Do Things That Feed Your Soul
Go Beyond The Ordinary
Porto is for the romantic, for the dreamer and for the poet. It is for the traveller and the explorer – of both heart and land. Porto charms like its aged tawny port stored in its cellars hidden within the banks of Gaia. In Porto, you savour the moment – you sit glass in hand basked in the sun upon the riverbank of the Douro. You meander through its timeless back alleyways decked in azulejos (hand-painted tiles) until you reach the miradouros (lookouts), where you are captivated by the magnificence of the Douro Valley.
This is yoga in foodie and wine heaven. It is an interlude for the soul. Days begun in peace with morning yoga classes of pranayama, asanas and meditation, in the grounds of an old, luxury farmhouse. Evenings drawn to a close with the excitement of a traditional Fado show and a melancholic evening stroll under the star-adorned night sky, sealed with a sip of vintage wine.
Option 1: £545 per person – Room sharing with 3 single beds (bathroom linked to rooms through the garden, steps away)
Option 2: £595 per person – Room Sharing (2 single beds or 3 single beds), with bathroom and veranda
Option 3: £650 – Double bedroom with ensuite (single person or couple sharing)
Join me for uplifting morning yoga sessions, tastefully balanced with afternoon recreational activities intended to inspire your reserves and invite tender curiosity as to what serves you best. Through therapeutic flow, mindful meditation, breathing awareness, and tension-releasing techniques, you will discover how to deploy your experience on the mat in the wider and all-encompassing context of your life. Enriching your presence in the practice, and not falling into habitual patterns, will guide you to a newly energised you
Nestled in Vila Nova de Gaia, metres away from the Douro River, Graham's Lodge affords spectacular views of Porto historic city centre and the iconic two-tier bridge. The Lodge offers three centuries of craftsmanship and heritage. As it still a working cellar you will get the complete immerseive experience, including many tasting samples! The Lodge houses over 2,000 oak casks and 40 tonels and balseiros of ageing Port wine. So get ready to taste the best of Portugal!
With its historic bridges and monuments, azuleijo embellished cafe terraces and picturesque corners on medieval alleyways overlooking the Ribeira, Porto is a mystical city that cannot be missed. From the views afforded by Clergios Tower, the exquisite architecture of Casa da Musica and the famous Lello bookshop that inspired JK Rowling's Harry Potter, you will be immersed in history and beauty. As an extra treat, we will sail the traditional rabelo boat on the Douro, granting us one of the most beautiful views of the city that straddles both
Porto's famous Café Majestic symbolises the splendour of the 'Belle Époque'. With its varnished wooden flooring, winding mirrors and marble details, Café Majestic has been the haunt of famous intellectuals, bohemians and high society. Here we will treat ourselves to the traditional rabanadas (Portuguese French Toast) - a creamy custard centre constrasted deliciously with a cinnamon sugar crust! In the evening you'll find us at a traditional and passionate Fado show. It is melancholic by nature, with instruments such as the guitar and the mandolin, the Fadista sings poetically of love, pain and saudade.
[Please ensure that you arrive in Porto by 12noon latest on Wednesday, 9th June 2021. The private coach will depart from Porto airport at around 1pm]
[Please ensure that your flight leaves anytime after 2pm on Sunday, 13th June 2021, as the coach departs from the villa at 12noon. If your flight is late, you can always stay in Porto sightseeing.]