Ocean Yoga Retreats, imagine peace & tranquility in the most beautiful surroundings of the Algarve, Portugal. Since 2010 Iyengar Yoga teacher Shaini Verdon has been organising the retreats at Yogaion. She bases them around the pillars of Movement, Nourishment & Nature. Movement through Yoga, Surf & Hiking. Nourishment with organic & local meals straight from farm to plate and through mindful awareness & wellness. Nature by keeping the retreats close to nature and hosting in the most sustainable & ecological way. Throughout the year on specific dates she welcomes small groups for this amazing experience in a stunning location on the south west coast of the Algarve, Portugal, close to the most beautiful beaches.


The main retreat is the Yoga & Conscious Movement retreat which contains 4 different packages: 


There is also the very special Women's Wisdom Yoga & Surf Retreat which will contain 2 packages:


  • Women's Wisdom & Yoga

  • Women's Wisdom, Yoga & Surf

"The language of movement is feeling" ~ Carrie Owerko 

A fusion of nature & soul 

(Bks Iyengar)

Yoga & Conscious Movement Retreat

This amazing retreat is the ultimate getaway containing 4 different packages. The retreat will be an incredible experience amidst the most stunning settings of the Algarvian south west  coast of Portugal.  Come and experience a wonderful, nourishing mixture of superb Iyengar yoga, and depending on your package: great surf  by highly qualified teachers, a cooking workshop, a mindfulness session, massages & the best healthy, nutritious, yummy food or hiking the costa Vicentina natural park.

Yoga & Conscious Cooking Retreat

Look deep into nature & then you will understand everything better. During this week of yoga & conscious cooking we will dive into our own inner nature & look at what nature provides around us. We will be learning how to cook sustainably with healthy plantbased, organic & local produce, mindfully eating & transforming foods through fermentation. Not forgetting the most important components: deliciousness, sharing & joy.

Women's Wisdom Retreat

Become the physical embodiment of your soul so that you discover the woman you were always meant to be.

Join us on this special  week full of yoga specifically for women, mindfulness meditations, menstrual cycle & fertility awareness sessions, herbal medicine workshops all for women's health topped up with surf if wanted. Rediscover your strength and living according to the natural cycles of life. This retreat is hosted by women for women. Each of the hosts will bring input on women's health & cycle (sense) awareness through our own field of expertise & via our own struggles & joys as a woman.​  



"The Yogaion Retreat is heaven!"

~Lisa, France

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new Dates & destination 2020

Yoga & Conscious Movement retreat

Sat 9-15May 

Sat 6-12June 

Sat 27June-3July 

Sat 11-17July Women's Yoga & Surf retreat

NEW!! Sat 1-7 August Conscious cooking retreat

Sat 5-11 September Women's Yoga & Surf retreat

Sun 13-19 September 

Sat 3-9 October

Sat 17-23 October 

Coronavirus policy

Anyone that has already booked (or is planning to still book) and needs to cancel because of being quarantined during the retreat, they will be able to reschedule their stay to another date. If they are to cancel up to 72hours before the start of their journey.


If the area of the Costa Vicentina where the retreats are in gets quarantined then it is of course needless to say that the retreats will get rescheduled to another time.



shaini@yogaion. com 

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Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher
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