7 Days Relax and Discover Yoga Retreat in Algarve, Portugal

  • Yoga Villa, Unnamed Road, Vila do Bispo, Faro District, Algarve, Portugal


Refreshing Yoga Retreat Portugal

  • 7 days with instruction
    • Meditation & pranayama workshop
    • Sunset meditation on top of the cliffs
    • Silent meditation walk in Nature Reserve
    • 12 yoga classes with qualified, professional & passionate yoga teachers
    • Tibetan rites session & Tibetan singing bowl healing meditation
    • Delicious healthy food, fresh from the farmers' market and mostly organic
    • 6 nights in the quiet Yoga Villa in Nature
    • Organic teas and fresh fruit juices

    In school you learned writing, reading and mathematics. But did you learn taking care of your body, mind and soul? It is your body, your mind and your soul that determine how you experience life, how happy you feel. To take care of them, MEKAYOGA will invite you to join this seven-day yoga retreat so you will be able to bring your heart, mind, and soul back to peace and quietness and find yourself strong, healthy, and happy again. Treat yourself to this wonderful journey towards joy, peace, and happiness!

    Skill level

    • Beginner

    • Intermediate

    • Advanced

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 10.


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: Dutch, German, English
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    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 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 most astonishing beaches.

    Shared villa
    • Horse riding
    • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
    • Swimming pool (outdoor)
    • Dining area
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Yoga deck
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    Private single roomShared villa

    • Private bathroom
    • Double bed
    • Twin beds
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    7 Days Yoga Retreat in Nature, Algarve Portugal

    • 08:00-09.30 Morning dynamic yoga class
    • 09:30-10:30 Healthy breakfast
    • Free time (Hike along the cliffs, take a surf lesson, enjoy the beaches)
    • 14:00-15:00 Delicious lunch (at Yoga Villa or as picnic)
    • Free time (read and relax, enjoy our swimming pool or jacuzzi)
    • 16:00-17:00 Workshop (meditation, pranayama, and Tibetan yoga)
    • 18:30-19:30 Yogic vegetarian dinner
    • 20:00-21:00 Evening Yin yoga and meditation
    • 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.

    • Amwo Wolfs

      Delight Yoga Amsterdam Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

      Amwo is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher. He lets you explore different fields of yoga, connecting body and mind and helping you to create a safe foundation for personal growth. Traveling the corners of the world, he studied with great teachers of the traditional yoga lineage. In 2015, he graduated from a year of teacher training at Delight Yoga Amsterdam.

    This yoga retreat will take pace in the national park Costa Vicentina, Algarve, Portugal. Your place of stay for the retreat, Yoga Villa, 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 Costa Vicentina national park where many wonderful trails will take you towards Algarve's most beautiful beaches. This area with its unspoiled white sand beaches and crystal clear water, will be the perfect area for you to give space and heal your body and soul.

    "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.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Drinks

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Organic
    • Other dietary requirements on request
    • Vegetarian
    • Yogic
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

    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, or work on rebalancing your energy with a hands-on-healing session.

    • 6 nights in the Yoga Villa
    • 12 yoga classes from our professional and passionate yoga teachers
    • All classes include asana, pranayama and meditation
    • Meditation workshop
    • Pranayama workshop
    • Tibetan rites class (Ancient Tibetan Yoga to increase energy)
    • Tibetan singing bowl healing meditation
    • Delicious organic teas and fresh fruit shakes
    • All yummy healthy food, fresh from the farmers' market and mostly organic.

    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-transfer.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.

    • 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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      Review by Verda Law from Canada

      It was an awesome vacation,relaxing , transforming experience !

      CONS Cons: None

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

      10 Value for money
      10 Accommodation & facilities
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      2017-May-21 16:01:33

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      Review by Sara Dufour from France
      7.5 Value for money
      7.5 Accommodation & facilities
      7.5 Food
      7.5 Location
      10 Quality of activity
      7.5 Overall impression

      2017-May-21 09:54:09

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      Review by Sara Miletic from Switzerland
      7.5 Value for money
      10 Accommodation & facilities
      10 Food
      10 Location
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      10 Overall impression

      2017-May-07 17:19:42

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      Review by Barbara Horgue from France


      10 Value for money
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      10 Food
      10 Location
      10 Quality of activity
      10 Overall impression

      2017-May-02 08:07:02


    • Review by Peter

      "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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    • Review by Rachel Elizabeth

      "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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    • Review by Tuomi and Janne from Finland

      "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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    • Review by Frederique from 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."

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    • Review by Maartje from Netherlands

      "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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    MEKAYOGA offers yoga retreats to reconnect, heal your body and mind, and cultivate your inner peace and happiness with passionate and professional teachers.

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    Please send MEKAYOGA an inquiry for more info on availability. MEKAYOGA welcomes couples and individuals. If you are interested in booking MEKAYOGA’s yoga villa with a group, please send MEKAYOGA an inquiry to see what is possible. 


    Low season
    • April 22 and April 29, 2017
    • May 13, 2017
    • October 14, October 21, and October 28, 2017
    • February 3, February 10, February 17, and February 24, 2018
    Mid season
    • May 27, 2017 
    • September 16, 2017
    High season
    • May 6 and May 20, 2017
    • July 15 and July 29, 2017
    • August 19, 2017
    • September 30, 2017
    • December 23 and December 30, 2017
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    The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.

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