Algarve, Portugal

Lagos, Algarve, Portugal

Kayla Nielsen
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2 reviews
Jun 18 - 23, 2018
Group size: 1-25
Algarve, Portugal
Lagos, Algarve, Portugal

Kayla Nielsen
  • Mobile phone verified
2 reviews

Deposit: $700
Jun 18 - 23, 2018
Group size: 1-25

About this trip

Immerse your senses in Mother Nature’s splendor on a retreat nestled in the sanctuary of Portugal’s West Algarve Natural Park. 

Together, we will dive deeply into the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the yoga practice amongst pristine landscapes.

Join us for a modern yet minimalistic sense of barefoot luxury at Surf Shanti Lodge and Retreat Center.

100% of the proceeds from this retreat will be donated to Go Light Our World (GLOW)’s projects across the globe.

All of our teachers and additional staff are volunteering their time and efforts to make this donation possible.

Not only will you be investing in a life-changing experience for yourself in a beautiful location; but you will also be giving back to impoverished communities around the world. 

 For more information:


All photos used are taken from Surf Shanti Lodge and Retreat Center's site. 


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What’s included

  • Luxury Accomodation
    Surf Shanti Lodge and Retreat Center is nestled amongst hectares of untouched land in the West Algarve National Park
  • Daily Yoga
    variety of styles
  • Daily Meditation
    variety of techniques
  • Intensive Workshops
    arm balance/inversion, back bends/open heart, mala making, bhavinization
  • Food
    VEGAN breakfast and dinner will be provided for everyone, as well as drinking water
  • Lunch
    VEGAN lunches are provided to those who opt for the all-inclusive package
  • Hike Excursion
    getting active off of the mat!
  • Airfare
    check for great deals!
  • Traveler's Insurance
    highly recommended!
  • Lunches
    for those who do not opt for all-inclusive package
  • Visa
    tourist visa is not provided
  • Additional Transport
    shuttles to beach (about $7 one way), or other attractions
  • Surf Lessons
    lessons and board rentals can be arranged and paid directly to instructors/surf schools
  • Additional Excursions
    anything other than excursions listed above
  • Medical
    vaccination and/or any medical needs are not included in price
  • Drinks
    we provide coffee, tea and drinking water only
  • Airport Transfer
    This can be arranged through the resort.

Available Packages

Single Space in Shared Room
Available until Jun 17thSold Out

-Single space in shared room including all VEGAN breakfasts and dinners at Surf Shanti Lodge and Retreat Center.

-Lunch is NOT included with this package.

-Please note that both the town and the beach are a 30 - 40 minute walk (or a 5 - 7 minute drive) from Surf Shanti Lodge and Retreat Center. These are the closest places to eat.

-If you plan on exploring frequently beyond the confines of the Surf Shanti Lodge and Retreat Center,  this is a great option for you to try new cafes and eateries!

Deposit: $700
Single Space in Shared Room All-Inclusiv
Available until Jun 17thSold Out

-Single space in shared room including all VEGAN breakfasts, lunches, and dinner at Surf Shanti Lodge and Retreat Center

-All meals are VEGAN and included in this package.

-Lunches will be available by 12:30 pm every day. If you are out of the lodge at that time, it will be saved for when you return.

-If you plan to enjoy introspection and relaxation within the tranquil setting of Surf Shanti Lodge and Retreat Center for the majority of the retreat, then this is great option for you!

Deposit: $700
Deposit: $700

Single Space in Shared Room
Past Trip


Day 1 (June 18)
Arrival and Acclimation

***Transport is provided from Aljezur from allocated pick up time and place

3:00 pm: Check in Surf Shanti Lodge and Retreat Center

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Free Time

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Restorative Flow led by Kayla

Who’s interested

Your Organizer

Kayla Nielsen
2 reviews
My name is Kayla Nielsen. I am the founder of Go Light Our World (GLOW), which is a non-profit organization that diminishes poverty with solar solutions. I am also the founder of Kindred Connections, a charitable organization serving mistreated animals around the world. I am currently implementing projects across Africa, Asia, and India. In addition to running GLOW and KC, I am also a traveling yoga teacher. My teaching styles & specialties are: dynamic vinyasa flows, arm balance & inversion workshops, back bending workshops, partner yoga therapeutics, yin, meditation & visualization. I am a dedicated Karma Yogi, in that the majority of my global retreats are fundraisers for GLOW's solar projects within impoverished communities . I am often found upside down, adventuring, or mermaiding somewhere around the world. Instagram: @kaylala88, @go_light_our_world, @glowyogaretreats Facebook: Kayla Nielsen Yoga Websites:, &


Amazing! Kayla was so helpful and welcoming the entire time. Based on the itinerary I wasn’t sure if there were enough planned activities but once we were there, the environment was so relaxed and friendly that there was always some activity to join. I also loved getting to hear Kayla’s work through GLOW. I highly recommend this retreat to anyone wanting fun and relaxation.
By Kimberly Tran for Algarve, Portugal on Jul. 02, 2018
My retreat with GLOW in Portugal was incredible! I went into this experience with zero expectations and left feeling fulfilled and so inspired. From the very beginning, Kayla was clear that this was OUR time...She was flexible with the schedule, which made every day comfortable and stress-free. Kayla herself is an amazing teacher/human and made the retreat feel effortless! Her fellow teachers Rivka and Sarah and her photographer Annie added so much great energy and light to the week! (Seriously...Such a great group of females!) So, if you've been thinking about going on one of Kayla's retreats... DO IT. I can honestly say this is one of those life changing, soul lifting experiences that I will forever be grateful for. Can't wait for the next one!
By sarah meyer for Algarve, Portugal on Jun. 26, 2018