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7 Days Ocean Escape and Yoga Retreat in Algarve, Portugal

The Sun Hill Eco, Urb. Encosta Das Flores lote 4, Lagos, Portugal

Eco Yoga Retreat Portugal

Imagine waking up surrounded by nature and feel the breeze moving through the trees. Meditate at sunrise, practice yoga on a panoramic wooden shala in a private and secluded eco-villa. Experience surf and kayak in one the most beautiful sceneries that the majestic Atlantic ocean can offer. Add to this, a heated natural salt pool, super healthy and tasty meals with vegan and vegetarian options and the opportunity of meeting many like-minded people. We carefully chose the most secluded, private and immerse in nature location so that we have the perfect environment to find peace, calm and clarity. Relaxing, feeling balance, regain confidence, find your inner strength and getting inspired are big part of of Down to Earth retreat. The morning yoga lesson will be essential to create that body-mind connection while all the activities planned such as hiking in the majestic and famous cave, surf and kayaking are built to elevate our consciousness, redefine our purpose and discover our inner self a bit better.

The evening workshops are structured to reveal our creative and funny side while relaxing and invent new path and realities! We will have a pasta workshop, a sound healing bath and also mandala painting!

The 2 free days are for enjoy the magnificent beaches and for take time just for being. The salt pool is heated so that you can always give a treat to yourself and the panoramic view is perfect to see the sunset every day. The food is made by a chef that will be at the location is high premium quality, cold pressed juice and locally sourced ingredients.

Exploring Algarve's beautiful nature, relax & sleep in the nature, eat well to restore, revive, and feel amazing. The friendly, highly experienced team will help you develop your own yoga practice, take you to the most magical beaches, and create the perfect experience. It will be the perfect week of learning to surf, sun, yoga, and good people.

Meet the instructors

Irene
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Highlights

  • 1 surf lesson and kayak in the caves
  • 8 (90 minutes) fun and challenging yoga classes
  • Goodie bag with sustainable and vegan products
  • Savor delicious nutritious meals cooked by a private chef
  • 6 nights accommodation in an eco-villa
  • 7 valley trays and Costa Vicentina excursion
  • Luxury Villa runs by only solar power
  • Salt heated pool

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Faro Airport (US$33 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

The Sun Hill is an Eco resort surrounded by nature and located at the top of the hills with a privileged view. It runs just by solar powers. The building has been recently renewed using the best and most eco materials but maintaining the traditional architecture of an ancient Portuguese house. All the room have a balcony, private toilet, shower and a view on the salted heated pool.

The breakfast/dinner area is located by the pool protected with glass in case of wind. It is a privileged spot to enjoy the sunset. The Sun Hill also has a variety of fruits and vegetables in the garden which our chef, Renato, will carefully pick and cook for us.

Free towels, shampoo and body lotion are provided by the Sun Hill.

Program

Well-being, adventure, and mindfulness are big parts of Down to Earth retreat for those who want to deepen the practices, eat healthier and be a bit more conscious about the environment. Every morning, you will have an energizing practice in an outside wooden shala, after a generous breakfast by the pool is time for adventure.

Down to Earth Mindful and Conscious Retreats have planned three days full on with trekking by the ocean, surfing in the Vicentina coast, and kayaking in the most stunning caves. In the evening, you will have four relaxing sessions and two workshops on pranayama (breathing) and Acro yoga.

Down to Earth Mindful and Conscious Retreats have also planned some free times for you to visit the most magnificent beaches that Portugal has to offer. If you love adventure, yoga, well-being, delicious food and company of good people, then look any further, this retreat is made for you!

Schedule

Day 1

  • 07:00 - 17:00 Arrival
  • 18:00 Introduction circle with guidance blessing cards and gentle flow
  • 19:30 Sunset Dinner

Day 2

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Vinyasa flow yoga class
  • 09:00 Healthy breakfast and detox juice
  • 11:00 - 17:00 Breathtaking trekking at the seven hanging valleys trail in Lagoa: this is known to be one of the most rewarding and memorable walks along the sun-kissed coastline (you will do a picnic along the way)
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Yin and Restorative yoga
  • 20:00 Dinner time and special game evening

Day 3

  • 07:30 Vinyasa flow yoga class
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 17:00 Free time, suggested activities: relaxing at the beach or getting lost in the white town of Lagos
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Superfood workshop, create your conscious meal
  • 20:00 Dinner and movie night

Day 4

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Power Energy Vinyasa flow yoga class
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 17:00 Surf in the stunning and still untouched Vicentina coast - a light lunch will be included
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Chakra & Paint your Mandala workshop
  • 20:00 Pizza night

Day 5

  • 07:30 Vinyasa flow yoga class (Partner and Acroyoga)
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 17:00 Free time for surfing, shopping or enjoying the city of Lagos
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing
  • 20:00 Dinner

Day 6

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Vinyasa flow yoga class
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 17:00 Kayak time around Lago stunning coastline + light lunch
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Yoga Nidra and meditation
  • 20:00 Special dinner and fun time

Day 7

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Vinyasa flow yoga class
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Closing blessing ceremony and goodbyes (better see you later)

Included excursions

  • Kayak excursion in the famous Portuguese falesias
  • Trekking excursion to the world-known Benagil cave
  • Surf lesson in one of the most iconic beach of all Europe
  • Pasta workshops by an incredible private chef

Instructors

Irene

Retreat location

The Sun Hill is located in a privileged position, 5 minutes from the famous and characteristics city of Lagos and around 10 minutes by car from the most famous and wild beaches that Portugal has to offer. Despite the proximity to famous attractions, the Sun Hill is located in a very quiet and relaxing position surrounded by nature and very far from noises. The view is stunning and from the retreat place, you can admire an incredible sunset.

Food

Food is an important part of our retreat and of our participants' well-being, that is why we took particular care of providing the fresher and most organic and local food we can find. Renato will be our chef, he is Italian and cooks one of the best food on the planet.

The breakfast will be a buffet with a variety of choice from fresh juices to homemade jams and handmade cake, it will be one of our favorite part of the day. Dinner is served at the Sun Hill and it will be a la carte with a variety of choice.

We will also do a woodfire pizza night where the pizza will be cooked in the wooden oven at the property.

Endless veggies, hummus, and pasta will be available and, if you are not vegan/vegetarian, fish will be available on request. Lunch will be provided on excursions days, in a picnic format. It will be a light lunch with loads of fresh and crispy veggies and fruits, warm quinoa, and cereals salads and snacks.

During breakfast water, tea, coffee, and fresh juices will be included in the price. After breakfast time only water will be included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Paleo diet
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 workshops
  • Cooking class
  • 4 relaxing evening sessions
  • 6 nights accommodation in eco-luxury Bed and Breakfast
  • 6 Vinyasa flow yoga classes in a wooden shala surrounded by trees
  • A goodie bag with sustainable and vegan products
  • Kayak excursion
  • Meals (three meals a day, only during the 2 free days lunch is not included)
  • Private guides
  • 7 valley tray excursion
  • Costa Vicentina excursion
  • Transfers for activities
  • Wi-Fi at the location
  • Yoga mats for the classes and props
  • Use of the salt heated pool
  • Water (unlimited), coffee or tea and detox juice (just in the morning)
  • Pet therapy (the company of a lovely Golden Retriever who lives at the location)
  • Free Hugs (always and anytime)

What's not included

  • 2 lunches during the free days
  • Airfare
  • Arrival and departing transport to the airport (but can be arranged)
  • Drinks (except water and morning coffee, tea and juices)
  • Extra nights at the Bed and Breakfast
  • Individual Tibetan bowl sound healing massage at an extra charge
  • Medical needs
  • Personal shopping
  • Transportation besides activities (it can be arranged)
  • Travel insurance
  • Surf lesson(s)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

There are 2 main airports to get to the Location: Faro and Lisbon. From there, you got 2 options the first is to rent a car yourself, the second is to get into a bus and reach Lagos. From Lagos town, one of our staffs will come and pick you up. Private transportation from Faro Airport (FAO) can be arranged at an extra cost of 30 EUR.

Airport: Faro Airport Airport transfer available: Faro Airport (US$33 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 10 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Saturday September 5, 2020
Departure: Friday September 11, 2020

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