5 Top Yoga Retreats in Portugal (Fitness & Surf Heaven)

Fast becoming the first choice for searching out that relaxed holiday vibe, and proving a popular destination to return to, again and again.

The dry and sunny climate is an absolute joy, making the rugged beaches and quaint villages and towns a real delight to pass time at.

The culture and food are a delight, everybody is so relaxed and there is a pervading focus on enjoying daily life to it’s most.

Portugal has everything, more and more people are realising that this is a great location to find any type of yoga holiday on your list. Most popular of note is the surf yoga retreat making the most of the great surf, white sandy beaches and wide selection of competent instructors at the retreat centers dotted along it’s gorgeous coastline.

Time spent on a detoxification program on a transformational wellness retreat at one of the many established destination resort spas is an ideal way to immerse yourself in a healthy holiday here, to return home refreshed and ‘up for life’. 

Maybe it’s time to consider one of these options as your next getaway in Europe and join with the many others in discovering for yourself this emerging jewel of a retreat destination. Portugal really is a diamond.

Think pine forests, olive orchards, dry and sparse land leading to the salty air nearby the wide wind swept beaches. Your next yoga holiday will be a joy at one of the many retreat centres in Portugal, with daily yoga classes in an array of yoga styles to match your activities – morning dynamic followed by afternoon restorative is a big trend, with surfing instruction during the middle part of the day if that’s on your retreat program schedule. It may be you can even join a few yoga classes on the beach.

Get ready to book your next yoga holiday in incredible and enchanting Portugal.

 

1. Retreat- 8 Day Yoga and Surf Retreat in Portugal
Location- Consolacao, Portugal
Prices from $600

Explore the beach, sea, surf and your yoga in Portugal, enjoy great food and
a refreshing yoga holiday keeping you active, refreshed and healthy amongst the raw nature. 
 
Avail yourself of experienced competent instruction for beginners in both surf and yoga, deepen your practice and discover how it feels to ride the waves on the beach.
 

yoga by the sea

 

2. Retreat- 7 Day Surf, Nourish and Iyengar Yoga Retreat Portugal
Location- Aljezur, Portugal
Prices from $1000

Start the day with a morning invigorating class, working through alignment principles. After a fun action-packed day of surf, participate in an evening restorative yoga session, calming the senses and relaxing the body into stillness through stretching.

group on the beach

 

3. Retreat- 7 Day Surf and Yoga Retreat in Portugal
Location- Torres ~Vedras, Portugal
Prices from $1000

Enjoy vegetarian cooking, relax and stretch with daily yoga, appreciate the local nature during walks and treks…get dirty on the farm.

Participate in a small retreat in a comfortable house with 5 private en-suite rooms and a beautiful garden with an extensive farm full of diversity.

Hatha Yoga classes take place in the morning, before breakfast. The classes are for all skill levels. Catch some waves and feel the pleasure of riding them.

surfing on low beach waves

 

4. Retreat- 7 Night De-Stress Wellness Retreat Portugal
Location- Albufeira, Portugal
Prices from $2600

Inspired by Oriental treatments, this SPA offers 9 treatment rooms, including a Vichy shower room, massage rooms and beauty parlours with outdoor terraces, 2 tents and an outdoor pavilion for couple treatments, with a garden, private jacuzzi and a fantastic view overlooking the Atlantic ocean. 

Join this professional team for seven nights on a de-stress program designed to help you find balance, peace and tranquility on every level.

Surrendering to the power of touch is the best way to reduce stress, as well as regain your vitality and to improve daily productivity. Unwind with various unique activities and treatments in this program that include one nature walk, two meditation classes, one Shiatsu Massage, one Reflexology Treatment, one Kaori Massage, one Relaxing Massage and one Ostheopathic Treatment. More –  Epic Sana Algarve Hotel

 

hotel pool garden by beach

5. Retreat- 8 Day Yoga Trail Retreat Portugal

Location- Ericeira, Portugal
Prices from $590

Yoga is for everyone, so you do not need to be an aficionado, nor to be in top form. Each class includes the practice of pranayama (breathing exercises), asanas (seat, posture) and savasana (relaxation at the end of the class). The morning classes will be the Vinyasa Flow, a gentle practice of Hatha yoga which focuses on the synchronization of the breath (prana) with the postures (asanas). It is a dance of the asanas always in connection with breathing to calm the mind.

Let the breath be your guide to liberate your mind and increase your inner peace, harmony, love and joy. Practicing yoga will help to harmonize the nervous system, increase the sense of balance of body and mind and strengthens the lymphatic system.

Traditionally the evening classes are more soft, slow, restorative or yin yoga to integrate the day and prepare for a great rest for the night. Let yourself emerge into the flow of your yoga practice. Enjoy the breathing, and relax deeply your body, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and also your mind. Let yourself lead your own breath through a class full of regeneration, recreation, and calm.

Whether you are seeking a wellness break or a more active vacation – additional wellness treatments and activities like surfing lessons, hiking, and mountain biking trips or creative evening events can be arranged. 

The cost of this retreat includes your 7-night accommodation, 7 delicious and nourishing breakfast buffets, 6 delicious and healthy lunch & dinner buffets.

Portugal coastline

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Kelly Fielding

Kelly is a passionate writer, enthusiastic yogi and professional sunrise chaser. Kelly has traveled and worked extensively around the world in health resorts, detox centers, and wellness retreats. Specialising in health and wellness, her written work is regularly published in both print and online media. A gypsy heart and lover of nature, Kelly finds inspiration in the world around her and translates her visions into whimsical stories and creative projects.

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