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Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Azores

An inspiring retreat with attention for the beautiful nature of the island and for you, yourself. With yoga, meditation, energetic treatments, coaching, awareness, personal growth, and relaxation. With several island tours, walks/ trails, whale- and dolphin-spotting, delicious meals and enough time for yourself. Staying in a private house with an Atlantic Ocean view. In a group up to 8 persons. Be surprised by this unique trip to a unique island.

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  • 1 Yin Yoga session
  • 1 Yoga Nidra session
  • 2 Meditative, silence walks
  • Daily several meditation sessions: f.e. body awareness/breath/visualization/move/silence/self inquiry/chakra.
  • 3 Hatha Yoga classes (if desired more classes possible)
  • 4 tours on the island with bus and driver or private car
  • Daily lunch and 3x dinner
  • 5 overnight stays
  • Airport transfer

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch, German, Portuguese
Group size: 1-8 participants
Airport transfer included: João Paulo II Airport
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  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free Wi-Fi

During this retreat, you will stay the week on Sao Miguel. Enjoy the energy of this island with different power spots that you can feel and experience for yourself. Discover the volcano crater lakes, waterfalls, hot water springs, the ocean, the green surroundings and more.


Example program of the day

  • 07:30-09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Hatha Yoga
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Island tour with trail (can be in silence)
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Day closure with meditation

Second example program of the day

  • 07:00-09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Yin Yoga and meditation (f.e. breath/visualisation/body awareness/move/silence/chakra/self inquiry)
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Island tour and visiting hot springs
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Day closure with Yoga Nidra

Third example program of the day

  • 07:30-09.00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Hatha Yoga
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Free time rest of the day (whale watching, beach, city trip, etc.)

The Hatha Yoga class will be in English and given by a local yoga teacher. The program can be adjusted to the wishes of the travelers.

Included excursions

During the 4 island tours, you will visit, by private bus with driver or by private car, the most beautiful and powerful nature locations on the island. Meditations, mindfulness and silent walks will be offered, with enough time to enjoy these special places by yourself. You will visit:

  • The volcano lakes: Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Fogo, and Furnas.
  • The thermal baths: Furnas, Caldeira Velha, and Ferreira.
  • The tea factory.

The program can be changed depending on the weather or wishes of the participants.


Carin van der Wijk

Retreat location

This retreat takes place on São Miguel, the Azores. The biggest Azorian island, full of green hills, beautiful flowers, vulcanos, power places, silence, blue ocean views. The house is situated in a place with big gardens around, so you can find a place for yourself to relax. In a 5 minutes drive / 30 minutes walk you will be at a huge beach with huge blue Atlantic Ocean waves to enjoy or to take a swim. Nice trails can be done.


Enjoy the meals with fresh local products, prepared by an Azorian cook. Before the retreat starts, the host will get in contact with you about any dietary requirements/wishes for lunch and dinner. For breakfast you can buy the things you like to eat in the supermarket nearby.

in August 2020 dinner will be not included. In the restaurants, you can choose nice meals (costs about €10 - €20).

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Raw food
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
  • Fruitarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

With the private bus or car you will visit the most beautiful sights of the island like the hot springs of Furnas and Cascata Velha, the volcano craters of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo.

On the way and at the house meditations will be offered, matching the theme of the week. Possibility of swimming in the ocean, walking/ hiking, whale- and dolphin watching, visiting the capital Ponta Delgada, to read your book in the big garden, to meditate, to get an energetic treatment and/or to do whatever you like to do. Also it is possible to enjoy a walk in silence.

Spa treatments

Possibility of energetic treatments and individual coaching sessions, visiting the thermal baths and massage.

Energetic treatments: Energetic Healing, Aura Reading, Access Bars, Energetic Session.

What's included

  • Stay in the house during this retreat in a single room (or double room, if desired) with shared bathrooms
  • Bedlinen and towels
  • Daily lunch and 3 times dinner (in August dinners are excluded)
  • 3 Hatha Yoga classes given by a local teacher (more yoga classes if desired)
  • 1 Nidra Yoga session
  • Daily different kinds of meditation, like Bodyawareness-, Breath-, Move-, Silence- and Visualizationmeditation
  • Meditative walks/trails in silence
  • Personal coaching sessions (if desired)
  • Transport from the airport to the house and back
  • Transport in private bus or car with driver during the 4 island tours

What's not included

  • Airline ticket
  • Other meals
  • Entrance fees (€ 20/ $ 23)
  • Whale and Dolphin tour (optional)
  • Dinners in August
  • Hike with a guide, bicycle tour, horseriding and more activities ( optional)
  • More yoga classes (€ 10/ $ 11,50, 60 minutes per class, optional)
  • Energetic treatment (€ 50 / $ 57)
  • Cancellation insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by plane

Book your tickets to the airport of Ponta Delgada (PDL).

Airport: João Paulo II Airport Airport transfer included: João Paulo II Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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This trip requires a minimum of 1 participants

Saturday January 1, 2022
(6 days / 5 nights)

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