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Fri, 22 Apr


Santo Isidoro

Relax/Energize/Rejuvenate - 7 Days of Yoga, Massages, Surf and Adventure in Ericeira, West Coast of Portugal

A magic stay combining Ying and Yang, relaxation and activity, yoga, massages, surf and more, in a typical Portuguese villa around nature very close to the amazing beaches of the West Coast of Portugal, half an hour away from Lisbon, in the town of Ericeira, the world surf resort.

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Relax/Energize/Rejuvenate - 7 Days of Yoga, Massages, Surf and Adventure in Ericeira, West Coast of Portugal

Time & Location

22 Apr 2022, 19:00 – 29 Apr 2022, 23:00

Santo Isidoro, Estr. de Ribeira d'Ilhas 67, 2640-051 Santo Isidoro, Portugal

About the event

A 7 day retreat for up to max 10 participants for those who are looking for an authentic experience of relaxation and adventure to honor their own holistic wellbeing and inner growth, fully to connect with nature, the self and the group through two daily yoga classes (dynamic in the morning; Yin/restorative in the evening), pranayama and meditation and workshops.

All surrounded by the wild and beautiful nature of West coast of Portugal, which will be the background of our inner journey towards wisdom and depth through daily rituals. We will explore the pure and magical sceneries of the surrounding nature, the nearby beaches, trying to surf in some of the most famous spots in Europe and/or participating in different activities (such as Lomi Lomi massages and other types, sound healing, forest bathing, mountain-biking, cooking classes, ayurvedic tea preparation, pottery).

There will be plenty of free time to relax by the pool, integrate in the space and the surrounding areas, journal in and savor the healthy and delicious vegetarian homemade food prepared freshly every day by our in-house chef, with local and natural ingredients.

You will leave relaxed, energized and rejuvenated in body, mind and spirit taking with you the richness of the experience and the tools to apply every day to progress in your unique journey towards wholeness and holistic wellbeing.

Info & Booking


+39 331 8358492



24-29 April 2022

· Length of stay

7 days

· Location

Ericeira, Portugal


The Villa

Barefoot Ericeira, Estr. de Ribeira d'Ilhas 67, 2640-051 Santo Isidoro, Portugal

The beautiful Villa of Marion offers decor and style, it has a large pool and plenty of outdoor space with a veranda with a bbq area and a huge Portuguese table. The Villa has large and comfortable bedrooms all en-suite, a big living room and a open plan kitchen with a big table by the fireplace. It is located in St. Isidoro valley on the boarder with the famous Ribeira d’Ilhas, the world surf resort. As soon as you enter the Villa, you will feel at home and will enjoy the stunning view on the valley and garden.

Ericeira and surrondings

The village of St. Isidoro has a café and a minimarket. Nearby, about 4.5 Km, you can reach the lovely town of Ericeira by bike, bus, car or on foot. Within a 10 minute walk you will find the beach of Ribeira, which is famous for surfing but spectacularly stunning to relax, sunbathing or to venture swimming in the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean!! Ericeira is not only the European capital of surf, but it offers a special vibe with its mix of tourists, locals and residents from all over the world. Traditionally, a small fishing town it has plenty to offer all year round, you can visit its numerous stone-paved little roads and spend some time in one of the terraces of Praça da República.

Lisbon is only half an hour by car, you can also reach the beautiful vineyards nearby, the mediaeval town of Obidos, which is one of the most picturesque and preserved fortified villages of Portugal, and Nazaré which is famous worldwide for its giant waves.

The package

· 7 days/7 nights (twin, triple, quadruple room sharing, or single occupancy at an extra cost);

· 2 daily yoga classes and workshops

· Daily meditation

· Daily Pranayama

· A 30 minute Massage

· Welcome drink

· Free Water, coffee and tea throughout the day

· Parking

· Homemade brunch and dinner freshly prepared daily by our inhouse chef

· Private garden and pool

· Wifi connection

The bedrooms offer the right mix between classic luxury and a warm and homely feeling, inspired in their design by natural colors and materials.

Meals will be prepared daily by our chef with worldwide influences offering a wide choice of flavors, colors and tastes. Healthy, beautiful and seasonal food to nurture your body and spirit.

All other activities will be charged extra depending on each individual preferences and number of participants. The focus of this retreat is mainly on yoga according to Relaxing/Energize and Rejuvenate. Therefore, there will be room for other activities as well. Surfing is highly recommended given the level of experience of coaching and quality of waves. The level of surf coaching can cater all levels of experience from beginners to more experienced surfers.

Francesca Giacomelli

Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Seeker and a nomadic mom

Yoga is not only my passion it is my ongoing research to live in sintony and harmony with my nature, the others, the earth and the universe. I have practised and studied traditional yoga for almost 20 years. I have been lucky to start my yoga journey into traditional hatha yoga (and ashtanga yoga in particular) thanks to marvelous Indian teachers, Kamal Singh from Rishikesh and Hemanth Venkataram from Mysore. My research and study of traditional hatha yoga have been enriched through the years by the many trips to India and the Far East, and by the many hours spent daily on my mat and on individual study and exploration. I have been teaching yoga in China, Hong Kong, Bali and Italy. Now I live in Portugal and the energy and beauty of these places have inspired me even more to share here my knowledge and experience on traditional hatha yoga.

My intention with this retreat is to create a sacred space for exploration and personal inner growth, through the tools and techniques of traditional hatha yoga to purify the physical and energetic channels of the body, to allow prana (the vital energy) to enhance and circulate in the physical and subtle bodies.  Through daily meditation and conscious breathing techniques we will develop more awareness. Sharing the space and experience with the group will allow further enrichment and integration. Moreover, you will return home with tools and techniques to apply in your ongoing journey towards inner growth.

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