7 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Sintra, Portugal

  • Shamballah Retreats, Rua do Chão velho, São João das Lampas, Sintra, Portugal

7 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Sintra, Portugal

  • Shamballah Retreats, Rua do Chão velho, São João das Lampas, Sintra, Portugal

Rejuvenating Portugal Yoga Retreat

For those seeking a more intense yoga experience, Shamballah Retreats has prepared a program to suit your needs. This is a time to rejuvenate your body and soul with a week of yoga, massage treatments, deliciously prepared vegetarian meals, and strolls down the beach. With its views and spectacular coastal scenery, Sintra's National Park is ideal for long walks of exploration and close contact with nature's beauty.


  • Daily guided meditations
  • 5 morning and five evening yoga classes
  • 6 buffet breakfasts, five lunches, and six dinners
  • Teas and water available all the time
  • 6 nights enjoyable accommodation
  • Sintra station transfers
  • 5 days with instruction
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English

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The venue is a high quality house that can accommodate eight persons in three bedrooms, four in the master bedroom, and the rest in two twin rooms. There are three bathrooms available, one of them with a big Jacuzzi that will be used as part of the program.

There is a mini gym and a living room with comfortable sofas to chill out, a pool table, and a large terrace to enjoy outside. 350 square meters of lawn invite you to connect to mother nature and delight with the sounds of birds and the ocean in the background. 

The walks around are nothing short of amazing with three very impressive beaches nearby.

This program aims to create a space that inspires people to live a happy and healthy lifestyle. In a warm and friendly environment, the proximity to the beauty of nature, the healthy vegetarian diet, and all the practices that develop body and mind allowing for greater clarity to make the choices that help you to live your dream.

With an extensive beach along the cliffs, Praia da Aguda is wild and beautiful the access is for the adventurous ones but beauty and tranquility awaits at the end of the stairs. Along the coast, two kilometers each way, you will find Magoito beach and Azenhas do Mar, a beautiful and awe-inspiring village perched on the cliffs. This location is ideal for long walks of exploration and close contact with nature´s beauty.

Nearby places

  • Azenhas do Mar - 15 minutes' walk
  • The beach - 10 minutes' walk
  • Sintra - 10 minutes' drive

During the retreat, you will be served six buffet breakfasts, five lunches, and six dinners that are included in the package. With influences from around the world, Shamballah Retreats offers a wide variety of tasteful and healthy meals. They prepare your meals with mostly organic and locally sourced and seasonal fruits and vegetables.

​All the meals are plant-based or vegetarian and easily adaptable to specific diets such as vegan, gluten, and dairy free. ​Please let Shamballah Retreats know in advance your specific requirement regarding the food.

During your free time, you can enjoy surfing, hiking, horse riding, sightseeing, swimming, and some massage treatments available in the accommodation house. Shamballah Retreats can also organize excursions to Sintra town and the national park.

  • 5 healthy lunch or package for takeaway
  • 5 morning and five evening yoga, Pilates, or relaxation and stretching classes ​
  • 6 delicious and healthy buffet breakfasts
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 healthy dinner
  • Daily guided meditations
  • Teas and water available all the time for guests
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional activities

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

From the airport, take the metro towards Rossio. In this main station, you can get the train towards Sintra. Exit on Portela de Sintra station where you can get the bus to Fontanelas or Azenhas do Mar. Shamballah Retreats will pick you from there, just one minute drive from the venue. Let them know your arrival times so they can help you with the bus times.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • S
    Review by Stephanie Terwindt from Great Britain

    Wonderful in beautiful Sintra!

    CONS Cons: Nothing.

    PROS Pros: Shamballah Retreats was such a wonderful surprise. Patricia and Zarqa really make this place special, you can feel the love and care that they feel for each of their guests. From day one they make you feel right at home, and guide you through the week's activities with a thorough knowledge of their craft. We also had some surprise inclusions of Voice Therapy and Sound Healing, both of which were well worth the extra cost!

    2017-Sep-25 19:14:38

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    Review by Joan Porta from Spanish State

    Muy buena experiencia

    CONS Cons: Nada

    PROS Pros: La casa, el ambiente, la comida, las clases.

    2017-Sep-13 06:57:04

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    Review by Anonymous

    PROS Pros: The retreat is excellent. Perfect instruktion in yoga and meditation, facilities are clean and nice. The food is tasting like a dream. 🌞🙏

    2017-Sep-06 18:23:31

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    Review by Matilde Matos from Portugal

    Interesting Experience that I would like to repeat

    CONS Cons: I would like to have a single room.

    PROS Pros: Great location, close to interesting beach places, gardens and museums. Very nice house and space. Good food and very friendly atmosphere

    2017-Sep-05 06:36:23

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    Review by Anonymous

    Energising and transformative experience close to the ocean

    CONS Cons: - It would have been more convenient to have more shower facilities - I would have preferred more food offered at breakfast and less at dinner

    PROS Pros: - Instructors were amazing and made us feel like part of a family - The group of people was diverse but open minded - There are lots of activities to choose from, so that you are unlikely to get bored - The locataion is close to the beach and ideal for hikes

    2017-Aug-29 19:05:28

  • V
    Review by Victor Navarro from Spanish State

    Mi experiencia en el retiro

    PROS Pros: La dedicación y el desarrollo de los instructores. Yoga y técnicas de meditación muy desarrolladas. El contacto con el mar y el precioso entorno de la ubicación de la casa. ¡Puedes hacer Surf !

    2017-Aug-24 13:30:35

  • C
    Review by Charlotta Bystedt from United States

    2017-Aug-20 20:38:21

  • S
    Review by Sandra Marchena Rejas from Spanish State

    Muy buenos profesionales, saben mucho,

    CONS Cons: Pienso que todo se puede mejorar, claro, pero me gustó todo. Muy buena experiencia. Repetiría sin dudarlo. Patricia y Zarqa hacen un gran trabajo. Quizá me hubiera gustado alguna clase en el exterior, aunque la sala era muy buen lugar y acogedor.

    PROS Pros: El entorno, el yoga y la meditación y la calidad humana de los profesores y del grupo. Inolvidable:)

    2017-Aug-20 12:05:37

  • L
    Review by Letty Scheers from Netherlands

    CONS Cons: Nothing

    PROS Pros: I loved the yoga, coastline and the possibility to go surfing. Also the food was delicious.

    2017-Aug-15 08:22:10

  • L
    Review by Lucia Pappalardo from United Arab Emirates

    CONS Cons: To share the bathroom with other people

    PROS Pros: Everything

    Organizer response: Thank you very much Lucia! It was a pleasure to meet you. Your smile makes us smile. Ciao Zarqa&Patricia

    2017-Aug-09 09:27:23

  • S
    Review by Sofia Gustafsson from Sweden

    A great and holistic experience and amazing nature

    PROS Pros: I had a great experience with Shamaballah retreat! The whole retreat feels very well thinken through with a holistic thinking for personal healing and with great consideration of details. I seems like the instructors are very passionate about what they do and put love into what they do. It is a very warm and welcoming couple and they were always making sure that I had a great stay. They were very generous with their time and sharing their knowledge and experiences. The food was delicious and healthy, containing a lot of vegetables and fruits. The house is modern, spacious, clean and with great light. The surroundings are amazing. Quiet and green, with beautiful mountains and beaches along the coastline. If you enjoy spending time in nature there is a ten minutes walk to the closest beach and the environment is ideal for walks and hiking. The yoga and meditation sessions seems to be very good adapted to the occasion and the groups. They pay attention to all individuals in the group. The retreat inspired me to bring back a regular practise of meditation and yoga in my everyday life. It inspired me to further explore the practise of detox, and the use of essential oils for healing. The daily sessions of yoga and meditation in combination with spending time in nature also got me more balanced, relaxed and helped me a lot on a personal level. Thank you!

    Organizer response: Thank you for your review Sofia! It is very rewarding to know you enjoyed so much and took many positives of this experience! All the best and until next time! Zarqa&Patricia

    2017-Jul-23 07:52:28

  • K
    Review by Ksenia Babenko from Russia

    It can't be bought for the money

    PROS Pros: Thanks a lot for Patricia and Zarqa for such wonderful holidays! I'm just the beginner in yoga and these meditation course was my first, but masters were very patient and helpful to guide me. I felt being at home at their lovely house. As for vegetarian food, it was awesome and it was a lot! I wasn't hungry at all! Nearby (10 mins walking) there is peaceful sandy beach and picturesque cliffs where I enjoyed listening to the ocean sound. Telling the truth, I think the price is really cheap for the above conditions. But atmosphere can't be bought for any money. Choosing this yoga retreat you will get not only the great yoga vacation and body detoxing but also the amazing experience and lovely evening conversations with hosts)

    Organizer response: Dear Ksenia, Thank you very much for your review. It was wonderful to meet you! All the best Zarqa & Patricia

    2017-Jul-05 14:32:13

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    Review by Pia Litleskare from Norway

    A great place for the full experience of yoga and meditation

    PROS Pros: I loved the warm hospitality of Patricia and Zarqa, they truly make you feel at home. The location was great, aswell as the house. You get a full detox of your body and the vegetarian meals that Zarqa cooks is so good that you don't even miss the meat. The yoga and meditation that we has every day was also a fantastic way to find inner peace and to calm down from a hectic life.

    Organizer response: Thank you very much Pia! Take care and until next time Zarqa & Patricia

    2017-Jul-02 10:11:08

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    Review by Devin Treger from Spanish State

    Perfect zen getaway

    PROS Pros: Zarqa and Patricia were the best hosts. They warmly welcomed me into their space and made me feel so at home. They also shared their wealth of knowledge about meditation and yoga with me. They suggested lots of fun activities for me to do- day trips in Sintra, surf lesson, and walks/hikes by the coastlines.

    Organizer response: Thank you Devin! All the best and until next time Zarqa & Patricia

    2017-Jun-11 12:41:18

  • B
    Review by Berit Kokholm from Denmark

    2017-May-07 18:09:33

  • G
    Review by Gersende D'udekem from Portugal

    what a wonderful week !

    2017-May-01 04:55:14

  • G
    Review by Gersende D'udekem from Portugal


    2017-Apr-15 19:49:14

  • S
    Review by Sophie Drew from Great Britain


    PROS Pros: The people that run the retreat go above and beyond. The location is amazing and the entire week was perfect

    2017-Apr-12 12:28:50

  • E
    Review by Elizabeth Poll from Switzerland

    Amazing retreat - the real deal!!

    CONS Cons: The only thing I can say that's slightly negative is that it was a bit cloudy when we were there in August as the house is situated in a kind of microclimate.

    PROS Pros: Patricia and Zarqa were incredible hosts. They did everything and more to help us get the most of the retreat. They are truly walking a spiritual path, which for me meant that I got so much more from the week than I could have imagined. Not only was it brilliant fun with a brilliant group of people but I went deeper into my yoga practice, returning home more flexible in body mind and spirit. I would really recommend this retreat.

    2017-Aug-27 11:16:11

  • A
    Review by Audrey Mascheroni from Ireland

    2017-Aug-20 16:37:29

  • Review by Emely and Therese from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "We are very satisfied with our stay at Patricia and Zarqas yoga retreat Shamballah. From the beginning to the end they took very good care for us. They always made sure that we where welcome and having a good stay so that made us feel very comfortable. Patricia who had the yoga classes was very calm, patient and observant. She always made sure that the classes where on our level. And she always observed us, so when she could see our progress she challenged us to try to go deeper or she tried to challenge us to try other more difficult poses. For us, as beginners in yoga she was good to correct us in the different poses so we learnt to do the poses correctly and we learnt how to breathe correctly through the different poses."

    "Zarqa served us varied, healthy and tasteful meals every day. We learnt many new ways too cook vegetables! And it tasted very delicious! When we where on sightseeing or at the beach he always made delicious lunches we could bring with us."

    "Zarqa was also our meditation instructor. He had a good calmness. We learnt different breathing techniques and how to not consentrate on our thoughts but to be in this moment right now. We also had one meditation at the beach so we could see the beautiful sunset."

    "We had also the Ayurveda massage for one hour each. The massage was very good and deep, and afterwards we felt very relaxed."

    "Patricia also introduced us to essentials oils that she used in the beginning of every yoga class. Each oil has different use for health issues. One of us had a cold and used the Breathe oil and after a few days the cold got much better. And also when we got sun burned we used Lavendel oil and almond oil to calm down the burned skin. And that was really helpful!"

    "The retreat was very nice and clean. We had a double bedroom with shared bathroom with another guest. It was always very clean and fresh. The retreat was close to a beautiful beach. We could either walk beside the car road or go hiking for 30 minitues. Hiking in the landscape around the reatreat was very beautilful! One day we rented bikes so we could go to another beach where one of us had a surfing class. Patricia and Zarqa made sure that the surfe instructor took good care of me while I was surfing. We also had some days sightseeing in the beautiful gardens and palaces of Sintra. It was nice to explore the gardens of Sintra and then finish the day with afternoon yoga and meditation."

    "Now when we are back home in Norway and back to our daily routine at work we try to use yoga and breathing techniques we learnt to reduce stress. And we can say that this yoga retreat experience gave us some new ways to handle stress on a daily bases."

    "Totally we are very satisfied with our stay at Shamballah retreat and we will definitely be back! We strongly recommend Patricia and Zarqas yoga retreat for yoga, meditation, and detox."

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Sintra, Portugal

Shamballah Retreats offers yoga and surf retreats by the sea in the amazing Sintra-Cascais National Park.

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This vacation is available from February to November with arrival on Sunday after 2 p.m., departure on Saturday until 12 p.m.

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