Summer Yoga Retreat at Quinta Galegas, Northern Portugal
July 8th-July 15th 2023
Cost: between €855 and €1150 per person (depending on your accommodation choice)
I am delighted to be running my first retreat in a few years this summer in the beautiful mountains of northern Portugal, close to where I live. I have chosen a very special retreat centre, Quinta Galegas, a historic manor house and gardens, which combines high-end luxury with a warm and hospitable ‘home from home’ feel. Our lovely hosts, Si and Cath, love nothing more than looking after and getting to know their guests, and will feed you spectacularly with delicious, professionally home-cooked vegetarian or vegan food, much of which comes from their amazing organic garden.
The grounds include a beautiful natural swimming pool, fed by a pure mountain spring – the water is filtered by plants and therefore has no need for harmful chemicals – this is nature therapy at its best. The bedrooms are beautifully and loving restored, with great attention to detail, and the grounds create a haven of peace where you can escape the world for a while in great comfort. There is a gorgeous, spacious yoga shala and I will be running two yoga sessions a day, designed to help you unwind, restore, rebalance and reconnect to yourself. My partner, Trevor, who is himself an experienced retreat facilitator, will be assisting me on the retreat and will offer some extra optional sessions of Tai Chi and Chi Gong, for those interested, as well as bringing his unique warmth and fun to the week. You will be sure to have a good time on this retreat, with such a warm and experienced team of hosts! I will be offering massages and reiki through the week and there will be opportunity to go out and about to explore on a day off from the yoga – Porto and the beautiful seaside town of Aveiro are both around an hour away, and there are many gorgeous walks in the local area.
The price of the retreat varies from €855 and €1150 per person depending what accommodation you choose – some bedrooms are en-suite period conversions and others are more simple with shared bathroom, but all of them are really lovely. You can also choose to share to bring the cost down.
If you are interested in attending please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org and I can answer any questions and send more information, including travel details, location and accommodation options with associated prices. I can also supply a PDF of photos of Quinta Galegas to give you a flavour of what to expect. I do hope you can join me – it’s going to be amazing!