Villa Nova de Cacela
This beautiful 8 bedroom villa with it's own pool is the setting for our Yoga and Mindfulness retreats. With 2 hectares of grounds it is peaceful and secluded but only 10 minutes drive from the beach, 5 mins from the nearest small town and has 2 bars and restaurants within walking distance
Day 1 Sunday
Check in is from 2:00pm but if you need to arrive earlier just let us know. Time to unpack and familiarize yourself with your surroundings.
17.30 Yoga and Mindfulness
19:30 Welcome Meeting. Be introduced to the other guests joining you on your break and get taken through the schedule to give you an idea of what to expect each day.
20:00 Dinner. Enjoy your evening meal on the communal table on the terrace by the pool. Enjoy veggie food to detox your digestive system. We design our menus to provide you with optimum energy and nutrition. Fancy a glass of red wine? Go ahead. It´s full of antioxidants!
Days 2 and 5
07:30 Time for early morning meditation
08:00 Yoga. Join Helga for your morning yoga session on the roof terrace as the sun rises. Bring your own yoga mat if you can but if not don’t worry we will have some to borrow.
09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast. Fresh juices, fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereals hot rolls and toast and scrambled eggs. English and herbal teas and coffee available.
10.30 - 11:30 Mindfulness. Learn to practice Mindfulness with Maggie through a series of exercises, meditations and enquiry and find a way to deal with stresses and anxieties and to enjoy your life more
11.30 - 14:00 Chill Time. Relax by the pool or on one of the shady terraces.
14:30 - 15:00 Lunch Break. Enjoy lunch by the pool.
15:00 - 17:30 Free Time. Chill out on one of the many terraces, dive in the pool or have a treatment.
17:30 - 19:00 Yoga and Mindfulness. Early evening yoga practice on the back terrace followed by Mindfulness practice.
20:00 Dinner out at local restaurants.
Days 3, 4 and 6
08:00 Yoga with Helga on the roof terrace
09:30 Breakfast with fresh juices.
10:30 – 11.30 Mindfulness with Maggie.
11:30 - 17:30 Free Time. Take a trip to the beach at Praia Verde, Visit the mud baths, have a Reiki treatment or just relax by the pool with a good book.
17.30 -19.00 Early evening Yoga and Mindfulness on the back terrace.
20.00 Barbecue/Dinner by the Pool.
£495 shared room
£695 own room double bed
6 nights accommodation in beautiful quiet villa with Pool in 2 hectares of land with sea or countryside views
2 Yoga Classes Daily
2 Mindfulness Sessions Daily
2 Freshly prepared meals a day
Early morning Meditation
Fresh juices daily and the opportunity to go on a juice fast
Air fares to Faro Portugal (Transfers to and from Faro can be arranged at 25 euros per person each way)
Trips and meals out
Massages and other treatments
In September we are lucky to have Helga teaching the Yoga classes. Helga trained as a doctor but influenced by her big brother Yogi, Helga's Yoga journey started out as a teen and continued into adult life.
During University, Yoga was essential and Helga started combining a self-taught home practice with a Studio practice of Swasthya Yoga in a popular Studio in her home city of Lisbon, Portugal: back then she was invited by her teachers to herself train as a Yoga teacher but as medicine was a full time job, that natural vocation had to be postponed...
After moving to the UK to join her English partner and becoming a mum shortly after, Helga then decided on a career change leaving medicine behind and following her spontaneous vocation in Yoga. She started a 3-year, 500-hour Teacher Training Diploma Course with the British Wheel of Yoga from 2009 to 2012.
Teaching since the beginning of her Course, Helga fuses her lifelong Yogic experience and love for this discipline with a diversity of Yoga styles (Swasthya, Vinyasa, Anusara, Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin) into a rich, fun and personalised mix. Her classes are strong but soft, energetic yet calming, a full body-mind-spirit workout as well as self-knowledge "work-in"."
Maggie will be teaching the Mindfulness sessions for the 5th Year here. She will also be offering Deep Relaxation Reiki