Seasonal Yoga Detox Retreats - 2020
More and more, my intention is to live in tune to the cycles of nature and to the seasons. Our bodies and minds naturally respond to these cycles and rhythms and I design my retreats to honour this sacred flow.
Spring Detox Retreat - March 4-8 2020
For this 4 day detox retreat, I have chosen a small, more intimate venue. Personally, I like a retreat to feel like home away from home, where we can all relax and hold space for each others' journey. As early March can still be a little chilly - especially early mornings and nights, the venue offers us comfort, coziness and warmth.
Alma Verde is situated in the South of Portugal, near the beautiful beaches of Burgau, Luz and Salema. With only 7 beds, the maximum number of participants is 6 - unless couples / friends who are happy to share a double bed, book, in which case it could be 7 participants. The villa has one single room with a double bed and three twin rooms. 3 of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms and one of the rooms has a bathroom next door to it - so kitchen helpers or therapists can use it during their hours of working.
It is a detox cleanse which includes nourishing smoothies, superfood shakes, soups and salads all made using organic, seasonal and local ingredients. For those wishing to do only juices, we can prepare these for you. The diet can help you lose weight, boost your energy levels and get you back on track with healthy eating. The Yoga and meditation practice are both calming for the mind and energising for the body - restoring you to a state of vitality and optimal health. It can be life changing too.
Wednesday - Arrival from 15h00. Alkalising food detox dinner
Thursday, Friday, Saturday - Yoga classes, Detox Cleanse
Friday - Alkalising breakfast and departure by 12h00
There is the option to do daily enemas.
In between yoga classes and meals, you can choose to explore the surrounding area, walk / cycle to the beach, lie by the pool or have a nap. Treatments are available during the free time.
A Typical Day:
07:30-08:00: Wake up and lemon water
08: 00-10: 00: Yoga - breathing, meditation, asana
10:00: Superfood shake or breakfast
10.30-14.00: Treatment, outing or time to chill
14.00-15:00: Smoothie or salad for lunch
15.00-16.00: More treatments to pamper yourself / free time
16.00-17.00: Tea, snacks and talk
17.00-19.00: Yoga, meditation and Yoga nidra
19.00-20.00: Delicious soup
20.30-21.30: Movie or free time
The closest airport is Faro. The venue is about 60 minutes drive from Faro. Transfers are not included in the cost, but I can help you arrange a taxi if you like, and can also link guests up with each other to share the taxi if travel times are similar. You could also rent a car, catch a bus / train. Transfers cost about €85 each way - cost to be confirmed at time of booking.
How to book:
To secure a booking I ask for a 50% deposit, payable by pay-pal or bank transfer. The balance is due the week before the retreat.
Single, en-suite: €820
Double / twin, en-suite: €590
Double / twin - separate bathroom: €560
10% discount for returning guests