Anula Maiberg and James Crader are coming to Portugal for a week of Pilates NS exploration of movement. If you know them, you know that this will be an incredible week and if you don’t know them…get ready for bouts of inspiration, sparks of brilliance and a smile from the universe! And don’t forget — you don’t have to be special to attend. This retreat is for very real people, just like you and me!
This retreat will fill up quickly and spaces are limited, but do know that anyone can join. We want to make this incredible experience of learning and getting up close and personal with some of the industries best teachers. Get ready for a high energy and unforgettable week.
Our home for this retreat week will be Monte Velho, a breath-taking yoga retreat venue with a stunning round yoga hall, sitting on top of the hills of the Algarve’s west coast. The spaciousness of the retreat and its surroundings invite to get lost and fully immersed in nature. Adjacent to a holistic riding center and not far from the Atlantic sea, Mote Velho feels like a world apart.
The retreat venue, surrounded by nature serves freshly prepared vegetarian meals and whenever possible uses seasonal vegetables, herbs and fruit harvested from their permaculture organic gardens. Suitable for vegetarians, vegans, gluten, dairy, sugar-free… and of course for everyone else.
The holistic center is designed to offer all the comfort and space we will need for our practise and own time. The main temple Casa das Pinhas with its heated floor will be our practise and movement space.
Between activities you can relax or study in a variety of calm and peaceful spaces that were placed for the purpose of joy and contemplation, all with amazing views of the surroundings. A large common living room invites to make new friends and exchange experiences, while the cosy bed rooms and suites serve as your personal little oasis.
Prices are in Euros
Twin Share Room €1750*
As the availability for this retreat is limited, we recommend two people sharing a room. All rooms are cosy and colorful with lots of light, twin beds and en suite bathrooms. Most have a terrace with a daybed and hammock, so you can find a nook for yourself. If you come with a spouse or partner, beds can be converted to a double bed and if you come alone and would like to share a room, we will match you with another participant (same gender).
Triple Shared Room €1650*
For groups of friends or those on a tighter budget, chose a triple shared room. All have an en-suite bathroom, mezzanine, living room and a terrace with daybed and hammock overlooking the landscape. For groups of 4 booking together, these rooms can be converted to 4 single beds (same pp price as triple). If you come alone and would like to share a room, we will match you with other participants (same gender).
Single Room €1990*
For a privacy and extra comfort a few rooms are available for single occupancy. Availability is extremely limited for those single rooms and will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.
* We will try our best to help you avoid bank and transfer charges, but if they do occur, all bank/PayPal charges must be carried by the participant.
* 6 nights at Montevelho Eco Retreat
* all meals (daily healthy, delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner)
* daily morning mindfulness practice lead by Anula
* twice daily Pilates classes and workshops to ‘make the shift happen’
* room for discussion, questions and free practice
* free time to spend by the beach, take a surf lesson, holistic horse-experience or a guided nature walk (see optional programme)
* 60-minute massage
* transportation to/from Faro International Airport
* wonderful memories & new friends
* International flights
* Travel insurance
* Additional private classes with Miriam or Mareile
* Surfing, kitesurfing
* Massages, spa treatments
How to get here
We will provide transportation from/to Faro airport, from where it is a 1.5 hr drive to the retreat center. If you are coming from Lisbon and prefer to arrive by road (car rental is possible), it’s about 3 hrs. Please make sure you enquire about a necessary visa and passport validity according to your nationality. We recommend Skyscanner to search for the best airfare.
To book your place on this pilates retreat at Motevelho, fill in the form below. You can also email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.