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Weekend Winter Retreat with Esther Ekhart

Escape to beautiful Portugal for a transformative 4-day retreat with Esther Ekhart. Experience rejuvenating yoga, meditation, and breathtaking nature, while disconnecting from technology for a truly immersive journey.

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Hot Yoga and Wellness Retreat with Rima Reston Yoga

Hot Yoga and Wellness retreat with Rima. This retreat will give you the opportunity to retreat in nature, get well nourished and practice Therapeutic Hot Yoga classes (Bikram Yoga Method) daily in an infrared heated room. By the end of the retreat, you will feel rested and rejuvenated.

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Retiro Yoga e Meditação ~ Marisa Vieira

This retreat is an invitation to connect with Nature and the essential Being that we are, in a unique environment of stunning natural beauty. Under Marisa’s guidance, the proposal is to indulge in the practice of yoga, meditation and relaxation, focusing on the power of conscious breathing. We will enjoy walks in nature, healthy eating and the enrichment of being in the Community.

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We like to invite you for the “Plant a Tree” community retreat at D’Alijo Retreat Center. This rejuvenating and eco-conscious retreat offers a balanced blend of meditation, yoga, and relaxation, all while contributing to an even greener D’alijo.

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60hr Functional Yang (Hatha/Vinyasa), Yin-Yang & Shoulder Anatomy YTT (III), with Nicky Hadjithoma, Yintelligence

This unique Yoga Alliance accredited training, is designed for practitioners and teachers interested in understanding how to apply the revolutionary functional yoga principles – Paul Grilley’s 14-10-7 model – to their Hatha/Vinyasa practice. Graduates will leave with the necessary skills to practice and teach individualized asana, helping to make yoga more relevant, inclusive and accessible to all people, across all styles of practice.

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Functional Hatha-Vinyasa YTT, Yoga Alliance Accredited | Portugal With Esther Ekhart & Marcel van de Vis Heil

Together, Esther and Marcel present a 100-hour, Yoga Alliance Accredited, Functional Hatha-Vinyasa Teacher Training that will empower you to become the most authentic and skilled yoga teacher you can be. This comprehensive course covers yoga theory, philosophy, movement, anatomy, and self-inquiry techniques, all aimed at unleashing your full potential. Discover below how you can transform this into a comprehensive 200-hour certification.

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This JFC will be led by Jasmine Nash. Jasmine has been a yoga athlete since 2012, and has trained extensively with Esak Garcia since 2014. Jasmine has attended 22 Jedi Fight Club Trainings and has been a staff member at all nine e84 Trainings.

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River Cabins

5x Twin share or
Single occupancy
En-suite toilet & Shower

Main house rooms

5x Guest rooms in Main house
Single occupancy or
Twin share
En-suite toilet & shower

Mountain lodges

9x Mountain lodge rooms in Chalet style
3 Chalets w/3 single rooms
Single occupancy w/shared facilities

Garden Suites

3x Couple share or
Single occupancy
En-suite toilet & Shower

Top House

Teacher’s accommodation
2x Couple share or
Single occupancy
1x Mezzanine
Shared facilities

Top House

Teacher’s accommodation
2x Couple share or
Single occupancy
1x Mezzanine
Shared facilities


from May – September

What you offer:

Help and collaborate with
the kitchen & restaurant staff.

Hours a week

Kitchen Hand

Help, prepare, and serve meals.


Tidy restaurant and toilets before and after mealtimes.

At least one month in the period May – September.


English fluently, Portuguese, French or Spanish on the side is very helpful.

What you get:

Days off per week

Explore gorgeous landscapes, walking trails, river, natural pool and impressing rock formations. You can use our swimming pool and our gym.

Safari tent

You will have a bed in our Glamping Safari tent and share that tent with the other volunteer. Housekeeping, bedlinen, and towels will be provided by D’Alijo.


You are entitled to a free breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day of your stay.

Free laundry

You can use our laundry room freely.

Transfers to & from D’Alijo

Free transfer from the airport in Porto or train station.

How do I apply?

Send an email to to Bruno Castro our general manager. A short CV and your motivation are enough.