Connect @ Monte Rosa Portugal

A 5 day retreat in the Portuguese Algarve

October 5 - 9, 2022

Monte Rosa, Barão de S. João, Portugal

Are you ready for a trip?

We are going back to one of our favorite spots in this world and you are invited to join!

5  d a y  r e t r e a t

5 days filled with:

  • Yoga, breath and movement workshops
  • Restorative movement, Yoga Nidra and rest
  • Gathering tools to strengthen the connection with yourself and others
  • Delicious food
  • Time to explore, relax and catch your breath
  • the gorgeous surroundings of Monte Rosa

W o r k s h o p s

  • Yoga practices for all bodies and experience levels
  • Embodied movement
  • Restorative Yoga to help your body find rest and relaxation
  • Creative workshops will include -among other things- music and journaling 

Through movement we will focus on our body and how movement feels. Strengthening the connections with all of your body, from your toes to the crown of your head. Through soft and small movement and through yoga asana we will open ourselves up to feel and connect.

Embodied movement means you will be guided to find ways to move that fit YOU and where you are at, instead of making your body fit into poses.

m o n t e  r o s a

Monte Rosa stole my heart the moment I found their website. And from the moment I arrived there for the first time I fell in love with all of it. The herb and vegetable garden, the swimming pool, the round house where we will gather for all workshops, the houses and rooms that are all one of a kind, the hammocks spread out over the grounds. The delicious freshly prepared food, the kindness of the people. I can go on and on.

This will be the 3rd retreat we spend at Monte Rosa and I can't wait to go back. It's simply an amazing place to be.

W h a t ' s  i n c l u d e d

  • 4 nights stay at Monte Rosa
  • 4x breakfast and lunch
  • 3x dinner at Monte Rosa
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation practices
  • Choice of workshops and / or exploring surroundings for alone time
  • Afternoon at the beach (including transfer)
  • Yoga mats, blocks and straps are available for you to use
  • Bed linen 
  • Towels
  • Welcome Package

N O T  i n c l u d e d

  • Your flight to and from Faro
  • Transfer to/from Faro Airport (optional and price tbd)
  • Dinner at the beach restaurant (dinner options from €15 and up)
  • Massage (can be added to your booking)

No worries, the pool is included 😉

P R O G R A M

Wednesday October 5
Our program will start from 2 pm.
Welcome drinks & opening circle + Yoga practice

Thursday & Saturday between 8.30 and 17.30:
Morning Yoga classes + Afternoon workshops

Friday
Morning Yoga and Workshop
Afternoon and dinner at the beach

Saturday evening:
Full Moon Yoga, moon ceremony & Yoga Nidra

Sunday
Morning Yoga + Closing Circle

Program ends Sunday October 9 at 2 pm.

Program might undergo small changes in the class and workshop schedule. Start and End date + time will not be changed!

F r e e  t i m e

Our program will balance activity with free time. Giving you space to also find time to explore, or take a book to one of the hammocks or a chair by the swimming pool. One afternoon we will travel to a nearby beach and enjoy dinner with a view there.

You are invited to take good care of yourself and your needs, which means that there is always space for us and our program to be flexible where needed.

A C C O M O D A T I O N  & P R I C I N G

We will have a few of the houses on the Monte Rosa grounds available for our guests.

You can book a shared room / house or a private room / house. I will try to accommodate your wishes. All requests will be handled in the order they come in.

Shared rooms:
members€ 675.00*
early bird€ 699.00**
regular   € 750.00

Private room or house:
All our private rooms are now booked!  

*Member price is for Yoga Vayu members with an active Membership of 3 months or over.
** Early bird ends April 30

Are you ready to book?

I would be so happy to see your beautiful face in our Round House in Portugal. Please reach out to me if you have any questions! You can email me at biddy@yogavayu.nl.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

You do not! Wether you have been practicing daily for years or not at all, these workshops will be accessible to everyone. In the lead up to the retreat Biddy will release a Yoga for beginners video online, so you can get in the mood!

You can choose to pay in 1 single payment or 2 installments. If this retreat is perfect for you but you can't make the payment fit your budget, send me an email. There are a few sponsor spots available and you might eligible for one.

Yes! There will be a balance between the workshops and joined activities and time to be by yourself. You are always free to skip an activity if you need a little more space.

Comfortable clothes, including shoes that will be okay for a walk on the Monte Rosa grounds. Bathing suit, sun screen and a beachtowel.A water bottle and your favorite pen if you have one. If you have your own Yoga mat and accessories you can bring those, but these can also be made available to you on the location. A more detailed list will be sent to you a little closer to the retreat date.

I have purposefully chosen to keep the group small. The venue our workshops will take place in holds 10 participants max. That means that there will be enough space for me to connect to each and every one of you. It also means that there will be space for your needs and experience. This also means that there are limited spots available, please contact me if you have any questions!

Please email me with your question at biddy@yogavayu.nl

Biddy Messchaert

Biddy is the founder of Yoga Vayu, the Yoga Vayu Membership and co-founder and host of Show Up & Surrender. She is a certified Yoga teacher for a variety of Yoga Styles. On her membership she focuses on embodied movement in both flow and restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra and there's more to come! She also hosts workshops and Retreats in the Netherlands, abroad and online! When the world is not in a widespread pandemic she teaches both in the greater Delft area and wherever Yoga classes and retreats take her!

You may also know her as the founder of Coming Home Retreats & Workshops, co-founder of MaVayu and Two Days in the Woods.

She lives in Delft with Joost (husband) and Jillian (dog).