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.

24 September 2023 - 1 October 2023

Yoga & Meditation Summer Retreat by Esther Ekhart

Bring more peace, awareness, strength and stability in both your body and mind in this week-long retreat full of yoga, meditation, inquiry, yoga Nidra, pranayama and restorative sessions.

What To Expect

This week-long retreat will be full of yoga, meditation, inquiry, yoga Nidra, pranayama and restorative sessions to bring you more peace, awareness, strength and stability in both your body and mind. There will be a maximum of 26 people on the retreat.

 

This is so much more then a yoga and meditation retreat! Esther will give you plenty of other tools you can use so you can navigate your life with more ease and joy after the retreat. You will learn about your nervous system and you will learn to be able to sense the state your nervous system is in, in any given moment. It is the state of your nervous system that causes most of your suffering and struggles. When you know where you are, you can find your way back home to a state of connection and safety, where you can be present and restoration, healing, and growth are taking place. All the tools you learn including yoga and meditation are ways for you to find your way back home so you feel save enough again to fall in love with life.

Wake up to the mountain views enjoying the special energy of the early morning as Esther guides you through meditation. When the weather supports it, some of the Meditation and Pranayama sessions can be taught outside in nature with the stunning views of the valley.

After breakfast, we will continue with a mindful flowing yoga practice that focuses on loosening the body as well as strengthening and stabilizing the body and easing the mind. Everybody can work at their own level. After lunch we’ll have a break where you can relax by the swimming pool, rest in your cabin or go for walks in the beautiful surroundings of the center.

In the late afternoon we come together for some more yoga and awareness practices. The afternoon focus will be on deeply relaxing and restoring the body and mind while beginning to open to the mystery of the present moment, which is made so easy in this beautiful place. The day will end with a lovely dinner and a beautiful dessert. Please visit the D’Alijo website to view pictures of the center, its facilities, and stunning surroundings.

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Other Upcoming Events

Sun
03
3 March 2024 - 7 March 2024
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.
Sun
03
3 March 2024 - 7 March 2024
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.
Sat
16
16 March 2024 - 23 March 2024
Qiology (yin channels), deep practice, good company, all in the amazing Portuguese mountains. May be taken as part of Dhugal Meachem's 500hr training program or as a retreat.
Sat
16
16 March 2024 - 23 March 2024
Qiology (yin channels), deep practice, good company, all in the amazing Portuguese mountains. May be taken as part of Dhugal Meachem's 500hr training program or as a retreat.
Sat
23
23 March 2024 - 30 March 2024
Join Adela & Patricia on this sacred journey, where the union of Yoga and Ayurveda guides you toward a life of profound balance, harmony, and transformation. Together, we unveil the alchemy of this timeless bond, illuminating a path that not only heals your body but also nourishes your soul, leading you to a state of holistic well-being.
Sat
23
23 March 2024 - 30 March 2024
Join Adela & Patricia on this sacred journey, where the union of Yoga and Ayurveda guides you toward a life of profound balance, harmony, and transformation. Together, we unveil the alchemy of this timeless bond, illuminating a path that not only heals your body but also nourishes your soul, leading you to a state of holistic well-being.
Sat
30
30 March 2024 - 6 April 2024
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.
Sat
30
30 March 2024 - 6 April 2024
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.
Sat
06
6 April 2024 - 16 April 2024
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.
Sat
06
6 April 2024 - 16 April 2024
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.
Tue
16
16 April 2024 - 21 April 2024
Women Intensive is een intensief awareness & experience programma voor vrouwelijke professionals, die hun feminiene kwaliteiten willen onderzoeken en meer integreren in hun leiderschap. Deze Intensive staat geheel in het teken van Feminine Empowerment.
Tue
16
16 April 2024 - 21 April 2024
Women Intensive is een intensief awareness & experience programma voor vrouwelijke professionals, die hun feminiene kwaliteiten willen onderzoeken en meer integreren in hun leiderschap. Deze Intensive staat geheel in het teken van Feminine Empowerment.
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.
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.
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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.