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7 Days Soulful Self-Care, Culture, and Mindful Yoga Retreat in Sintra, Portugal

Sintra, Greater Lisbon, Portugal

Extraordinary Portugal Yoga Retreat

This retreat offers you an utterly amazing experience that you won't forget. Just imagine, spending your days close to stunning beaches, living in a very nice villa, with cozy urban zen style, practicing yoga daily whilst breathing in every sunset, dropping into your body and increase your well-being, sitting quiet in the moment in meditation, gaining clarity, chilling in the pool, going into the private sauna whenever you want, exploring stunning landscape, hiking along the coastline and inhaling the wild air, surfing, bicycle rides or visiting a fairyland in Sintra’s castles, exploring Portuguese culture or having fun in Ericeira or Lisbon and surf, and so much more.

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  • Inspiring classes and workshops
  • Transformative meditation and Pranayama sessions
  • Daily yoga practices (Vinyasa, Anusara, and restorative Yin)
  • Extraordinary designed retreat villa with private sauna, pool, and jacuzza
  • Exclusive use of the facilities like surfboards, bicycles, gym
  • Perfect location to enjoy free time on the beach and more
  • 6 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 16
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  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Fireplace
  • Yoga deck

A top location! The private retreat house with all amenities and cozy urban zen style. This comfortable designer villa has stunning views of Sintra’s castles on one side and wide grassland and the ocean on the other side. The house offers private or shared rooms, gym, a vibe that’ll make you feel at home, amazing views, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, chill-out areas, and a huge outside area with swimming pool.

There are two dedicated areas to practice yoga (inside and outside areas) to enjoy this sacred practice under any conditions. All of this located just three minutes from the ocean.

You’ll feel relaxed, grounded and "at home" in no time. The lovely rooms are decorated and designed carefully with special attention to details in order to offer an idyllic accommodation experience. Get immersed in the “boutique hotel” style rooms. Relax and have the best rest after a wonderful day.

Shine Yoga offers different kinds of rooms in order to fit all your needs including double rooms, twins, and a four-person shared room with ensuite and a walk-in closet Carrie Bradshaw could have only dreamed about.


  • Give yourself the time and space to unwind, relax, and recharge
  • Feel fit, vibrant, and happy
  • Explore a new culture and breathtaking nature
  • Allow yourself to go on an adventure
  • Disconnect from the everyday stressors in life
  • Become still and listen to the voices within
  • Transform into the most alive and passion filled version of yourself
  • Sit in wellness
  • Surf, flow, and play
  • Shine brighter from the new connections and friendships with the like-minded, inspiring people you’ll meet
  • All this whilst immersing yourself in an exquisite yoga and meditation practice

Who is this retreat for?

  • For those who understand the importance of self-love, but need a little structure and guidance to make this habitual
  • Real people: people who love yoga, a healthy active lifestyle, nature, wild beaches and also love relaxing in the sun and be lazy by the pool, or chill in the wellness area
  • Those who want to level up mentally, emotionally, energetically, and spiritually
  • Those who want to connect to their own divine self and take time to reflect about the one and only precious life
  • Those who are curious to explore more about their mind and body connection and how this is holding them back to thrive fully and shine from within
  • Those who need some time-out, more time in nature and a shift out of their head and back into their body
  • Those ready to invest in their well-being and want to learn more about how to use the mind / body connection, asana, and overall explore more in their personal practice than in their usual 90 minutes class in the local studio or in front of YouTube
  • Those who are ready to ignite, to make a shift, or jumpstart their energy and attitude
  • Those who are looking for inspiration, new friends, a great supporting community
  • Those who need a detox (digital, physical, mental), life is just sometimes too overwhelming and people need to rest and just be to recharge their batteries
  • Those who want to simply relax, spoil themselves in this gorgeous Portuguese house in a perfect location, treat themselves with amazing food, the luxury of being taken care of, personalized spa treatments, a garage full of toys like surfboards, table tennis, a gym, private sauna, jacuzzi and swimming pool, adventures in Lisbon, culture Sintra or yoga and surf in Ericeira, and so much more

Daily schedule

Day 1: Arrival day

  • 16:00 Retreat starts and welcome / get together
  • 16:30 Afternoon yoga session by the pool
  • 19:30 Group dinner

Day 2 - 6: Daily example (subject to change)

  • 08:30 Morning energizing yoga session
  • 10:00 Breakfast brunch buffet
  • Free time to go to the beach, hiking, biking, surfing, relaxing in the villa, lots of options like day trips to Sintra (stunning castles and culture), Ericeira (world surf capital of Portugal), Playa Grande (gorgeous sunsets), Cabo de Roca, Lisbon, and others. The place is close to everything. The villa is stunning and perfect to sit in wellness or relax.
  • 13:00 / 14:00 Lunch
  • 17:00 / 17:30 Afternoon / Restorative yoga / Meditation or workshop (2 workshops during the retreat)
  • 19:30 / 20:00 Group dinner

Day 7: Departure day

  • 08:00 Morning detox Flow yoga
  • 11:00 Check out


Anke Graewer

Retreat location

Portugal has a special grounded and down-to-earth energy. You will fall in love with the wild and nearly untouched country, particularly in autumn with the golden late summer light and usually warm temperatures that add extra magic to the retreat. Late summer is the nicest time for a yoga retreat in Portugal 2019. This is why Shine Yoga has chosen to host this nourishing retreat there, in the perfect location between Lisbon, Sintra, and Ericeira.

Sintra is a small and very picturesque city close to the retreat center and located in the hills surrounded by the most beautiful nature. You will feel like you have stepped into a fairy tale surrounded by colorful castles, amazing buildings, and endless gardens. Unesco World Heritage since 1995.

What can be said of Lisbon, one of the favorite cities with so much charm and hidden gems in every corner, a place that invites you to walk and get lost into their streets with countless viewpoints and places where you can breathe and feel the true life of Lisbon.


  • Playa Grande, 5 kilometers
  • Sintra, 7 kilometers
  • Ericeira, 13 kilometers
  • Lisbon City, 35 kilometers
  • Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), 35 kilometers

Unique features


  • Hiking
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Fireplace
  • Yoga deck


  • Free bicycle


A balanced diet full of nutrients is crucial for a retreat and when you practice a lot of yoga. Shine Yoga loves nourishing meals and knows that the food is the fuel that moves your body. That's why their chef will pay special attention to preparing delicious dishes with fresh and local products.

Three daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are all organized and provided in the villa. You will get the "meal package" with the booking and only have to pay 190 EUR for all these meals directly at the venue.

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

Things to do (optional)

  • Surf lessons
  • Spa treatments
  • Massages
  • Group activities in Sintra, Ericeira, Cascais, Playa Grande, and Portuguese night in Lisbon
  • Experience the magic of Sintra’s castles if you choose to go somewhere with entrance fees that is extra Portuguese surfer's paradise, the village of Ericeira with a perfect mix between tradition and surf culture
  • Enjoy the perfect location to indulge in free time on the beach, visits the stunning national park, and Sintra's castle, cute Portuguese villages, and surf in Ericeirea

What's included

  • 6 nights of exclusive accommodation in very nice rooms (double, twin, quadruple)
  • 2 daily yoga or meditation and pranayama
  • 1 asana lab to learn all important asanas and their physical and energetic benefits
  • 1 "Create the Love Exploring the Anatomy of Emotions" workshop
  • Exclusive use of the private retreat center (indoor / outdoor yoga space, pool, sauna, whirlpool, bikes, fireplace, and cozy luxurious areas to socialize and relax)
  • Surfboards, bicycles and gym equipment
  • Stunning secret beaches and special energy places
  • Singing around a bonfire (music night with private concert)
  • Time in nature, great secret beaches nearby, hiking or national park Sintra and group walks in Lisbon or Ericeira

What's not included

  • Daily meals (190 EUR for three yummy meals per day) It's all organized and prepared for your convenience
  • Extra meals
  • Transportation
  • Flights
  • Massages or other treatments

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

You can book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is not included in the price, but feel free to send an inquiry to Shine-Yoga for more information.

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: Sunday September 29, 2019
Departure: Saturday October 5, 2019

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