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Yoga Meditation & Lifestyle Retreats at Poio do Acor

Poio do Acor is a remote & rustic retreat space with wonderful views of the soft rolling mountains of the Monchique Serra. In this day & age it is hard to find a place that can offer almost total peace & quite, away from it all. The perfect environment for reflection & deepening of one's self practice & to re-connect with nature.

Monchique is a picturesque, traditional and farming based mountain town 11 kilometres away and there are no corner shops!

>Poio do Acor means "the resting place of the falcon", many birds of prey and all sorts of other wildlife can be encountered during your stay here. As the area is mountainous it is steep in places. Some walkways are along terraces are narrow and can be slippery when wet. Be prepared to consider the experience an adventure with nature.

Here on the Algarve in these beautiful srroundings a variey of retreats are offered.
Accommodation: The accommodation is simple, however, you will have all your basic needs. Sleeping areas range from caravans, wooden cabins, rustic shelters and more permanent strctures and are mostly shared, there are two single rooms.
  • Showers are mainly be shower bags and the toilets are compost toilets.
  • This is not 3 star accommodation nor for the faint-hearted.
  • Bedding is supplied, please bring your own towel.
  • Camping in tents is also an option.
  • Food is vegetarian.
What to bring: Check list of essential items you need to bring:
  • Torch
  • Sunhat
  • Sunscreen/mosquito repellent
  • Ecological washing products only>/li>
  • Sensible shoes
  • A range of clothing to suit all weathers, including light waterproofs, a warm fleece or jumper and swimming gear.
We operate solely on solar power so there will be no chance to charge electronic games or computers, use hairdryers or kettles so please do not bring.
Travel Insurance: Each individual must arrange their own travel insurance and ensure they have a European Health Insurance Card which can be obtained via the website health information link or tel. 0845 46 47 (for UK only).

How to get there: Transfers from and to Faro Airport can be arranged when booking a place on any Retreat, however, this is not included in the cost. Please send flight details with booking form for your transfers to be arranged. Meeting point at Faro airport is the information desk for your taxi pick up. You will need to be at the venue by 4.00 pm. When booking your return journey earliest arrival time at the airport can be 11.00 am. Due to the changing airline schedules there is someflexibility with these timings.

If you wish to make your own travel arrangements from and back to Faro please indicate on the booking form.

Faro airport is about one and a half hours and Lisbon is about three hours from the venue by car, please allow much more time if travelling by public transport. If making your own arrangements the meeting point will be Monchique Tourist Information Office at 3.00pm.

Please PRINT OUT and complete attached enrolment form (with your chosen event listed above) and send with your payment to:

Swami Vedantananda Saraswati,
Poio Do Acor,
Alturas Das Corchas,
CCI No. 969, 8550-207,
Phone: +351 964 047 369

For further details please contact Swami Vedantananda at the above address or by email below.

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