Discover the Azores: A Nature & Yoga Retreat

Azores, Portugal

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Jen Wyatt & Anne Patrick
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Oct 14 - 21, 2018
Group size: 1-14
Discover the Azores: A Nature & Yoga Retreat
Azores, Portugal

Jen Wyatt & Anne Patrick
  • Email address verified

€1495
Deposit: €500
Oct 14 - 21, 2018
Group size: 1-14

About this trip

Mindfully explore the natural beauty of the Azores through daily yoga, meditation, and excursions to the hidden gems of the volcanic island of Sao Miguel. 

The Azores & Our Venue

The Azores are a group of nine volcanic located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean! Sao Miguel is the largest of these islands and is where we will be for our restorative week away.


Our home away from home will be Quinta Minuvida, a beautiful orchard lodge nestled on the slopes of the Fogo volcano. Quinta Minuvida is centrally located, only 15 minutes from the airport and about 30 minutes from most attractions. The lodge features five thoughtfully appointed suites, large outdoors pool, yoga studio, guest kitchen, fireplaced living area, outdoors grills, firepit, observatory tower, organic vegetable garden, and one acre of orchards. We will be close to beaches, walking trails, hotsprings and bike paths, not to mention the largest fishing port in the Azores.


An added bonus is spending time with very special and friendly residents - the dogs Biscoito and Moo!


Nature & Adventure

Our week will include opportunities for deep connection with the senses in nature. We will hike to some of the most incredible views on the island, soaks in natural hot springs, and explore neighboring towns and beaches. We'll include three excursions to the most amazing spots on the island


You'll also have free time for your own adventure or exploration. For those real outdoor enthusiasts, flights on SATA/Azores Airlines include a free piece of checked sporting gear - so you can take a surfboard or a bike along for free! Love adrenaline? Ledge jump or rapel with a canyoning or coasteering excursion, or opt to commune with nature on horseback!

Yoga & Mindfulness

Each day will begin with optional meditation, followed by a refreshing morning yoga flow. On some days, we will offer a second yin/gentle slow flow class to help us restore.


The mindfulness doesn't stop in the yoga studio. We will be offering meditations and mindful walks in nature, as well as opportunities to reflect and connect with yourself on a regular basis. 


Anne & Jen will each offer optional signature workshops, as well as co-lead a releasing ceremony on the final evening.

Local Cuisine

Most meals are included, and will be nourishing, fresh, and delicious, so that you can get a true taste of Azorean fare. 


Our home, Quinta Minuvida, is located on an orchard - feel free to wander around and pick delicious fresh fruits and herbs. Each morning's breakfast will include a sampling of fresh fruits, jams, and teas that are grown on the grounds.

What’s included

  • 6 nights/ 7 days lodging
    At Quinta Minuvida, a unique orchard lodge surrounded by gardens, fruit orchards (help yourself!), a saltwater pool and plenty of private areas for relaxation
  • Brunch & Dinner daily
    All meals locally sourced, some at Quinta Minuvida and nearby restaurants to experience the local flavors. (one optional alcoholic at dinners).- we will work to accommodate dietary restrictions.
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
    Both vinyasa and restorative style yoga offered by your retreat leaders Anne and Jen. Two signature workshops.
  • Three guided excusions
    We partner with local experts to explore the island's natural beauty and learn what makes the Azores so special.
  • Airport Transfers
    Arrival and departure transport to and from the Quinta.
  • Round-trip airfare
    Airfare to Ponta Delgada (PDL) - We will provide you with information on which flights to book.
  • Alcoholic beverages
    One alcoholic beverage will be provided with each meal. Additional beverages are the responsibility of the guest.
  • Lunches
    Except on excursion days, lunches will be on your own. We have provided free time for a few lunches so that you can explore the Azorean restaurants and local cuisine at your leisure!
  • Transport on free days
    Transport or taxis for additional excursions on free days or during free time. In additional, airport transfers are not included for those not traveling on the group flights.

Available Packages

Shared Suite (Triple/Quad Occupancy)

These suites host 3-4 people with a shared ensuite bathroom.

Available until Apr 30th6 left
€1495
Deposit: €500
Shared Double Room
Available until Apr 30thonly 4 left
€1595
Deposit: €500
Single Room
Available until Apr 30thonly 2 left
€1995
Deposit: €500
€1495
Deposit: €500

Shared Suite (Triple/Quad Occupancy)

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Jen Wyatt & Anne Patrick
Jen & Anne completed their 200-hour yoga teacher training together in Boston, and love collaborating to bring a community together to connect with nature and new cultures. They hope to facilitate self-discovery and transformation through nature, mindfulness, yoga, and getting you outside the comfort zone!