Portugal Iyengar Yoga Retreats
Since 2003, Rachel has been providing Portugal Iyengar Yoga Retreats and workshops for enthusiasts of all levels. As an internationally renowned Iyengar teacher with 20 years teaching experience, Rachel’s Iyengar yoga holidays provide a fantastic opportunity for a great learning experience in a supportive and relaxing environment.
To book your yoga retreat, click here to see the retreats booking page and online booking form. A non-refundable deposit of €500 is required to secure any retreat place. We will then send you a confirmation email which means your place is secured and you can go ahead and book your flights. If you can only get away for a few days, try the Mini Retreat 24th to 28th March for a 5 day immersion into yoga, good food and beautiful spring weather in the Algarve.
Beginners are welcome on the “all levels yoga retreats” as are those with more yoga experience and with Rachel’s firm but careful guidance, guests can explore their boundaries according to their individual aspirations and capabilities. Rachel also hosts “intermediate” level courses (in Portugal and Italy) which are for those with more than 12 months experience of Iyengar yoga, giving more practised students a chance to go deeper into the subject of Iyengar yoga. Do join her mailing list for regular updates and priority booking with discounts for mailing list members and returners.
Going on a yoga retreat can be life enhancing, even life changing. It gives you time and space away from day to day life to immerse yourself in a subject that can take you beyond your limitations and expectations. This is another lovely quote from a recent client who had a very positive experience of his very first yoga holiday:
“What a wonderful oasis of calm. Everything was so lovely, lovely people, fabulous food, sunshine and great yoga. I’m hooked!“
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Yoga Holidays at Quinta Mimosa and Monte na Luz, Algarve
Rachel hosts her Portugal Iyengar Yoga Retreats at two much loved venues, Quinta Mimosa and Monte na Luz. Both centres are within 25 minutes of Faro airport and 15 minutes away from the beautiful beaches of central Algarve. The venues are independently run but Rachel has a team of cooks and therapists who work at both centres, so you can always be guaranteed delicious food and expert massage therapies as well as wonderful accommodation, surroundings and support from the retreat centre staff.
Rachel has been coming to Quinta Mimosa since 1993 and it was here that she ran her first Portugal Iyengar Yoga Retreat in 2003. Accommodation is arranged in pretty individual cottages, all with twin rooms with private bathrooms and each of the three areas onsite has a swimming pool. There are gardens, fruit orchards and a beautiful yoga studio, fully equipped and with glass doors opening out onto the terrace. Meals are taken outside under the wisteria and the centre has a rich history of visiting yoga groups who have been coming here since the late 1980’s. Quinta Mimosa is 6km from the amazing beaches of the Algarve and transport with the friendly and English speaking taxi drivers is very easy to arrange.
Monte na Luz
Rachel also hosts her Portugal Iyengar Yoga Retreats at the tranquil, Monte na Luz Yoga Retreat centre in the hills above Loule. This Dutch run centre has extensive and well tended grounds, wonderfully crafted facilities and a beautifully appointed swimming pool. All the bedrooms have private bathrooms and there are plenty of local walks straight from the centre. The beach is a 15 minute drive away and you can walk to the historic and pretty town of Loule through quite country lanes in just 25 minutes.
Both Quinta Mimosa and Monte na Luz are long running retreat centres, situated just 20 minutes from Faro Airport, only 5 minutes from the historic town of Loule and 15 minutes from the beautiful Algarve coast. Mimosa and Monte na Luz have been hosting yoga retreats for over 20 years and both are well-known for their warmth & hospitality. You will be in wonderful surroundings with friendly people from all walks of life.
Use the links around the site to find out specific information about the accommodation, prices, booking and travel information. If you have a particular query, use the contact form to get in touch with Rachel personally.