6 Day SUP Yoga Retreat in Azores, Portugal
About This Event
Prepare to find yourself in the magical lost world of Atlantis. The Azores island archipelago is drop center of the Atlantic ocean off of Portugal and a raw, natural, volcanic Atlantis where the ocean meets the sky.
Your adventure will be lead by our Azorean born native New Yorker and the BodyRoots NYC and BodyRoots Azores founder, JOana Meneses. Combining the best of her european upbringing and 18 year international movement professional skills, JO will have you connecting your Mind & Body to the flow of the ocean and the undeniable energy of the island’s volcanic rock from head to toe to soul.
You decide how your days go down. From daily classes, hikes to the clouds, fresh traditional Azorean cuisine, to plenty of downtime in and around our 4-Star infinity pool/beach front accommodations located in the center of one of UNESCO’s world classified sites, Angra do Heroismo.
“I came across Joana and the Liquid Roots JOga Retreat online when I was looking for my next vacation and yoga retreats around the world. I have always wanted to visit the Azores and thought how awesome would it be to join a yoga retreat out there! When I contacted Jo, I found out the Liquid Roots experience is unique in so many ways: Terceira - I heard about Sao Miguel, but Terceira is the real gem in Azores in my opinion. It is only recently welcoming more travelers, so it is not overridden with tourists and still has a genuine charm. Terceira is such a wonderful balance of nature, beach, food and culture. Jo! Jo is from Terceira, so everyday felt like a friend was taking me (and my new friends) around her home. She included so many thoughtful touches because it was important that we get to fully experience her home. Our opening dinner was at one of her favorite restaurants with live music from a group in her town. We went to a bull run in a small village and enjoyed food and festivities with locals. We met her old friends who brought us hiking and showed us around his studio. She was also wonderful host - welcoming, relaxed and attentive to everyone in the group. It was so easy to come solo and feel comfortable from the beginning. JOga - Two types of yoga! Every morning, we had SUP yoga on a custom designed SUP system in a beautiful, local beach. Every evening, we had JOga (Jo's unique style of yoga that incorporates different yoga styles and pilates) in an epic outdoor location, including near a lighthouse and at a beach in her town. I consider myself a beginner in yoga and only did SUP yoga once before the retreat, but Jo caters to all levels and I was easily able to participate in everything. We also had a professional photographer taking photos of our SUP and Joga sessions, great meals at the island's best restaurants and the good company of a small group of travelers. I could not have had a better experience. I have traveled around the world and appreciate different destinations and experiences, but I am so grateful one of my most unique travel experiences was in Terceira!” - R.T.
- Things to do:
- - Island boat tours
- - Local running of the bulls
- - Massage
- - Organic cheese making
- -Volcanic rock JOga (combination of yoga and pilates sessions)
- - Private JOga or LiquidRoots session
- - Photoshoot with professional photographer
- - Surfing lessons
- - Volcano tour
- - Volcanic rock beach tours
- - Whale and dolphin watching
- -Full immersion into Azorean culture (you will never feel like a tourist!)
- LiquidRoots on our own special system
- All 2 Daily classes.
- Morning Ocean Meditation.
- LiquidRoots Sup JOga on BodyRoots Floating system!!
- Sunset JOga
- SUP JOga board rental
- Walking Tour of historical Angra do Heroismo with Sea Adventures
- Intro to SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board)
- Hike to the Clouds (yes, really, clouds)
- Traditional running of the Bulls festival (yes real bulls)
- Transportation to and from beach class locations
- Airport Pick up and Drop off
- Welcome Goody Bag
- BodyRoots Tank, Hat and Tote
- Electronic Keepsake Photobook
Venue HighlightsWith a breathtaking ocean view, Terceira Mar Hotel is only a few steps from the historic city center of Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Island, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. In resort style, Terceira Mar Hotel is a unique paradise: rightly located on Fanal Bay, overlooking a 16th century fortress and surrounded by a garden with a salt water infinity pool. All rooms face the ocean and Mount Brazil and offer an exceptional and warm atmosphere. If your visit in Terceira Island is for business of pleasure, Terceira Mar Hotel gives you the perfect balance of a magical place with all the amenities you need and superior service.
Accommodations- 6 Day 7 Night Terceira Mar Hotel accommodation (Choice of Private or shared with ocean view room)
- Couples/Friends Rates available upon request.
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Hot Tub
- Fitness Center
- Includes Meat
Menu/Cuisine- Daily Breakfast
- 2 Full Course Traditional Azorean group dinners
DirectionsLages Airport, Terceira Island, Azores (TER)
Direct 4.5 hour flight from Boston
Direct 6.5 hour flight from Toronto
Just hours from most European destinations
Most will be brief layover options in Lisbon or Saint Michael’s Island (Sao Miguel) - Ponta Deladga Airport
Azores Local team will be there with name card to pick you up at Terçeira Airport.
*Airfare not included