All week she has taken great care of us without getting in our way. She picked us up from the airport, made us the most lovely breakfast every morning, allowed us to use her house as if it was our own, had the patience to teach us different styles of yoga (in the most beautiful locations, such as at the river and in a park overlooking the skyline of the city) and joined us on the fun surf lessons with her good friend and surf teacher Andre. Everything felt very relaxed. She was even as friendly to share all the good places to go in the city for sightseeing and food. It was a very relaxed and fun week and we feel very blessed to have had our first yoga retraite experience with Alex. We definitely want to go more often! Thank you for everything, Alex!

Barbara Drazek

from Germany, May 2018

-Unglaubliches Freundliches Aufnehmen

-Lokales und Kurturelles

- Yoga sowie Surfen mit unglaublich guter Qualität

- Einbringen in die portugisischen Ess und Trinkspezialitäten


- Familiär

Alles im allen hätte man es wirklich nicht besser machen können.