Portugal and Spain on the Iberian Peninsula is part of Europe but also feels exclusive and private with the Pyrenees to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Meitteranean Sea to the west. Immerse yourself in the gorgeous landscape, art, music, dancing, and oh, the food! We always start with yoga! Traveling with your private yoga and meditation teacher enhances each experience that Om Sunshine Yoga and Stone & Compass plan for you.
Bom Dia! Good day in Portugese, is the start to all conversations in Portugal. The very friendly people here smile, nod, and greet everyone that they come in contact with.
As we do on all of the Om Sunshine Yoga Retreats and Adventures, we are avoiding to busiest tourist destinations and introducing you to the beauty of nature and local culture. Our time in Portugal will be spent in the Cascais region to the south of Lisbon. This seaside community is where Portugese people go for holiday. The weather, beaches, hikes, food, and locals will feed your soul and possibly inspire you to spend more time here in the future.
Spain! Almost every travellers bucket list item. You can’t go wrong in a place that perfected the Tapas small plate eating culture. Early evenings are an event in Spanish towns. Where locals and visitors gather over drinks and food to unwind and socialize. We can’t forget about the history in the south of Spain though. A culture that began with the Phoenicians in 70BC has had numerous influences in almost 3,000 years and will show you some of the highlights. That includes the stunning architecture of the Alahambra.
For this portion of the trip we sought out lodging with a yoga shala for our daily practice. This beautiful space will be our yoga home base for a few days. The place that we come home to at night after hiking, exploring, learning, eating, and loving!
Finally, all Om Sunshine Yoga retreats have a water feature or several. Our grand finale will be a catamaran cruise in the Meditteranean Sea!. We always end on an extra high note.
Woven into each day’s adventure will be yoga and meditation. What good is a bucket list vacation if you don’t take the time to pause and sit in the moment, absorbing the wonders that surround you? All yoga sessions are accessible for all levels of experience.
I love sharing the joy of yoga with others and helping them on their journey towards living a healthier and happier life.
Any major United States Airport (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for quotes from smaller airports)
Depart the United States on flight to Lisbon, Portugal.
Arrive in Lisbon
Check into the hotel
This evening we will enjoy a Welcome Dinner together.
Today we will spend the day in Cascais, having the opportunity to explore the beautiful beach and nature here.
Today we will hike the Sintra Cascais Natural Park with the opportunity to choose either the mountains paths or rugged beach trails.
Today we will visit the Cascata de Pisões, (Pisoes Waterfall).
We will make our way from Cascais to Lisbon to hop our flight to southern Spain’s Malaga.
Once in Malaga we will check into our hotel and settle in for the evening.
Today we check into the yoga retreat center – where we will be able to hike, paint, and practice in the beautiful setting.
Today we will continue our stay in this lovely retreat center.
Today we will spend the day hiking the famous El Caminito del Rey.
Morning Yoga followed by an afternoon out on a catamaran with lunch.
No visit to southern Spain is complete without a visit to Alhmabra. Today we will take time to explore this incredible piece of history.
Tonight, we will enjoy a Farwell Dinner together.
Today we will depart on our flight back to the United States.
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