Kathleen O Regan
from Great Britain, September 2017
"Fab 3 day yoga retreat in Portugal"
Really enjoyed my 3 days at this yoga retreat. Tony very flexible as to what days I could book.
The yoga sessions were great! Tony was able to spend alot of time correcting and ensuring we were doing the postures correctly!
Tony was very accommodating and worked hard at ensuring we had a pleasant few days at the retreat.
I would recommend this retreat and may go back myself in the future!
For me Ashtanga is quite challenging, but Tony, the teacher, did a great job. We were a group of 2 resp. 3 students and he gave very good attention to our different levels and also interests. To my opinion Tony is a great yoga teacher and he seems to really love what he does. He did not get tired of making corrections at our postures, which were absolutely necessary and also important, as I trust nobody wants to practice or continue practicing the wrong way, which can eventually even do harm to our body. I very much liked the small size of the group, too.
The location is absolutely nice. Very quiet and in the countryside, no neighbours and a beautiful view ... I really liked that! The rooms are nice as well, and I only shared the bathroom with one other student, that was perfect. Pick up and return to the train station in Santa Comba Dao worked perfectly.
Considering the food, I felt very spoilt. I loved everything and miss it already very much. Although I only eat vegan at home myself, I do have to improve my cooking and baking skills. ;-)
I also enjoyed the fact that the classes were not "esoteric", which is normal according to my information for Ashtanga, but not for all yoga retreats. (I am saying this although I also practice Kundalini Yoga at home, which I feel is quite spiritual and I do like that, as well.)
There was also WiFi available, which worked perfectly with my Fairphone. - Maybe it would have been even more relaxing without internet, but of course that's up to myself.
I can truly recommend this place!