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Portugal Yoga Retreat FAQ & Itinerary
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The Portugal Program

Join YOGASCAPES and transformative empowerment coach, Kelsey Patel, for an inspiring retreat in the coastal mountains of Portugal. The wild seascapes and rich culture of Portugal have been calling and we’ve answered by creating this magical retreat in a nature sanctuary in the woods of Odemira, Alentejo, South West Portugal, bordering Algarve. Monte Orada is located in one of the most diverse regions of Portugal, close to some of the most precious beaches this country has to offer as well as an incredibly beautiful countryside.

This retreat will be full of delicious yoga, nourishing food from the organic garden, replenishing time in nature and a community of travelers all called to revive and replenish their soul in this magical land. Kelsey Patel will offer guests discounted access to her Reiki Level 1 Certification Class during the retreat.

This Trip is Ideal for:

This yoga retreat in Portugal is a trip for all experience levels! Whether you’re a beginner yogi, experienced yogi, beginner traveller or are interested in reiki, you’ll have a beautiful and profound experience in this land of peace in Portugal.

SCHEDULE

itinerary subject to change


Day 1 – July 27th  — ARRIVE
5:00 pm – Welcome ​Practice​
7:00 pm – Arrival Dinner​ ​


Day 2 – July 28th – EXPLORE & SETTLE IN
7:30 am Morning Yoga + Reiki
9:00 am Breakfast​
​1:00 Lunch​
Free time for relaxing, massage, etc…
​5:30 pm Evening Yoga + Reiki
​7:00 pm Dinner​​

Day 3 – July 29th – VISIT THE COAST
7:30 am Morning Yoga + Reiki
9:00 am Breakfast​
Hike alongside Vicentina Coastline
Lunch​
Free time for relaxing, massage, etc…
​5:30 pm Evening Yoga + Reiki
​7:00 pm Dinner​​

Day 4 – July 30th – REST & RESET
7:30 am Morning Yoga + Reiki
9:00 am Breakfast​
Optional Horseback Riding
​1:00 Lunch​
Free time for relaxing, massage, etc…
​5:30 pm Evening Yoga + Reiki
​7:00 pm Dinner​​

Day 5 – July 31st – SURFS UP!
7:30 am Morning Yoga + Reiki
9:00 am Breakfast​
Surf Trip
​Lunch​
​5:30 pm Evening Yoga + Reiki
​7:00 pm Dinner​​
Bonfire

Day 6 – Aug 1st – REIKI TRAINING
8:00 am Morning Yoga + Reiki
9:00 am Breakfast​
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Reiki Training Part 1
Or Optional Kayaking
​1:00 pm Lunch​
2:00 – 6:00 pm Reiki Training Part 2
Evening off from yoga
​7:00 pm Dinner​​

Day 7 – Aug 2nd – SOAK IT UP
7:30 am Morning Yoga + Reiki
9:00 am Breakfast​
​1:00 Lunch​
Free time for relaxing, massage, etc…
​5:00 pm Evening Yoga + Reiki + Closing Circle
​7:00 pm Dinner​​

Day 8 – Sep 2nd – RETURN
Departure

 

Where is this retreat and how do/when do I get there?

Located at Portugal’s Southwest Atlantic Coast, bordering Algarve, it combines an amazing host spectacular wild Surf beaches and the Authentic Countryside tranquility of Alentejo. 1,5 hours away from Faro airport and 2,5 hours away from Lisbon. This isolated evergreen valley creates an abundant oasis where two creeks come together, as a womb, to nourish an ancient lush forest and wildlife vistas.

Orada is a family run, eco-sustainable, community based, soul retreat centre, nestled in 71 ha of nature and privacy, created with the aim of expanding health and proposing purposeful transformational moments. We provide organic catering, organic farming, meditation and nature contemplation spaces. We are space holder community, a force for innovative possibilities, new mindsets, not a standard guesthouse nor a restaurant.

The hot water at Orada is heated by solar, so eco-conscious bathing is requested. All sunscreens used at the natural pool should be non-petroleum based and personal shower amenities should be eco-friendly.

Orada is a family run, eco-sustainable, community based, soul retreat centre, nestled in 71 ha of nature and privacy, created with the aim of expanding health and proposing purposeful transformational moments. We provide organic catering, organic farming, meditation and nature contemplation spaces. We are space holder community, a force for innovative possibilities, new mindsets, not a standard guesthouse nor a restaurant.

GETTING THERE

Monte da Orada is located 1.5 hours from Faro Airport and 2.5 hours from Lisbon by car.
Transportation to/from the retreat is not included, but we’re happy to help you plan. We recommend arriving to Lisbon a night or two early if possible to settle into any time difference, and enjoy a taste of Lisbon! There you’re just 15 minutes away from the airport to return for a taxi to the retreat if desired.
TAXIS // We can help set up taxis from Lisbon or Faro Airports, and pair you up with fellow travelers whenever possible. Taxis between Lisbon Airport and the retreat center cost $250 each way for up to 8 people. Pricing estimates and schedule for shared taxis are confirmed closer to the retreat. Midday arrivals from the US typically land around 11 am-12pm.
CAR RENTAL // While you don’t need it per se, we recommend renting a car so you can explore on your own whenever you please!

Check in: From 2:00pm on July 27th. Retreat starts at 5pm first day.
Check out : By 11:00am on Aug 3. Retreat ends after breakfast on the 3rd.

What will the retreat be like?

What is included in this Portugal yoga retreat?

INCLUDES:
7 nights accommodation at Monte Da Orada Retreat Center  // 3 Delicious Meals Daily (except a couple lunches on the road) // All yoga classes with our teacher (1-2 daily) // Trip to the Beach // Surf Lesson // Farm Tour // Yogascapes support staff

NOT INCLUDED:
Additional Workshop/Training, Optional activities, tips, massage, and extra food and drink are not included. International Airfare not Included, Transfer outside group timeframe not included

Read our Cancellation Policies here.

What level yoga will there be and how often?

Yoga classes will be 1-2 times daily and all levels.  Our teachers are amazing at creating classes that are both suitable for beginners and challenging for the more experienced! See above to get an idea of what Sachi will be offering on this retreat.

How much free time will we have? 

YOGASCAPES yoga retreats honor giving participants plenty of free time to explore on their own or relax back at the retreat.  We pride ourselves on putting together an itinerary that allows you to dive deep into the sense of place and also dive deep into your well being and relaxation.  There will be two full days where we

What is the weather like in July?
July in this region typically means highs in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s.
What is the food like?
Meals are vegetarian, prepared with as much organic products and local seasonal ingredients from the gardens. Coffee and herbal teas are available during breakfast with a morning spread of vegetable plates, breads, spreads, juices and more. Lunches feature the gardens abundance in colorful salads and a variety of healthy, delicious dishes.

What if I have a food allergy or do not like certain foods?

Please let us know via email about your food allergies and preferences upon booking and securing your reservation.

When are final payments due?

Final balances are due 60 days before the departure date of the trip. If final payments are not received by 60 days prior to departure, YOGASCAPES reserves the right to cancel your reservation and accept new reservations for your space. If you do not think you can pay in time please contact us via email.

How do I prepare for my yoga retreat in Portugal?

What do I pack?

Comfortable yoga clothing
Yoga mats and props are provided by Orada, but you’re always welcome to bring your own if you prefer
Casual layers for hot days and cool evenings
Walking / hiking shoes for on dirt trails
Sandals
Sun protection (non-petroleum sunscreen, hat, sunglasses)
Bathing suit(s)
Daypack
Travel towel for natural pond and beach
Good book
Journal and pen
Self care kit: chapstick, immunity boost, ear plugs, eye mask, moisturizer
Extra cash (Euros) for tips, massages, extra activities. We recommend taking $200-$300 out at the ATM upon arrival.
Openness to new experience!

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