Yoga & Meditation retreat at Eco Retreat Centre Vida Pura, Southern Portugal
In the heart of Costa Vicentina, Portugal
Eco- Centre for inspiration and well being in deep nature
A week dedicated to you , to reconnect to your true essence.
Leave feeling fresher , lighter, inspired and in the flow of being in love with your life.
Cultivate freedom and strength of movement.
Letting drop unnecessary burdens and rekindling inner ease and joy.
6 days of yoga, meditation, deep nature, incredible food .
With options bike , surf , horse ride and explore the bountiful unspoilt beauty of this hidden treasure of southern Portugal.
The yoga & meditation
The yoga and meditation offered will create the space for a deep listening of the body, an awakening of the spine through playful exploration of our body through the asanas, through breathe, meditation and simply arriving into a sense of wholeness.
With deep rest meditation and guided group walking meditation once a day.
A yoga and meditation practice suitable for all , with or without previous experience of yoga.
All in the community of the group. An opportunity to sit with vitality of heart and the song of your inner knowing in deep nature.
Pura Vida Eco Resort is located in Costa Vicentina National Park in the South of Portugal , Algarve, A retreat space for wellness and inspiration surrounded by incredible pristine nature.
Living hand in hand with nature is the aim at Vida Pura inspiration land. A project dedicated to self sustainability , electricity is solar and wind generated, they have their own on site farm based on bio dynamic principles and use water harvesting.
What will we do
Beginning on the arrival day with an opening circle and gentle yoga session. There will be two daily sessions of yoga, in the morning and the evening both of 2 hours on the yoga platform with incredible views of the valleys and National Park surrounding. We will end with a closing circle and yoga session on the last evening.
All supported by a deepening into daily meditation practice and/or guided silent walking meditations and contemplative walks in nature.
Vida Pura offers rivers and a natural pool for swimming and lots of walking in deep nature at hand. There will be lots of free time for you to rest , take a dip in the natural swimming pool , or river , get comfortable in a hammock with a book or go exploring on one of the many walking trails in the national park surrounding. Or hop on a bike and explore !
In our free time you can choose options to explore the incredible surroundings. Go visit the 1st prize winning beach just 6 km away for sun and surf and the beautiful village of Odeceixe, or go donkey trekking or horse riding along the coast, or enjoy SUP along the tranquil coastal rivers and discover hidden coves and beaches.
There are two options at Vida Pura.
You can take one of the three spacious private apartments , or one of the three beautiful rooms in the Guest House.
Incredible high quality , delicious vegan food prepared by Hayley North, holistic chef, food educator, yoga teacher and course leader. She has spent the last 12 years specialising in retreats all over the world and providing chef training programmes.
Her food is creative , educational and inspiring. Ideas and influences come from travel, tradition, culture and connection. The emphasis is on plant based ingredients , showcasing the versatility , vitality and abundance that can be found within vegetarian and vegan cooking.
This is food that not only tastes great , but leaves you feeling great too. The level of attention that Hayley places on everything , from the sourcing of product , to preparation of ingredients , cooking methods and how it has been lovingly and mindfully put together , makes her food so much more than a tasty meal.
The daily menu will include :
Pre yoga breaky of of lemon water, teas and fruit.
Breakfast : Super healthy yogi breakfast
Lunch: A mindfully prepared lunch with lots of organic ingredients
Afternoon: Fruit, smoothy or home made energy balls/bars
Dinner: A mindfully prepared dinner with lots of organic ingredients
Extra Optional Activities
Taking in the stunning portuguese coastal and country side scenery on horse back (horse riding ) or donkey trekking.
Or you could try out surfing at the incredible surf beach and SUP paddle board on the tranquil river of Odeceixe – a perfect place for a peaceful paddle.
These are an additional cost – not included in the price per person *
Prices include all food, accommodation and yoga & meditation teachings.
All prices are per person , based on 2 people sharing the room.
Private rooms are available for a single person supplement.
Option 1 Guest House Rooms
The Guest House Rooms are for two people sharing. Supplement applies for one person private occupancy.
Contemplation or Inspiration Room.
Early Bird After per person
Early Bird after per person
Option 2 Apartments – Bamboo or *Recycle – for two people sharing
Early bird after per person
*Recycle also available for 3 people sharing