If you think holidays are synonymous with peace and relaxation, then the Algarve is your ideal destination. Whether you go on holiday with family, friends or by yourself, you will find everything you need here to restore the balance of body and mind, ease stress and ensure you go back to work refreshed and with your positive energies replenished.
So much more than just sand and sunshine, the Algarve offers a host of retreats and meditation centres that take advantage of the comforting natural surroundings. Amid lush green vegetation and beneath a beautiful blue sky, you will find the perfect combination to rejuvenate your body through the force of your mind.
You can find meditation centres more or less throughout the Algarve. Each has its own characteristics and offers its own specific programmes and services.
If you spend some time at the Karuna Retreat in the heart of the Monchique uplands, the tantra or vedanta meditation and yoga will leave you feeling completely re-energised. In with the good and out with the bad, purifying body and mind.
Moinhos Velhos, 15 minutes from Lagos, is a retreat for purification and detoxification. Meditation, yoga, sauna and supervised liquid diet programmes (juice fasting) are part of the services offered with the aim of renewing your soul and rejuvenating your body.
Quinta da Calma, in Almancil, is a holistic therapy and yoga centre located next to the Ria Formosa Nature Park. Integral yoga, tai-chi, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, and chakra and aura reading and harmonisation are some of the services offered.
Monte Mariposa, in Fonte do Bispo, in Tavira, is a community retreat orientated towards growth and human evolution, for children and adults. Here, you can organise your own retreat with or without the support of the centre’s instructors and therapists. You can take part in a variety of courses or activities. At Monte Mariposa, you will have the opportunity to share experiences with other people and have a unique holiday.
As you can see, there is a good range of meditation centres in the Algarve, with instructors specialised in therapies for the body, meditation, yoga, dance, reiki, tai-chi and other activities. Meditate, participate in courses and workshops, and feel in harmony with the universe.