Retreat to Portugal

Let’s go below the surface of your busy life, down into the richness of your body wisdom and discover what is waiting there for you. Through two daily yoga sessions, you will reconnect to that wisdom and extend its practical uses beyond your mat. With a calm setting and a purposeful vibe, you can go about your days feeling relaxed and cared for. Outside of yoga and the homey-friendly meals, you can chillout by the pool or saunter through the village, go wild swimming, have a massage or snooze!

2023: 19 – 26 May, 17 – 23 June, 15 – 21 July, 2 – 8 September & 16 – 22 September

Hold your preferred date with £200!

  • Yoga twice a day

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

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

  • Local sightseeing excursion
  • Private pool & vineyard
  • Sound healing session

2023: £695 p.p. shared ensuite room

2023: £945 p.p. own ensuite room


Whether you are a newcomer to yoga or a seasoned practitioner you will unearth new body wisdom. The practices may feel familiar on some level, but these retreats provide the perfect opportunity to explore beyond poses and how yoga can enhance all areas of your life. The concept is to evolve your findings from the active morning practice and take that with you to the afternoon introspective practice for full integration. Discovering new knowledge about your being in a structured way invites inner growth past the physical which can be a real revelation. To hold you steady with all this post retreat, you will leave equipped with therapeutic tools, new friendships, wonderful memories and a personal yoga gift from me.


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, served alfresco on the patio. We offer a selection of Portuguese wines and beer to go with your evening meal. We can adapt the menu for other diets but check at the point of booking.


From entering this villa you instantly feel its homely high quality. There is space in abundance on three levels and you can choose to relax in your large ensuite bedroom, or outdoors by the pool or patio. The house overlooks its own vineyard with fruit trees and the hills beyond, so you feel surrounded by nature but still have your comforts.

Situated on the outskirts of a typical Portuguese village, you will easily adjust to it’s leisurely way of life. Unique to this area is a beautifully kept river beach with bar/cafe where wild swimming is possible. This is a 10 minute walk away 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 because it’s ideal for a group gathering, we also live in the area so we have the advantage of inside knowledge.

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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£695 p.p. shared ensuite room

£945 p.p. own ensuite room



08:00 Self-serve breakfast with tea/coffee
10:30 Energising yoga: layered awareness on movement and posture – how that impacts our nervous system. Includes introduction and a juicy savasana
13:00 Lunch served alfresco (Tuesday – picnic day)
Free time to chillout, read, nature walking or taking a massage
18:00 Releasing yoga: various interventions to dial down what is overworking – invite and enjoy rest and relaxation
20:00 Evening meal on the patio
Professional yoga teacher

Therapeutic Vinyasa ~ Unhurried sequences
Trauma Safe ~ Sensitive application
Restorative Yoga ~ Nervous system reset
Anatomically Savvy ~ Physical potential
Fascia Release ~ Unlocking tension
Pranayama ~ Attentive breathing
Meditation ~ Stillness practices
Yoga Props ~ Conscious assistance


Hold your preferred date with £200 now & £200 by end February 2023 (these amounts count as your deposit). Pay £400 deposit with the remainder 50 days prior to the retreat date. If you book within 50 days of a retreat date the full amount is required. Payment options via bank transfer, PayPal or a money transferring service. Please note we cannot refund part or full deposits. By booking you are agreeing to the terms and conditions. Email to check availability.


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