Whether you're relaxing beneath the dappled shade of the lime trees in the courtyard, taking a swim against a backdrop of spectacular scenery, or making your own soap or lip balm in an olive oil workshop, this yoga retreat will give you chance to deepen your practice, restore your body and mind, and leave you feeling rejuvenated and in harmony with yourself and nature.
Back to Nature Yoga Retreats are a chance for you to immerse yourself in yourself!
With guided Yoga sessions where you'll be given plenty of attention and relevant adjustment to ensure correct alignment in all postures you will leave the retreat with a deeper Yoga practice.
You will feed your body with delicious and nutritious food and feed your soul by reconnecting to yourself and the beautiful natural surroundings that Back to Nature Yoga retreats select for this very purpose.
Yoga is a beautiful way to explore the body and mind. Regular practice brings strength and awareness to the body and improves physical and mental wellbeing.
Practicing yoga, you will learn to reconnect with yourself, creating harmony, health, and balance.
Brejo Fundeiro retreat center is set in a tranquil location in the forested hills of Central Portugal, far away from the crowds, three kilometers from the beautiful ‘Castelo de Bode’ lake, and eight kilometers from the small town of Cernache de Bonjardim.
The center sits within a small valley surrounded by eucalyptus, pine, and cork oak trees, and consists of a three-story, 100-year-old manor house, swimming pool, barbecue area, courtyard, and a small fruit orchard (orange, clementine, pear, cherry, plum, peach, fig, kiwi, hazelnut, and apple trees).
An old barn with exposed beams, filled with natural light and stunning views of the valley and eucalyptus forest makes the perfect setting for the yoga studio.
Your retreat will consist of morning and late afternoon Yoga sessions, a cuisine of organically home grown or locally sourced healthy vegetarian food and plenty of time to explore the breathtaking natural surroundings.
Cost includes: all Yoga sessions, 5 nights accommodation and all meals, a spa treatment, a guided walk, use of mountain bikes and a day trip to Dornes including a packed lunch, a boat cruise and optional swim in the lake!
- Free Wi-Fi
- Mosquito net
Things to do (optional)
Playing games - There are various board and card games available at the retreat center for your use.
Relax and unwind - There are a number of ways in which you can relax during your stay. You could just sit back and enjoy the natural scenery or immerse yourself in a book in one of the many quiet spots around the retreat center. Choose from the shaded courtyard, pool, conservatory, lounge, or patio.
Rowing boats / kayaking - This is another way to enjoy the lovely views from the water. Rowing boats and kayaks can be hired in Dornes during summer.
Swimming - Cool down in the salt water swimming pool at the retreat center, in the lake, or river beaches nearby.
Walking - The rural location of the retreat lends itself to walking where you can immerse yourself in the wonderful sights, sounds, and smells of nature and the forest. There is a short walk around the valley of approximately one and a half kilometers.
Watch a movie - There is a small selection of DVDs available at the retreat center and these can be watched in the lounge.
Spa treatments - During the retreat, you will enjoy one spa treatment session. This is included in the price.
Back to Nature Yoga Retreats are set in beautiful, natural settings giving each guest a chance to completely connect with themselves and their surroundings
She leads classes with patience, passion, personality and precision ensuring all students are treated as individuals and each of their needs met through careful adjustment.
Jo first sat on a yoga mat about 20 years ago and since then it's been in and out of her life but in the last 12 years, most definitely in. The teaching and the practice of yoga has really shaped who she is today in so many ways.
Registered with the Royal Yoga Alliance with teacher training carried out with Maria Taylor at the Africa Yoga Centre, Jo has also practiced at the Sri K. Phatabhi Jois Institute of Ashtanga yoga in Mysore, India with Saraswati Jois.
She has been leading classes for over seven years and hopes to continue doing so for many more to come. See more photos and other events by this presenter