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7 Days Detox Yoga Retreat in Portugal

  • Monte Velho, Bordeira, Carrapateira 8670-230, Portugal

Overview

Detox Yoga Retreat Portugal

Whether yoga is new to you or you are an accomplished yogi, you will enjoy and benefit highly from the specific detoxifying blend of yoga postures. The level of instruction is personalized to suit each individual. On a daily basis, you will have two meditation sessions and two yoga classes including asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), and relaxation techniques. You will be served breakfast, a light lunch and dinner; all based on simple, but pure and healthy vegetarian yoga food.

Highlights

  • Two yoga classes daily
  • Two meditation sessions daily
  • Detoxifying blend of yoga postures
  • Special detox devices, foods, and natural supplements
  • Daily vegetarian brunch and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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The Monte Velho bungalows are very cozy and warm with comfortable beds. It is your decision if you want to stay in a single room, shared with one, or shared with three fellow yogis. All the rooms at Monte Velho are en-suite and are cleaned every day by the Monte Velho staff.

To help the detoxifying process of your body, Algarveyoga uses special detox devices, foods, and natural supplements to help eliminate accumulated toxins. Yoga has a very detoxifying effect on the organs and the yoga classes focus on poses beneficial to the detox process. Diseases are born in the body and their root is often over toxicity (body pollution caused by heavy metals, pesticides, preservatives, and other foreign toxins). More and more diseases are caused by the modern lifestyle, therefore cleansing is an essential physical process that brings health and happiness.

Through the combination of yoga and healthy vegetarian food, your body will receive a boost of life energy. You will leave the holiday with a deeper understanding of yoga, a healthy body, a relaxed and clear mind, and an open heart (and sparkling eyes). The detox not only happens on a physical level. You can also expect a body, mind, and heart detox!

Daily schedule

  • 07:15 Sunrise meditation followed by a 90-minute yoga class (asanas, pranayama, and relaxation)
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Talk on nutrition and lifestyle
  • 11:00 Spare time to relax or for other activities
  • 14:00 Snack and light lunch
  • 17:00 Yoga class (90 minutes)
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Meditation
  • Diana Jost

    Diana studied physical education (ETH Zurich) and later became a qualified yoga teacher (Sivananda Ashram, Austria). In addition, she is a nutritionist (school of natural health science, Great Britain), Ayurvedic health and nutrition adviser (International society of Kamlesh Ayruveda), a massage therapist (Thai yoga massage, Indian head massage, Science of Yoga School, India), and a life coach (school of natural health science).

Algarveyoga offers all the yoga detox retreats at the majestic retreat center of Monte Velho. Located in the rolling hills of St. Vincent Natural Park in Carrapateria, Monte Velho sits on the western edge of Portugal and overlooks the great Atlantic ocean. Life in Monte Velho is kept down to earth, though it is a first class resort with a large yoga hall, sauna, and steam room.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 7 minutes by car
Activities
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Nature walks
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Swimming nearby
General
  • Beach nearby
  • Hammock
  • Yoga studio

Every day, you will be served breakfast, a light lunch, and dinner. All is based on simple but pure and healthy vegetarian yoga food. All of Algarveyoga's retreats are free of wheat, yeast, refined sugar, coffee, black tea, meat, and fish. You will consume plenty of fresh juicy and delicious food, some of which comes straight out of the biological garden.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Other spare time activities include hammock relaxation, nature walks, and salt water bathing.

Alternative therapies like massages, foot reflexology, shiatsu, tarot, astrology, acupuncture, homeopathy, holistic horse riding, and life coaching are available for approximately 40 EUR per hour.

  • 2 meditation sessions daily
  • 2 yoga sessions daily
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
For information about the booking conditions, please send Algarveyoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Erika from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Diana, thank you so much for the wonderful time at the Quinta. Was the best holiday ever! I wish you carry on this wonderful work. May you be well and may you be happy!"

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  • Review by Natalie from Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks again! You know I love it here! I keep on coming back and will do that hopefully every year! It was an amazing week with lots of good energy! Love for you Diana, you're great! Love for you Robin, you too!"

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  • Review by Helene Krenchel from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "After a week in these surroundings, I feel born again. The teacher, Diana Jost is very attentive, correcting and guiding to expand the boundaries. Diana Jost started her yoga school Algarve Yoga in 2008, and has since been visited by more than 1000 students. As a teacher, she is one of the most rewarding, giving and inspiring that I have encountered in my nearly 30-year yoga career. "

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  • Review by Matthew Trinetti from Ohio, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Algarve Yoga offers all sorts of healthy holidays in Portugal’s Algarve region between April and September, including yoga holidays, detox retreats, a ‘hormone yoga retreat’ and yoga and surf holidays. You either stay at a rustic villa, Quinta das Pedras, in the beach town of Salema, or at Monte Velho, a gorgeous eco retreat in St. Vincent Natural Park. Joining an Algarve Yoga retreat feels like you’ve joined a family – it’s not just that your host Diana and her team are ever present with their warmth and care. It’s also the intimate setting of the retreat, the warmth of the Portuguese sun and the family-style outdoor meals with your fellow yogis or surfers that will make you feel a sense of belonging. We tried Algarve Yoga’s Yoga Surf Holiday at Quinta das Pedras, and found it a wonderful trip on which to gain (or improve) yoga and surf skills, spend a week detoxing your body with organic, locally-grown, minimally-processed food, and remember the importance of balance in life."

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  • Review by Erika from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Algarve Yoga offers all sorts of healthy holidays in Portugals Algarve region between April and September, including yoga holidays, detox retreats, a hormone yoga retreat and yoga and surf holidays. You either stay at a rustic villa, Quinta das Pedras, in the beach town of Salema, or at Monte Velho, a gorgeous eco retreat in St. Vincent Natural Park.Joining an Algarve Yoga retreat feels like youve joined a family its not just that your host Diana and her team are ever present with their warmth and care. Its also the intimate setting of the retreat, the warmth of the Portuguese sun and the family-style outdoor meals with your fellow yogis or surfers that will make you feel a sense of belonging. We tried Algarve Yogas Yoga Surf Holiday at Quinta das Pedras, and found it a wonderful trip on which to gain (or improve) yoga and surf skills, spend a week detoxing your body with organic, locally-grown, minimally-processed food, and remember the importance of balance in life.""Dear Diana, thank you so much for the wonderful time at the Quinta. Was the best holiday ever! I wish you carry on this wonderful work. May you be well and may you be happy."

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  • Review by Audry from Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for your hospitality, your wonderful company, and for making this week such a fantastic experience. Diana, I love the yoga sessions and enjoy your style of instruction very much. Robin, the food was great. I did not feel that I was lacking, but rather that I was learning new tasty, healthy options. I am leaving with a feeling of peace and I am so grateful not only for that feeling, but also for the huge part that you played in that. So, thank you again, I hope that our paths cross again some day."

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  • Review by Sue from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for the week full of inspiration, relaxation, laughter and great waves! Definitely a life-changing experience. Here's to a more relaxed lifestyle and new friends."

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  • Review by Jeannette from the Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "The surf and yoga retreat of Algarveyoga was wonderful! Lovely people, delicious and healthy food, profound, deep and humorful yoga and surfing with the best teachers and friends at stunning beaches in the south of portugal. It made me feel like a child again. Thanks Diana of Algarveyoga for creating this energetic and good vibe and thanks to all for making this week epic."

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  • Review by Joanne Friel from Belfast, Irleand
    10 out of 10

    "And so, I headed for the charming Quinta das Pedras villa in the Western Algar ve and joined a group of 10 other would-be yoga-surfers for a week of catching waves and"

    "acquainting with our innerselves. After a warm welcome from hosts Diana and Jeanette our first evening was spent on a brief induction then a beautiful walk to a"

    "secluded beach.Lovely company, healthy food, gorgeous scenery and pushing my own limits and trying something new and scary alongside the comforting enjoyment of the most wonderful daily yoga practice proved to be the perfect holiday balance for me."

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  • Review by Rory from UK
    10 out of 10

    "The week I spent on this yoga/surf retreat was one of the best weeks of my life! The week was amazing in every way, it is honestly life changing as you put your life in perspective. The positive energy that comes out of this week helps you refocus your own life. The yoga, surfing, food, location and all individuals involved were fantastic. Diana and Robin made this a memorable week that I will have to return to! Thanks for everything. Don't hesitate...just go, you will be glad you did!"

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  • Review by Katarina from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you again for a beautiful week! This is my third time I join the retreat and it is as great as always. I have now been to all places, detox twice and yoga surf once. This is really a energy boost! The yoga is great with Diana, Jenni and Igor. Thankyou. Food absolutely great, thanks Robin! Beautiful surroundings and very nice rooms. I definitely recommend everyone to come here who wants to have a relaxing, mindful and healthy week."

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  • Review by Claudia from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "What an utterly wonderful week - thank you so much for the perfect blend of surfing, yoga and unbelievable delicious food. Diana, I will go back with my solar plexus open and will be adding the Sun Salutation to my morning practice. Robin I will be trying to create your amazing cooking, but please bring out your recipe book! Truly, it was wonderful- so beautifully organized, so we never ever had to think (Bliss!) and with wonderful energy. I wish you both so much luck and all good wishes for the coming year of retreats and in your lives - and hopefully I shall see you next year for more surfing and yoga!"

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  • Review by Nicky from England, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you and the team so much for everything, I had the most amazing experience and have definitely taken away many things which will change my life for the better. Bizarrely, and I have never felt this before I can tell you, but I was actually looking forward to returning to work today. For me it signifies getting on with my life, appreciating what I have and start living every moment for the better.Lauren, you were simply an inspiration too, the love that you have inside you and care for other people is just amazing. You are a very special lady and I think you allowed us to connect even deeper as a group through the meditation. Whilst I know it was out of my comfort zone in the beginning, by the end I really saw the value in it. "

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  • Review by Debby from England, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I wanted to drop you an email to let you know how much your incredible yoga retreat has really changed my life for the better. As you know before I went on the retreat I'd never done meditation or yoga and felt so frazzled and stressed I can't tell you. Since I've come back I've been to yoga nearly every day! I'm still doing neti everyday, drinking my hot water and lemon, quinoa porridge for breakfast and yummy salads for lunch. I feel so balanced, happy and relaxed its amazing. I still feel refreshed, calm and wonderful. Thank you to you, Lauren and Robin for all adding your special touches! So really the retreat was so magic. I can't stop talking about it."

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Algarve, Portugal

Algarveyoga offers inspiring yoga holidays in the Algarve to help people tap into nature’s wonders in order to achieve health and happiness.

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7 days / 6 nights

Departure:
Saturday April 8, 2017
(7 days / 6 nights)

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