Join Masuda and Angelina for an unforgettable week of yoga, relaxation, nourishment and adventure in Portugal. You will enjoy the stunning Algarve Coast, a region enriched by the strength of its natural beauty where the high cliffs offer breathtaking views of the ocean.
We will practice daily yoga in the circular yoga pavilion with heated cork wood floors that’s surrounded by a green garden, and little pond and panoramic ocean views. You will go deeper into your yoga practice with a focus on breath work, connecting to intuition and cultivating more inner peace. Classes will be a mix of flow, gentle, yin, Kundalini and meditation. Our retreat is open to beginners and experienced students.
We will be staying at the beautiful and eco-chic Monte Velho Retreat Center designed to offer all the comfort and space you need to relax. The rooms are cozy with simple decoration to help you let go and surrender to being nourished. Between activities, you can rest in a variety of calm and peaceful spaces, all with amazing views of the surroundings, that were created for the purpose of joy and contemplation.
You will have plenty of free time to relax and enjoy spa services or explore the surrounding area
- Trips to the beach
- Dolphin tours
- Relax in the on-site sauna
- Cultural excursions to nearby towns
- Bike tours
- Free Surfing & Kite Surfing
- Bird watching
- Winery visit to Monte Casteleja
Most activities are available for purchase at the retreat center.
A tentative outline of the daily schedule - final schedule will be provided at the retreat
- Morning Yoga
- Free time to relax or explore
- Free time to relax or explore
- Evening Yoga
- Dinner Register
July 11 – July 17, 2022Register
COST & REGISTRATION
We have double and single rooms available. Price is per person. Early bird registration ends March 15, 2022
- Single room with private bathroom – $2295 early bird / $2495 after March 15, 2022
- Double room with private bathroom – $1995 early bird / $2195 after March 15, 2022
$400 non-refundable deposit upon registration. First installment of $1000 due April 1, 2022.
Balance to be paid by June 11, 2022
- 6-night stay at the beautiful Monte Velho Retreat Center
- Three delicious vegetarian and vegan meals daily made from sustainably sourced and locally grown produce
- 2 daily yoga classes
- Onsite sauna
- Sales tax & hotel taxes
Not included in the pricing:
Airfare to Portugal, airport departure taxes (should be included in airfare), Airport transfers to and from Monte Velho, excursions/tours, bottled beverages, alcohol, massage service, laundry services, transportation, gratuities, and travel insurance.
Deposits are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued for the installment payment or final balance unless your space can be filled with someone from the waiting list. No credits or refunds will be issued if cancellation is received within one month of the event. If Radiance Yoga must cancel due to insufficient enrollment, your deposit and any paid installment and balance will be refunded.
Meet the instructors leading the retreat.
MASUDA MOHAMADIMasuda is the founder and owner of Radiance yoga, along with teaching regular Kundalini Yoga classes, workshops and teacher training programs she has been organizing and leading retreats both internationally and locally for several years. With an amazing sense of humor, warm personality and passion for yoga and travel, Masuda is the perfect host!
Some more useful information to consider.
We recommend that international retreat participants take out travel insurance in case of any life situation that may alter your plans. You may consider plans from travelinsure.com, insuremytrip.com, or any other option provided by your credit card, airline or travel company. Also, note that your health insurance may not provide coverage internationally. Check with your provider and consider additional coverage if necessary.
Do I need a Visa to travel to Portugal?
No, US citizens are not required to get a Visa to visit Portugal. You will be given a Visa upon arrival valid for 90 days.
What airport do I fly into?
You will book your international ticket into and out of Faro (airport code: FAO) or out of Lisbon (airport code: LIS).
Are airport transfers included?
Airport transfers are not included. Travel time is approximately 1 ½ hour drive from Faro Airport and the cost is 100 euros one way. We highly recommend coordinating arrival times and sharing a taxi. Travel time is approximately a 3-hour drive from Lisbon Airport. Monte Velho will help organize taxi transfers to and from the airport. More information on this will be provided closer to the retreat date. You may also want to look into renting a car for the week.
Are gratuities included?
Gratuities are not included in the price of the program. We recommend $5-$10/day per person as a tip to be given at the end of your stay and shared amongst the staff. Tipping is not obligatory but is greatly appreciated especially when receiving great service.
Is there a town within walking distance?
Carrapateira, about 2.5 miles from Monte Velho, is the closest village and has some restaurants, small shops, and two stunning beaches. You can walk, share a taxi, or bike. Bikes can be rented in Carrapateira with Karra Surf Shop.
The two beaches at Carrapateira are Amado and Bordeira, both of which are around 2 miles from our retreat center. It’s around a 1:15 hour walk or a 6-minute drive by car or taxi.
Are meals included?
Three delicious vegetarian/vegan meals are included daily. Special dietary requests can be accommodated.
Can I get a massage?
Massages are available for 60 euros for one hour to be paid in cash directly to the therapist. Massages in deep tissue, Thai, and ayurvedic are offered as well as acupuncture and craniosacral.
When is check-in & check-out?
Check in begins at 4:00pm and check out is at 10:00am
Are there yoga props available?
Monte Velho provides mats, blocks, bolsters, and straps.
Is wifi available?
Wifi is only available in the main hall and reception area.
Is there laundry service available?
Monte Velho does not provide laundry service but guests can use the laundry machine on-site for 5euros.