7 Tage Achtsamkeit Yoga Urlaub an der Algarve, Portugal

  • MEKAYOGA, 8650 400 Vila do Bispo, Algarve, Portugal

7 Tage Achtsamkeit Yoga Urlaub an der Algarve, Portugal

  • MEKAYOGA, 8650 400 Vila do Bispo, Algarve, Portugal

Meditation and Yoga Retreat Portugal

Learn to maintain mental and physical well-being in the beautiful Vicentine Coast Natural Park in Portugal. You will train your mind and body to develop health, happiness, and a deeper connection with yourself. The yoga sessions will be combined with deepening theory and meditation training, so as to regain your focus and consciousness of the mind. You will reconnect with your true self and completely rest your mind, surrounded by green hills, steep cliffs, and white empty beaches.

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  • Morning Dynamic yoga class
  • Evening Yin yoga and meditation class
  • Tibetan singing bowl sound healing sessions
  • Free time for surfing, hiking, or swimming
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Kurse an 7 Tagen
  • Englisch
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The MEKAYOGA villa has five double rooms, all with private bathroom, a comfortable living and dining room, rooftop terraces, a large swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and a wooden yoga deck under the orange trees in the garden. From the backyard, you walk straight into the national park, where there are many wonderful trails towards Algarve's beautiful beaches.

Dynamic morning yoga and relaxing evening yoga classes with guidance will give you a deeper understanding of mind and meditation. There will be quiet time in the morning and evening, and heaps of time during the day to do whatever you feel like. Go on a hike in the wonderful national park in Portugal, take a surf lesson, or read your book next to the pool, in the shade of an orange tree. It will be a week to enjoy delicious healthy food, reconnect with your true self, and completely rest your body and mind, surrounded by green hills, steep cliffs, and white empty beaches.

Typical schedule

  • 08:00 Morning Dynamic yoga class
  • 09:30 Breakfast followed by free time for hiking, surfing or swimming
  • 14:00 Delicious lunch at Yoga Villa or picnic followed by free time
  • 18:30 Yogi vegetarian dinner
  • 20:00 Evening Yin yoga and meditation
  • Michael Bijker

    Michael Bijker studied yoga at the Paramanand Yoga Research institute in Indore, India, where he also obtained his yoga therapy certification. He has been teaching for many years and developing his own style of teaching, which is an inspiring mix between Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, and Iyengar yoga combined with yoga philosophy to deepen your understanding of the true spirit of yoga.

  • Harmke Gerritsma

    Paramanand Institute Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)

    Harmke is a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher and yoga therapist from the Netherlands. She studied yoga at Paramanand Institute for yoga sciences in India where she also obtained her yoga therapy certification. Her classes are influenced by your needs and based on the styles she studied, namely Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Iyengar yoga. She shares her spiritual journey of self-expression and increases peace of mind with a wonderful calm energy. Harmke looks forward to guiding you on your journey towards health, peace, and happiness.

The venue is located in Vicentine Coast Natural Park, in the southwest corner Algarve, Portugal. The nature reserve Costa Vicentina covers almost 75,000 hectares of secluded beaches, steep cliffs, sand dunes, fresh lagoons, and green hills spread along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. The villa is located outside the picturesque fisherman village Vila do Bispo.

As building is mostly forbidden, the area has remained untouched by tourism. Just a few picturesque Portuguese fishermen villages and surfers camping in their vans illustrate the astonishing nature along the coast. And the villa is located right in the middle of that.

A calm environment is what you need to reconnect with yourself, to let go of your ongoing thoughts, and to breathe. What would be a better way to meditate than sitting on top of a cliff, while the evening sun sets in the ocean right in front? Learn to give space to your body and soul in Europe's most beautiful national park, Costa Vicentina.

Explore the unspoiled white sand beaches with crystal clear water on the south coast, and hike along the rough black cliff sides on the west coast. Watch or join a surf session in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Discover the birds and flowers that this protected reserve inhabits. And of course, enjoy the overload of sunshine, as this is by far the sunniest area of Europe.

Nearby places

  • Beach, 3 kilometers
  • Faro Airport (FAO) - 70 minutes
  • Sagres, 12 kilometers

During this retreat, you will be offered daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as organic teas and fresh fruit shakes. You are what you eat, therefore MEKAYOGA wants you to eat healthy, happy food that is prepared with love. They make sure to have fresh delicious fruits, vegetables, and other healthy ingredients from the local farmers' market. Food will be organic as much as possible.

MEKAYOGA have developed a very much appreciated tradition of cooking together during the week, which is a wonderful way to get to know each other and get inspired with delicious yogi, vegetarian recipes.

Dive in crystal clear water

You can take a boat tour to discover Algarve's most secret beaches and sea caves, watch dolphins or join the diving center to explore the area's sparkling underwater world.

Go mountain biking in Monchique

Rent a mountain bike and cycle along the coast or in the wonderfully green Sierra de Monchique. Join an organized tour to be sure you get to see all the best places. This is a great and adventurous way to further explore the beauty of the Algarve.

Hike along the cliffs

The area offers a lot to discover. Take a picnic and go for a wonderful hike through the hills and along the coast, to spend your afternoon sunbathing on Praia do Cordoama. If you will feel more active, you can continue for another 12 kilometers along a beautiful coastal path until you reach the end-of-the-world village Sagres. Enjoy a good cappuccino in the harbor's auction café, while watching the fishing boats return and bring in their treasures.

Take stand up paddle boarding tours

Experience stand up paddle boarding yoga sessions or stand up paddle boarding tours to sea caves.

Take surf lessons

On the way you will find Praia do Mareta, Praia do Tonel, and Praia do Beliche, a few of the area's famous beaches for their world-class surf breaks. Get some adrenaline while watching the local talented surfers or take the challenge and join a surf lesson yourself. MEKAYOGA will be happy to hook you up with certified and experienced local surf teachers.

Visit Fortaleza de Sagres and Cape Saint Vicente

On the other side of the village, you can find the Fortaleza de Sagres and the famous Cape Saint Vicente, the most western point of Europe, long believed to be the end of the world.

You can book Reiki therapy and massage treatments during your stay. These treatments are not included in the retreat price.

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 12 yoga classes with professional teachers
  • Daily fresh, organic, and vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Delicious organic teas and fresh fruit shakes
  • Tibetan singing bowl sound healing
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Spa treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO).

Arrival by bus

Good public transport connections are available. From Faro Airport (FAO), you can take a taxi to the bus station for approximately 10 EUR. Then, you can take the bus to Lagos, which is a small town 20 kilometers from the venue. In Lagos, you can take a taxi or a bus to Vila do Bispo. MEKAYOGA will wait for you at the bus stop.

Arrival by airport shuttle

You can rent a car or use the shuttle services provided by Greenbus. This service offers transfers from Faro Airport (FAO) to Vila do Bispo, where MEKAYOGA will wait for you at the bus stop. A shared shuttle will cost 29,50 EUR and a private service will cost 76,50 EUR.

Arrival by train

From Faro Airport (FAO), you can take a taxi to the train station for approximately 10 EUR. Then, you can take the train to Lagos, which is a small town 20 kilometers from the venue. In Lagos, you can take a taxi or a bus to Vila do Bispo. MEKAYOGA will wait for you at the bus stop.

  • Eine Reservierung erfordert eine Anzahlung von 100% des Gesamtpreises.
  • Die Anzahlung wird nicht erstattet, wenn die Buchung storniert wird.

Bestätigte BookYogaRetreats.com Bewertungen

  • J
    Bewertung von Janet Stevenson aus Frankreich

    A gentle yogi

    PROS Positives: Michael adapted the yogi to each of his quests.

    2017-Sep-04 11:17:12

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    Bewertung von Damian Lluna aus Belgien

    Great yoga retreat

    PROS Positives: Beautiful region and lovely house Very good and deep yoga ckasses Amazing food Kind and careful service Good atmosphere

    2017-Sep-02 19:32:46

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    Bewertung von Anonym

    2017-Sep-02 14:49:06

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    Bewertung von Nicky Joshi aus Frankreich

    Great escape

    CONS Negatives: My room . I thought I could have been. More cozy and better decor .

    PROS Positives: The pace of life at the retreat was great . Lovely people

    2017-Aug-26 06:04:24

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    Bewertung von Stanislav Pargov aus Belgien

    2017-Aug-07 19:29:39

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    Bewertung von Rik Goedhart aus Niederlande

    2017-Aug-05 14:54:00

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    Bewertung von Anonym

    Lovely group, great instructors uncomfortable accomodation

    CONS Negatives: The website says every room has a private bathroom! This is very much not the case. Not a lot to do during the day but go to the beach bunk beds creaked with every movement when the house is full it is too many people.

    PROS Positives: Yoga sessions were never too complicated benefits, both physical and mental were felt immediately Instructors were passionate about yoga and gave excellent "life" advice as well as exersize instruction The beaches were probably the nicest I've ever seen, but it is a very long walk to get there.

    Antwort des Veranstalters: Dear Pamela, Thank you for your stay for us, we enjoyed your good vibe! Also thanks for your feedback, this way we can learn to further improve our guests experiences. This week we hosted 10 guests. On average we receive between 6 and 10 guests per week, spread over 4 double/twin rooms, a private single room and a bunkbed space. As we receive many requests for the summer, we decided to add the private single room so we could accommodate more people that really wanted to stay with us. This is the only without private bathroom that can be booked online. I will adjust our room description right away, our apologies for not having updated the rooms description online yet. All the other rooms that we offer online are double/twins with private bathrooms. We do not offer the bunkbed space online because it is a much smaller space than the other rooms and because it shares a bathroom. For that reason, we give a thorough explanation of the bunkbed space and a 100 euro discount and we only offer people this option after we have been fully booked. This way our guests can make a conscious decision whether they want to accept the bunkbed or rather come back another time. We have knowingly decided to keep a lot of free, because we learned from experience that filling up the days with lots of activities does not eventually support people to slow down, to start reconnecting with the self and to start cultivating inner peacefulness. I wish you all the best! Love and light, MekaYoga

    2017-Aug-05 05:16:23

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    Bewertung von Helene Krenchel aus Dänemark

    CONS Negatives: Personally I had to get used to the humid weather. It sometimes hit 90-100 pct which means wet bedlinnen, towels and clothes. But on the other hand the wind is strong and helpfull and the scenery so stunning that you forget the tideous details in no time.

    PROS Positives: It was a great pleasure to land in so much kindness, yoga knowledge, teaching skill and overall organic attitude. Harmke and Michael are as a couple and teachers in my eyes the coming generation of workshop holders. They grasp the totality of why most of us yogis go abroad to be inspired. Not only yoga-wise but also as humans living among humans. Through kindness and with kindness. Namasté

    2017-Jul-30 14:47:13

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    Bewertung von Allan Henneberg aus Dänemark

    Very good experince

    PROS Positives: A perfect introduction to yoga with skilled teachers, and nice sourrunding. Very nice people and good food.

    2017-Jul-15 07:28:37

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    Bewertung von Nina Repar aus Bundesrepublik Deutschland

    Relax & enjoy in the beautiful nature of Algarve

    PROS Positives: Really nice retreat with lovely organizers who really care for people. Yoga and meditation classes under the clear blue sky were great. The group was small, which added to the charm and family feeling. The villa is spacious and really nice and the surrounding nature is stunning. I would definitely recommend this retreat to anyone who is looking for relaxing and recentering with help of beautiful yoga classes in the beautiful nature.

    2017-Jun-18 07:26:24

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    Bewertung von Ella Whiteley aus Vereinigtes Königreich

    2017-Jun-04 12:10:23

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    Bewertung von Louise Burger aus Niederlande

    Antwort des Veranstalters: Hi Louisa, I hope you are having a great day! Thank you for writing our review. I see you have selected a 0 out of 10 for the quality of activity? Could you please share with us what was missing for you, how this could be improved? I was slightly surprised as I was under the impression you had a wonderful time in the Yoga Villa. I am looking forward to hearing from you! Love and peace, Harmke

    2017-Jun-04 06:20:17

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    Bewertung von Nadine Fossati aus Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft

    2017-Jun-03 00:46:38

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    Bewertung von Verda Law aus Kanada

    It was an awesome vacation,relaxing , transforming experience !

    CONS Negatives: None

    PROS Positives: Friendly, food is 5 star healthy diet and delicious , relaxing environment and freedom !

    2017-May-21 16:01:33

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    Bewertung von Sara Dufour aus Frankreich

    2017-May-21 09:54:09

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    Bewertung von Sara Miletic aus Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft

    2017-May-07 17:19:42

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    Bewertung von Barbara Horgue aus Frankreich


    2017-May-02 08:07:02


  • Bewertung von Peter
    10 von 10

    "I took a class with Harmke and it was one of my favorites from a whole month of daily practice at an ashram in India. She is so open-hearted, present, and inspiring as a yoga teacher and person. Harmke's class left me feeling both relaxed and energized, and looking forward to practicing again. 5 stars!"

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  • Bewertung von Rachel Elizabeth
    10 von 10

    "Harmke radiates such an amazing positive energy and her yoga instruction reflects her peaceful yet spirited nature. Would definitely recommend her retreats and hope to personally experience one again someday soon!"

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  • Bewertung von Tuomi and Janne aus Finnland

    "We were lucky to have Harmke teach us daily yoga practise during our stay. At the time, we were also taking surfing lessons for three hours each day. This would not have been possible for us as middle-aged couple without Harmke's gentle restorative yoga practise. We really liked the way she modified the practice to suit our special needs and even daily moods. Some days we were having Hatha style yoga, some days more stretching Yin type yoga and one day we focused on Pranayama. Having practised yoga for more than 15 years, I can truly say Harmke represents the top rank of yoga teachers with a radiant personality, warmth and thorough knowledge. I can recommend Harmke to any student interested in having a fulfilling practise in the spirit of true Yoga."

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  • Bewertung von Frederique aus Kanada

    "I did a yoga class for the first time during the first week of July with Harmke and I absolutely loved it! It was perfect for beginners and also for advanced people. Everybody can find his place during the class. I liked her presence, her consciousness about the body and mind and her personality as well! A stunning girl inside out with a great knowledge about Yoga; I will do it again for sure."

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  • Bewertung von Maartje aus Niederlande

    "Harmke is a lovely person that teaches yoga in a natural way. Because of her guiding voice, she easily lets you connect with your inner self. It was such a wonderful experience. I think I've become a yoga-addict after this week!"

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Vila do Bispo, Portugal

MEKAYOGA bietet Yoga Urlaube an, um den Geist und Körper neu zu verbinden und zu heilen, und den inneren Frieden und Glück zu fördern mit Hilfe von professionellen und leidenschaftlichen Lehrern.

  • Verfügbarkeit: Die Yoga Urlaube dieses Veranstalters sind 0% der Zeit verfügbar.
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7 Tage / 6 Nächte


Anreise: Samstag, 7 Oktober 2017
Abreise: Freitag, 13 Oktober 2017

Early bird discount

Bookings made 60 days before the start date are eligible for an early bird discount of 10% discount per person. 

Special discount

Returning guests are eligible for a special discount of 10% per person.

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