10 Mar

Portugal – Surf & Yoga

16 – 23rd May 2020

Glo Retreats invites all yoga and sea lovers on a life-changing journey to a beautiful, family-run, permaculture-inspired retreat centre nestled in South-West Coast of Portugal, Algarve.
The isolated, ever-green valley creates an abundant oasis where two creeks come together, as a womb to nourish an ancient lush forest and wildlife vistas. And with a biopool, river canal, cosy communal spaces, beautiful yoga rooms, meditation temple and lots of nooks and crannies to explore, you will most probably not want to leave.

We created this yoga retreat to take us away from the noise of every day living and to show us the essence of us. With this in mind we aim to facilitate a space and a time for reflection, for healing, a time for getting to know that part of yourself that can get hidden beneath it all. We gather to open, unveil and bask in the sunshine ourselves. We gather to nourish, to strengthen and to delve deep into our heart and connect with our deepest desires.

We are pleased to welcome back our wonderful teacher, Aquila Dunfordwood. Aquila came to yoga at a young age when travelling with her family in India and fully committed to teaching nearly 10 years ago. By working with integrated knowledge and intuition the classes are playful, tough and soulful. Using the magic of ritual and many years of training, her classes take you on a very unique journey.

The venue is located 15-minutes drive from spectacular wild beaches with options of surfing, body boarding and sea swimming. Surf lessons can be arranged at additional cost and will be scheduled during free time, depending on weather conditions.

In your free time you will also have an opportunity of having holistic treatments (osteopathy, massage, acupuncture or physiotherapy) with Glo founder and Osteopath – Ola Daniewska. Ola specialises in sports medicine and women’s health issues. Any concerns, pains or aches that may arise during the week will be addressed and treated with exceptional care.


– 7 nights accommodation in a beautiful eco-sustainable retreat centre. Single and twin en-suite rooms available.

– Three delicious vegetarian or vegan meals per day consciously prepared to be healthy and nutritionally balanced using seasonal produce, mostly organically grown in the retreat’s own gardens.

– Twice daily yoga alongside breath practice, morning meditation and an evening session of Yoga Nidra. We will will guide you through dynamic and more challenging practise in the morning and a more restorative flow in the evening. All levels are welcome.

PRICE: (per person)
Does not include surfing lessons, treatments, flights, airport transfers.

Private room- £1350 (sold out)
Twin room- £1050
Triple room- £950

– Horse back riding
– River Canoeing
– Paddle boarding
– Kayak cave tour

8.30am – Light Breakfast
10.30-12.00 – Morning Yoga and meditation
1pm – Lunch
Free time: Treatments, surfing, beach, books.
5-6.30pm – Evening Yoga
7pm – Dinner

Monte Orada is 1.5 hours drive from Faro airport.
From Faro car rental is recommended, car share groups can be arranged.