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6 Days Mindfulness Retreat in Albufeira, Portugal

Epic Sana Algarve Hotel, Pinhal do Concelho, Praia da Falésia, Olhos de Água 8200-593, Albufeira, Portugal

Sayanna Mindfulness Retreat Portugal

Take time from your busy daily life to embark on a journey towards a meaningful life. The mindfulness sessions in this retreat are designed to counteract the stresses of contemporary lifestyles and prevent adrenaline burnout. This mindfulness retreat will surely be a memorable wellness experience for you.

Highlights

  • Daily mindfulness sessions
  • Integrating mindfulness into daily life
  • Mindful communication and movement sessions
  • Introduction to mindfulness and mindful eating
  • Relaxation and reflexology massage sessions
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Airport transfers

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4 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Faro Airport
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Accommodation

During this retreat, you will be staying at Epic Sana Algarve Hotel. With a privileged location overlooking the Falésia beach (Albufeira), the Epic Sana Algarve Hotel has 162 Rooms, 24 garden suites, and 43 resort suites. All rooms and suites have a modern design, complemented by contemporary facilities and state-of-the-art technology.

The extensive Sayanna Wellness (spa and fitness center), five outdoor swimming pools (two for children), and an indoor swimming pool, kid's club, baby center, sports complex, three restaurants (one seasonal), two bars, and snack bars next to the swimming pools are just some of the facilities of the Epic Sana Algarve Hotel. With more than 1,800 square meters of meeting rooms, the Epic Sana Algarve Hotel Conference Center is already a reference for conferences and events.

Program

Sayanna is inspired by eastern millenar treatments, the Sayanna concept merges Sana (hotel brand) and ayanna, the Swahili word for wildflower, the symbol of Sana Hotels. Wellbeing is the essence and Epic Sana Algarve Hotel's philosophy is to create memorable wellness experiences for you, with serenity and harmony as the keys to inner happiness. Sayanna offers a perfect fusion of treatments and rituals from Africa and the East.

Daily schedule

Day 1

  • Welcome and mindfulness introduction
  • Mindfulness of breath (meditation session)
  • Mindful eating
  • Body scan (meditation session)
  • Morning resume
  • Reflexology massage (45 minutes)

Day 2

  • Mindfulness of breath and sound
  • Mindfulness of walking
  • Emotions
  • Body scan
  • Morning resume

Day 3

  • Mindfulness of breath, sensations, sound, and thoughts
  • Mindful communication
  • Mindful movement
  • Morning resume

Day 4

  • Mindful movement
  • Mindfulness of breath
  • Integrating mindfulness into everyday life (goal reflection)
  • Sayanna relaxation massage (90 minutes)

Location

This retreat will take place in Albufeira, Portugal.

Nearby places

  • Albufeira - 15 minutes
  • Pine Cliffs - 5 minutes
  • Vilamoura Golf Courses - 15 minutes

Food

During this retreat, you will be served daily buffet breakfast.

Things to do (optional)

Discover Algarve cities and historical sites

  • Estoi (near Faro) - the Roman villa of Milreu, with colorful mosaics and a unique temple
  • Faro - the old walled city, the cathedral, and the convent (museum)
  • Loulé - imposing medieval castle
  • Silves - the medieval castle and Gothic cathedral
  • Tavira - the city of churches, divided by the ever flowing river
  • Vila Real de Santo António - the Pombaline-style city centre, rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake

Play golf

Golf lovers have several options near the Epic Sana Algarve Hotel, namely Pine Cliffs, just about five minutes away, and Vilamoura Golf Courses. The various golf courses in Vilamoura are 10 to 15 minutes away. The best ones are Vitória, Old Course, Pinhal, Laguna, and Millenium.

Visit Algarve beaches

Visit the traditional Algarve beaches, punctuated by rocky headlands and cliffs, typical of the region. The magnificent Falésia Beach, right by the resort, is the only beach in the Algarve to have been awarded with the Golden Flag by the European Union. Its multicolored sands extend from Barranco das Belharucas to the Vilamoura Marina.

Visit Faro

Take a stroll along Ria Formosa, considered one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal. In addition to a breathtaking scenery, the deserted beaches also have a vast ecosystem for you to explore. You can see greater flamingos and Grey Herons, among others.

Visit historical cities of Lagos and Sagres

The historical cities of Lagos and Sagres have long been connected with the discoveries. Sagres is where the King Afonso Henriques school was located, better known as the Prince of Sagres or the Navigator. In Lagos, visit Ponta da Piedade, 20 metres high natural monument composed of various rock formations. Don't forget to bring your camera along!

Visit nearby cities of Albufeira and Vilamoura

Albufeira and Vilamoura are 10 to 15 minutes away from the Epic Sana Algarve Hotel, cosmopolitan cities for visitors who enjoy a more lively experience. Some beaches in the municipality of Albufeira, all different, each with their own unique charm, are worth a visit.

Spa treatments

The total cost of this retreat includes one reflexology massage (45 minutes) and one Sayanna relaxation massage (90 minutes). You are also entitled to 15% discount in wellness and relaxation rituals and treatments from Sayanna Wellness Spa.

With around 1.500 square meters, the spa welcomes you in your search for well-being of body and mind. It includes nine treatment rooms with Vichy shower and outdoor treatment pavilion for couples, with garden and private Jacuzzi. There is also a sauna, Turkish bath, and relaxation pool. The fitness center has a gym with modern equipment for cardiovascular and weight training. The facility also offers a studio for aerobic and yoga lessons. The spa opens from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

What's included

  • 1 reflexology massage (45 minutes)
  • 1 Sayanna relaxation massage (90 minutes)
  • 4 mindfulness sessions (two hours per day)
  • 5 nights accommodation in deluxe room resort view
  • 15% discount in wellness and relaxation rituals and treatments from Sayanna Wellness Spa
  • Airport transfers from and to Faro Airport (FAO)
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Free access to EPIC Vital group activities, such as Pilates, yoga, and so on
  • Free access to the spa facilities, indoor heated Pool, gym, relaxation pool, sauna, and Turkish bath
  • Free upgrade to superior category room (upon availability)
  • Personalized wellness assistance
  • VIP treatment in room upon arrival

What's not included

  • Additional activities or excursions
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Epic Sana Algarve Hotel will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Faro Airport Airport transfer included: Faro Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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