The Art of Being

Mind & Body Yoga Retreat

Algarve - dates 2023 tbd

One week where it´s not just about doing, but being - body and mind will reconnect. A week filled with moments for yourself, moments of stillness, yoga, delicious vegetarian food, good talks (reflections) and self care. This will all take place at a beautiful location, a quirky hotel we´ve come to find in the Algarve. This place is filled with history. The old chapel dates back to the 15th century and the olive factory to the 17th century. 

In the main building furniture and artifacts collected by the owner on his travels, are on display. Some of his paintings are exhibited on the first floor. The other buildings are widely spread over the big and beautiful garden, full of oleanders.   

This week is for you when you:


need to relax and recharge,

want to be more and do less

(without feeling guilty),

want to listen better to your inner self,

want to deepen your yoga practice,

want more awareness of your beliefs,

like a practical approach of self development,

value yourself or would like to value yourself more.

Your intuition whispers while your mind is screaming. Creating space and stillness for yourself is how you become more aware of the whispers of your intuition. We do this by releasing tension from the body, feeling what wants to be felt and be compassionate towards yourself about this process. 

What can you expect?

Daily yoga classes by experienced teacher(s); active morning yoga, relaxed classes later in the day - don’t worry, you don’t need to be an experienced yogi to participate.

Yoga nidra classes, a form of meditation where you will experience deeper levels of consciousness.

Three meals a day, healthy and vegetarian (vegan optional), prepared by our chefs (lunch and dinner) and offered by the hotel (breakfast) - and yes we also have in between bites.

Free time to BE or Do: you can swim in the pool, enjoy the sun and bird song, chat with fellow participants, journal, read or practise the Art of Being. It’s up to you!

An organised hike in the beautiful surroundings of the Algarve and a visit to one of the beautiful beaches on the Algarve.

Optional: explore the surroundings of the Algarve  – we will help you organise your trip.

Optional: enjoy a thai massage, relaxation massage or foot reflexology treatment.

Maximum group size is 12.

Typical Retreat Day

07.00 Waking Up

07.30 Yoga 

09.00 Breakfast

10.00 Being and/or Doing

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Being and/or Doing

16.00 Snack

17.00 Yoga 

19.00 Diner

21.00 Yoga Nidra 


Note: excursions, surprises, massages will sometimes change the schedule and we also like yoga nidra during the day.

Capela das Artes

The hotel is located in Alcantarilha in the Portuguese Algarve, 50km from Faro Airport (a 35 minute drive to the west). It has an amazing garden of 6 hectares and is designed respecting and valuing the traditions of the Portuguese architectural heritage. It combines the charm of the old and the modern. You will experience an authentic stay, that´s for sure! Find out more about the location on their website.

Andrea & Puck

Andrea (yoga and massage) and Puck (yoga nidra) met a few years ago in the Algarve. There was an instant connection, like seeing someone again you already know all your life. At the time Andrea lived in the Algarve and Puck in the Netherlands, but as soon as Puck moved to Andalusia the idea for retreats in ´each others´ countries surfaced. They follow each others classes, mostly online, and have deep conversations about awareness, their ´journeys´, thinking versus feeling and communication of body and mind. They work and study at the University of Life and would love to share their ´wisdom´ with you, but more importantly guide you in listening to your own inner wisdom.

Puck has a background in leading projects for start-ups and coaching teams and individuals in organisations. She is an experienced yoga nidra developer and teacher. Andrea has a background in business consultancy & management and teaching. Since 2015 she has dedicated her life to teaching yoga, (hatha, yin, restorative), and massage (thai, relaxation, reflexology).

Prices and Booking

Shared room with two single beds and bathroom: €1095 per person.

Single room with bathroom: € 1275 per person.


Included in the price are:

  • accommodation
  • three meals per day*
  • daily yoga and yoga nidra classes
  • excursions organised by us
  • use of hotel facilities
  • surprises

Not included in the price are:

  • flight
  • transfers to hotel and airport
  • your own excursions
  • massages

* The retreat starts with dinner on the first day and finishes with lunch on the last day.


To book you send the filled out registration form, accept the general conditions and pay a deposit of 50% (invoice will be sent). The remaining amount you pay before dinner on the first day of the retreat.