SPRING WALKING RETREAT
with Michelle Johns
Quinta do Rio, Algarve, Portugal
29th January - 3 February 2024 - 5 Nights
Prices £1295-Private Room
Escape to the stunning Algarve this spring and embark on a rejuvenating hiking holiday like no other
Join us for 5 nights of adventure, relaxation, and connection with nature. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of the Algarve as we explore the region's most scenic trails and hidden gems.
During this retreat, you will have the opportunity to experience 4 wonderful walks that showcase the diverse beauty of the Algarve. From a fabulous cliff walk that offers panoramic views of the sparkling ocean to a mountain walk that takes you through lush forests and picturesque valleys, each hike will leave you in awe of the natural wonders that surround you. We will also embark on a walk to the medieval town of Silves, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch and free time to explore before walking back.
With walks ranging from 8 to 15 kilometers, you'll have the perfect balance of challenge and enjoyment. Our experienced guide will ensure your safety and provide fascinating insights into the local flora, fauna, and history along the way.
Throughout the retreat, you will be staying in our beautiful 3-bedroom apartment, nestled in lovely grounds overlooking the serene river Arade and the distant Monchique mountains. The apartment features 2 bathrooms, ensuring your comfort and relaxation throughout your stay.
To nourish your body and soul, we will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offering a variety of healthy and delicious meals made with locally sourced ingredients. You will also have the opportunity to unwind and rejuvenate in our infrared sauna, which will be available for your use each day.
In addition to the invigorating hikes and nourishing meals, we will also incorporate daily meditation or gong healing sessions to help you find inner peace and balance. On our last evening together, we will gather for a special cacao ceremony, a sacred ritual that will deepen our connection with ourselves and each other before bidding farewell on Saturday, March 9th, after breakfast.
This retreat is designed for a small group of just 3 people, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience. As an optional add-on, you will have the opportunity to indulge in rejuvenating massages to further enhance your relaxation and well-being.
The cost of this unforgettable retreat is £1295, which includes accommodation, meals, guided hikes, meditation or gong healing sessions, the cacao ceremony, and the use of the infrared sauna. Please note that flights and airport transfers are not included, allowing you the flexibility to choose the best travel arrangements for you.
Join us on this transformative journey as we explore the natural wonders of the Algarve, nourish our bodies and souls, and create lasting memories. Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today and get ready for an unforgettable spring hiking retreat in the beautiful Algarve.
What is included in this luxury wellness retreat?
5 Nights all-inclusive accommodation
Meditation or Gong Healing Sessions
Daily Infrared Sauna
Optional Thai Massage
'Hello, lovely souls! As you consider joining our small, exclusive, transformative wellness retreat I wanted to take a moment to share a little bit about myself and my journey.
For the past four decades, my passion has revolved around helping people look and feel their absolute best. It all began when I opened my first beauty salon in Bath in 1981. Assisting my clients in achieving their skin goals brought me immense joy and fulfillment. However, as time went on, I started delving deeper into the world of nutrition and its profound impact on our overall well-being.
Around 15 years ago, I stumbled upon Kundalini yoga and meditation, and it completely transformed my life. This practice became a powerful tool that allowed me to navigate stress with grace, harness the power of breath, and shift my emotional state. The incredible technology behind Kundalini yoga offered me life-changing hacks to renew and recharge myself.
Over the years, I have been humbled and honored to share these teachings and witness the profound healing experienced by my students. It has been an absolute joy to witness their restoration, revitalisation and transformation. Now, I feel incredibly blessed to bring all of these elements together for you and your friends to experience during our 4 night retreat at Quinta do Rio.
My promise to each of you who chooses to retreat with us is simple yet profound: you will have the opportunity to fully relax, feel revitalized, and restore your radiant self. Together, we will embark on a transformative journey that will leave you feeling renewed, inspired, and ready to embrace life's beautiful adventures.'
The Shred Healthy Eating Plan
During this retreat you will be Introduced to the Shred Healthy Eating Plan, meticulously crafted by Dr. Mitra Ray, a renowned biochemist and cellular biology PhD. This program focuses on detoxifying and nourishing your body with the right nutrients, enabling you to shed unwanted fat and achieve long-term health and weight loss goals.
What sets this plan apart is its simplicity. By eliminating certain elements from your diet and incorporating specific practices, you can experience remarkable results. We say goodbye to sugar, processed foods, takeaways, caffeine, alcohol, gluten, and dairy. Instead, embrace more water, exercise, and the habit of finishing your meals by 6 or 7 pm at very latest. Prioritise getting plenty of sleep to support your overall well-being.
The day starts with warm water and lemon or lime. Followed by a health shot and a nutritious breakfast smoothie bowl. For lunch, indulge in our delectable plant-based protein shakes. Our evening meal will align with the shred principles.
The best part? This plan is incredibly easy to follow, even beyond the retreat. If you wish to continue your journey towards a healthier lifestyle, our Shred Healthy Eating Plan will be your trusted companion.
Quinta do Rio
Quinta do Rio is just 5 minutes away from the beautiful unspoilt fishing village of Ferragudo, which has a quaint and traditional square. It is famous for it’s beautful beaches, spectacular cliffs top views and warm friendly vibe.
Thank you for such a wonderful experience - learning new things everyday, the walks, the smoothies, it was all just totally perfect and far more than I could ever have expected. Michelle and Gordon, you are gorgeous, kind, thoughtful hosts and made us all feel totally relaxed and safe. I am taking home some wonderful new learnings and healthy habits’!'
Vikki - London
Thank you for such a lovely welcome, I have thoroughly enjoyed the yoga, sound baths, smoothies, meals,, infra red sauna and chi machine, but most of all I have enjoyed the relaxation this week has given me and swimming in your fabulous pool. Chanting to the sunrise this morning was the icing on the cake