A retreat is a safe haven where you can rest, sleep, eat well and be taken care of, so you can feel and heal your body, hear your own thoughts and look at life with a bit of distance and a fresh perspective. An opportunity to lick the wounds and mend the cracks that life’s wear and tear inevitably creates. Yoga and meditation are essential tools to deepen and accelerate the process of healing that takes place during this time off. Enhanced breath and body awareness when brought to ergonomic postural alignment and energy efficient movement patterns, creates the ideal circumstances for the mind to relax and open up so the body can repair itself and you can get a lighter, kinder view of yourself.
All practices and training methods for either mind or body will be simply explained, in a clear and accessible language. The explanations are skilfully multi-layered so both inexperienced and experienced practitioners can learn at their own level and take back home a new wave of inspiration for their practice. We also offer two distinct experiences:
A Healing Retreat for those who want rest, hammock time, reading books and taking calm walks in between classes and meals. Soft yoga styles (Yin, Restorative, Soft Flow, Pranayama or Meditation) will take precedence during this week.
A Surf and Yoga Retreat if you are looking for action, dancing with nature and feeling like a kid again. Yoga to warm up in the morning and to cool off in the evening, will assist you through this adventure.
A general atmosphere of kindness, respect, awareness and common sense is provided, allowing you to feel comfortable in your own skin as you go through the week, without any of the specific yogic or spiritual expectations that are often associated with these kind of events. You as you are is good enough.
Our retreats in Algarve, Portugal take place in Vale da Lama
We have chosen to work in a natural organic environment.
Vale da Lama is an Eco retreat center where nature and her needs have taken main stage, all integrated in a tasteful beautiful environment where all the food served is organic vegetarian.
Our lovely cooks provide the vegetarian meals with fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden. Most food is produced on the farm, organic and seasonal. Other products are mainly from local producers.
In Vale da Lama you can take a plunge in the pool, relax in a hammock with a book and also partake in various activities at the farm getting to know permaculture farming and harvesting. The Sweet Spot Cafe & Farm Shop are perfect spots to buy organic products from the farm or taste a glass of organic wine.
The resort consists of 9 spacious rooms, all with en suite bathroom. Ground floor, with mezzanine levels provide additional space, each room is based on kind of minimalism, with less stuff, less stress and less impact on the environment.
Vale da Lama is a solar passive house, where room temperature is controlled by sun exposure through the blinds, with the surrounding trees and nearby ocean provide all the air conditioning you could ever need.
There is complimentary high-speed internet in the main sections of the house, but rooms are intended to be Wi-Fi-free zones to avoid 24/7 connectivity, and support optimum relaxation and rest.
Vale da Lama is a 20 minute walk to the coast or a 40 minute walk to Meia Praia beach.
Quinta do Vale da Lama
EN 534 Vale da Lama