Unplug and Reset Portugal Yoga Retreat
You deserve a break from the busy, ‘always on’ world we live in. This 7-day yoga and mindfulness retreat will provide you with sanctuary and peace of mind as well as help cultivate resilience for managing your emotional wellness so that life can be more manageable – all while reconnecting to what brings joy every day!
Imagine embarking on a rejuvenating week away in the breathtaking south of Lisbon, where each day is carefully crafted to provide a perfect balance of relaxation and adventure.
Our journey will commence with a 90-minute yoga and meditation class each morning, setting the tone for a tranquil day ahead.
With our spirits lifted and our bodies nourished by a scrumptious vegetarian brunch, we will have ample free time to explore the alluring local beaches or practice our surfing skills amidst the stunning ocean.
The picturesque villages around the area offer a charming alternative for those who prefer to absorb the rich culture and heritage of this enchanting region.
Come afternoon, our focus will shift to a more mildly-paced yin or restorative class, accompanied by pranayama workshops aimed at unifying our minds and bodies, and delving deeper into our yoga practice.
As evening falls, we will share exquisite organic meals, lovingly prepared to indulge our taste buds and nourish our bodies, reflecting on the experiences of the day with our fellow retreat-goers.
One of the highlights of our week will be a mid-week excursion, where we will embark on a Setubal wine tour, offering an intimate glimpse into the venerable wine culture of Portugal.
Surrounded by sprawling vineyards, we will relish a gourmet lunch meticulously prepared on-site, adding yet another unforgettable memory to our extraordinary retreat experience in the south of Lisbon.
Dates: 9-15th June 2023
Venue: Villa Epicurea, south Portugal.
Nearest Airport: Lisbon, Portugal.
Packages start at 2095€ per person triple-share and include:
— 6 nights luxury accommodation.
— Daily yoga classes, twice a day.
— Healthy vegetarian meals (early morning tea & coffee and dried fruits, brunch, light snack and dinner). Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
— Introduction into mindfulness practices.
— Daily guided meditation.
— Breathwork workshop.
— Guided eco hiking.
— Sound bath experience.
— Setubal Wine Tour.
— Traditional Portuguese Gourmet lunch on the Setubal wine tour.
— Transportation to/from day trips.
— Expert local English-speaking guides.
— Use of estate premises (terraces, pool, etc.)
— All entry fees for the above sights and additional activities as listed on the itinerary.
— All Taxes.
What's not included
— International flights in and out of Lisbon (LIS).
— Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)
— Alcohol, sodas, or other specialty drinks at meals.
— Items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, spa services, etc).
Price per person:
- Wisdom Suite double shared: 2395€ ($2550 approx).
- Courage Suite double shared: 2395€ ($2550 approx).
- Villa Sea View:
Private room: 2595€ ($2750 approx).
Single bed: 1995€ ($2100 approx).
- Villa Top Hill Sea View:
Private room: 2695€ ($2850 approx).
Single bed: 2095€ ($2200 approx).
*3 parts payment plan is available at payment & check out.
Robert Sidoti is a 52-year-old yoga instructor who is passionate about the practice.
He has spent thousands of hours and 15 years honing his craft and has the confidence and desire to work with people in ways that will help them feel awesome.
Robert believes that through yoga, people can learn to love themselves more and feel more connected to their purpose and passions.
“Stranger, here you will do well to tarry; here our highest good is pleasure”
Ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus, Athenes, 306 B.C.
Inspired by Epicurus “garden” philosophy, our nature retreat in Serra d’Arrábida, was designed bearing your wellbeing in mind. Like the Epicurean garden, apart from the city, this private eco-friendly lodge with breathtaking ocean views celebrates pleasure as the principle for a happy and healthy way of living,
Choose between one of our three suites located in the main house or one of our
eco-villas with an independent entrance located about 20 to 30m from the main building.
All of our accommodations offer the perfect balance between simplicity and comfort. The decoration values natural pieces made by local artisans, bed clothing is 100% linen or cotton and our amenities are organic.
All suites or eco-villas offer a balcony or terrace overlooking the green landscape and the ocean.
In the search for a happy and pleasant live, we believe that feeding our body has a great importance on our state of mind and soul balance. In order to offer our guests a comprehensive, holistic experience, all our products are organic and bought from local farmers.
The breakfast includes baked bread, freshly ground coffee, a wide range of tea varieties, fresh orange juice and a selection of cooked to order main dishes.
Food is like a religion to us and you’ll be able to experience this on every meal.
"Anybody can breathe. Therefore anybody can practice yoga."
ALL YOGA LEVELS
POWER, VINYASA, YIN & RESTORATIVE
As an experienced yogi, will I be challenged no matter the level of ability among your fellow attendees?No matter your level of experience as a yogi, our experienced instructors will ensure you’re given the personalized attention and instruction needed to push yourself while still being supported. Our expert teachers have been carefully selected so that even among different levels of practitioners in one space, everyone is guaranteed an inspiring and challenging practice. With optional specialized workshops on offer for both advanced or beginner yoga-enthusiasts alike, we guarantee no guest will be left behind!
Can I arrive earlier or leave after the retreat?Usually yes. Let us know and we will put you in contact with the venue to get booked directly with them.
Can I drink alcohol in a yoga retreat?Alcohol beverages are not included in the meals, but at some venues It is available at an additional cost. We will never tell you what you can or can't do. Yoga is about freedom so at our retreats you can do whatever it feels right to do. Actually, enjoying a glass of something special can be part of your retreat experience, why not. We trust that you will make mindful and moderate decisions when consuming alcohol, so as to maximize the benefits from your yoga journey.
Can I come alone?Attendance alone is welcome - no need to worry if you're attending solo. Our yoga breaks are the perfect place for solo travellers who crave a peaceful yet social experience. Enjoy alone time and make new friends in an accepting environment filled with like-minded individuals!
What kind of food do you serve in your retreats?Our retreats offer an array of vegetarian cuisine. We are also able to provide special meals that meet any dietary needs you may have.
Do you need to be an experienced yogi?Absolutely not. Our retreats are a sanctuary for all abilities - with experienced teachers providing the perfect balance of challenge and growth. Whether you're already versed in yoga or taking your first steps, our range of offerings will help take you to the next level. To ensure that everyone gets maximum benefit from their experience we'd recommend trying out some classes prior to attending.
What is the structure of a yoga retreat?All retreats offer two yoga classes daily in the morning and evening. In general the morning class is more dynamic and the evening class is more gentle and restorative. Often also include other optional elements such as meditation, breath-work workshops, coaching sessions, sound therapy, guided walks and may include a cultural activities or excursions.
Are all meals included?Our retreats come with the perfect culinary package – breakfast included and most available as full or half board. And if you'd like to venture out for lunch or dinner, you are absolutely free to go. Please refer to what's included.
Shall I get a travel insurance?To ensure the utmost safety for all guests, please come prepared with comprehensive travel insurance that meets your needs - from medical expenses to personal belongings, flights, and Covid protection. Make sure you are covered in case of delays, cancellations or if a test comes back positive so neither time nor money is wasted on this once-in-a-lifetime trip! Travel can be unpredictable and unfortunate things happen, but that doesn't mean it has to cost you everything. We highly recommend travel insurance because even though the expense is minimal, having coverage in case of an emergency could save your wallet a huge headache. That's why we mandate this precaution for everyone making trips with us - peace of mind just isn't worth skimping on!
Travel and transfers to retreatsTravel is not included, you are responsible for making your own travel arrangements, whether that be flights, trains, bus or car journeys. If getting to the venue is not easy at all, we will arrange airport transfers for the group, please refer to the listing of what's included to check it. We can help with the Transfers at an additional cost, ask us.
Payment plan3 parts payment plan is available at payment & check out.
How many people will be in the retreat?Our retreats come in a variety of sizes, ranging from intimate gatherings with 10-16 guests. We prioritize small groups so that you can enjoy an immersive and enriching experience!