Portugal May 1- 8th 2021

Join senior yoga teacher Amelia Disspain and yoga therapist and physiotherapist Liz Bennett on a 7 day retreat in Northern Portugal.

Be guided skilfully through yogic practices including steady, balanced asana – energy gathering pranayama, mindful meditation and deep relaxation and learn about Ayurvedic lifestyle practices with two senior teachers.

Liz and Amelia design their retreats to ignite a spark within participants that charges their very way of being into one that is more open, joyful and more connected to themselves, others and this beautiful planet we live with.

D’Alijo Retreat Center is set in a traditional quinta estate surrounded by five hectares of farm land and rolling hills. Resting in the village of Cabeceiras de Basto in the province of Minho, D’Alijio is an hour’s drive from the beautiful city of Porto and the Atlantic coastline.

The area is well known for its Vinho Verde vineyards, olive fields and beautiful national park hiking trails. The studio and accommodation are cohesively blended with nature, and are designed for you to enjoy luxurious comfort while still connecting with the magic of the surroundings. D’Alijo sprawls across of land consisting of terraces, olive fields and hills with stunning rock formations. There are two swimming pools, water features, and a peaceful meditation cave, designed for you to quietly contemplate the beauty of existence.

In May, wild flowers and sunshine give us the perfect reason to venture off and hike through the bordering national park to take in its enchanting waterfalls and towering trees.

During our day trips, we will explore some of the nearby UNESCO heritage villages and cities such as Porto, Guimarães & Braga and beautiful Douro Valley. We will have the opportunity to take a boat on the Rio Douro, and bask on the golden sands of the Costa Verde, with its historical chapels and forts, and black basalt rock outcrops over the Atlantic waves.

Porto offers an international airport just one hour away from the retreat centre. We organise a bus to collect our group from Porto on May 1st and bring you to the retreat and return you to Porto or Porto Airport on May 8th.

Retreat Details

Dates May 1 – 8th, 2021

Style Balanced Practice Yoga – Therapeutic, breath focussed vinyasa

Programme Twice daily practices of 1 ½ hours

Suitability All levels.

Excursions and extras Douro River Cruise, hiking in the national park, Guimaraes, Porto city, Fado performance by the vines, beach visits.

Food 3 meals a day. Breakfast buffet. Local, regional and many ingredients from our vegetarian/vegan chef’s own garden. Buffet lunch al fresco, with optional local wines. Soups and salad contribute to lighter dinners.

Itinerary Bus pick up from Porto Monday March 23rd 10am. Depart bus to Porto or Porto Airport March 30th at 11am.


Shared accommodation 4 person cabin  $1750pp

Shared accommodation 2 person $1800

Single room Shared bathroom D’Alijio’s main house  $1800 (only 3 left)

Single Cabin Own toilet and shower in the room $2350 ( 1 still available)

Luxury single room $2450 ( 3 available- book soon!)

Bookings and enquiries to Liz via the button below or 0405543263

We welcome you to contact us for more information about any of our yoga classes, retreats or teacher training.