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9 Days of Special Easter Retreat: Yoga, Meditations, and Adventure in the Azores Islands, Portugal

Aldeia da Fonte, 9930-177 Lajes Do Pico, Portugal

Yoga and Meditation Retreat Portugal

Inspired in pure Atlantic nature, this is a beautiful retreat made for you in Pico Island! It is a meditation, yoga, sound, and adventure retreat in connection with the Pico Island energy and its mountain, the ocean flow, and special fauna and flora of the Azores Islands. Be healed by most the pure and the vibration of nature. Discover the blue whale energy and arrive at this beautiful Island to fall free. Embrace the joy and the love that you search for. It is for yourself. Come to get reconnected, to restore, and to feel magic and peace in your mind; in your heart. Believe and let the transformations happen. Now is the time. This is for you!

Meet the instructors

& Ana
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Highlights

  • Mantra session and meditative concert
  • Walk in beautiful paths inside or outside the resort
  • Sail to the sunset and full moon rise under the stars
  • Yoga and meditation for happiness of body, mind, and spirit
  • Magic healing with Nada / Sound yoga and Tibetan singing bowls
  • Connection with whales, dolphins, and ocean moon boat trip
  • 8 nights luxury accommodation surrounded by nature
  • Vegetarian and detox delicious food

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Portuguese
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Newspapers
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Aldeia da Fonte (nature hotel)

Built in a passionate way, the Aldeia da Fonte hotel integrates in the magnificent and stunning nature of Pico Island. With six volcanic stone houses leaning over the cliffs to the Atlantic Ocean, among lush gardens, it is a haven of choice, halfway between the Old and the New World. The hotel has 40 rooms and approximately 100 beds, distributed in suites, studios, standards, and deluxe standards; recently renovated to provide you with all the comfort and satisfaction.

Enjoy the Azorean nature with charm and serenity; relax; soak in the sea; discover the pedestrian paths and the Atlantic pool; watch dolphins, whales, and other cetaceans; contemplate the beauty of Pico mountain and its biodiversity; and breathe the fresh air of one of the most awarded tourist destinations in nature. Hotel Aldeia da Fonte is the fifth greenest hotel in Portugal.

Wellness facilities

  • Garden and forest
  • In front of the ocean
  • Pool and natural ocean pool
  • Yoga outdoor space
  • Yoga indoor lounge
  • Pico-nic area
  • Gym Room

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor and outdoor fireplace
  • Terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Luggage room

Nature hotel specials

  • Special food needs
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Ecological hotel
  • No-smoking hotel
  • Animal-friendly

Program

Day 1: Arrival day – 5 April

  • Welcome to Azores' Pico Island
  • Check-in at Aldeia da Fonte
  • Welcome to Azores Spirit
  • Lunch and/or dinner
  • Deep rest

Day 2: The beginning of the adventure – 6 April

  • 07:30 Free time
  • 08:30 Welcome session
  • 09:30 Healthy and fresh fruit-based breakfast with integral cereals, salads, dry fruits, fruits, and vegetables (if you have special dietary needs, please let Azores Spirit know when you book)
  • 10:30 Free time
  • 12:00 Meditation and breathing
  • 13:00 Detox lunch time - Self service options available: veggie / vegan / lactose-free / gluten-free
  • 14:00 Free time, reading, relaxing, walk, or enjoy just to be
  • 16:00 Importance of healthy food, health, and wellness
  • 18:00 Free time
  • 19:00 Dinner time - Options available: veggie / vegan / lactose-free / gluten-free (if you have special dietary needs, please let Azores Spirit know when you book)
  • 20:30 Enjoy your comfort, as it's your time for introspection and deep sleep

Day 3: Enjoy feeling present – 7 April

  • 07:30 Mourning soft yoga
  • 08:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 09:30 Healthy and fresh fruit-based breakfast with integral cereals, salads, dry fruits, fruits, and vegetables
  • 10:30 Free time
  • 12:00 5 elements Active meditation movements
  • 13:00 Detox lunch time - Self service options available: veggie / vegan / lactose-free / gluten-free
  • 14:00 Free time, reading, relaxing, walk, or enjoy just to be
  • 16:00 Hatha yoga
  • 17:00 Yoga Nidra session
  • 18:00 Free time
  • 19:00 Dinner time - Options available: veggie / vegan / lactose-free / gluten-free
  • 20:30 Music mantra session - Bhakti yoga
  • 21:30 Enjoy your comfort, as it's your time for introspection and deep sleep

Day 4: Touch the stars – 8 April

  • 07:30 Integral yoga - Joints and glands (very soft)
  • 08:30 Hatha yoga sun salutation
  • 09:30 Healthy and fresh fruit-based breakfast with integral cereals, salads, dry fruits, fruits, and vegetables
  • 10:30 Free time
  • 12:00 Meditation “Ho’oponopono” forgiveness, heal, and release
  • 13:00 Detox lunch time - Self service options available: veggie / vegan / lactose-free / gluten-free
  • 14:00 Free time, reading, relaxing, walk, or enjoy just to be
  • 16:00 Budhance session - Dance of free expression (Active meditation) - Bhakti yoga
  • 18:00 Magic ocean sailing sunset and moon rise with stars or jeep island mountain tour sunset, moon rise and stars with soft dinner
  • 22:00 Enjoy your comfort, as it's your time for introspection and deep sleep

Day 5: Embrace your nature – 9 April

  • 07:30 Soft yoga session
  • 08:30 Breakfast and free morning to read, relax, walk, listen to music, or enjoy just to be
  • 13:00 Detox lunch time - Self service options available: veggie / vegan / lactose-free / gluten-free
  • 14:30 Adventure walking trekking circuit (silence, awareness, veggie-nic, and walking trust )
  • 19:00 Tasty dinner time: options available: veggie / vegan / lactose-free / gluten-free
  • 20:30 Sleep soft yoga session
  • 21:15 Enjoy your comfort, as it's your time for introspection and deep sleep

Day 6: Find your balance – 10 April

  • 07:30 Integral yoga: Joints and glands
  • 08:30 Tibetan bowls relaxed session
  • 09:30 Healthy and fresh fruit-based breakfast with integral cereals, salads, dry fruits, fruits, and vegetables
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Free time
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Meditation - Mindfulness
  • 13:00 Detox lunch time - Self service options available: veggie / vegan / lactose-free / gluten-free
  • 14:00 Free Evening: Time to read, relax, walk, listen to music, or enjoy just to be
  • 19:00 Tasty dinner time: options available: veggie / vegan / lactose-free / gluten-free
  • 20:30 Tibetan singing bowls concert and divine voice - Nada yoga
  • 21:30 Enjoy your comfort, as it's your time for introspection and deep sleep

Day 7: Listen to the universe – 11 April

  • 07:30 Integral yoga: Joints and glands
  • 08:30 Meditation and breathing
  • 09:30 Healthy and fresh fruit base breakfast with integral cereals, salads, dry fruits, fruits, and vegetables
  • 10:30 Free time
  • 12:00 Intuitive Painting meditation
  • 13:00 Self service options available: veggie / vegan / lactose-free / gluten-free
  • 14:00 Connection with the blue whale and the Atlantic Ocean or dolphin happiness connection
  • 19:00 Tasty dinner time: options available: veggie / vegan / lactose-free / gluten-free
  • 20:30 Meditation contemplation
  • 21:30 Enjoy your comfort, as it's your time for introspection and deep sleep

Day 8: Be life energy – 12 April

  • 07:30 Sound yoga
  • 08:30 Meditation and breathing
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Healthy and fresh fruit base breakfast with integral cereals, salads, dry fruits, fruits, and vegetables
  • 10:30 Free time
  • 12:00 5 Om Healing meditation
  • 13:00 Detox lunch time - Self service options available: veggie / vegan / lactose-free / gluten-free
  • 14:00 Free time for reading, relaxing, walking, or enjoy just to be
  • 16:00 Vinyasa Flow yoga session
  • 17:00 Yoga Nidra session (guided meditation)
  • 18:00 Free time
  • 19:00 Dinner time: options available: veggie / vegan / lactose-free / gluten-free
  • 20:30 Sharing moments, good night, and goodbye session
  • 22:00 It is the last day - Conclusions of the retreat introspective moments: Bring your dreams to actions, be present, be life

Day 9: Departure, enjoy your Travel Day – 13 April

Included excursions

Magic Ocean Sailing Sunset and Moon Rise with Stars

  • Dinner on board
  • In case of bad conditions, there is a jeep island mountain tour for sunset and moon rise with stars or full moon special ceremony
  • Bring clothing and shoes that can get wet

Walking trail circuit

  • Meditative, walking silence moments, introspection, and nature connection

Connection with the BlueWhale and the Atlantic Ocean

  • In case of whales not being visible, there is an ocean dolphin happiness connection

Instructors

Zé Branco

Ana Proença

Location

Lages do Pico on Pico Island, Portugal is a very cozy village, known to be the capital of whales in the Azores Islands. Nowadays, people from all around the world come visit Cetaceans here because it's one of their favorite places to live and to cross the ocean over the year. Lages is one of the three villages of the island and have a fantastic view to the Pico Mountain with 2,351 meters. Around there is beautiful fauna, flora, and an infinite ocean to inspire you!

Features

Activities

  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Newspapers
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Food

Three meals per day and tea / water all day for the group are included in the package.

Dietary requirements

Let Azores Spirit know as early as possible (preferred to be upon booking time) what are your special needs.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Relaxing massages nearby at FisioEmotion
  • Hydrotherapy nearby at FisioEmotion
  • Museums
  • Activities

What's included

  • Yoga and meditation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1 journey to blue whale watching adventure
  • 1 nature's reconnection hiking
  • 1 magic ocean sunset and night sail with stars or special Jipe sunset and stars adventure
  • 1 meditative concert
  • 3 meals per day
  • Tea / water all day for the group
  • 8 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Pico Airport (PIX).

You are suggested to come some days before or leave some days after, to climb the 2,351 meters of Pico Mountain and enjoy the fantastic view of other islands.

You are also suggested to visit the other islands: Faial and São Jorge. They are very close to each other and you can take boats every day. It just takes 30 minutes to Faial and 1 hour and a half to São Jorge.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 20 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Sunday April 5, 2020
Departure: Monday April 13, 2020

Booking information

Please book before March 26, 2020.

 

Discounts

For couples or family, please send a message for discounts.

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