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8 Days Fluidity Yoga Eco Retreat in Porto, at Virgin Beach Paradise

Yoga Retreat Porto

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Portugal.

Just south of Porto lies Furadouro, a small seaside village with kilometers of virgin beaches, and is one of Portugal’s most secret surf destinations. You will dive into a world of yoga, fluidity, fresh salty air and Portuguese tranquility. Balance body and mind and live the slow life. Embraced by the tranquility of our Zen garden, surrounded by lush pine trees. While the birds sing and the hammocks swing in the ocean breeze, we sink deeper into energetic and mindful positions. Enjoy your daily practice of mindfulness, holistic breathing, and flexibility. Let yourself melt in blissful relaxation and feel rejuvenated. We connected with the internationally well-known yoga instructors Angie Rosecrans, Joanna Daley and Karin Dorsey. Our inspiring life by the Atlantic Ocean is now linked with their magic yoga style.

The Villa will be your high comfort home during your Retreat and has a uniquely elegant design inside and outside. We created an interior design that is absolutely perfect for the house and the people sharing good times together. If you are on holidays together with your beloved ones we offer private Double Rooms or Family Suites. If you are looking for a shared experience and a single traveler, we provide private single suites and a high comfort shared bedroom.. There is a fully equipped and ready to use common kitchen for your self-catering. A lot of space, enough for everybody to share some classic cooking sessions together. Discover unique cultural treasure. Here in the North of Portugal, you will still find hidden and secret places for sightseeing. Away from tourist crowds and with authentic people. Of course, we will share our favorite gems with you. Return with forever travel memories.

Retreat highlights

  • All Golden Waves Yoga Retreats Include
  • 7 nights in our Eco Lodge
  • A wide variety of daily breakfast options
  • 12 Yoga Sessions (Mon-Sat / morning & sunset)
  • Locations: Yoga Lounge, Beach, Pine Forest, Lagoon
  • Ovar train station pick up
  • 1x Cool welcome gift
  • Free WIFI
  • Free drinking water and teas
  • Free use of mountain bikes
  • try out Surfing
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Suspension Training
  • Sports Area with tennis, football, and basketball court
  • 500 meters to the beach
  • 30 minutes from UNESCO World Heritage Porto

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 18

Airport transfer available:
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport

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Accommodation

The modern villa stands out with a clean line design inside and outside. To bring outdoor nature into the rooms, Golden Waves Surf Lodge used the warmest organic material in their craftsmanship which is raw wood. Sustainability never looked better. The lounge area with a king size sofa in front of the fireplace and an extra long dining table invite to share good times together. The beautiful garden is blessed with old pine trees and reflects the special tranquility of the natural surrounding. You will instantly feel at peace. Enjoy your Yoga Sessions in our tasteful Yoga Lounge, in the garden while the sun warms up your body, by the pristine beach with the ocean breeze in your face or between trees and birds in the Natural Pine Forest Park of Maceda. Have a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, maintain your fitness routine in the Health Club, share a tennis or football match on our court. You can choose between cozy dorms, single suites, romantic double rooms, or spacious suites all with garden views. All rooms have private bathrooms with ecologic amenities. To guarantee your best sleep after a day of Yoga and Nature, high-quality comfort mattresses and superior bed linen will be provided. A personalized sound system is in every room to connect electronic devices and color lighting allow to create individual ambiance however you feel like. Plenty of storage space in the wardrobe and personal safes for each guest. Your room will be soundproof and have central heating and blackout curtains. Guests can use the common kitchen area to prepare their own meals, as well as the outdoor barbecue facilities. Several local restaurants are available within a 5-minute walk from the lodge, serving typical Portuguese meals and international dishes.

Golden Waves Surf Lodge Portugal Yoga Retreat Program

Are you searching for that special longing place where time goes slow and you discover a new natural flow within yourself? Where nature indulges you, people are smiling and the food is simply delicious? A place where you can link again body and mind? Don't look any further. Stay with us for one week in our high comfort lodge by virgin blue flag beaches in the authentic north of Portugal.

Embrace the tranquility of our Zen garden, enjoy your daily practice of flexibility, mindfulness, and deeper breathing. Start a healthy lifestyle in tune with the ocean. The best international teachers will help you on your journey on the mat and to a better you.

You will enjoy this unique experience including 12 Yoga Sessions with the internationally known Instructors Angie Rosecrans, Joanna Daley or Karin Dorsey. They will challenge you in their "Vinyasa rise and shine morning sessions" and sooth your body in their "restorative Yin relax and recover practices" before sunset. To make your daily yoga routine more exciting, we bring you to various beautiful locations for your practice.

Relax completely in our tasteful indoor Yoga Lounge, stretch out in our garden while the sun warms up your body, do some energetic Vinyasa yoga at the pristine Beach of Furadouro with the ocean breeze in your face, overlook the clean surface of the Lagoon Ria de Aveiro or smell the pine trees and listen to the birds in the Natural Pine Forest Park of Maceda.

The time between Yoga can be filled with additional surf classes, guided stand up paddling tours, ocean walks on kilometers of empty wild beaches, bike riding on Portugal's best bike trail network, professional massages, a huge treasure of culture to explore, enjoy delicious Portuguese food or simply sunbathing at the outdoor pool area with a refreshment kiosk, sun beds, shower, and restrooms.

If you would like to maintain your fitness routine, you can have a tennis or football match on the home court or train in our new fitness center with suspension training and weights. To make your daily yoga routine more exciting, we bring you to various beautiful locations for your practice depending on weather conditions.

Sample daily schedule

  • 08:30 Healthy breakfast buffet
  • 10:00 Vinyasa Yoga
  • 11:30 Free time to explore the beach
  • 18.00 Yin Yoga
  • 20:30 Evening activities

Included excursions

Porto

Unesco World Heritage and Best European Tourism Destination. And great news! Avoid traffic and parking troubles, just take off to your city adventure from the Lodge. The train from Ovar brings you directly to the City Center. Nightlife is epic. You will find friends for one night or even for a lifetime.

Aveiro

Known as the Portuguese Venice and a must-see in our region. Jump on a moliceiro and cross the river channels, watch the art nouveau houses and try ovos moles. Don’t leave us without having experienced this special place.

Ovar

One of the best places to see Portuguese tiles and the nation wide famous Carnaval. Just behind the Lodge!

Furadouro

Furadouro is a lively seaside village with a charming historic centre. You will find superb local restaurants that serve Portuguese and International dishes for great prices. Cosy cafés, fancy beach bars, delicious ice cream parlors and sparkling nightlife. It is all just a stone’s throw away.

Ria De Aveiro

In the Province Ovar everything lives around these 47 kms of water parallel to the sea. A network of canals and islands, its waters are home to Flamingos and heaps of rare birds species.

Churches Of Válega And Cortegaça

True masterpieces of tile painting art and one of the most impressive churches in Portugal. At sunset they are particularly beautiful, bathed in sunlight. Golden temples that shine in fantastic multi colors, framed by majestic palm trees.

Santa Maria Da Feira

Historical medieval town hosting one of the most beautiful castles in Portugal. A visit inside the stone walls and the fantastic views are worth all year around. Every year in August streets are filled with knights, merchants, fire eaters and jugglers when the Feira da Medieval takes place.

Stand up paddling

Enjoy a day out on flat waters and paddle through our Nature Reserve, the Lagoon of Aveiro. The tide will help us to move forward with less effort while we can spot flamingos and other animals in the wild. SUP is easy and allows you to enjoy the water in a different way.

Surf Lessons

Join our surf classes in the morning and experience the Ocean in a safe way. Our Surf teachers are all certified and your best buddies in the water. We have pristine blue flag beaches just in front of the house, so don't miss this opportunity!

Instructors

Angie Rosecrans
Angie Rosecrans from Florida loves to awaken others to their true potential, discover self love and tap into the flow of yoga and life. She is registered with Yoga Alliance International and studied the ancient practices at an ashram in India, which included Ayurveda medicine and Yoga Nidra. Teaching June-August
Joanna Daley
Joanna Daley from New York is an energizing spirit and joyful yogini. She earned her professional certification from the Yoga Alliance International and YogaWorks. Besides teaching she created her own Arts&Wellness company FLO. Teaching September-October
Karin Dorsey
Karin Dorsey is a positive, enthusiastic and fun soul. She aims an inviting practice for everyone and encourages to explore new boundaries. As a Yoga instructor and massage therapist she helps her students to cultivate pure body awareness. Karin was educated in the Peaceful Warrior Teacher Training, the Integrated School of Yoga in Utah and Costa Rica School of Massage. Teaching March-May

Retreat location

Your Fluidity Yoga Eco Retreat will take place in Furadouro, Portugal. Just 30 kilometers from Porto by the coast, a picturesque seaside village nestled between endless beaches, the nature park of Maceda Pine Forest, and the Lagoon Ria de Aveiro. The Lodge is just a short walk to Praia da Furadouro. All year round we have comfortable temperatures, 300 days of sunshine and pure Atlantic Ocean air.

Furadouro has a charming historic center. You will find superb local restaurants that serve Portuguese and International dishes for great prices. Not to mention the grilled fish plates, that arrived in the morning and were just caught from the local fishermen in the sea. Cosy cafés, fancy beach bars, delicious ice cream parlors and crèpe stands as well as a sparkling nightlife. It is all just a stone’s throw away.

Unique features

Activities

  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court

General

  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free bicycle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Library
  • Local market

Food

A healthy and rich breakfast buffet made with love is included and served outside on the sunny terrace or inside the cozy lounge area. The breakfast consists of fresh local and tropical fruit, a variety of cereals, porridge, still warm bread from the bakery with all kind of sweet spread, rice bread, whole grain bread, local cheese and ham. Fruit juices, fruit infused water, coffee, cappuccino, tea selections, and milk dairies are also available as well as little surprises every day. All served up with a smile! Use the fully equipped kitchen for your self-catering.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
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)

Surfing, basketball, biking, football, professional massage treatments (30 EUR per hour), skating, stand up paddling, tennis. Our team of massage therapists and physiotherapists take care of your individual treatment. Enjoy 1 hour of well-being and feel like new-born.

What's included

  • All Golden Waves Yoga Retreats Include
  • 7 nights in our Eco Lodge
  • A wide variety of daily breakfast options
  • 6 x Vinyasa Yoga Rise and Shine morning sessions
  • 6 x Yin Yoga Relax and Recover sunset sessions
  • Locations: Yoga Lounge, Beach, Pine Forest, Lagoon
  • Ovar train station pick up
  • 1x Cool welcome gift
  • Free WIFI
  • Free drinking water and teas
  • Free use of mountain bikes
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Suspension Training
  • Sports Area with tennis, football, and basketball court
  • 500 meters to the beach
  • 30 minutes from UNESCO World Heritage Porto

How to get there

Driving directions from Porto Airport (OPO)

  • Take highway VR1 / A1 direction Porto / Lisboa.
  • Take A29 direction Espinho / Ovar.
  • Exit N327 Ovar Norte, turn right to Praia Furadouro / Campismo.
  • 50 meters before a roundabout, turn left to Rua Cidade de Elizabeth.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Porto Airport (OPO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The transfer is 50 EUR for a maximum of 3 persons. Alternatively, you can book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).

Arrival by train

From Porto Airport (OPO), take metro E direction Estado do Dragão and get off at Campanhã. Change terminal to take train direction Aveiro / Ovar then get off at Ovar. Free pick up.

From Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)

Take a taxi to arrive at Gare do Oriente. After that, take a fast train to Ovar in two and a half hours (hourly connection, 23 EUR one way)

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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