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Stretch & Breathe in September ’25

September 14, 2025 - September 20, 2025
Algarve

Are you feeling low in energy or burnout? Do you struggle with poor sleep? Unfortunately you are not alone. Burnout has become an epidemic and a lot of us are struggling with poor energy levels.
Whether we call it qi, prana, or vital life force, maintaining a balanced and harmonious flow of energy is essential to physical, mental, and emotional health and to keep burnout at bay. In this retreat, Véronique shares her favourite practices to connect with and nurture prana with movement, stretches and Breathwork.

These practices will help to release endorphins, dopamine and serotonin. But research also shows that stretching helps to fight inflammation. So if you feel anxious or if you’re currently experiencing any symptoms of inflammation like aches, pain, fatigue, swelling or itching, this retreat will also help with these symptoms.

The timetable has been careful designed to ensure you have opportunities to nurture yourself, to enjoy a beautiful massage with our local massage therapist, to go for gentle walk in the hills, or relax on the patio or by the pool.
Check-in time on arrival day (Sunday): after 2pm (you can join the 5pm class)
Check-out time on last day (Saturday): 10 am

Timetable
The timetable is not set in stone and we can adapt to your needs and preference, but this is an indication of what a day would look like.

Day 1 (Sunday):
14.00: Check-in & Relax
17.00: Restorative class
19:00: Dinner
(we’ll adapt according to people’s arrival time)

Day 2 to Day 6:
9.00 – 10.00: Breakfast
10.00 – 12.30: Gentle Yoga (including Pranayama, mudras, and bandhas).
13.00 – 14.00: Plant-based and seafood lunch
14:00 – 17:00: This is the time for you to relax, get to know each other or explore the Algarve. We can organise trips to areas you’d like to explore (optional add-on) or get a massage therapist to come (minimum 2 clients, add-on).
17.00 – 18.30: Breathwork, Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra
19.00: Plant-based and seafood dinner
In the evening you can enjoy sitting on the patio, chatting, or watch a nice movie in the TV snug…

Day 7 (Saturday):
8.00-9.00: Early morning class (to be adapted according to people’s departure time)
9.00-10.00 : Breakfast
Saying goodbye..

The location

We live in a small village, in a cul-de-sac, on an organic farm. We renovated a building into our guesthouse and now have 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, a breakfast room, a TV snug, a kitchen, a patio. We also have a beautiful bright yoga studio, fully equipped (with props and yoga ropes).

Getting There
The nearest airport is Faro, which is 25 minutes from here. You can also travel by train from Lisbon to Loule train station, which is 10 minutes away.

How to pay

Before booking, please email me at [email protected] to check availability and to make sure this retreat is adapted to your needs.
When we confirm the availability of your accommodation option by return email, please pay the deposit to secure your spot or the totality of the payment before April 15th to avail of the Early Bird special price.

The following prices include accommodation, food (breakfast, lunch & dinner), tea and coffee, yoga, meditation, Breathwork and all the activities including going to the beach, visiting local places of interest but exclude extra activities like massage or transfer from and to the airport.

EARLY BIRD

Full Payment
Due before April 15th
1 person in shared bedroom (twin beds)€845
1 person in double room (single occupancy)€1340
2 persons sharing one double room (price per room)€1890
Note that all the rooms have a shared bathroom (one bathroom for two bedrooms).

NON-EARLY BIRD

Deposit on bookingBalance due on June 14thTotal
1 person in shared bedroom (twin beds)€450
€500
€950
1 person in double room (single occupancy)€650€840€1490
2 persons sharing one double room (price per room)€900€1200€2100
Note that all the rooms have a shared bathroom (one bathroom for two bedrooms).

Cancellation policy

If we cancel the event, you get all your money back.

If you are unable to attend the retreat due to a force majeure and cancel your booking at least 30 days before the start of the retreat, we will either send a full refund minus €50 administration fee or we will transfer your payment to another of Veronique’s events if you wish so.

If you cancel your booking later than 30 days before the retreat, we will refund 50% unless we can fill up your spot.

Please note that any refunds issued do not cover personal expenses you have incurred, such as flights or other costs not paid directly to us. We strongly recommend obtaining travel insurance to cover these expenses.