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Portugal Yoga Retreat

Join well-known raw food chef Stephanie Jeffs on this Algarve raw food detox and yoga retreat in Portugal. On the edge of the Sao Bartolomeu de Messines/Silves nature reserve, this nourishing retreat is an exclusive, intimate and unique week of restful bliss. With her experienced team of yogis and therapists, Stephanie will guide you though a full raw food detox. This is the perfect chance for you to relax into nature, unplug from the world, restore and reset.


  • Incredible food and goody bags
  • Sensational yoga sessions in a wonderful setting
  • Daily classes from Stephanie's Cookery School program
  • Receive a free, signed copy of Stephanie's book, Spiralize!
  • Enjoy a beach trip and a host of culinary treats
  • 7 nights accommodation


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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The retreat is in a converted barn on the edge of a nature reserve on the river banks. Rooms are modern, beautiful, simply decorated, and perfect for resting. It is the perfect intimate space to rest, relax, restore, and retreat. There are just five rooms and camping options are available. The villa is located far away from noise and distraction. There is a warm, informal, and relaxed atmosphere in this stunning location. The house has a delightful plunge pool for your use as well as an awesome kitchen where you can see all your juices and meals being prepared. As Explore Raw offers a discrete service, they supply location details on booking only.

Explore Raw Yoga Holiday Portugal Program

Being an experienced yogi is not a prerequisite, all you will need for this stunning week of yoga is the will to explore and embrace a high vibrational flow. You will be practicing yoga for 2-3 hours each day in a variety of styles. Classes are open to all-levels from beginners to experienced practitioners. We will enjoy morning walks in the nature reserve and daily workshops in the kitchen exploring raw food.

There will be daily kitchen classes on raw food, yoga and holistic sessions. They are completely at your leisure, so if you just want to relax by the plunge pool and wait to be fed, that’s ok too. It’s your holiday! Dine al fresco by the river each night and be ready for spectacular sunsets, evening workshops, meditation sessions, incredible food, cacao ceremonies and much more.

Leave feeling rested, rebooted and filled with a new zest for life! This week-long detox is an intimate, raw food retreat with daily raw food classes and your opportunity to feast on the finest juices and gourmet raw foods, all chef prepared and made wit locally sourced products.

Daily schedule sample


  • Arrival

Sunday to Friday

  • 07:30 Early morning yoga
  • 08:30 Walk in nature
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Meditation / rest
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Raw food workshops
  • 17:00 Yoga
  • 18:00 Supper
  • 19:00 Workshops/ Cacao ceremonies / rest
  • 20:30 Sunset workshops / meditation


  • Departure

Upon arrival and departure day there will be no yoga class.

Included excursions

You will enjoy daily guided walks in the nature reserve as well as a beach trip.


The Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, is known for its sunny Mediterranean climate and its beach and golf resorts. The retreat is located on the edge of a nature reserve, offering tranquility, peaceful surroundings and the perfect setting for rest. Daily yoga is offered overlooking the riverbanks under the carob trees. An uninterrupted view of the stars and perfect sunsets are guaranteed in this tourist free setting.


Explore Raw's cuisine is chef-prepared, gourmet, living, raw vegan food. It is gluten-free, dairy-free and animal product-free. All dishes are freshly prepared each day using locally-sourced, organic ingredients where possible. Few things are more gorgeous than beautiful, nourishing, lovingly made food. The entire menu is nutritionally loaded with organic super-foods, herbs, prebiotics, and probiotics. Your nutrition is taken very seriously and the menu has been carefully designed. If you think that all you are going to get is a boring salad, then you couldn’t be more wrong.

All foods and juices served are raw, vegan, gourmet, and delicious. You will also get daily wheat grass shots and a large range of super-foods that are blended into the fresh juices, smoothies, snacks and suppers. The first day of the retreat will be juice-only for a full detox, followed by juices, smoothies, and gourmet raw food suppers. The food is all alkaline, high-vibration, nutritious, and delicious! Fruit bowls are always available.

Things to do (optional)

  • Ayurvedic massages
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Indian head massage
  • Sundance under the carob trees
  • Swimming
  • Thai yoga
  • Walking
  • Watch an inspirational movie

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • Access to a library of wellness videos
  • All meals, prepared raw, vegan, gourmet, and delicious
  • Beach trip
  • Bottled water
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Carob preparation workshop
  • Copy of Stephanie’s 7-day juicing and raw foods detox ebook
  • Copy of Stephanie’s VIP client recipe chef pack
  • Daily chef workshops in the kitchen
  • Daily walks through a nature reserve
  • Daily yoga session
  • Discount codes off a range of chef standard kitchen gadgets such as juicers, spiralizers, blenders, and more
  • Foraging for figs, cacao, and local wild foods
  • Goody bag of raw treats
  • Juices, smoothies, superfoods, and tonics
  • Meditation sessions
  • Mindfulness workshops
  • Raw chocolate workshop
  • Signed copy of Stephanie’s book Spiralize
  • Sunset workshops
  • Talks and demonstrations
  • Towels
  • Use of dipping pool
  • Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Insurance
  • Massages
  • Therapies
  • Travel expenses
  • Treatments

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport to the location is Faro Airport (FAO).

Arrival by taxi

It is possible to take a taxi from Faro Airport (FAO) to the villa.


  • Faro Airport (FAO) - 45 minutes

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 90 days before arrival.
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