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7 Days Shakti Yoga - Eco Yoga Retreat Portugal

  • Ribeira Relvas, Madeira 6160-206. Oleiros, Portugal


Shakti Yoga Retreat in Portugal

Tune into the universal nature of your being and connect with your own deepest experience through movement practices of yoga, pranayama, yoga Nidra and meditation. The retreat is an introduction to some of the ancient philosophies of Hatha yoga and Tantra.


  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Workshops, yoga Nidra and meditation
  • Bonfire and local wine served on the final evening
  • Three delicious wholesome vegetarian meals per day
  • Transfers from Pedrogao Grande bus station
  • 6 nights yurt accommodation

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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The accommodation will be in one of the lovely eco yurts. The Yoga Holidays Portugal guests are always very pleasantly surprised by just how comfortable everything is, (despite being ecofriendly) and how well the system for water heating, electricity and heating the yurts in the cooler months works.

All yurts and the bell tent have electricity, solar reading lamps, shelving and some storage space, carpets and rugs. All the beds have mosquito nets.

Bathrooms and toilets are shared by a maximum of five guests. As they are living sustainably, the bathrooms have solar heated hot water and eco-composting toilets. The bathrooms and toilets are built in a modern style using wood from their land; they are clean, comfortable and totally green!

The retreat will take place in Ribeira Relvas, Oleiros, Central Portugal.

The beautiful, peaceful little valley where the Yoga Holidays Portugal retreat is held is a truly magical place for relaxation and healing.

Nearby places

  • Cabril reservoir - 15 minutes walk
  • 6 nights beautiful yurt accommodation
  • Bonfire and local wine on the final evening of each week
  • Deepen your practice with workshops, yoga Nidra and meditation
  • Five days of yoga, two classes per day - Vinyasa flow and Hatha classes
  • Opportunities to learn about living sustainably
  • Three yummy wholesome meals per day

With the theme of Shakti, the powerful creative life force, the week will approach asana and yoga practice through exploration of the elements, the qualities of earth, water, air, fire and ether.

Mornings will be Dynamic Vinyasa yoga classes, exploring the postures of Hatha yoga in a flow (Vinyasa), and more intuitive and movement oriented ways. Fiona will be guiding you to explore and develop your own practice by directing you back towards your own deepest exeriences.

Afternoon sessions will introduce some of the concepts and foundations of yoga, in a practice environment. The eight limbs of Hatha yoga, the ancient traditions of Tantra and goddess worship, the concept of Shakti, and the practices which can be helpful for you today. You will explore yoga Nidra, chanting, meditation, and breathing together.

The week will close around the fire with music, local wine and a hot tub under the stars.

This is how the average day would look like:

  • 08:30 Dynamic Vinyasa yoga class
  • 10:00 Self-serve breakfast and morning free time
  • 13:00 Lunch and afternoon free time
  • 17:30 Afternoon yoga, sound practices, yoga Nidra and guided meditations
  • 19:30 Evening meal

Arrival by airplane

Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).

If there is a minimum of four guests arriving at the same time, airport transfers can be arranged at an extra cost. Please contact Yoga Holidays Portugal at the time of booking, should you be interested in this service.

Arrival by bus

It is relatively easy to get to the bus station in each city, most young people speak English, and the bus web site is accurate and helpful:

In Lisbon, you can catch a bus or taxi from the airport to Sete Rios bus station.

The bus from Lisbon is at 13:45, arriving in Pedrogao Grande at 19:30.

The bus from Porto is at 17:00, arriving in Pedrogao Grande at 19:30.

Please plan your flights accordingly.

Buses leave Pedrogao Grande on Saturday morning at 07:45 and 09:00 - this gives guests plenty of time for their connecting flights home, if travelling on the same day. Please note that the retreat price includes transfer from Pedrogao Grande upon arrival. Some guests may have to take a taxi back to the bus on the Saturday; a taxi costs 18 EUR.


Check-in is any time after 4 p.m. on Sunday. (With the exception of private retreats).


Transfer from the local bus station Pedrogao Grande to the resort is included in the cost.

Electricity information

The yurts have lighting and electricity for charging phones and laptops.

The bathrooms have solar heated hot water and eco-composting toilets.

Dressing information

Warm clothing is recommended, as the resort is located high up and it does cool down at night. Also, warm clothes are advised for evenings and morning yoga practice and relaxation time.

What to bring

It is advisable that you bring the following items: cash (as there are no ATM machines nearby), sunscreen, hat, towel for swimming, insect repellant, yoga mat (if you prefer your own), biodegradable shower products, if possible, and a torch, particularly in the months of August, September and October

Special menu request / information

Please advise Yoga Holidays Portugal if you have any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Responsible tourism

Please be aware that this is an ecofriendly retreat. Yoga Holidays Portugal expects guests to be respectful of the resources during their stay.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Yoga Holidays Portugal, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send inquiry button to send a message.

  • Fiona Macleod

    Fiona is a mother of three and lives on site in Portugal, facilitating and teaching on retreats. She teaches a breath led practice incorporating both Vinyasa, and slower asana with more focus on alignment and deep release.

  • Flights
  • Massage treatments

The food prepared and served is tasty and wholesome vegetarian and vegan food. They use vegetables from their own organic garden and then locally sourced fruit and vegetables. They spend a lot of time and care preparing the food for the guests, and they get really great feedback. The food served is approximately 80 percent vegan, and 30-40 percent raw.

Breakfast is self-service with seasonal fruits, a selection of cereals and toasted sourdough and local corn bread, accompanied by homemade jam or marmalade. A selection of tea (green, black and herbal) and coffee is available throughout the day.

Lunches are fresh garden salads, grain salads, falafel or Spanish omellete. Usually served with a variety of raw dips, nut pates, or hummus.

Evening meals include a variety of curries with biryani rice or coconut rice, vegetable noodles with stir-fried tofu and vegetables, moussaka and salad, spiced potatoes with honey aubergine and couscous. The resort is also growing goats, which enables them to produce their own cheese.

Local walks

The property is surrounded by woods, with many tracks and beautiful old abandoned houses and buildings. It is also close to the reservoir, and the village. There are many forest tracks to explore and spend time walking in the woods.


There is a selection of local therapists available to provide treatments for our guests, depending on the retreat week. Often the yoga teachers offer various treatments. Jo Tison offers Reiki and Thai massage. Blanche Mulholland offers Shiatsu. Local therapist Aoife Carter specializes in myofascial release and other techniques to work with issues within the body, or recovery from injury and trauma.


The resort is located a 10-15 minuntes walk from the Cabril reservoir. It is also close to several local wild swimming locations for guests with cars.


Guests often enjoy a walk to the local village, where there are two cafes and small shops selling snacks, drinks, ice cream etc.

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming nearby
  • Wine tasting
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Bonfire
  • Caf nearby
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • River nearby
  • Local market
For information about the booking conditions, please send Yoga Holidays Portugal an inquiry.
  • Review by Danni from UK

    "A wonderful chance to recharge and revitalize yourself, switch off from the day to day busy lifestyle and completely immerse yourself in an absolutely beautiful location, with delicious food and enjoyable yoga. Thank you for such an amazing time, I couldn't have asked for a better week away and can't wait for next year already."

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  • Review by Mariann from London, UK

    "Staying one week there doing yoga opened my heart. I connected with so many beautiful people in a magical place. The food was heaven and there was enough space to chill and relax. And the hot tub!!!!! I was going swimming to the lake which was the perfect way to start the day. Host Fiona is super friendly, calm and well organised. I admire her work having family and living a simple life in nature. I am thankful for being there. I loved it. "

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  • Review by Harriet from England

    "I had never done yoga before and went with a friend to the yurt retreat. I found that it was well organised and communication was clear for booking. The yoga teaching was for all levels so I felt at ease in every class and saw progression within the week. The setting is beautiful, so peaceful, (take paints, sketch book and books!) the afternoons in the sun were lovely reading and chilling out. The facilities were clean and it was nice to help yourself to a brew or fruit at anytime, we even slept in the hammocks one night with a cuppa! Being a teacher it was the best relaxation holiday ever, I felt de-stressed by the end of it and would highly recommend it! If you have time pop to Lisbon for a few days beforehand like we did, it felt like two holidays-a city break and chill out time."

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  • Review by Laura Rose from Norfolk, United Kingdom

    "Great experience to stay in the family run retreat for two weeks trying the most amazing veggie dishes and practicing yoga every day. The people I met were wonderful, all looking for a different holiday experience away from the business of the city to relax, unwind and calm the mind in the closeness of nature. It was such a beautiful location with a lake surrounded by forest nearby made it so special. I found the size of the retreat perfect with 8 people and our friendly hosts we could socialise but also find time and space for ourselves. Hope to come back and get in the hot tub again!!!"

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  • Review by Iris from Germany

    "I so much enjoyed spending 10 beauty filled days in this paradise. The yoga, delicious food and Fiona who is so caring and welcoming truly made it into an amazing experience. The place is settled in nature with a stunning lake nearby that is perfect for morning swims. In the afternoon there is time just to relax and let the learnings and impressions of the day sink in. It's the perfect opportunity to treat yourself, step away from everyday life and just melt into this atmosphere of joy and peace."

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  • Review by Sian and Stacey from London, United Kingdom

    "So much more than a regular yoga retreat, this place offers a unique chance to delve into the natural elements and experience a new way of living. Hidden away in a quiet valley, we were delighted to stay with Fiona and her wonderful family as we relaxed, explored the beautiful spaces in and around the property, and went deeper into our yoga practice twice a day. The yurt accommodation and food were AMAZING - we really felt so nourished and well looked after the entire time. We could not recommend this enough - we will definitely be back next year!!"


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  • Review by Nicola Reeves from London, United Kingdom

    "From the second I arrived at the retreat I felt calm and relaxed. The whole place has been lovingly created. The level of thought and imagination that has gone into everything, from the wonderful food to the layout months yurts complemented the fantastic surroundings. Fiona and Nuno were amazingly warm and welcoming. The yoga was amazing, taught with care and passion and I learnt more than I ever could have imagined. This is the place for peace and tranquility, with the space to let go and meet lovely people.'"

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  • Review by Lucy Abel from United Kingdom

    "Thank you so much for the perfect retreat for my mum, sister and I! You and your family made us feel very welcome. We loved staying in the comfortable Yurts, being close to nature, living sustainably, eating tasty foods from the garden and using natural local handmade soaps. The variety of vegetarian food was amazing and we enjoyed chatting with our fellow yogis over meal times. The yoga and meditation sessions varied throughout the week and offered challenge and serenity which enabled us to go deeper in to our yoga practice. It was fun to walk down to the lake for a swim and explore the local village. I enjoyed reading the wide range of books available in the hammocks in the shade and sun and the opportunity to unwind with massages. It was a real treat to go in the hot tub and have local Portuguese wine with a fire on the last night. I will recommend this special experience to everyone! "

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  • Review by Kate from United Kingdom

    "I recently stayed here for my first ever yoga retreat & will definitely be back. Fiona & Nuno provide a beautiful, relaxed and welcoming place to stay. The yurts are cosy an comfortable, the food was delicious and inspiring and the yoga teaching was fantastic. I was a little concerned beforehand that I might find the whole experience overwhelming, but honestly couldn't have felt more comfortable. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a place to relax and reset."

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  • Review by Noeline Oldham from Algarve, Portugal

    "On first sight as I approached the retreat- the space seemed really spread out! Then moving closer -I saw how everything was interconnected- the Yurts , the kitchen and toilets in each space- the grand wooden table that brought us all together at meal times , as we got passionate about how good the vegetarian food was- always giving a creative flare to each meal time! And for me this was a massive thing as I'm gluten and lactose free- but Fiona always gave an alternative to the gluten and lactose meals! The yoga deck and yoga was brilliantly placed to warm up the body in the morning! And the pleasant short walk -to and from the deck ensured a contemplation before and after yoga! The walk down to the reservoir allowed an interconnection with the other girls , along with stunning views and beautiful tranquil water great for swimming in! The last night was a chance to group together around the fire and share our week and lives! Loved every minute of the whole retreat- an escape back to nature - a chance to re- connect back to the self!"

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  • Review by Rose from Dublin

    "Wonderful , restorative week with Fiona and Nuno in their yurt yoga retreat in a Pine forest. It was very relaxing with wonderful food and a hot tub one evening under the stars. Fiona is a great yoga teacher with a rich practice and the food is great too . Lovely people, lovely place."

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  • Review by Sandra from Berlin

    "I was blown away by the place, the people and the freedom. One of the best experiences I have had. Thank you Fiona for open your home to us. This is a place to find your inner peace. From the moment I arrived I for got all about my work and stress and just concentrated on the good."

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  • Review by Tinkie from Switzerland

    "Mind blowing place. So simple and yet the best. Excellent way to connect to nature and reconnect with oneself. Delicious food, beautiful place to swim around the corner, olive trees everywhere, sunrises to check out. I really enjoyed being there for a week, and just being present. A good way to press the reset button."

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  • Review by Nini from Barcelona

    "The place is quiet, full of trees and gives any visitor a lot of good energy! The owners Fiona and Nuno are trying to be self-sufficient and the result is a really nice eco place, for a perfect disconnection in the middle of Portuguese forests. I also recommend the meals - vegetarian and delicious."

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  • Review by Justine from Spain

    "If you dream of spending an idyllic week of doing yoga, swimming in the nearby reservoir, strolling through beautiful countryside with stunning views, eating amazing and healthy food and mixing with great people - then this is the place for you! It was my first ever experience of eco living and it was a perfect education for me. Fiona and Nuno have provided a perfect little get away and they are so lovely, as are their gorgeous children! I'm so glad to have come to this place."

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  • Review by Sylvie from Geneva

    "I;ve just spent two weeks in this amazing place. As soon as you arrive, you feel at peace. I love being in the middle of nature and in the middle of nowhere. The yoga practice really helps with connecting to yourself, becoming present, calming your mind and listening to your heart to make decisions you might not have been able to make before. My body and my mind feel totally balanced and regenerated."

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  • Review by Kirsty from United Kingdom

    "Thank you Fiona. I discovered for the first time what yoga is truly about during this retreat. A well organized package made for a relaxing retreat – highlights were waking up to birdsong, the thoughtful yoga classes, long leisurely breakfasts and living in the yurts - and all this tucked away in a little valley."

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  • Review by Viki from London

    "A lovely place to regain energy and balance, Fiona is a wonderful host and yoga teacher. I've just returned from the 6 days Shakti Yoga retreat where I met really nice people, the place is really balancing, the food is delicious, Fiona and Nuno made us feel like at home. Thank you."

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  • Review by Abel from United Kingdom

    "I can't thank Fiona and Nuno enough for their welcoming and inspirational way of life. The resort was truly back to nature, peaceful and tranquil. Accommodation was comfortable with all needs met. The food was delicious and varied, and plentiful, I didn't miss meat at all. The scenery was breathtaking, either the walk to the lake for swimming or to the village on the hill, looking over the Portuguese landscape. If you wanted to take time out to read there was a variety of books on offer and hammocks to lie in the shade, relaxing with the sounds of nature. Fiona's yoga sessions were so relaxing, but energising at the same time. Her voice melts you into another time and space. The last night came too soon, but again Fiona and Nuno made it special in a unique way, bathing in a hot tub in front of a bonfire underneath a clear starry sky. This was a special family holiday for me and my two oldest daughters. I was the oldest person at the retreat but age didn't matter, I felt so at home and welcome. I would love to take my fellow yogis to this retreat in the future, without hesitation. Thank you so much Fiona and Nuno for allowing us to share in your lifestyle. I feel very privileged."

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  • Review by Natalie Owen from London, UK

    "I had the most wonderful, amazing time here back in the summer! The setting was idyllic, the back-to-nature living allowed you to let go of city life, and swimming in the nearby reservoir was absolutely breathtaking. The food was wonderful, so varied and interesting, not to mention tasty! Yoga up in the mountains each morning and evening was fantastic, I enjoyed trying and learning some new things. And last but not least, the people I met were wonderful, I think I've walked away with a good few new friends! :) Thanks so much to Fiona, Nuno and the girls for making it such a beautiful holiday!"

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  • Review by Fran Kemp from United Kingdom

    "I loved everything about this retreat. Fiona is an incredibly generous host and hugely inspirational yoga teacher. Mountain location is magical, fascinating to learn about sustainable living, the yurts are luxuriously cosy and comfortable, food was truly wonderful! Was rather gutted when the week came to an end."

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  • Review by Julia Eberhardt

    "Retreat on a wonderful piece of land so quiet and nice. I really enjoyed the week with lovely food the cosy yurt and mindful attentive yoga practise!"

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  • Review by Melanie from Oslo

    "Thank you so much for the wonderful retreat. I feel inspired and reenergized after a week full of yoga and meditation, yummy food and amazing people. It was a good balance between yoga and free time. There was enough time to relax, to get inspired by the many yoga books available and to have a hike to and a swim in the reservoir. I loved the yoga and meditation classes, my body is stronger, softer and my mind more clear and calm then before. Fiona and Nuno are amazing hosts, taking care of the group and involve you into their ecological way of living. This was exactly what I was looking for. The hot tube at the last evening was a great experience. Singing songs around the campfire enjoying a glass of local wine made this evening even more memorable. Thank you again, I would love to come back in the future."

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  • Review by Holly from UK

    "A wonderfully relaxing week in the depths of beautiful central Portugal. What a perfect location for getting away from it all and feeling truly close to nature in such a peaceful and secluded place. Waking up in the peace of our yurt, going straight to uplifting and inspiring yoga on the outdoor decking area, followed by a delicious breakfast and then a day of unwinding in a hammock, exploring the local countryside, reading in the shade, swimming in the reservoir, more yoga and meditation, and of course eating yet more nutritious and tasty food... I couldn't have hoped for more. Fiona was a sunny, patient, calm and inspiring teacher who was in tune with each one of us and managed to ensure that each person in our class (which consisted of various different levels of yoga experience) enjoyed and took a lot away from our week of practice. I left feeling refreshed, relaxed and revitalised. I would recommend this week to anyone."

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  • Review by Camille from Germany

    "When I came back home I felt very nostalgic of the calm I found at your place. I miss the smell of the forest and listening to the birds while meditating. I learned a lot in just a few days and want to thank you again for that. I also wanted to let you know that I am now able to do the headstand without difficulty since your explanations :)"

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  • Review by Scott from Scotland

    "Deep appreciation for this wonderful place"

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  • Review by Hazel from Scotland

    "You have created a great model for us all to aspire to here! A glimpse of how to live in health and harmony. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Rosaleen from Ireland

    "Thank you for a wonderful week. So beautiful and peaceful"

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  • Review by Abi from UK

    "I'll think about coming back again sometime, it's been truly beautiful. Thank you for sharing your wonderful life."

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  • Review by Sandra from London, United Kingdom

    "I had the great pleasure of experiencing Fiona's two yoga classes located at her beautiful yoga Yurt retreat in Portugal. Fiona is a beautiful yoga teacher who gives her students the attention and support they need. Her calming voice guides you gently through the meditations and leaves you totally relaxed.I had an amazing time at the Portugal yoga retreat. It's one of the most beautiful, peaceful and free spirited places I have been to."

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  • Review by Melanie from the Netherlands

    "Thank you so much for the wonderful retreat. I feel inspired and reenergized after a week full of yoga and meditation, yummy food and amazing people.It was a good balance between yoga and free time. There was enough time to relax, to get inspired by the many yoga books available and to have a hike to and a swim in the reservoir.I loved the yoga and meditation classes, my body is stronger, softer and my mind more clear and calm then before.Fiona and Nuno are amazing hosts, taking care of the group and involve you into their ecological way of living.This was exactly what I was looking for. The hot tube at the last evening was a great experience. Singing songs around the campfire enjoying a glass of local wine made this evening even more memorable. Thank you again, I would love to come back in the future."

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  • Review by Adam from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    "Many thanks for a fantastic week. Your venue is so beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. You looked after us so well with lovely food and enjoyable Yoga. Rachael had expected to do maximum one yoga class per day, so it was lovely that she enjoyed it so much to keep coming.We try not to fly too often because of the environmental impact, but I admit I'm quite tempted to come back sometime. I'm encouraging my friends to go too."

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  • Review by Doron from Bristol, United Kingdom

    "Thank you for a wonderful relaxing and inspiring week. I met some really interesting and genuine people, making the stay really worthwhile, fun and sincere. Everyone was so friendly, what a wonderful group of people.Your settings are beautiful and rustic and simple, and the reservoir is stunning! Plus watching the sun rise from the top of the hill is a great way to start the day. The relaxed atmosphere definitely added to the good mood of the place. And the hot tub and fire on Friday night was magical."

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  • Review by Ella from Bristol, United Kingdom

    "What a beautiful and calm week. I have loved the yoga, the food and the views. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and looking after us so well."

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  • Review by Vicky and Jim from Bristol, United Kingdom

    "Thank you for such a lovely week. Going back to nature, lovely food, lovely people and lots of lovely yoga. We will go home feeling refreshed and energized."

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  • Review by Gen

    "Wonderful to meet you and spend time with such lovely people on such a beautiful place. The food was fabulous and I'll be taking some recipes home. Loved the hot tub, campfire and sing song. The massage with Sophie was amazing and I'll go home feeling like a new person; relaxed and ready for the 9-5 again! Can't wait to come back! With lots of love, luck and shanti."

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  • Review by Sophie R. from Ibiza, Spain

    "Shar and Jo Tison's yoga and chakra dancing retreat has definitely been the highlight of my year. I enjoyed every moment. From the yoga at sunrise to the chakra dancing at sunset. The raw / vegan food and the incredible sanctuary in such beautiful natural surroundings provided by Fiona Macleod and Nuno made us all feel amazing. I loved all of the Reiki and massage treatments and another highlight was being able to hike down to the reservoir to cool off. We ended the magical retreat by star gazing whist in the hot tub by an open fire. Absolute bliss! I've already reserved my place for next summer. Thank you girls x!"

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  • Review by Shaheeda from UK

    "It's the first time I've travelled on my own and my first retreat and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Both Fiona and Nuno were fantastic and the people I met were welcoming and warm. I felt so looked after and nourished inside and out with the healthy, delicious vegan feast we had every day and Blanche our yoga teacher. I left having made some lovely friends (we're still in touch and planning to visit each other), nourished, grounded and very calm. I'm looking forward to going back." website, edited

  • Review by Cathy from London,UK

    "Dear Fiona, Nuno, Jo, Shar and all your beautiful helpers, This week has been truly amazing, the setting, the food, the hospitality. The yoga and chakra dancing has been the most wonderful experience. I will cherish this week forever" website, edited

  • Review by Jenny from Utah

    "Thank you all so much for such a wonderful week. The setting has been very calming and beautiful. The food has been AMAZING! The yoga classes have been a good mental and physical challenge. Learning about opening the chakras has been very awakening. The dancing has been a blast. This has been a most memorable, healing, challenging, relaxing and amazing week. I am so grateful for everyone and all the experienced we shared. Thank you Fiona, Nuno, Jo, Shar and Kim! All the love in my heart" website, edited

  • Review by Faith from London

    "The food was incredible every day. YUMMY! Thank you so much for such an amazing experience and in such a beautiful setting." website, edited

  • Review by Sophie from Ibiza

    "Thank you for a beautiful week. I have never felt so healthy, happy and relaxed. I will be back next year and I will spread the word. I have been inspired by the food, the yoga and the meditation/ dancing." website, edited

  • Review by Ben from London

    "Thank you for your amazing hospitality - such an inspiration to have shared this time with you. Love and light to you, p.s the food was amazing!" website, edited

  • Review by Emily from Berlin

    "Dear Fiona, Nuno and girls, Thank you for welcoming us into your wonderful space. Such a calm and rejuvenating atmosphere. Perfect for chakra healing and balancing body and mind! I look forward to coming back to explore the swimming spots and river beaches." website, edited

  • Review by Sam from UK

    "I have recently returned from a blissful week in Portugal. I would do anything to be back there now. The hosts, Nuno and Fe, were the perfect mix of interesting and enthusiastic and truly devoted to the way of life that causes little harm. And of course, their adorable three children for causing mischief.Our yoga instructor Blanche was amazing! Every day was a new exploration of our body mind and of course surroundings. Exemplary food, exquisite valley location, perfect people to host such a wonderful place and all I can say is thanks guys! Be seeing you again for sure!", edited

  • Review by Lesley from UK

    "A very restful, calming, friendly eco retreat. Just what was needed. Loved the yurt accommodation. Food was yummy and very healthy. Fiona provided the teaching which supported our individual needs. Lots of time for reflection. Hot tub and fire under the stars was something I'll always remember. Will definitely return." website, edited

  • Review by Alex from Portsmouth, England

    "What a fantastic retreat! As an experienced yogi, I thought the quality of the yoga classes was very high, the yoga teacher (Fiona Macleod) had so much knowledge and understanding of the practice that really came through in such a clear but gentle, understanding and loving way that I have no doubt that everyone would enjoy and benefit from her classes, whether a beginner or more advanced student. Not only was the food absolutely delicious with fresh, wholesome meals and ingredients straight from the garden, the surroundings offer a tranquil and beautiful place to really rest, ponder and relax. The facilities were perfect. Staying in one of the amazing yurts really allows you to connect with nature and gives you a sense of feeling at one with yourself and your surroundings, it was so nice being away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It was such a treat having a dip in the hot tub under the stars and was a wonderful way to end the week. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone who enjoys yoga, nature and great, healthy food. I will defiantly be heading back soon!" website, edited

  • Review by Clemence Thollier from Europe

    "I followed a 1-week retreat with Fiona. I was happily surprised that it was more challenging than expected (but I wasn't trained and I'm definitely not a morning person). I find her to be a very well balanced professional, delivering organized classes and caring for our specific daily issues. I really appreciated how she shared her extensive knowledge without dogmatism, being able to give us, on a certain topic, a range of options and explanations. Plus, general atmosphere and environment were excellent. A few weeks later, my mind on body is still infused with positive effects.", edited

  • Review by Lah from Belgium

    "Thanks for the wonderful week. I loved the retreat so much. The location is stunning, the yurts and facilities were so well set up, more so than I expected. Outdoor yoga on the beautiful terrace with birds chirping, wonderful views, and the gentle breeze was sublime. The food was tasty, nutritious, and so much straight from the garden. I really recommend this retreat." website, edited

  • Review by Vince from Holland

    "This place is perfect. The food was perfect, the people, the yoga, the hot tub! A wonderful week. Thanks guys, I could not have asked for more." website, edited

  • Review by Bridie Thomas from UK

    "I loved my time here. The yurt is so posh! I learned so much in the yoga classes, and will take some of these breathing practices home with me. Thank you for the great recommendations, yoga, and cook books! I will definitely be back.", edited

  • Review by Erica Covey from Brighton, UK

    "This is a magical place to retreat, practice yoga, relax, swim, and truly refresh yourself. I have been continuously impressed with the fantastic food, the beauty of the place, the cozy yurts, and comfy hammocks. Yoga with Fiona was great, she has a real depth of knowledge and having classes outside was wonderful. Finishing the week with a little wine and a hot tub was absolutely perfect. Thank you Fiona, Nuno, and family." website, edited

  • Review by Renae from Australia

    "Let me start by saying that this little piece of the earth is paradise. The native flowers, olive trees, and fresh clean air are just the beginning. No traffic noise just the sounds of Mother Nature. I really needed this escape and felt so at home away from home. I cannot recommend this retreat enough. The food was fresh, yummy and mostly from the garden, the yoga was so good and the company was stimulating. If I wanted to escape from others it was easy in my yummy comfortable and cute yurt. (I miss my yurt!) Just a little walk to the most enchanting village. Fiona and team are lovely and the children there are divine. I am on a much needed high from being there. Grrr back to the grind... I hope to come again soon for some more soul indulgence. Thank you guys!" website, edited

  • Review by a traveler from Bristol, UK

    " This retreat was in a beautiful and unique setting, with delicious food and friendly hosts, including the kids (human and goats). The yoga was enriching, was adapted to suit each students individual needs (e.g., pregnancy) and Fiona and Nuno made a special effort to make sure everything ran smoothly. The yurt and facilities were basic, as promised, but perfectly comfortable. Shame the sun didn't come out for long, but I'm told that's very unusual! I would highly recommend this retreat, particularly if atmosphere matters more to you than creature comforts. ", edited

  • Review by Heather from London, UK

    " Yoga Holidays Portugal was the perfect retreat and it was exactly what I was looking for - a beautiful setting, relaxed atmosphere, excellent yoga classes and very tasty food. The outdoor yoga deck is wonderful to practice on morning or evening. And, with such a stunning view, it definitely made a difference to practising indoors. Jo is a brilliant yoga teacher - I felt she included a good mix of techniques suitable for beginners or advanced students and made every class really enjoyable. I also found Fiona's workshops really useful as they were yoga related - I picked up a lot of tips I will be using at home. The food was absolutely delicious, very nutritious, and full of flavour. I am usually quite a picky eater and do not eat too much vegetarian food. However, I found myself wanting more of every dish. I was also impressed that every meal was different throughout the week and loved the fact that the food is picked fresh from the valley. I have never stayed in a yurt before but found them surprisingly spacious and very comfortable - sleeping in such a lovely interior whilst hearing the natural sounds from outside made the experience even more magical. The options of afternoon excursions were also very good - this provided a great way to see more of the local area and beautiful scenery. I felt the week included an ideal balance of yoga and free time. I especially liked that the structure was fairly relaxed - allowing guests to attend classes, visit local swimming spots, go for hill walks or have a massage whenever suited us. Fiona and Nuno were wonderful hosts and made everyone feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend this retreat and cannot wait to go back again. ", edited

  • Review by Holly from Australia

    " Thank you for the most amazing experience. the retreat exceded all expectations and I have left feeling healthy and happy. thank you for sharing your home, food and amazing energy. I will miss my little yurt home and the amazing people who shared this journey with me. Namaste.", edited

  • Review by Anita, Eileen, and Sian from the Netherlands

    " Thank you for an amazing week!! Thank you for inviting us into your beautiful home! It truly is a sanctuary here. The yoga retreat has been spot on from the beautiful setting, to the cosy yurts, to the delicious and inspiring meals. Most importantly new friends were made! The hot tub under the stars was the perfect way to end the week!", edited

  • Review by Femke and Marit from the Netherlands

    " Dear Fiona, Nuno, all of the girls, the animals, the butterflies, the crickets, the fruits and vegies, the cuddling dog; thank you so much for an amazing gift that this holiday has been for me and Marit. Every meal has been a delight and a treat, as well as every yoga lesson. We'd love to come back one day and enjoy the views, the rest, the sleep and the yurts again. It is a little paradise on earth. I feel relaxed and happy. Hope to come back soon.", edited

  • Review by Cherryl from London, UK

    " WOW! What an incredible place to spend a very happy and relaxing week. The food has been consistently amazing, the yurt was cosy and comfortable, the views and sunsets spectacular and the yoga classes in the morning were glorious. I had a truly wonderful time - as in, full of wonder. Thank you!", edited

  • Review by Eivind from Norway

    "Both the healthy food and the yoga has done wonders for body and mind. I will treasure this week for a long time."

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  • Review by Gea from the Netherlands

    "The retreat was heaven! The place is beautiful, the food is lovely, the yoga was very nice and you are the most calm en relaxed people! It was exactly what I needed. In addition you inspired me to go back to my plans to start a different way of living!"

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  • Review by Kim from UK

    "This has been an AMAZING holiday! So far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city and our usual lives. Fantastic yoga, wonderful people and a memorable stay."

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  • Review by Gwenn from Holland, the Netherlands

    "It has been such a great pleasure staying here, feeling the love, the nature, the amazing yoga classes. It has been such a nice way to relax and learn about spirituality and myself. the way you live here and have us here is very inspiring to me as well. I also really enjoyed the food. I am sure my stay here will be one of the things I look back to very happily when I am an old lady. Love Gwenn."

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  • Review by Kelly and Jane from UK

    "As meat eaters this was our first vegan/vegetarian experience and we were more than pleasantly surprised. The food has been both delicious and beautifully presented, and very filling. 10 out of 10 for the amazing food. The yoga with jo was both well taught and relaxing. Also the afternoon trips were great as Nuno has a great deal of local knowledge. We loved our yurt and views were glorious especially in the morning. It's been a joy to wake up here. See you next year."

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  • Review by Jennifer from the Netherlands

    "I want to thank Fiona and everyone else who made this such a wonderful vacation! I can truly say that I'm leaving much more relaxed and stress free than when I came. The yoga classes are great - Jo is a great teacher. Yoga in a studio is nothing compared to doing yoga on the outdoor deck. Fiona's cooking is great and the surroundings are beautiful. I could definitely come back again."

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