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7 Days Transform Your Energy Yoga Retreat in Algarve, Portugal

  • Monte na Luz, Apartado 1017, Olivais Saint António, 8100 994 Loulé, Loule, Faro, Algarve, Portugal

Portugal Yoga Retreat

Jennifer and Daddu invite you to join their yoga retreat in Algarve, Portugal. Discover the sources of your energy through yoga and guided meditation. You will explore how to create and nourish your energy even during moments of tension and harness it in times of happiness to encourage more ‘flow’ in your daily life. Set in a beautiful retreat center with ocean views and swimming pool, this retreat is perfect for end of summer sun.

Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga practices
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Qi Gong practice on select days
  • Guided sleep meditation on select evenings
  • A selection of guided walks from the retreat center
  • Healthy and delicious vegetarian meals
  • Exciting and relaxing group excursions
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • Chinese (mandarin), Hindi, Spanish, English
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You will stay in the Monte Na Luz retreat center with panoramic ocean views of Portugal's most famous coastline, set in the rolling country hills with a beautiful swimming pool and well tended grounds. All bedrooms have private bathrooms and there are plenty of local walks straight from the retreat center.

This retreat is designed for people of all yoga levels in need of the space away to reconnect with their bodies’ natural rhythm and discover a new way to manage their everyday energy with more consistency and enjoyment.

The key benefits

You will discover how to feel physically and mentally stronger more often, restored and revitalized, and empowered to take this new understanding home with you and integrate it into your daily life for more vitality over time. The two teachers bring a unique yoga and meditation expertise like no other. India-born Daddu is a yoga teacher and expert on breath work; a trained physical therapist who grew up among the ancient ashrams of India and has translated this learning for the modern, busy world.

UK-based Jennifer Wirth spent 11 years in Greater China. She has studied Tai Qi and Qi Gong, and has a background in the demanding corporate world. Together they have distilled this knowledge into an easy to follow modern yoga and meditation practice to create and sustain more balance and control over your energy levels, preventing the typical ‘crash and recover’ mode many of us live with.

The philosophy and yoga approach

Join Jennifer and Daddu on this retreat and discover your sources of energy and depletion, and how to create and preserve it to feel good more often

It's Jennifer and Daddu's intention to not just provide a relaxing, nourishing experience among like-minded people in the natural, peaceful beauty of Portugal's southern coast, but to also give you the tools to experience longer lasting vitality back home.

How is your energy?

Energy is your life source, it makes you feel alive, attractive, creative, and joyful when you have a lot of it. But when your energy is depleted, it can affect your mood, diminish your sleep quality, and reduces your ability to respond positively to the up’s and down’s of the world around you. While your energy may naturally ebb and flow, when you understand the key principles of how it works, and incorporate them into your everyday, you will discover how much more control you have to regulate your energy keeping you in a stronger, more calm, joyful state more often.

Please join Jennifer and Daddu to discover something new and enjoy the natural, restorative beauty of southern Portugal!

The specially designed yoga and meditation will explore these key energy principles each day through yoga sequences using a combination of different yoga styles. It is important to Jennifer and Daddu that you don’t just have a nourishing, restorative yoga retreat filled with beauty and delicious natural, whole food, by the beach, but that they empower you with the simplicity of these principles, and put them into practice throughout the week so that you can take this new found feeling home with you and continue your practice. Prepare to leave behind struggle and effort, and say hello to more ease, lightness, and joy.

This retreat offers

  • A uniquely designed yoga practice aimed at nourishing and sustaining your energy
  • A beautiful, natural setting
  • Nourishment of self to relax and recharge
  • Exploration of your energy sources
  • Guidance to preserve and expand this energy to new levels with ease

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:00 Tea and fruit (optional)
  • 08:00 Yoga flow with daily theme
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 11:30 Free time or excursion days
  • 16:30 Yoga and guided meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner

The retreat runs from dinner on Saturday, September 30, 2017 to breakfast on Friday, October 6, 2017. Check out is at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, however, you are welcome to leave your belongings with reception and spend the day at the beach or by the pool until your flight.

Two group excursions during the week are included in your package.

  • Jennifer Wirth

    Jennifer has 20 years of experience in yoga practices specializing in Vinyasa Flow and Hatha Flow and Qi Gong, Chinese for ‘energy work’, a system of moving energy through the body, having lived in China for over 10 years. She is also a Reiki master. Her background is in brand consulting, creating communication campaigns for large companies. Her mission is to bring purposefulness, mindfulness, and more joy and compassion to individuals and the corporate world. She comes from the West Coast state of Oregon, USA, and is now living and teaching in London, England.

  • Daddu

    Coming all the way from India, Daddu is a Hatha yoga teacher, trained physical therapist, sports massage therapist, and natural born healer, with a deep understanding of the body and its energy systems. He has trained in the ancient Ashrams of Varanasi, the spiritual heart of India, throughout his life gaining deep insight into the Indian Vedic and Ayurvedic teachings. His mission is to help people understand and cultivate deep inner balance within their physical, mental, and spiritual bodies.

This retreat will take place on the hills above Loule, a lovely historic town in the Algarve near Faro. The beach is a 15-minute drive and you can walk to Loule through quiet country lanes in just 25 minutes.

Nearby places

  • Faro Airport (FAO) - 20 minutes
  • Loule - 25 minutes

Two substantial and healthy, delicious vegetarian brunch and dinner per day are included in the price. Tea and fruit will be provided for early risers. On excursion days, you will have a packed lunch as well. All food is healthy and delicious prepared with thought and care by two English women, a mother and her daughter living in Portugal for 20 years, taking inspiration from Jamie Oliver, Ottolenghi, Asian, and local Portuguese cuisine.

  • Beach excursions
  • Historic town walks and exploration
  • Local walks
  • Relaxing by the pool

Deep tissue and relaxing massages are available upon request.

  • 2 group excursions during the week
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian brunch and dinner
  • Guided walks from the retreat center
  • Morning tea and fruit
  • Optional Qi Gong practice on select days
  • Packed lunch on excursion days
  • Yoga Nidra on select evenings
  • Additional excursion
  • Airport transfers
  • Flights
  • Massages

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). The airport is a close 20-minute drive away and Jennifer and Daddu can arrange your transfer with a local taxi cheaper than airport taxis, so let them know.

Most low cost airlines fly to Faro, including Easyjet, Ryanair, and Norwegian Airlines as well as many large airlines such as BA. The end of September has very good value flights for a return ticket of just over 100 GBP, but book quickly to get this great price!

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.