From Sky to Sea Retreat • Portugal
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From Sky to Sea Retreat • Portugal


Portugal has been on the retreat wish list for so many years, and finally—finally—I am so excited to announce that we are going.

Escape to the serene landscapes of Portugal for a rejuvenating retreat. From morning sunrise practices to sunset dinners, our time together will reflect the spaciousness of wide open skies and the calming rhythm of the sea.

We'll head to Monte Velho retreat center in the Algarve to find space to expand our perspective. We'll settle in with views of the Atlantic Ocean, which is about 2 km away, for rejuvenation, practice and incredible food.

Offerings will include daily yoga (twice a day most days), day trips to the beach, access to the spa, sauna and steam room, and fresh, local meals.

Optional activities and excursions include stargazing & storytelling, guided hikes through the nature preserve, and SUP, surf or kayaking excursions.

Daily schedule

*schedule subject to change due to weather and ocean conditions

  • August 4: arrivals and welcome dinner
  • August 5: morning practice, free time, afternoon practice
  • August 6: morning practice, beach time, afternoon practice
  • August 7: morning practice, optional excursions and free time
  • August 8: morning practice, afternoon practice, sound healing
  • August 9: morning practice, free time, afternoon practice
  • August 10: morning practice, brunch and departures

Room options

Accommodations will include a range of options. We can help match roommates for double, triple/quad and dorm options.

Single and double rooms are limited.

  • Single room: private room with en suite • FULL
  • Double room: shared room with one or two beds and en suite • FULL
  • Triple or quad: shared room with 3-4 beds and en suite • FULL
  • Dorm: six beds, with a bathroom about 100 feet away • 3 open spots

Training hours

The retreat can apply to 40 elective hours for Janet's teacher training programs.


Registration is open. A $1008 deposit secures your spot. Once you register, you'll be redirected to options for the remaining balance. You can choose from an 8-month payment plan, which will begin on the 4th day of the month after you set it up, or payment in full, which is deducted on the 4th day of the next month.

Currently, we have 3 spots available in the dorm, and all other rooms are full. If you register for a dorm room, you can get on the waitlist for an upgrade (in the event of a cancellation).

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Dorm • 3 spots left

bathroom in a separate building

Triple or Quad • FULL

per person • en suite

Double • FULL

per person • en suite

Private • FULL

one person only • en suite

Janet Stone

Janet Stone

Janet’s studentship began at 17 under the meditation teachings of Prem Rawat. His reverence for simplicity and finding joy in the rise and fall of life live on in her practice and teaching today. In 1996, she traveled to India, the birthplace of her grandfather, and became dedicated to the path of yoga. Janet blends the alchemy of her own practice with decades of studentship. She aspires not to teach but to allow the practice to emanate from her, letting awareness blend with movement and breath. Based in Bali and San Francisco, she leads immersions, retreats, workshops and more.

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When will the retreat begin and end?

The training will begin with dinner on August 4 and end after breakfast on August 10

What is the deposit, and is it refundable?

The deposit is $1008. Read our cancellation policy.

Which airport should I fly into and out of?

The closest international airport is Faro, Portugal. You can also fly into Lisbon or Porto. We can help arrange shuttles from Faro, or from Lagos (the closest bus station).

Which airline should it book with?

The best airline will depend on your departure city. We highly highly recommend booking directly with the airlines, and choosing an airline that is offering refunds or flexible changes.

How do I get to and from the airport?

We will work with the team at Monte Velho to coordinate ground transportation. For those landing in Faro, shuttle fees are €120 each way, and can be shared among 3 people. For those landing in Lisbon, we recommend taking the bus to Lagos(about €30 each way). From there, we can arrange shuttles from Lagos, which are €60 for up to 4 people. We'll do our best to group folks into shuttles to help share cost.

Do I need a visa?

While a visa is not required for individuals from many countries to enter the EU, a travel authorization will be required in 2024 for individuals from 60 countries, including the US, Canada, UK and more. The fee for this is €7.

Just to be sure, what is included in the registration fee?

  • all lodging from August 4-10
  • most meals from August 4-10 (exceptions would be if we have a free day for excursions)
  • yoga (1-2 practices a day)
  • access to the spa, sauna and steam room
  • group excursion

What is not included?

  • ground transportation (although we will help coordinate based upon arrival times)
  • EU travel authorization €7
  • body work/acupuncture/etc.
  • laundry
  • optional excursions and incidentals
  • tips for retreat center staff


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