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Unforgettable Yoga Retreat Portugal

Join in an unforgettable yoga retreat in beautiful nature of Alentejo, Portugal. Take a break to be immersed in nature, to eat and live healthy, to enjoy the Portuguese nature in challenging outdoor activities, to get in synchrony with natural rhythms, and find your own inner balance. With the group’s inspiration and motivation, you will follow nature’s will to renew and refresh yourself.

Meet the instructors

Antonio
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation and breathing exercises
  • Light meal or picnic lunch for the activities
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 18
Airport transfer available:
Lisbon Portela Airport (US$52 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

During the retreat, you will be staying at Surya Lodge, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal. Located in Vicentine Natural Park and hidden in the middle of nature, Surya Lodge offers a peaceful and calm accommodation for nature lovers. The swimming pool, common area, and the spacious bright rooms with terrace and private bathroom offer the perfect facilities to relax and enjoy. Inspired by peace, the smells, and beautiful sunsets make the lodge unique. You will be having yoga and meditation lessons with António early in the morning or at noon. In order to allow the participants to stretch and relax in the best way, the lodge possesses an exceptional and spacious yoga room with a view of the Alentejo landscape.

Program

Day 1

  • 16:00 Welcome
  • 18:00 Yoga session
  • 20:00 Vegetarian dinner

Day 2 to day 6

  • 08:00 Morning meditation and yoga session
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Free time to try one of the outdoor activities, light meal or picnic lunch is included
  • 18:00 Yoga session
  • 20:00 Vegetarian dinner

Day 7

  • 08:00 Morning meditation and yoga session
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Closing session and goodbyes

Included excursions

There is a wide range of extra activities which you can choose from horse riding, surfing, stand-up paddling, hiking, kayaking, or workshops.

Hiking

Surya Lodge is only 20 minutes away from the Rota Vicentina routes, and you can enjoy different hiking scenarios from the rugged and wild coastline to the countryside hills, also small and characteristic Portuguese villages and natural park. -Horse riding

You can enjoy the tracks in the fields or by the coastline on horseback. -Kayaking in the Mira River %Paddle in one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, or go on a guided day-long adventure to the heart of Alentejo, where you can discover off-the-beaten-track waterfalls.

Surfing

Enjoy surfing lessons with one of the best surf schools of Portugal. They will make you stand up in the first lesson, or if you are a skilled surfer, you can look for the more demanding breaks nearby.

Workshops

Recently, Wide Ocean Retreat has also started to offer various workshops, such as nutrition, tile painting, dance and more.

Instructors

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.

Retreat location

Surrounded by beautiful nature that Portugal has to offer, the retreats are taken in a place that can calm yourself from your daily problems and worries. Surya Lodge is located near Vila Nova de Milfontes, Porto Covo and its sandy beaches. It is set in 25 acres of land, featuring an amazing garden surrounded by ridges, cliffs, waterfalls, woodland, and flatter open countryside.

Nearby places

  • Faro Airport (FAO) - 2 hours
  • Fishing village of Porto Covo
  • Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) - 2 hours
  • Vicentine Coast - 15 minutes
  • Vila Nova de Milfontes, 8 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During the retreat, you will enjoy a healthy, vegetarian menu prepared by an experienced chef and thoughtfully chosen with the help of Wide Ocean Retreat's nutritionist. The menu includes a power breakfast, a light lunch that can be taken to the activities as a picnic, and a rich dinner. Freshly pressed juices, refined with mint from the garden, and homemade energy bars will give you energy between yoga and activities.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Explore surrounding areas
  • Go surfing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Join a workshop
  • Kayaking
  • Read a book
  • Relax by the pool
  • Go surfing

Spa treatments

90-minute full body ayurvedic massage and other treatments can be booked at additional costs.

What's included

  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily meditation and breathing practices
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Snacks or lunch during the activities

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional activities
  • Optional treatments

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request at the additional cost of 45 EUR per person, each way, which is paid on location. Both Lisbon and Faro airports are about two hours by car from Surya Lodge. Please check transfer availability from Faro airport with us before booking.

Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport Airport transfer available: Lisbon Portela Airport (US$52 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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