Reconnection, a Yoga Retreat in the Azores

Terceira, Azores

MH
Mary Horne
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13 reviews
Aug 5 - 10, 2024
Group size: 10 - 18
Reconnection, a Yoga Retreat in the Azores
Terceira, Azores

Mary Horne
  • Email address verified
13 reviews

Aug 5 - 10, 2024
Group size: 10 - 18

About this trip

Meet me amidst lush greenery and the gentle symphony of ocean waves in Terceira, one of the 9 islands of the Azores. Hosted as Xhale Azores, this retreat is nestled in the heart of the Terceira coast, offering ample space to explore and connect with nature. Stroll through our gardens, engage in mindful walks, or find a serene spot to meditate and absorb the enchanting beauty surrounding you. 


In addition to daily yoga, meditation and journaling, we will be nourished onsite at Grata Cafe where the culinary team strives to not only serve fresh, local organic quality but also provide an elevated experience that fills you with gratitude. Enjoy a variety of locally sourced, plant-based dishes that showcase the vibrant flavors of the Azores.


Days will be spent lounging at the heated infinity pool, enjoying coastline hikes, beachfront sunbathing, swimming in the local natural volcanic pool, and pampering in the onsite spa. Additionally, I have organized 2 excursions for us. One a visit to the sacred ancient Monolithic sites and a sound bath onsite. The other, a visit to the breathtaking marvel, the "Algar do Carvão", or the lava caves unique to Terceria. Additional excursions can be arranged if so desired. 


Whatever has called you to this retreat, every moment of your stay promises a captivating blend of charm, tranquility, and pure bliss!

TRAVEL

For those of you traveling from NYC, my suggested flight itinerary is as follows:


SATA AZORES AIRLINES:

Sunday, 8/4 at 10:55p from JFK, connecting through PDL to Terceira. Arriving Monday, 8/5 at 9:05a. 

Saturday, 8/10 at 7:25a direct from Terceira to JFK


You may, of course, book other flights, but these will work best with the timing of the retreat as well as the best deal!

What’s included

  • 5 Nights Accommodation
  • 3 Meals Per Day
    Dietary restrictions will be accommodated
  • 2x daily yoga
  • Airport Transfers
    To and From Terceira Lajes Airport
  • Monolithic Site Visit
    A sound bath at the most sacred ancient site on the island
  • Onsite Spa
    Sauna, Aromatherapy Shower, Turkish Bath,
  • Onsite Gym
  • All Yoga Props
    No need to lug your mat, we've got it covered!
  • Volcanic Pool
    Access to the local natural volcanic pool for swimming and snorkeling
  • Tour of Lava Caves

What’s not included

  • Flights
    Please see below for recommended flight itinerary

Available Packages

Shared Accomodation
only 1 left

Indulge in the serenity of our thoughtfully designed rooms, where every detail is curated to provide a haven of tranquility. 

Each room is adorned with natural elements, complementing the breathtaking views of the Azorean landscape just outside your window. Sink into plush, organic bedding and let the gentle ocean breeze lull you into a peaceful slumber. 

Our rooms are sanctuaries for rest and introspection, ensuring you wake up refreshed and ready to embrace each day of your transformative retreat.


Shared accommodation can be arranged with 1 queen size or 2 twin sized beds. Price is per person.

$2,300
Deposit: $500
Private Accommodation
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Indulge in the serenity of our thoughtfully designed rooms, where every detail is curated to provide a haven of tranquility. 

Each room is adorned with natural elements, complementing the breathtaking views of the Azorean landscape just outside your window. Sink into plush, organic bedding and let the gentle ocean breeze lull you into a peaceful slumber. 

Our rooms are sanctuaries for rest and introspection, ensuring you wake up refreshed and ready to embrace each day of your transformative retreat.

$2,900
Deposit: $500

Available options

Massage
$100

60 minute therapeutic massage on an amethyst mat at the onsite spa.



Your Organizer


MH
Mary Horne
13 reviews
Mary Horne is a 700+ hour RYT based in NYC. Coming from a background as both a professional dancer and a personal trainer, Mary approaches teaching yoga with both expressive artistry as well as precise functional alignment. Leading retreats has become a passion as it allows for people to break out of their routines and day to day lives to gain a greater perspective and awareness of themselves while simultaneously immersing in a new culture, with new like-minded people. While not teaching yoga, you can find Mary loving all the excitement NYC has to offer, or lounging on a beach taking in the slower, simpler moments.

Reviews

LA
Tulum was absolutely amazing. I particularly loved watching the sun rise and set and hearing the sound of the ocean during our practices. Mary is such a warm and kind teacher and does a great job balancing practices that focus on strength, rest, release, and mindfulness. It is always wonderful spending time with Mary and the incredible group of yogis she brings together!
By Lauren A for Tulum Winter Getaway on Feb 24, 2023
The Tulum Winter Getaway with Mary was wonderful, I highly recommend! Mary started the day providing us with an insightful journal prompt and a vinyasa flow class that was both invigorating and relaxing. I really love how Mary's classes involve both stretching and strengthening the body, and focusing the mind. She offers challenging movements in the practice, and the option to meet yourself where you are that day, which I love. I ended up feeling balanced and refreshed from each of the classes, which is ideal! The location at Amansala was lovely - ocean view open-air classes, nothing compares! You can find on the retreat a multitude of people, so you'll find someone to match your interests during the free time - e.g., shopping, visiting cultural sites, catching up, reading or napping on the beach, dining out, solo time - it's laid back. In the afternoons, Mary taught classes that complemented the morning classes, and went deeper into aspects of yoga I really enjoy and you can't get as often in NYC, such as myofascial release, longer meditations, and restorative yoga. I stayed in a nice triple room with 2 lovely roommates, 1 I had met on another retreat with Mary, 1 I had not, and it was comfortable and relaxing to fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean. Oh, how can I forget to mention, the food was incredible - fresh, balanced, ¡deliciosa! The complementary massage and Temazcal ceremonies were lovely as well. Tulum is a busy tourist location, so you can expect to see a number of other Americans also on yoga retreats and other vacations. The staff at Amansala were very welcoming and it's no problem if you don't speak Spanish in Tulum. Definitely recommend!!
By Molly A for Tulum Winter Getaway on Feb 18, 2023
LA
Spending the week in Zion with Mary was absolutely magical! As always, Mary curated the best experience that balanced adventure and relaxation and brought together an incredible group of people. So thankful for Mary's practice and retreats and can't wait for the next one.
By Lauren A for Zion Yoga Retreat! on Aug 21, 2022
ZV
Mary and Courtney's Catskill Spring Retreat was an utterly transformative experience! It was one of the most incredible trips I have ever had, and I urge everyone to sign up for this remarkable retreat! Everything was well-organized, the yoga sessions truly amazing, and such lovely accommodations and hospitality at the Hasbrouck House. Deeply healing, soul-reviving, and truly memorable, this was the retreat of a life-time and much needed for true personal growth from such gentle and skillful instructors. Your consciousness will expand in ways you never thought possible after this retreat! Mary and Courtney are AMAZING, and incredibly perceptive to the needs of all the attendees. I am absolutely hoping to go again next year and hope to carry their lessons with me all year.
By Zeah V for Catskills Spring Retreat '22 on May 24, 2022
To put words to the experience we had at Mary's Catskills Yoga Retreat 2021, feels impossible but I will try. If you want a short review- JUST GO ON THIS TRIP. (you can stop reading now, for those that need more, please continue) Mary is absolutely nothing short of magic. Her teaching skills are top notch and ability to connect to each student is inspiring and deep. Our saying for the retreat was that "It's not a yoga thing, it's a Mary thing" because her intuition and way of teaching yoga is incredible. Her cues are spot on and her adjustments are so helpful- Beginners to experts, alike, can benefit greatly from her class. Mary's bright, inviting demeanor made it easy to take this trip solo or with a group. The yoga was intense, as well as soft and gentle, as if Mary knew what we needed and when. In addition to the wonderful yoga practices, we enjoyed hikes, camp fires, animals and delicious meals cooked with love and attention from a skilled private chef, all on a gorgeous property. The coffee was strong, the conversations energized, and the memories spun. I cannot wait to join the next retreat, and I am grateful to Mary and her teachings for quite literally altering my life in the most magical, profound, and lucky way. I'm honored to know her and to have had this experience.
By Theresa M for Weekend Yoga Escape on Sep 22, 2021
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Mary is the best yoga teacher I have ever taken. She incorporates reflection and next level yoga into every practice. I had the most wonderful time on her retreat to Tulum, I could not recommend her trips more. If you’re thinking of taking one of her trips, sign up now!!
By Alexis S on 03 May, 2023