Catarina is qualified as a yoga teacher in December 2015, after completing a 200 hours Ashtanga Vinyasa and Rocket Yoga Teacher Training. Seeing herself as an eternal student, she kept up with her training completing 100 hours of Yin and Acupressure and 100 hours of Mandala and Shamanism with The Yoga People. Catarina is passionate about sharing the many benefits of living a yogic lifestyle and believes that yoga is for everyone, regardless of age or ability.
The Yoga People Goa Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Ashtanga Yoga, Rocket Yoga)
from Germany, February 2018
I really enjoyed the yoga classes from 9 until 10.30 am. They gave very personal feedback and changed within their concepts what was needed for the participants. I was happy to get to know two different styles from two yoga teachers during my stay. Tanja and Luna were amazing and their wholehearted personalities were the perfect start for the day at vida pura. On top me and my friend added a massage from Elsa and her hands were magic, deep relaxation and perfect sleep afterwards!
Next to Yoga/Massage yummieh breakfast with different porridge styles and fresh orange juice. Lovley-welcoming-caring staff - special thanks to Bela. See you again!
Antonia Arbinge Reuterbring
from Sweden, May 2017
from United States, March 2018
"Great times and nice people at vida Pura!"
Yoga class was great, breakfast was delicious! The surrounding area is good for meditation and walks. Nice people there who make you feel at home! It is a place to come back, definitely!
from Portugal, December 2017
"4 Day Yoga Retreat at Vida Pura, Aljezur, Portugal"
The people were extremely nice, the breakfast was perfect and also the yoga classes.
Also, the houses were very beautiful.
from Netherlands, December 2017
We liked everything, the house was amazing and the surroundings beautiful. We could enjoy some hiking in a route next to the coast, biking and relaxing at the nice house we had. The yoga was great, we had two different teachers and both were really good. The breakfast also amazing. Bela and Wouter were both really friendly and welcoming, they help us with everything we needed :)
from Portugal, November 2017
Breakfast is awsome!!!
from Great Britain, September 2017
"Amazing rural stay"
Vida Pura is amazing, homely guest house with very welcoming touch. People are also very kind.
from Great Britain, August 2017
Wonderful secluded place in a very peaceful valley. Delicious fresh vegetables from the garden available to purchase for a donation.
from Great Britain, July 2017
Vida Pura is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The location is tucked away in beautiful surroundings where you are immersed in nature. The accommodation is second to none and the staff are friendly and extremely welcoming.
from Poland, July 2017
The very friendly stuff:-) the animals, the yoga, the view, the massage, the fruits and veggies for sale, my privat hammock..... it was all great.
Thank you ....
from United States, May 2017
"Wonderful eco-lodge with awesome hosts"
Bella and Robin are beautiful people with vibrant and kind personalities. Wonderful place to relax in absolutely stunning nature and do yoga. Also fun to meet hikers at the lodge as they walk along the Rota Vicentina, since the lodge is near Odeceixe. This lodge is great for exploring nature in rural Portugal, surfing, or shopping/exploring smaller towns since afternoons are free (yoga in the morning, plus fresh, tasty, & big breakfast). The Fisherman's Trail of the Rota Vicentina is lovely in the spring time with great temperature and new blossoms. Thanks again, Bela and Robin, for sharing your eco lifestyle with outsiders! Wish I could have stayed even longer. Hope to come back someday. Peace.
from Great Britain, May 2017
"Vida Pura is the best"
Robin & Bella are the most amazing people, the place is so close to nature and all the people there become friends for life.
from Great Britain, May 2017
I can't fault Vida Pura. We knew it was going to be good but when we got there it bypassed our expectations. The team are so welcoming and friendly, and I can only describe the backdrop as a natural paradise. I have never felt so relaxed in my life. Everything is thought about and your needs are attended to - breakfast is already waiting for you once you have finished the yoga session, which itself is incredible. The apartments are perfect, very large but still cosy and a huge private terrace to enjoy the morning and evening sun. Odeceixe is very close, but far enough that you feel you are in your own world. I didn't want to leave and am already planning my return.
from Great Britain, April 2017
Very relaxing, felt at home
from Indonesia, April 2017
Vida Pura is an amazing place, and an amazing way of life the accommodation was perfect for us, the yoga was great every morning and the owners and staff were very friendly and accommodating, we only stayed for a long weekend and couldn't fault anything
The surf school was also perfect with very friendly teachers and David who ran the school was easy to contact and very professional and friendly.
from Austria, January 2018
What Bela and Robin built there, is amazing. I stayed in the Guesthouse with shared bathroom, and as we were only two women (because of low season) and one night I had the whole house for myself, it was reeeeeaaaally calm and relaxing to stay. :)
The rooms are nice, the house has everything you wish for to make yourself comfortable. I enjoyed the yoga lessons, a massage and the view from the terrasse. Highly recommended & I will try to come back in summer some time :)
from Germany, January 2018
"A perfect place to recharge"
It is a pearl in the middle of beautiful landscape. A lot of silence, nature which lets you just relax. Yoga lessons were great, I learned more things. The big villa is very beautiful. It is possible to do a nice walk to Ocedeixe or Ocedeixe Beach. If you stay longer than 2 days you should come with a car, as you are more flexibel to discover the area.
from Belgium, November 2017
"A short but amazing journey to the heart of Portugal "
The possibility of returning back there! It was warm and so relaxing experience. The place and the people full of surprises! Welcomed from the 1st second until the last second. Looking forward to be back. Congratulations to all who I had the opportunity to meet.
from Germany, November 2017
"One week in off season"
Nice place. Very nice teachers. Nice food. Great surfing.
from Netherlands, October 2017
"Een fijne korte yoga retreat"
De vriendelijkheid en hehulpzaamheid van de medewerkers, de inrichting van ons appartement, de rustige groene omgeving en het overheerlijke biologisch ontbijt
from France, October 2017
Welcome to Paradise!
Everything is beautiful, everyone is smiling ... It was a real moment of relaxation and pleasure in a place much more beautiful than in the photos.
Thank you all!
from Germany, May 2017
Sehr freundliche Menschen, tolle Unterkunft, super Lage, leckeres Frühstück
from Netherlands, May 2017
"Mooie ontspannen en uitdagende reis"
Bida pura is klein en persoonlijk
Tina De Ornelas
It's our last day at this beautiful paradise near to some of the most amazing beaches. We loved it here and I enjoyed to have the time to join the yoga classes every morning, after watching the sunrise from our terrace. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the nature that's the place to go! We will definitely coming back.
James Heavey UK
Vida Pura Facebook page
What a fantastic place! I stayed for a few nights in mid-March. Great experience and an incredible location. I will definitely be coming back! Thanks guys.
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