8 Days Inspiring Yoga Retreat in Aljezur, Portugal

8 Days Inspiring Yoga Retreat in Aljezur, Portugal

  • Prana Casa, Vale da Telha, Aljezur, Portugal

Inspiring Yoga Retreat in Algarve, Portugal

Prana Casa is not an escape, it’s a return to home. Modern life comes with so many distractions that can easily take you away from your core self. When this happens you can get stressed, run down, agitated and even depressed. Prana Casa attempts to reunite you with your true self through community, yoga practice, teachings, wholesome food and meditation. And of course, one of the easiest ways to reignite our connection with yourself is through nature which Prana Casa's surroundings have an abundance of.

Set in a stunning Natural Park in the South West Coast of Portugal, you will be surrounded by the beautiful beaches, dramatic cliffs and lush greenery that this area has to offer. Prana Casa welcomes both single travelers and couples of all skill levels to join the inspiring yoga and meditation retreat invites you to join a community of like-minded people. It’s all about having meals together, sharing together and meeting people with different backgrounds and interests that you might not meet otherwise. Prana Casa will do everything to make sure you feel like it’s your home away from home.

Highlights

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga & pranayama classes
  • Daily invigorating morning classes
  • Daily healthy vegetarian breakfast buffet
  • Sunset beach yoga (depending on certain conditions)
  • Live guided Yoga nidra session (guided sleep meditation)
  • Alkaline water and herbal tea availability during the day
  • Sunset Walking meditation in Natural Park
  • 6 healthy vegetarian dinners
  • Restorative evening classes
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be staying in a private double room or shared dormitory, which accommodates two to four persons. The peaceful property is located in an urbanisation in the middle of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, on the west coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The entrance to the Rota Vicentina trail, the old fisherman's trail that follows the coast line, is in only five minutes walking distance of the accommodation, while the closest beach is about three kilometers away.

The house features three bedrooms, of which two doubles (25 meter squares) with a shared bathroom, and one large dorm room (35 meter squares) with an attached bathroom (four sleepers). The house itself has a large garden boasting shady olive trees and an extended herb and vegetable garden. A salt water swimming pool allows guests to sunbath and relax while talking with friends and fellow guests. On most days, yoga classes will take place on the wooden yoga deck in the garden, while bad weather sees the class head indoors.

Prana Casa will guide you through morning and evening yoga classes with one of their highly experienced yoga teachers, ranging from Hatha, Yin to Vinyaasa yoga, followed by a wholesome and varied breakfast or dinner. To make sure you will get to see some part of the famous Rota Vicentina trail, which follows the coastline for over 200 kilometers, they will take you for a nature meditation walk and witness the sun setting in the ocean.

Another highlight in the program will be the guided yoga nidra session, which is also referred to as sleeping mediation, for most guests a new and unforgettable experience.

During the day guests can choose to spend the day either relaxing by the pool or on the beach, working on their own practice, or enjoying one of the many activities available through Prana Casa like surfing, mountain biking, hiking, horse riding, following a raw food cooking workshop or enjoying a massage or healing at the house.

  • Eveline

    Shivshakti Yoga Institute Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)

    Eve has done a teacher training course with the emphasis on anatomy and physiology, and traditional Indian Hatha. She feels blessed to be in close contact with two of her teachers, Venky and Paresh who remain her loyal advisers. Her ambition is not only teaching, but also inspiring people and to help people with any imbalances in mind and body.

The retreat will take place in Portugal's least developed region, the western Algarve. Algarve boasts nationally protected nature reserves, pristine beaches, wild coastlines, and dramatic jagged cliffs. The region is also home to Europes southwestern most point, Cabo de So Vicente (Cape St Vincent). All this is only 30 kilometers from the busy southern Algarve coast!

Nearby places

  • Arrifana beach - 5 minutes drive
  • Amoreira beach - 5 minutes drive
  • Monte Clerigo beach - 5 minutes drive
  • Rota Vicentina trail - 5 minutes walk

Guests will enjoy home cooked, wholesome and balanced, vegetarian breakfasts and evening meals during their stay. On the chef's night off, guests can explore the incredible local cuisine the area has to offer. On a walking distance you will find a small supermarket and also some cheap restaurants to get your lunch and snacks.

Free activity from your doorstep

Hiking the Rota Vicentina, the fisherman's trail .

Tracking right next to the coastline, the Rota Vicentina follows the trails used by locals to reach the beaches and hot fishing spots. It is a single track along the cliffs with plenty of sand, which can only be explored by foot. Since the accommodation is nested in the Costa Vicentina natural park, Prana Casa recommends you discover some parts of the famous Rota Vicentina.

Visiting Aljezur and surroundings by car or even local bus

The closest town from the accommodation is Aljezur, a beautiful representation of the untouched Algarve. Enjoy beautiful natural landscapes, where donkeys work the land, cowbells tinkle on the plains and some of the best beaches in Portugal await you.

Situated in the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, the large natural park that extends along the western coast of the Algarve, Aljezur is a small agricultural town lying on the fertile plains that border the Aljezur river. The hilltop ruins of a 10th Century Moorish castle dominate the historic town centre and afford beautiful panoramic views of cork oak and pine woods, fields sprinkled with wild flowers and the sea in the distance.

The old town spreading down the hillside is a charming mix of cobbled streets and whitewashed houses, with the characteristic colourful trimmings around the windows. The newer part of town was established in the 18th century to relocate the population after the destruction caused by the 1755 earthquake, and lies at a short distance from the hill on the other side of the river. Heading out of town, it is hard to decide what is more appealing, the countryside or the coastline. Other beautiful nearby villages are Carrepateira, Bordeira, Odeceixe or the mountains on Monchique. Let the team of Prana Casa advice you.

Massage

Treat yourself with a massage at Prana Casa, share your wishes and we will find you the right offer.

EFT (emotional freedom tapping) therapy offered by our resident therapist Janice

Working with CEO Healing Orion Therapy (CEO Healing) and The Tapping Therapy, Janice considers herself as a channel through which the Ascended Masters and The Angel Team work, so the human being can evolve through love.

Raw cooking workshops at Prana Casa (min two persons)

Be smart and book your workshop around lunch time, learn, enjoy, and taste.

Horse carriage riding (max five persons):

There really is just one word to describe a carriage ride: relaxing! The calm horse pulling the elegant wooden carriage through our beautiful village. See individual villas with international decor, several garden designs and colourful flowers. It is such a different perspective to glide over two meters above the ground - soundless, if not for the rhythmic and smooth clopping of a horses hooves. Nice to share with your fellow guests!

Surf classes

The classes include transfer, material, three hours instruction from a local surf school who thinks quality is more important than quantity! Everyone gets to stand up on the board!

The Algarve was the last major European surf region to be explored, and is getting very popular. Prana Casa is close to Monte Clerigo and Arrifana beach (three kilometers) bot suitable for all levels.

Horse back riding

Set your spirit free and learn to trust the beautiful nature of a horse.

MTB rental

The southwest has a wide network of mainly unmapped dirt tracks that are great fun to explore on a (mountain) bike, with trips customised for all levels of ability. You can meander through colourful drifts of spring flowers and forests or see the ripening grapes and wheat fields in the autumn. Visit archaeological sites, fantastic beaches, and unspoiled villages as you pedal along some of the quietest roads in Europe. The more adventurous choose to ride a mountain bike as in this part of Portugal, most roads are still unpaved, so you can go on forever and just follow your nose.

Dolphin watching tour

Enjoy a dolphin seeing tour in Lagos. To get there, you will need to use the public transport or rental car

On site wellness practitioners and massage therapists are available for an extra cost. Please inquire to Prana Casa for more information.

  • 6 vegetarian dinners (one evening free to try local cuisine)
  • 7 healthy breakfasts
  • 7 nights accommodation (Saturday - Saturday)
  • 9 yoga classes
  • Adjustment of program content for shorter stay
  • Alkaline water, and herbal tea available during the day
  • Last day free to relax or plan your own day (after yoga &breakfast)
  • On site wellness practitioner and massage therapist available
  • Sunset beach yoga
  • Walking meditation in Natural Park
  • Yoga Nidra: guided sleep meditation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Lunch
  • Snacks

Arrival by airplane

There are various airports to fly into, the closest one being Faro Airport. From here, an hour and 15 minute trip by car takes you to the west coast. You may also take a train or bus to Lagos, and then a taxi to the location. Prana Casa can happily arrange either a taxi and rental car for you.

There are also cheap flights flying to Lisbon (three hours drive) and Seville (Spain), and there is good public transportation from there to Lagos which takes around four hours.

Distances

  • Faro Airport - one hour and 15 minutes

Algarve Region, Portugal

Prana Casa offers different yoga retreat, yoga teacher training, and yoga and surf retreat programs for groups and individuals in Portugal.

  • Availability: The Meditation Retreats of this organizer are available 80% of the time.
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8 days / 7 nights

Availability

This vacation is available from all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • February 1 – April 13
  • Except school holidays

 

Mid season
  • April 14 – July 9
  • September 9 – November
  • Except school holidays

 

High season
  • July 9 – Semtember 9

 

Special offer

Contact Prana Casa to ask for discount when staying shorter or the supplement for extending your stay.

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