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.
THE HEART // We are calling this retreat Soul Sanctuary because the wildness of the coast mixed with the lush home at Monte Orada is the perfect combination to call your soul back to the surface of your life while giving it a regenerative place to feel cared for and nourished. This trip is designed to stimulate and
OUR PROCESS // Did you know that we build all our trips from scratch? To learn more about our process and what goes into the making of a Yogascapes retreat, click here.
itinerary subject to change
Day 1 – July 27th — ARRIVE
5pm – Welcome Practice
7pm – Arrival Dinner
Day 2 – July 28th – EARTH
Farm Tour & Explore the land
Day 3 – July 29th – WATER
Excursion: The Coast / Surf
Day 4 – July 30th – FIRE
Excursion: Optional Workshop
Day 5 – Aug 1– AIR
Experience: Senses, the Gateways to Life
Free Day / Optional Excursions: The Coast / Surf
Day 6 – Aug 2 – ETHER
Optional: 1-on-1 Coaching
Time to rest & reflect
Day 7 – Aug 3 – RETURN
Thank you so much for this incredible opportunity. I had the most amazing time and I am so grateful for our time here. Thank you for making everything so special and purposeful. – Samantha J
“Thank you for one of the most incredible weeks of my life. Definitely one for the books! Your souls are so radiant, and i’m so grateful for this experience.” – Kayla
“This was my first retreat with Yogascapes and it far exceeded my expectations! The breathtaking location, the wine tasting, the delicious food, everything was just fabulous.”
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Orada was founded on the vision that nature, health, sustainability and community are fundamental insights to Transition out of the toxicity of modern times. It is a place to get inspired to redesign life on Earth and manifest that awakening.
We focus on organic farming and conscious nutrition, meditation and nature contemplation spaces. We are space holder community, a force for innovative possibilities, new mindsets, not a guesthouse, hotel nor a restaurant.
We are a family living in this amazing valley and we invite you to enjoy this natural sanctuary we live in. We try to live in community spirit, caring for our food gardens and seeds, hosting volunteers, workers and visitors, so there is always a warm and alternative international vibe in the air. We, the hosts, have two kids, we are well traveled psychotherapists, we are into Permaculture and Conscious Nutrition, searching purity and worshiping Nature.
Monte da Orada is one of the oldest buildings on documented parochial records to stand in this region. The São Teotónio creek cuts the property across and it is responsible for the lush green and abundant landscape.
The name Orada means “prayed for” and legend goes that people and animals came to rest here to recover from their ailments. So much so that a yearly pilgrimage took place on the 15 August from the people of São Teotónio, consisting of paying homage to “Our Lady of Orada” in the form of a kiss. This tradition died out some 70 years ago, but the older folk still hold memories.
In 1969 the main irrigation canal was inaugurated, cutting across the property once more, in such way that all buildings are now protected by water lines all around.
Welcome to our little piece of paradise! If you love nature, healthy & organically grown food and are looking for peace and tranquility, you have found the right place.
Unlimited silence within an evergreen forest reservation, amazing canopy vistas, endless creek trails and a unique night sky with hardly any light pollution allow our retreat guests to completely switch off from their daily life.
Whether one likes to relax by the bio-pool, find stillness in the yoga and meditation temple, read a book in our panoramic solarium, watch the sunset from the roof top terrace or listen to the birds in our natural amphitheater, at Monte Orada our guests find the peace and soul nourishment they are looking for. As a permaculture inspired retreat center with the aim of promoting health and transformation, we provide delicious and nutritious vegetarian food to our guests, which comes straight from our gardens.
Check in: From 1.30pm on July 27th.
Retreat starts at 5pm first day.
Check out : By 11:00am on Aug 3
Retreat ends after breakfast on the 3rd.
Monte da Orada is located 1.5 hours from Faro Airport and 2.5 hours from Lisbon by car.
Transportation and transfers are not included however we will do our best to help you pair with fellow travelers and can help set up the transfers as well. We highly suggest renting a car (though you won’t need it) so that you can explore on your own when you please.
Our mission is to connect people to their deepest purpose/truths, wellbeing and inspiration. We combine vibrant yoga and wellness teachers with incredible guides, local culture, nourishing food, inspiring adventure and a crew of fun-loving people from around the world. Along this journey, you’ll have a Yogascapes Guide supporting you every step of the way, from signing up to helping you on a glacier.
While every single retreat we create is unique based on the local culture, incredible teachers, the time of year and the environment, every experience is built on the following pillars.
MOVEMENT & MEDITATION
Each retreat is filled with a mix of yoga, mantra, mudra, meditation and more. To learn more about the specifics of this retreat, check out the schedule or contact us.
FREE TIME & OPTIONS
When you come on a yogascapes retreat, nothing is mandatory and we build in plenty of time for you to be own your own, to rest more, to explore more, or to be open to whatever shows up.
We love food, period. Delicious, healthy, beautiful, thoughtful food that nourishes the body and inspires the creative soul. Food is where we come together to replenish our bodies and where our community is built.
Traveling is adventure of the senses and we build each trip to open our senses up to the world and be open to the world through our senses.
DEEP LEARNING & INTEGRATION
We believe the experiences that last a lifetime are the ones in which you are learning and integrating what you learn into your life. Our teachers and guides create unique opportunities for deepening and expansion of your practice.
REST AND REJUVENATION
We know that life is overwhelming at times and our nervous systems beg not only for the medicine of adventure, but for deep rest and rejuvenation. A week of quiet nights and deep sleep, time for napping and giving yourself permission to do nothing at all.
ACTIVATING CREATIVITY & PURPOSE
Our mission is to connect people to their purpose by exposing them to practices, people and places that bring out their deepest truths and desires. Each one has the intention to bring you into a deeper connection with yourself and your true gifts.
COMMUNITY & SUSTAINABILITY
Come with no story to defend and no judgement to be had. Meet people who will change your life and/or share in all the ups and downs. Connect to old friends and family in a new way, on a retreat, or when you go back home. Our own healing is the healing of the planet and so we work work with eco-lodges and companies that have similar ethos and missions.
Giving Back: 2 trees are planted every retreat sign up to help protect our planet and natural resources. At check out, we also offer you the opportunity to give to inspiring local and international projects. Find out more here.
HOW TO SAY YES TO A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME.
STEP 1: Learn all about the trip; the theme, the teachers, the venue, the location, our policies, past photos, etc.
STEP 2: Choose a room below and reserve your spot as soon as you’re ready for early bird prices and best options.
STEP 4: You’ll get a confirmation + 3 emails leading up to your trip preparing you for an amazing adventure.
STEP 5: Drive, fly or boat to meet our team and group in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Write us at email@example.com or call us at 510-629-9191 if you have any questions about the trip, how to sign up or anything else that comes up along the way.
By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. Please read all details below.
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 Coast
Yogascapes support staff
What is not included?
Optional activities, tips, massage, and extra food and drink are not included.
International Airfare not Included
Transfer outside group timeframe not included
Brace yourself, you will be taken to a booking page where you get to choose your specific room.
We encourage those that can’t afford the full price option to sign up early for the lowest price. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans. We can split up your payments to make it work, however final payments are due 60 days prior to the start date of your retreat.
By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. Please read in full and please note:
All prices are per/person USD. All bookings include a refundable deposit that is 50% of the total trip cost. Final payments are due 60 days before the start date of the trip to keep your spot secure.
If cancellation (always in writing) takes place within 7 days of booking, 100% of the trip price is refundable including the deposit, unless retreat start date is less than 60 days from booking date.
If cancellation takes place 120 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 75% of your deposit.
If cancellation takes place 90 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 50% of your deposit.
If cancellation takes place 60 days or less prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price and deposit will be forfeited.
YOGASCAPES reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of YOGASCAPES (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups) we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation.
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