We are an established yoga and meditation retreat centre in central Portugal offering yoga retreat and holidays of all styles.
Set below the hilltop village of Amieira and with the backdrop of the mountain ranges is our 13 acre retreat centre called Yoga Evolution Retreats. This idilic and unspoilt part of the country is conducive towards helping people getting to escape the normal everyday stresses and strains of the work life or even if you find yourself going through a life crisis or just need to getaway from everything then you will find something here for you.
Our retreat centre was known locally as the home of the Padre and is called Quinta do Bacelo, it is the most gorgeous part of the region with terraces dropping down the valley down to our stream. In the stream we have dammed of places for taking long soaks on a hot day to cool off. We have miles walking tracks all leading to the nearby villages where you can meet some of the locals. If you like swimming then why not take a dip in our natural salt water swimming pool which is just heaven on a really hot day.
You have the option of a private single room or sharing with a friend. We also have double rooms for couples. The rooms are spread out over four houses and are all decorated to a rustic standard. They have a lovely charm and a warmth that can be felt deep inside. We also have our stone cottage which has it’s own bathroom and kitchenette and a lovely patio to rest on a sun lounger. Stay in one of our eco caravans and have a complete digital detox. The caravans are located on one of our many terraces and have their own facilities.
We teach many styles of yoga including ashtanga vinyasa yoga, vinyasa flow, yin yoga, mindfulness meditation, Qi Gong and lots of shamanic practices. The yoga is taught by Peter & Sue who are senior yoga teachers with the yoga alliance in the UK. We create a harmonious none striving to be anywhere other than where you are attitude towards our teaching. All classes are delivered with the foundation of kindness towards ourselves without pain. Our yoga teaching and practice is like our breath and we like to ensure that every practitioner who comes here is allowing there body to lead the mind, rather than seeing a posture and struggling to get into it when the body simply will not allow. Understanding that very persons body is unique and needs to be moved in a different way comes with many years of teaching experience.
We have a naturopathic chef onboard with here who is an amazing cook and the author of soul nutrition. Our meals are creative and delicious. We find ourselves getting into so many unhealthy eating habits or we eat on the fly due to our busy lifestyles. After a week or two eating our diet you might feel inspired to buy the book and re-create our food served here.
We are so lucky to have a massage therapist who is also a Chinese medicine practitioner who can tailer any treatments to your own needs.