Yoga retreats in Portugal

Retreats in Portugal to book, such as yoga and coaching holidays

Book a week of relaxing yoga and soothing sound baths amongst the trees in Central Portugal


Highlights

  • Daily outdoor vinyasa yoga with a view, guided by Helen Keates, whose ashtanga-inspired flow yoga promotes mindfulness, health and well-being through synchronicity of breath, movement and stillness
  • Explore meditation techniques during Lizzy O'Connor's restorative sound bath sessions
  • Take a mindful swim in the clear, still, river lagoon surrounded by trees
  • Enjoy our deliciously fresh, healthy, homegrown, homemade food
  • Indulge in a spot of healing forest bathing or relax in the plunge pool overlooking our olive grove

We created Relaxscape as a place for you to escape from the stresses of your everyday life. It offers a calm and tranquil environment to reconnect with nature and recharge your body and mind.

You'll stay in our charmingly restored 100 year old home that combines traditional style and modern comforts, set in a peaceful olive grove surrounded by trees and amazing views leading down to a beautiful river lagoon. In all of our retreats we invite you to explore relaxation and wellbeing by enjoying these restorative natural surroundings.

Overview

Our Yoga and Sound Bath Retreat Week is designed for people who enjoy a regular yoga practice and who would also like to enjoy a relaxing holiday in Central Portugal. Throughout the week, we'll offer daily yoga sessions outside on our reclaimed wood yoga platform overlooking the olive grove, or down by the river's edge. We'll explore relaxation techniques through breathing, meditative sound baths and consciously enjoying the peace and beauty of our natural surroundings.

We're delighted to have Helen Keates with us for our June yoga retreat. Helen has been teaching dynamic flow yoga in Kent, UK since 2008, and has recently completed a 500-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with esteemed teacher training school, YogaLondon. Her gentle teaching style makes her classes fun, informative, challenging, and ultimately hugely restorative.

Lizzy O'Connor a qualified nurse, musician and sound therapist will ease you into a state of meditation with intuitive soundscapes and one to one gentle sound bath sessions tailored to your individual needs.

You can read more about Helen and Lizzy here.

During the rest of your stay, you are free to relax in our secluded grounds, cool off in the plunge pool, take a swim in the river lagoon, or explore the local area walks. We have bicycles available for guests to use and can arrange lifts into the nearby town of Tomar if you feel the need for some Unesco World Heritage sightseeing!

We can welcome a maximum of nine guests currently (until we have restored the rest of the property), which creates a cosy, intimate retreat and means our facilitators will be able to spend more one-to-one time with you. The comfortable rooms all have private en-suites. There are three single rooms with showers, and three larger double or twin rooms with shower and deep soak baths overlooking the beautiful gardens.

Downstairs, there is a spacious open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting room, where you can help yourself to breakfast, lunch and refreshments and where we'll come together to eat a locally sourced (homegrown where possible!), home-cooked meal in the evenings, or out on the surrounding terraces. Our healthy meal offering is usually vegetable and fish-centric, but we can cater for vegetarians, vegans, and lactose- or gluten-free diets (and carnivores!). If you prefer, we'll suggest some local restaurants where you can go to enjoy some more traditional Portuguese food.

We try to be as eco conscious as possible at Relaxscape, respecting our environment, using natural materials where we can, re-using and recycling, renewable energy, and growing (and eating!) seasonal, organic produce on site. We kindly ask our guests to respect these principles and our home when they stay with us as they help to create a more sustainable world for us all.

Programme

Day 1

  • Arrive at Relaxscape. Transfers can be arranged from Entroncamento or Tomar train station, or from Ferreira do Zêzere bus station. (For an extra cost we can arrange an airport transfer for you)
  • Evening: Welcome Dinner

Day 2

  • Morning guided yoga practice
  • Breakfast, free time, lunch
  • Afternoon relaxation
  • Early evening guided yoga practice
  • Dinner

Day 3

  • Morning guided yoga practice
  • Breakfast, free time, lunch
  • Afternoon relaxation
  • Early evening sound bath
  • Dinner

Day 4

  • Morning guided yoga practice
  • Breakfast, free time, lunch
  • Afternoon relaxation
  • Early evening riverside yoga practice
  • Dinner

Day 5

  • Morning guided yoga practice
  • Breakfast, free time, lunch
  • Afternoon relaxation
  • Early evening sound bath
  • Dinner

Day 6

  • Morning guided yoga practice
  • Breakfast, free time, lunch
  • Afternoon relaxation
  • Early evening riverside yoga practice
  • Dinner

Day 7

  • Breakfast and check-out
  • Travel home (or onwards to explore more of Portugal!)

Dates

Next available retreat: 4th - 10th June 2019

We run our Yoga and Sound Bath Retreats in March, April, May, June, July and October.

Please note

This retreat is not suitable for complete beginners to yoga. All activities are undertaken at your own risk and you must ensure you have adequate insurance to cover you during your stay. Relaxscape cannot be held liable for any loss, damage or injury that may occur as a result of your decision to participate in any retreat activity.

We consciously incorporate plenty of free, self-reflection time into our retreats (even if that means helping out with some gardening, or mending some old bikes!) as our aim at Relaxscape is to help you to discover the benefits of relaxation, of "just being". Our facilitators are all trained to offer you gentle guidance to enable you to improve your emotional and physical wellbeing.

We are welcoming you into our home in a small, tranquil village, so please be respectful of your surroundings, our village neighbours and your fellow retreat members during your stay.

Prices

This retreat is £700 per person on a shared room basis. (1 room with 2 twin beds and 2 rooms with double beds suitable for a couple or close friends available at this price). Come with your partner, a friend, one of your children, or enjoy the experience of sharing with a friend you haven't met yet!

Day passes - €25 per day or €100 for the week

We're looking forward to welcoming you at Relaxscape and to sharing with you the special calm and beauty of this wonderful area of Central Portugal.

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