Yoga Holidays Portugal 2019
Imagine yourself waking up in a beautiful villa in the Portuguese countryside, taking a dip in the swimming pool, starting with a cup of herbal tea and fresh fruits followed by an uplifting morning practice on the garden yoga deck …
From April 2019 we are back in our gorgeous Yoga Villa in Vila do Bispo with eight yoga retreats in the southwest Algarve, THE most stunning region of Portugal. These seven days will be all about practicing different styles of yoga, meditation practices, meeting new people, enjoying silent time in the surrounding nature, and of course about RELAXING & HAVING FUN.
Our MEKAYOGA Retreats are accessible for all levels and we are keeping the groups small with a maximum of 12 participants. Our team of yoga teachers are all passionate yogis, and they love sharing their knowledge and helping others on their inner journey.
How does a yoga holiday at MEKAYOGA look like?
MORNING at Yoga Retreat Portugal
Silent Time – from 9pm in the evening until breakfast the following day we have silent time. This is a time for everyone to go inward, reflect and prepare for the new day ahead.
Morning Yoga Practice – dynamic, powerful and strengthening Vinyasa flow or Hatha yoga classes. Pranayama, dynamic meditation and qi gong are also part of the programme. After morning yoga practice it is time for a healthy and nourishing breakfast buffet-style.
DAY TIME at Yoga Retreat Portugal
Free Time - During the day you are free to discover the beautiful area, explore the nearby beaches and village Sagres, enjoy some typical Portuguese food, go surf, book a SUP tour in Sagres or soak up the sun by the pool. Find out about all the possible activities in this area on our activities page.
AFTERNOON & EVENING at Yoga Retreat Portugal
Afternoon Practise - In the late afternoon or evenings we will teach a more relaxing class which can be either restorative, yin yoga or another mindful practise with a relaxing theme. This will help you release tension when the day comes to an end, and relax consciously. Yin yoga is a passive practice, which involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia. After yoga we share a vegetarian dinner together, prepared by our fantastic in-house Chef Anna. Evenings are for meditation and relaxation.
The Portugal Yoga Retreat includes 6 nights in one of our private or shared rooms. We serve 3 vegan/vegetarian meals per day all made with fresh local ingredients and lots of love from our kitchen team. Free herbal teas and fruit included throughout the week.
It excludes flights to and from Faro and airport transfer to Vila do Bispo (possible upon request). Additional activities like massage, surf lessons, SUP are excluded too and can be booked upon arrival with our hosts.
EXAMPLE DAY* at our YOGA RETREAT CENTRE
VILA DO BISPO - SAGRES - ALGARVE
7:30-9:00 Dynamic Yoga Class
9:00-10:00 Healthy Breakfast
Free Time (hike along the cliffs, take a surf lesson, enjoy the Algarve beaches)
13:00-14:00 Delicious Lunch
Free Time (read and relax, enjoy our swimming pool or garden...)
18:00-19:00 Relaxing Yoga Class
19:00-20:00 Yogi Vegetarian Dinner
21:00 Evening Meditation / Noble Silence
* Program may vary depending on season and weather conditions.