Bodhi Bhavan Retreat Center

Portugal · Algarve · Monchique

Peace, Awareness, and Relaxation Amidst the Expanses of the Algarve

Immerse yourself in the stunning nature of the Algarve with its hills and breathtaking views. Nestled between Faro and Aljezur, there is a haven of silence where groups gather to strengthen their body and mind. Here, you will learn ancient yoga methods and techniques to regulate your body system and enhance your health.

Most popular facilities

Swimming pool
Quiet location
In the mountains
Handicapped accessible
Ideal for solo travelers
Sustainable hotel
Organic food
In nature

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Asana - Pranayama - Meditation - Silence

7 nights, double room, full-board
from £938

Bodhi Bhavan Retreat Center in Detail

Your Yoga Journey

At this retreat, the location plays a crucial role with its immense energy and surrounding silence. It's the perfect place to dedicate a week to improving your physical and mental health. Here, you can focus on the key elements that help us lead a better life with ourselves and our loved ones: mindfulness, concentration, kindness, trust.

Each day before sunrise, you will start with a plunge into cold water: this improves blood circulation more than at normal temperature and paves the way for focusing on breathing and the mind. The heartbeat slows down - a perfect preparation for the upcoming asana, meditation, and breathing practices.

Location & Surroundings

Nestled in the Picota Mountain, there is a tranquil and undiscovered place. Surrounded by silence, animals, and peace, Bodhi Bhavan is full of energy and uniqueness - surrounded by 6 hectares of wild land and just a few kilometres from the village of Monchique. The nearest airport is Faro, about 1 hour away.

Dining & Leisure

The breakfast/brunch includes bread, jam, cheese, porridge, fruit, various types of milk, yogurt, fruit juices, spreads, coffee, and various teas. The evening buffet features vegetarian dishes and a vegan dish. Depending on your mood, there will be a small treat in the afternoon.

Her Yoga Leadership

Giulia has primarily studied in India at the Paramanand Institute of Yoga Science & Research in Indore and in Portugal with the Life Awareness Project by Michael Bijker. She is a 500-hour Yoga Alliance teacher living in the beautiful Algarve. Her dedication and attention to detail have led her to direct yoga courses at two of the most prestigious hotels in Sagres: Memmo Baleeira and Martinhal Resort Hotel. She continuously enhances her teachings and approach to Asana and Pranayama. The tranquility and nature surrounding her foster Giulia's calm approach to life's questions with an open heart and awareness.


Sophie (Belgium): "Had a wonderful week with Yogataio in the beautiful villa of Bodhi Bhavan in Portugal. Giulia and Valerio did a great job welcoming and guiding us all. The location was amazing and peaceful, the lessons were perfectly guided and with enough variety. I learned a lot this week and enjoyed the warm feeling of this wonderful group. I would definitely recommend a retreat with Yogataio!! Thank you so much for the knowledge, the guidance, the good times and the beautiful connection".

Mei (UK): "The 1.1 tailored experience with Giulia is more than just yoga, it is a meditation and energy charging practice, I benefited from each session with her for my energy and self-healing. She can feel exactly what I needed in the session even via online class. I always felt deeply relaxed and fully charged after the class. She is an amazing spiritual yoga teacher if you are searching for someone in this field to empower your energy, deeply connect with your inner-self. She is the right one for you".

Erik (Germany): "Giulia helped me to embark on my path in the world of yoga and meditation with great empathy and professionalism. She lives and works in contact with Nature, aware of the fact that a sunset over the sea is also enough to be happy. Thanks for the experience Giulia".

Karen (Switzerland): "The first time I had SoundMagic was with Giulia during her retreat. It was literally magic. It made my heart and body so happy. So much so I went on to train as a Sound Therapist 💓. Ever grateful"

Getting There

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Hotel rooms at a glance

9 rooms (29-40 sqm) each with a private bathroom with shower/WC, hairdryer, wardrobe, desk, views of the outdoor area or garden, some with a balcony.

  • Single Room

      ca. 29-40 qm
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  • Double Room

      ca. 29-40 qm
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Bodhi Bhavan Retreat Center
Portugal, Algarve, Monchique
Faro Airport (FAO)
approx. 91 km / 74 min

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