Yoga retreats in Portugal 2020-03-04T16:58:46+00:00


Wholeness is at the heart of a Sweetyoga Retreat.

The uplifting tone of the morning practices will raise your energy levels sensitively, invite strength and make space to explore flexibility. The sundown practices are to reframe and release tension through contemplative and restorative practices. How and what you practice will always respect the nervous system. The rhythm of your days will feel more therapeutic with our schedule of two yoga sessions, delicious meals, poolside relaxing, massages or snoozing! Our retreats have a wellness culture to help you reset physically, emotionally and spiritually.

2020: 20 – 26 June, 18 – 24 July, 5 – 11 & 19 – 25 September

2021: 19 – 25 June, 10 – 16 July, 4 – 10 & 18 – 24 September

  • Yoga twice a day

  • Savasana refreshment
  • Large ensuite rooms as standard
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner – vegetarian/vegan

  • Transfers from Lisbon – chaperoned
  • River beach picnic & wild swimming

  • Private pool & Zenyard
  • Kefir workshop

  • Yoga gift to take home
  • Locally mapped walks

2020: £585 p.p. shared ensuite room

2020: £785 p.p. own ensuite room


Whether you are a newcomer to yoga or a seasoned practitioner you will take home new body wisdom. Much of what you practice will raise your curiosity about what is behind the poses, and through that experience you will be see how yoga can enhance your life and not just be limited to your mat. The morning practices will feel familiar but viewed through a new lense for learning. The afternoon practices are about digesting the new for inner growth. By balancing the active with the passive the nervous system can unwind. You will be introduced to the Sweetyoga Self-Restore Sequences – accessible therapeutic tools to use post retreat and your yoga gift will remind you to stay connected to your practice.


We serve nutrient dense, delicious vegetarian meals with an emphasis on a healthy microbiome to boost your mood. Breakfast is on a self-serve basis so you can start the day the way you prefer with all other meals being more sociable, being served alfresco on the patio. We offer a selection of Portuguese wines to go with your evening meal should you want to try. Other diets can be catered for


The villa provides comfort with its large ensuite rooms, crisp linen and aircon. The villa overlooks its own vineyard and garden, it has a pool to cool off, a tennis court for the sporty and a 10 minute walk away is a beautifully kept river beach with a cafe which is also our picnic destination on Tuesday.

The village is well serviced with a chemist, supermarket, post office, cafe and cashpoint should you need anything. We chose this villa for its high quality facilities and country location which is a real bonus for relaxation.

A unique retreat experience compared to others. I loved the intimate group, food, accommodation and it’s all such great value. Justine’s specialised yoga and Juliane’s exceptional massage has relieved my stress and sciatica.

Joy Watkins

An insightful retreat with real life *tricks n tips*. Fuelled with fresh tasty food delivered by the attentive duo. Plush top quality accommodation – over and above what you’d expect for the affordable price.

Sean Harwood

No judgement, no crazy shapes! Sincere practices to show you how yoga can help physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually.

Laura Banks

Arrived emotionally and physically drained; left restored, centred and with a much happier tummy! Nurturing and restoring practices along with tips and new knowledge about practicing in a way that is much kinder to my mind and body.

Emma Roberts

I struggle to find time to get to my yoga classes but Justine shared a plethora of information on how just 10-15mins practices at home are just as beneficial.

Judi Patton

Justine’s instructions are as if she can see right through to your bones! Her approach to yoga is very kind to the body, consequently I’m feeling all serene and restored.

Jane Bowden
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08:00 – 09:00 Self-serve breakfast with tea/coffee
10:00 – 12:00 Energising yoga: layered awareness on movement and posture – how that impacts our nervous system. Includes introduction and a juicy savasana
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch served alfresco (Tuesday – picnic day)
14:00 – 18:00 Free time to chillout, read, nature walking or taking a massage
18:00 – 19:00 Releasing yoga: various interventions to dial down what is overworking – invite and enjoy rest and relaxation
20:00 Evening meal on the patio

Justine’s specialises in …
Therapeutic Vinyasa ~ Flowing sequences
Restorative Yoga ~ Nervous system reset
Fascia Release ~ Unlocking tension
Pranayama ~ Attentive breathing
Meditation ~ Stillness practices
Yoga Props ~ Conscious assistance


Pay £300 deposit with the remainder 45 days prior to the retreat date. If you book within 45 days the full amount is required.

Payment options via bank transfer, PayPal or a money transferring service. Please note we cannot refund deposits or transfer you to another retreat date. By booking you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.

Email sweetyoga@gmail.com now to check availability.

“I teach a fusion of ​modern & t​raditional yoga, emphasising the mind, body & mood for a sustainable, comfortable and contemplative practice.”

Justine Farnworth, Sweetyoga

My yoga is for normal human bodies.

Bodies that sit in front of computers, bodies that have carried babies, bodies that are aging, bodies that have gone through surgery, bodies that have played sports and feel the effects. Bring yourself and your body on retreat to Portugal.