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Rebalance & Reconnect Yoga Retreat in Monchique, Portugal

Practice Yoga on and off the math with us!
April 23- April 29, 2023


Move, breathe and flow with us in magical Monchique Portugal.

Do you sometimes feel like day-to-day life is taking over and like you are losing connection to your practice, your values and who you truly are?

It doesn't have to be that way! During our 7 days together, we will explore different types of movement and meditation techniques, learn more about fasting and healthy nutrition and find ways to intergrate yoga and its philosophy into your modern daily life - on and off the mat!


Redefine balance and make beautiful memories with a group of like-minded people in the gorgeous Algarve region of Portugal!

Course Language: English
Languages Spoken: Spanish, German, French


What is included:

  • 6 nights accommodation at a beautiful retreat house in mystical Monchique

  • Two healthy and nutritious plant-based meals per day and snacks

  • Fresh coffee, tea and filtered water throughout the day

  • Two yoga classes per day (vinyasa, hatha and yin) 

  • Daily Meditation

  • Movement classes and practices

  • Meditation workshop

  • Yoga on and off the mat workshop

  • Nutrition workshop 

  • Yoga Nidra

  • Conscious ratio of spaciousness (free time) balanced with activities

  • Fireside chats

  • Transfer from and to Faro Airport on the first and last day of the retreat 

  • Wifi connection (though we encourage you to digital detox during this week with us).



We are monitoring the situation of Covid-19 as it affects Portugal and the rest of the world. We are happy to discuss the precautions we plan on taking in order ensure the safety of our guests, our hosts and ourselves. 

Your Instructors


Tim Marek


Tim is a plant powered Yogi, who traveled the world. He is a Yoga Alliance certified 200 hrs Yoga teacher based in Germany.


As an engineer, he knows the importance of Yoga in  modern sedentary lifestyle. With over 16 years in various sports and martial arts, he is also experienced in incorporating Yoga into a physically active life, especially if a person is dealing with past injuries.


For him Yoga means meditation in movement and movement means exploring the boundless beauty of the body's inner and outer world.


He loves to share his passion with his powerful yet calm and grounding classes. His vision is to share the power of incorporating Yoga into a modern lifestyle to as many people as possible to make them be more relaxed, healthy and happy.

Julie Bourquin


Julie is a free spirit, traveler and a certified Yoga Teacher, Fitness and plant based nutrition coach, initially from Switzerland.

She travelled the world and learned from various teachers along the way, deepening her practice and understanding of yoga and also diving deeper into energy work, breathwork, acro yoga, ayurveda, ancestral healing and meditation.

With A Life Alive Yoga, she organizes and hosts retreats all over the world, in Mexico, Colombia, Portugal and Switzerland, amongst others.

Her greatest inspiration remain the people she got to share different practices and yoga with in various countries and settings.


Her classes are focused on natural movement and reconnecting with our true selves, to restore balance while strengthening both, the body and the mind.


The Accomodation

Located on mountain Picota in Monchique with amazing views over the Northwest side of Monchique and stunning sunsets and sunrises. Peacefully embedded in the magical nature of Algarve’s second highest peak with walking trails located around the retreat venue. On more than 6 hectares of land, your group is protected and everybody can find a peaceful mystical spot to rest. Natural spring water comes out of the mountain on different locations. Some of the water is stored in open natural tanks which provide welcome refreshment on hot days and invite for a refreshing dip in.

The ground has a strong energy supporting any practice of self exploration and peacefulness. It is a great place for deep rest, healing as well as centering yourself in clarity and finding your inner strength.

Bodhi Bhavan welcomes yoga and coaching groups or any other groups dedicated to contemplation and exploring new perspectives within themselves.



The small village of Monchique is located about one hour from Faro Airport in the beautiful mountain range Serra de Monchique in the Algarve region of Southern Portugal. Far away from the busy resorts, Monchique offers a quiet space for all nature lovers to explore and relax in. The town of Monchique, located at an about 45 min walk (or 10 min drive) from Bodhi Bhavan offers some Cafés and restaurants, little shops selling handicrafts and beautiful winding streets, inviting you for a stroll!


To Arrive

Bodhi Bhavan is located at an about 1 hours drive from Faro Airport (FAO). We will provide transportation from and to the retreat center on the first and last day of this retreat.

If you want to explore the Algarve region before or after our retreat, we recommend you rent a car. You can do so directly at Faro airport and there is free parking at the property.

The Food

We are pairing with local chefs who serve tremendous, healthy cuisine.

Enjoy our fully vegan or vegetarian meals on every retreat day. Our chefs work with seasonal and natural ingredients, creating healthy and nourishing meals, that energize you for the day ahead.


If you have any allergies or intolerances, please let us know.


Sample Day Schedule



7-8                 >    Guided meditation 

8-9:30            >    Yoga 

9:30-10:30     >    Breakfast and free time


16:30-18:00    >  Group activity, workshop or session


18:00-19:30    >   Sunset yoga 

19:30-20:30    >   Dinner and free time

You will get a final schedule before the retreat starts.

April 23 - April 29, 2023

Reconnect & Rebalance Yoga Retreat

Monchique, Algarve, Portugal

Shared Room For Two Persons
2 persons, 2 single beds
EUR 1200 per person

Private  Room For One Person

One Queen Size Bed, 1 Person
EUR 1800

Private Double Room For Two Persons

One queen Size Bed, 2 Persons
EUR 1900 ( EUR 950 each)

Please note that a deposit of EUR 300 is required in order to confirm your reservation.


We accept payments via PayPal, Wise, TWINT or bank transfer. You can pay the remaining amount in cash, in Euros only.

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