A different kind of yoga retreat… This experience is a sustainable yoga retreat for people that don’t take it too seriously and want to have a good time while immersing themselves in nature and ancient culture, exploring the beautiful region of Alentejo, and enjoying great local food and wine.
This trip is very similar to our 7 day Surf, Yoga, & Wine Retreat – it’s just a couple of days shorter and doesn’t include the surf classes or the massage.
When was the last time you felt at one with your inner self and spent several days nurturing your body and mind?
Wait. Is that too zen for you? Let’s try again.
When was the last time you had some good glasses of wine or mimosas with a group of cool people while doing the tree pose? Sound better? We’ve got the thing for you…
These laid-back 5 days will fly by at this magical eco-haven in the Alentejo region of Portugal!
🧘🏽♀️ Find your sense of calm with daily yoga sessions in the open-air Shala in the woods (yoga is led by Nina, a certified instructor who will tailor the classes to each person’s ability).
🥗 Healthy meals and snacks using exclusively fresh, local, organic, and seasonal products (most meals are vegetarian, too!).
Menus change with each retreat, but here’s a sneak peek of what you might be served.
Feel free to also drool over the French Toast brunch or the vegetarian frittata.
🍷 Visit a local winery (and taste their wine), and visit a local artisan, too.
See what the winery tour is like.
… and in your ample free time, enjoy the pool, serene garden, meditation platform, wild beaches, and nearby trails for hiking or biking. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, try a surf class or horseback riding.
This sustainable yoga retreat takes place in Cercal do Alentejo, a historical rural village off the beaten path, located only a 15-minute drive away from the beach. You will stay at a beautiful property surrounded by nature where the hosts will welcome you like old friends. They will tell you about the history and local culture while taking you through the historical and coastal hiking trails nearby.
Get out of the city, explore a new setting, and unwind with yoga, wine, and friends. This “kinda” retreat is for people who practice and love yoga, or they’re just curious about it and all the amazing benefits it brings to your (cliché alert) body and mind. But it’s true. And also fun.
So come! Stay amongst the pine and oak trees, enjoy the delicious food and wine (again, it’s a big part of this trip!), and meet like-minded people.
This retreat has multiple set dates:
- November 26-30, 2022
- May 25-29, 2023
- June 15-19, 2023
- June 30-July 4, 2023
- July 19-23, 2023
- August 2-6, 2023
- August 26-30, 2023
- October 12-16, 2023
If you want to bring your own group, we recommend avoiding the crowded high season and coming in spring (April to June) or fall (September to November). The beaches are deserted, and the days are mostly sunny and warm (you’ll need a cardigan for the evenings though).
What is it Really Like?
Check out our blog post on Sustainable Retreats for an even deeper look into what to expect. Or, watch these three 20-second video clips to get a sense of a typical day at this beautiful eco-retreat center.