Yoga Retreat Portugal
Nature & Meditation

This is a week to enjoy, reset and relax. A week to get to know your real self and to become in complete peace with it, a week to go in nature and connect with the peace of nature and the magical landscapes of this area. In this week you will have lots of time for your self. To relax, to explore national park St. Vicente and its wonderful beaches, and to just be. Wether you are beginner in meditation or you have meditated for years already, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the mind and to work on further developing yourself.
During mornings and evenings there will be silence in the villa, a wonderful and effective support to connect with silence and peace within.

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A calm environment is what you need to reconnect with yourself, to let go of your ongoing thoughts, to breathe. What would be a better place to meditated than sitting on top of the cliffs while the evening sun sets in the ocean right in front? Learn to give space to your body and soul with Yoga in Europe's most beautiful National Park Costa Vicentina in the SW corner of the Algarve. During this week you will deepen your understanding of meditation, and develop your self-practice with daily theory and guided meditation sessions. You will have plenty of time to reconnect with your true self. After this week you will feel physically and mentally strengthened due to daily meditation and yoga classes, healthy food and time in nature. You will feel recharged and reconnected with yourself, and go home with the tools to deal with stress in your demanding daily life by continuing your meditation practice by yourself. This meditation retreat is a wonderful chance to make a deep change towards a peaceful and balanced life!


You will be staying in our quiet Yoga Villa, outside the picturesque fisherman village Vila do Bispo, right in the National Park Costa Vicentina and just 3km from the most astonishing unspoiled beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. The yoga villa has 4 double/twin/triple rooms (all with private bathroom), a comfortable living and dining room, rooftop terraces, a large swimming pool, and a 50 m2 wooden yoga deck under the orange trees in our garden. From the backyard you walk straight into the National Park Costa Vicentina where many wonderful trails take you towards the Algarve's most beautiful beaches.

Example day* - Nature & Meditation Yoga Retreat

6.30 Optional: Self Practice
7.30-8.00 Morning Meditation
8.00-9.00 Healthy Breakfast
Free Time (Hike along the cliffs, take a surf lesson, enjoy the beaches)
12.00-13.00 Meditation Theory & Guided Meditation
13.00-14.00 Delicious light Lunch
Free Time (Read and Relax, enjoy the fire place...)
16.00-17.00 Yoga Class
18.00-19.00 Yummie Yogic Soup&Salad
20.00- ... Evening Meditation

*Program may vary depending on season/weather conditions

possibility to book

  • Surf Lessons

  • SUP Yoga

  • Horse Riding

  • SUP Tour to Sea Caves

  • Mountainbike rental

  • Therapeutic or Holistic Massage

  • Reiki Treatment

  • Any requests? Let us know!

what's included

  • 6 nights in the Yoga Villa

  • Meditation Course

  • 3-5 meditation sessions a day

  • Guided Meditations

  • Silent Meditation Walk

  • 6 Yoga Classes from our professional and passionate yoga teachers

  • Delicious organic teas and fresh fruit

  • All yummy healthy food, fresh from the farmers' market and mostly vegan, gluten-free and organic.

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Delicious healthy wholesome food

"You are what you eat" and therefore we want you to eat healthy, happy food that is prepared with love. All food is vegetarian, mostly vegan, as much as possible organic and from the local farmers' market. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included and prepared by our lovely chef. Doing some KarmaYoga in the kitchen by giving a helping hand is very much appreciated and a great chance to learn some delicious healthy yogic dishes. Fresh fruit and herbal teas are always available.

* Example Day: Enjoy a nutritious bowl of oatmeal porridge prepared with rice milk, soaked almonds, dried figs and local honey to restore your energy after the morning yoga session; get your vitamins and proteins with a fresh quinoa-lentil-sugarsnap salad decorated with delicious ripe mango and warm your body after the evening yoga with a beetroot soup dressed with fresh coriander and roasted pine nuts, served with rye bread and freshly made humus for the hungry ones. 

Teachers & hosts

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Michael Bijker

Michaël is a passionate yoga teacher that has developed his own way of teaching over the years. He teaches yoga in the style of Iyengar yoga, Shivananda Hatha yoga and integrates many mindfulness exercises in his sessions combined with QiGong. Michaël also studied at the Paramanand Institute of Yoga Science & Research in Indore, India.

Michaël is 800hr Yoga Alliance Certified teacher with Yoga Therapy Certification.

Harmke Gerritsma

During her classes she takes you on a wonderful journey through body and mind. Harmke studied Yoga at Paramanand Institute for Yoga Sciences in India where she also obtained her Yoga Therapy Certification. During her classes she works with different yoga styles to meet your specific needs and she shares her spiritual journey of self-expression and increasing peace of mind with a wonderful calm energy. Harmke looks forward to guide you on your journey towards health, peace and happiness!

Harmke is 500hrs Yoga Alliance Certified with Yoga Therapy Certification and founder of MEKAYOGA.

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dates & Prices 2018

November Yoga Retreat
10/11 - 16/11   Nature & Meditation Yoga Retreat - Yoga Villa - 695,-

* Book 60 days in advance and get €50 discount
* Returning guests receive €50 discount
* Prices per person, shared room. Private rooms available for +300,-
* All prices in Euro