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Yoga for MS retreat in the Algarve in October

October 6, 2024 - October 12, 2024

When we moved to the Algarve 5 years ago, I dreamed of welcoming other people living with MS here, in our little paradise, surrounded by the beautiful Nature of South Portugal, under a blue sky…
My dream has now come true and I’m looking forward to hosting our first Yoga for MS retreats here, exploring how to manage specific health issues and symptoms (such as balance issue, spasticity, fatigue, etc).
My profound wish is to create the perfect environment for you to experience the healing power of Yoga, Breathing and Nature:
– Let your body and mind restore and replenish in this beautiful surrounding.
– Get to know like-minded people.
– Explore how to feel better and stronger.
– Discover the beauty of the Algarve.
This retreat is for 8 persons maximum, which is ideal to ensure I can give everyone my full attention and work with you on what you need most.
Check-in time on arrival day (Sunday): after 2pm (you can join the 5pm class)
Check-out time on last day (Saturday): 10 am

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):
From 14.00: Check-in & Relax
17.00-18.30: Restorative class
19:00: Dinner
(we’ll adapt according to people’s arrival time)

Day 2 to Day 6:
8.30 – 9.00: Meditation or mindful walk
9.00 – 10.00: Breakfast
10.00 – 12.30: Yoga for MS. Each day will focus on a specific topic, such as balance, spasticity, mental health…
Every session includes a warm up, breathwork, various asanas (yoga poses) to explore, using props when appropriate, in a very safe environment.
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, depending on the mood and your needs
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):
7.30: Early morning class
8.30: 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).

Note that the property is not easily accessible to wheelchairs as there are small steps here and there.

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. We would appreciate if you can pay the deposit by April 30th and the balance by August 1st.

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.

Sharing twin room, per person
(beds can be joined to make a huge double bed)
Single occupancy of twin room€300
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 before August 11th, 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 after August 11th 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.