Azores Yoga Retreat Vacation
Join us for Nature, Culture, Food and Yoga—in the AZORES!
If you haven’t heard of these islands in the Atlantic, one quick Google will have you registering for this retreat! A part of Portugal, these special volcanic islands are still relatively unknown to tourism. An autonomous region of Portugal, where lush tropical vegetation overlaps with trim pastures, we will soak up the natural beauty, take great hikes, and enjoy yoga in our hotel’s 31-acre botanical garden! Our retreat will be centered in Furnas, on São Miguel island, which will allow us to walk into town and to local sights, and be within 1-1.5 hours driving of all major sights on São Miguel.
Where You’ll Stay in Furnas, San (Sao) Miguel, Azores
Botanical Garden, Thermal Pools, Hotel and Spa:
Terra Nostra Hotel and Spa (the top-rated hotel in all of the Azores) is located right in the center of the charming town of Furnas, and as guests we have 24/7 unlimited access to their 31-acres of botanical gardens and multiple geothermal pools (which are rich in iron, and only have a very light sulphur smell). Our location will allow us to walk to many of the other gardens, hot springs and calderas within Furnas.
Your Yoga Instructors:
Rebecca and Ruth Anne met in 1983 and have been close friends ever since. Each brings decades of teaching experience and a well-rounded approach which participants find both challenging and accessible. They have taught many international retreats together.
Your Retreat Organizers: Brad and Jessie, Belize Yoga
The Wighs became Belizean residents in 2008, and have had three sons in Belize. They continually travel to all areas of Belize, handpicking the most spectacular spots to practice yoga, selecting the best tours and guides they can find, and advising resorts on the building of yoga decks. After several years and hundreds of thrilled yogis, the Wighs began adding European destinations–currently offering select retreats to Italy and Azores (Portugal). The result is a selection of spectacular yoga retreats. Come experience our yoga retreats. We think you will be inspired.
What You’ll Do in Furnas and the Island of San (Sao) Miguel
Twice-Daily yoga class with TWO master yoga teachers – each with over 40 years of yoga experience – held in the Famous Terra Nostra Botanical Gardens.
Relax in the gardens and enjoy their famous geo-thermal mineral pools–open anytime to hotel guests.
Visit many sights, including a mountain lake, coastal black beaches, Baroque architecture, geothermal pools and more. It’s History, Nature, Food, Culture, Yoga, and FUN — all in this one very special trip.
7 nights lodging at Terra Nostra Garden Hotel, the top-rated hotel in the Azores
- Most meals (1 dinner and 3 lunches on your own)
- Unlimited 24/7 access to the hotel’s famous gardens and geothermal pools
- Yoga in the botanical gardens of our hotel (all levels welcome–and entirely optional to attend).
- Day trip with hiking to Sete Cidades
- Coastal day trip
- Cultural experience
(Sorry, Azores Yoga Retreat Vacation registration fee does NOT include:)
- International airfare
- Transfers to/from Furnas
- Alcohol or other beverages not included with meals
- Three lunches
- Additional tours, spa treatments, etc., not listed in tour package
Sample Itinerary for Azores Yoga Retreat Vacation
Day 1: Arrival, afternoon yoga, dinner, geothermal pool relaxation.
Day 2: Morning yoga, breakfast, cultural tour, free time, afternoon yoga, dinner.
Day 3: Morning yoga, breakfast, hiking and driving tour with lunch, afternoon yoga on location, dinner on your own.
Day 4: Morning yoga, breakfast, calderas tour, free time (lunch on your own), afternoon yoga, dinner.
Day 5: Morning yoga, breakfast, coastal and waterfall tour with lunch, dinner.
Day 6: Morning yoga, breakfast, spa day, free time (lunch on your own), afternoon yoga, dinner.
Day 7: Morning yoga, breakfast, free day (lunch on your own), afternoon yoga, dinner.
Day 8: Departure. Check-out is 11am, you may depart on your own timing.