Portugal Yoga Holiday on the Algarve

18th-25th May 2024

Join Nichi for a fantastic holiday near Alvor. Enjoy a week of yoga, sunshine and coastal walks. This area is well known for its fantastic beaches and pretty villages. Staying in the countryside just 15 minutes from the coast you will love the peace and quiet. The two villas sit side by side and have 10 bedrooms. You can opt to share a twin bedroom with a friend or have your own king size room for no extra cost. Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis so do email Nichi first with your room request. May is the perfect time to visit Portugal- you can expect plenty of sunshine and quiet beaches at this time of year.

The villa is about 45 minutes drive from Faro airport. Please do not book your flight until Nichi has confirmed numbers. Transport costs £60 per person for the week- this includes pick up from Faro airport at 6pm on Saturday 18th and return back to Faro at 4pm on Saturday 25th and local transport to beach and nearby town during the week.

This retreat is open to adults of all ages with some regular yoga experience. You will need to bring a yoga mat, yoga block and a belt. A shawl or blanket is also recommended for relaxation/meditation.

Programme

Saturday

7pm arrivals/ orientation welcome

8pm Dinner

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

8 am Meditation + Pranayama

8:30 am Yoga

10:00 am Breakfast

11am Free time- Beach trip to Alvor or Luz, Coastal walk or stay at villa and relax. Packed lunch provided.

4 pm -5:30 pm Yoga Workshop ( around requests from group)

7 pm Dinner

9 pm Yamuna Face Massage + guided relaxation

Wednesday + Friday

8am Meditation

8:30am Yoga

10am Breakfast

11:30-1 pm Workshop ( around requests from group)

1 pm Brunch

2 pm-9pm Trip to coast for swim, coastal walk. Dinner out. Free time

Saturday

7:00am Meditation

7:30 am Yoga

9 am Breakfast

10 am Departures – possible trip to Silves before airport depending on flights.

Investment

£900 per person for private room

£700 per person for shared twin room

Price includes all yoga + workshops. All food is included apart from two evening meals out on Wednesday + Friday evening. Transport to and from beaches. Transfers to and from Faro if travelling from Leeds/Bradford. There may be an extra charge if you arrive or leave on a different flight. We will try to coordinate arrival and departure times as a group. Travel insurance is not included and is advised especially once flights are booked.

Reserve Your Space

Nichi is only taking a small group- maximum 12 students on this holiday so book your place by emailing her [email protected]. A deposit of £200 is required to secure your space. This deposit is not refundable but you can be transfer it to a friend if you are unable to attend. Full balance is due by 1st March 2024.

Pay Monthly

You can opt to pay monthly with 10 installments of £90 for a private room or £70 for a twin shared room. Just let Nichi know when booking.

About Nichi

Nichi first discovered Portugal in 2003 when she ran her first yoga retreat there. This retreat actually began her dream of having a studio and she fell in love with the Algarve, the coast and the portuguese way of life. 19 years on and her love affair with Portugal and running yoga retreats in wonderful places continues. She has organised and taught over 55 retreats as well as having a yoga studio. She has students attend retreats from all over Europe and the U.K. Nichi has been teaching for over 22 years and offers a high level of attention, intuition and knowledge in her classes. She is able to teach all levels in an inclusive and encouraging way. The retreat location and downtime are very important aspects of these experiences. She knows how precious holiday time is for her students. Her yoga holidays are always a good balance of getting on the mat and time for you. She strongly encourages students to do what they need each day. Group activities are always optional and each student is asked to have input on what they would like to explore in the afternoon workshops.

Nichi knows this area really well so you can expect well researched visits to charming places and great swimming spots!!