Azores Yoga Retreat

21-25 September 2019

Teacher: Adam Husler

£1,195£1,595

Join our yoga retreat with Adam Husler in one of the most remote and beautiful places in Europe. Our destination is Sao Miguel, the largest island of the Azores archipelago in Portugal. With its emerald beaches, dazzling blue lakes, waterfalls, volcanoes and hot springs this unspoilt destination is one of the Atlantic ocean's best kept secrets.

 

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Summary

Our eco-retreat location is an acclaimed architectural family project featuring 10 Japanese cedar wood villas set in 100 acres of beautiful gardens and dense mountainous vegetation. Located in the mystical volcanic Furnas basin and close to a crater lake and hot springs, from here you can enjoy several hiking trails or explore by mountain bike or horseback.

Adam will teach a combination of challenging vinyasa flow classes, workshops and relaxation sessions. Our expert yoga retreat chef team will nourish you with their high vitality healthy menu. 

Included in your retreat is a visit our local hot springs at Dona Beija for a night spa and a day out exploring the island. We visit the Pico do Carvao viewpoint, the Empadadas lakes and the famous Sete Cidades volcano, before heading to the thermal baths at Ferraria down by the sea. You can add extra hikes, whale watching or a sound healing session at the heavenly Terra Nostra botanical gardens.

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Yoga with Adam Husler

Your yoga retreat classes will be between 1.5 – 2.5 hours long and some will be workshop style so you can explore aspects of your practice in detail. Your afternoon classes will be longer than morning sessions to give you space and time to go deeper.

Adam uses his diverse background and understanding of the body, to give you a strong, smooth flowing class, where breath, body and mind are linked as deep postures are slowly explored with anatomical precision and intelligent alignment; building heat and strength in your body.

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Menus & Accommodation

Food on your yoga retreat: During your yoga retreat you’ll be served a delicious, healthy brunch and dinner every day, along with sustaining snacks. Our menus are designed to support your yoga practice, so you can expect tasty plant-based meals. Our food is sourced from local farmers. You can read more about plant based food in our FAQ section. 

You’ll have plenty of herbal teas, infusions and drinking water, and it’s a great idea to power down by having less caffeine while you are with us. We don’t serve alcohol but there is a local cafe/bar nearby.

Accommodation on your yoga retreat: We have 10 Japanese cedar wood villas set in 100 acres of lush private land. The epitome of rustic luxury, our wooden villas have a unique appearance that blends in with the surroundings. The interiors are modern but cosy with panoramic views through the big south facing windows. The interior design  follows the minimalistic Scandinavian style through simplicity, attractiveness and functionality. Neutral colours, large south facing windows and a contemporary fireplace in the living area are just some of the elements that stand out of the traditional Portuguese design trend.

We have 7 large villas that are around 70m2 and feature a bedroom with a double bed or twin beds, a bathroom with shower and bath and stylish living room. We also have 3 smaller studio villas, facing the oak forest and hydrangeas plantation. These are around 40m2 with a double bed in the living area, a bathroom with shower and a private porch.

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What's included

What’s included in your yoga retreat:

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Brunch, snacks and dinner each day along with soft drinks
  • 7 yoga classes
  • A full day out exploring the island, visiting Sete Cidades Volcano and the thermal baths at Ferraria

What’s extra:

  • Return flights to Ponta Delgada
  • Entry to Dona Beija – 4€ and Ferrier spas
  • Horse riding – no experience 30€, with experience  2h ride 50€
  • Mountain bike rental – 10€ half day, 20€ full day
  • Hiking – drop and pick up 15€. Guides (if needed) tbc.

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Travel

Getting to your Azores yoga retreat from UK (mail us if you’d like advice on travel options from another location):

Flights: Our retreat takes place on the island of São Miguel. You should fly to Ponta Delgada. The Azores are pretty untouched, in part due to limited travel options so there is currently only one direct flight from London Stansted on 21st with RyanAir.  You will have to fly back via Lisbon as there is no direct flight on 25th September.

Transfers from the airport: Return transfers from Ponta Delgada airport are included in your retreat. Journey time is around 45 minutes and pick up and drop timings will be given when you book.

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