Our retreats offer something different. They are sculpted so as to explore the different & subtle energies of life. The volcanic island of Madeira, is the ideal place to discover these powerful energies.
Known as the “Flower Island”, Madeira is an archipelago comprising of 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. It is an island adorned with wild beauty, dramatic landscapes and botanical wonders that we shall explore together. The accommodation is at a Villa in Santa Cruz, just outside Funchal, enjoying the privileged position of being perfectly situated right on the seaside. The lovely blue Atlantic is a mere 10 metres away from your bedroom window! This is a luxury villa with pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Join us for an unforgettable yoga holiday that will strike the balance between growth, pleasure and relaxation.
Highlights of this journey
Jeep safari tour – Venture into Madeira’s beautiful landscape on this guided jeep tour. A full day into a well-equipped 4×4 and set out for the ride of a lifetime with your expert guide. Peer out of the open roof for a better glimpse of Madeira’s dramatic terrain. Amble down old country roads and off-road as you gaze upon quaint villages, local markets and mountains. Whether is serenity or the latest Instagram photo, you will find it.
Lunch at Porto Moniz; a chance to bathe in these natural swimming pools, formed by volcanic lava, naturally filled with crystal clear sea water (listed as one of the world’s 14 most amazing swimming pools!)
An opportunity to practice sunrise meditation facing the Atlantic Ocean
Folklore , an indispensable part of Madeira’s culture. An evening trying local cuisine and the traditional folk dance called the “bailinho”.
An opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture as we celebrate the island’s most popular saint. There will be “marchas populares” entertainment until the early hours and of course, great food. All of these, of course, followed by a great display of fireworks.
Taste Madeira’s wine, honey cake, sweet bananas and the freshly baked “bolo do caco”. In house chef at the Villa.
What is included:
4 nights accommodation in a stunning villa outside Funchal Sunrise yoga facing the Atlantic Ocean The afternoon session will be a soft, soothing and nurturing practice, diving into yin yoga, pranayama, yoga nidra and guided meditation. Folklore evening – an indispensable part of Madeira Aqua Natura – infinity pool – with water from the sea All breakfasts included 3 delicious meals per day included (apart from Saturday night ) Transfers to and from Funchal airport to Villa Welcome drinks and snacks upon arrival All on site and organised activities in Funchal An amazing swimming pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
What is not included:
Airfares; travel insurance Dinner on Saturday night (budget approx 10 to 15 euros pp)
Price per person
£565pp room sharing (two single beds or three singles beds) – with en suite £695pp Private single accommodation with en suite – varanda overlooking the Atlantic Ocean £630pp couple in spacious double room (double bed) en suite
Travelling to Funchal Airport
BA, TAP or Easy Jet; if tickets purchased well before the due date, these can cost as little as £125 return
[Please ensure that you arrive in Funchal by 12noon latest on Wednesday 19th June 2019. The private coach will depart from Funchal airport at 1pm. Any problems please let me know.
[Please ensure that your flight leaves anytime after 2pm on Sunday 23rd June 2019, as the coach departs from the villa at 11am. There’s an option of catching a bus ride to Funchal.
A reservation requires a 50% deposit of the total price. The deposit is non refundable, if the booking is cancelled – option to nominate someone else instead. The balance to be paid within 60 days of the departure date. If the balance is not received by the due date Yoga by Candlelight reserves the right to cancel the reservation and retain the deposit. Please note: Yoga by Candlelight reserves the right to change and add more activities as it sees fit.