Yoga Retreat Portugal
Monte Velho Eco Retreat, Portugal
30th April – 6th May 2018
From £620 per person
Join us for this long-awaited trip to the beautiful south-west Algarve, for a week of inspiring individualised yoga, glorious nature and divine food!
6 nights in the beautiful, natural surroundings at Monte Velho Retreat Centre, Carrapateira, with yoga twice a day and options to walk to the beach, take surf lessons or holistic horse riding, lake swimming, hiking, trail running, quiet contemplation and friendship making.
An example day on our yoga retreat
- 8 – 10am a led dynamic Vinyasa yoga practice with Helen Clare
- 10 – 11am bountiful brunch
- Relax, wander, go to the beach, swim in the lake, surf, horse ride, sauna, massage
- Healthy and plentiful fruit and snacks will be available throughout the day
- 4 – 6pm yoga practice workshop and a led Yin yoga class with Helen
- 6 – 7pm dinner
- Sunset walks, meditation and relaxation before bed
Your yoga practice at Monte Velho
Helen Clare will be your exclusive teacher during this week long retreat, teaching both Vinyasa Flow morning classes and Yin classes in the evening, while introducing simple yet effective techniques for you to incorporate into your own regular practice at home in the short afternoon workshops. The small group size allows Helen to give each guest the individual attention required to modify a unique practice.
Taught by Helen, each evening will commence with a short workshop style class, followed by deeply relaxing yin yoga to lengthen and calm the body and mind, recovering from the day’s activity and preparing for a rejuvenating sleep in this extraordinarily peaceful location.
Each short afternoon workshop will gently introduce you to yoga techniques, breathing and simple exercises, to incorporate into the start of your morning practice, preparing the body and mind for the led morning class and allowing you to receive the most benefit from the morning yoga practice.
Your morning practice begins at 8 am, with time to practice what you have learned in the afternoon workshops before the led element begins at 8.30 am. For the next 90 minutes Helen will lead you through a dynamic and energising, strengthening yet opening Vinyasa Flow class.
Yoga Retreat Food
Guests will be fully catered for by the chefs at Monte Velho, with vegan and vegetarian brunch and dinner each day. The food will take on the flavours of the beautiful region of Portugal, and will be delicious and energising. We are providing a bountiful brunch, so our guests are re-energised after the morning practice but also free to use their time before the afternoon yoga practice to explore the local area, or simply be in this beautiful retreat space.
The local area and things to do
From up on the ‘monte’ take in the forest, sea and beach views. Immerse yourself in nature when walking through the many acres and kilometres of trails. Go horse riding, book a surf lesson or relax in the on-site spa, with sauna, steam room and massage.
The retreat accommodation and prices
Monte Velho is an eco retreat, working in balance and harmony with the natural surroundings, with the intention of sharing this sustainable living experience to all their guests. The main house and grounds are full of calm and peaceful spaces to relax and absorb the luscious surroundings. Each of the bedrooms are beautifully decorated and have a terrace and hammock and private bathrooms. You have a choice of rooms ranging from the 6 bed dorm, which has it’s own outdoor bathroom, feels part of the forest and is close to the shala; triple and double or twin rooms with private bathroom and terrace; the Forest Cabin which has two bedrooms and a small kitchen and has the most amazing sunset view, or a room on your own.
Pay in full when booking and save 5%
Female 6 bed dorm room £620
Triple room £790
Twin/ Double room £920
Forest cabin (2 couples/ 4 friends coming together) £980
Single room £1180
All prices are per person. A £250 deposit is required upon booking, or pay in full and receive a 5% discount.
Included in your Yoga Retreat
- 6 nights stay
- 6 evening workshops and restorative Yin yoga classes
- 6 morning energising yoga classes
- Use of the natural swimming lake and loungers, access to the retreat grounds and trails
- Dinner on Monday evening, a plentiful brunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday, and breakfast Sunday morning
- Travel to Monte Velho Retreat Centre, Portugal
- Surf lessons
- Holistic Riding
- Massage, sauna, steam room spa sessions
Travel and Tips while in Portugal
While it is possible to be completely happy staying and exploring everything the retreat Monte Velho has to offer, if you know you would like to explore more of what the local region has to offer then hiring a car for your stay is highly recommended.
For those of you not hiring a car we will liaise closer to the time about organising group airport transfers via taxi to minimise expense. Please let us know in plenty of time if you are interested in this option.
Suggested Flights: Fly with British Airways and/ or Monarch from Gatwick to Faro, from only £96 return. Flights are also available from Newquay, Bristol and many other UK airports to Faro.
Transport times to the retreat from Faro is approximately 1 hr 30 mins.
Please arrive at Monte Velho from 4pm on Monday 30th April. We will aim to have our first class around 5pm that evening.
Rooms must be vacated by 10am on Sunday 6th May.
£250 deposit is required to secure your place on this fantastic retreat.
Complete the Booking Form and you will be sent an invoice.
Terms and Conditions
Payment Terms & Conditions: A non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place, the remainder is due no later than 6 weeks before the start of the retreat, for which you will receive an invoice. If your payment is not received 6 weeks prior, your place will be offered to another. In the event of cancellation: 60 days or more prior to the retreat: Your entire payment will be refunded, less £250 which is your deposit. 59-30 days prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable, but are transferable (less £250 deposit) to a future retreat. 29 days or less prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable.