Spirit Health Yoga Retreat - Algarve
SPIRIT HEALTH RETREAT
Madhavi & Debbie will come down from the seat of a teacher and open their hearts to invite you in.
Join our spirit health women’s retreat to reconnect with your inner self, abundance & female wisdom within. Retreat for a week in a small seaside village in Aljezur and embark on a journey of self love, sisterhood and awakening your sacred health within. Moving freely, chanting meditative mantras, eating wholesome vegan meals, laughing, sharing yoga philosophy circles, doing daily hatha asanas and gathering barefoot under the moon at the nearest Monte Clerigo beach, with like minded women from all around the world. No matter your age, size, background or yoga level – every woman is welcome & loved for who they are.
Yoga can be a very practical tool to become healthy. Your spirit is calling for soul food, specially after the turmoil we go through on a global scale.
- Twice daily yoga, morning yang and afternoon yin (total 14 hour of yoga practice)
- Daily evening chanting before going to sleep (minimum of 5 hours chanting)
- Talks about Bhagavad Gita, the science of yoga in your daily life (minimum 3 hours, Bhagavad Gita is a required text for a yoga teacher training)
- Reading together from the same Bhagavad Gita that will be provided on the first day
- Experiencing offgrid rural living in a luxury setting
- Daily sharing and caring in ceremony circle
- 3 Shared meals a day, including tea water and fruits
Madhavi & Debbie met 7 years ago at the Yoga conference in Munich. They became instant friends. Over years this became closer and they shared many deep realisations on life, setting up their own individual business, reading the same books and of course also about their life relationships that come with ups and downs and reflecting on the inner self. This comes with many laughters and tears on all topics, but foremost they come with teachings. Always highlighting the best qualities of the other in the end of every conversation to summarise and remind the other we are spirit souls living in a demanding material world. They started to dream about hosting a retreat to empower other woman on living a more simple life with this higher conscious way of thinking. Sharing this lifestyle seems more then essential in the time we are living.
At the retreat Madhavi will lead daily Mantra Meditation and she´ll share her experience and knowledge about the healing power of essential oils and how they can bring balance and healing for body, mind and spirit.
Ana is a gorgeous local young woman. She is a plant-based chef with her own local guesthouse. She just recently came back from Bali studying in Ubud at a place that was one of Debbie’s favorite at the time she was living there. Ana’s plantbased food is made with a heart of sincere love for cooking and mother Earth. When you lay your eyes on her food, your mouth becomes a waterfall ready to jump in and benig swept away by your own tastebuds! She can cook macrobiotic, vegan and makes her own vegan cheese too.
We can’t wait to indulge in the local, seasonal & organic meals, 3 times a day
* Just lets us know if you have any specific diet prior to the retreat.
7am Yoga asana include meditation, pranayama & asanas by Debbie
9 am Breakfast
10 am Yoga Philosophy circle ceremony talks
Afternoon Workshop / (beach) nature walks / journaling / trip to town / unwind..
5pm Yin yoga by Debbie
7:30pm Meditative group chanting guided by Madhavi on Harmonium
The retreat center is a family run project that was born out of the desire to live in harmony with nature and with ourselves. Nestled in 20 hectares of native woodland and off the grid, we aim to provide a beautiful and inspiring stay in nature, far from the busy pace of modern life.
Motivated by our own life experiences, we host holistic, educational retreats and courses; and we promote a conscious lifestyle. We are situated in the countryside of Aljezur, Portugal. A short drive away from the breathtaking, unspoiled beaches of Southwest Algarve and the famous trails of Costa Vicentina Natural Park.
The yoga studio or “Gaia Shala” is a natural, organic clay / wood construction, situated in a magical window view at native old cork trees, which makes it a very special place to practice.
The guesthouse has 4 double and 2 triple rooms, and can host up to 14 people.
All rooms have en-suite bathroom, independent entrance and glass door to veranda with beautiful views. All is build in 2019 and styled in a neutral organic way with white sheets.
You have to rent a car at the airport but this is very cheap in Portugal. (Aprox € 8,- per day) Makes sure you also book an insurance because the car will drive into the rural life of the Algarve. Its an one hour drive. Debbie will whatsapp you the google map directions before boarding your flight. Your 3/4g phone is working in Portugal and no extra cost for roaming within EU. Car rental is not included in the retreat price. Driving in Portugal is very safe and easy.
Not Included in the retreat:
airport pickup - car rental (recommend car rental)
things outside our daily offered program
Travel Cancelation Insurance:
No one books with the intention of cancelling or postponing but unexpected things do happen, therefore we strongly recommend you to purchase travel cancelation insurance. Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason.