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