October 9-15, 2024
Led by Tristina Kennedy & Michael Fong
Soak up the enchantment of Portugal from the moment you arrive. If you’re looking for a truly LUXURIOUS getaway, then this is the retreat for you! Imagine yourself lounging by the stunning rooftop pool, drinking in moments of relaxation, taking a short stroll to the water, and connecting with other retreaters..
This retreat will offer daily yoga practices and group activities. There will also be free time to enjoy the beauty of doing nothing or to venture out and experience the richness of immersing in different cultures.
We will enjoy a week together in the heart of charming Olhão, a fishing town located in the Algarve region of southern Portugal (known for having 300+ days of sunshine every year!). The old town is a warren of narrow cobbled streets, full of hidden nooks, and beautiful historic features. The daily covered markets are regarded as some of the best in Portugal. The village also boasts a blossoming community of artists, plus easy access to a host of wonderful islands just off the coast that can be explored by a quick boat trip. Olhão is full of light and magic!
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Activities & Yoga
Each day begins with meditation and pranayama (breathwork) to ground and connect you within. Indulge in twice daily yoga in a variety of styles suitable for all levels (Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin/Restorative). Morning yoga classes will be held on the rooftop terrace to the sound of church bells, racing pigeons, and the town waking up. There is also a lovely indoor space for some of our practices + meditation.
Twice daily yoga (as schedule allows)
Feast on scrumptious meals cooked by our private chef (daily brunch + dinner)
Day trip to one of the nearby islands for time at the beach
Enjoy a farm to table lunch at a 4th generation family winery
Visit the bustling traditional market for a feast of the senses
Indulge in an authentic tapas dinner at a local spot in town
Our schedules are specially created to allow for your enjoyment of personal space and free time. Bring your journal, books, and whatever else you've been wanting to indulge in! We believe in choice and options for your retreat experience, so you can always opt out of any activities in the program should you wish.
Other activities that we can help arrange for (based on availability):
- Stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking
- Bicycle ride along through the Rio Formosa Natural Park
- Tile painting workshop with a local artist
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Our Stunning Property
Our private luxury residence is located in the heart of Olhao, among picturesque cobbled streets, cubist fishermen's dwellings, and faded merchants’ houses. It is just a short stroll from the waterfront, local restaurants/bars, fabulous markets, and a lovely selection of family-run shops & establishments.
Built in 1870, its recent restoration respects the historic character while offering stunning modern comforts. There is a rooftop swimming pool, spacious terrace, a courtyard w/100 year old olive tree, gallery, dining room, and living room that is ideal for quiet moments, reading, connecting with each other, and relaxing.
Every room is uniquely designed and absolutely stunning - everything is done to the highest standard. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Rooms vary in size and have Juliet balconies or a private terrace. Some have a street view, others have a courtyard view. Each room also includes the following elements to enhance your stay:
In-room temperature control
Nespresso machine, kettle coffee, tea & filtered water
Pool and beach towels, sun umbrella
We will savor our brunch and dinner cooked by fabulous private chef. Meals will be enjoyed in fellowship as a group each day, seasoning our food with laughter, connection, and stories from our adventures. Lunchtime is open, allowing you to discover the delicious local cuisine that surrounds us.
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FLIGHTS: To allow maximum flexibility, you will book your own flight to/from Portugal. We will be staying in the town of Olhão, a short 15 minute drive from Faro International Airport, which is well served all year round by multiple airlines. Alternatively, you can book flights through Lisbon International Airport, which is an easy 3 hour train ride to Faro.
ARRIVE: Wednesday 10/9, afternoon
DEPART: Tuesday 10/15, early afternoon or later
Check-in for the retreat begins on the afternoon of October 9th. Checkout after brunch on October 15th.
VISA: In order to travel to Portugal, you need a valid passport from the country in which you reside. Your passport must have at least 90 days validity remaining from the date of entry. U.S. citizens carrying a valid passport and in possession of an onward or return airline ticket do not require a visa to enter Portugal. Upon entry, immigration officials will place an immigration stamp in the passport permitting a 90-day stay in Portugal.
Don't worry, we will send plenty of helpful emails to aide you in your preparations!
6 nights accommodations at our stunning property in Olhão
Daily yoga and meditation sessions suitable for all levels
- A local private chef who will prepare for us:
An abundant daily brunch, post-practice
5 delicious dinners at our property
1 authentic tapas dinner at a local restaurant in town
All included activities as outlined above
Transfer from the Faro airport or train station to our property
Cost does not include international airfare, travel insurance, optional activities, transport from the property on departure day, meals/beverages not outlined above, massages, shopping, or gratuities (suggested $10pp per day).
All rates listed are per person. The cost of the retreat is dependent upon room type & occupancy.
Superior Room: $2750 double/$3200 single FILLED!
These rooms average 250sqft. 3 rooms can be two separate beds or one larger bed, 3 rooms have a queen bed.
Premium Room: $2850 double/$3350 single FILLED!
These rooms average 300sqft. 2 rooms can be two separate beds or one larger bed, 1 room has a queen bed.
All rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A $750 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space. This amount is applied to the total cost of the trip. By submitting your registration and deposit to us, you are agreeing to the policies in our Terms & Conditions.
WOO HOO! You're joining us! Completing your registration is a TWO STEP process. Please fill out the below form to submit your registration and deposit. Upon submission, a link will appear to fill out the liability waiver form.
We will be in touch within 48 hours of your registration to confirm your room selection. Thank you for joining us; this is going to be amazing!
If you have any questions prior to registration, please email us. We are more than happy to talk with you!