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7 Days Yoga and Sound Healing Retreat in Portugal

Yoga Retreat Portugal

Monte Velho Retreat Centre, invites you to this beautiful retreat, a combination of different techniques from yoga, meditation, pranayama, to sound healing, art therapy, and dance. Experiencing a deep connection with nature and the ocean. Nourishing your body with healthy and delicious vegetarian food.

Meet the instructors

Terra, Pedro, & Vera
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Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Art therapy sessions
  • Nature silent walk and beach
  • Live music and sound healing
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 46
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Accommodation

At the retreat centre, dormitory, double, or private room accommodation options are available. All rooms have a private bathroom, terrace, and hammock.

Program

They create a safe space for you to have a real and empowering experience and discover more about your true nature. The ocean, the trees, the smell of wild flowers, and the beaches with the sunset view on the Atlantic west coast of Algarve is a very inspiring place to observe your inner self and find peace within.

Celebrate life and recharge yourselves, honoring the light and the blossoming of our inner potential.

The yoga sessions with live healing music will help you dive into the practice in a very natural way.

Leave the worries behind, let go of stress and allow yourself to enter in this space of silence and healing, balancing the body, and finding a state of peace and stillness.

The day at Monte Velho will start at 7:30 a.m. with a morning meditation, followed by pranayama and a lovely Heart yoga practice to wake up your body, activate your cells, and refill the energy levels.

Everyday they present different sessions where you can explore your being in a deeper way trough different exercises that develops your creativity and wisdom about nature: Art therapy, connection with the 4 elements - fire, water, earth, and air, meditations, dance, alchemy with plants, mind, and spirit.

Once your body is awaken by stretches and love, you will be having a delicious healthy breakfast.

After this they invite you to jump into yourself and discover more about you! Everyday you present different sessions where you can explore your being in a deeper way trough different exercises; art therapy, active meditations, Cocoa ceremony, therapeutic dance, alchemy with plants, mind, and spirit.

The lunch will be served at 2:00 p.m., an exquisite vegetarian buffet with organic vegetables from the garden and local fresh food, will let your senses be delighted. After lunch you will have free time for yourself. Sleep a “siesta”, read a book on a hammock, walk in nature, go to the beach, or enjoy some extra activities: holistic horse riding, surf class, or receive a massage in the spa.

At 6:30 p.m. the Sunset yoga class will take place in nature, in the “garden yoga shala”. This class will have live music - organic healing sounds, exotic instruments from around the world, fulfilling your whole being with love and quietness.

A warmer nutritious dinner will then be served at 8:00 p.m.

Daily schedule

  • 08:00 Mediation, yoga, pranayama, sound healing
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Deep transformational work
  • 14:00 Lunch and free time
  • 18:30 Yoga with live music
  • 20:00 Dinner

Last day schedule

  • 08:00 Music and sharing
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Departure

Included excursions

One silent walking excursion is included for you to enjoy nature, the amazing views, and the smell of the wild West Algarve coast line.

Instructors

Terra
Terra has learned how to communicate and transform consciousness in the relationship area and events production. She then slowly got more interested in nature and the therapeutic path. Terra traveled three times to India, from there she was inspired by great teachers and studied deeply the art of yoga, meditation, stillness, and well-being.
Pedro Collares
Sound therapist and music producer, Pedro has been studying different ways of using sound and music as a healing tool for more than ten years. The search for a deeper approach on music brought him to specializing in different therapeutic sounds.
Vera Balsemao
Vera is passionate about creating, painting, singing, playing the guitar. Over the past ten years she has been learning and working in different projects about anthroposophy and Waldorf education where she found her guidelines.

Retreat location

Monte Velho Retreat Centre is located at west Algarve, Portugal. It was once a rural tourism center, Monte Velho has grown into its true essence and purpose as a retreat center. It is a space to appreciate and bring to life the natural beauty of the environment and a chance to have a real and empowering experience, our connection to our roots and a way to discover our true nature. It is a region enriched by the strength of its nature, where the high cliffs overlook the ocean, filling the air with a fresh breeze, spreading myths and tales of fishermen, sailors and pirates, sunken ships and great fisheries. The dense energy that originates from the storms in the ocean, concentrates in the beautiful waves that break on the sweeping sandy coast. Additionally there is a vast and unexplored area where several species can be seen. The location is a bearer of magical aromas, different plants, many of which are therapeutic.

Also Algarve, is Portugal’s southernmost region, which is known for its sunny Mediterranean climate and its beach and golf resorts. The whitewashed fishing villages on low cliffs overlooking sandy coves were transformed in the 1960s tourism boom, and nowadays its central coast between Lagos and Faro is lined with villas, hotels, bars and restaurants.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During the retreat, full board delicious vegetarian local and fresh meals are included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • 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)

Extra activities

  • Horse riding
  • Massages and therapies
  • Surf lessons
  • Dolphins and whales watching

What's included

  • 6 days accommodation in suite with private bathroom and hammock
  • 2 yoga classes a day, live music, and sound healing
  • 3 vegetarian and organic meals a day and all day herbal infusions
  • Art therapy sessions
  • Special activities
  • Nature silent walk and beach
  • Yoga materials

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book a flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO) or Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).

From Faro Airport (FAO) you can rent your own car or you can arrange a transfer please contact the team. It is a one hour drive.

Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) is three hours away from the retreat venue.

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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