The Art of Balance

Yoga & Coaching Retreat

Algarve - October 26 - November 1, 2022

Self development in a holiday setting! A week of yoga and coaching to (re)balance body and mind. You will be part of a group, but we will work with you one-to-one. Step out of your daily life, into a holiday paradise, where you have all the space to reconnect. You deserve this week filled with moments for yourself, moments of stillness, yoga, coaching (walks), good food, massage and self care. Together we can focus on your personal goal or question and the tools you need to make changes in your daily life.

Your week will take place in Carvoeiro, a picturesque South Portuguese village which is situated along a stunning coastline of golden beaches and dramatic natural scenery. Hotel Baía Cristal Beach & Spa Resort is built atop a cliff top and offers a quiet establishment with fantastic sea views. Situated by Centeanes beach and only 1.7 km from Carvoeiro Beach, everything you could wish for is within walking distance.

This week is for you when you:

  • Like a practical approach of self development.
  • Need to relax, recharge or (re)balance.
  • Feel stressed, under pressure, overworked or want to prevent this.
  • Are curious about the connection between (your) body and mind.
  • Want to review your daily life and discover what you need for balance.
  • Need more energy or overcome obstacles.
  • Want to start doing yoga or deepen your practice.
  • Care for yourself and would like to learn how to value yourself (more).

Typical Retreat Day

07.00 Waking Up

07.30 Yoga (or sleeping in)

09.00 Breakfast

10.00 Individual sessions* or free time

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Individual sessions* or free time

19.00 Dinner


* Four individual sessions per person in total, two for the mind and two for the body. 

Baía Cristal Beach & Spa

This beautiful four star hotel is located in Carvoeiro, formerly a fishing village on the Portuguese Algarve, just 65 km from Faro Airport (45 minutes by car). Built on a cliff-top it offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the nearest beach is just 300 m away.


Facilities include an indoor and outdoor pool, a spa and a tennis court. The rooms at the Baía Cristal provide modern amenities including wifi and satellite TV. Each has its own private bathroom with bath, shower, bidet, hairdryer and free toiletries. Full-body massages are on offer at the spa, which also features a hammam. More active guests can enjoy a game at the tennis court. Within 2 km golf enthusiasts will find the Vale de Milho golf course.

Andrea & Edith

Andrea (yoga and massage) and Edith met during a retreat in Portugal a few years ago. They reconnected by ´coincidence´ and soon a collaboration was born.


Edith is living and working in the Netherlands as a healthcare psychologist with a history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry. She also works as a coach, trainer and teacher (see website). Andrea has been living and working in Portugal since 2010. She has a background in business consultancy & management, teaching and golf. Since 2015 she has dedicated her life to teaching yoga (hatha, yin, restorative) and massage (thai yoga, relaxation, reflexology).

Prices and Booking

Double room with bathroom just for you: €1190 per person.


Double room with bathroom and two single beds, to share with a friend: €1090 per person.


Supplement for Superior Sea View: €120 per room (subject to availability)

Included in the price:

  • Daily yoga class before breakfast.
  • 2 group sessions (goal setting and evaluation)
  • 4 individual session: 2 coaching (walks), 2 yoga or thai yoga massage.
  • Time to relax/exercise/shop/explore.
  • 6 nights in Baía Cristal Beach & Spa Resort including breakfast.
  • 5 lunches at local restaurants.
  • 5 dinners (including drinks), 4 at the hotel, 1 at a local restaurant.
  • Use of pools, jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna, gym, tennis court, sun beds and pool towels.
  • Shuttle bus to the centre of Carvoeiro (3 times per day - 5 days a week).
  • Surprises.

Not included:

  • Flights and transfers from and to airport (we assist in transfer sharing).
  • Lunch and dinner of your (half) day off.
  • Excursions to explore the surroundings of the Algarve.
  • Extra individual sessions with Edith and Andrea (upon availability).
  • Treatments in the hotel Spa.

Maximum group size is 10. The retreat starts with dinner on the first day and finishes with lunch on the last day.


To book, you fill out the registration form, accepting the general conditions, and pay a deposit of 50% (after receiving an invoice). The remaining amount you pay 6 weeks before the start of your retreat.