About The Retreat
Spend the cooler autumn months in sunny Madeira and enjoy hikes to waterfalls and deep valleys and see the abundance of nature overflowing on this yoga adventure. Far off the coast of North Africa lies an island full of raw, natural beauty and adventures. Welcome, to Madeira! Madeira may be small in size but it makes up for it by everything else being on a grand scale. To begin, it boasts Europe’s highest sea cliffs, and over 1300 hiking trails and even shows off the world’s largest firework display annually. This volcanic island really is a sight to behold. For our yoga holiday in Madeira, we will be staying in one of the oldest Quintas on the island. Perched high above the bay of Funchal with sweeping views across the city and out to sea it feels like home from the moment you arrive. A vast estate, the property is a working farm with a vineyard and a long, fascinating history! The beautiful gardens offer the perfect sanctuary to escape to with a book as well as a large pool, tennis courts and ponds. This is not a remote location, we are only a 15-minute walk into the city even though feel fully secluded by the estate. Honestly, there are so many adventures to be had in Madeira, that we struggled to create an itinerary that squeezes it all in! However, we have created a yoga adventure that blends the best this incredible island has to offer. Hikes through the stunning trails of the levadas, cultural highlights, ocean swims and time to explore the dramatic coastline.
6:30AM - 8:00AM
Morning yoga class - outside weather permitting
8:00AM - 8:30AM
Delicious plant based brunch
9:00AM - 3:00PM
Guided hike through the Levada trails - don't forget to bring your swim suit for a cool off in the waterfalls
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Back home to relax, unwind and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool
4:30PM - 5:30PM
Restorative yoga class in the beautiful garden studio
7:00PM - 7:30PM
Two course vegan dinner
Traditional Madeira Quinta with lots of outdoor space and room options
Outdoor swimming pool and sun beds
Energising morning yoga classes
Restorative evening yoga classes
Delicious plant based brunch after yoga with our AY chef
Delicious plant based evening meal after yoga with our AY chef
Lunch if staying at the Quinta
Exclusive access to the Quinta a short walk in funchal
Outdoor pool and dining area, games room and tennis court
Guided hikes/tours with qualified guides and packed lunches
Transport included for all hikes
Boat trip to see the stunning coastline and dolphins
Transport to boat trip
Amazing team to look after your every need
Extra taxis outside of arranged trips and transfers
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this retreat suitable for?
This yoga holiday in Madeira is suitable for anyone that is looking for a fun, activity-based yoga adventure in a community environment. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner to both yoga or the activities on offer, we love introducing people to new experiences! The yoga will be suitable for all ages, levels and experiences to complement the activities on offer.
I felt I have come away transformed, healed and really connected to myself, nature my body through yoga and connected to others I formed great relationships with over the time of this yoga holiday. I feel really happy and content, unwound and very very grateful to have been part of this.
This offered me much more than a retreat. They gave me space to return to myself and reconnect with my wants and desires. I can’t thank the team enough for reviving my batteries, stimulating my curiosity and re-invigorating my passion for life – each and every day.