Yoga Retreat in Tavira | East Algarve
Tavira town in the East Algarve is our new stunning location for a relaxing and energising Iyengar yoga retreat – a place of tranquillity, history, warmth, white beaches and turquoise waters and much more. It has some of Europe’s most beautiful white sandy clean beaches and next to the Natural Reserve of the Ria Formosa.
A beautiful zen location for a yoga retreat where you have the best of it all in this amazing town surrounded by nature from beaches to mountains and culture all in one. Here you can recharge and reconnect through yoga and during your free time take a boat trip, around 10min to the most beautiful white beaches or explore the small street of Tavira enjoying a local bica or lunch at one of the many great local cafes and restaurants.
We will enjoy lunches and dinners together and you will have plenty of time to do your own discoveries and visit the local market.
Renting a bicycle is a must in Tavira to exploring the beautiful area, it is perfect for biking as we have very small hills:)
The Yoga classes are taking place in the fully equipped Iyoga studio in the heart of Tavira, walking distance from all hotels or guesthouses (2-5min) The retreat is suitable for all levels, incl. beginners with regular practice (twice a week) for min. of one year, as well as intermediate level, are all welcome.
Tavira studio Retreat 2019
23 - 27 March
20 - 24 April
13 - 20 July (5 or 8 days)
14 - 18 September
Find your best fit
All rooms in the hotel are with ensuite bathrooms and private terraces.
For joining partner based on accommodation and meals only, price
discount of 100€ on the double room price.
Prices various depending which month you choose, check Events page.
8 days in Julyprice from 890€ p.p.
Shared twin / double p.p. 890€
Single from 1.275€
7 nights accommodation
Daily yoga classes
3x superb Dinners (excl. beverage)
excluding air ticket
5 Daysprice from 525€ p.p.
Shared twin / double p.p. from 525€
Single from 650€
4 nights accommodation
Daily yoga classes
2x superb local Dinners (excl. beverage)
excluding air ticket
How your day could look like with the 5 or 8-day package:
Day 1 | Arriving – Get together – Yoga 17.00h – Dinner
Day 2-3 | Yoga 8.30h– 12.30 with a break between 2,5hrs dynamic asanas practice and Restorative class.
Day 4 | Yoga 16.00h– 19.00 with a dynamic asanas practice and Restorative class. Dinner
Day 5 | Departure for the 5-days students and day off for those who stay 8-days
Day 6 | Yoga 8.30h– 12.30 with a break between 2,5hrs dynamic asanas practice and Restorative class.
Day 7 | Yoga 17.00h– 19.00 and Dinner.
Day 8 | Departure
Maria Nova Lounge Hotel a cosy hotel located at the highest point of Tavira and just a short 3min. walk from Tavira’s city centre and Iyoga studio. The hotel offers all the modern facilities and yet cosy and comfortable with great views over the town. From the hotel, you have a short walk through the narrow cobblestoned streets and crossing the river over the Roman bridge and you are there. Great little walk before your yoga class.
Tavira with a rich historical and cultural heritage as well as the events which brings life to the town. Tavira has all this and so much more…
The hotel offers:
- Gym access, Transfer between the Hotel and the airport, Laundry service
- Buffet Breakfast (07.30 – 10.00am)
- Balsa Restaurant, Pool Bar and Nomad Roof Top Bar
- Free WiFi throughout Hotel
- Outdoor Swimming Pool and heated Indoor Pool with jacuzzi and massage jet
- Spa with a wide range of treatments, with extra cost
– Check-in 12noon | Check-out 11hr
Across the road from our yoga studio, you find an amazing ayurvedic centre where your body will love to enjoy a relaxation regenerating massage, reflexology or facials among other great treatments. Book upon arrival.
Fuseta or Cabanas | Paddle Surfing
Why Sup in the Algarve?
The Algarve is a pure aquatic playground with turquoise see-through warm water and sunny skies. We have a superb location within the Ria Formosa Natural Park, voted 1 of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal and an eco-paradise.
Just a 15min drive from our house to Fuseta town and beach.
Bicycles can be rented upon request and delivered to the house.
Enjoy a 2hr session designing your own Portuguese tile. A fun and creative experience with the guidance of Vanessa, the owner of the tile shop in Tavira. To be booked upon arrival.
Options on how to get to Tavira, Algarve.
You will find many airlines, charters and low-cost airlines flying into Faro airport.
1. Fly into Faro, Algarve and the distance from Faro to Tavira town is approx 40min. A taxi from Faro airport to Tavira is approx. 50€ or pre-book our taxi for 35€.
a. Take the train or bus from Faro to Tavira. Approx 45 min trip.
b. Or fly into Lisbon Portela airport with connecting flight to Faro, Algarve or take the bus directly from Lisbon to Tavira, a 4hrs journey through the beautiful landscape of Portugal, Alentejo or rent a car to make the journey to Tavira, Algarve. Takes 3 hrs from Lisbon to Algarve by car.
In the case, I have your arrival time and flight numbers, I will always check if any of you would be able to share taxis from the airport to Tavira.
Annett Mottlau, Danish (Certified Junior Intermediate Level I) with almost 20 years experience of teaching Iyengar yoga and dedication to our guru BKS Iyengar. Annett is based in Tavira, Algarve teaching group and private classes as well as workshop and retreats.
BioTequim: Tavira’s newest vegetarian restaurant.
On the street that leads directly from Tavira’s bijou railway station to the Rua da Liberdade and the town centre, within one of the white arcades, you will find a cool, friendly vegetarian restaurant. Its calming interior is white and pale turquoise. The colour scheme is carried outside to the tables on the cobbles, where large umbrellas shelter you from the heat of the sun.
The food is wonderful, freshly prepared in the little kitchen from local produce, organically grown wherever possible. The regular menu features both vegetarian and vegan dishes, such as sweet potato gnocchi in tomato sauce, and courgette spaghetti with tamari and ginger, and it’s always worth asking in case there’s a special on any given day. The house wine is Portuguese and organic. The three house desserts are vegan: coconut brownie, lime cheesecake and a take on tiramisu, their sweetness supplied by dates or agave. Read more by clicking here
Thank you for your excellent classes which I enjoyed very much. The whole experience was very therapeutic. I hope to be back again in the not too distant future!
Foi uma semana ótima! Boas práticas, muito bem guiadas e sempre motivantes. A comida foi deliciosa e o grupo muito bom. Amei! Obrigada Annette
The way Annett yoga postures shows and explains is clear and easy to understand. Do it yourself is something else. I have been doing yoga for several years, the way Annett yoga classes facilitates and let yoga experience was new to me. In various ways she offers opportunities to experience yoga postures. I particularly liked that Annett is able to let you feel on a very delicate way the meaning of the exercise. Through the guidance of Annett I was able to experience the postures on a new level, what made my happy. Annett is a great personality and yoga teacher. She let you move with little precision so that you feel en come to a deeper level. I’ve learned a lot. Yoga with Annett is recommended and gave me yoga an anther dimension. The yoga retreat was fantastic! I enjoyed the yoga classes, the SUP with Alex en Nick, the hospitality from Esther in the B&B “The house of wonders” and not but least the group members from all over the world.
I loved summer yoga and paddle surf retreat in Cascais with Annett! I practice Iyengar yoga for many years and my daughter Tatiana, 13 years old, only started her practice recently. For both of us the retreat was challenging, interesting, contributing to our practice, because Annett is a very experienced teacher and even in a group she can account for different needs and levels of yoga practice. Paddle surf was great fun too. The accommodation and food were fabulous, although for me the meal times were not ideal. All together, a wonderful experience.
“I’m now back for four days from my one-week yoga and paddle surf retreat in Cascais and I’m still relaxed and happy. I had a realy great time. Annett is the best teacher I ever had and I guess I have learned – and most of all understood – much more in this week than in the last years. Also worth mentioning are Esther’s wonderful massages and the fondly prepared brunches after the morning yoga classes. In summary: a perfect holiday and soon a wonderful memory.”
I have just returned from my week in Cascais doing Yoga with Annette. It was my first time doing Iyengar yoga and I am a beginner at Yoga. Annette was a wonderful teacher, adapting the poses to suit my ability. I have come home refreshed, positive and motivated to continue with my yoga experience. The food by Esther at the house in Cascais was amazing. I already miss the brunches. I also did the paddle boarding which was great fun. A great holiday that I would highly recommend.
I just finished my second retreat with Annett – this time in the new beautiful location in Colares – and I can highly recommend it. Annett is very attentive teacher that balances the different needs of the group during the retreat. The place in Colares is great – beautiful garden with pool, skilled massage therapist, 5 min. walk to the beach and located close to the city Sintra with good sightseeing options.
I just finished my first Yoga retreat with Annette. Not sure how to convey the amazing experience in Colares in a few words. Annette is the most skilled instructor I have had – she is passionate about Yoga and makes sure all her students experience challenge at their level. The physical retreat is like home away from home. Good food, close to the beach, clean and lovely! Make sure to book Ester for the best massage ever! I’m planning my next visit…
HOW TO BOOK YOUR RETREAT
Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting you dates and type of room, we will respond to you the same day if there is availability and send you our booking form to be filled in.
Upon confirmation of your reservation a deposit (non refundable) of 500€ is due to be paid within 4 days. The balance is due min. one month prior to arrival.
When your booking form is confirmed and the deposit paid, your reservation is secured in order to arrange your flight including a travel insurance which we highly recommend.
Please note if you choose to book a twin room and looking for someone to share with, we will try to do our best, but if no one else appears you will be in a single room at single room package price.