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7 Days Mindfulness, Surf, and Yoga Retreat Algarve, Portugal

Full-Package Yoga Retreat Portugal

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 10 participants
All meals included
Airport transfer available

The retreat is going to be an unforgettable experience amidst the most amazing settings of the Algarvian west coast of Portugal. In a stunning beach house overlooking the ocean surrounded by stunning nature, come and experience a wonderful nourishing mixture of superb Iyengar yoga, great surf by highly qualified teachers, a mindfulness session, and the best healthy, nutritious, and yummy food! The retreat is set up in such a way that everyone can get the most of the nourishment, surf, and yoga.

Meet the instructors

Shaini
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Highlights

  • 10 Iyengar yoga classes
  • 3-day fun beginner surf lessons
  • An inspiring mindfulness session
  • Yoga mats, surf gears, and recipes
  • 3 daily healthy vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, Portuguese, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
Airport transfer available:
Faro Airport (US$122 per person)
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Accommodation

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

This retreat will take place in a secluded sustainable eco farmhouse surrounded by an amazing garden and cork and pine forest and added with a lush and big saltwater swimming pool. The farmhouse consists of two buildings with five en-suite 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.

The place is the most amazing place to host a retreat, an escape away from the crowds, a place to get centered again, and to come home. You will stay in a shared, double, or single accommodations, all available with ensuite bathroom. All the en-suite rooms are luxurious, with each room having their own bathroom.

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.There is also a towel and sheet program so that there will be no waist with the washing machine.

Program

In this 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 and connecting the intelligence of the brain with the space of the heart. In the evening, after a splendid day of surf, there will be a restorative session, calming the senses and relaxing the body.

The surf will give you a chance to connect with the ocean and see some of the most beautiful beaches around. Furthermore, all the surf lessons will be given by the qualified and amazing team of Future Surf School. This retreat also includes a wonderful and inspiring mindfulness session on a surf-free day. Connecting this all together is the wonderful food everyone will share, based on a healthy, nourishing diet including Superfoods.

Mostly organic and seasonal and definitely absolutely delicious. During the retreat, the group will be kept small of no more than eight - ten surfing yogis, so that everyone can get the personal attention they need and the ambiance can become one of friends.

Example day

  • 07:30 Wake up to the sound of the ocean
  • 08:00 Inspiring yoga class
  • 09:30 Yummy breakfast
  • 11:00 Surf pick up
  • Surf and lunch at the beach
  • 18:00 Restorative yoga class
  • 19:30 Delicious dinner
  • 20:30 Go out to watch the stars or sit by the fireplace

Instructors

Shaini Verdon
School of Yoga Institute Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
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.

Location

This retreat will be held in yet another stunning setting amidst the national park of Costa Vicentina on the south-west coast of Portugal. The house is only ten minutes’ 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. Costa Vincentina National 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.

Nearby places

  • Praia do Amoreira - 10 minutes’ drive

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Stargazing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Bicycle rental

Food

At Yogaion, the vegan / vegetarian meals are prepared with simple, fresh, local, mostly organic ingredients, and most importantly, love! All of them are prepared without any added processed sugars or other processed ingredients. All the food during the retreat 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 recycling program. There is also a towel and sheet program so that there will be no waste with the washing machine. Shivani will be cooking all the delicious meals during the week, lovingly prepare 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 good as they can. Besides, you will have a chance to learn how to cook some of these amazing recipes.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • 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)

  • Hiking in the Costa Vicentina National Park
  • Massage treatments for 45 EUR per hour / 60 EUR per 1.5 hours

What's included

  • 10 Iyengar yoga classes
  • 3 days of beginner surf lessons
  • Mindfulness session
  • All yoga mats
  • All surf gears
  • Recipes of the week
  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • Transport to and from the beach
  • 3 healthy, abundant vegetarian meals a day
  • All filtered water and herbal tea

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Extra massage treatments
  • Bicycle rent

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO) or Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

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).

Arrival by bus or taxi

From Lisbon Airport, you can take a train or a bus to Lagos, then a taxi to the retreat. The taxi ride is approximately 45 EUR. Lisbon airport, train/bus to Lagos and then taxi (45 EUR taxi).

Airport: Faro Airport Airport transfer available: Faro Airport (US$122 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.
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