Diana studied physical education (ETH Zurich) and later became a qualified yoga teacher (Sivananda Ashram, Austria). In addition, she is a nutritionist (school of natural health science, Great Britain), Ayurvedic health and nutrition adviser (International society of Kamlesh Ayruveda), a massage therapist (Thai yoga massage, Indian head massage, Science of Yoga School, India), and a life coach (school of natural health science).
Dear Diana, thank you so much for the wonderful time at the Quinta. Was the best holiday ever! I wish you carry on this wonderful work. May you be well and may you be happy!
Thanks again! You know I love it here! I keep on coming back and will do that hopefully every year! It was an amazing week with lots of good energy! Love for you Diana, you're great! Love for you Robin, you too!
Helene Krenchel Denmark
Helene Krenchel's blog
After a week in these surroundings, I feel born again. The teacher, Diana Jost is very attentive, correcting and guiding to expand the boundaries. Diana Jost started her yoga school Algarve Yoga in 2008, and has since been visited by more than 1000 students. As a teacher, she is one of the most rewarding, giving and inspiring that I have encountered in my nearly 30-year yoga career.
Matthew Trinetti United States
Queen of Retreats website
Algarve Yoga offers all sorts of healthy holidays in Portugal’s Algarve region between April and September, including yoga holidays, detox retreats, a ‘hormone yoga retreat’ and yoga and surf holidays. You either stay at a rustic villa, Quinta das Pedras, in the beach town of Salema, or at Monte Velho, a gorgeous eco retreat in St. Vincent Natural Park. Joining an Algarve Yoga retreat feels like you’ve joined a family – it’s not just that your host Diana and her team are ever present with their warmth and care. It’s also the intimate setting of the retreat, the warmth of the Portuguese sun and the family-style outdoor meals with your fellow yogis or surfers that will make you feel a sense of belonging. We tried Algarve Yoga’s Yoga Surf Holiday at Quinta das Pedras, and found it a wonderful trip on which to gain (or improve) yoga and surf skills, spend a week detoxing your body with organic, locally-grown, minimally-processed food, and remember the importance of balance in life.
Algarve Yoga offers all sorts of healthy holidays in Portugals Algarve region between April and September, including yoga holidays, detox retreats, a hormone yoga retreat and yoga and surf holidays. You either stay at a rustic villa, Quinta das Pedras, in the beach town of Salema, or at Monte Velho, a gorgeous eco retreat in St. Vincent Natural Park.Joining an Algarve Yoga retreat feels like youve joined a family its not just that your host Diana and her team are ever present with their warmth and care. Its also the intimate setting of the retreat, the warmth of the Portuguese sun and the family-style outdoor meals with your fellow yogis or surfers that will make you feel a sense of belonging. We tried Algarve Yogas Yoga Surf Holiday at Quinta das Pedras, and found it a wonderful trip on which to gain (or improve) yoga and surf skills, spend a week detoxing your body with organic, locally-grown, minimally-processed food, and remember the importance of balance in life.""Dear Diana, thank you so much for the wonderful time at the Quinta. Was the best holiday ever! I wish you carry on this wonderful work. May you be well and may you be happy.
Audry United States
Thank you so much for your hospitality, your wonderful company, and for making this week such a fantastic experience. Diana, I love the yoga sessions and enjoy your style of instruction very much. Robin, the food was great. I did not feel that I was lacking, but rather that I was learning new tasty, healthy options. I am leaving with a feeling of peace and I am so grateful not only for that feeling, but also for the huge part that you played in that. So, thank you again, I hope that our paths cross again some day.
Sue United Kingdom
Thank you for the week full of inspiration, relaxation, laughter and great waves! Definitely a life-changing experience. Here's to a more relaxed lifestyle and new friends.
The surf and yoga retreat of Algarveyoga was wonderful! Lovely people, delicious and healthy food, profound, deep and humorful yoga and surfing with the best teachers and friends at stunning beaches in the south of portugal. It made me feel like a child again. Thanks Diana of Algarveyoga for creating this energetic and good vibe and thanks to all for making this week epic.
Joanne Friel Irleand
Irish Daily Mirror website
And so, I headed for the charming Quinta das Pedras villa in the Western Algar ve and joined a group of 10 other would-be yoga-surfers for a week of catching waves and
acquainting with our innerselves. After a warm welcome from hosts Diana and Jeanette our first evening was spent on a brief induction then a beautiful walk to a
secluded beach.Lovely company, healthy food, gorgeous scenery and pushing my own limits and trying something new and scary alongside the comforting enjoyment of the most wonderful daily yoga practice proved to be the perfect holiday balance for me.
Rory United Kingdom
The week I spent on this yoga/surf retreat was one of the best weeks of my life! The week was amazing in every way, it is honestly life changing as you put your life in perspective. The positive energy that comes out of this week helps you refocus your own life. The yoga, surfing, food, location and all individuals involved were fantastic. Diana and Robin made this a memorable week that I will have to return to! Thanks for everything. Don't hesitate...just go, you will be glad you did!
Thank you again for a beautiful week! This is my third time I join the retreat and it is as great as always. I have now been to all places, detox twice and yoga surf once. This is really a energy boost! The yoga is great with Diana, Jenni and Igor. Thankyou. Food absolutely great, thanks Robin! Beautiful surroundings and very nice rooms. I definitely recommend everyone to come here who wants to have a relaxing, mindful and healthy week.
What an utterly wonderful week - thank you so much for the perfect blend of surfing, yoga and unbelievable delicious food. Diana, I will go back with my solar plexus open and will be adding the Sun Salutation to my morning practice. Robin I will be trying to create your amazing cooking, but please bring out your recipe book! Truly, it was wonderful- so beautifully organized, so we never ever had to think (Bliss!) and with wonderful energy. I wish you both so much luck and all good wishes for the coming year of retreats and in your lives - and hopefully I shall see you next year for more surfing and yoga!
Nicky United Kingdom
Thank you and the team so much for everything, I had the most amazing experience and have definitely taken away many things which will change my life for the better. Bizarrely, and I have never felt this before I can tell you, but I was actually looking forward to returning to work today. For me it signifies getting on with my life, appreciating what I have and start living every moment for the better.Lauren, you were simply an inspiration too, the love that you have inside you and care for other people is just amazing. You are a very special lady and I think you allowed us to connect even deeper as a group through the meditation. Whilst I know it was out of my comfort zone in the beginning, by the end I really saw the value in it.
Debby United Kingdom
I wanted to drop you an email to let you know how much your incredible yoga retreat has really changed my life for the better. As you know before I went on the retreat I'd never done meditation or yoga and felt so frazzled and stressed I can't tell you. Since I've come back I've been to yoga nearly every day! I'm still doing neti everyday, drinking my hot water and lemon, quinoa porridge for breakfast and yummy salads for lunch. I feel so balanced, happy and relaxed its amazing. I still feel refreshed, calm and wonderful. Thank you to you, Lauren and Robin for all adding your special touches! So really the retreat was so magic. I can't stop talking about it.
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