Portugal·September 6 - 12 2025

Yoga + Wine in Rural Portugal

Opens June 2024. Get back to nature on a retreat to stunning, pastoral Portugal. Enjoy farm-to-table meals, local wine and charming towns!

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Overview

Opens for booking June 2024. If you've always wanted to see the vast landscapes and unique architecture of Portugal, but don't know where to start the planning - this retreat is for you! Start your day with an invigorating practice in our peaceful yoga studio. Spend your afternoons exploring the local area or just taking a dip in our beautiful pool. You'll also enjoy daily farm-to-table meals - much of the food has been sourced off the land where we're staying. - Group Size: 18 - 22 guests - Luxury Score: 3.5 (out of 5) - Activity Score: 2.5 (out of 5) - Some Walking Tours - Cuisine: Vegetarian - Pricing: From $2920 per person (double occupancy) From wine tastings at a local vineyard to thoughtfully curated excursions, this retreat is the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration. You'll have the chance to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Portugal's idyllic rural landscape, its charming small towns and its delicious local wine! As with all of our retreats, everything is optional. During down time (or instead of excursions) you can grab a nap by the pool, read in one of the many lounges, walk in the meditation garden or enjoy an on-site massage. Need more adventure? We'll help you book additional activities nearby. By the end of our time together you'll feel refreshed, renewed and ready to step back into your life with joyful memories and new life-long connections.

Highlights

Stunning Accomodations

Stunning Accomodations

Enjoy comfortable bedrooms that are nestled across several buildings on our expansive, pastoral retreat property. What once were stone structures supporting this farm, have been lovingly restored into modern, simple and well-appointed guestrooms and lounges.

Daily Yoga Classes

Daily Yoga Classes

You'll have the option to flow through daily yoga classes with our friendly and experienced instructors. Enjoy formats like vinyasa and flow in the mornings and slower modalities such as yin, restorative and gentle yoga in the evenings. All in our beautiful, fully stocked practice space.

Farm Fresh Meals

Farm Fresh Meals

Enjoy nourishing and intricate vegetarian meals. Much of what's served comes from the retreat center's own farm. Think yogurt, muesli, fruit, eggs, fresh bread and cheese for breakfast. Lunch and dinner will each be plated meals with a combination of soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Vegan and gluten free can be accommodated.

On-Site Amenities

On-Site Amenities

Our retreat center has a wonderful pool, with plenty of space to lounge and read a good book. You can also take time alone to walk the meditation garden, or to venture out to the walking trails that will take you to their calm pond and overlook deck.

Excursion to Local Towns

Excursion to Local Towns

One day we'll venture to the charming locale of Óbidos - a hilltop town encircled by a Roman fortress. There are many alluring town squares, shops and restaurants to explore as you wander down idyllic cobblestone streets.

Local Wine + Vineyards

Local Wine + Vineyards

Wine lovers rejoice. You'll be able to enjoy a glass of local wine with lunch and dinner if you choose to partake. We'll also visit a local vineyard for a wine tasting one afternoon. Portugal is the home to many delicious varietals such as Vinho Verde, Douro and, of course, Porto!

Go Your Own Way

Go Your Own Way

During your free time, there are so many ways to enhance your trip. You can indulge in an on-site massage or a guided horse therapy experience at the property's stable. If you'd like to explore more, we can set you up for additional active excursions off property.

Hosts

Every Above Yoga Retreat has multiple certified yoga teachers on-site who will each lead a portion of the classes and support students in their practice. We find that an opportunity to participate in a variety of classes with various teaching styles adds to our guests’ overall retreat experience.

Anna Egleston, RYT 500, Retreat Leader

Anna Egleston, RYT 500, Retreat Leader

Anna is Above Yoga Retreat's founder, owner and lead retreat planner who will guide your experience from start to finish. Expect an attention to the details that matter most (which is all of them!), delivered with a smile. Her favorite types of yoga to teach are those that are accessible to all levels of practitioner such as: slow vinyasa flow and gentle yoga. She is a world traveler who has visited 35+ countries and run 20+ international retreats, so you are in the best hands. Anna currently lives in Raleigh, NC.   

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Tom Carroll, RYT 500, Co-Leader  + Co-Teacher

Tom Carroll, RYT 500, Co-Leader + Co-Teacher

We are thrilled to have Tom on board for another retreat! He teaches a variety of yoga styles - Yin, Restorative, and Hatha Yoga - that are safe, meditative and appropriate for any level of practitioner. You can also always count on a good laugh in one of his classes! When he's not traveling or teaching yoga, Tom is a professor and leadership development coach at Illinois State University. Tom has also hosted on our Croatia, Kenya and Ireland retreats. 

Meghan Brown, CYT 200, Co-Teacher

Meghan Brown, CYT 200, Co-Teacher

Meg is a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Yoga Instructor based in St. Paul, MN. She has more than a dozen years experience in leading movement modalities and specializes in helping people get strong, gain confidence and feel alive in their bodies. She believes movement should be fun, challenging and most importantly, something that makes you feel good, no matter your age, size or shape. Meg has been on retreat with us to Morocco and Panama (twice!)

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Schedule

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DAY 1

Typical Day on Retreat

  • 7:30 AM: Morning Flow Yoga Class
  • 8:30 AM: Extensive Breakfast Buffet
  • 10:00 AM: Depart for Excursion (or Free Time)
  • 1:00 PM: Lunch (on Property or on Excursion)
  • 5:00 PM: Gentle or Restorative Yoga Class
  • 7:30 PM: Leisurely Dinner + Local Wine
Included

Daily Yoga Classes

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Wine with Lunch + Dinner

Excursions

On-Site Leader

What's Included

What's Included

Accommodations held exclusively for Above Yoga Retreat guests

Roundtrip transportation (from central Lisbon or local train station)

Daily yoga classes, all mats and props provided

Vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

Unlimited filtered water, coffee and tea

Glass of local wine offered with lunch + dinner

Excursion to nearby historical town of Obidos

Wine tasting at a local vineyard

Additional local excursions to be announced

Journaling, meditation and other mindfulness workshops

Private Facebook group for participants

Pre-retreat Zoom meeting

Access to web-based private mobile app while on retreat

Constant support leading up to, and on retreat

Airfare to Lisbon Airport (LIS)

Comprehensive travel insurance (highly recommended)

Optional add ons (massage, extra excursions)

Optional staff gratuities

Trip Tips

Getting There

Getting There

The best airport for arrivals is in Lisbon (Humberto Delgado Airport) or LIS. We highly recommend you come in a few days early and enjoy time in Lisbon prior to the official retreat kicking off. From Lisbon, you can choose to travel to the retreat center by car or train (about 1 hour 15 minutes). More information will be included in your welcome email after booking.

Weather + Climate

Weather + Climate

Average weather for early September: highs in the mid to upper 70s and lows in the 60s. Expect ample periods of sunshine. It's likely to be mostly dry during this time of year, but of course there's always the small chance of a shower. The best part - we'll be at the start of the "shoulder season" and avoid the crazy summer tourism crowds, but it should be plenty warm enough to dip in the pool.

Payments + Policies

Payments + Policies

A 20% deposit is required to secure your booking. The remaining 80% can be paid at your leisure and in any increments, as long as it is paid off at least 90 days before the trip (reminders will be sent). Please note our Terms & Conditions before booking for more information on cancellation policies and liability waiver, you will be asked to agree to them when checking out. https://www.aboveyoga.com/terms/terms_and_conditions

Countryside Tranquility

Countryside Tranquility

While at the retreat center, we are in the spectacular and quiet countryside of Portugal, so the focus is more on tranquility and disconnecting. However, we will visit many small towns for shopping, culture and exploring during our time together.

Everything is Optional!

Everything is Optional!

As with all Above Yoga Retreats, everything on this experience is optional. You are free to choose to participate in as much or as little as you want. Attend all offered yoga classes, just a few, or none at all. If you choose to come to yoga, you are welcome to take your practice at your own pace and modifications will be offered. If you'd like to skip any activity or excursion and choose to have more free time, you are encouraged to do so. No forced fun here!

Reviews

The Ireland retreat was incredible! Yoga, culture, history, etc. perfectly balanced with rest and relaxation. Not to mention the incredibly fresh and delicious meals on-site and amenities at the retreat center (e.g. sauna, steam room, cozy lounges). Anna is a gift! She takes care of every detail, from the itinerary to the ground transportation. If you're considering going on a retreat, book it now!

Stephanie, Charlotte, NC (Ireland 2022 Retreat)

This was an absolutely amazing retreat. It has ruined all over trips for me. Anna was so wonderful and gave so much great information and detail I didn’t have to do much besides show up and be blown away with the experience.

James, Orlando, FL (Croatia 2023 Retreat)

Anna was on point with her communication throughout the entire process. There was never a question that I had that she hadn't already answered or wasn't available to answer in lightening speed. She was so relaxed and inviting the entire trip and never showed any sign of stress, even if there was a hiccup, which honestly, I can't remember if there was.

Amanda, Nashville, TN (France 2019 Retreat)

This trip was amazing! I had never been on a yoga retreat or traveled to Europe. From the beginning to end Anna had everything planned out and was extremely organized. She answered all of my questions and made sure all of us were well-prepared for international travel. I could not have asked for a better experience

Jennifer, Blacksburg, VA (Ireland 2018 Retreat)

This experience far exceeded my expectations. Anna truly has a gift for giving just the right amount of information and working behind the scenes to ensure an amazing experience for guests. I didn't quite know what to expect and had a bit of trepidation letting go and having the experience planned out for me (would I really like what was being planned?), but it turns out when Anna is planning all of the travel, you can let go of all your travel planning and have an amazing trip. Even if I would have tried to plan a trip myself, there is no way I could have made it this amazing (and worry free!), and I think that is really the advantage with someone so knowledgeable.

Meredith, Golden, CO (Croatia 2023 Retreat)

Above Yoga is the best!!! Excellent, clear and timely pre-trip communication which continues through the duration of the retreat. Laid-back yet still punctual, everything went extremely smoothly and there was zero stress. The balance of activities and relaxation was perfect for me and I especially appreciate the absolutely no-pressure vibe. Honestly I could have used a few more days!

Sarah, Milwaukee, WI (Ireland 2022 Retreat)

This was a very well designed retreat, on top of being the best vacation I have ever had. Getting to meet the other participants over Zoom was one thing that set this retreat apart- it helped get me excited to spend the week with an awesome group! Anna's emails in the months leading up to the trip were immensely helpful, and they were very detailed. I do not travel very much so the level of detail provided was huge, and made me feel like I had all of my "i"s dotted and "t"s crossed before heading overseas. While on our retreat, we ate delicious food, drank wonderful local wine, and had endless laughs with new friends. This was a special retreat and I feel lucky to have been part of it.

Megan, Denver, CO (France 2022 Retreat)

I must say that Anna is absolute magic. She manages to create an experience that caters to each individual while bringing us together as a whole. Whether it be a massage, a dip in the freezing (and invigorating) Atlantic, exploring the local towns and sights, taking classes, or opportunities for vulnerability, I felt like I had the perfect trip for me, despite this being a group of 20. Anna provided the perfect amount of guidance and freedom to get the most out of the week.

Heidi, Glenview, IL (Ireland 2022 Retreat)

Yoga + Wine in Rural Portugal

Portugal·September 6 - 12 2025·6 nights

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