This tranquil retreat centre is set within a 10 acre estate of almond and orange trees in the wild and beautiful Algarvian hills above Almancil. Far away from the crowds but just 7 km from the stunning beaches and coastline of the Algarve.
About Quinta Mimosa
Quinta Mimosa offers a warm welcome, caring hospitality and delicious healthy meals in relaxed and beautiful natural surroundings. The comfortable feeling of a 'home away from home' with charming little houses offering a range of accommodation.
The spacious, airy and cool yoga studio is fully equipped and opens out onto a peaceful walled garden with a lawn for practice in the open air.
The daily programme
There will be two classes each day in a beautiful designed yoga studio fully equipped with mats, blocks and comfy bolsters. In the morning there will be a two hour practice which will be more active and dynamic. The practice will be suitable for all levels.
After a delicious brunch there will be time to enjoy the beautiful grounds, gardens and pool, or explore the surrounding natural beauty. The stunning beaches of the Algarve are nearby. Otherwise you could simply rest in the lovely surroundings of Quinta Mimosa and enjoy being on retreat.
In the late afternoon there will be a second class of 1.5 hours, which will be more restorative, gentle and relaxing. In the evening you can look forward to a wonderful meal of local, fresh cooked vegetarian food which has been widely praised by all who have visited this beautiful retreat.
There will be a yoga free day mid week. There will also be dinner out on this evening and one other to soak up the atmosphere of the local towns.
Things to do
Quinta Mimosa is perfectly located to visit many culturally rich towns, as well as gorgeous unspoiled beaches and lagoons along this sweeping coastline.
Between classes each day there will be time set aside to take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings. Perfect for long walks, horse riding or to just relax by the pool. A variety of massage treatments are also available with local skilled therapists.
Quinta Mimosa offers different levels of accommodation to suit every budget. Traditional Portuguese farmhouses have been carefully converted into charming self-contained houses. All offer spacious and comfortable en-suite twin, double and single occupancy bedrooms plus two single occupancy rooms that share a bathroom. The converted farmhouses are surrounded by terraces and lawns with distant views to the hills and the sea. All have kitchens, lounge areas and swimming pools.
We had the most wonderful week of yoga at Quinta Mimosa Portugal. The highly experienced teacher Raquel Alves was a wonderful tutor who provided the perfect balance for all the group meeting the needs of the more and less experienced. She facilitated understanding of yoga poses, the importance of meditation and relaxation through use of the wide range of equipment available. The setting is fabulous and allows for relaxation and is an oasis of calm from modern life. The food was fantastic and provided a wide choice and ample amounts. We thoroughly recommend this holiday to those in need of respite and therapy through yoga. We will definitely book again next year.Louise & Glenn
I so enjoyed my holiday at Quinta Mimosa. The centre was simple and beautiful and the food was really wonderful and the staff very special. Raquel Alves was a devoted and deeply experienced teacher. She is truly able to support beginners while allowing more experience students to voyage further. She introduced many different aspects of yoga, including breath, chanting, meditation and mudras, which was so interesting. She also held the group beautifully and supported us with information and trips to the local market and beach - as she speaks Portuguese and know the area this was a real bonus.Pauline
Thank you so much, this was my second trip with yogaonashoestring and was fantastic (again). I have to say Raquel is an amazing teacher. She helped with the intention setting which was very insightful and a great thing to do. She was very organised, approachable, helpful, fun, insightful and more! Words don't do the trip justice. Great setting, fabulous people, amazing venue, first class yoga teacher and unbeatable experience.Gail
The trip was amazing. Raquel is a fantastic and very dedicated teacher. Her classes were extremely well thought out and I know they have deepened my practice. I was very impressed with how committed she was to helping us set our intentions for the new year. She was thorough and thoughtful. She was also careful to ensure we understood the poses and took time to work with us where we needed particular guidance. I learnt a lot from her and will lookout for other sessions she does with YOAS. The hotel was also amazing. The food was fantastic and the staff extremely helpful.Sara
Raquel is a committed and very experienced teacher and her care for her students shines through, not only during the yoga classes but throughout the whole retreat - going above and beyond in her support. I am very grateful to have had this time and to have such an excellent teacher. Many thanks xxAna
The retreat was amazing - one of the best experiences I have had on a Yoga retreat. Raquel is such a wise teacher and she has taught me so much about myself I will use it well. I will be booking more in the future.Gillian
I absolutely loved the holiday... one of my best trips ever! Raquel was amazing! I loved the yoga,Rosanne
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A tranquil week of yoga in the stunning Algarve, Portugal, 13 - 20 July 2018
All costs are per person & reduced by £200 for last few places!
Single occupancy room en-suite £950 reduced to £750
Single occupancy room shared bathroom £900 reduced to £700
Shared double or twin room en-suite £750 reduced to £550
Delicious brunch each morning (apart from the last) and three course evening meal on 5 evenings (with 2 nights out to explore local towns)
Two daily yoga classes (apart from one yoga free day)
All trips, activities and treatments are at an additional cost.
Faro is the main arrival airport and from here guests can take a taxi which costs around €25 for up to 4 people and the transfer time is around 20 minutes. We will group people together where possible to share transfers.
It is also possible to arrive at Lisbon and travel down to Loule by train - the station is very close to Quinta Mimosa.
For those who like to get out and about car hire is recommended but local taxis are very good and not expensive if people share.