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The Yoga & Surf 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 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, and the best healthy, nutritious, yummy food!
The farm house 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. 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.
Shared, double or single accommodations are available. All the en-suite 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.
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 & Nourish, or Yoga & Nourish.
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. 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.
Connecting this all together is the wonderful food you will share. Based on a healthy, nourishing diet. Mostly organic and seasonal and definitely absolutely delicious. Cooking a smorgasbord of different dishes so that everyone can have a choice of what they enjoy and even people with dietary allergies and intolerances will be in for a treat.
During the retreats the groups will be kept small no more than 8-10 surfing yogis, so that everyone gets the personal attention they need and the ambiance can become one of friends.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (School of Yoga Institute)
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.
All the retreats 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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Monthly recommended wetsuit
At Yogaion, the vegan or vegetarian meals are prepared with simple, fresh, local, mostly organic ingredients and most importantly, love! 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 intolerance please let Yogaion know before you book, and they will try to accommodate for you as best as possible. 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 are 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. 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 at 45 EUR for one hour or 60 EUR for an hour and a half.
Transfer available for additional US$119 per person
Lisbon Portela Airport
Transfer not provided
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).