Lately we all have been navigating, coordinating, and initiating plans in extraordinary ways. Now is the time to plan for an opportunity to regroup and reignite our ease of being and playful creative expression. From experiencing yoga classes, to journaling, to freedom flow dancing and chanting, this retreat will be the perfect balance of deepening your yoga practice while reminding you of the creative flow that is YOU. We will eat together, explore together, and share yoga together – all for the purpose of emerging as the best version of ourselves.
We will touch and taste the land of Southern Portugal, the beautiful Algarve Coast, holding the intention of honoring our current path and adding to the path yet to come. Each day holds the promise of playful presence guiding us to an easy, comfortable, and fun connection with ourselves, each other, and the world around us.
Daily yoga classes will be accessible for all levels and include movement, breathwork, relaxation, and meditation with practical ancient philosophy woven throughout.
There will be plenty of time to enjoy the private villa’s laidback luxury, poolside relaxation and ocean views. Excursions to local sites, beaches and activities can be coordinated as well.
- 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
- Group Ground Transportation to/from Faro Airport to Retreat Center
- Unlimited internet access
- Daily yoga practices
- 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.
Danielle is founding director and lead instructor of True Nature School of Yoga, where she blends her passion for teaching and learning to inspire in-depth study and practice of Yoga. Since 2001, she has taught Yoga in a variety of settings including yoga studios, corporations, non-profit organizations and schools, and has been the co-owner of two successful studios, Yoga Vista (2005-2009) and Yoga Oceanside (2010 to 2019). Danielle’s unique teaching style is inspired by her extensive training with renowned Yoga centers such as Mount Madonna and the Himalayan Institute, and masterful teachers such as Donna Farhi, Judith Hanson Lasater, Nischala Joy Devi, and Rolf Sovik.
Her classes are accessible for all abilities and emphasize an embodied experience of the rich philosophy and psychology rooted in the ancient wisdom of Yoga. Her pilgrimages to India have embedded her into a spiritual lineage of the tradition which shines through in her sincere approach to sharing Yoga with others. Danielle graduated with a Master’s of Arts Degree in Yoga Studies from Loyola Marymount University in May 2015. She is also attuned as a Reiki Master and enjoys tapping into energy as a source for spiritual healing and personal growth.
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“Danielle has a way of bringing together seekers of healing and knowledge. I learned a lot that I am looking forward to implementing and continue to explore in my personal life and studies. She has a gift for weaving her extensive knowledge and wisdom into her offerings with humor and humility. In my experience, I felt supported and safe. In my process, I felt seen and uplifted. I am grateful to have been able to give myself the gift of this retreat. It has been a gift to have time to slow down, simplify, and focus on what really matters. Not only am I returning home with a more clear sense of self and purpose, but I also feel inspired to apply what I’ve learned to life so I may be more of a service to my community. I am looking forward to attending more of her retreats in the future. This past weekend has me wanting more. Thank you Danielle for encouraging us to be still, to go within and love ourselves throughout the process.” — Amelia M.
“Last weekend’s retreat yielded tremendous accelerated progress in my practice, while offering priceless incomparable stimulation and relaxation both during and afterward. A paradoxical situation where captivating stimulation yielded supremely satisfying relaxation each night of the retreat. Now, nearly a week later, I continue to enjoy retreat benefits and expect that to continue indefinitely. I’ll be back again and again as long as I can.” — Steve G.
“The retreat was everything I needed. Delicious healthy whole foods, gorgeous landscape and scenery, kind company, and a safe space. I truly felt a sense of balance when I left, not to mention sore abs which is always nice! My body felt so good after moving it intentionally for a couple days, I was even about 5 pounds lighter when I came home. It was sooo nice to be unplugged, and it was absolutely gorgeous. Talk about a spiritual and physical detox! Amazing time! My mom and I loved it!” — Sona A.
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:
- Explore the pristine beaches peppered along the coast
- Bike along the cobbled streets of Lagos or down to a local beach
- Scuba diving
- Horseback riding
- And more!
*Prices of some Activities are not included in tuition unless free or listed under inclusions.
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. 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.
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.
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Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. 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.
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In response to COVID-19, True Nature is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2021 or 2022 retreat, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*
We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.
*This offer is valid for any new registrations prior to 108 days before the retreat date.
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