Wide Ocean Retreat

Wide Ocean Retreat offers yoga experiences to those who want to relax, get away from daily stress, and come in contact with the beautiful Portuguese nature.

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Instructors 1

Antonio

Antonio was born in Lisbon. He did a teacher training in Hatha yoga in 2000 at the Lusa Yoga Association and founded the Algés Yoga Center in 2003. He attended several workshops, such as Vedanta Philosophy with Swami Dayananda, Iyengar yoga, and Ashtanga and Dynamic yoga classes. He surfs and practices yoga daily, and his goal is to provide a fantastic experience for the people who share the same passions, in order to find harmony, enjoy nature, and have a break from the demands of everyday life.

Reviews 7

Laura Claeys

from Belgium, July 2018

"A vivre sans modération!!!"

J'ai passé un séjour inoubliable au sein de la communauté du Wide Ocean retreat. Comme première retraite yoga, je reviens ravie de l'expérience à tous les niveaux : choix et qualités des activités (yoga, surf, équitation, massage...) avec des instructeurs très pro et très attentifs à chacun, la cuisine végétarienne avec les notions vegan et macrobiotique préparée avec soin par une cuisinière hors paire et ambitieuse, l'ambiance et la rencontre d'autres participants et du team, le logement conviviale et la région absolument magnifique! Le programme est bien complet, sans obligation de participer à toutes les activités, ce qui permet de s'adapter au rythme de tous les participants. Les cours de yoga/méditation d'Antonio sont très adaptés à chacun dans l'objectif de pouvoir continuer par soi-même après la retraite! Belle découverte de la méditation pour ma part et massage absolument conseillé! Team très chaleureux et flexible tenant à garder un esprit d'équipe et bcp de convivialité entre tous les participants! Merci encore à toute l'équipe et les autres participants pour cette semaine pleine de découvertes!

Anonymous

from Germany, July 2018

Die Surflehrer, Köchin und Masseur waren alle ganz tolle Menschen und sehr qualifiziert. Die Lage des Hauses war toll und das Anwesen insgesamt auch sehr schön. Die anderen Teilnehmer waren extrem liebenswert und sind uns ans Herz gewachsen.

Anonymous

from Luxembourg, September 2017

The yoga teacher, the location, the people and the food were as good as it can get:) I was positively surprised of all the activities that we did during our stay and it was a very relaxing time. You don't need to take care of anything and yet it really fitted my demands!!

Plus the location was splendid and well chosen as you have a nice pool surrounded by wonderful nature and animals!

Mieke De Sloovere

from Netherlands, August 2017

"Heaven"

Heel warme ontvangst door super warme sympathieke mensen. Er werd echt voor je gezorgd, van harte.

Antoinette Oeberius Kapteijn

from Netherlands, August 2017

"Hele fijne plek voor yoga, relaxen en paardrijden"

Antonio en Lisa zijn fantastische en lieve hosts. Mooie plek, zeer gastvrij en delicious healthy food. Ik heb vooral genoten van het mooie weer, de rust, de paarden en andere dieren die bij het hotel staan. Een paar keer paardgereden, was ook erg leuk. Ik had erg veel geluk met de gevarieerde en internationale groep, was zeer gezellig en ontspannen. De meditatie op de berg was ook om niet te vergeten. Afsluiter was een Fado avond in de buurt, niet toeristisch maar juist authentiek met allerlei lokale zangers. Aanrader!

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Antoinette Oeberius Netherlands

Wide Ocean Retreat website

Spending a week at Wide Ocean Retreat was just the the best present I could give to myself. The place itself is blissful, Antonio and Lisa are lovely hosts, Sara’s cooking is wonderful and I experienced a great massage by Tiago. But what I liked best was riding the beautiful horses, cuddling the foal Nina and –sort of – teaching the minipony Pirata some manners ☺

Thanks so much for a wonderful stay!

Karoline Germany

Wide Ocean Retreat website

Being in Paradise - this is exactly what you are feeling while enjoying the “Wide Ocean Retret”. A beautiful lodge with spacious rooms and views, amazing food thanks to our more than blessed cook Sara, doing activities such as surfing, kayaking and horseriding. But above all I enjoyed being hosted by Lisa and Antonio who made this experience so special and unique. Thanks to all the nice people I could enjoy this time together with. I will never forget this week!

ps- do try the best massage on earth, Tiago is gifted, well trained and provides a wonderful full body ayurvedic massage.

Julia

Wide Ocean Retreat website

This was exactly what i needed!

The retreat was magical – from the peacocks wondering around the pool to the sunset meditation on the mountain with Antonio, and from making new friends from all over the world to eating the most perfect, healthy and delicious food courtesy of Sara. These are just a few of the highlights that the brilliant Lisa and Antonio had in store for us! This is not to mention the amazing yoga that Antonio taught –taking us on a row of different styles and giving all abilitities options to try. I am going back home with a smile on my face, tan on my skin, and joy in my heart ☺ See you soon I hope!

Margun Norway

Wide Ocean Retreat website

Dear Lisa and Antonio

I DONT WANT TO LEAVE

Thank you thank you thank you

You are absolutely amazing people that I felt so lucky to have spent a whole week with – and I surely will miss you. Thank you for all your love, your amazing sense of humour, compassion, sharing of toughts and genuine care for all of us throughout this week.

My core muscles are aching and I am not sure wether its from core engagement in the yoga classes, or if it is all the laughing (lets be honest: its probably the last one).

This place surely is magical and healing on a whole other level. The nature park is the most perfect scennary for a yoga retreat; we’ve grown to care so much for the animals (even the sound meditating “oum”-ing donkey), the birds waking us up with their flawless and diverse singing, the fresh air, and all the beautiful plants. When adding your genuinely and authentic and caring touch to it all, this equals to the best vacation I’ve ever given myself

The food. Oh the food. Thank you Sara, Chef Godess for being such a passionate and clever artist in the kitchen. The meals has truly been one (of many) highlights during the day, and i wont have to feed myself until Christmas.

I have felt so much at home here and at the same time taken such care of.

Don’t change a thing!

I WILL BE BACK

Love Margun (Norway)

Gro Norway

Wide Ocean Retreat website

This just in a hurry because we are leaving any minute now. I have not taken the time to read what Margun has written, but I probably could have written just “ditt” . However i want to write something! Because this has been the most wonderful week ever! Due to the faboulous people , including the group that were the most fantastic people! But also Lisa, Antonio and Sara!!! The location the activities the yoga, the food. Everything was just wonderful!

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