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Yoga, Sound Healing and Beach Retreat in Sintra, Portugal 

Rediscover Serenity in Sintra: A Summer Yoga and Sound Healing Retreat by the Sea |July 5-7, 2024 

Take a break from your daily routine and embark on a journey of self-discovery at our transformative yoga and meditation retreat in the awe-inspiring landscapes of Sintra. Tucked away near captivating beaches, our retreat provides a haven for revitalization and embracing the joy of summer.

This retreat is meant for you if you wish to...

  • Experience the perfect blend of yoga, meditation and sound healing practices while indulging in a serene beach getaway at one of Portugal's most breathtaking beaches.

  • Improve your well-being and boost overall happiness.

  • Reconnect with both yourself and nature, uncovering inner tranquility.

  • Promote physical healing and achieve mental clarity, gaining better control over your thoughts.t.

  • Develop confidence and stamina, witnessing positive transformations in your body in a short span

  • Hone your personal, interpersonal, and professional skills.

  • Embrace and adapt to life's changes, uncovering new opportunities for personal growth.

What will you get out of the retreat?

  • Enjoy a blissful retreat in a beachfront sanctuary, where you'll experience 2 nights of simple and comfortable accommodation.

  • 4 Hatha Yoga classes tailored to accommodate individuals of all physical conditions

  • 6  delicious vegetarian/vegan meals (2 breakfast +2 lunches + 2 dinners)

  • Tea and Fruit at Your Disposal

  • Walking distance to the beach and close proximity to all the wonders of Sintra and its surroundings.

  • Guided Meditation and Breathwork Sessions

  • Sound Healing Group Practices

  • Afternoons free to soak up the sun at the beach and explore the beautiful area of Sintra.

  • Small groups that will ensure you a secure experience and personalized attention.

Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is renowned for its mystical charm and lush greenery. Towering palaces, historic castles, and verdant forests create an idyllic setting for those seeking a tranquil escape. Imagine practicing yoga and meditation with the soothing sounds of the ocean in the background, surrounded by the natural wonders that make Sintra truly magical.

Sintra - Pena Palace
Sintra parks
 Beach at Colares, Sintra

Summer Break: Explore Our Relaxing Retreat Program

The program is indicative and subject to adaptations according to the group.

Friday,  July 5

3:00pm Arrival/Check-in
6:00pm Hatha Yoga with Niranjana
7:30pm Vegetarian Dinner

Opening Circle/ Intro to Sound Healing


Resting time


Saturday, July 6

7:00am Breathwork & Meditation with Surya
8:0am Hatha Yoga with Surya
9:30am  Breakfast
1:00pm Vegetarian Lunch
6:00pm Hatha Yoga with Niranjana
7:30pm Vegetarian Dinner

Sound Healing Group Session with Omkari


Resting time



Sunday, July 7

7:00am Breathwork & Meditation with Surya
8:00am Hatha Yoga with Surya
9:30am  Breakfast
1:00pm Vegetarian Lunch

Closing circle: End of the Retreat 


We lovingly prepare every detail to warmly welcome you

The House of Exercises of Saint Ignatius, located in Sintra, is a work of the Society of Jesus, whose purpose is to provide a simple and pleasant environment that fosters silence, meditation, and prayer in a context of tranquility and natural beauty. Set within an extensive wooded area conducive to reflection, the surrounding area, with its beach and pine forest, stretches from Sintra to Colares, Praia das Maçãs, and Cabo da Roca. 

Meet The Team



When I was 15, I started practicing yoga, exploring the asanas (positions), relaxation and, above all, meditation. I wanted to find a natural method to balance my emotions and achieve physical and mental well-being. In 2003 I took the Yoga for Teachers Course, a transformative and unique experience that opened the doors for me to start sharing yoga with the community. In 2004 we founded the Portuguese branch of the International Sivananda Vedanta Centers in Lisbon.

In addition to Yoga Teacher Training, I became a Yoga Master in 2007 and continued with a Master's Degree in Advanced Yoga Techniques in 2009. I also have training certificates in Philosophy (Bhagavad Gita), Meditation (Raja Yoga Sutras), Hatha Yoga Techniques and Adapted Yoga for Pregnant Women, for Seniors and for Children, as well as Retreats in Vedanta and Meditation on Mount Sahaja in Portugal between 2010 and 2019.




During my vacation from my Sociology and Psychology course in 2002, I joined the Yoga Teacher Training Course at the Sivananda Vedanta International School of Yoga. It was a transformative experience that led me to dedicate myself exclusively to the practice and teaching of Yoga as a trainer and translator on Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Austria, Spain, France, Canada, the Bahamas and India. In 2004 we opened the Portuguese branch of the International Sivananda Vedanta Centers in Lisbon.

I became a Yoga Master in 2007 and continued with a Master's Degree in Advanced Yoga Techniques in 2009. I also have training certificates in Philosophy (Bhagavad Gita), Meditation (Raja Yoga Sutras), Hatha Yoga Techniques and Nutrition and Ayurveda. I was part of the Monte Sahaja management team in Portugal between 2015 and 2018.



In the last fifteen years, I returned to the practice of Yoga, where I (re)discovered a space of freedom and ethics, understanding what reason and logic alone cannot grasp. At the Sivananda Vedanta school in India, I deepened my practice through TTC and ATTC training, beginning my journey as a Hatha Yoga teacher. I then started practicing Thai Yoga.
My exploration continued with sound massage and sound baths using Tibetan bowls, techniques that blend ancient wisdom with German engineering (Peter Hess Academy). Peter Hess, a German mechanical engineer, meticulously controlled the production and calibration of Tibetan copper bowls. Their precise sound frequencies, when played near or on the human body, induce a state of deep relaxation (as evidenced by alpha brain wave recordings) and often lead to a meditative state (with recordings of both alpha and beta brain waves).

Retreat Values

All-inclusive rates per individual - VAT not included

Shared Twin Room with private bathrooom



Price:  340€

Twin Room for One with private bathrooom



Price:  390€    


"It was my first retreat, and it was a fantastic experience. The Yoga instructors were highly professional, friendly, attentive, and balanced. The facilities were welcoming and charming; the pool was excellent; the natural surroundings, along with the sounds of wind chimes, were invigorating and delightful. The vegetarian food was delicious! The Yoga and meditation practices were highly effective and rejuvenating. I loved it!"

Mónica Dias, Lisbon, Portugal

"I loved the organizing team, the practices, the space, the food, and having the opportunity to share this experience... Thank you very much for the attention and the welcoming in your group!"

Teresa, Lisbon, Portugal


"I had the most amazing time there. If you are looking for yoga sessions and a spiritual guidance this is the place you can find it. Thank you very much for the wonderful time"

Dario L

About Us


Lisbon Yoga Sivananda Center

The Yoga Vedanta Association of Lisbon, founded in 2004, serves as the Official Center in Portugal for the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organization. Committed to the teachings of classical Yoga and Vedanta, the association focuses on fostering physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Internationally recognized, the Organization is esteemed as one of the most significant and authentic yoga institutions in the world.

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