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Yoga and Sustainable Cooking Retreat in Portugal

Look deep into nature, and then, you will understand everything better. During this week of yoga and conscious cooking, you will dive into your own inner nature and look at what nature provides around you. You will be learning how to cook sustainably with healthy plant-based, organic, and local produce, mindfully eating and transforming foods through fermentation. All not forgetting the most important components: deliciousness, sharing, and joy.

Meet the instructors

Shaini
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Highlights

  • 3 conscious cooking workshops
  • Daily morning and evening yoga classes
  • Visit a local organic market with beautiful fresh produce
  • Delicious and healthy recipes, including recipes for a sweet tooth
  • 3 healthy, abundant plant-based meals a day, and all water and herbal tea
  • Use of the yoga mats and the swimming pool​
  • 1 mindful eating workshop
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch, Portuguese
Group size: 4-12 participants
Airport transfer available:
Faro Airport (US$118 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access

Wake up to the sound of nature and the distant sound of the ocean. All the 5 ensuite bedrooms have recently been lovingly renovated. Open your glass doors out onto your own private patio either overlooking the swimming pool and natural park or the well-tended gardens. Barefoot luxury, enjoying nature at its fullest. The house is recently, lovingly renovated with 5 ensuite bedrooms either with stunning views of the gardens or the natural park. All the rooms have big door windows so that nature can be enjoyed to its fullest. The house is refurbished with barefoot luxury and in line with Yogaion's sustainable ethics, the house gets all its warm water by solar power and heating comes from an amazing masonry stove heating up the whole place if needed.

There is a swimming pool overlooking a beautiful valley of trees and bushes and in the valley, there is an organic garden. All the rooms have a mezzanine with an extra bed and two beds in the bottom, they also have their own private, ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet.

Program

During this retreat, there will be twice daily yoga classes giving us a chance to explore our inner landscapes & body movements. Becoming aware of our mind & own organic structure in which we reside. On Wednesday evening there will be no yoga as we will visit a local, organic market with beautiful fresh produce.

It will be an inspiring week of connecting, learning new delicious plant based recipes to take home, exploration & mindfulness.

A taste of the retreat

  • Daily morning & evening yoga classes
  • Mindful eating workshop
  • Tour to the organic evening market
  • Breakfast buffet packed with loads of yummy foods.
  • Salads for all seasons – including the basics of making dressing, composing salads and garnishes.
  • Soulful soups
  • Fermentation course
  • Conscious cooking workshops
  • Healthy lunch recipes.
  • Sweet and natural - delicious and healthy recipes for a sweet tooth.
  • Cupboard essentials for the natural kitchen.
  • Foundation in cooking a variety of grains, beans and pulses
  • Complete pack of all recipes cooked over the course

Sample daily schedule

  • 07.30 Wake up to the sound of nature
  • 08.00 Morning yoga class
  • 09.30 Yummy breakfast
  • 11.00 Conscious cooking workshop
  • 14.00 Share the food at lunch
  • 15.00 Chill by the pool, walk to the beach, check out the organic gardens or just relax.
  • 18.00 Restorative yoga class
  • 19.30 Delicious dinner

Instructors

Shaini Verdon

Retreat location

All the retreats will be held in an amazing house amidst nature on the south-west coast of Portugal right in the middle of the Costa Vicentina natural park. Only a few kilometers away from two amazing wild beaches and the rota Vicentina hiking track passes right in front of the house. Close to the lovely town of Aljezur and a 20-minute ride from Lagos.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be served with three healthy, abundant plant based meals a day. All meals are cooked and prepared freshly by loving hands every single day! Most of the food you will eat will be organic and locally sourced.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Whole food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

  • Massage treatments (1 hour 45 EUR / 1.5 hour 60 EUR)
  • Human design session (overview 55 EUR / full session 85 EUR)
  • Private mindfulness session (45 EUR per session)
  • Group surf lesson (45 EUR per session)

What's included

  • 6 nights stay at Costa Vicentina retreat house
  • 3 conscious cooking workshops
  • Trip to organic market
  • 5 morning & 4 evening yoga classes
  • 1 mindful eating workshop
  • 3 healthy, abundant plant based meals a day
  • All water & herbal tea
  • All yoga mats etc
  • Use of swimming pool​
  • Lots of joy, laughter & togetherness

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfer
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Yogaion can arrange airport transfer at an extra cost to the retreat in Aljezur or you can rent a car. If you fly to Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), you can take a train or bus to Lagos and from there a taxi to the retreat. If you fly to Seville Airport (SVQ), take a bus to Lagos and from there a taxi to the retreat.

Airport: Faro Airport Airport transfer available: Faro Airport (US$118 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
7 days / 6 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

Availability

Arrival: Saturday August 14, 2021
Departure: Friday August 20, 2021

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