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Yoga Retreats


22-29 September 2024


Join me for a wonderful week full of yoga, nature, connectedness & peace on the beautiful island Madeira.

A unique and transformative yoga retreat in a magical location.

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Imagine this..

You arrive in Madeira, a sunny island in the Atlantic, with wonderful temperatures all year round. You immediately feel the stress melting away. The peaceful environment, fresh air, warming sun, the wonderful scents and sounds of nature.. What more can you ask for?


This retreat is what you have been looking for! Lots of yoga, relaxation, exploring nature. You name it.. After the retreat you will go home inspired, relaxed, full of new energy and new friendships!

🌞 Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Mindfulness, Shatkarmas

🌞 Delicious vegan & gluten-free meals

🌞 Beautiful accommodation

🌞  Free time to explore the island

🌞  A group of like-minded people

What to bring

Clothing for all seasons. You will be staying in one of the sunnier and warmer parts of the island, so pack summer clothes for that, perhaps even a bathing suit. But if you decide to go on a hike during the free periods, you will definitely need something warmer, as the temperatures in the mountains vary, and can get a bit colder, and a good pair of hiking shoes. 


For your yoga practice you will need to bring your yoga mat and enough comfortable yoga clothing for all the different types of daily practices we will be doing. 


Delicious, nourishing & wholesome foods

In addition to yoga, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are a very important part of this yoga retreat. During your stay Desirée will lovingly prepare two nourishing and delicious meals for you every day (brunch and dinner), except on Friday evening (evening off to explore the city and eat out). All meals that we prepare for you are vegan ánd gluten-free.

Enjoy a nice cup of warming tea in the morning with some fresh fruits. Enjoy a lovely brunch at our location, or go out to explore one of the many yummy lunch spots around the island at your own expenses.


If you have any food allergies, please let us know when booking.

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Free time

Every day you will have enough free time to also go out and explore everything beautiful Madeira has to offer. Visit the botanical gardens, go on a hike, a trip to Funchal city, or for a swim in the ocean. You can spend your free time as you like, on your own or with your fellow yoga practitioners. We definitely recommend taking advantage of your time here, as the nature is absolutely breathtaking. Soaking up the sun, the sounds of the birds, peacefully and relaxed. 


There are many well known trails for hiking and we are more than happy to give you some tips. You can go out and hike the PR1 trail from Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo, or an easier hike like the PR8 Ponta de São Lourenço trail, the most eastern part of the island.


We can also recommend some great surf spots and rentals, or suggest where to take great surf lessons for beginners.


You are free to participate in some or all yoga practices (participation is not mandatory), or to go out on full day excursions if desired. Please always let us know if you will be missing a class.



You will be staying at a beautiful house in the south coast of Madeira, where the weather is nice and sunny and temperatures are at their best on the island. Rooms are shared (2 people), mostly double beds, so keep that in mind. The exact location will be made known upon booking.


A typical day / example schedule

Exact schedule will be given upon arrival.


8:30-9:00             shatkarma practice, grounding

9:00-10:00          morning yoga session

10:30-11:15       brunch 

11:15-17:00       free time to explore the island or relax

17:00-18:15       pranayama/meditation practice, chanting, evening yoga asana

18:30                      dinner and evening chats


Yoga practices

Yoga practices during the retreat will vary, so you will get to explore many different practices. All classes are taught by RYT-500, E-RYT-200, YACEP teacher Desirée.


Our offerings will include: Ashtanga/Mysore, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Pranayama, Mindfulness, Chanting, and Shatkarma practices.

The morning practices are the more intense ones like Ashtanga, Mysore, and Vinyasa, and in the evening we will focus more on softening and relaxation, with classes like Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra.


The retreat is suitable for everyone, all levels. Each posture is tailored to your abilities, your body and your limits.

As a very special treat we will also be doing a beautiful Cacao Ceremony during one of the evenings of your stay.



Early Bird          €1.528,- (excluding VAT for companies)        Booking before April 1st, 2024

Regular price   €1.889,- (excluding VAT for companies)        Booking from April 1st, 2024

A payment in 2 installments is possible. Send us an email for the possibilities.


Sunday 22 - Sunday 29 September 2024

Check-in 22 September: 15:00 h

Check-out 29 September: 9:00 h

What’s included:

- 7 nights accommodation (shared rooms and beds for 2 people)

- Daily yoga / meditation / shatkarma practices (except on arrival and departure days - exact schedule will follow upon arrival)

- Cacao Ceremony

- Two healthy & delicious vegan and gluten free meals on location (except on Friday no dinner included, departure day only breakfast, check-out before 9 am)

- Drinks on location: coffee, tea, water (no alcohol will be served)

Not included:

- Flights and transfers from/to airport

- Travel insurance/Visa costs/travel expenses

- Excursions and activities outside of our schedule

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Spots are very limited, so book yours now!


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

To express interest and secure your spot email me at

If you would like to share your room with someone specific, please let us know when you register.

After receipt of the full payment, your registration is final.

* Note that this is a non-refundable booking! In case of cancellation, no refund, no exceptions.

* A minimum number of participants is required for the retreat to happen. You will be notified on time.

Please note: Once you book, the retreat is non-refundable. That means that you will not receive a refund in case you cancel.

In consultation with us, you can give up your spot to a third person.

Remember that you yourself are responsible for your own cancellation insurance that provides cover for your desired reasons for cancellation.

"When you unroll your yoga mat and commit to the total journey of yoga, you unlock the mind’s power to transform physical substance with the power of spirit."

Kino MacGregor

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