Back to Nature Yoga Retreat in Portugal, June 2019
- Buddha Retreats - Yoga & Surf Hotel
- Columbeira, Bombarral, Portugal
- Jun 15 - 22, 2019 (8 days)
A yoga retreat is more than just yoga, it’s the entire experience. Our Back to Nature Portugal yoga retreat seamlessly blends our yoga practice with a fully immersive experience that connects you with the elements of nature through yoga, surf, hiking, adventure, self-care and cultural experiences. And we have a ton of fun. From the very first day of the retreat, you will experience our typical camaraderie and develop friendships that will last a lifetime.
The combination of yoga, adventure, nourishing meals and our crew of high-vibin’ awesome yogis will make any anxiety about the trip or stress from work or home-life seem like a distant memory. Our retreats are the perfect way to raise your vibration, experience true joy and have a great week away. We keep it real and we expect that you’ll do the same.
Our yoga retreat in Portugal is hosted at a beautiful quinta (traditional country house) in the tiny village of Columbeira, located in the hills of Portugal’s Centro region near the beaches of Baleal. Columbeira is a bit off-the-beaten-path, but only 45 minutes from Lisbon and a short jaunt to the beach, the medieval town of Obidos, nearby hiking trails and neighboring wineries and vineyards. We get all of the benefits of being disconnected from the hustle and bustle of city life, but with loads of activities nearby to keep us happy.
What does the Portugal Yoga Retreat Include:7 nights accommodationTwice daily yoga sessions (90-120 minutes each)Roll & Restore (myofascial self-massage workshop)Asana Tune-Up WorkshopAdvance Your Asana WorkshopGuided yoga nidra (yogic sleep)A day trip to the medieval, walled city of Obidosand wine tasting at a local vineyardA surf lesson and one additional beach dayA light breakfast plus two delicious nutritious vegetarian meals per dayLocal red and white wines with dinnerUnlimited herbal teas, water and a selection of fresh fruit are available throughout the dayTransportation from Lisbon to our retreat destinationCarefully curated goodie bagDetailed retreat packing list and pre-arrival retreat checklistAccess to an exclusive retreat attendee Facebook group to connect with other attendees before the retreat begins and stay connected afterward
What does the Portugal Yoga Retreat Exclude:Your travel to LisbonAdditional surf lessons or excursionsMassage treatmentsSouvenirs or expenses of a personal natureGratuity
Who is our Portugal Yoga Retreat for?real people: people that love yoga, but also love having a sundowneryogis that want to go deeper in their practiceyogis that want an asana tune-upadventurous types… or those that want to be more adventurousthose who love nature and wildlifethose who want to celebrate this awesome thing we call life!those that want to travel with a like-minded communitythose that need a technology detoxthose that love the mountains as much as they love the seathose that need to RELAX… there are only two mandatory events the whole 8 days!those who need a shift, an ignition, or a jumpstart in life, work, etc.
Who is our Portugal Yoga Retreat not for?those who want to party every nightthose who have no yoga experience (yogis should have a basic understanding of standing postures and a willingness to explore and play on their mat)those who don’t want to support others in their growth on and off their mat (we’re all about community, connection, and support)
Meet Your Yoga Instructor
Autumn Adams, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, CPNYT
Autumn founded Ambuja Yoga in 2014 as a way to not only share her love of yoga, travel, and adventure, but as a way to cultivate intention, courage, joy, and grace in her students. She hopes her retreat attendees will leave her retreats with a feeling of purpose and with the ability to invite their intention into all aspects of their lives. She encourages her students to be conscious creators… to have the courage to take risks (both big and small), the courage to listen deeply to their body, to their gut, to their heart and the grace to “roll with the punches” on this messy path we call life. Learn more about Autumn’s philosophy here.
What kind of yoga practice can I expect?Alignment based vinyasa yogaRestorative yoga with a deep emphasis on relaxation1.5 – 2 hour long sessionsSessions will occur twice a day in the morning and late afternoonEach session will include asana, pranayama, and meditationGently challenging and thoughtfully sequenced classesMindful hands-on assists and adjustmentsNew and familiar yoga asanasYour practice will create space and openness throughout your bodyYour practice will reduce stress and muscle tensionThree optional yoga workshops: Asana Tune-Up, Advance Your Asana and Roll & RestoreBuddha Retreats has a fully equipped yoga studio and an outdoor practice space for us to use during our daily yoga sessions. We’ll have access to tons of props to make our vinyasa practices more accessible and our restorative practices more restorative.
Meals at Buddha Retreats
Meals at Buddha Retreats are absolutely delicious. Throughout the week, you will be served a variety of delicious vegetarian meals with produce sourced from the on-site garden and local market. If you’re a meat eater, don’t worry … I don’t think you will miss it, the food is that good! During our mid-week day trip to Obidos, you will have an opportunity to taste some of Portugal’s traditional dishes and it’s famous cherry liqueur.
Dinners are served with complimentary locally produced red and white wine.
Surfing in Baleal, Portugal
The areas of Baleal and Peniche are two of Portugal’s most popular surf destinations. The shape of the bay and the two peninsulas create multiple different waves, some suitable for beginners and others suitable for more intermediate or advanced surfers. During the month of June the water temperature is about 19°C, while the air temp is around 25°C. For most people, a 3/2 wetsuit does the trick. Don’t worry about packing your wetsuit, board or wax… it’s all provided for you. On that same note, feel free to bring them if you would like. If you’re bringing your own board(s), please let us know in advance.
The yoga sessions were so thoughtfully done, with an excellent connection and cohesion between them. The teachings and the movements were their own journey a shared, but deeply personal journey
- 7 nights accommodationyoga retreat in Portugal June 2019
- Twice daily yoga sessions (90-120 minutes each)
- Roll & Restore (myofascial self-massage workshop)
- Asana Tune-Up Workshop
- Advance Your Asana Workshop
- Guided yoga nidra (yogic sleep)
- A day trip to the medieval, walled city of Obidos and wine tasting at a local vineyard
- A surf lesson and one additional beach day
- A light breakfast plus two delicious nutritious vegetarian meals per day
- Local red and white wines with dinner
- Unlimited herbal teas, water and a selection of fresh fruit are available throughout the day
- Transportation from Lisbon to our retreat destination
- Carefully curated goodie bag
- Detailed retreat packing list and pre-arrival retreat checklist
- Access to an exclusive retreat attendee Facebook group to connect with other attendees before the retreat begins and stay connected afterward
Venue HighlightsGorgeous quinta (country house) a short drive from the beach, local vineyards and more
- Yoga Studio
Schedule7:30 Morning Vinyasa
5:30 Evening Practice
Days with excursions vary slightly from the typical schedule. One evening will have no evening practice.
Menu/CuisineVegetarian meals are provided throughout the week.
AccommodationsMany room options are available from single to triple rooms with shared bathrooms to en suite double and triple rooms.
From $1298 USD to $1798 USD
DirectionsYou will fly into Lisbon. We have group transportation from Lisbon to the retreat center.
We recommend arriving a day early. We will arrange a gettogether for those arriving early.