Yoga & Conscious cooking retreat

Event Highlights

  • Iyengar Yoga
  • cooking workshops
  • organic market
  • mindfulness

Schedule

7.30 wake up to the sound of nature
8.00 Morning Yoga Class
9.30 Yummy Breakfast
11.00 Conscious cooking workshop
14.00 Share the food at lunch
15.00-18.00 chill by the pool, walk to the beach, check out the organic gardens or just relax.
18.00 restorative yoga class
19.30 delicious dinner

About This Event

Look deep into nature & then you will understand everything better. During this week of yoga & conscious cooking we will dive into our own inner nature & look at what nature provides around us. We will be learning how to cook sustainably with healthy plantbased, organic & local produce, mindfully eating & transforming foods through fermentation. Not forgetting the most important components: deliciousness, sharing & joy.

There will be twice daily yoga classes giving us a chance to explore our inner landscapes & body movements. Becoming aware of our mind & own organic structure in which we reside. On Wednesday evening there will be no yoga as we will visit a local, organic market with beautiful fresh produce.

It will be an inspiring week of connecting, learning new delicious plant based recipes to take home, exploration & mindfulness.

A taste of the retreat

Daily morning & evening yoga classes

Mindful eating workshop

Tour to the organic evening market

Breakfast buffet packed with loads of yummy foods.

Salads for all seasons – including the basics of making dressing, composing salads and garnishes.

Soulful soups

Fermentation course

Conscious cooking workshops

Healthy lunch recipes.

Sweet and natural - delicious and healthy recipes for a sweet tooth.

Cupboard essentials for the natural kitchen.

Foundation in cooking a variety of grains, beans and pulses

Complete pack of all recipes cooked over the course

The Yogaion Retreat is heaven! Lisa, France

What's Included

  • 6 nights stay at costa Vicentina retreat house
  • 3 conscious cooking workshops
  • trip to organic market
  • 5 Morning & 4 Evening yoga classes
  • 1Mindful eating workshop
  • 3 healthy, abundant plant based meals a day
  • all water & herbal tea
  • all yoga mats etc
  • swimming pool​
  • lots of joy, laughter & togetherness

What's Not Included

flights
airport transfer
travel insurance
massage
surf lessons

Venue Highlights

All the retreats will be held in an amazing house amidst nature on the south west of Portugal right in the middle of the Costa Vicentina natural park. Only a few kilometres away from two amazing wild beaches and the rota vicentina hiking track passes right in front of the house.

The house is recently, lovingly renovated with 5 ensuite bedrooms either with stunning views of the gardens or the natural park. All the rooms have big door windows so that nature can be enjoyed to its fullest. The house is refurbished with a barefoot luxury & in line with Yogaion's sustainable ethics, the house get's all its warm water by solar power and heating comes from an amazing masonry stove heating up the whole place if needed.

There is a swimming pool overlooking a beautiful valley of trees & bushes and in the valley there is an organic garden. All the rooms have a mezzanine with an extra bed and two beds in the bottom, they also have their own private, ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet.

All the food during the Yoga retreats is local & organic coming either straight from the organic farms down the road or from the farmers market. This means that most of the waste is biodegradable and for any other waste there will be a full on recycling program. There is also a towel & sheet program, so that their will be no waist with the washing machine.

Accommodations

There are 5 spacious bedrooms in the house, all with ensuite bathroom and mezzanine with extra bed

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu/Cuisine

At yogaion the vegan/vegetarian meals are prepared with simple, fresh, local, mostly organic ingredients & most important Love! Without any added processed sugars or other processed ingredients.

Our chef will be cooking all the delicious meals during the week, lovingly preparing all the food, creating mouthwatering delicious meals from breakfast to dinner & dessert.

If there are any other dietary allergies or intolerances please let us know before you book, as we will try to accommodate for them as good as we can.

Directions

Which is the nearest airport?
Faro is about 70km from the eco farm house. Lisbon is about 300 km and it takes around 4 hours to come here by bus or train. Seville is about 300km away and takes about 5 hours by bus.

How do I get there?
Yogaion can arrange airport transfer to the retreat in Aljezur.

1. Airport transfer from Faro airport
2.Rent a car from Faro airport
3. Bus/ train to Lagos, from there taxi
4.Lisbon airport, train/ bus to Lagos , from there taxi
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