Mindfulness and Yin Yoga Retreats in Portugal
Our yin yoga retreats are for those going through a stressful life period or work situations and need to rest, heal and recharge batteries, while spending some quality time with themselves. Living in the world, balancing love, work, family, finances and health is not an easy feat.
There are always incredible moments to be enjoyed but they are usually sustained and financed by long days of hard work. To maintain our health in such busy rhythm is often challenging and there are moments when one needs to take a break, a wholesome break, both for the body and the mind. This retreat offers exactly that, quality yoga and mindfulness teachings, therapeutically holistic treatments, healthy food and lots of time and space for you to disconnect and reconnect. A way that includes words like forgiveness, compassion, acceptance or empathy and at the same time the capacity to decline other people’s abusive behavior.
Welcome to this unique opportunity to heal and open your heart, supported by the softest side of yoga and the loving guidance of Jenny and Igor at Vale da Lama, Algarve Portugal.
Our yin yoga retreats are soft, healing and restorative retreats where people who need to take a break and recharge batteries have the opportunity to do it in the most wholesome environment. These retreats are for all levels.
Jenny and Igor entered into Hatha Yoga through Ashtanga Vinyasa, loved the feeling of committing to practice and that of giving movement to the meditative process. Over the years they have slowed down and so has their practice, moving in softer styles, such as Yin or slow flow asana. They are most interested in finding their voice, which practice suits me today? Practicing like this, asana becomes a vehicle for not only awareness but also joy and creativity. Their first meeting with meditation was through Vipassana and it is still a relevant part of our awareness training but we are also open to any self revelatory practice that offers a direct link to the heart.
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.
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.
You can chose to book:
Shared double €990
Shared triple €890
* 6 nights accommodation
* 3 daily organic vegetarian meals, additional snacks and teas available at all times
* 2 daily sessions of yoga and meditation
Does not include
* Travel insurance
* Transfers to and from Faro airport (We can assist with arrangements)
* Surf excursions (with or without instruction)
* Car or bike rental
* Swimming in the salt water pool
* Massage treatments
What past guests have said
”Jenny and Igor are probably the most inspiring yoga teachers i have encountered during my yoga practice for the last 10 years. They provide a unique opportunity to get to know your own body and your mind, always gentle and kind and never judgmental. Do yourself a big favor and learn from these gifted and beautiful teachers.” Dominique Haijtema, Journalist and author
How to get here
Faro is the nearest airport and there are various ways to get from there to Vale da Lama:
Shuttle service: You can book a shuttle from Faro to Lagos online approx €30/each way. 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. Buy online. Then take a train or a bus to Lagos. By train is €7,30 and by bus is a little bit less. 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). You can search for the best flight deals below.
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