Family Yoga Retreat with organic food in Portugal, 22nd - 28th July

Family Yoga Retreat with organic food in Portugal, 22nd – 28th July

A week in nature, in a permaculture farm, organic meals, supervised children activities during the yoga classes, gardens, pool and farm activities on the premises, the beach 40 minutes walk away (5 minutes by car). Safe without being totally secluded, relaxed but without boring the kids to death. And with two ‘Yoga for Parents’ classes a day on the menu, you’ll get those sweet little breaks that are so necessary for us parents. Jenny and Igor are our teachers and apart from years of teaching yoga, they are also parents and know how hard it can be to practice, get some grown up time and at the same time knowing that their child is safely taken care of and having fun  provides a unique opportunity for parents and children vacationing together and all doing what they enjoy and at the same time get some quality time together.

Accommodation

Our retreats in Algarve, Portugal take place in vale da lama. We have chosen to work in a natural organic environment. Vale da Lama is an Eco retreat center where nature and her needs have taken main stage, all integrated in a tasteful beautiful environment where all the food served is organic vegetarian.

In Vale da Lama you can take a plunge in the salt water pool, relax in a hammock with a book and also partake in various activities at the farm getting to know permaculture farming and harvesting. The Sweet Spot Cafe and Farm Shop are perfect spots to buy organic products from the farm or taste a glass of organic wine.

The resort consists of 9 spacious rooms, all with en suite bathroom. Vale da Lama is a solar passive house, where temperature is controlled without any use of electricity, only by sunlight and firewood. Vale da Lama is a 20 minute walk to the coast or a 40 minute walk to Meia Praia beach.

Cuisine

Our lovely cooks provide the vegetarian meals with fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden. Most food is produced on the farm, organic and seasonal. Other products are mainly from local producers. 3 daily organic vegetarian meals are served, additional snacks, fruits and teas available at all times. Additional snacks for the children. We can also accommodate for food allergies and intolerances.

Retreat price

Prices are in Euros
Shared double per person (please observe that as a single parent shared double will be shared with another single parent). Single (price for single occupancy, one adult).

Adults
Shared double €990.00 per person
Single €1,300.00

Children
0-4 yrs old €500.00
4-12 yrs old €670.00
12-16 yrs old €750.00
16-up considered as a grown-up 6 nights accommodation

Includes

* 6 nights accommodation
* 3 daily organic vegetarian meals, additional snacks and teas available at all times
* Additional snacks for the children
* 2 daily sessions of yoga for grown-ups
* Child minders with 2 daily activities for the children
* 1 family yoga session
* All equipment including yoga mats, blankets, pillows, blocks, straps etc

Does not include

* Airfare
* Travel insurance (compulsory for everyone to have)
* Transfers to and from Faro airport (We can assist with arrangements)

Optional activities

* Massage treatments other therapists
* Surf excursions (with or without instruction)
* Car or bike rental

What past guest have said

“Yoga, as most things in life, can be a true art when practiced and taught properly. Both Igor and Jenny are artists in their field, able to convey the essence of what yoga really is about to students of all levels and backgrounds. As a yoga teacher myself, I have greatly benefited from them. The world needs good teachers, and they definitely are!”.  Kaya Peters, a yoga teacher and holistic lifestyle coach

“Deep and light. If I had to choose two words to describe the yoga retreat, these would be the ones. Jenny and Igor are two very special teachers who teach from their hearts. No dogmas, but intuition and presence are what make their classes true and real. The talks we had were a valuable addition that created space to think about life and what yoga can do and means for us living on earth in the 21st century. At last: the soft approach really made me dive deep and made me realize that I could relax more, and more, and more I feel very grateful and thankful for bringing back my love for the practice of yoga.” Tessa, Amsterdam

“I had a great time with Jenny and Igor from Jewel of Yoga. They are a lovely gentle couple, with their love of yoga and life shining through. We were taught techniques to help the body which can be applied to any yoga style. The Yin yoga and meditation were very healing. The food at the retreat was delicious and filling. We even asked for a few of the recipes! The accommodation was in a beautiful setting and about a 30 minutes bike ride to the beach. Even on a hot day there was a gentle breeze blowing on the ride.” Freya, Surrey

How to get here

Faro is the nearest airport and there are various ways to get from there to Vale da Lama. We recommend Skyscanner to search for the best airfare.

Shuttle service
You can book a shuttle from Faro to Lagos on-line approx. €30/each way www.faroshuttlebus.com. Then take a taxi from Lagos to Vale da Lama €12-15.

Public transport
The bus goes from the airport to Faro (every 30min) +/- €2,20 www.en.aeroportodefaro.com/buses. Then take a train or a bus to Lagos.

By train is 7,30€ and by bus is a little bit less www.en.aeroportodefaro.com/trains
  www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/
www.eva-bus.com then a taxi from Lagos to Vale da Lama €12-15

Car service
I can assist you with a booking, however please be sure you want it before you book as this is a private service and it causes problems for them when transfers are cancelled. The cost is €75 each way (cash payment).To book the car service I will need the flight number, the departing airport, estimated time of arrival and a phone number so the car service can reach you. You will receive a confirmation before your departure and the
pick-up is to the left as you exit the arrival hall. There will be a sign with your name.

If possible I try to coordinate with other arrivals to share the cost but it is not always doable. If you are joining the surf retreat, I need to have your height and weight for the surf equipment and your birth date for the insurance.

Please let us know your approximate time of arrival for planning purposes. Should you arrive very late in the evening, you need to call Vale da Lama before you arrive so they can come down and meet you to show you to your room. Should you arrive earlier, you can always lounge around until the room is ready.

The address to Vale da Lama is:
Quinta do Vale da Lama
EN 534 Vale da Lama
8600-258
Odiáxere
Lagos

What to pack

Mosquito repellent
Beach towel
Bathing suit
Indoor slippers
Sweater or fleece (thicker once for winter months)
Walking shoes
Flashlight

Booking

Receive a complimentary shiatsu treatment when you book through Soul Seed Travel. Fill in the booking form by clicking on the ‘enquire about this retreat’ button below. You can also contact the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com with any questions you may have.

Description

Family Yoga Retreat with organic food in Portugal

A family yoga retreat week in nature, in a permaculture farm, organic meals, supervised children activities during the yoga classes, gardens, pool and farm activities on the premises, the beach 40 minutes walk away (5 minutes by car). Safe without being totally secluded, relaxed but without boring the kids to death. And with two ‘Yoga for Parents’ classes a day on the menu, you’ll get those sweet little breaks that are so necessary for us parents. Jenny and Igor are our teachers and apart from years of teaching yoga, they are also parents and know how hard it can be to practice, get some grown up time and at the same time knowing that their child is safely taken care of and having fun  provides a unique opportunity for parents and children vacationing together and all doing what they enjoy and at the same time get some quality time together.

 

 

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