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.

1 May 2023 - 29 May 2023

E84 TRAINING

 

This is a month-long training during which you’ll learn to practice and lead the traditional hot yoga 84-asana sequence and the

e84 Intermediate class. Our asana practice will be accompanied by an inquiry into non-physical yoga via an introduction to Jnana yoga and a survey of yoga history and influential yoga texts. This training is a stand-alone course that comprises a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification. It is also the first step towards earning a 500-hour e84 Teacher Diploma.

What’s included
-27 days of training with Esak Garcia and supporting staff
-28 nights accommodation at the beautiful D’Alijo Yoga Retreat Center
-2 vegetarian or vegan meals per day (brunch and dinner)
-daily green juice
-Jedi training techniques to develop strength and flexibility
-10-hour course on anatomy for yogis
-Introduction to Jnana yoga
-Introduction to seated meditation, mantra, and chanting
-Kriya yoga conscious breathing exercises
-Post-training teacher placement and support from the e84 team as you bring the e84 Intermediate class and the 84 Asanas class to your community
-e84 t-shirt
-Professional yoga photos of your postures (taken at the end of the training)
-Purified drinking water
-Laundry service for yoga clothes
-Towels and mats for yoga classes
-Round-trip airport transfer from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto (OPO)
-“The 84” book: a practice manual for the 84-asana sequence
-strong WiFi internet access
-opportunity to earn a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certificate and take the first step towards earning the e84 Teacher Diploma. (The e84 Teacher Diploma is a 500-hour teacher certificate that requires a minimum of 2 years to complete)

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Other Upcoming Events

Sun
24
24 September 2023 - 1 October 2023
Experience a transformative week-long retreat filled with yoga, meditation, yoga Nidra, pranayama, and restorative sessions, enhancing peace, awareness, strength, and stability in both body and mind.This retreat goes beyond yoga and meditation.
Sun
24
24 September 2023 - 1 October 2023
Experience a transformative week-long retreat filled with yoga, meditation, yoga Nidra, pranayama, and restorative sessions, enhancing peace, awareness, strength, and stability in both body and mind.This retreat goes beyond yoga and meditation.
Sun
01
1 October 2023 - 7 October 2023
Indulge in a nature retreat, engaging in daily yoga sessions and nourishing meals for a rejuvenating 7-day escape from the chaos of the world. The daily yoga schedule includes two hot yoga classes, a combination of 26&2 and DCHY styles, ranging from 60 to 90 minutes, with the option for an early morning practice encompassing yoga, breathwork, and meditation. Additionally, Fiona will lead an afternoon yoga workshop.
Sun
01
1 October 2023 - 7 October 2023
Indulge in a nature retreat, engaging in daily yoga sessions and nourishing meals for a rejuvenating 7-day escape from the chaos of the world. The daily yoga schedule includes two hot yoga classes, a combination of 26&2 and DCHY styles, ranging from 60 to 90 minutes, with the option for an early morning practice encompassing yoga, breathwork, and meditation. Additionally, Fiona will lead an afternoon yoga workshop.
Fri
13
13 October 2023 - 20 October 2023
Join Eileen's Yoga Retreat for Iyengar levels II and up. All students are welcome, regardless of experience or physical abilities. Eileen personalize the practice to suit your needs and will teach you how to modify postures for maximum benefits.
Fri
13
13 October 2023 - 20 October 2023
Join Eileen's Yoga Retreat for Iyengar levels II and up. All students are welcome, regardless of experience or physical abilities. Eileen personalize the practice to suit your needs and will teach you how to modify postures for maximum benefits.
Sat
21
21 October 2023 - 31 October 2023
Slow down, restore and revitalize on a deep level. Join Esther Ekhart for a restorative and inspiring week of Meditation, Yoga, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and Inquiry. Within the 10 days there will be 5 full silent days, somewhere in the middle.
Sat
21
21 October 2023 - 31 October 2023
Slow down, restore and revitalize on a deep level. Join Esther Ekhart for a restorative and inspiring week of Meditation, Yoga, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and Inquiry. Within the 10 days there will be 5 full silent days, somewhere in the middle.
Wed
01
1 November 2023 - 8 November 2023
This is a time for you! To retrieve yourself and take you out of your day to day life. To recharge, to reflect and to be taken care of!
Wed
01
1 November 2023 - 8 November 2023
This is a time for you! To retrieve yourself and take you out of your day to day life. To recharge, to reflect and to be taken care of!
Wed
01
1 November 2023 - 8 November 2023
The magical thing about a retreat is that you can not only switch off for a week, but really go into implementation and embodiment , thereby triggering long-term positive change. You will notice that you will then react much more calmly to choleric bosses or "interesting" colleagues, even in the stressful everyday office life.
Wed
01
1 November 2023 - 8 November 2023
The magical thing about a retreat is that you can not only switch off for a week, but really go into implementation and embodiment , thereby triggering long-term positive change. You will notice that you will then react much more calmly to choleric bosses or "interesting" colleagues, even in the stressful everyday office life.
Thu
22
22 February 2024 - 25 February 2024
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.
Thu
22
22 February 2024 - 25 February 2024
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.
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.
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.
Sat
01
1 June 2024 - 8 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
01
1 June 2024 - 8 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.
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.
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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.