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Yoga Retreat: Sintra, Portugal


  • Sintra National Park Sintra Portugal (map)

Indulge yourself on this barefoot luxury yoga (and optional surf) retreat in Sintra National Park - considered by many as the most picturesque part of the Portuguese coast. From the 16 - 23 May, escape real life and enjoy a whole week exploring the amazing scenery, surfing the waves, or chilling out poolside getting lost in a good book.

This is designed to be a fun, social, yet at the same time peaceful retreat. Please be conscious that some guests may be prioritising their rest and relaxation so any late night partying should take place off-site.

Scroll down for all the details and loads of photos. If you’d like to join me then please get in touch by emailing jess@thepopupyogacompany.com. You can also join the Facebook event here. If you need more time to decide, consider signing up to my mailing list, that way you’ll get a reminder before the early bird offer ends, and updates on the availability. :)

WHAT’S INCLUDED…

  • 7 nights cosy accommodation in our own private villa.

  • Fresh, healthy and nutritious vegan/vegetarian breakfasts (7), lunches (6) and dinners (7) for the duration of your stay.

  • About 20 hours of yoga instruction over the 7 days - energising practices to start the day and something softer to close the day.

  • An arm balances workshop.

  • Yoga mats and props.

  • Full use of the facilities at the villa; outdoor pool, gorgeous gardens, gym and mini-spa (sauna, steam bath and jacuzzi).

  • Extra: Surf packages can be added for anyone interested.

SINTRA AND SURROUNDINGS…

UNESCO listed since 1995, Sintra is a small, super picturesque city just a stones throw from Lisbon. It’s located in the hills (so has some amazing views) and it’s surrounded by beautiful nature. Sintra was a summer getaway for the Portuguese aristocracy and it’s easy to see why. Colourful castles, cute buildings and exotic gardens will make you feel like you’re in a fairytale. It’s just 5 minutes by car to the ocean where you’ll find a mixture of hidden turquoise coves and vast beaches with long stretches of sand.

OUR ACCOMMODATION…

We’ll be staying in gorgeous villa nestled in the coastal sanctuary of Sintra’s National Park. There are views of castles on one side, and rolling hills and coastline on the other. The house has been designed and decorated to mirror Balinese well-being, so expect soft white bedding, big plants and simple yet stylish touches.

Located just 30 minutes from Lisbon and a short drive to some of the best beaches around, it’s the perfect base to both switch-off and explore. There are a mixture of private and shared rooms, an outdoor pool, mini-spa with sauna, steam bath and jacuzzi, as well as a gym and giant garden to enjoy.

Accommodation options:

  • 2 x Double room with ensuite

  • 3 x Double room with shared bathrooms

  • 1 x Twin room with ensuite

  • 1 x Dorm room (4 pax) with ensuite

THE YOGA…

Begin each morning with a fun, dynamic flow class designed to energise you for the day ahead. In the evenings we’ll be keeping calm by focusing on the softer side of yoga; deep stretches, gentle movement and lots of rest and relaxation. During our stay I’ll also hold an arm balances workshop for anyone prepared to add some extra playtime to their practice.

The yoga classes can be adapted to suit all levels, shapes and sizes, but I’d recommend a minimum of 10-12 hours of practice so you’re familiar with some of the most popular postures beforehand.

The house has both inside and outside areas for yoga-ing and all mats and props are provided.

For those of you who haven’t met me before (hello), you can read a bit about my teaching style here. You can also read my student testimonials here. I’m biased, but I think I’m a great person to retreat with; I’m confident this will be a fun week and you’ll learn lots along the way. :)

THE FOOD…

Get ready for delicious homemade meals three times a day. Our in-house chef will make sure everyone is catered for and all tummies are filled with the tastiest selection of fresh, local produce. All meals will be vegetarian and vegan and dietary requirements can be catered for. On a couple of days, rather than breakfast, lunch and dinner, we’ll be having a pre-yoga smoothie/snack followed by a big brunch and then dinner in the evening. This is so you can plan a few day trips without missing a meal.

THE SURF…

I’m partnering with the incredible team at Dreamsea Surf to offer you the opportunity to take to the waves. All packages include equipment, transport to the beach and professional instruction. The surf lessons are split into three levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced, so whether it’s your first time on the board, or you have years of experience, you’ll get sessions suited your individual needs.

Lessons are usually two hours long and you can plan your surf time to suit your schedule. Being part of the retreat means you’ll also benefit from a pretty sweet discount. You can pay in Euros when you arrive, but please make sure you reserve in advance so we can organise the instructors.

  • 15 hours: €180

  • 10 hours: €135

  • 6 hours: €90

  • 2 hours: €36

PRICES AND RESERVATION…

(All prices are per person and listed in Swiss Francs)

>> Early Bird Offer: book and pay before the 30 November 2019 and save 100 off the prices below <<

  • Double room with ensuite: 1290 (booked)

  • Double room with shared bathroom: 1140 (available)

  • Twin room with ensuite: 1140 (booked)

  • Dorm room (4 single beds) with ensuite: 990 (booked)

If you would like a double room to yourself, please note that a single supplement of 500 will apply.

These prices include everything written in the overview at the top of the page. The following costs are not covered:

  • Surf lessons - please let me know if you’d like to add on a package.

  • Travel to Sintra. Airport transfers from Lisbon can be easily arranged and cost €35 for up to 4 people. I’m also happy to put you in touch with other guests to share taxis/car hire.

  • Travel insurance.

  • Personal spending money.

If you’d like to join me then please get in touch by emailing jess@thepopupyogacompany.com. You can also join the Facebook event for all the updates.

A non-refundable deposit of 350.- is required when booking. If you’d like to take advantage of the early bird price, the remaining balance needs to be paid before the 30.11.2019, otherwise, the full balance is required by the 17.04.2020. Payment plans are available.

I’m happy to help with any questions, so feel free to message me and I’ll get back to you ASAP. :)

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