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This is your chance to experience 'life on the beach' and you will see that Monte Clerigo is a very special beach, favoured by most locals because of its beauty and authenticity. Every day the yoga instructor will pick you up and walks with you to the beach for early morning yoga and pranayama session, followed by breakfast. This is your relaxing holiday with lots of spare time to explore the coastal walks, swim in the Atlantic Ocean, go for a surf, read some inspiring books, meditate on the beach, and of course enjoy waking up every day with an ocean view.
The house is located in Monte Clerigo beach which is in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, on the west coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a typical Portuguese house, which has just been renovated. It contains two twin bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, living room, storage room, and an outdoor area.
Being on a small hill you will enjoy the endless views over the ocean which is only a two-minute walking distance away. The beach house is perfect for nature lovers and those that enjoy the simpler things. The house is rustic and basic but has everything you need during your stay.
Monte Clerigo and this beach house have a lot of Portuguese charm, it is a beautiful, peaceful location for our yoga program. The mindful walks start just behind the house there where is the famous Rota Vicentina trail, the old fisherman's trail that follows the coastline and offers a great view and moments for reflection.
You get to enjoy the amazing sunsets, every night and walk to the beach whenever you want. In the summertime, this beach gets busy with locals, but being on a prime location, you can easily avoid this.
Where other tourists need cars to get to the beach and have problems finding parking spaces, you will have private parking next to the house, but saying that you won´t need to rent a car to explore more of the environment, here is everything just on your doorstep!
There are three beach restaurants where you can enjoy affordable meals, tapas and drinks, and Wi-Fi, though Prana Casa always promotes being offline during your stay. Limited single occupancy rooms for a surcharge are available. Please contact Prana Casa for more information regarding this.
Prana Casa likes to invite you to their cosy house on one of the most beautiful local beaches of the west Algarve. Being on a small hill you will enjoy the endless views over the ocean, which is only a 2 minutes walking distance away. Every day the yoga instructor will pick you up and walks with you to the beach for early morning yoga and pranayama session, followed by breakfast. One morning they will give you the opportunity to sleep in or do your own practice and you will meet later that day for dinner and Yoga Nidra, a relaxing 'sleep' meditation.
This is your relaxing holiday with lots of spare time to explore the coastal walks, swim in your pool which is the Atlantic Ocean, go for a surf, read some inspiring books, meditate on the beach, and of course enjoy waking up every day with an ocean view. There is also the possibility to rent a bicycle, book a massage, go sunset horse riding, Stand Up Paddle, or any other activity, simply share your wishes and they will be happy to advice!
Two nights, the host will come and cook a fresh vegetarian dinner while the other nights you can use the kitchen or enjoy one of the beach restaurants.
Eve has done several studies: a teacher training course with an emphasis on anatomy and physiology, a Back Pain Management course at SHIVSHAKTI YOGA INSTITUTE, a traditional Indian Hatha, and a yoga teacher training at Yog Vidya Gurukul in India. Her ambition is not only to teach but mainly to inspire people to integrate yoga into their daily life.
The beach of Praia do Monte Clérigo is inside the Vicentine Coast Natural Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The beach is near the village of Aljezur and is totally unspoiled by the ravages of tourism. The beach is of fine golden sand and is very clean.
The southern end of the beach has unusual and extensive rock formations, amongst which visitors can observe a diverse marine life in the pools and gullies between the rocks. There is an abundance of starfish, crabs, Shrimps, and Barnacles.
Within the rock crevices at the tide line Octopus can be seen and in the deeper rock pools, there are shoals of juvenile fish such as Sea Bream. The sea, when conditions are right, is a popular spot for surfing and bodyboarding, other nearby (surf) beaches are:
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Your food is prepared by your yoga instructor and is healthy yet simple so you could be inspired to take some recipes home and integrate healthy lifestyle in a simple way to your busy lifestyle. Every day there is a healthy breakfast buffet and on arrival day and the last night, there will be a home-cooked vegetarian (or vegan) dinner.
You can use the kitchen to prepare your own lunch and dinner or rather than cooking yourself you can pre-order a 5 EUR packed lunch deal which you can keep or bring along with you and enjoy wherever you like. If you have a specific dietary intolerance/allergies, please let Prana Casa know before the retreat starts. There is a possibility to use the kitchen and cook your own meals.
Daily breakfasts and two dinners are included in this package.
Tracking right next to the coastline, the Rota Vicentina follows the trails used by locals to reach the beaches and hot fishing spots. It is a single track along the cliffs with plenty of sand, which can only be explored by foot. Since the accommodation is nestled in the Costa Vicentina natural park, Prana Casa recommends you discover some parts of the famous Rota Vicentina.
The closest town to the accommodation is Aljezur, a beautiful representation of the untouched Algarve. Enjoy beautiful natural landscapes, where donkeys work the land, cowbells tinkle on the plains and some of the best beaches in Portugal await you.
Situated in the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, the large natural park that extends along the western coast of the Algarve, Aljezur is a small agricultural town lying on the fertile plains that border the Aljezur river. The hilltop ruins of a 10th Century Moorish castle dominate the historic town center.
Other beautiful nearby villages are Carrepateira, Bordeira, Odeceixe, or the mountains on Monchique. Let the team of Prana Casa advise you.
Treat yourself with a massage at Prana Casa, share your wishes and they will find you the right offer.
There really is just one word to describe a carriage ride: relaxing! The calm horse pulls the elegant wooden carriage through the beautiful village.
The classes include transfer, material, instruction from a local surf school that believes quality is more important than quantity! Everyone gets to stand up on the board!
Set your spirit free and learn to trust the beautiful nature of a horse.
The southwest has a wide network of mainly unmapped dirt tracks that are great fun to explore on a (mountain) bike, with trips customized for all levels of ability.
Enjoy a dolphin seeing the tour in Lagos. To get there, you will need to use public transport or a rental car.
Available at extra costs: Reiki, massage, sound healing, and more.
Transfer available for additional US$100 per person
There are various airports to fly into, the closest one being Faro Airport. From here, a 1 hour and 15 minute trip by car takes you to the west coast. You may also take a train or bus to Lagos, and then a taxi to the location.
Prana Casa can happily arrange either a taxi and rental car for you. There are also cheap flights flying to Lisbon (3 hours drive) and Seville (Spain), and there is good public transportation from there to Lagos which takes around four hours.
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