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The Algarve Yoga Holiday
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The Algarve Yoga Holiday

  • 5 Night Holiday
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With a year round superb climate, fantastic beaches and dramatic landscapes, the Algarve is the perfect backdrop for a relaxing and reviving yoga retreat.

Yoga on this holiday will be led by a qualified yoga teacher from MOONSyoga. There will be a total of 8 Yoga Sessions, 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening.

The quaint and peaceful town of Sagres lies on the most south-westerly tip of the Algarve and will be your home for this 5-night getaway.

The landscape around Sagres is wild and rugged and gives way to stretches of beautiful sandy beaches and crashing surf. Between yoga sessions there will be free time to spend at your leisure. Enjoy walks along the coast to the Fortaleza de Sagres, take a surf lesson, rent a bike or simply relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the unspoilt natural surroundings. 

Please ensure you bring your own yoga mat for this holiday.

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
WET (Western European Time)
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Climate

The Algarve enjoys a temperate coastal climate, with mild and sunny spring and autumns with average temperatures between 18c and 24c. Summer months are typically sunny and warm with little rain and winter is mild with cool evenings.

Food & Drink
While in Portugal you can enjoy delicious food matched with beautiful local wines at incredibly reasonable prices. Try the local specialities Piri Piri chicken or 'Cataplana', and really fresh seafood, complemented by tasty, ripe vegetables and fruity olive oil. Vinho Verde is a refreshing, slightly sparkling white wine which is light in alcohol and a pefect match for grilled fish dishes.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €2.50
  • Glass of wine: €3.00
  • Light lunch: €7.00
  • Soft Drink: €1.00
  • Bottled Water: €0.30
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Your yoga mat
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading/Viewing

Breaking Tracks by Sally Hope Johnson

The Drifters by James A. Michener

Spice & the Devil’s Cave by Agnes Hewes

 

Holiday highlights

Morning Yoga Sessions

Each morning you will enjoy a yoga class with a qualified instructor from MOONSyoga. You will starting each day by opening up the body/mind and getting energy flowing from tip to toe; the morning classes will build to a relatively strong flow class, incorporating breath work and mindfulness throughout. Starting softly and working up into a series of slow fluid sequences, each morning class will include lengthening, balancing and strength building poses; a heat building Hatha Vinyasa class. Eventually coming back down onto the ground for a deep releasing stretch and well earned pre-breakfast savasana.

Evening Yoga Sessions

Each evening you will enjoy a yoga class with a qualified instructor from MOONSyoga. The evening sessions will begin with a warm up, like in the morning, but will focus on a particular section of the body, moving more deeply into it through specifically targeted postures. It will be more like a workshop than a ‘general’ yoga class. For example, the first one might focus on hips and hip openers working towards a climax posture such as pigeon/reclined virasana etc. Another evening workshop could be based on shoulders and arms, working up towards arm balances etc. One could be specific to twists, another to inversions etc. An additional benefit of these evening sessions is the education you take away with you off the mat, going home to your local studio with a better awareness and knowledge of the poses/alignment/benefits. The class will be followed by a cool down sequence with time to release, relax and rest the body leaving you ready to float away and enjoy the remainder of your evening.

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
WET (Western European Time)
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Climate

The Algarve enjoys a temperate coastal climate, with mild and sunny spring and autumns with average temperatures between 18c and 24c. Summer months are typically sunny and warm with little rain and winter is mild with cool evenings.

Food & Drink
While in Portugal you can enjoy delicious food matched with beautiful local wines at incredibly reasonable prices. Try the local specialities Piri Piri chicken or 'Cataplana', and really fresh seafood, complemented by tasty, ripe vegetables and fruity olive oil. Vinho Verde is a refreshing, slightly sparkling white wine which is light in alcohol and a pefect match for grilled fish dishes.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €2.50
  • Glass of wine: €3.00
  • Light lunch: €7.00
  • Soft Drink: €1.00
  • Bottled Water: €0.30
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Your yoga mat
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading/Viewing

Breaking Tracks by Sally Hope Johnson

The Drifters by James A. Michener

Spice & the Devil’s Cave by Agnes Hewes

 

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to Portugal

Morning

Travel to Portugal

Depart Dublin on your flight to Faro Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by our local representative at the airport before being transferred to your hotel in Sagres, in the Algarve. Sagres is a tranquil village which overlooks some of the Algarve’s most dramatic scenery and provides the ideal base for your yoga escape.

Day 2 to Day 5 - Yoga & Afternoons at Leisure

Morning

Yoga Session

Each morning you will enjoy a yoga class with a qualified instructor from MOONSyoga. You will starting each day by opening up the body/mind and getting energy flowing from tip to toe; the morning classes will build to a relatively strong flow class, incorporating breath work and mindfulness throughout. Starting softly and working up into a series of slow fluid sequences, each morning class will include lengthening, balancing and strength building poses; a heat building Hatha Vinyasa class. Eventually coming back down onto the ground for a deep releasing stretch and well earned pre-breakfast savasana.

Afternoon

At leisure

You will be free every afternoon to explore the town of Sagres and its surroundings areas. From independent sightseeing, the beach, shopping and the many cafes and restaurants, you are sure to be kept entertained in this charming seaside village.

Evening

Evening Session

Each evening you will enjoy a yoga class with a qualified instructor from MOONSyoga. The evening sessions will begin with a warm up, like in the morning, but will focus on a particular section of the body, moving more deeply into it through specifically targeted postures. It will be more like a workshop than a ‘general’ yoga class. For example, the first one might focus on hips and hip openers working towards a climax posture such as pigeon/reclined virasana etc. Another evening workshop could be based on shoulders and arms, working up towards arm balances etc. One could be specific to twists, another to inversions etc. An additional benefit of these evening sessions is the education you take away with you off the mat, going home to your local studio with a better awareness and knowledge of the poses/alignment/benefits. The class will be followed by a cool down sequence with time to release, relax and rest the body leaving you ready to float away and enjoy the remainder of your evening.

Day 6 – Return Home

Full day

At Leisure & Return Home

You will have one final day at leisure to soak up the seaside atmosphere of Sagres before an evening transfer to Faro Airport for your return flight home.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Memmo Baleeira 4

With its pleasing contemporary design and relaxing atmosphere, Memmo Baleira is the ideal spot for a break from your daily routine.  Its unspoilt seaside setting in Sagres in the western Algarve makes it the perfect choice for a holiday retreat. ... read more read more read more

With its pleasing contemporary design and relaxing atmosphere, Memmo Baleira is the ideal spot for a break from your daily routine.  Its unspoilt seaside setting in Sagres in the western Algarve makes it the perfect choice for a holiday retreat. 

Hotel address
Memmo Baleeira
Sítio da Baleeira
Sagres
Algarve - 8650-357
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