Your Own Private Haven
The Algarve is an idyllic setting for Yoga and Yoga inspired holidays. Here in southern Portugal, the rolling brush covered hills retire at the seaside forming a vivid and dramatic coastline. Our Yoga Retreats and Holidays connect with the natural world happening around us.
We also run retreats in Turkey and 'Urban Escapes' in other European destinations
(see retreat listings for precise locations).
Monte Velho and Quinta da Rosa are stunning locations. Check out the photo gallery below.
Monte Velho, Carrapateira
Quinta da Rosa, Figueira
Our Yoga Retreat Centres
We currently run our yoga retreats and holidays at two different venues in the South-western Algarve.
The Yoga Surf Holidays, Yoga Delight Holidays and the Hormone Yoga Retreats are taking place at Quinta da Rosa, located in between Salema and Figueira at the south coast. It is a charming rustic house with a lovely meditation garden and swimming pool. There are 3 beautiful beaches within walking distance.
The Yoga Detox Retreats are taking place in Monte Velho, a breath taking Yoga Retreat venue standing with a very large round yoga hall, sitting on top of the hills of the Algarve's west coast. Both estates are peaceful and tranquil settings, which suit very well to our yoga holidays. Each retreat center is within walking/cycling distance to the ocean (20 min walk from Quinta da Rosa, 45 min bike ride from Monte Velho.)
At all our retreats we offer very delicious and nutritious vegetarian food, made from regional fresh produce purchased mostly from local (where ever possible biological) farmer's markets. We stay away from wheat, life yeast, refined sugars (except local honey), coffee, black tea, alcohol, meat, fish and processed foods for all our yoga holidays. We cater for special diets (for ex vegan is very easy to adapt), but if the diet is complicated, extra charges may apply.
All our yoga retreats and holidays are suitable for beginners, intermediates, and experienced yogis. In our view, the most advanced yogi is not the one that masters the most difficult poses, but the one that is connected to his or her body and who shines with compassion. Everyone is welcome!
We do highly recommend that you stay clear of any toxic activities that interfere with the high-energy build up to your yoga holiday program. We do ask that our clients refrain from taking alcohol, nicotine or any other drugs for the duration of your stay, especially in the yoga detox retreats.
We promise to put all our love into the teaching, food, yoga and all other activities. All meals are included. It is a holiday where you can truly come and relax. No cooking, no washing up, no organizing and you don't even need an alarm clock.
There is internet access in both of the venues.
In order to confirm your space we ask for a 50% reservation deposit (cancellation policy). Nowadays many of our retreats / holidays fill up, so it is advisable to secure your spaces early.
Our Yoga Retreats begin on Sunday evening at 6pm (arrival time between 3 and 6pm) and finish Saturday morning after breakfast (10am). The closest airport to fly too is Faro, 1.15 hours to Quinta da Rosa in Figueira, and 1.30 hours to Monte Velho in Carrapateira.
Airport Transfers and airline tickets are not included in the price. Please contact us for airport transfer solutions. The accommodation, meals, classes, courses, equipment etc. are included in the package price.