Info retreat

– Yoga – Nature – Healthy Vegetarian Food –
under the Portuegese Sun

a Hatha & Yin Yoga Retreat on a brand new Yoga spot

2 – 7 MAY 2018

LOCATION
A taste of Happiness will be taking place at D’alijo Yoga Retreat centre in North Portugal. It is an exclusive retreat centre located in the village of Cabeceiras de Basto in the province of Minho with its beautiful city Porto. Porto offers an international airport just one hour away from our retreat centre. The are is well known for its Vinho Verde vineyards, olive fields and beautiful national parks. Our studio and accommodations are cohesively blended with nature, and is sure to awaken the mind, body and spirit

Address of the retreat centre
Rua de Alijo 36
4860-133
Casal – Cabeceiras de Basto
Portugal

PROGRAM
This a retreat that is embracing peace and happiness for All Levels.

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8:00 – 9:30 Morning Hatha practice with Amber
10:00 – 11:30 Brunch time
11:30 – 16:30 Free time: chill, hike, read, swim, play!
16:30 – 18:00 Afternoon yin with Debbie
18:30 – 19:30 Dinner
20:00 – 20:30 Meditation

Day of arrival
The welcome ceremony is at 2:00 pm.
After this you have time to settle in your room, refresh and relax a little.
4:30 – 6:00 pm yin practice to help you stretch out after a long flight
6:30 – 7:30 pm dinner

Day of departure
You can depart at any moment during the final day.
We will align the program of this day to your departure time. We trust that we will have enough time for a final morning session, a final heart warming practise to thank you for staying with us. After a last brunch together we give you the time to pack and then it is time to say goodbye.

MASSAGE
In addition to the daily yoga classes you can choose to book a massage with Liladhar, our third member of the team. He is a massage therapist, combining techniques from Ayurvedic, Deep tissue and traditional Swedish relaxational massage. You can read more about him on the ‘team’ page.
Your massage will be scheduled in between classes and meals
60 min – € 60,-
90 min – € 80,-

ACCOMODATION
D’Alijo Yoga Retreats in North Portugal, is an exclusive retreat centre located in the village of Cabeceiras de Basto which is well known for its Vinho Verde vineyards, olive fields and beautiful national parks. The studio and accommodations are cohesively blended with nature, and is sure to awaken the mind, body and spirit.
Accomodation consists of a 5 woorden chalet style rooms which are tastefully decorated, positioned in between the Yoga Studio and the main house. The main house which is rebuild with the huge granite rocks from centuries ago is now the modern, though cozy, ‘heart’ of the retreat centre. This house offers 5 bed rooms. It is surrounded by large terraces and undisturbed views of the area and premises.

YOGA STUDIO
A beautiful semi-enclosed yoga studio with floor to ceiling windows, is climate controlled for your comfort. The hilltop location gives absolutely stunning views on the mountain and you can hear the outside river sending us its natures orchestra during the yoga classes.

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FOOD
The kitchen & restaurant are the ‘health heaven’ of D’Alijo. The interieur has a modern vintage design and touch. Inside spaces and outside areas blend with each other. The food is exquisite by two vegetarian chefs.

A complete brunch is served after your morning yoga practice, which is sure to satisfy anyone’s taste buds! Throughout the day, fresh made smoothies, green juices and a variety of healthy lunch and snack options are also available (individually ordered from the menu, not included in the price).

The cook, Michael, prepares healthy, flavorful and nutritious vegetarian food (vegan option too). He uses wholesome, fresh, local ingredients and has a magic touch when it comes to homemade granola and sugar free desserts.

  • The menu is vegetarian with plenty of vegan options.
  • All ingredients are guaranteed to be free from MSG and other taste enhancement.
  • Use of salt and/or sugar is kept to a minimum.
  • We use either unrefined cane sugar or wild honey from our own bees (100% organic).
  • We serve vegetables and fruits from our own gardens and trees as much as possible.
  • When necessary, we source additional ingredients from small local producers.
  • The vegetables are fresh and free from chemical residues.
  • We only use pure cold pressed oils in our cooking and preparation of dishes.

If you have any special dietary requests, please feel free to inform us as we are more than happy to accommodate your needs within the scope of our capabilities.

EXCURSIONS
During your stay, you may wish to explore some of the nearby UNESCO heritage villages and cities such as Porto, Guimaraes and Braga. Or maybe you fancy a more active excursion like rafting or canyoning. Below you find a list of all possible excursions. You can sign up for these excursions during the retreat. We try to arrange excursions for a good price: the more people that are in, the better! On the first day of the retreat we provide you more information.

DISCOVER THE NATURAL AND CULTURAL PARADISE OF NORTH PORTUGAL HERE

Excursion options

  • Rafting on Tamega river
  • Canyoning (river walk)
  • Waterfall tour
  • Vinho Verde Tour
  • Douro Wine Valley Tour
  • Guimaraes (Unesco historical city visit)
  • A day at the beach

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PRICE
€ 699,- based on shared accommodation: 2 people per room.
It is possible to get a single room, the extra costs will be € 200,-.

INCLUSIVE

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 2 organic meals per day, brunch + dinner
  • Water (the tap water is fresh and pure)
  • Daily Hatha morning class, pranayama breathwork and meditation
  • Daily Yin afternoon class
  • Daily meditation
  • Silent walking meditation in nature

EXCLUSIVE

  • Flight to/from Porto
  • Extra snacks and drinks
  • Transfer
  • Holistic massage

Check in & out: we customize to your arrival and departure time!

Find your flight ticket for € 150 – € 180,- (retour from Amsterdam airport) at Skyscanner

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