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8 Day Self-Care Yoga and Meditation Holiday with Chi-Gong on the Atlantic Ocean of Sintra

Aldeia da Praia, Avenida do Atlântico, S/N Antiga Colónia de Ferias da CP 2705-288 Colares, Sintra, Portugal

Beautiful Yoga Holiday in Portugal

You are invited to a week of self care in this yoga holiday in Sintra in a retreat center based on the Atlantic Ocean. Located close to Lisbon, you will find an oasis of calm and serenity, fresh air with a pure sea breeze. Enjoy the time to be relaxed in a natural surrounding with plenty of free time to go with the flow. Read a book, have a siesta, go for a walk, to whatever feels right to you. Welcome to Aldeia!

Meet the instructors

Pedro, Catarina, & Samantha

Highlights

  • 5 morning classes of yoga
  • 4 afternoon classes of yoga and / or meditation
  • 1 Aerial yoga class and Chi-Gong / morning sun salutation
  • Daily delicious healthy breakfast with plenty of fruits, juices, and oatmeal porridge
  • 3 evening dinners suitable for vegetarians and / or vegans
  • Enjoy at least one live music event on site
  • Freshly baked bread and pastries
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Portuguese, Spanish
Airport transfer available:
Lisbon Portela Airport (US$53 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Child care
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Free parking
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Newspapers
  • Outdoor shower

At Aldeia da Praia, you have different options to spend the night that will suit your need.

Oasis Backpackers' Hostel Sintra Surf

Offering hostel accommodation in family, twin, or double room with en-suite bathrooms and dormitory rooms with 4, 6, or 8 beds including en-suite bathrooms. All beds have heavenly Nordic duvet covers, crispy linen, and a small locker compartment to put your belongings away. Bring a padlock or purchase one at the reception.

In the campers lounge, you will find a kitchen to cook and a fridge to store your groceries. Make good use of the barbecue and enjoy the wonderful Sintra nights. Also you can relax at the hostel living room, ready that book that you wanted to finish for many weeks, and / or just outside on the many terraces and decks and enjoy the special Sintra ocean air.

Glamping

You can also stay in one of the carefully decorated glamping tents, based on elevated platforms overlooking the green and rich forest in Aldeia.

At night, you will sleep under the stars, cozily tucked away under wonderful light yet warm Nordic duvets and closing your eyes with the sound of the waves from the Atlantic Ocean.

The bathrooms are in shared facilities a few walking meters away, nicely decorated and cleaned several times a day.

Program

Example of retreat schedule

  • 07:30 Wake up slowly getting ready for a stretch or run if you like
  • 08:00 Sun salutation
  • 09:00 Healthy delicious breakfast at the campers lounge
  • 11:00 Vinyasa Flow Yoga class in our yoga shala
  • 13:00 Free time to relax at Aldeia or at the beach, explore the area with beautiful castles, rocks to climb, or forests to explore
  • 17:30 Meditation and Hatha yoga class
  • 20:00 Evening get together with live music, organized dinners, or other entertainment at the Aldeia

Retreat location

Enjoy your time in the beautiful Portugal in the mysterious Sintra region full of natural beauty, monuments, and great landmarks. The camp is just a few kilometers from Europe's most westerly point, Cabo de Roca and UNESCO-declared world heritage, such as Palacio da Pena.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

In the morning, after a glorious practice of sun salutation, you will be treated to a (vegan) breakfast on the campers lounge deck and kitchen area. Sit back in the sun, enjoy the silence, listen to the waves, and relax into a new wonderful day.

During your week-long stay, you will be served three communal dinners at night which are suitable for vegans. Sit together, and share a laugh, story, and the relaxing Sintra nights.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

Once a week, Oasis Backpackers' Hostel Sintra Surf invite their guests to join them on a trip around the countryside. You might end up going to Nazareh to see those big impressive waves, or hiking towards Cabo de Roca through the amazing trails of the coastline. These trips are offered at an additional cost.

Spa treatments

At Sana Maresia, you will find many different treatments that might suit you. Appointments always can be booked at reception or the information. They do offer:

  • Reiki
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese medicine
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Hot stone massage
  • Well-being massage
  • Light therapy

What's included

  • 5 morning yoga classes (90 minutes)
  • 5 afternoon yoga classes
  • Chi-Gong / morning sun salutation
  • 7 nights of accommodation according to your choice (dormitory, tent, or double room)
  • 7 healthy good morning breakfasts
  • Live music on Saturday nights
  • 3 dinner nights with vegetarian / vegan options

What's not included

  • Airport transfer
  • Massages, Chinese medicine treatments, acupuncture, or shiatsu
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Sintra

  • Take a right in Colares, heading towards Praia das Maçãs for two kilometers
  • Go straight on the round-about (first exit)
  • After 200 meters, you will find Camping & Glamping Aldeia da Praia to your right

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from this airport is available at an additional 45 EUR.

Arrival by bus

If you take the bus from Sintra Portela station, catch 441 (to Praia das Maçãs) and get off at the roundabout where Telepizza is, called Ponte Rodizio. The hostel is just in front of there. See the tall water tower painted all in white. Additionally, you can also take the 439 (direction Praia Grande) but the hostel will be about 7 to 10 minutes of walk from your stop.

Arrival by train

From Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), take the metro 3, stopping at Oriente train station. From there, catch the train to Sintra Portela. From there, take the 441 bus as indicated above.

Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport Airport transfer available: Lisbon Portela Airport (US$53 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% 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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