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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.
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July 2022

The Heart Retreat – By Delight Yoga

July 28 - August 6
D’Alijo Retreat Center, Rua de Alijo 36
Casal - Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga 4860-133 Portugal

Advanced Teacher Training Start anytime and follow the program at once or at your own pace. The Delight Advanced Teacher Training are 300+ hours training for yoga teachers and dedicated yoga practitioners looking for further guidance and inspiration in their practice and teaching. During the Advanced Teacher Training, we take you even deeper in your yogic journey. The Advanced Teacher Training consists of two intensive retreats and of three modules on the topics you select. So you can shape your…

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Basic Teacher Training by Delight Yoga

July 11 - July 25
D’Alijo Retreat Center, Rua de Alijo 36
Casal - Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga 4860-133 Portugal

3 Weeks training based on Astanga, Vinyasa and Hatha yoga practices. The first 2 weeks of this 200-hours (3 weeks) program will take place in the tranquility of our beautiful Retreat center. This retreat period will be guided by Satya & Sahaj. You will immerse yourself fully into the process of yoga, experiencing directly what it is like to live and practice full-time. The period after your return from the retreat is dedicated to integrating and implementing what you have…

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June 2022

10 DAY PARTLY SILENT RETREAT WITH ESTHER EKHART

June 20 - June 30
D’Alijo Retreat Center, Rua de Alijo 36
Casal - Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga 4860-133 Portugal

Join Esther Ekhart for a restorative and inspiring week of Meditation, Yoga, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and Inquiry with full days in silence What to expect: 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…

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May 2022

Yoga and Meditation retreat with Esther Ekhart – June 2022

May 31 - June 8
D’Alijo Retreat Center, Rua de Alijo 36
Casal - Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga 4860-133 Portugal

Join Esther Ekhart for a week of mindful movement, breath, deep rest and connection at the beautiful D’alijo retreat centre, Portugal. Wake up to the mountain views enjoying the special energy of the early morning as Esther guides you through meditation. When the weather supports it, some of the Meditation and Pranayama sessions can be taught outside in nature with the stunning views of the valley. After breakfast, we will continue with a mindful flowing yoga practice that focuses on…

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YOGA RETREAT “My First Retreat”

May 26 - May 29
D’Alijo Retreat Center, Rua de Alijo 36
Casal - Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga 4860-133 Portugal

  Do you feel like getting to know the experience of a retreat? Need to get away from the routine? Do you want to be in contact with nature? Do you feel the need to practice Yoga in a different way, disconnected from everything and everyone? Feel like spending a different weekend? Join us! A retreat will help you balance your body, mind and spirit in order to come into harmony, providing you with peace and motivation to carry out the…

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JOIN SARAH AND METTE FOR DAILY BIKRAM AND YIN YOGA CLASSES

May 19 - May 27
D’Alijo Retreat Center, Rua de Alijo 36
Casal - Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga 4860-133 Portugal

Soothe your mind, feel your body and rejuvenate your spirit. Seven inspiring days with daily Bikram and Yin Yoga classes held in a beautiful purpose built heated yoga studio situated at the top of a terraced hill.   Mette: Studio owner and instructor of Bikram Yoga, HOT HIIT, and Yin Yoga. She first tried Bikram Yoga in August 2010 and became addicted to the intensity, heat, physical endurance, and stress relief she felt after each class. She was so fascinated…

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Creating Space Retreat Portugal – by Vibrant Yoga

May 7 - May 13
vibrant Yoga

This 5 day retreat is a time to unwind, relax and to nurture your body, mind and soul. Daily classes of meditation, asana and either yin or restorative yoga will create space in the body as well as the mind. Taking time in the gorgeous surroundings of the retreat center will nourish the soul and the fabulous chefs will feed your belly with healthy and nutritious delights. There's plenty of space at the center to sit and take in the…

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April 2022

JEDI FIGHT CLUB TRAINING WITH JASMINE NASH

April 19 - April 27
D’Alijo Retreat Center, Rua de Alijo 36
Casal - Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga 4860-133 Portugal

Created by Esak Garcia, Jedi Fight Club is an opportunity for passionate yogis to step into a world of practice that has assisted numerous people in having a more complete and fulfilling experience of yoga. During this 6 day/7 night training you will learn and practice homework exercises designed to deepen yoga postures.   Jasmine Nash This JFC will be led by Jasmine Nash. Jasmine has been a yoga athlete since 2012, and has trained extensively with Esak Garcia since…

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YIN YOGA INTENSIVE FOR BODY AND HEART – 50 HOURS with Marcel & Anat

April 10 - April 18
D’Alijo Retreat Center, Rua de Alijo 36
Casal - Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga 4860-133 Portugal

The Functional Yoga Teacher Training and Delight Yoga together and live for the first time ever!        We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Delight Yoga. Both parties have amassed much experience and expertise in all things yoga for the past decades, and we are combining it all with the most loving intention of offering you something unique. We have designed a few events to offer you, with the jewel being this one week Yin Yoga Intensive…

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March 2022

An Introduction To Teaching

March 26 - April 10
D’Alijo Retreat Center, Rua de Alijo 36
Casal - Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga 4860-133 Portugal

Teacher Training In this course you will deepen your knowledge of the bikram series by studying and learning teaching ques, studying functional anatomy of all the postures and get a nice background on the lineage of this series; including yoga philosophy. This training is sure to be playful and informative as it is led by Lydia Wright and Francisco Morales-Bermudez. Lydia Wright Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains, Lydia has a strong passion for physical sports outdoors. She discovered…

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November 2021

Yin Yoga & Meridians – 50 Hours

November 4, 2021 - November 11, 2021

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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October 2021

Happy Autumn Retreat

October 27, 2021 - November 1, 2021

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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Take a break in our beautiful D’Alijo retreat center, North Portugal

October 23, 2021 - October 28, 2021
D’Alijo-Retreat-Center, Rua de Alijo 36
Casal - Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga 4860-133 Portugal

October 24th to October 28th Price includes 2 meals a day and a daily yoga class   We're delighted to offer a 4-night break in our retreat center, nestled in the mountains of North Portugal, just one hour from Porto airport. The stay includes two vegetarian meals per day - brunch and dinner - and a daily, morning yoga class given by Esther Ekhart. If you'd like to bring along your partner and they don't do yoga, no problem -…

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September 2021

Extra dates! Yoga and Meditation retreat with Esther Ekhart

September 25, 2021 - October 3, 2021

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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Yoga Philosophy – 50 Hours

September 17, 2021 - September 25, 2021

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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Our Bikram Yoga retreat in Porto

September 17, 2021 - September 25, 2021

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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Annual Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Esther

September 1, 2021 - September 9, 2021

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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August 2021

Just Do Yoga. Retreat in Portugal

August 25, 2021 - September 1, 2021

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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The Mind Retreat

August 13, 2021 - August 23, 2021

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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The Heart Retreat

August 1, 2021 - August 11, 2021

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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July 2021

Basic Teacher Training

July 15, 2021 - July 30, 2021

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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Yoga Holiday in Portugal

July 6, 2021 - July 14, 2021

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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June 2021

10 day – Yoga and Meditation retreat with Esther Ekhart

June 19, 2021 - June 30, 2021

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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Fusion between Yin and Bikram

June 12, 2021 - June 19, 2021

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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Retiro Yoga I Meditação

June 10, 2021 - June 13, 2021

Como conseguem percepcionar pela palavra R-E-T-I-R-O, estamos a afastarmo-nos de algo. Neste caso da nossa rotina diaria, que dependendo do caso de cada um pode ser stressante. Então aqui o convite é retiras-te da tua zona de conforto e vens viver estes dias numa conexão profunda contigo. Usufruindo de varias praticas de Yoga, de estilos diferentes, e adoptares ferramentas para puderes usar no teu dia-a-dia com o objectivo de ganhares estabilidade menta, fisica e psicologica para os obstaculos da vida.…

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May 2021

Faça uma pausa – faça yoga

May 11, 2021 - May 31, 2021

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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February 2021

Happy Getaway Retreat With Mikel & Marcel

February 4, 2021 - February 8, 2021
D’Alijo-Retreat-Center, Rua de Alijo 36
Casal - Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga 4860-133 Portugal

“A get away happy retreat with yoga, meditation, cooking classes, movie night and Myofascial release workshop by Mikel & Marcel in the mountains of North Portugal” We all had the strangest spring and summer, maybe all your travel plans felt apart like they did for most people and maybe you didn’t get the change to go anywhere so far…. We offer a “long weekend” short retreat; checking in on Thursday and checking out on Monday. 5 days- 4 nights full of…

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December 2020

Yoga and Mindfulness Winter Retreat :”Winter Solstice – Embracing 2021″.

December 28, 2020 - December 30, 2020
D’Alijo Retreat Center, Rua de Alijo 36
Casal - Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga 4860-133 Portugal

According to the most ancient pagan practices, Winter is the beginning of the new cicle and a big opportunity to dive inside ourselves, meditate and plant the seeds for the new year. In this retreat expect to dive into several meditative moments to bring the creativity out of your spirit. We will also be doing a Yoga practice as a complement, using physical movements and breathing to calm down your emotional state and be in harmony with ourselves and the environment. With…

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October 2020

2020 Shama Yoga Retreat with Steven Barrett

October 22, 2020 - October 30, 2020
D’Alijo Retreat Center, Rua de Alijo 36
Casal - Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga 4860-133 Portugal

During the retreat, we will make our way inside to the place where we are allowed to be in silence. It is a step from everyday life to the to find a familiar connection to the self. This journey can be full of surprising mental obstacles.

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Yoga, meditation & pranayama retreat with Esther Ekhart

October 10, 2020 - October 18, 2020
D’Alijo Retreat Center, Rua de Alijo 36
Casal - Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga 4860-133 Portugal

 Join Esther Ekhart for a week of yoga and meditation at the beautiful D’alijo retreat centre, Portugal.

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