Yoga retreat in the Southern Algarve, Portugal

26 April - 3 May 2025

Cost from £1445

Teacher Lara Stapleton

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About Casa Terra

Casa Terra is a serene sanctuary located in the Tavira region of the Southern Algarve. Ideally located to explore the Ria Formosa natural park, charming villages and the golden sand coastline and blue waters of the Atlantic.

A simple and elegant eco haven, blending harmoniously with the natural surroundings. Casa Terra offers unique and stylish bedrooms with private terraces, and open living spaces with views to the surrounding countryside and the distant ocean.

There’s a freshwater pool, swimming lake and light and spacious yoga studio to add to the beauty of the natural landscape. Stunning beaches are a short drive or ferry/boat ride away, and the charming little port town of Tavira, crossed by the River Gilao, is just 6 kms away.

Casa Terra is the perfect place to relax and recharge in an oasis of greenery bathed in the light of the Algarve.

Retreat programme

Lara will offer a Scaravelli inspired retreat with classes each morning and evening in the beautiful, light and airy yoga space, immersed in the heart of the garden, overlooking the orchard.

Each day will begin with a morning class of meditation, pranayama, somatic movements, chanting and asana. The afternoon class will be a more restorative class to delve deeper into the postures. Between yoga classes there will be the chance to simply relax or head out for the day and explore.

The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience. There will be one yoga free day and no yoga on travel days. For two evenings, dinner is not included to allow the group time to explore the local culture and villages.

Things to do

Relax in this peaceful haven between twice daily yoga classes. There's a freshwater pool and a swimming lake for refreshing dips. Ayurvedic massage treatments can be arranged with local therapists.

Or head out to explore the diverse landscape of the Rio Formosa. Take a hike or spend a day at one of the many sweeping sandy beaches along this stunning coastline, some only accessible by ferry or boat.

For traditional Portugese culture, the picturesque port town of Tavira is 6kms away. A hive of cultural activity with a daily market, Moorish architecture and many restaurants.

Accommodation & food

Casa Terra offers beautifully decorated bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and private terraces. On the first floor of the main house, two spacious bedrooms, one with a terrace, enjoy superb sea views.

Surrounded by myrtle and vetiver, the five ground floor rooms blend into the landscaped setting, offering privacy and comfort. The rooms are bright, simple and refined, and each has a corner terrace under an umbrella of eucalyptus.

Simple interiors provide plenty of natural light and a sense of calmness. The common spaces of the main house open onto the garden and terrace with a seating area and dining table in the shade of a grapevine.

Delicious and healthy vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner will be offered each day, apart from dinner out on 2 nights. Locally sourced, seasonal foods will be offered, integrating as many fruits and vegetables as possible from the land, bringing the farm to table concept. Teas, fruit will and nuts be available throughout the day.

Client Reviews

I had such a wonderful week - Lara was an incredible teacher. I loved my introduction to Scaravelli yoga and her enthusiastic, energetic approach. The classes were long but restorative and holding poses for longer enabled us to release from deep in the fascia...I felt an opening in my hips and shoulders and an awakening of my spine, which was wonderful - even my feet are much more spread and dynamic! The focus on pranayama and meditation was also excellent, as they often get forgotten for the asana and are such a crucial part of the practice.
Connie
The retreat was very special. Lara is a wonderful teacher sharing her deep knowledge, her passion for yoga and her spirit with us all.
Angela
This was truly the best yoga retreat I have EVER been on. Lara's yoga is so inspiring, nurturing and restorative it created a unique spirit amongst the group and we were all challenged and supported to develop in a way we never had before (both on and off the mat). All in all simply couldn't have been a more amazing week.
Tanya

Yoga retreat in the Southern Algarve, Portugal, 26 April - 3 May 2025

Costs

Accommodation at Casa Terra
Single occupancy ground floor room with terrace £1645pp
Twin/double ground floor room with terrace £1445pp
Twin/double seaview room with terrace £1495pp
All prices are per person

Cost includes:
Accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner (apart from dinner out on 2 evenings).
Two yoga classes per day with one yoga free day.
Transfers, trip and treatments are not included.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.

Travel Arrangements

Faro airport is the closest and just 30kms away. Many airlines fly to Faro:

www.easyjet.com
www.ba.com
www.ryanair.co.uk
www.skyscanner.net

Transfers are not included in the price but they will be arranged for you and people will be grouped together where possible.

Arrival at the venue is from 3.00pm on 26 April. Departure is by 11.00am on 3 May.