Portugal Retreat (sold out)

October 9th-14th, 2024

(Sold out – please join us next February in Guatemala!) For this retreat, in the Algarve region of Portugal nestled between the ocean and a beautiful fishing village, a feast for all the senses! Our private retreat space has been rated as one of the top ten retreat destinations in the world by Travel & Leisure, Forbes, Elle Magazine, and others.

What to Expect

Twice Daily Yoga

Mornings begin with quiet morning meditations followed by creative, intelligent vinyasa flow practices. Evenings are inspired Yin practices with accompanying Sound Bath.

Exploration, Play, Rest

The retreat includes a therapeutic massage onsite, an excursion trip to a vineyard for wine tasting and each day will have an optional activity including boat trip, art, hiking and free time. Or make the day yours to rest with a book by the pool or explore the village! …It’s up to you!

Eat Clean. Eat Well.

This retreat will be a total culinary delight. With inspiration from Portuguese, local and European cuisine. Our local chef will spoil us with delectable delights for your senses. The food will be light, colorful, and healthy. There will be plenty of coffee, tea, and fruit as well! Breakfast and dinner are at our villa, lunch is up to you, go discover and enjoy in the village or take a ferry!


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Join us on an exclusive yoga retreat to the Algarve, the stunning southern coastline of Portugal, a region blessed with beaches, picturesque fishing villages and 300 days of sunshine per year. Unlike most retreats, this one will be set in a lovingly restored historic villa in the heart of an Algarve old town, a place unspoiled by mass tourism. Known for its earthy charm, cobbled streets, bohemian art scene, and warm hospitable people, this is a place to reconnect with a slower, seasonal way of life, and with a genuine community of creative, like-minded souls. Our home away from home is easy walking distance to fabulous waterfront markets, charming family run restaurants, and ferries to the outlying islands. Enjoy the onsite spa treatments, relaxing pool time, wine tasting at a nearby vineyard, salt flats, bike tours, hiking, paddle boarding, “Dead Sea” Bathing… and amazing European cuisine. A bespoke yoga experience in an authentic setting, add a private chef and lots of time to explore, and sit back to witness the magic.


Accommodation Options

*prices are per person

SOLD OUT *Wonderful* Private Suite

(2 suites available) Spacious, luxurious private suite, the ultimate experience for one.

$2,999 USD


SOLD OUT *Special* Private Room

(1 room available) Beautiful and cozy private room with vaulted ceilings and private bath for one.

$2,689 USD


SOLD OUT *Exceptional* Double Suite

(1 spots left) Exquisite Signature Suites featuring luxurious details and a truly elevated experience and spa-like private bathroom.

$2,499 USD


SOLD OUT *Exceptional* Double Suite *Wonderful* Double Suite

Spacious Double Suite with uniquely European decor for 2 people to enjoy sharing – either a couple or 2 friends.

$2,200 USD


SOLD OUT *Exceptional* Double Suite *Special* Double Room

These are double rooms for 2 people, cozy beauty with private baths  – either for a couple or 2 friends.

$1,999 USD


FAQ

What’s Included?
  • Transportation to/from the Faro airport on 10/9 and 10/14.
  • Luxury accommodations: each room has an ensuite private bathroom, modern walk-in shower, heated flooring, organic bath products, 100% cotton luxury linens and bath towels, artwork by local artists.
  • 2 meals per day:  large breakfast/brunch and dinner each day of mouth-watering menus
  • Curated Practices: 2 yoga practices per day, morning meditations as well as evening Yin and Sounds Bath all week long.
  • A one-hour signature massage using organic LA-EVA products in a private treatment room with world-class massage therapists.
  • Wine-tasting + lunch group excursion to a local winery.
  • Top of the line yoga equipment  –  mat, blanket, blocks, bolster pillow, eye pillow and massage balls.
  • Access to both the indoor and outdoor yoga spaces as well as the indoor meditation room.
  • Bespoke amenities: Rooftop pool and lounge, multiple sun decks, game room, library, living room, gourmet kitchen, and boutique.
  • Use of handmade Portuguese wicker baskets & hats, Turkish pool towels, plastic-free water bottles and umbrellas for the beach while staying at the house.
  • Coffee, tea, snacks and water anytime.
What’s not Included?
  • Airfare travel to/from Faro, Portugal 
  • Lunches on your own, snacks, alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for staff
  • Optional excursions, additional spa treatments
Can I come alone or with a friend?

Yes! If you come as a couple or as 2 friends you can room with your person, or if you are enrolling alone we can match you with someone else to share a room with 2 beds. There are limited private singles if you prefer privacy.

Where do I fly into?

You will fly into Faro, Portugal airport where it will be a short 20-minute transport to our retreat venue and we will pick you up.

How do I reserve my spot? Is there a payment plan?

Simply choose your accommodation and click the link to pay for non-refundable $600 deposit. Next, we will break up your balance into monthly payments and charge your credit card at the 1st of each month until you are paid in full. Or, get a 5% discount by paying in full via check.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

There is a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. We do understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur, but because of our pre-retreat financial obligations to the center, deposits cannot not be refunded. Before you sign up, please make sure this is a retreat you can the make time and space to attend. Full payment is due 90 days before the start of the retreat. We highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance just to be safe.

What will the food be like?

The food will be so, so, SO good! This is a mostly vegetarian retreat, but fear not, omnivore friends – it will be protein rich, colorful, plentiful and delicious as can be, seafood eggs and meat will also be on the menu! There will also be tea and coffee in abundance. Hearty breakfast/brunch will be provided and lunches are free to discover on your own in the town.

What kinds of amenities will there be?

We have our own gorgeous Villa with over 1000sqm of internal space and 560sqm of external space including:

Each bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom (with walk-in shower, and in one, with an additional free-standing bath). None are smaller than 13sqm, with the largest being 32sqm (excluding in each case bathroom and outside spaces).

Rooftop pool and pool bar, rooftop yoga decks, indoor yoga space , meditation room, two dedicated massage/treatment rooms, multiple terraces and outdoor sitting areas for communal entertaining or sneaking away to read a book, games room with pool table, large living room with open fireplace, library opening onto a central courtyard, large contemporary domestic kitchen, opening onto a large terrace with tables and seating for 24 in comfort [the terrace also has a charcoal BBQ and separate open fireplace to extend the dining out season], industrial prep kitchen, large entrance hall – for flexible use, laundry and more.

What’s the weather like in October?

In the Algarve Region of Portugal we will find amazing comfortable temperatures with sunny days in the 70s to cooler nights in the 60s.

The Algarve, situated on the southernmost region of Mainland Portugal, has more sunshine per year than California. Octobers in the Algarve are relatively warm, with an average daily maximum of 23.2 ºC and lows of 14 ºC during the night. The high season crowds have all gone home, but the sun is still shining and there’s plenty going on.

September and October are two of the best months to visit Portugal. The weather is still warm and pleasant, and the temperatures are much more manageable for sightseeing or hiking. It’s also a wonderful time to visit many of Portugal’s wineries with the grape harvest in full swing. The beaches are also much quieter.

Can you accommodate my dietary restrictions?

Yes! We have hired a private chef to cook for our group all week and we they will be able to fulfill your requests as much as possible. If you have a anaphylactic serious allergy to anything at all please let us know ahead of time so we can make sure we can accommodate your needs.

What’s a typical day look like? (sample itinerary)
  • 7:00 AM Sunrise rooftop meditation (optional)
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm coffee/tea/juice is served
  • 8:00 – 9:30 pm Morning Yoga session includes a dynamic practice
  • 9:30 AM Hearty Breakfast/brunch
  • Optional adventures or rest, pool time
  • Lunch as you choose on your own in Olhao town (walking distance)
  • 6:00 Yin Yoga + Sound Bath
  • 7:00 pm Dinner at sunset, followed by social or quiet time
  • 10:00 light’s out
What are some of the Optional Excursions?
  • Olhao Market on Saturday
  • Pontoon Boat excursion
  • Ferry ride to the surrounding islands
  • Beach Day
  • Float in the “Dead Sea” salt flats
  • Guided Mountain Biking Tour
  • Hiking tour
  • Ceramic art class
  • Surfing lesson
  • Standup Paddleboarding
  • Day Trip to caves of Algarve
  • Horse-back riding
  • Fishing

Need help deciding? Call or text us (360) 671-0198