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8 Day Healthy Eating Retreat with Cooking & Nutrition Workshops, Yoga and Meditation in Algarve

Moinhos Velhos, Barragem da Bravura, Cotifo Box 951F, Lagos 8600-077, Faro, Algarve, Portugal

Rejuvenating Meditation and Yoga Retreat Portugal

Join Moinhos Velhos Detox Yoga Retreat for a week of healthy plant-based eating in the Moinhos Velhos valley, a beautiful stretch of nature in the Algarve that supports personal reflection and transformation. Enjoy three delicious and healthy plant-based meals daily, combined with yoga in the morning and evening meditation.

Meet the instructors

Debby & Ed
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Highlights

  • Daily morning yoga classes
  • Daily evening meditation practices
  • Nutrition talks, cooking classes, and therapies
  • Lemon water and herbal teas all day
  • 3 daily delicious plant-based meals
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 14 participants
Airport transfer available:
Faro Airport (US$92 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

There are various accommodation choices. A mixture of shared and single cottages, rooms and cabins with an attached bathroom. An individual patio, relaxation or reading area adjoin each room. All rooms have Wi-Fi connection. In the main house, there is a central computer for internet access. The central clinic building houses the treatment rooms, the QRS magnet healing bed, foot detox equipment, zapping equipment, a relaxation area, and a small library.

Program

Program

You will begin the day with yoga before a delicious breakfast. During the afternoon, there will be nutrition workshops and cooking classes while leaving time for another delicious meal at lunchtime. Free time is also included where you may wish to hike around the nearby lake. In the evening, there will be a meditation workshop and an evening meal.

Get away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life and take some time for yourself. Moinhos Velhos Detox Yoga Retreat will provide you with the tools you need to leave the retreat confident enough that you can make small positive changes in your life.

Instructors

Debby Van Tegelen

Ed Van Tegelen

Retreat location

Moinhos Velhos is a secluded valley near the Barragem da Bravura. It is close to Lagos, on the Algarve coast in Portugal. Algarve is a well-known region of Portugal with a laid back lifestyle. The western Algarve is perfect to unwind and recharge with some deserved rest and recuperation, explore the fantastic culture, and unspoiled countryside that still retains its natural charm.

Traveling just half an hour from either the south or west coast up through the countryside to the Monchique mountain at 1000 meters, the whole area is speckled with small villages and towns with one foot in the past. Away from the popular tourist areas, Moinhos Velhos lays on 16 hectares (40 acres) in an area of several thousand hectares of natural beauty. It is a protected area where you will wake up to the songs of the birds in the morning, and retire with the silence of the stars at night.

Distances

  • Faro Airport (FAO) - 1 hour
  • Lagos - 15 minutes

Unique features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Parking lot

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The diet plan Moinhos Velhos Detox Yoga Retreat offer gives you a scientifically proven way of eating that will help you reach a healthy body weight, feel better, and protects you against many chronic diseases. This program is not only for vegans but also for those wanting to make a transition towards a more plant-based diet.

As any movement towards a plant-based diet can give you significant health benefits, they will teach you how to prepare healthy and delicious meals from whole plant foods that are loaded with nutrients. The program is also a great adjunct to the juice detox retreats or can be used as good preparation for their detox retreat that starts directly afterward.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegan
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)

In between the juices-broth, there is time for the guests to experience the various therapies that are available at additional costs.

Spa treatments

As extra treatments, Moinhos Velhos offers Swedish massage, lymph drainage massage, Thai yoga massage, Sacro cranial therapy, bio-resonance therapy, reflexology, healing, Reiki, acupuncture, physiospect, and re-connection healing. The cost of the extra treatments is from 65 EUR per session.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • Daily yoga class
  • Evening meditation sessions
  • Internet access
  • Lemon water and herbal teas which you can take freely all day
  • Use of Finnish style sauna and California style hot tub
  • Use of QRS - magnet healing bed
  • Use of salt water swimming pool
  • Use of zapper / parasite elimination equipment

What's not included

  • Boutique items, essential toiletries, books, and jewelry
  • Airport transfer
  • Spa treatments

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Faro is an international airport with direct flights to most major European cities. For those cities that do not have a direct flight, the connection is made at Lisbon.

Airport transfers from and to Faro Airport (FAO) is available on request. If you would like Moinhos Velhos to pick you up at Faro Airport, please advise them your flight number and the time of your arrival and they will be there to meet you. A single ride costs 78 EUR per person whereas shared rides cost 45 EUR per person for two people and 35 EUR per person for three or more people.

Arrival by train

If you like to travel by train, you can take a taxi from the airport to Faro train station at the cost of 8 EUR. Train from Faro train station to Lagos costs from 7.50 EUR per person one way. From Lagos, Moinhos Velhos can pick you up for free or if you want to take a taxi from Lagos, it will cost from 15 EUR.

Arrival by taxi

You can take a taxi from the airport to the retreat center with the cost from 100 - 125 EUR one way.

Airport: Faro Airport Airport transfer available: Faro Airport (US$92 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Tuesday November 24, 2020
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