Adventure in the Azores with Todd Skoglund

Azores, Portugal

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Nov 2 - 8, 2017
Group size: 10-12
Adventure in the Azores with Todd Skoglund
Azores, Portugal

Powered by SolSeed Retreats
  • Email address verified
3 reviews

$1900
Nov 2 - 8, 2017
Group size: 10-12

About this trip

Join Todd Skoglund, owner of South Boston Yoga, for 6 days of Adventure & Yoga in the Azores, Portugal! The Azores are a magical, volcanic land, full of natural, raw beauty, a temperate climate and endless outdoor activities. Truly an adventure lovers paradise, and under 6 hours from Boston.


Our days will include always optional yoga classes with Todd, as well as hikes to some of the most incredible vistas on the island, soaks in natural hot springs, and exploration of neighboring towns and beaches. 


There will also be plenty of time for relaxation amongst the beautiful gardens and fruit orchards of Quinta Minuvida, our home for the week. All meals are included, and will be nourishing, fresh, and delicious, so that you can get a true taste of Azorean fare.


For a sample Retreat Itinerary, click here. For more photos of Quinta Minuvida and its grounds, click here.


Meet Your Instructor - Todd Eric Skoglund:


From a host of various athletic activities and movement modalities, including various martial arts, calisthenics, gymnastics and acrobatics, I fell in love with the practice of yoga for its ability to ground me in the present moment, uniting my internal world with external experience. My teaching focuses on moving from one's center through fun and creative sequencing, movement, and isometric and eccentric muscle engagement. Rather than teaching "stretching" or focusing on flexibility I encourage whole-body strength building and mobility throughout the practice. Each class is taught with light-hearted purpose and with great respect for my students' health and safety. 


Todd co-owns South Boston Yoga, where he teaches all levels classes, advanced asana and co-directs teacher trainings. Todd also teaches classes at Equinox Clubs in Boston and workshops around the US and abroad.

What’s included

*5 Nights / 6 Days lodging at Quinta Minuvida

*Three locally sourced meals daily, some at Quinta Minuvida and some at nearby restaurants, or out picnic style

*Two group excursions to some of the island’s best hikes, relaxing hot springs, beaches and local towns, including all guides and transportation

*Daily Yoga classes with Todd - all levels welcome!

*Roundtrip airport transfers from Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) to Quinta Minuvida and back (about a 15 minute ride each way). 

Not included

*Airfare to Ponta Delgada (PDL) - we will provide you with info on which exact flights to book. Expect to spend around $500. We fly SATA (Azores) Air and they let you bring one checked bag AND one personal piece of sporting equipment (surfboard, bike, etc.) for FREE!

*Most alcoholic beverages (one is included with each dinner)

*Additional excursions or cab rides 

Available Packages

Private (Single Occupancy) Suite

You will be staying in your own suite with a double bed and private bathroom.

$1900
Quad Occupancy Shared Suite

These suites contain two separate bedrooms, each with two twin beds or a set of bunkbeds, and a shared bathroom. Total of 4 people in each suite. We are happy to pair you with like-minded roommates!

$1395
Triple Occupancy Pool House

This studio apartment style suite features a full kitchen, private bathroom and open sleeping space that can accommodate up to two people. 


Cost is $1595 per person for a double occupancy room. A $500 surcharge will be added if you'd like this as a single. 

$1395
$1900

Private (Single Occupancy) Suite
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Reviews

JY
I had a wonderful time. Great scenery, well organized tours, will definitely recommend. Thank you!
KK
The island of San Miguel, Azores is an easy direct destination. It is empatative that you check on where you are staying on the island or you will spend more time in a van or car than relaxing, hiking or practicing yoga. There are beautiful vistas, great food and wonderful people on this island. Sadly we only had one practice a day and that was in a studio without any heat, a concrete floor that held the damp cold of the season, and no time before practice to even warm our bodies due to a scheduled meditation which excluded any prepatory practice. The inn’s owners were lovely and insured we had amazing food served largely from their own garden. But due to being in the heart of the older orange grove arigrucultural area where the roads were narrow without sidewalksand blocked on either side by high walls, all with gnashing and feriocious guard dogs that stalked and barked at everyone passing, So that walking anywhere was taking your life in your own hands to avoid being killed by the maniacal Portuguese drivers, The levels of our fellow travelers were quite Aires’s between those who had never practiced to those of us who were looking to experience the “ Primal Adventures with Todd Sklogund” that was promised when we signed on. Sadly “Primary Experience” would have been a better description of our retreat. Think twice before booking your trip!
This trip was a soul nourishing experience. It included daily yoga, but so much more. We stayed in an outstanding guest house (MINUVIDA) where the hosts shared their passion for fresh, locally grown food - much of it from their gardens and orchards - and for the beautiful island on which they live. We loved the hikes, vistas, and hot springs. Sol Seed Retreats, and owner Kristin in particular, could not have been nicer or more helpful. She was informative in preparing us for the trip, and was available to assist with special needs and requests while we were there.