15-19 Mar 2023

Bookings are opened!

Yoga, Meditation and the ćakras

  • Relax & recharge your energy.
  • Take a time off from your daily routine to find more clarity.
  • Yoga practices, workshops and mindful meditation practices exploring our theme: the ćakras. A journey through your energetic body. Understanding the ćakras, learning to know them better and understanding possible blockages you may have.
  • Individualised approach
  • 2 experienced teachers to guide you: Céline Chambat & Josephine Cantona
  • Enjoy amazing massages (ayurvedic massages & full body as well as Kobido facial massage)
  • Swim in the ocean & enjoy incredible nature & seaside

The strong points of our Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Portugal

A well-tuned yoga practice can free up energy and stimulate an imbalanced chakra, paving the way for that wonderful internal shift for which yoga is known. This yoga and meditation retreat in Portugal invites you to explore in depth the elusive ‘energetic body’ through a unique combination of yoga & meditation practices and workshops.

  • 2 practices every day (90 minutes long) combining postures, breathing techniques (prānāyāma) and mindful meditation
  • 1 thematic workshop a day (2 hours long) to deepen your theoretical knowledge on the ćakras: We will present the anatomy of Yoga: the prāna and energy flows in the body, the circulation channels and finally the ćakras or energy points. We will discuss how this system builds itself and evolves throughout our lives, of the way it influences our emotions, fears and behaviours hence our health and well-being. Finally, we will explore how Yoga offers to work on our energetic system, our prāna, to find harmony within ourselves.
  • A unique place, both inspiring and invigorating, surrounded by nature and 5 minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean (on the Vicentine Coast near Aljezur)
  • Exceptional food: Vegetarian & Organic (Other options: vegan, gluten free & lactose free)

Costs & Accommodation

We offer a variety of options for this yoga and meditation retreat in Portugal (Price per person):

  • 880€ : Full-board stay in shared accommodation (Large room of 2,3 or 4 beds with 1 attached bathroom. The room is composed of 2 different spaces separated by a door. Each space has 2 single beds)
    Early Bird Price (for booking before 15th January 2023): 780€
  • 1180€: Full-board stay in single luxury room with attached bathroom
    Early Bird Price (for booking before 15th January 2023): 1080€
  • 1180€: Full-board stay in the forest house (Single luxury room with shared living space, terrasse with sea-view and shared bathroom)
    Early Bird Price (for booking before 15th January 2023): 1080€
  • 880€ (per person): Full-board stay for a couple in single luxury room (1 king size bed)
    Early Bird Price (for booking before 15th January 2023): 780€
  • 750€: Full-board accommodation in dormitory (6 beds): 750€
    Early Bird Price (for booking before 15th January 2023): 650€
  • 680€: Self-arranged accommodation (no accommodation provided on site)
    Early Bird Price (for booking before 15th January 2023): 580€.
  • Contact us for special discount for Students & young adults (under 30 y.o.)!
  • A 400€ scholarship will be granted to a motivated yogi, eager to learn about this topic, already engaged on its yogic personal development path and who is not able to afford this spend at the moment. Conditions apply:
    • The applicant lives in Portugal
    • Low revenues
    • Be engaged in his/her Yoga path (Please provide a resume and/or motivation letter to substantiate your application)
    • Non-cumulative offer
    • Offer valid for shared accommodation options only

Prices include yoga lessons & all instructions ( a minimum of 20 hours), food & accommodation (except for the self arranged accommodation price). All the rooms and the place of our practices (the yoga shale) are very comfortable and well-heated.

Transportation to and from the Montevelho Retreat Centre and other expenses during the stay are the responsibility of the participants. We can help organise airport transfers or pick up from Aljezur or Lagos bus stations (there are frequent buses running from Lisbon to Lagos or Aljezur). Once the group has been formed, we will also help in coordinating shared transportation / carpooling from Lisbon or Faro upon requests.


Your Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Portugal

Before the retreat:

A 20-30 minutes online individual consultation with Céline or Joséphine

to discuss/understand your goals

Wednesday March 15th 2023:

4-5pm – Arrivals & check-in

5pm – Opening Ceremony

7pm – Dinner

Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of December 2023:

7:30am – Dynamic 90′ morning practice associating Yoga and the ćakras (with Joséphine)

9:00am – Breakfast

11am to 1pm: Workshop & Learning: Yoga & the ćakras, a journey at the heart of our energetic body (with Céline)

1pm – Lunch

*Free Time*Yogi Rest*Walks*Massages

5pm – Full and rounded 90′ practice in the Krishnamacharya practice around the theme of ćakras – Postural Yoga, Prānāyāma & Meditation – (with Céline)

7pm – Dinner

Sunday December 4th 2022:

8am – Morning Practice & Closing Ceremony.

10am – Brunch.

11am – Check out.

The location

Montevelho Retreat Center close to Carrapateira (Costa Vicentina, Algarve).


Your teachers for this yoga and meditation retreat in Portugal

Céline is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist, certified in the Krishnamacharya tradition (RYS500 Yoga Alliance and Institut Français du Yoga). During her training, she studied the energetic body, especially the ćakras system in depth. Since, she has organised and led multiple retreats and trainings on this topic she holds close to her heart. She will be teaching the three workshops “the ćakras, a journey through the energetic body” and leading afternoon integrative practices, mixing postures, prānāyāma, mantras & meditation. 

Joséphine, yoga teacher, is passionate about movement and well-being. Her teaching style ranges from dynamic creative flows to restorative meditative practices. She will be teaching the morning practices. Josephine is also trained in wellness and therapeutic massages. She will be offering Swedish-inspired body massages (focus on muscle tensions) and a Japanese facial massage (anti-aging, relaxing and energising technique).


Massages can be organised on site (not included in the package, they will be payable directly on site).

To register for next Yoga and Meditation retreat in Portugal

    Booking & cancellation policy

    • A deposit of 420€ is required to book your slot.
    • The balance payment (which will vary based on the accommodation selected) will be due 2 month prior the beginning of the retreat : by 15 January 2023.
    • Cancellation policy:
      • In the event of a cancellation up to 2 months before the start of the stay, the deposit can be transferred to another Yoga-Ways retreat.
      • In the event of cancellation on your part less than 2 months before the start of the stay, the deposit will not be refundable nor transferrable, whatever the reason for the cancellation.
      • In the event we need to cancel the retreat for any reasons, we will reimburse fully what has been paid to us. However other reservations you might have made (flights, hotels etc) will remain your responsibility. 
      • We invite you to take travel insurance if you wish to cover any possible risks.



    Meike, Berlin Germany (Yoga & Ayurveda retreat 2021)

    The retreat at Montevelho was just beautiful. I felt that the mix of yoga sessions with the Ayurveda knowledge matched perfectly. Celine and Josephine were leading the group in a very mindful way and I feel very grateful to have met them, as well as this super nice group of people. The retreat center is a dream and the food was a real treat, it was super delicious. I highly recommend their retreats!

    Joël, Paris (Yoga & Ayurveda retreat Nov. 2021)

    Great peaceful and quiet place. Amazing teachers and so good healthy food!

    Juliana, Brasil (Yoga & Ayurveda retreat Nov.2021)

    It was my second time at Monte Velho, and this place is just perfect for yoga retreats! A lot of nature and peace, an amazing spot to see both the sun rise and sunset. It was very interesting for me to know more about Ayurveda philosophy and how I can use it to balance my life and be more connected to the signs of my body. The retreat was very well thought, and carefully organised. All the classes were connected with the workshops and the food, according to the doshas we were studying on that day. I have a very pleasant experience and a lot of time to connect to myself!

    Catherine, Marseille, France (Yoga & Ayurveda retreat Nov. 2021)
    Everything is chosen and organised with great care. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Joséphine and Céline. For my first yoga retreat experience I couldn’t have imagined so many benefits. I’m brand new, recharged, excited to do it again

    Nadine, Germany (Yoga & Ayurveda retreat Nov. 2021)

    The retreat helped me to find trust in my body again and the joy of enjoying the moment.

    Catherine, Switzerland (Yoga & Ayurveda retreat Nov 2021)

    YOGA WAYS Yoga & Ayurveda retreat at Monte Velho center has been a good starting point to improve my health habits. The learning of my Prakriti and Vikriti are giving me new tools to work. The center allowed to be out of the buzzing lives we live today, to concentrate on self. Celine, Josephine and Ayalla did a wonderful team work to help me discover who I am.

    Fabienne, Portugal (Yoga & Ayurveda Nov 2021)

    J’étais débutante il y a encore un peu plus de 2 mois et j’ai tenté une première retraite sous l’enseignement de Celine et Josephine. Cette première expérience a été remarquable et j’ai découvert le yoga et très rapidement un sentiment de bien-être. J’ai donc souhaite refaire une seconde expérience Yoga & Ayurveda. De cette retraite, je suis revenue extrêmement apaisée, avec le sentiment d’un profond équilibre. Les retraites avec Celine et Josephine sont réellement une cure de remise en forme physique et mental. Enfin, je commence à savoir pourquoi j’ai tel ou tel comportement et grâce aussi à la présence Ayalla, naturopathe ayurvédique, je peux mieux prendre soin de moi. Je n’ai pas de mot pour les remercier. Quelle formidable équipe !

    Catherine, France (Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat Novembre 2021)

    I made a great trip, a conquest in Portugal. Here I am in the 1st days of the rest of my life. Rare and precious moments. Namaste Celine

    Bérengère (Yoga & Meditation retreat Mai 2021)

    It was my 1st yoga retreat in Portugal with YOGA-WAYS. A unique & profound experience that I had dreamed of for quite some time. Céline and Joséphine have prepared these 5 days wonderfully well in this unique setting that enchants me. I let myself be completely carried and taken to a universe that I did not know, felt rejuvenated, rested, recharged. I liked the yoga and meditation sessions, the vegan cuisine, the hot bath, the meditation at 5:30 am, the massage, my readings, the Essencia hosts, the atmosphere…. I will come back for sure!

    Catherine (Bali, 2017,2018,2019)

    I got a lot of positive things out of this retreat with you: I came home fresh in my head, vigorous and joyful.

    Lorraine (Bali Mai 2018)

    A huge thank you for your perfect organization. A yoga retreat focused on spirituality and meditation, a very zen atmosphere in a magical place! I will be back!

    Stephanie (Bali, November 2018)

    Your yoga/meditation class is a beautiful invitation to an inner journey…. We let ourselves be gently carried towards harmonization, we learn to listen to our body, to better manage our stress!! Better breathing…a feeling of lightness! Thank you for your teaching, your contagious radiance! A very good balance between activities and break times… Ubud an ideal place for a retreat, accommodation a little paradise! Clasping both hands at the height of my heart, I thank you both. Namaste!-

    Louisa (Bali 2017)

    I live my life at 100km an hour doing everything in a hurry. This Yoga retreat in the heart of the rice fields of Bali allowed me to settle down, to refocus myself. Adjusting my movements to my breath did not It wasn’t easy at first, I even struggled a bit: then very quickly I felt my mind calm down, my body relax and recharge. From there came a beautiful energy but calmer, and more channeled than usual. On my mat, doing the exercises, I became aware of my way of functioning and it opened me to the universe of possibilities. Thank you girls for your generosity, your spirituality, and all that which you have enabled me to understand.


    “Celine and Jehanne are wonderful yoga teachers – skilled in understanding one’s individual needs and expectations and customising an appropriate practice that works best to support mind and body.  This is the best yoga guidance i have ever had.” –

    Why should I embark on a Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Portugal? Is this really for me?

    Whether you practice yoga regularly or are a beginner who already feels the benefits of Yoga, a retreat is a rare opportunity to break out of your routine and responsibilities. It’s a break, a window of time just for you, to give the time for you mind and body to reset and find creativity again. We all need it once in a while. The programs we offer are unique and focused on personal development, while having a good time of course!

    We use all the tools and knowledge of Yoga – Postures, breathing techniques, mudras and mantras, as well as varied workshops based on foundational texts and concepts of Yogi philosophy (mainly the Yoga Sutras and the sacred vedic texts) – to offer you a space to reflect and work on yourself.