Ignite your life and sense of adventure with our journey to Portugal this September! Connect to yourself and dig deeper into your soul while practicing yoga two times per day in the beautiful glass fronted yoga studio overlooking the Italian gardens. Explore the beautiful beaches of Algarve, and enjoy being on the water with optional excursions such as stand up paddle boarding and sailing. Connect with your fellow travelers, and enjoy delicious meals, including a night out at a local winery.
This retreat is perfect for solo travelers, friends, or couples who are looking for more than a vacation. This week-long retreat will appeal to travelers who want to experience all that the Algarve region of Portugal has to offer without having to do any planning, and also focus on health and wellness by practicing daily yoga and eating healthy food.
You will have the opportunity to practice yoga every day, however, you do not need to be an expert at yoga to attend. The sessions will be appropriate for all levels of students – including beginners. Carrie’s style of teaching is fun and lighthearted, with a strong focus on alignment, making the vinyasa classes more workshop-like than traditional power yoga classes. The afternoon classes will be yin yoga, which are accessible for all levels of yoga practitioners. Holding in stretches will help your body recover from daily excursions, relieve tension and stress, improve flexibility and encourage mindfulness. There is always the option to skip sessions if you prefer to spend your time participating in another activity or resting. However, we think you will be happy you did if you choose to participate.
While there will be a strong focus on health and wellness, there will be no shortage of fun and adventure as we explore the wonderful activities Portugal has to offer, including a visit to a neighboring winery.
I got my wake-up call at 31 years old when I survived a heart attack. At the time, I was working in a stressful Human Resources job that didn’t inspire me, and even though I was in good physical shape as a triathlete, I felt disconnected from myself. I was stressed out, and unsure of what I really wanted. I embarked on a long journey that included education in nutrition and life-coaching methods, and training to become a yoga teacher. As an inflexible athlete, I never thought yoga would be “my thing,” but it was exactly what I needed.