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7 Days Meditative Walks and Yoga Retreat in Estoril, Portugal

Meditation and Yoga Retreat Portugal

Step out of the complexity of your life for a while and listen deeply to your body, heart, and mind to reconnect with each other and nature. Come with your partner, a family member, a certain special person, or a friend, and enjoy the walking meditation, which can be as profound as sitting meditation, and has the advantage of bringing the meditative experience into your day to day activities. This retreat will provide you with plenty of time and space to reconnect.

Meet the instructors

Cátia, Kimma, Maryam, & 4 More…
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Outdoor mindful walk and meditation sessions
  • Discover the best trails in the surrounding Sintra-Cascais Natural Park
  • Explore the spectacular UNESCO heritage Sintra Mountains
  • Daily lacto-ovo vegetarian breakfasts
  • Transportation for outdoor activities
  • 6 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi

Located in a quiet neighborhood of Estoril, the House of Zen is a 400-meter walking distance to the beach and only 600 meters away from the nearest train station. Restaurants, supermarkets, banks, and other shops are also walking distance.

A 50 square meters rooftop terrace overlooking the sea and Cascais Marina brings you the ocean breeze and a perfect setting to start the day with your daily yoga practice. Access to a 500 square meters garden of flowers and trees will awaken your senses. An indoor yoga shala, sunny balconies, and common areas (free Wi-Fi) will provide you with tranquility and space to relax, read a book, or meditate.

Sound sleep is guaranteed in comfortable bedrooms (double or twin beds). Brand new minimalist design furniture garnishes each of House of Zen's six bedrooms and three large shared bathrooms and one additional toilet. Cleanliness is this house's top priority and the bathrooms are cleaned twice daily. Rooms are shared in either double bed or twin bedrooms.


During this retreat, you will be provided with practical instruction and time to explore serenity, wisdom, and compassion in a supportive environment. Such as an immersion course in a language, the central practice in this retreat is mindfulness. House of Zen will work at developing attention, sensitivity, and awareness through sitting and walking meditation, led by local guide and accompanied by your yoga and meditation instructor.

Retreat itinerary

Day 1

  • 14:00 Check in, free time to rest or explore the House of Zen's peaceful settings and gorgeous Estoril area

Day 2, 4 and 6

  • 08:15 Rise and shine by awakening your body and the awareness of your breathing through morning asanas *09:30 Enjoy a well-deserved and flavorful lacto-ovo-vegetarian breakfast
  • 10:30 Walking and sitting meditation throughout Cascais and Sintra off beaten tracks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • 13:00 Return to House of Zen for lunch break and free time

Day 3 and 5

  • Yoga class at 8.15 a.m.
  • Breakfast is served between 9.30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.
  • After breakfast: Free time for you to rest or go explore Cascais and surroundings
  • 18.15 Evening yoga class
  • 19:30 Time to quiet your body, to clear your mind, and allowing your awareness to sharpen and space to open for insight and understanding to develop. This is a good time to become aware of changes in your body, mind, and heart.

Day 7

  • 09:30 After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye

Included excursions

Included in the total cost of this retreat are 3 sessions of outdoor mindful walks and meditation to UNESCO heritage Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.


Catia is a "lisboeta", meaning born in Lisbon. She enjoys teaching yoga with a focus on breathing techniques and mindfulness. She was certified in India, having traveled to Thailand and Australia where she took wellness training courses, including massage therapies. Catia believes cultivating yoga is a profound body, mind and soul expression, while the Universe and the alignments of the planets and stars influence each one of us. She teaches Hatha, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation and also leads meditative walks.
Kimma simply loves teaching yoga. With lots of yoga teacher training courses from the US and Thailand, she is an experienced instructor teaching Hatha, gentle Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative and other styles. In her classes, you will be able to learn new insights on yoga philosophy and history and her own life experience. Originally from New Jersey, Kimma lived in Chiang Mai before moving to Portugal, attracted by the sunny weather and the beautiful sea in Estoril coastal area. She is also a certified Thai massage therapist, able to provide both relaxing and vigorous massage treatments.
Maryam Madantji is a registered general nurse and off time nurse. She is a yoga instructor and a food adviser. Maryam holds a second bachelors degree in European public health and a Masters of Health Food Innovation Management, both from Maastricht University. Aside from health and food nutrition, she is also a passionate Ashtanga and Vinyasa instructor at House of Zen, drawn by the philosophy and lifestyle of yoga. Her focus in this workshop is to offer awareness for a mindful, healthy, and balanced nutritional state.
Silvia loves teaching slow flow and Hatha, gentle approaches to the yoga asanas that focus on body alignment and self-awareness. She has a soothing melting voice and an inspiring filled with grace yoga practice. She is also leading House of Zen's outdoor meditative walks, offering new paths of well-being, mindfulness, and connection among all living beings. Silvia was born in Portugal but grew up and lived most of her life in California. She was trained as a yoga instructor in the US and has since then taught in Portugal exploring different styles and approaches to yoga practice.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga)
Juliette found in yoga the place of her own tranquility and safety, essential to keep balance. She started teaching right after her instructor certification in Costa Rica and loves to share her thoughts and feelings about yoga during classes. Juliette teaches Hatha and Vinyasa, with both gentle and more intense versions of yoga practice. She has an East meets West background. Juliette was brought up in the beautiful island of Bali, and has also studied and lived in Germany. She loves the sea, the sun and the easy-going lifestyle of Portugal!
Coco is inspired by the brightness and colors of the rainbow. She was born French, but lived in London and also in South America, before moving to Portugal. Yoga changed her life profoundly when she was 20 years old, making her want to be a yoga teacher and pursuit her own yogi path. Certified in Hatha and Vinyasa, you can feel how passionate she is during her classes, while at the same time her tranquility and positive energy drive you throughout the practice that will always be accompanied by her beautiful smile.
Freedom and its infinite possibilities. This is what best describes Cathrine's lifestyle approach. Born in Norway, the land of the magical dark nights and memorable auroras, Cathrine brings in her own mystical, enticing aura into her classes, exploring the edges of the best version of yourselves. Her Vinyasa classes are challenging and vigorous. Practicing yoga since her 15 years old, yoga is a beautiful journey in body, mind, and spirit where there is no goal, only awareness. She did her teaching training in Sweeden, having years of experience in Norway, Southern Europe, including Portugal.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Estoril, Portugal. Estoril is a top tourism destination in Portugal, attracted by the marvelous beaches, the picturesque scenery, and its convenient location. Lisbon is just 30 minutes in distance and it is also very close to many places of interest, such as Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, or Mafra.

Nearby places

  • Lisbon - 30 minutes
  • São João do Estoril train station, 600 meters
  • The beach, 400 meters

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During this retreat, you will be served six lacto-ovo-vegetarian breakfasts. House of Zen believes that eating more vegetables and other plant based products such as fruits and cereals grains, and less processed, chemically refined food products contributes to a better health. House of Zen buys locally grown ingredients as possible. This is House of Zen's small contribution towards a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
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)

At House of Zen we offer the following upon request services:

  • Massage therapies (Traditional Thai, Ayurvedic, Reflexology)
  • Reiki Healing
  • Ayurveda Counselling
  • Intuitive Astrology
  • Psychotherapy counselling
  • Get a suntan on the rooftop
  • Go visit charming Lisbon City
  • Indulge or read a book in the secret garden
  • Swimming, stand up paddle boarding, or just laying on the sand in Poça Beach and other nearby beaches
  • Taste the great Portuguese food and other specialties in nearby restaurants
  • Walks in Estoril Coast promenade just by the sea up to Cascais

Spa treatments

During this retreat, you can book a 75-minute massage session for 55 EUR.

What's included

  • 3 sessions of outdoor mindful walks and meditation
  • 5 minutes walk to the beach
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 lacto-ovo vegetarian breakfasts
  • 7 yoga classes
  • Access to a beautiful shady garden
  • Access to a sea view rooftop sun deck
  • Transportation to and from House of Zen to outdoor activity locations

What's not included

  • Flight fares
  • Lunch
  • Dinners meals

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Cascais (A5 highway)

  • Take the A5 highway at Cascais to Lisbon direction.
  • Take the Exit 9 to Estrada Marginal N6-8 Estoril/Alcoitão/Bicesse/Manique.
  • At the roundabout take the second exit.
  • Proceed to the next roundabout and the first exit at the roundabout.
  • Proceed down the road and turn right to Rua Fernando Pessoa nº 2 and you have arrived at House of Zen.

Driving directions from Cascais (Estrada Marginal N6-8).

  • Take the Estrada Marginal N6-8 to Lisbon direction.
  • Proceed through the road during 2.1 kilometers at Estoril turn left to Av. Bombeiros Voluntários.
  • Turn second right to Rua Dr. Mário Quina.
  • Turn right to Rua Dr. António Martins / N6-8.
  • Turn left to Rua J. A. Ferreira.
  • Proceed to Rua Santa Rita and at the crossroad proceed straight up to the same street.
  • Turn right to Rua Fernando Pessoa nº 2 and you have arrived at House of Zen.

Driving directions from Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS).

  • Take the highway 2.ª Circular/E1 to Cascais direction.
  • Take the Exit 1 to IC17-CRIL/Algés A5 Cascais.
  • Take the exit to A5 Cascais.
  • Take the Exit 9 to N6-8/Estoril/Alcoitão.
  • At the roundabout take the third exit to N6-8.
  • Proceed to next roundabout and take the first exit.
  • Proceed on the road and turn right to Rua Fernando Pessoa nº 2 and you have arrived at House of Zen.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS).

Arrival by train

From Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS), take the Subway Red Line, hop off at the end of line at Alameda station. Afterwards, take the Subway Green Line and hop off at the end of the line at Cais do Sodré station and take the train at Cais do Sodré train station to Cascais direction. Hop off at São João do Estoril train station. From here you might choose to walk 15 to 20 minutes to destination or take a taxi.

If you choose walking, you can walk to Av. Florinda Leal, turn right at Av. Florinda Leal, keep walking until the end of road, turn left at Rua João António Gaspar, turn on second right to Rua do Monte Leite, proceed right up through the street and turn second left to Rua Fernando Pessoa, 2. You have arrived at House of Zen

From Cascais, take the train at Cascais Train Station to Lisbon direction and hop off at São João do Estoril train station. From here you might choose to walk 15 to 20 minutes to destination or take a taxi.

If you choose walking, you can walk to Av. Florinda Leal, turn right at Av. Florinda Leal, keep walking until the end of road, turn left at Rua João António Gaspar, turn on second right to Rua do Monte Leite, proceed right up through the street and turn second left to Rua Fernando Pessoa, 2. You have arrived at House of Zen.

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 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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This vacation is available for arrival on any day of the week according to availability.

Mid season
  • February 17, 2019 - May 30, 2019
  • November 1 - 30
High season
  • June 1, 2019 - October 30, 2019
  • Easter season (April 7 – 26, 2019)

This vacation is closed from January 7 to February 16, 2019.

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