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Yoga Retreat: Sintra, Portugal with Jess

Indulge yourself on this barefoot luxury yoga (and optional surf) retreat in Sintra National Park - considered by many as the most picturesque part of the Portuguese coast. From the 16 - 23 May, escape real life and enjoy a whole week exploring the amazing scenery, surfing the waves, or chilling out poolside getting lost in a good book.

This is designed to be a fun, social, yet at the same time peaceful retreat. Please be conscious that some guests may be prioritising their rest and relaxation so any late night partying should take place off-site.


  • 7 nights cosy accommodation in our own private villa.

  • Fresh, healthy and nutritious vegan/vegetarian breakfasts (7), lunches (6) and dinners (7) for the duration of your stay.

  • About 20 hours of yoga instruction over the 7 days - energising practices to start the day and something softer to close the day.

  • An arm balances workshop.

  • Yoga mats and props.

  • Full use of the facilities at the villa; outdoor pool, gorgeous gardens, gym and mini-spa (sauna, steam bath and jacuzzi).

  • Extra: Surf packages can be added for anyone interested.


We’ll be staying in gorgeous villa nestled in the coastal sanctuary of Sintra’s National Park. There are views of castles on one side, and rolling hills and coastline on the other. The house has been designed and decorated to mirror Balinese well-being, so expect soft white bedding, big plants and simple yet stylish touches.

Located just 30 minutes from Lisbon and a short drive to some of the best beaches around, it’s the perfect base to both switch-off and explore. There are a mixture of private and shared rooms, an outdoor pool, mini-spa with sauna, steam bath and jacuzzi, as well as a gym and giant garden to enjoy.

Accommodation options:

  • 2 x Double room with ensuite

  • 3 x Double room with shared bathrooms

  • 1 x Twin room with ensuite

  • 1 x Dorm room (4 pax) with ensuite


Begin each morning with a fun, dynamic flow class designed to energise you for the day ahead. In the evenings we’ll be keeping calm by focusing on the softer side of yoga; deep stretches, gentle movement and lots of rest and relaxation. During our stay I’ll also hold an arm balances workshop for anyone prepared to add some extra playtime to their practice.

The yoga classes can be adapted to suit all levels, shapes and sizes, but I’d recommend a minimum of 10-12 hours of practice so you’re familiar with some of the most popular postures beforehand.

The house has both inside and outside areas for yoga-ing and all mats and props are provided.

For those of you who haven’t met me before (hello), you can read a bit about my teaching style here. You can also read my student testimonials here. I’m biased, but I think I’m a great person to retreat with; I’m confident this will be a fun week and you’ll learn lots along the way. :)


(All prices are per person and listed in Swiss Francs)

>> Early Bird Offer: book before the 30 November 2019 and save 100 off the prices below <<

  • Double room with ensuite: 1290

  • Double room with shared bathroom: 1140

  • Twin room with ensuite: 1140

  • Dorm room (4 single beds) with ensuite: 990

If you would like a double room to yourself, please note that a single supplement of 500 will apply.

These prices include everything written in the overview at the top of the page. The following costs are not covered:

  • Surf lessons - please let me know if you’d like to add on a package.

  • Travel to Sintra. Airport transfers from Lisbon can be easily arranged and cost €35 for up to 4 people. I’m also happy to put you in touch with other guests to share taxis/car hire.

  • Travel insurance.

  • Personal spending money.

More information here:

If you’d like to join me then please get in touch by emailing You can also join the Facebook event for all the updates.

A non-refundable deposit of 350.- is required when booking. The remaining balance is required by the 17th April 2020. Payment plans are available.

I’m happy to help with any questions, so feel free to message me and I’ll get back to you ASAP. :)