Yoga, Fitness & Adventure Retreat in Columberia, Portugal 30th March – 6th April

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Yoga, Fitness & Adventure Retreat in Columberia, Portugal

Join us on our yoga, fitness and adventure retreat in Columbeira for an invigorating and soulful week. This region of Portugal boasts some of the world’s most beautiful and pristine beaches. Picturesquely draped across sandstone cliffs above the blue Atlantic, sunny Columbeira is popular with travellers wanting to remove themselves from city life and dive into natural beauty and culture.

It’s equally renowned for spectacular ocean vistas and excellent seafood restaurants and is also a mecca for surfers, who come here for the great waves and camaraderie. Equally beautiful are the rolling hills and native farm lands where sheep make their daily strolls to the sounds of their own bells.

Surrounded by wineries and flower gardens galore, this area offers world class hiking trails that we’ll explore on foot and on horseback!

The accommodations we select and the activities we curate may bring you out of your comfort zone, encourage you to face fears and look at how you show up to new and exciting challenges. We work hard, play hard and rest hard. We start to break through patterns that have kept us from our full potential, all while building real friendships for life.

This hybrid adventure is perfect for someone looking for an active retreat designed to help you focus on your fitness & wellness while enjoying much deserved down time.

Enjoy soulful conversations with people from all over the world and absorbing the rejuvenating energy that comes from being secluded from the rest of the world for a few days.

This trip is designed to refresh and inspire you, and make you feel truly part of something.
We show up for ourselves and for each other, we dig deep, we play hard and come home transformed in some way, every time.

There are 1-2 yoga classes and one workout session each day, as well as arm balance and inversion workshops to help you learn to fly, meditation classes, group games and activities, hikes and amazing horseback riding treks through the wineries and rolling hills of southern Portugal.

Do the group things that make your soul play, and take the rest of the time to “do you,” get a massage, sit by the pool or chat with new friends.


We start the day with a Vinyasa Yoga class every morning and include a daily Metabolic Effect workout class (30 minute workouts at your own pace).

Yoga helps us get to know ourselves deeply, gifts us a valuable tool to help slow down and quieten our minds, and teaches us to develop a sense of confidence and ease in our body. Must-haves for a happy, healthy life from the inside out. Our classes are accessible and challenging for all levels (some yoga experience helps).

We will flow in the morning and enjoy a chill session in the evenings. Each retreat features at least one arm balance and inversion workshop to help you get upside down for a fresh perspective on life, and several Yoga Nidra meditation workshops!

If our day isn’t too activity-packed, we’ll often end the day with a yin or restorative yoga practice. being a kid again brings us back to who we truly are and gives us a chance to look at life with a fresh perspective.


The 30 minute workouts are rest-based (work until you can’t, rest until you can) making them individualized to all levels of fitness and made to get you great results, fast.

Gary Leake, the co-founder of Metabolic Effect Fitness, uses a combination of bodyweight exercises, plyometrics, weight training and cardio based drills in the workouts to turn you into a fat burning machine. Get ready to sweat

In between, there’s down time and lots of pre-planned activities including a workshop on how to maintain a balanced lifestyle, a session on standing upside down (handstands, headstands and other shenanigans, beginners welcome!), a mala bracelet making workshop and other opportunities to connect, or disconnect. Play is a big part of our programs – we believe that dropping the hats we wear and

Retreat schedule

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Airport Pickups & travel to resort
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception (Resort Info)
7:00 – 8:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 – 9:00 pm – Welcome Circle

7:30 am – 8:30 am – Yoga
8:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – 11:30 am – Opening Circle & Games
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Hike around the grounds
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Workout
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Birthday Celebrations!
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Evening Gathering

8:00 am – 8:30 am – Workout
8:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – 11:00 am – Inversion Workshop
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Visit to Obidos Village
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Yoga & Meditation
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Evening Gathering

Coasteering Adventure depart 7:30 am
For those opting out:
8:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast
1:00 – 2:00 pm – Lunch
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm – Yoga
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Evening Gathering

7:00 am – 7:30 am – Workout
7:30 am – 8:30 am – Yoga
8:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Wine Tasting
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Restorative Yoga
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Evening Gathering

7:30 am – 9:30 am – Surf Lesson
9:30 am – 10:30 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – 11:30 pm – Group Activity
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Workout
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Yoga
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Evening Gathering

7:30 am – 8:30 am – Yoga
8:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Horseback Ride
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Workout
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Yoga & Meditation
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Closing Circle

7:30 am – 8:30 am – Yoga
8:30 am – 9:30 am – Light Breakfast
10:00 am – Airport departures begin
10:00 – 12:00 pm – Lunch for those leaving later

We welcome all levels of experience and make our classes accessible yet challenging, inspiring and fun for everyone. You don’t need to be a yogi or a fitness buff – you just need to be a human being interested in exploring, playing, growing and getting your movement on! Basic familiarity with yoga is recommended but not required.


Buddha Retreats is a yoga and surf retreat in Portugal 70km north of Lisbon in the picturesque village of Columbeira. We offer a place where guests can relax and recharge and slow down from the often fast-paced daily life and take care of body and mind.
To keep a family-feel we never have more than 20 guests staying in our beautiful Quinta in comfortable single and double bedrooms. The spacious gardens surrounding Buddha Retreats make sure that there is more than enough space for everyone to enjoy their stay.

The property consists of a main house, several additional buildings, terraces, an indoor and outdoor yoga studio, a swimming pool, a small river, fruit trees, a meditation garden and rural land. The gardens surrounding the main house have around 5000 m2 and offer enough space to relax.


Cuisine will be mostly vegetarian, with a fish option offered for several meals throughout the week. Each day features breakfast, lunch and dinner with afternoon snacks, beverages, coffee and alcoholic beverages on request.

Room options

SINGLE ROOM (only 1 left)
Enjoy complete privacy in your own room! Available for a solo traveler only.
This rooms shares a bathroom with another adjacent room on the same floor.

Double rooms consist of 1 queen sized bed and 1 twin sized bed (first to reserve is the first to get the bigger bed). These rooms have their own private terrace but share a bathroom with another room.


Triple rooms include 3 twin beds and a shared bathroom among the 3 guests in the room. The room also includes a private terrace! Can be booked by 3 friends traveling together, or by solo travelers – we can help find roommates!

Retreat Price

Prices are in US Dollars

DOUBLE ROOM $1,895 per person
TRIPLE ROOM $1,695 per person


  • 7 nights accommodation in a private or shared room
  • 3 daily gourmet meals (veg., vegan, gluten free available)
  • 2 daily yoga & meditation sessions
  • 1 daily workout class
  • 2 Arm balance & inversion workshops
  • Round trip airport shuttle from/to Lisbon Airport (LIS)
  • Group hike through gardens & mountains around resort
  • Goody bag with fun & useful surprises
  • Day trip to the medieval town of Obidos
  • Group activities & workshops

Does not include

  • Airfare to LIS airport (Lisbon)
  • Gratuities for resort staff
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Spa/massage service

Optional activities

  • Coasteering (outdoor adventure)
  • Horseback riding
  • Wine Tasting
  • Surfing
  • Massages/spa services

What past guests have said

“There was a place for anything you needed. Quiet time, space to push yourself out of your comfort zone, morning or afternoon activities to allow for time with your new found friends. I felt like I met a tribe of people I know are making this world a better place back in their ‘real worlds’. It was definitely a transformative week.” – Krista B., 2018

“This experience was completely transformative to the well being on my soul. The connections made with strangers from all over the world were authentic and absent of ego. We became a family almost instantly! I felt comfortable and supported and encouraged to be my true self. I am forever grateful for Nathania because she had a vision and held her vision into its fruition. Thank you for having the courage to dream big! I will travel anywhere to be apart of such a beautiful and brilliant team. Thank you.” – Anonymous, 2016

Location and how to get there

Buddha Retreat centre is located in Columberia, 45 minutes North of Lisbon, Portugal. Plan to fly into Lisbon Airport (LIS) on March 30th before 4:00 pm.

A shuttle service will pick you up from Lisbon airport and transfer you and other retreaters to Buddha Retreat (airport transfer included in package). Plan to fly out of Lisbon Airport on April 6th in the early afternoon. We recommend Skyscanner to search for the best airfare.


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