Health & Happiness Retreat Portugal

10 - 14 May 2018


The most important thing in life is your health and happiness.

Sophie Dear of Sophie’s Fitness welcomes all levels to join this retreat – be prepared to be challenged and sweat in the dynamic vinyasa morning sessions. The evenings are deeply relaxing and restorative. Join us solo or bring a friend or partner.

Feel the warmth of the sun on your skin in the beautiful surroundings, allow the greenness, calmness and serenity of northern Portugal to sweep you away with its fascinating coasts, historical villages and unspoilt nature.

This setting is sublime and ideal for the ultimate recharge and relaxation.


The retreat takes place in a private manor house that dates back to the 17th century with recent reconstruction bringing you all the comforts of modern contemporary life. This rural property is set in 16 acres of gorgeous, green and natural scenery.  The house is exclusively for our guests on this retreat.  The property includes comfortable en-suite bedrooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis court and a lake. Recently, a pavillion was built near the swimming-pools and surrounded by gardens to provide an dedicated place for your daily yoga practice.


The house is located in the oldest village of Portugal known for its exclusive production of Vinho Verde wine.  The house is situated 43 miles from Porto airport, 45 miles from the city of Porto, 12 miles to the beach, 3 miles to the village of Ponte de Lima and 35 miles to Parque Nacional Peneda-Geres.


Our in-house chef and team offer a creative and special Mediterranean cuisine using products of the highest quality with local, organic, seasonal fruit and vegetables.

What does our kitchen offer?

– Loose leaf and herbal teas, coffee, fruit before your morning yoga session
– Brunch includes freshly squeezed juices, loose leaf teas, homemade muesli and granola, fresh fruit, seeds, nuts, yoghurts, free-range eggs, fresh breads and pastries, homemade cakes.
– The kitchen is open again in the afternoon for you to help yourself to salads, fruit, fresh bread and homemade cakes.
– Evening buffet style meals are freshly and lovingly prepared offering a variety of plant based bowls of goodness for you to enjoy. All meals use seasonal, local or organic produce to provide delicious, nutritious and soulful food.
– The chef can cater for all dietary needs.
– Delicious wine from the region is served with evening meals

Retreat Includes:
Twice daily yoga, except for the first and last day where we will have one session

Brunch and Dinner with wine daily

Fruit, snacks, drinks available all day

Comfortable en-suite accommodation in a private, beautiful and refurbished manor house

Private use of indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and lake in the private grounds

Does not include:

Flights to Oporto, Portugal

Transfers from Porto airport (1 hour drive) (can be pre-arranged)

Travel insurance- please organise your own personal travel insurance. NB – It is a condition of this trip that each person has personal travel insurance.

Optional activities = Nature based trekking activity in National Park with local guides, Wine Tasting or Surf

Typical Day

08:30 – 10:00 Morning dynamic practice

10:30 – 12:00 Nourishing seasonal brunch

Afternoon Time to relax by the pool, enjoy the house, its facilities and its 16 acres of natural surroundings Optional visit to nearest village of Ponte de Lima or surf beach

5:30 – 7:00 Restorative / Yin Practice

7:00 Nourishing vegetarian evening meal and local wine


Cost (Euros):


Type of Accommodation

4 night Early bird pp

4 night pp


Shared Twin Room



Private Room sole use




Private apartment – sole use



Shared Twin room apartment



Stone Cottages

Shared double bedded room



Private double room



Shared triple/quadruple



Bring a non yogi partner to share your room



For more information and to book please email

There is one space in a shared room left as well as spaces in the apartments so please get in touch ASAP!