Eat, BEACH, Yoga :

ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

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eAT, BEACH, YOGA RETREAT IN PORTUGAL

HERE'S WHAT'S INCLUDED

6 nights accommodation

Single or double occupancy accommodation options available

We will have a private chef on hand cooking amazing local cuisine - all breakfasts and dinners included plus 2 lunches

2+ GOURMET meals EACH day

Invigorating morning and evening yoga classes + meditations, suitable for all levels

2 yoga classes per day

FULL USE OF THE VILla

We will have the entire villa to enjoy to ourselves which includes a large swimming pool with ample poolside sunbathing, plus a huge bar and lounge area

You'll also get a free 1-Year Elite Membership which gives you unlimited access to our entire library of over 1,700 classes

1-YEAR ELITE MEMBERSHIP TO YOGADOWNLOAD

Benefit from a powerfully healing heart opening cacao ceremony and then open the subtle energy channels of the body through a sound healing journey

CACAO CEREMONY AND SOUND HEALING

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

4:00-7:00pm Arrive at the villa

6:00pm Snacks, beverages, and meet & greet

7:30pm Authentic gourmet Portuguese dinner

8:30pm Group orientation + intention setting

DAY 1 - MONDAY

9:30am Healthy breakfast

6:00pm Evening yoga session

DAY 2 - TUESDAY

7:00am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

8:00am Energizing morning yoga

11:00am Trip to the beach or free time / relax at the villa / massages

2:00pm Lunch at the villa - included

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

DAY 6 - SATURDAY

11:00pm - 4:00pm Benagil caves tour by boat (there is a very good chance we will see dolphins!) + watersports (surf, kayak, SUP) + beach exploration (optional add-on activity)

6:00pm Evening yoga session

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

First and foremost, please know that this is YOUR retreat, so participation is your choice. That said, we want this to be a place where we can really connect with one another, so we hope you choose to participate in as much as possible!

Below is our tentative retreat schedule 
(subject to change based on group needs, weather, etc)

11:00am - 5:00pm Winery tour and wine tasting w/ lunch (optional add-on activity)

6:00pm Gentle evening yoga session

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY

7:00am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

10:30am Relax / free time / massages

9:30am Healthy breakfast

2:00pm Lunch at the villa - included

5:00pm Cacao ceremony, sound healing journey, evening yoga session

DAY 4 - THURSDAY

7:00am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

8:00am Morning yoga session

11:00am - 3:00pm Portuguese cooking class (optional add-on activity)

9:30am Healthy breakfast

6:00pm Evening yoga session

DAY 5 - FRIDAY

7:00am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00am Morning yoga session

8:00pm Amazing dinner at a local restaurant

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

11:00am Checkout and goodbyes to all your new friends 

DAY 7 - SUNDAY

SECURE MY SPOT

ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT BEFORE prices increase.
SECURE YOURS NOW WITH A 30% DEPOSIT.

YOUR INSTRUCTORS

KEITH ALLEN

For Keith, yoga is about connecting deeper to who we truly are and using the practice to enjoy our lives more. His classes balance a meditative focus with safe alignment. Breath, presence, and leaving space to let the practice feel good in our bodies, is a priority for Keith. He has studied extensively from different teachers, lineages, and styles around the world, and remains a passionate and dedicated student of yoga and meditation. He regularly leads workshops and teacher trainings and is a co-author of The Yoga Fix book, which is a resource of healthy movement patterns. In addition to yoga, Keith is passionate about traveling the world, producing videos, skiing, making art, and enjoying music.

KRISTIN GIBOWICZ

Kristin started practicing yoga after a doctor told her she should expect a second back surgery on her lumbar spine. An outdoor enthusiast and a young mom, she refused to accept the diagnosis. She stepped into CorePower Yoga and committed to practicing to see if she’d see any improvements in her condition. With a consistent practice, yoga healed her by strengthening her core physically, giving her body awareness, and reducing stress in her mind and body. Kristin started teaching yoga in 2003 and knowing that 80% of Americans suffer from back problems, felt moved to learn everything she could about the anatomy, breathing techniques to reduce stress and how to transform other’s lives through teaching yoga. “Power yoga brings this exhilarating, cardiovascular yoga practice to “everyday Joes” like me. My goal as a teacher is to share my passion and improve the quality of people’s lives. In each class I hope to help liberate my students both mentally and physically, and leave them in a better place.” 

PEACE AND SERENITY AWAIT!

I'M GOING TO PORTUGAL!

THIS ALL SOUNDS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!
hOW DO I VIEW PRICING AND SECURE MY SPOT?

Our villa is set in a semi-urban location, but offers a hidden haven of peace and solitude. It's only a 5-min drive to the charming, picturesque and traditional Portuguese resort town of Carvoeiro, and a short 15-minute walk to the beautiful nearby cliffs and beaches.

WHERE YOU'LL BE STAYING

Algarve is known for its breathtaking cliffs, awe-inspiring caves, crystal blue clear water, and golden beaches. It's simply hard to get enough of this stunning place.  With picture-perfect small villages, to sea caves, to delicious traditional seafood, there is plenty to see and do in this region of Portugal.

The many sea caves and unique rock formations were created due to erosion from the sea. We will visit the natural formation of Benagil cave, pictured above, and many neighboring golden-sand beaches. If we're lucky we might even get to see pods of dolphins playing in the ocean!

SECURE MY SPOT

ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT BEFORE PRICES INCREASE.
SECURE YOURS NOW WITH A 30% DEPOSIT.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

Flights to/from Portugal

Transfers to/from the airport to the villa (we can help you coordinate buses, taxis, and other transportation. Uber is available in Portugal.

Travel insurance - it is highly recommended you get travel insurance before arriving

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Optional add-on activities and massage treatments

Additional meals (three lunches during the week) and drinks

40% of the balance is due 30 days before arrival

30% deposit due at time of booking

Your money is fully refundable if the retreat is cancelled by us at any time, or if you cancel 30 days before the retreat start date (or you can choose to apply it toward our rescheduled dates or another upcoming retreat).

The remainder of the balance is due 15 days before arrival

PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATION POLICY - COVID UPDATED

30% of the trip price will be charged if you cancel the booking 29-15 days prior to the start date of the retreat

50% of the trip price will be charged if you cancel the booking 14-8 days prior to the start date of the retreat

If you cancel less than 7 days prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited. 

Q. Where should I fly into?
A. The closest airports are: Portimão Airport (8.3 miles / 13.3 kilometers), Faro Airport (27.4 miles / 44.2 kilometers), Lisbon Airport (122.7 miles / 197.5 kilometers)

Q. Do I need to bring a yoga mat or supplies for classes?
A. No, we will have yoga mats and any other necessary supplies available for you.

FAQs

Q. Do you offer payment plans?
A. Yes! After your 30% deposit we can set up affordable monthly payments for the remainder of your balance. Send us an email to learn more about this option.

Q. What will the temperature be like?
A. Expect temperatures to range from 68-73 degrees during the day and 55-60 degrees at night. 

Q. Can I come by myself?
A. Absolutely! Most of our retreat participants come alone as that's part of the fun of these retreats - connecting with like-minded fellow travelers and yoga practitioners in an extremely friendly and welcoming environment!

THINGS TO DO

WINERY TOUR AND WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE

Spend a wonderful afternoon discovering wines from the Lagoa wine region which has Portugal's highest wine classification as a Denominação de Origem Controlada (DOC)

PORTUGUESE COOKING CLASS

Spend a few hours preparing, cooking, and eating traditional Portuguese dishes using fresh and healthy ingredients

Explore beautiful caves in and around Benagil beach by boat. Take a dip in the refreshing waters, and then spend some quality time relaxing on golden beaches. You can also choose to partake in one of the local water sports!

BENAGIL CAVES TOUR

RETREAT OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES

A massage therapist will be on hand at the villa several days during your retreat to help you soothe and heal achy muscles and leave you feeling like new. Poolside massage anyone?

MASSAGE THERAPY

OTHER THINGS TO DO

There are many other options for things to do near the villa and in the surrounding areas such as: 

- Walk the Carvoeiro Boardwalk built on the surrounding cliffs

- Go scuba diving to explore the mesmerizing ocean life along the southern coast

- Visit the the painting-worthy Alfanzina lighthouse that was built on a rocky hill in the year 1920

- Go surfing along one of Carvoeiro's many beaches

- Hit the driving range or play a round of golf at one of Carvoeiro's excellent golf courses

SECURE MY SPOT

SET IN a BEAUTIFUL LARGE villa!

Our villa has a big pool and has been designed with an authentic beach ambiance

OCT 18 - OCT 24, 2021

CARVOEIRO, PORTUGAL

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This lovely resort villa is located just outside the lively center of Carvoeiro. From the moment you step foot into the resort you will feel an authentic beach ambiance. Eleven spacious apartments are built around the resort swimming pool and lounge area, creating a very private and relaxing setting.

THE VILLA

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THE ROOMS

No expense has been spared in the construction of the large one and two bedroom apartments - from 1,184 sq ft (110 sqm) to 1,615 sq ft (150 sqm). Each of the spacious and air-conditioned apartments contains modern comforts such as large living rooms, fully equipped kitchens and private patios to the swimming pool with lounge beds.

We have single and double rooms available, all of which are en suite. 

THE ALGARVE REGION


DATES: Oct 18th - 24th, 2021

Join YogaDownload top instructors, Keith Allen and Kristin Gibowicz, for a week of blissful relaxation, yoga, meditation, adventure, and lots of beaches! All set amidst the beautiful southern coastline of Portugal.

Our retreat will be held in a large gorgeous villa designed with an an authentic beach ambiance and large pool, and set in a semi-urban location just outside the lively town of Carvoeiro, which is only a short 15-minute walk to the nearby ocean cliffs.

The villa offers 11 spacious one and two bedroom apartments each with modern comforts such as large living rooms, fully equipped kitchens and private patios with lounge beds. Each bedroom comes with a comfortable queen/king-size bed or two single beds, air conditioning, and a spacious ensuite bathroom.

The retreat includes twice daily yoga and is suitable for everyone from beginner to experienced yoga practitioners, and non-yoga participants are welcome too!

Are you ready to wake up feeling the warmth of the sun as a cool coastal breeze sweeps across your face, begin your day with rejuvenating yoga, relax on the beach or get a poolside massage, laugh with new like-minded friends from across the globe, explore a rich culture, and eat incredible healthy food while sipping interesting and amazing wines in a stunning setting? JOIN US!!

Questions? Send us an email to get more info!

"This retreat with YogaDownload exceeded my expectations. It was the perfect balance of yoga, a rich cultural experience, connecting with new friends, and also a wonderful vacation."
~ Sara M, London, England

"The YogaDownload retreat was truly a wonderful experience. It far exceeded all expectations I had. Everything was top notch from the yoga instructors, to the staff, the food, the excursions, the attendees, the location. Well worth the money and the memories are priceless. I would highly recommend a Yoga Download retreat. You won't regret it!"
~ Gail F, Cleveland, Ohio