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Join Stephanie in the Algarve for her annual raw food and yoga retreat in Portugal. On the edge of the Sao Bartolomeu de Messines/Silves nature reserve, this nourishing retreat is an exclusive, intimate and unique week of restful bliss. With my experienced team of yogis and therapists, she will guide you through a beautiful week. This is the perfect chance for you to relax into nature, unplug from the world, restore and reset.
You will be staying in a stunning villa located in a hidden nature reserve. A rustic barn conversion, it has been beautifully renovated and decorated with fully air-conditioned rooms. There are five rooms that can all be doubles or twins. Two are ensuite and three share one large, gorgeous bathroom. Camping options are also available.
You’ll create some wonderful dishes together and indulge in the preparation of incredible foods.
Being an experienced yogi is not a prerequisite, all you will need for this stunning week of yoga is the will to explore and embrace a high vibrational flow. There will be daily kitchen classes on raw food, yoga and holistic sessions. They are completely at your leisure, so if you just want to relax by the plunge pool and wait to be fed, that’s ok too. It’s your holiday!
You will be practicing yoga for 2-3 hours each day in a variety of styles. Classes are open to all levels, from beginners to experienced practitioners. You will enjoy morning walks in the nature reserve and daily workshops in the kitchen exploring raw food.
Dine al fresco by the river each night and be ready for spectacular sunsets, evening workshops, meditation sessions, incredible food, cacao ceremonies and much more. Leave feeling rested, rebooted and filled with a new zest for life!
Each day is always different and you work with the flow of the group. However this is an idea of how your days might look.
07:30 Early morning yoga
08:30 Walk in nature
10:30 Meditation / rest
14:30 Raw food workshops
19:00 Workshops/ Cacao ceremonies / rest
20:30 Sunset workshops / meditation
You will enjoy daily guided walks in the nature reserve as well as a beach trip.
The Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, is known for its sunny Mediterranean climate and its beach and golf resorts. The retreat is located on the edge of a nature reserve, offering tranquility, peaceful surroundings and the perfect setting for rest. Daily yoga is offered overlooking the riverbanks under the carob trees. An uninterrupted view of the stars and perfect sunsets are guaranteed in this tourist free setting.
Explore Raw's cuisine is chef-prepared, gourmet, living, raw vegan food. It is gluten-free, dairy-free and animal product-free. All of our dishes are freshly prepared each day using locally-sourced, organic ingredients where possible. I soak and sprout all my seeds and nuts, and share with you my knowledge of how to prepare the most sensational living raw foods using these essential ingredients.
Explore Raw forages for figs, carob and wild edibles where they can and collect local almonds, honey and bee pollen. Non-vegan local products are optional. The local salt they use is hand-harvested by an artisan salt producer using traditional methods.
The first day of the retreat will be juice-only for a full detox, followed by juices, smoothies and gourmet raw food suppers. Your food is all alkaline, high-vibration, nutritious and delicious! Fruit bowls are always available.
Indian head massage
One-to-one yoga sessions
Thai yoga massage
The nearest airport to the location is Faro Airport (FAO).
It is possible to take a taxi from Faro Airport (FAO) to the villa.