All Ocean & Yoga retreats are designed to enjoy a relaxing and inspiring week with a lot of time in nature, connecting deeply within and with the world around us. You can join us as a single traveler, as a couple, or come together with a friend.
The yoga practice that we offer activates our capacity to feel, connect, create and relax. We offer movement practices from the schools of Hatha Yoga, Body Mind Centering, Feldenkrais and other transformative and healing movement work. All classes and workshops are designed to support and to understand the intelligence of body and nature.
Connect with the crazy power that's available to you!
Regenerate deeply and release what's limitig you!
INFORMATION FOR THE YEAR OF 2020/21
All yoga classes and workshops take place outside, so we are free to move without masks and group exercise classes are currently allowed in Portugal. We have reduced our retreat groups to 5-10 people, so everyone has plenty of space on our renovated and extended yoga deck. Meals are also served outside, so all is pretty easy here. We are doing our best to create a worry-free space for you! (updated December 17, 2020)
10.-16. The Medicine of Nature, Food & Movement Yoga, Somatic Movement & Conscious Eating Retreat
24.-30. Classic Ocean & Yoga Spring Retreat
8.-14. The Medicine of Nature, Food & Movement Yoga, Somatic Movement & Conscious Eating Retreat
22.-28. Classic Ocean & Yoga Spring Retreat
5.-11. The Medicine of Nature, Food & Movement Yoga, Somatic Movement & Conscious Eating Retreat
19.-25. Classic Ocean & Yoga Summer Retreat
Our Classic Retreats offer a relaxing program with plenty of time in nature and daily movement practices for all levels. The practice is inspired by Hatha Yoga, Body Mind Centering, and other somatic traditions and embodiment schools. Part of each Classic Retreat are ocean experience workshops to connect with the ocean in different ways: swimming, free-diving, floating and surfing. Also included: our beloved sound journey and other nature reconnection workshops. WATCH THE VIDEO OF A SUMMER 2020 OCEAN & YOGA RETREAT HERE
Our Medicine of Nature, Food & Movement Retreats are for people who give a damn! For activists and nature lovers. This retreat focuses on our belonging to the earth and our power to change. We offer empowerment practices to strengthen and mobilize our bodies, to find support structures in our practice and life and clean up with a mini cleansing/detox. Explore how we make a difference through how we eat and how we can simplify life and make integer choices.
Jana's Embody & Empower your Life Retreat is a special that she has developed based on her weekly empowerment classes and somatic journeys that she teaches regularly in Portugal. This retreat brings the joy and the deep body & nature connection of her sessions to other places in the word and the first stop will be this summer in Germany!
Live on an organic farm and nourish yourself with organic & homemade food!
You will stay in one of the two cozy, refurbished farmhouses: Casa Por do Sol (Sunset-House) and Casa Nascer do Sol (Sunrise House) or (depending on season) in an all-naturally-built wooden cabin.
You may also camp in the beautiful garden and receive a discount on the retreat price.
Wake up to the sounds of nature, pick fresh figs and walnuts, harvest veggies, and enjoy family style dinners on the big table under the tree. Enjoy the company of Samba and Balou the friendly dogs, some wild cats and chickens. Only a 10 minute drive away from the most stunning beaches of Portugal's South Western coast, Costa Vicentina.
Depending on the season, we have 2-3 single rooms available. If you prefer to have your own four walls for a bit more luxury and privacy, please check availability when you sign up. Please note that a surcharge of 100EUR-130EUR/per retreat applies for this extra comfort (depending on retreat).
Most of our rooms are double rooms with two individual and separate beds for single travelers to be teamed up with a roommate - or friends traveling together. We can also supply this room with a big double bed for couples traveling together. Just tell us your preference when you sign up. Some double rooms have an ensuite bathroom, others shared bathrooms.
For a literal "down-to-earth" experience and to create a discounted price option, we offer 2-4 tent spots per retreat. You can bring your own gear and we'll find a good spot for you depending on the season in the shade by the river, or on the upper level with beautiful sunrises. You can also rent a tent and equipment (camping mattress, sleeping bag or duvet and pillow) from us.
UPDATE 2021: We now also have the glamping option of staying in the big bell tipi tent (5sqm) on the upper level behind the yoga deck.
...more pictures comin soon...!
The mezzanine is located above the living room in Casa Nascer do Sol and can be a private room for one person, or shared between two. (two separate beds on opposite sides of the room, both people have plenty of private area).
Since it is just as cozy but not as quiet as the other rooms, we offer a small reduction of 40EUR-50EUR/ per retreat if the mezzanine is shared between 2 guests (depending on retreat).
The all-naturally built wooden cabin is set by the edge of the property, just below the yoga deck. It can be a single or shared accommodation for 1-3 people.
Jana personally feels this is the coziest accommodation offered, but since the eco-bathroom (separate building next door) has a dry compost toilet and only warm water for showers during the day (you may use the shower in the main house for hot showers at night, though!) we also offer a small reduction of 50EUR off the retreat price if shared between 3 people.
daily yoga sessions - accessible and non-dogmatic!
we have morning and afternoon or evening movement sessions. Morning sessions last 90min- 2.5hrs. Our teachers draw not only from traditional hatha yoga practices (asana, pranayama and meditation) but also from other healing arts and movement explorations such as Body Mind Centering, Feldenkrais, Fascia Release, and Dance. Evening sessions of 90min-2hrs are usually yin or restorative oriented to relax the body & mind. All sessions take place outside on our yoga deck (with roof and walls & one side open for free view into nature) see images
guided meditations in beautiful spots in nature - creative & simple!
on some mornings, these sessions take place at the farm, for example by the pond or along the flowing river when the sun rises. On other days, we show you our favorite spots along the cliffs, in the woods or at secluded beaches to dive into meditation in a way that has never felt easier. Nature guides us easily into our inner landscapes. Experience meditative states in new forms: moving, walking, sensing. As you enter into deeper intimacy with yourself, you might encounter new ideas on your soul's purpose. see images
surfing & water activities - wisdom of the ocean and a deeper understanding of your own nature!
UPDATE 2021: We used to offer surfing courses guided by a local surf school as part of our Classic yoga & surf retreats. For the season of 2021 we have changed this program point into "water activities & surfing", which means that on 2 days, we will go on ocean and water excursions to connect with the vastness and the magic of the ocean. Get ready to feel the currents and swim in the river, or hold your breath to freedive, put fins on your feet to catch waves with a hand plane or try with a body or surfboard. We will spend an amazing day by and in the water, and play with various water activities in respect with nature and resources. see images
soundjourney - pure soul nourishment. relax into the world of sound!
This has become a popular feature of every Ocean & Yoga retreat. As an outcome of the yoga sessions, our bodies will be more sensitive to hear and receive. The soundhealing is a pure gift to relax and it feels like receiving a massage of sounds. Our musicians bring instruments from the Amazon, Tibet and India, such as gongs, didgeridoos, drums, strings,... and you may sit & meditate or lie down under a blanket & enjoy your journey through your inner landscape. Music can be the language of the soul. This is an evening of conscious dream time, self exploration and relaxation. see images
nature reconnection workshops - open talk & experience of nature & resources
Besides our beloved ocean excursions, we offer additional nature reconnection workshops of diving deep into our innate connection to the earth. Fernando and/or Eva together with your retreat teacher will guide through a workshop of the world of medicinal herbs, a tour through the garden and the concept of permaculture with space for open conversation what each of us can do in our daily lives to live respectfully with resources. Depending on the season, we plant trees to give back to nature and to the generations to come. see images
homemade organic meals - mmmmmmmmmmmhhhh. yum!
On the Classic Ocean & Yoga Retreats, either Olga or Fernando will be your chef of the house! They both serve delicious healthy meals with most ingredients straight from the garden. Experience palate-tickling deliciousness of divine, homemade & organic meals to nourish your body & soul. We usually have 3 healthy meals a day: a light and nourishing breakfast, an abundant lunch & a light dinner.
Let us know if you have any food allergies or intolerances. We are happy to accommodate. see images