7-Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Torres Vedras, Portugal

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Suitable for beginner and intermediate practitioners
Daily yoga practices incl. Pranayama and relaxation
A trip to home of the biggest waves in the world of Nazare
Delicious homecooked vegetarian meals
Daily meditation sessions
2 guided walks
Ingredients from our garden
If you want to dive into yoga, to learn more about the true meaning of it and to practice twice a day, this retreat is for you. No matter if you are a beginner or are already practicing with some regularity, everyone can feel the difference after this week. The improvements will not only be on the physical side but also in other areas that yoga influences. On top of that, we'll take you to see the spot where the biggest waves in the world break (Nazaré), to feel the power of nature. The serene side of nature we enjoy on our walk and trekking as well as in our farm and garden. A wine tasting and delicious vegetarian food complete this retreat.

NOTE: 4elements retreat's youngest staff member Matteo was born in Nov 2020, so there will be a small child around :)

Accommodation

Beach setting
Caters for gluten-free, lactose-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets
Barbeque facilities
Environmentally friendly
Kitchen
Multilingual staff
Free parking
Dining area
Garden
Lounge
Yoga studio
Free Wi-Fi
4elements retreat is located in the lovely village of Póvoa de Penafirme, about 45 mins from Lisbon Airport. Póvoa has a pharmacy, a post office, various cafés, fruit shops, a bakery and small supermarkets for everyday needs. The city of Torres Vedras is a 15 min drive away, and the holiday village Santa Cruz can be reached within 15 minutes of walking.

The area here offers fascinating nature with a long and empty coastline. Two beautiful beaches are just a stone's throw away from our house. We're lucky to be located in a quiet village on the Silver Coast of Portugal while being in the middle of several popular touristic destinations like Sintra, Ericeira, Óbidos, Peniche and Nazaré.

The venue
Our house has five double rooms with private bathrooms on the first floor. Rooms can have single or double occupancy. Towels, bedsheets, and blankets are included. Common rooms like the kitchen, dining and living room, yoga studio and a shared bathroom are located on the ground floor.

The outside area extends over more than 2500 square meters and hosts our farm and garden for our guests to enjoy. If you come as a group (minimum five and maximum of 10 people) we can reserve the entire house for you and adapt the program of the week according to your preferences


Food
Since we have a big farm with our own fruit and vegetables, those will be our main ingredients for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner. Everything that can't be produced by our hens and the farm is bought locally. We prefer short transport and local farms and shops over strictly buying everything organic, since many organic products in Portugal are imported.

If you have any intolerances, allergies or dislike some ingredient or food, please let us know during your booking. Please note that we charge an extra 25 EUR for a gluten-free diet.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 
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Program

Sample day 
  • 07:30 Yoga session (pranayama, asana, and relaxation) - 90 minutes 
  • 09:15 Breakfast 
  • 10:30 Walk, trekking, and free time 
  • 13:30 Lunch 
  • 15:00 Winery, trip to Nazaré, or free time 
  • 18:30 Meditation session - 60 minutes 
  • 19:45 Dinner 

Excursions
This retreat includes one trip to Nazaré, home of the biggest waves in the world. You will get to visit the exposition of big waves and the spot. There is also a walk on the dunes, as well as trekking through the hills and valley of the Alcabrichel river.

Optional activities
Massage
Surf lesson

Instructors

Pedro Gonçalves
Pedro
Pedro is a true local here in Póvoa. He not only knows the area like the back of his hand, but is also a graduate in sports as well as a certified yoga teacher. He has various post graduations in the area of fitness and wellbeing and is a trained coach. He quit his job as a fitness director to fulfill his dream of his own business in the area of health & wellbeing together with his business and life partner Ali.
Ali Gonçalves
Ali
Ali left her home in Germany to build 4elements retreat together with Pedro. She has a passion for travelling and has lived a year in both India and Thailand, where she worked in a resort. Originally a trained bookworm (bookseller and book scientist), during her travels and whilst living abroad and in Germany, she always loved to cook with people and has now made her hobby her profession! Ali is also a certified yoga teacher, life coach and hypnotherapist.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 30 days in advance for a 100% refund

Changes

Change your dates up to 15 days in advance

Covid

Contact host for terms if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
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