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A tranquil week of yoga in the stunning Algarve, Portugal (July 2018)

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A tranquil week of yoga in the stunning Algarve, Portugal

13 - 20 July 2018

Teacher Raquel Alves

This tranquil retreat centre is set within a 10 acre estate of almond and orange trees in the wild and beautiful Algarvian hills above Almancil. Far away from the crowds but just 7 km from the stunning beaches and coastline of the Algarve.

About Quinta Mimosa

Quinta Mimosa offers a warm welcome, caring hospitality and delicious healthy meals in relaxed and beautiful natural surroundings. The comfortable feeling of a 'home away from home' with charming little houses offering a range of accommodation.

The spacious, airy and cool yoga studio is fully equipped and opens out onto a peaceful walled garden with a lawn for practice in the open air.

The daily programme

There will be two classes each day in a beautiful designed yoga studio fully equipped with mats, blocks and comfy bolsters. In the morning there will be a two hour practice which will be more active and dynamic. The practice will be suitable for all levels.

After a delicious brunch there will be time to enjoy the beautiful grounds, gardens and pool, or explore the surrounding natural beauty. The stunning beaches of the Algarve are nearby. Otherwise you could simply rest in the lovely surroundings of Quinta Mimosa and enjoy being on retreat.

In the late afternoon there will be a second class of 1.5 hours, which will be more restorative, gentle and relaxing. In the evening you can look forward to a wonderful meal of local, fresh cooked vegetarian food which has been widely praised by all who have visited this beautiful retreat.

There will be a half day of yoga on Wednesday when the afternoon will be free. There will also be dinner out on this evening and one other to soak up the atmosphere of the local towns.

Things to do

Quinta Mimosa is perfectly located to visit many culturally rich towns, as well as gorgeous unspoiled beaches and lagoons along this sweeping coastline.

Between classes each day there will be time set aside to take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings. Perfect for long walks, horse riding or to just relax by the pool. A variety of massage treatments are also available with local skilled therapists.


Quinta Mimosa offers different levels of accommodation to suit every budget. Traditional Portuguese farmhouses have been carefully converted into charming self-contained houses. All offer spacious and comfortable en-suite twin, double and single occupancy bedrooms plus two single occupancy rooms that share a bathroom. The converted farmhouses are surrounded by terraces and lawns with distant views to the hills and the sea. All have kitchens, lounge areas and swimming pools.

The studio offers accommodation in a twin room with a view of the hills and orchards and a mini dormitory for up to four people on a mezzanine level above the yoga space. All share a large bathroom.


Thank you so much, this was my second trip with yogaonashoestring and was fantastic (again). I have to say Raquel is an amazing teacher. She helped with the intention setting which was very insightful and a great thing to do. She was very organised, approachable, helpful, fun, insightful and more! Words don't do the trip justice. Great setting, fabulous people, amazing venue, first class yoga teacher and unbeatable experience.


Raquel is a gifted and inspirational teacher. We have been delighted with our experience of Yoga on a Shoestring and would certainly chose to holiday with you again.


The trip was amazing. Raquel is a fantastic and very dedicated teacher. Her classes were extremely well thought out and I know they have deepened my practice. I was very impressed with how committed she was to helping us set our intentions for the new year. She was thorough and thoughtful. She was also careful to ensure we understood the poses and took time to work with us where we needed particular guidance. I learnt a lot from her and will lookout for other sessions she does with YOAS. The hotel was also amazing. The food was fantastic and the staff extremely helpful.


Raquel is a committed and very experienced teacher and her care for her students shines through, not only during the yoga classes but throughout the whole retreat - going above and beyond in her support. I am very grateful to have had this time and to have such an excellent teacher. Many thanks xx


The retreat was amazing - one of the best experiences I have had on a Yoga retreat. Raquel is such a wise teacher and she has taught me so much about myself I will use it well. I will be booking more in the future.


I absolutely loved the holiday... one of my best trips ever! Raquel was amazing! I loved the yoga,


Thank you so much for your organisation with this holiday and to Raquel too, who was amazing, amazing, amazing!


Converted farmhouses
Price per person for a single occupancy room en-suite £750
Price per person for a single occupancy room shared bathroom £700
Price per person for a shared double or twin room en-suite £550

Price per person for a twin room shared bathroom £475
Price per person for a single bed in a shared mini dormitory for up to 4 people £395

Delicious brunch each morning (apart from the last) and three course evening meal on 5 evenings (with 2 nights out to explore local towns)
Two daily yoga classes (apart from one yoga free afternoon)

All trips, activities and treatments are at an additional cost.

Travel Arrangements

Faro is the main arrival airport and from here guests can take a taxi which costs around €25 for up to 4 people and the transfer time is around 20 minutes. We will group people together where possible to share transfers.

It is also possible to arrive at Lisbon and travel down to Loule by train - the station is very close to Quinta Mimosa.

For those who like to get out and about car hire is recommended but local taxis are very good and not expensive if people share.

Several airlines fly to Faro Airport:-

To book
Telephone: +44(0)20 7733 299

To confirm your retreat place you can either pay a 50% deposit or the full amount. Any remaining balances are due six weeks before the start of the retreat. Retreats are organised through global retreat specialists Yoga On A Shoestring (YOAS). Once we receive your online booking form, further communication will follow from both ourselves and YOAS. To ensure emails don't end up in your junk folder please and in your contact lists. We look forward to welcoming you on the retreat