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Yogaion

Yogaion offers a range of beautiful, peaceful, and tranquil yoga retreats in the most beautiful settings of Portugal.

Instructors 4

Shaini Verdon

Shaini was able to make her dream come true at the Southwest coast of the Algarve, Portugal because of her passions for yoga, surf, and healthy nutrition. Combining all of these is the ultimate lifestyle for her. She tries using these passions to deeply connect with the beautiful nature around her and within her. Her teaching is based on proper alignment, verbal, and precise hands-on adjustments and bringing inner awareness into her student’s practice. She creates a warm, safe, and loving space, so that yoga becomes a spiritual practice and connection for each of her students.

School of Yoga Institute Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

Maria Do Carmo

Maria is a menstrual cycle and fertility awareness facilitator and a doula. Her journey towards knowing her own body has led her to the path of women’s empowerment and she loves working intensively with women, and their cycles of life. Maria has inspired many women (and their partners) to choose for health and body friendly options for menstrual management, natural birth control, and fertility management.

Poppy Burr

Poppy holds a first-class Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Herbal Medicine from Middlesex University and is a member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (MCPP). She’s been practicing as a medical herbalist for three years. Through completing her BSc, Poppy learned how to integrate conventional knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and pathology with holistic medicine theory and practice.

Elisabeth Tiesinga

Elisabeth is a qualified mindfulness teacher since 2012. She is currently in an advanced teacher training for certification, with See True Mindfulness Institute in the Netherland. Under the name Dyota, she hosts the 8-week MBSR training, workshops and other mindfulness activities in Portugal. She has been hosting mindfulness workshops for Yogaion since 2013. Besides being passionate about sharing mindfulness, she enjoys practicing yoga, surf, and meditation and living a basic lifestyle in nature with her partner, 2,5 year-old-daughter, and dog.

Testimonials 5

Olivia Switzerland

TripAdvisor

I did the yoga+nourish retreat and it was just perfect, relaxing and restorative. Shaini is a great teacher with a lot of knowledge and a very warm personality, making your stay unforgettable. The house, the food and the treatments were fantastic too. If you want to improve your yoga and have a relaxing time surrounded by great nature and great people, this is exactly what you should do.

A Guest Belgium

TripAdvisor

The Yogaion Retreat is heaven! Shaini is the perfect teacher to discover or to know better yoga and yourself. The location is perfect and the food amazing. I wish I could stay there longer. will go back for sure!

A guest Yogaion

Trip Advisor

Myself & 2 friends spent a glorious 6 days at this yoga & nourish retreat. Shaini is an amazing yoga teacher, taking time to get to know everyone ( there were 9 of us on the retreat). Shavani did the vegetarian/vegan cooking & all the food was prepared with love & the tastes were delicious. Liz is the 'go too' woman for everything else & she does a great job, nothing was too much trouble for her. I had a lovely relaxing massage too.

All the rooms were very comfortable & spotlessly clean with plenty of spaces to relax both inside & outside the house. This is an 'off grid' property. If you are considering hiring a car I would advise either 4x4 or a high off the ground one as the drive up from the main road is more 'off road', but car hire is not essential.

Diana P

Trip Advisor

Not long back from wonderful yoga and nourish retreat at Shaini's Yogaion hideaway. Beautiful house in stunning location "far from the madding crowd" .. perfect escape.

Excellent yoga tuition by Shaini, wonderful vegetarian food created daily by Shivani to nourish body and soul . Shaini is ably supported by her PA Liz allowing her the time to devote full attention to her students. Shared our time there with a lovely group of people .. a lot of laughs along the way .. thanks everyone

A guest

Trip Advisor

A superb house in a remote location but just a 5 min walk from a lovely beach. A great introduction to Iyengar yoga in the mornings and evenings. Surfing at Amado beach during the days was fantastic fun but risking injury if not careful. Full board vegetarian food was unbelievably good and we're now looking into macrobiotic diets.

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