Breathe, Move, and Believe: Live Your Intentions Off the Mat
Algarve Coast, Portugal Retreat with Jennifer Brewer

As yoga practitioners, our most advanced practice is off the mat. The qualities we cultivate through our practice, and the connection to our natural state of loving kindness are meant to be taken out into the world. Throughout the week we will focus on observing the feelings we create, rather than creating a picture of a pose. During our time together you will experience thoughtful sequences of movement combined with study of the chakras, or energy centers of the body. Each day will allow you to explore and discover correlations between your physical and emotional self. As we practice trusting and strengthening our intuition, our intentions transform from merely being wishes to being alive within.

Expect a magical community to form in this intimate, luxurious coastal setting. Even as we workshop how each individual can vary their movement and breath to adapt to their body, you will experience a beautiful collaboration of the group being in flow. The class schedule each day will vary depending on the topic of study, but will include a class mixed with vinyasa and yin, a specific pranayama and guided meditation, group discussion and journal prompt, and time to digest and adapt the information to your own individual needs.

Rest and relax as you meander through Italian gardens on the property or walk to the beach. Take time to lounge by the pool or get a massage. Enjoy a book on your balcony or meet up for afternoon tea. Take a deep breath, start believing now – you deserve this!

  • 6 nights accommodations
  • 3 meals per day (excluding one dinner) starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Round-trip group transport to/from the airport
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Grotto Cruise
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)


Located in Lagos on the Algarve coast, this unique family-run boutique hotel has breath-taking panoramic ocean views and is the oldest operating property in the area. Allow yourself to unwind in our comfortable hotel that combines traditional charm and modern luxury, nestled amongst idyllic surroundings. 

Sink into one of our beautifully decorated rooms, each named after one of the gorgeous local beaches. This is a place that soothes the soul and rejuvenates the spirit, making you feel at home instantly. From our lovingly-tended Italian garden to the outdoor yoga shala overlooking rolling hills, each space offers the opportunity to appreciate the tranquility of Southern Portugal. It is a calm oasis in a busy world. Buffet brunch and afternoon tea with cake are served daily along with local fare including fresh baked bread, eggs, and wine.

Jennifer is an E-RYT 500 based out of Hilton Head SC. She received her 200-hr from Asheville Community Yoga and 500-hr from Subtle Yoga focusing on yoga therapeutics. Jennifer teaches full-time to both group classes and private clients. Her classes vary from powerful flows to chair yoga. She has been the resident teacher for Sonesta Resort’s beach yoga program for 10 years.

Known for her sense of humor and ability to make yoga accessible. Jennifer started her yoga journey to cope with her own depression and anger. This will be her fourth retreat with True Nature Travels. When not doing yoga you will find her nose in a book, trying a new recipe, or her feet in the sand with her handsome flat coat retriever, Roux.

The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal, famous for being blessed with nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine each year. With cool Atlantic waters and an eastern mountain border blocking out hot, dry winds from the north, growing conditions for fresh, flavorful fruits, vegetables, and herbs are excellent. Lagos is known for its wide and endless beaches, Mediterranean climate, safety, and fresh seafood cuisine.

While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions. Some of the possible options include:

  • Hot air balloon ride
  • Boat ride through the grotto
  • Explore the pristine beaches peppered along the coast
  • Bike along the cobbled streets of Lagos or down to a local beach
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Golfing
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • And more!

*Price of some Activities are not included in tuition unless free or listed under inclusions.

Please be sure to review Our Policies.


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Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 and $35 Payment Processing Fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

Getting There 

You will be booking your flights for the Faro International Airport (FAO). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle. The drive time to the center is approximately 1 hour.

Travel Insurance

We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip.

We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only).

Read more about our insurance partners and their policies here. We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also, be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write to us at and let us know how we can help!

Shared Accommodations – $3345 USDSingle Accommodation – $3945 USD

A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.


  • Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before a retreat excluding the initial deposit and the $35 registration fee.
  • 89 days prior to a retreat, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable.
  • True Nature Travels is not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates.
  • Full tuition is refunded* if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment.

*Refundable amounts do not include applied credits.

If you wish to cancel your spot on a trip you must submit your cancellation by email to

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