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The Yoga and Mindfulness retreat is part of the amazing Yoga, Surf & Mindfulness retreat. It is going to be an unforgettable experience amidst the most amazing settings of the Algarvian west coast of Portugal. Come and experience a wonderful, nourishing mixture of superb Iyengar yoga, mindfulness, meditation, an exquisite treatment and the best healthy, nutritious, yummy food.
Airport transfer available:
Faro Airport (US$123 per person)
The farmhouse consists of two buildings with five ensuite bedrooms and a big inside yoga room. The whole house is stunningly rebuilt and completely restored in a barefoot luxurious way. The house is very cozy, walking from one room to the next. Both houses have big living rooms with comfy sofas and a fireplace for those chilly evenings. There is a big luxurious farm kitchen where all the great meals will be prepared and laughter will be shared.
The yoga room is a big open inside space perfect for all the classes. This is the most amazing place to host a retreat, an escape away from the crowds, a place to get centered again, to come home.
You will have the options between shared, double or dingle room. All the ensuite rooms are luxurious, with each room having their own bathroom. Please note that the shared rooms are not always double they are either twin or triple, this is not bookable beforehand and depends what will be available.
The house is only a 10-minute drive from one of the most beautiful beaches Portugal has to offer: Praia do Amoreira with its lagoons and amazing waves. All other great beaches are all in the vicinity.
The eco farmhouse is set amidst a coastal national park. It's a self sustainable house connected to solar panels. The big pool is definitely one of the best features of the house and is completely filled with salt water so no chlorine added.
All the food during the Yoga, Surf & Nourish Retreats is local and organic coming either straight from the organic farms down the road or from the farmers market. This means that most of the waste is biodegradable and for any other waste there will be a full on recycling program. There is also a towel and sheet program, so that their will be no waste with the washing machine.
Set in a stunning beach house overlooking the ocean surrounded by beautiful nature, the retreat is set up in such a way that everyone gets what they are looking for choosing from the following three packages: Yoga & Surf, Yoga, Surf & Mindfulness, Yoga & Mindfulness. You can contact Yogaion for more information regarding the other retreats. During this Yoga & Mindfulness retreat, there will be twice daily Iyengar yoga classes, aligning the body, mind, and being.
You will start the morning with a more invigorating class, working through alignment principles connecting the intelligence of the brain with the space of the heart. During the day, there will be either an amazing mindfulness session, a wonderful treatment, or inspiring meditation. Connecting this all together is the wonderful food people will share. Based on a healthy, nourishing diet including superfoods. Most of the ingredients are organic, seasonal, and definitely absolutely delicious. During the retreats, the groups will be kept small no more than 8-10 yogis, so that everyone gets the personal attention they need and the ambiance can become one of the friends.
The retreat will be held in yet another stunning setting amidst the national park of Costa Vicentina on the South West coast of Portugal, in a secluded sustainable, eco farmhouse surrounded by amazing an garden, cork and pine forest, and added with a lush and big salt water swimming pool.
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At Yogaion, the vegan or vegetarian meals are prepared with simple, fresh, local, mostly organic ingredients and most importantly, love! They are served without any added processed sugars or other processed ingredients.
Shivani will be cooking all the delicious meals during the week, lovingly preparing all the food, creating mouthwatering delicious meals from breakfast to dinner and dessert. If there are any other dietary allergies or intolerances please let Yogaion know before you book, as they will try to accommodate for you as best as they can. If you are joining the Yoga & Nourish or the Yoga, Surf & Nourish, you will have a chance to learn how to cook some of these amazing recipes!
The Southwest Algarve and Vicentine Coast Natural Park is also a great place for hiking, as the Vicentina trail goes all the way from Sagres to Sines and passes just in front of the house. You can find more info about the amazing trails online.
Other activities you can enjoy include hiking, walking, going to the beach, treatments, and watching the stars at night. Extra massage treatments can be booked for 45 EUR for one hour or 65 EUR for one hour and 30 minutes.
Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO) or Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). From Faro Airport, you can rent a car. Yogaion can arrange airport transfer to the Eco Farmhouse in Abris, Aljezur. Airport transfer from Faro airport (105 EUR one way can be shared with 3 others).
From Lisbon Airport, you can take a train or bus to Lagos, then taxi to the retreat. Bus / train to Lagos and taxi (45 EUR taxi). Lisbon airport, train / bus to Lagos and then taxi (45 EUR taxi).