Retreats and Experiences that we offer

The scenery offers spaces of comfort where time stands still, creating space outside of our busy lives. Monte Velho offers a diverse programme, which will grant you moments of introspection, peace, balance and health. All activities are focused on personal growth, mind, body and soul and integrated in nature. Enhancing the connection between individual energy and its relation to the surrounding context, the natural cycles and its influence on our well-being.


"Switch off from your daily worries and give yourself space to reconnect with your true essence"


Lalumbre - with Lila Heller & Lea Udry

18-24  June

Join Lila Heller and Lea Udry for one week of Pilates and yoga classes at the beautiful Eco Retreat Center in Monte Velho, Portugal. Enjoy a mindful, strengthening and invigorating Pilates class and a heart opening but grounding yoga class per day as well as a variety of optional activities available at the stunning Monte Velho Eco Retreat Center, including hiking, horseback riding, surfing, massage, music and more.  We look forward to sharing this magical experience with you.



Yoga , Meditation & Surf Retreat- with Simone Brenner and Driftwood Travelling

25 June to 01  July 2017
Take a break and reconnect. Together we embrace nature, dive into the ocean and meet within a lovely community.
Invite yourself to find peace in daily morning meditation, to breathe deeply in a mindful yoga practise (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga), to enjoy our delicious gatherings around a buffet of healthy homemade food and to simply be and explore the beautiful surroundings of Monte Vehlo - walking new paths, taking heartful movements on the oceans floor in your daily surf lessons and chilling in your hammok with ocean view.

                             "Open the window in the center of your chest, to let the spirtits fly in and out.“ Rumi



Yoga Bija-David Keil & Gretchen Suarez

01-07  July


ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA COURSE -Come with us and enjoy one week of Ashtanga Yoga with David Keil & Gretchen Suarez in Portugal's beautiful West-Algarve. This retreat is an opportunity to dive deeper into the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga while having a holiday at the same time - Monte Velho Nature Resort is located in a peaceful setting with fantastic ocean views in the middle of the San Vicente natural park with sandy surf-beaches and spectacular cliffs.



Yoga RETREAT - with Anne Adeline

09 to 15 July


( Details coming soon)


Malena Beer & Silvia Di Rienzo, Helen Speaking
Malena Beer & Silvia Di Rienzo, Helen Speaking


Anadakala-  Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Retreat  - with  Malena  Beer  &  Silvia  Di  Rienzo,  assisted  by  Helen Eastwood / French, English, Spanish and Italian Speaking

15-22  July 2017


 Come and join us for one week of Ashtanga Yoga, restaurative practices and relaxing holiday time in beautiful Monte-Velho.


All levels welcome ! 




Chi Kung Summer School  with Peter den Dekker

22-29 July 2017


The Summer School is open for beginners and advanced practitioners of Chi Kung. All the previous Summer Schools have been attended by practitioners of many nationalities, and a wide range of age and level.







Frogs chirping. Stars wheeling overhead. Stunning sunsets views. Tranquil lakes. Pine trees all around.

This is Monte Velho, 5 minutes drive from Amado beach, one of the many gorgeous beaches on the Costa Vicentina. With country tracks waiting to be explored by foot, bike or horse; a swimmable lake and surfing beaches nearby; Plenty of opportunity for healthy outdoor fun...

Then why not relax with a sauna or steam bath before heading to one of the fine local restaurants... 

Weeks available 2017:
29 July - 05 August

05-12 August

12-19 August

19-26 August

what we offer: 

- 7 nights en suite, comfortable and cozy bedroom, with private veranda, hamack, and an outside bed.
- Yoga Classes twice a week.
- Surf lesson for 1 child at Praia do Amado , with all include, surf board, wetsuit, 1.30h in the morning and 1,30 afternoon, with  surf teacher from Amado Surf Camp school
- Welcome relaxing massage for parents.
- Buffet Breakfast included.


27-01 September Private Group




Jivamukti Yogawood Retreat

02 to 09  Sept


Portuguese Fado music is known for it’s mournful soul-stirring. In it, there’s an inescapable feeling of being ripped from something larger. It’s easy to understand this music bubbling up over the wind-swept cliffs of the Algarve in Southwest Portugal.

Yogis know this longing. It's personified in stories of Radha and Krishna; we hear it in kirtan chants, and we feel it in our hearts in backbends. It's the longing to be connected with our true nature: the state of yoga.

These are the ideas we’ll explore through Jivamukti yoga practice, pranayama, meditation, chanting, and simply being in this dramatic landscape. Expect vegan Portuguese meals (locally sourced whenever possible), good community, and time to be.
 Maiga Milbourne is passionate about healthy bodies, relationships, and communities. She is our logistics guru and will serve as our travel guide. An E-RYT vinyasa and Jivamukti yoga teacher, she loves nothing more than offering amazing hands-on assists.
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Yoga Retreat - with Amanda and Paria Mirazimi

 10 to 17  Sept


"Join Amanda and Paria in one of the most beautiful Eco Holistic Resorts on the Algarve Coast of Portugal for a one week Yoga Retreat at Monte Velho! As we step into this space we will take some time to appreciate and bring to life the beauty that is within you, within the environment that will surround you, and create an opportunity for you to get connected to your roots, feel empowered, and explore your true nature. 


A week of yoga, meditation, journaling, outdoor exploration, and  healthy vegetarian food. You will also have enough space to enjoy the sun, the beach and maybe go for a surf. 


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