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Madeira Adventure and Yoga Retreat

About The Retreat

Time to join us for a new year yoga holiday in Madeira! 🥾☀️ Escape the usual new year and take time out for yourself to spend a whole week in this tropical paradise. With yoga twice a day, a selection of hikes that show off the landscape of Madeira, delicious veggie/plant-based food and the culture and friendliness of the locals, return home feeling refreshed and ready for 2024. And don’t forget the infamous fireworks display on New years eve…a spectacle to be ticked off the bucket list. As it is a new year yoga holiday with us and as with all our new year retreats we share with you a setting intentions workshop, to get clear on your goals for 2024 and a New years eve feast and ceremony to bring in 2024 with positivity, peace and community. Madeira is situated not far off the coast of North Africa, an island full of raw, natural beauty and adventures. 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. Pioneers of slow tourism, Madeira is an island that protects and conserves its natural assets with care both on land and at sea. In fact, two-thirds of Madeira’s 741km2 is classified as a nature reserve. Furthermore, the natural heritage of the Madeira archipelago makes it a prime ecological destination. For our new year yoga holiday in Madeira this December, you 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.


1Day 1

6:30AM - 8:00AM

Sample day: Morning yoga class - outside weather permitting

8:00AM - 8:30AM

Delicious plant based brunch

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Guided hike through the Levada trails - setting intentions workshop, new year!

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

What’s Included

  • 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 private chef

  • Delicious plant based evening meal after yoga with our private 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

  • Yoga mats

  • Amazing team to look after your every need

Not Included

  • Flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Lunches out

  • Extra taxis outside of arranged trips and transfers

  • any other yoga equipment you like to use

  • Airport transfers

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the yoga classes like?

The yoga classes on your new year yoga holiday in Madeira will be suitable for all levels and abilities, complete beginners are welcome. There is a beautiful indoor yoga space perfect for your yoga classes. Our morning yoga classes will be a blend of grounding Hatha, strong flows and creative movements to energise you for the day ahead. Evening sessions will be a blissful end to the day with restorative, yin and meditation. We provide yoga mats on this yoga holiday and we recommend you bring anything else you think you would like to use

What are the hikes like?

The hikes in Madeira are challenging – this is a volcanic island so you can expect walks that have both ascents and descents. However, we take everything at a gentle pace so we can take in the beauty of where we are and the company we are in.

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