EVENTS

In our D’Alijo Retreat Center we offer space to renowned yoga teachers and yoga studios.
Check our agenda below to see which Yoga Retreats or Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) appeals to you the most. If you find the event of your choice, then you have to book your place directly at the relevant Yoga Studio.

We love to see you soon at our D’Alijo Yoga Retreat Center.

10 April 2023 - 20 April 2023

Yin yoga, anatomy, chakras, meridians & mindfulness - 100 hours

   

With Joe Barnett, Marcel van de Vis Heil and Esther Ekhart

This course is intended to generate a deeply nourishing experience for body, heart and soul. High up in the mountains of Portugal we dive in the yin universe. We look into the variations in human anatomy and how this influences our practice, we learn what the poses are supposed to do for us and how everybody can achieve that, regardless of age, experience or flexibility.
We will also explore chakras, meridians and mindfulness and their relevance for our daily lives, learning different meditation techniques.

This course will give you all the basics to teach yin yoga if that is what you hope to do, and to take the most out of your practice if teaching is not for you. More than anything, these 10 days are a time for gentle self development and self care.

Joe and Marcel are the leading teachers in this training and will teach the majority of the material, Esther will facilitate the mindfulness part in this training. We are also honored to be joined by Paul Grilley who will be guest teaching a module via Zoom on the big screen.

What will you learn:

  • Anatomy: skeletal segments, muscle groups, the concepts of target areas and functional yoga, skeletal variations, tension X compression and more
  • Yin Yoga Poses: analysis of poses, their modifications and alternatives and how to teach them
  • Assisted Yin Routine
  • Chakra Theory
  • Meridian Theory and Tracing
  • Mindfulness
  • Chakra and Mindfulness Meditation
  • The concepts of karma, samskaras, vrittis and vasanas

Daily Schedule

Day 1 (10th): Arrival day

17.30 – 19.00 group gathering
19.00 dinner

Daily

7.30 – 8.00 meditation
8.00 – 9.30 breakfast
9.30 – 11.00 lecture
11.15 – 12.30 practice
12.30 – 16.30 lunch and time off
16.30 – 18.00 lecture
18.15 – 19.00 practice and meditation
19.00 – 20.00 dinner
20.00 – 21.00 lecture

Day 10 (20th): departure day

7.30 – 8.00 meditation
8.00 – 9.30 breakfast and check-out

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Other Upcoming Events

Wed
17
17 April 2024 - 24 April 2024
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.
Wed
17
17 April 2024 - 24 April 2024
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.
Thu
25
25 April 2024 - 29 April 2024
The ability to gather together and be with teachings and practices, silence, nature and each other quietly is a great privilege and something many of us have been without for far too long. We are looking forward to welcoming each of you.
Thu
25
25 April 2024 - 29 April 2024
The ability to gather together and be with teachings and practices, silence, nature and each other quietly is a great privilege and something many of us have been without for far too long. We are looking forward to welcoming each of you.
Wed
01
1 May 2024 - 30 May 2024
In 300 hours, you will learn to teach the classic 26+2 hot yoga series. Our team of asana and anatomy experts will provide you with the tools you need to effectively deliver a precise, informative and therapeutic class.
Wed
01
1 May 2024 - 30 May 2024
In 300 hours, you will learn to teach the classic 26+2 hot yoga series. Our team of asana and anatomy experts will provide you with the tools you need to effectively deliver a precise, informative and therapeutic class.
Fri
31
31 May 2024 - 7 June 2024
Rejuvenate and find serenity in Northern Portugal's green mountains during seven unforgettable days of Bikram and Yin Yoga classes with Mette Fenger at D’Alijo Retreat Center, a beloved destination for returning yogis, offering nature trails, rivers, waterfalls, and a Balinese-inspired pool for relaxation.
Fri
31
31 May 2024 - 7 June 2024
Rejuvenate and find serenity in Northern Portugal's green mountains during seven unforgettable days of Bikram and Yin Yoga classes with Mette Fenger at D’Alijo Retreat Center, a beloved destination for returning yogis, offering nature trails, rivers, waterfalls, and a Balinese-inspired pool for relaxation.
Sat
08
8 June 2024 - 15 June 2024
Een week lang in rust en stilte bijkomen, loslaten en opladen. Yoga en meditatie zorgen voor rust en balans in je drukke leven. Je drukke gedachten en lichamelijke stress maken plaats voor nieuwe energie en levenslust.
Sat
08
8 June 2024 - 15 June 2024
Een week lang in rust en stilte bijkomen, loslaten en opladen. Yoga en meditatie zorgen voor rust en balans in je drukke leven. Je drukke gedachten en lichamelijke stress maken plaats voor nieuwe energie en levenslust.
Fri
05
5 July 2024 - 11 July 2024
During your stay at D’Alijo, Mikel will host two exclusive cooking classes, sharing his culinary secrets with you firsthand and every participant will receive the basic Cook Box for free. Mikel will also teach daily yoga sessions nourishing both your body and mind.
Fri
05
5 July 2024 - 11 July 2024
During your stay at D’Alijo, Mikel will host two exclusive cooking classes, sharing his culinary secrets with you firsthand and every participant will receive the basic Cook Box for free. Mikel will also teach daily yoga sessions nourishing both your body and mind.
Tue
16
16 July 2024 - 23 July 2024
Grounding, flowing, centering, loving, opening, blossoming, being, radiating, embracing it all as the expression of the unfolding of our true essence and potential as an awake human.
Tue
16
16 July 2024 - 23 July 2024
Grounding, flowing, centering, loving, opening, blossoming, being, radiating, embracing it all as the expression of the unfolding of our true essence and potential as an awake human.
Tue
23
23 July 2024 - 27 July 2024
Roisin Hope is excited to invite you to a brand-new retreat experience, exploring physical practice on a much deeper level. Through daily classes of power, rocket & workshops she will teach you how to fly into arm balances, inversions and build strength in ways you never imagined.
Tue
23
23 July 2024 - 27 July 2024
Roisin Hope is excited to invite you to a brand-new retreat experience, exploring physical practice on a much deeper level. Through daily classes of power, rocket & workshops she will teach you how to fly into arm balances, inversions and build strength in ways you never imagined.
Tue
23
23 July 2024 - 27 July 2024
Take a five-day break from the machinery of your life to rediscover a unique version of yourself in the serene surroundings of D’Alijo Retreat Yoga Centre in the North of Portugal. There will be a professional and safe setting for you to trust in your ability to submerge in your conscious and subconscious transformation process These and other benefits will manifest for those who wish to undergo a process of profound transformation through self-discovery.
Tue
23
23 July 2024 - 27 July 2024
Take a five-day break from the machinery of your life to rediscover a unique version of yourself in the serene surroundings of D’Alijo Retreat Yoga Centre in the North of Portugal. There will be a professional and safe setting for you to trust in your ability to submerge in your conscious and subconscious transformation process These and other benefits will manifest for those who wish to undergo a process of profound transformation through self-discovery.
Fri
02
2 August 2024 - 8 August 2024
A 7-day intensive retreat that will help you unveil and break through your automatic patterns and tap into your creative potential.
Fri
02
2 August 2024 - 8 August 2024
A 7-day intensive retreat that will help you unveil and break through your automatic patterns and tap into your creative potential.
Sat
03
3 August 2024 - 8 August 2024
This retreat is an opportunity to live the tantrik view and learn more about tantrik philosophy through somatic practices to awaken the felt-sense of the teachings.
Sat
03
3 August 2024 - 8 August 2024
This retreat is an opportunity to live the tantrik view and learn more about tantrik philosophy through somatic practices to awaken the felt-sense of the teachings.
Thu
15
15 August 2024 - 21 August 2024
Amelia Disspain and Liz Bennett are leading a 7-day retreat that promises an immersive journey into yoga and Ayurvedic practices. Through skillful guidance, participants will delve into balanced asana, energy-enhancing pranayama, mindful meditation, and profound relaxation. Their aim is to kindle a transformation within attendees, fostering openness, joy, and a deeper connection to oneself, others, and the world.
Thu
15
15 August 2024 - 21 August 2024
Amelia Disspain and Liz Bennett are leading a 7-day retreat that promises an immersive journey into yoga and Ayurvedic practices. Through skillful guidance, participants will delve into balanced asana, energy-enhancing pranayama, mindful meditation, and profound relaxation. Their aim is to kindle a transformation within attendees, fostering openness, joy, and a deeper connection to oneself, others, and the world.
Wed
28
28 August 2024 - 4 September 2024
Join for an unforgettable hot yoga and hot Pilates vacation. This 8-day immersion, perfect for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, will allow you to leave the stresses of your daily life behind while exploring and enhancing your practice in one of the most magical and breathtaking locales in the world!
Wed
28
28 August 2024 - 4 September 2024
Join for an unforgettable hot yoga and hot Pilates vacation. This 8-day immersion, perfect for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, will allow you to leave the stresses of your daily life behind while exploring and enhancing your practice in one of the most magical and breathtaking locales in the world!
Wed
11
11 September 2024 - 18 September 2024
Lydia Wright has been hosting retreats at D’Alijo since 2018, a home away from home for her MyYoga community. Guests can enjoy hot yoga classes, relaxation by the pool, serene walks, meditation spots, massages, in-depth posture clinics, and the option to participate in daily Tibetan Rites practice.
Wed
11
11 September 2024 - 18 September 2024
Lydia Wright has been hosting retreats at D’Alijo since 2018, a home away from home for her MyYoga community. Guests can enjoy hot yoga classes, relaxation by the pool, serene walks, meditation spots, massages, in-depth posture clinics, and the option to participate in daily Tibetan Rites practice.
Wed
18
18 September 2024 - 21 September 2024
Relax & reset yourself! Give yourself some time off in the beautiful mountains of North Portugal, surrounded by nature and like-minded people. Nurture your body and soul with fresh and healthy food.
Wed
18
18 September 2024 - 21 September 2024
Relax & reset yourself! Give yourself some time off in the beautiful mountains of North Portugal, surrounded by nature and like-minded people. Nurture your body and soul with fresh and healthy food.
Sun
29
29 September 2024 - 6 October 2024
Roots Retreat is a transformational and rejuvenating retreat offering a space for self-discovery and healing through yoga, movement, sound, breathwork, meditation, and plenty of free time.
Sun
29
29 September 2024 - 6 October 2024
Roots Retreat is a transformational and rejuvenating retreat offering a space for self-discovery and healing through yoga, movement, sound, breathwork, meditation, and plenty of free time.
Fri
11
11 October 2024 - 18 October 2024
Absolutely serene retreat! The blend of nature, self-reflection, and physical practices like yoga and hiking is a fantastic way to recharge. The silence during certain parts of the retreat offer a unique opportunity for introspection and deep connection with oneself.
Fri
11
11 October 2024 - 18 October 2024
Absolutely serene retreat! The blend of nature, self-reflection, and physical practices like yoga and hiking is a fantastic way to recharge. The silence during certain parts of the retreat offer a unique opportunity for introspection and deep connection with oneself.
Fri
18
18 October 2024 - 25 October 2024
Coming Home to Yourself Retreat with Esther Ekhart & James Reeves Come home to yourself and rediscover inner peace through meditation, self-inquiry, and deep rest in the serene D’Alijo Retreat Center. Join us for a transformative 7-day experience. Ready to embrace inner ease?
Fri
18
18 October 2024 - 25 October 2024
Coming Home to Yourself Retreat with Esther Ekhart & James Reeves Come home to yourself and rediscover inner peace through meditation, self-inquiry, and deep rest in the serene D’Alijo Retreat Center. Join us for a transformative 7-day experience. Ready to embrace inner ease?
Thu
14
14 November 2024 - 21 November 2024
Combining nature connection, embodied, breath & mindful meditations with the healing power of natural medicine, you will be guided by a team of experienced facilitators who are also trained health professionals in a life-changing journey of deep healing and sacred connection.
Thu
14
14 November 2024 - 21 November 2024
Combining nature connection, embodied, breath & mindful meditations with the healing power of natural medicine, you will be guided by a team of experienced facilitators who are also trained health professionals in a life-changing journey of deep healing and sacred connection.
Thu
21
21 November 2024 - 29 November 2024
Discover profound self-discovery and healing in the serene embrace of a 7-day retreat, guided by Geke Dijkstra. Nestled in our beautiful accommodation, this immersive experience offers a unique blend of ancient wisdom and modern insights.
Thu
21
21 November 2024 - 29 November 2024
Discover profound self-discovery and healing in the serene embrace of a 7-day retreat, guided by Geke Dijkstra. Nestled in our beautiful accommodation, this immersive experience offers a unique blend of ancient wisdom and modern insights.
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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

WE OFFER TWO
VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

from May – September

What you offer:

Help and collaborate with
the kitchen & restaurant staff.

Hours a week

Kitchen Hand

Help, prepare, and serve meals.

Restaurant

Tidy restaurant and toilets before and after mealtimes.

At least one month in the period May – September.

Language

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.

Meals

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 info@dalijoyogaretreats.com to Bruno Castro our general manager. A short CV and your motivation are enough.