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5 Days Detox, Silence, Nutrition, and Yoga Retreat in Algarve, Portugal

Monte Velho, Carrapateira 8670 230, Aljezur, Portugal

Clean Your Body and Unwind Your Mind Yoga Retreat Spain

Technology, stress, and quickness inundate people's lives today. Monte Velho offers a path to connect with silence and mindfulness, clean your body through detox food and fulfill your every day far from technology, giving space to reconnect with your essence. Enriched by powerful nature and fresh ocean air, you will have the chance to dive deeply into your yoga practice and indulge in pure relaxation. Cleanse your body and mind with a vegan meal plan, yoga practices, and incorporating elements of meditation and body philosophy to unwind in blissful rejuvenation.

Meet the instructors

Cassia & Ariadna
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  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Learn mindful eating habits through nutrition workshop
  • Gorgeous nature-inspired yoga shala with radiant floor heating
  • Be pampered with 1 therapeutic massage at the spa
  • 4 days of a detoxifying vegan diet
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Portuguese, Spanish
The maximum participants in the group is 20
Airport transfer available:
Faro Airport (US$108 per person)
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  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala

Monte Velho

Once a rural tourism center, Monte Velho has grown into its true essence and purpose as an eco-retreat center. A space to appreciate and bring to life the natural beauty of the environment and a chance to have a real and empowering experience, a connection to the roots and a way to discover true nature.

The holistic centre is designed to offer all the comfort and space you need for your practices. The main temple "Casa das Pinhas" made with round wood architecture and the heated floor is inspired in Monte Velho Retreat Centre friend's center at the Brazilian rainforest. The temple is where the main activities evolve and it's comfortable and surrounded by nature. Between activities, one can relax or study in a variety of calm and peaceful spaces that were placed for the purpose of joy and contemplation, all with amazing views of the surroundings.

The main house is composed of a common living room that is well decorated and is harmonic, an interior dining room with a capacity between 25 and 35 seats, an exterior breakfast veranda with capacity for 32 seats, and a spa with a sauna, steam bath, and a therapy room. The rooms at Monte Velho are cozy with simple decoration. Monte Velho provides all that is needed for letting go so you can surrender while being taken care of. As you walk out the door, maybe the sunlight or the magical sky stars will salute you.

Forest House

The Forest house is located a few meters from the main building next to the treetops overlooking the sea, an amazing ocean view. Ideal for those who like privacy, having access to all the activities surrounding the center. This house of natural materials, has two bedrooms, one living room with kitchenette, and a small porch.


The retreat goal is to detoxify the mind, body, and spirit. The day starts with morning yoga and breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. This followed by a healthy and delicious breakfast where you will eat in silence. Breakfast is an important meal in your detox days plan.

Each day, there will be an activity planned which is focused to enhance your detox process and unwind your mind; mindful walks and meditation, spa and hammam, natural cosmetic sessions, massages and treatments to connect in a holistic way with your body.

Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. and after lunch, you will have free time to enjoy the surroundings. In the evening, enjoy a meditation and yoga session watching the sunset before sit down and enjoy a warm dinner. Enjoy a relaxing conversation before bedtime! Kindly note that children are allowed to come but all activities are for adults only. Monte Velho Retreat Centre can provide a babysitting service at an extra cost if needed.

Included excursions

  • Walk in nature
  • Session at the beach


Cassia Rodrigues

Ariadna Pallas

Retreat location

The retreat takes place in Monte Velho Retreat Centre, a beautiful venue located in south Algarve, facing the ocean and surrounded by pine trees, beaches, flowers, and animals. It is only five minutes' drive from Amado beach, one of the many gorgeous beaches on the Costa Vicentina, with country tracks waiting to be explored by foot or bike. There's also a lake and surfing beaches to explore nearby and plenty of opportunities for healthy outdoor fun.


  • Amado beach - 5 minutes

Unique features


  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Surfing


  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During the retreat, you will follow a four days vegan meal plan to detoxify and cleanse your body.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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)

  • Diving
  • E-bike tour through nature
  • Nature walking
  • Spa massage or treatment
  • Surfing

Spa treatments

One-hour massage session with a certified therapist as well as sauna and steam room sessions are included in your package.

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All meals from dinner the check-in day
  • Daily yoga and Meditation
  • Eat for wellness workshop
  • Massage in the spa
  • Sauna and steam room sessions
  • Meditations after dinner

What's not included

  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Taxi to the venue

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Faro Airport (FAO)

  • You should take A22 road, direction Portimao - Lagos.
  • Drive all the way until Lagos, take exit Lagos - Vila do Bispo.
  • Drive to Vila do Bispo and at Vila do Bispo take direction north to Aljezur, Carrapateira, on-road EN 268.
  • After approximately 12 kilometers turn right at Vilarinha sign, drive 800 meters and turn left at Monte Velho sign.
  • Keep going straight until you reach a gate located by a small lagoon.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO) or Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). If you're arriving at Faro Airport (FAO), Monte Velho Retreat Centre can help to arrange a taxi transfer to the retreat venue.

If you're arriving at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), you can either take the train or bus from Lisboa to Lagos. For both options, you need to arrive at the station by subway from the airport or by taxi from the airport. Once in Lagos, you can take a taxi to Monte (around 50 EUR), which is isolated in the middle of nature. Or, if all the group is together, you can rent a minibus for this commute.

Airport: Faro Airport Airport transfer available: Faro Airport (US$108 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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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Arrival: Wednesday September 9, 2020
Departure: Sunday September 13, 2020

Minimum number of participants

This retreat will only take place with a minimum of 8 participants. Please do not make travel arrangements until Monte Velho Retreat Centre has contacted you to confirm that it will go ahead. They will confirm no later than 4 weeks before the start of the retreat.

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