A fusion of nature & soul 

(Bks Iyengar)

Ocean Yoga Retreats, imagine peace & tranquillity 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. Nourishment with organic & local food straight from farm to plate and through mindful awareness & wellness. Nature by keeping the retreats close to nature and hosting them 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 southwest coast of the Algarve, Portugal, close to the most beautiful beaches.


The main retreat this year is the Yoga, Surf & Nourish retreat which contains 3 different packages: 


Sat 14-20 May Yoga, Surf & Nourish retreat  with Sofia Mestre

Sat 11-17 June Yoga, Surf & Nourish retreat  with Shaini Verdon

Sat 16-22 July Yoga, Surf & Nourish retreat  with Sofia Mestre

Sat 3-9Sept  Women's  wisdom Yoga & Surf retreat with Shaini Verdon

Sun 11-17Sept  Yoga, Surf & Nourish retreat  with Sofia Mestre

Sat 1-7Oct Yoga, Surf & Nourish retreat(Women's only)  with Shaini Verdon

The very special Women's Wisdom Yoga & Surf Retreat will contain 2 packages:


  • Women's Wisdom & Yoga

  • Women's Wisdom, Yoga & Surf

During the Yoga & conscious cooking retreat, We will be learning how to cook sustainably with healthy plant-based ingredients. Diving deep into our own inner nature & looking at what nature provides around us.  This retreat is planned again for 2023!

"The language of movement is feeling" ~ Carrie Owerko 

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Yoga, Surf & Nourish Retreat

This retreat is the ultimate getaway containing 3 different packages. The retreat will be an incredible experience amidst the most stunning settings of the Algarvian southwest 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.

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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.​  

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 plant based, organic & local produce, mindfully eating & transforming foods through fermentation. Not forgetting the most important components: deliciousness, sharing & joy.

(Coming again in 2023)


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"The Yogaion Retreat is heaven!"

~Lisa, France

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