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Yoga Retreat, Faro, Portugal

February 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - February 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am
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4th – 12th of February 2017 @ Monte Velho Eco Resort

Vinyasa ~ Yin ~ Yoga Nidra ~ Meditation

You can escape the city but you can’t escape yourself

How often do we distract ourselves from what we need to feel ? We make ourselves busy, take on more and more work or projects and focus on others, all so we can avoid feeling and experiencing what’s happening within ourselves. During this 8 day retreat, you will have the opportunity to connect to yourself on a deeper level. We will practice daily vinyasa yoga to become acquainted and absolutely present with the physical body. Muscles, bones and breath and all the benefits we get from moving them with consciousness. We will then practice Yin Yoga to balance out the dynamic yang (vinyasa) practice, to bring peace to our body and get more intimate with the sensations that arise, our mental chatter and mental state whilst boosting our Chi and keeping our joints juicy and healthy. And we will practice Yoga nidra to heal and get closer to our very essence, to plant seeds of change in our subconscious mind. We will meditate to bring everything into unity, to get present, focussed and clarity. Coupled with healthy, delicious vegetarian food and some discussions about nutrition, this is a week not to be missed.

Getting there:

The closest airport is Faro. The flight takes 2h30 from Orly Airport. Monte Velho is located in a village called Carrapateira which is 1h15 away from the airport. Airport transfers to and from the retreat center are provided, at a designated time.

Schedule : (Except Friday 10th of February. No class after brunch to discover the surroundings)

8.30am – 10.30am : Meditation + Vinyasa

10.30am – Noon : Free time

Noon : Brunch/Lunch

1pm – 4pm : Free time

4pm – 5.30pm : Yin Yoga

5.30pm – 6pm : Tea break

6pm – 7pm : Yoga Nidra

7pm – 9pm : Diner

9.30pm – 10pm : Silent Meditation (optional)

What’s included:

  • 9 days/8 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga and meditation practices with Philippe and Gemma
  • Accommodation twin, double, triple, or private room (depending on package chosen)
  • Airport transfers to and from the retreat center at a designated time
  • Vegetarian brunch, dinner and plentiful tea and snacks each day on site

What’s not included:

  • Flights
  • Use of the SPA (10 euros)
  • Extra activities such as massages (60 euros), surfing, horseriding etc

What to bring:

  • Your yoga mat (blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters are provided)
  • Yoga clothes for daily vinyasa practice plus extra yoga clothes or lounge clothes for yin, yoga nidra and meditation
  • A sweat towel (a bathroom towel is provided)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Swimwear (optional and weather dependant. Remember it’s winter!)
  • Warm clothes
  • Mountain shoes
  • A note pad and pen for journaling and note taking (optional)

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Pricing information
Earlybird price before December 24th Pricing from December 25th
Triple room : 870 euros Triple room : 970 euros
Double/twin room : 950 euros Double/twin room : 1050 euros
Single occupancy : 1200 eurosSingle occupancy : 1300 euros

How to book

Fill in the online booking form to reserve your place.

50% deposit by bank wire transfer or cash is required to secure your booking and 50% due 2 weeks prior arrival. The deposit is non refundable.

For questions, contact:

Philippe (FR)  /  www.beer-gabel.com

Gemma (ENG) /  www.gemmavassallo.com / email me

About Monte Velho Eco Retreat

We are staying at the beautiful Monte Velho Eco Retreats close to Faro where we will become conscious of the vast natural space around us, the strength of the elements in the region and the overwhelming beauty of one of the most secret places in the world. Accommodation consists of single, double, twin or triple rooms that are colourful, cosy and comfortable. All rooms have a private bathroom and a terrace with an outdoor hammock for you and your roommate to enjoy.


Our daily practices will take place in the Main Temple Casa das Pinhas, featuring round wood architecture and heated cork floor. There is excellent heating in the temple so you will be comfortable day and night.


You will have access to the SPA with hammam, sauna and treatment room as well as horse riding therapy (charges apply).

Click here to read more about this beautiful centre and its eco practices.

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Start: February 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
End: February 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am


Venue Name: Monte Velho Eco Retreats
Address: Carrapateira
Aljezur, 8670-230 Portugal

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