7 jours en retraite de yoga, méditation et nature en Algarve, Portugal

  • Vila do Bispo, Faro District, Algarve, Portugal

7 jours en retraite de yoga, méditation et nature en Algarve, Portugal

  • Vila do Bispo, Faro District, Algarve, Portugal

Relaxing Yoga Retreat Portugal

Enjoy, relax, get to know your true self, and become in complete peace with it! With this 7-day retreat in the peaceful nature and magical landscape of Algarve, Portugal, you will have a lot of time to relax and explore Southwest Algarve and Vicentine Coast National Park and its wonderful beaches. This yoga retreat is suitable for those who have practiced for many years to deepen their practice with specific guidance, to learn more about body and mind and to further develop the true Self. If you are new to meditation and yoga, this is a great chance to start your practice with personal guidance to create a proper foundation for self-practice.

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  • 7 yoga classes
  • Guided meditations
  • 3 meditation sessions a day
  • many hours of Noble Silence to increase awareness and inner-stillness
  • Delicious healthy food, fresh from the farmers' market & mostly organic
  • 6 nights in the beautiful and quiet Yoga Villa
  • Organic teas and fresh fruit juices
  • 7 jours de cours
  • Néerlandais, Allemand, Anglais
Tout cacher

You will be staying in the quiet Yoga Villa, outside the picturesque fisherman village Vila do Bispo, right in the National Park Costa Vicentina and just 3 kilometers from the most astonishing unspoiled beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. The Yoga Villa has 5 double rooms (all with private bathroom), a comfortable living and dining room, rooftop terraces, a large swimming pool, jaccuzi and a 50 square meter wooden yoga deck under the orange trees in our garden. From the backyard you walk straight into the National Park where many wonderful trails take you towards the Algarve's beautiful beaches.

uring this week you will enjoy daily guided meditations and yoga classes. There will be silence in the villa in the mornings and evenings, which is a wonderful and effective support to connect with silence and peace within.


  • 07:30-08:00 Morning meditation
  • 08:00-09:00 Healthy breakfast
  • 09:00-12:00 Free time (hiking along the cliffs, taking a surf lesson, or enjoying the beaches)
  • 12:00-13:00 Meditation theory and guided meditation
  • 13:00-14:00 Delicious lunch (at Yoga Villa or packed for picnic)
  • 14:00-16:00 Free time (reading, relaxing, or enjoying swimming pool, jacuzzi or fire place)
  • 16:00-17:00 Yoga class
  • 18:00-19:00 Yogi vegetarian dinner
  • 20:00 Evening 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.

This yoga retreat will take place in the provence Algarve, Portugal. Your place of stay for the retreat is located outside the picturesque fisherman village of Vila do Bispo, right in Southwest Algarve and Vicentina Coast National Park. It is just 3 kilometers away from the most astonishing unspoiled beaches with some green hills and steep cliffs near the deep blue Atlantic Ocean. From the backyard of the villa, you can walk straight into the Natural Park where many wonderful trails will take you towards Algarve's beautiful beaches.

Imagine unspoiled white sand beaches and crystal clear water, green hills and steep cliffs. The area offers you a calm environment, which is needed to reconnect with yourself, let go of your ongoing thoughts, and breathe. There would be no better place to meditate than sitting on top of the cliffs while the evening sun sets in the ocean.

"You are what you eat," and therefore MEKAYOGA wants you to eat healthy, happy food that is prepared with love. You will have fresh delicious fruits, vegetables and other healthy ingredients from the local farmers' market that you could wish for. And of course as much as possible organic. All food is included, and during the week a very much appreciated tradition of cooking together is developed. A wonderful way to get to know each other and get inspired with delicious yogic, vegetarian recipes.

Hiking along the cliffs

The area offers a lot to discover. Take a pick-nick and go for a wonderful 3 kilometers hike through the hills and along the coast to spend your afternoon sunbathing on Praia do Cordoama. Feeling more active? 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 harbour's auction café while watching the fishing boats return and bring in their treasures.

Scuba-diving in crystal clear water

Take a boat tour to discover the Algarve's most secret beaches and sea caves, watch dolphins, or join the diving centre to explore the area's sparkling under water world.

Fortaleza de Sagres and Cape st. Vicente

On the West side of Sagres 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.

Surf lessons and world famous surf beaches

Just a wonderful walk away from our villa you will find Praia do Cordoama, or towards Sagres Praia do Mareta, Praia do Tonel and Praia do Beliche, a few of the area's pearls and famous for its world class surf breaks. Get some adrenaline while watching the local, talented boys surfing waves or take the challenge and join a surf lesson yourself! MEKAYOGA is happy to hook you up with friends that are certified and experienced local surf teachers.

Mountain-biking in Monchique

Rent a mountain-bike and cycle along the coast or in the wonderfully green 'Sierra de Monchique'. Prefer a local's touch to it? Join an organized tour to be sure you get to see all the best places! A great and adventurous ways to further explore the beauty of the Algarve.

Treat yourself to some deep relaxation with the in-house massage therapist.

  • 6 nights in the Yoga Villa
  • Meditation course
  • 3-5 meditation sessions a day
  • Guided meditations
  • 7 yoga classes from our professional and passionate yoga teachers
  • Delicious organic herbal teas
  • All yummy healthy food, fresh from the farmers' market and mostly organic.
  • Transport to and from the Yoga Villa

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport from the retreat location is Faro Airport (FAO). From Faro Airport (FAO), you can either rent a car with Goldcar or use the services provided by GreenBus. This service offers very affordable shuttle transfers from Faro Airport (FAO) to Vila do Bispo village. You can book a shared shuttle for 29.5 EUR or a private service for 76.5 EUR on my-transfers.com.

From Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), you can take a bus that runs from Lisbon to Lagos and from Lagos to Vila do Bispo. You can check the bus schedules and reservation on www.rede-expressos.pt. You can also contact MEKAYOGA who will be happy to help you arrange your transport.

  • Vous pouvez obtenir le remboursement de votre dépôt de garantie dans sa totalité si vous annulez 60 jours avant la date d'arrivée prévue.
  • Le reste du paiement est dû à votre arrivée.

Avis vérifiés de BookYogaRetreats.com

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    Avis de Janet Stevenson, République Française

    A gentle yogi

    PROS J'ai aimé: Michael adapted the yogi to each of his quests.

    2017-Sep-04 11:17:12

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    Avis de Damian Lluna, Royaume de Belgique

    Great yoga retreat

    PROS J'ai aimé: 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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    2017-Sep-02 14:49:06

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    Avis de Nicky Joshi, République Française

    Great escape

    CONS Je n'ai pas aimé: My room . I thought I could have been. More cozy and better decor .

    PROS J'ai aimé: The pace of life at the retreat was great . Lovely people

    2017-Aug-26 06:04:24

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    Avis de Stanislav Pargov, Royaume de Belgique

    2017-Aug-07 19:29:39

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    Avis de Rik Goedhart, Pays-Bas

    2017-Aug-05 14:54:00

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    Avis de Anonyme

    Lovely group, great instructors uncomfortable accomodation

    CONS Je n'ai pas aimé: 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 J'ai aimé: 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.

    Réponse de l'organisateur: 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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    Avis de Helene Krenchel, Danemark

    CONS Je n'ai pas aimé: 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 J'ai aimé: 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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    Avis de Allan Henneberg, Danemark

    Very good experince

    PROS J'ai aimé: 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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    Avis de Nina Repar, Allemagne

    Relax & enjoy in the beautiful nature of Algarve

    PROS J'ai aimé: 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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    Avis de Ella Whiteley, Royaume-Uni

    2017-Jun-04 12:10:23

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    Avis de Louise Burger, Pays-Bas

    Réponse de l'organisateur: 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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    Avis de Nadine Fossati, Confédération Suisse

    2017-Jun-03 00:46:38

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    Avis de Verda Law, Canada

    It was an awesome vacation,relaxing , transforming experience !

    CONS Je n'ai pas aimé: None

    PROS J'ai aimé: Friendly, food is 5 star healthy diet and delicious , relaxing environment and freedom !

    2017-May-21 16:01:33

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    Avis de Sara Dufour, République Française

    2017-May-21 09:54:09

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    Avis de Sara Miletic, Confédération Suisse

    2017-May-07 17:19:42

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    Avis de Barbara Horgue, République Française


    2017-May-02 08:07:02


  • Avis de Peter
    10 sur 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!"

    Mekayoga Facebook page, édité

  • Avis de Rachel Elizabeth
    10 sur 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!"

    Mekayoga Facebook page, édité

  • Avis de Tuomi and Janne, Finlande

    "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."

    MEKAYOGA website, édité

  • Avis de Frederique, Canada

    "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."

    MEKAYOGA website, édité

  • Avis de Maartje, Pays-Bas

    "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!"

    MEKAYOGA website, édité

Vila do Bispo, Portugal

MEKAYOGA propose des stages de yoga pour se reconnecter, guérir votre corps et votre esprit et cultiver la paix intérieure et la joie avec des professeurs professionnels et passionnés.

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