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In our D’Alijo Retreat Center we offer space to renowned yoga teachers and yoga studios.
Check our agenda below to see which Yoga Retreats or Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) appeals to you the most.
Or see the complete list of our yoga events.
If you find the event of your choice, then you have to book your place directly at the relevant Yoga Studio.

We love to see you soon at our D’Alijo Yoga Retreat Center.

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May 2021

Faça uma pausa – faça yoga

May 12 - May 31

D’alijo Yoga retreat center no Norte de Portugal, Cabeceiras de Basto. Desenhamos um plano diário para todos que oferece 6 hectares de natureza, quartos bonitos, duas refeições vegetarianas diárias (brunch e jantar) e duas aulas de yoga, tudo incluído. Temos uma piscina, trilhos inacreditavelmente bonitos para caminhadas na natureza e cascatas naturais para apreciar à distância de uns passos. As aulas de yoga sāo dadas no nosso estúdio de ioga totalmente equipado e de portas abertas para o exterior. Estamos…

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June 2021

Fusion between Yin and Bikram

June 13 - June 19

Martina O’Donnell and Mikel Hengeveld are happy to invite you this year (June 13 to June 19 – 2021) to a perfect fusion between Yin and Bikram in the most exclusive yoga resort in Europe, D’Alijo Retreat Center, located in the village of Cabeceiras de Basto in the province of Minho. Porto offers an international airport just one hour away from our retreat centre. The area is well known for its Vinho Verde vineyards, olive fields and beautiful national parks.…

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10 day – Yoga and Meditation retreat with Esther Ekhart

June 20 - June 30

This retreat is designed to slow you down and restore and revitalize you on a very deep level. When you are relaxed and your energy system is balanced, you can easily gain access to the world of reality, with all its joys, rather than being stuck in the world of the mind. We will mainly use yoga and meditation, but also lectures, inquiry, pranayama and silence as tools. During the 10 days we observe mouna (silence) every morning from waking…

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July 2021

Yoga Holiday in Portugal

July 7 - July 14

Yoga, Sacred Music & Meditation We return to our beloved Portugal, between the Douro Valley, UNESCO world heritage, and the National Park of Peneda-Geres. The enchanting location which will welcome us was born specially to host Yoga retreats. The attention to detail from the property owners is tangible, you can breath it in the air, you can see it in the smallest details around every corner of the property, you can taste it at every meal. Our stay will be surrounded by a quiet and…

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Basic Teacher Training

July 16 - July 30

3 weeks training in Portugal and The Hague, based on Astanga, Vinyasa and Hatha yoga practices. This training is fully booked. To join the waiting list, please email academy@delightyoga.nl.  This is a unique and transformative training​ program, with fully accredited and inspiring teachers, registered with Yoga Alliance as a 200-hours teacher training.

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August 2021

The Heart Retreat

August 2 - August 11

We hereby present you with a very unique opportunity for dedicated yoga practitioners looking for further guidance and inspiration in their practice: a 10-day (100-hour training) retreat guided by Satya Katiza and Kevin Sahaj at D'Alijo Yoga Retreat Center in the beautifully green region of Northern Portugal.

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The Mind Retreat

August 14 - August 23

This retreat is a silent 10-day (100-hour) training - which can be followed individually or in combination with the Advanced Teacher Training - where we will investigate the Mind as true scientists within our own laboratory. The philosophical ground of practice will be based on non-dual practices, Buddhism, and Tantra.

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Just Do Yoga. Retreat in Portugal

August 26 - September 1

Meret and Mikel will guide you through some powerful yoga sessions. Meret’s dynamic, vigorous Vinyasa flow classes alternate with Mikel’s soothing yin classes.  You will experience a week of daily yoga practice and healthy, rich nourishment to make your body feel strong and light & your mind calm and present.   You’ll wake up in the morning in the midst of nature’s wonders of rocks, olive trees and waterfalls and kickstart your day with a 1.5-hr- yoga session, followed by a…

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September 2021

Annual Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Esther

September 2 - September 9

This week long retreat will be full of yoga, meditation, inquiry, yoga nidra, pranayama and restorative sessions to bring you more peace, awareness, strength and stability in both your body and mind.  There will be a maximum of 24 people on the retreat. It takes place in the beautiful surroundings of the D’alijo centre, surrounded by nature with great hiking trails, leading you to rivers, waterfalls and natural pools.  Wake up to the mountain views enjoying the special energy of…

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Our Bikram Yoga retreat in Porto

September 18 - September 25

Yoga classes are held in a beautiful purpose built heated yoga studio situated at the top of a terraced hill. The yoga room has floor to ceiling windows with stunning views out to the peaceful surrounding valley. Enjoy your final savasana to the sound of the rushing waterfall right outside the door. There is also a beautiful grass area near by to conduct classes and posture clinics outside. Between the Bikram Yoga lessons guests can relax on the terrace near…

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Yoga Philosophy – 50 Hours

September 18 - September 25

We have all heard about texts like the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita; some of us have even read it, and all teachers tell us about the importance of these works. But can we truly understand these books, or their relevance to our lives today? In this course we will read and discuss these texts and explore their relationship with meditation and the chakras. What you will learn This course will dive into one of the most beloved and revered…

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Extra dates! Yoga and Meditation retreat with Esther Ekhart

September 26 - October 3

Due to the high demand and waiting list for her earlier retreat in September, Esther is offering another one of her popular retreat weeks September 26th – October 3rd. This week long retreat will be full of yoga, meditation, inquiry, yoga nidra, pranayama and restorative sessions to bring you more peace, awareness, strength and stability in both your body and mind.  There will be a maximum of 24 people on the retreat. It takes place in the beautiful surroundings of…

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October 2021

Happy Autumn Retreat

October 28 - November 1

Yoga, meditation, myofascial release workshop, cooking & baking workshops and a movie night with Mikel & Marcel in the mountains of North Portugal. We all live in strange times, nobody has any idea about what’s coming – but we have something to look forward to! We offer a long weekend short retreat: checking in on Thursday and checking out on Monday. 5 days and 4 nights with lots of yoga, meditation, cooking & sourdough baking workshops, myofascial release workshop and a…

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November 2021

Yin Yoga & Meridians – 50 Hours

November 4 - November 11

Even though not acknowledged by western science, we yogis believe that Qi/Prana is our live energy and that it flows in our body through channels we call meridians. For a yogi or eastern practitioner, meridians or nadis are just as real as our blood transport system, our nerves and our lymphatic system. Even though we can’t “see” the meridians and measure our Qi, we can learn how to feel it. What you will learn In this course we learn about…

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