Join a well-known raw food chef on this Algarve raw food detox and fitness retreat in Portugal.
This is an incredible beach-side experience that will quite literally take your breath away. Set in the beachy hills of Portugal’s gorgeous Vale do Lobo with its green and lush landscapes.
With an experienced team of experts and therapists, you will be guided through a full raw food detox. This is the perfect chance for you to relax into nature, unplug from the world, restore and reset.
Feeling fit and bendy is no entry qualification here. In fact we encourage those with a range of fitness levels. Haven’t seen your toes in years? Welcome. Preparing for your next marathon? No problem. We encourage inclusivity and our training style means that we ALL finish the program together.
Run on the beach. Rest by the pool. Dine in style. Discover clean eating and learn how to prepare some of the finest raw foods dishes available.
We like to consider that while on ‘retreat’ we are withdrawing from the everyday world. As such, evenings out are not encouraged. We like to consider our retreat as a world in itself – where we provide the space and opportunity for you to take all the time you need to reflect on your world, your wellbeing and your self.
We embrace those from all walks of life and welcome everyone, as we are passionate about the spirit of inclusivity.
We ask that you be mindful of the space we have created, work with that vibration, be yourself and be in joy with what resonates, and be tolerant of that (and those) that does not.
We adopt the mantra of Ohana – we operate as a family, while everyone gets pushed to their own performance limits – no-one gets left behind. Ever.
Picture yourself training with the best and returning home full of raw vitality, glowing, lighter, brighter and fitter than you have felt and looked in years.
Picture yourself exploring raw foods while staying in a wonderful villa in the sunshine of Portugal, safe in the knowledge that your fitness is in the hands of experts as they challenge you to move towards your own personal goals.
Everyone worries about ‘the bootcamp bit’. You needn’t. We don’t wake you up with buckets of cold water. We don’t do midnight marches or painful drills. It’s YOUR holiday! We don’t force you to do anything that you are not capable of, or ready for.
We hope to inspire you to push your physical limits.
Our trainers are highly experienced bootcamp leaders who care about your fitness goals. Some people come to bootcamp because they’ve never done a sit up before. Some people come because they do 100 sit ups a day and want to excel their performance.
You may find yourself involved in pools games, hikes, HiiT training, Interval training, circuits and much more!
We will be practicing yoga or pilates for 60 to 90 minutes at the end of each day working with a variety of styles and with a focus on restoration.
Classes are open to all-levels from beginners to experienced practitioners. Guests find the yoga essential in waking the body and stretching out tired muscles.
Not everyone comes to lose weight. Most people want to lose a few pounds. Some people come to build their bodies up, some down.
We are all different. However, while detoxing it’s likely that you will clean out the system and a few pounds weight loss is the rather fortunate side effect.
Those with weight loss in mind will usually lose 7lbs or more (our biggest loser to date lost over 17lbs in one week!) those not looking to lose weight may still lose a few pounds while cleansing.
My cuisine is chef-prepared, gourmet, living, raw vegan (plant based) food. It is gluten-free, dairy-free and animal product-free.
All of our dishes are freshly prepared each day using locally-sourced, organic ingredients where possible. I soak and sprout all my seeds and nuts and share with you my knowledge of how to prepare the most sensational living raw foods using these essential ingredients.
There is a heavy focus on using Ayurvedic ingredients, and preparation methods, and we are raving fans of green smoothies.
I use local almonds, honey and bee pollen. Non-vegan local products are optional. The local salt we use is hand harvested by an artisan salt producer using traditional methods.
The first two days are juices & smoothies only, followed by juices, smoothies and gourmet raw food suppers.
My food is all alkaline, high-vibration, nutritious and delicious! Fruit bowls are always available.
Green smoothies are offered aplenty to help muscle recovery. Quality products such as Udo’s Blend & Beyond Green Powders are included daily.
Daily we serve greens such as moringa, amla, spirulina, & many Ayurvedic food supplements that are available to us. Snacks also served throughout the day.
Raw Juice Camp is a pop-up bootcamp and we use different villas each year – our 2018 villa is a luxury haven hidden in the hills above the beach and its location gives us the perfect daily workout to get to the sands for some body toning.
The house has an indoor cinema, games room, outdoor pool, large gardens, space for indoor yoga and fitness and more. There are 5 large double bedrooms in the villa, three of which can be twins or doubles, the two larger rooms are suites.
There is air conditioning throughout and we also have a very large suite. Camping options are also available.
07:30 daily beach hike & workout (10k)
10:00 plant based breakfast
11:45 circuits/ HIIT/ tabata
12:30 pool workouts/team games
14:30 raw food workshops & snacks
16:30 yoga or pilates
19:00 movies/sunset yoga
21:00 moon meditation
Sharing twin/double ensuite room: £1500pp
Sharing twin/double ensuite superior room (larger room with balcony): £1600pp
Suite double (jacuzzi bath, 2 large balconies, living space, kitchenette, walk in wardrobe: £1700pp
Single occupancy rooms & camping are available. Please enquire.
Fitness & Yoga
Daily beach hikes and workouts
Sunset meditation sessions
Talks and demos
Juices, smoothies, superfoods and tonics
All meals, prepared raw, vegan, gourmet and delicious
2 chef workshops (minimum) in the kitchen
Raw chocolate workshop
Use of swimming pool
Use of games room
Signed copy of Stephanie’s book Spiralize
Copy of Stephanie’s 7-day juicing and raw foods detox ebook
Access to a library of wellness videos
Towels, shower and pool
Bottled water (9.5ph!)
Does not include
Massages and treatments
Indian head massage
Thai yoga massage
One to one yoga sessions
What past guests have said
I have been on lots of bootcamps. This is the most holistic bootcamp I have been on. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. It was an amazing holiday’ Marion, Dublin
‘Day one I knew this was going to exceed my expectations and it did. Stephanie and her team are amazing, professional and know what they are doing. Attention was paid to every detail. Stephanie’s warmth and passion is in everything. One of the best decisions I have made was to book this’ Ali, UK
To book this Raw Food Detox and Fitness Bootcamp send your enquiry to the team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on email@example.com.