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Luxury Boutique Yoga Retreat

Luxury Boutique Yoga Retreat

I am so excited to be going along to Annie Clarke (MindBodyBowl) and Emma Jaulin's (Emma Jaulin Yoga) amazing Portugal yoga retreat next April to cook for all the yogis. I will be cooking up a storm with lots of fresh and delicious Portuguese produce to fuel everyone through their practice! I can't share any more about what will be on the menu at this stage, but here is all the important info on the yoga, the retreat and the fabulous teachers, plus some pics as the villa looks pretttttty special....

April 24th 2018 - April 29th 2018


 Annie and Emma have done 200 hours of training together (100 hrs of Yin in London and 100 hrs of Mandala flow and Shamanism in Goa!) and have a really wonderful connection that goes far beyond their love for creating beautiful experiences for our students.


The private residence, Casa Fuzetta is nestled in the Roman village of Olhao, a vibrant fishing village in Portugal. Our home for the retreat, Casa Fuzetta, is one of the oldest in the village and has been beautifully restored to its sixteenth century glory. Each stunning individually themed bedroom has a huge en suite and is ready to provide you true comfort on your journey throughout your retreat. 

Casa Fuzetta alone, provides us with all we will need. We are spoilt with a glistening rooftop pool, yoga deck, meditation room, treatment rooms, multiple terraces to sneak away to read, journal and embrace you. For your comfort white company bed and bath linen, hammam beach towels and baskets for the beach are there for your use.

Outside of Casa Fuzettas doors the local market brings you an array of incredible colours, white sandy islands, deserted beaches and dolphins are just a brief boat trip away.

Casa Fuzetta, Olhao, the surrounding islands, the community, are a sanctuary. A place to reconnect with you, reconnect with a slower way of life and embrace a community of beautiful souls creating and offering everyday magic. It is our gift to share this with you.


Every ‘thing’ be it a physical being, a flower, an element, an animal, is connected. Our physical bodies, our mental bodies, our souls, our connection to each other, to our planet, our home, the universe, all forms a web of connectivity.

Emma and Annie offer this retreat to you as space to deepen your practice both on and off your mat, to gain a deeper insight into how you are connected both internally and externally, across your physical, astral and causal layers. Through both Emma & Annie's teachings we will be exploring our practice using dynamic Elemental Mandala methodology and Yin.

Casa Fuzetta is the perfect place for us to be on this journey of connection, full of history, of energies, of authentic roots, this private residence will instantly support us with a deeper connection, one we can truly feel within our bodies.

This retreat will be one of a kind for many reasons, but also you will be on retreat being taught by two Yoga Teachers. Both Emma and Annie will be leading the morning and evening practices and will both be with you through your journey. Over the course of the retreat is it their intention to guide, to support and facilitate connection.

And of course there will be delicious food too!

I will be creating delicious vegetarian brunches, snacks and dinners. We believe in nourishing our bodies with fresh, local ingredients leaving you feeling light and energised but never hungry!


Tuesday 24th - Sunday 29th April (arrival Tuesday AM - departures Sunday)

Arrival Day
Brunch on arrival
Time to settle in, explore, relax
5pm Opening Ceremony & first practice; a fusion of Yin & Mandala
8pm Dinner

Full Days
7.30am Herbals tea's, infused waters
8.30-10.30am Dynamic  + Meditation
10.30-11.30am Brunch
Free time to explore, massages, visit islands
4.30pm Herbal teas & afternoon bites
6-7.30pm Sunset Yin
8pm Rooftop dinner
Opportunity for treatments, chakra & crystal healing, journalling or snuggling up with your favourite book.

Departure Day
8.30am Practice
10.30am Brunch
11.30am Closing
Noon Departures

What’s Included

Luxurious single occupancy private room with double bed and large ensuite bathroom. White company bed and bath linen and hammam beach towels & baskets for your comfort: £1,390 per person

Luxurious twin room, two single beds and large ensuite bathroom. White company bed and bath linen and hammam beach towels & baskets for your comfort: £1,090 per person (same sex)

Stunning authentic accommodation with rooftop terrace and swimming pool and a serene internal courtyard garden.

2 Yoga classes per day; Dynamic & Yin
1 Yoga Workshop
1 Yoga Nidra
1 truly personal Crystal healing
1 group creative workshop
Daily Brunch & Dinner
Herbal teas, coffee, water & afternoon bites
Return transfers from Faro airport 

Not Included:

There are so many beautiful opportunities and ways to explore, hiking, biking, island trips; we will fill you in when you get here. 

To book or enquire please email Annie at annie@mindbodybowl.co.uk or Emma at emmajaulinyoga@gmail.com


    Chilli Chocolate Black Bean Cookies from Sarah Malcs

    Chilli Chocolate Black Bean Cookies from Sarah Malcs

    Chickpea Chocolate Brownies

    Chickpea Chocolate Brownies