YOGA & SAIL 27th Jul - 3rd August
Azores Islands
8 Days Yoga, Sailing and Nature Discovery​ RETREAT
Check Availability 27th Aug - 3rd Sep 23
Azores Islands, Portugal

8 Day Yoga & Island Hopping, Azores

 

27. Aug – 3. Sep 2023

Whilst sailing on a majestic sailing ship between the beautiful islands of the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic, we will be working on our mindsets, bodies, health and happiness. We will be combining yoga and meditation with nature activities and excursions, showing you the most local and traditional secrets of the Azores Islands, from volcanic caves, natural lava pools to the clearest star lit skies at night. 

Voyage Highlights

Daily yoga and meditation on top of the deck or on the different islands

Sail through the Azorean archipelago in comfort aboard the newly renovated ship

Explore the beautiful island of Graciosa and climb its volcano

Keep an eye out for whales in the São Jorge Channel

Discover delicious traditional Azorean food and wine

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City of Angra do Heroísmo

Why Join?

Discover Nature Paradise

The Azores islands are a dream for nature lovers and hiking fans thanks to their volcanic origin. One of the only places where the developed area covers just 5% of the land - the rest is nature at its purest which we'll be discovering together.

Best Place To Retreat

Our most unique venue for a retreat - and probably the most isolated of all. A spot so far away from our daily lives that we can fully rest, go deeper into reflection and work on our bodies and minds with daily yoga and meditation.

Unique Sailing Experience

Could there be a better way to get to know island treasures than by it's sea ways? We will be sleeping on board of a newly renovated four masted Portuguese sailing ship from 1937. No sailing experience is needed, but those who want to support the crew are more than welcome to.

Ocean Immersion

Be connected to the divine forces of nature - the vast Atlantic Ocean. There is nothing more pure and refreshing than sailing through its clear blue waves. When anchoring, we have the chance to discover its waters even further through kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and other water-based activities.

The Venue

After many decades used in the cod fishing industry, the newly renovated ship is amongst the most comfortable tall ships on water. The members of the sailing crew will give you the opportunity to get personally involved in the sailing of the ship.
 
We will have access to kayaks, stand up paddle boards, fishing equipment and motor boats that will add to the fun when the boat is at anchor. The cabins are shared with 2 or 4 people and are basic but comfortable, each room with an ensuite shower and toilet. The beds are all bunk beds which add to the authenticity of the sailing adventure. 

Island Hopping

The trip will start and finish in Terceira. If the weather allows, we hope to be able to stop on quiet anchorages around the central islands and to sail up the Saint Jorge Channel, where we might have the chance to spot whales or dolphins.
 
*Programme and excursions might change depending on the weather forecast. The journey description above is based on what we expect to be possible, but the itinerary is not guaranteed

Azores Islands

National Geographic Traveler elected the Azorean archipelago as the most beautiful place in the world. We agree and believe it’s even better for retreats. Discover trails, hilly slopes, volcanic activity, local culture and food. Enjoy a swim or dive in the crystal clear subtropical waters at the heart of the Atlantic Ocean on this retreat. 

Wide Ocean Vibes

 “Excellent organization, yoga classes on the deck of a sailing boat and near lagoons, amazing hiking trips, spectacular landscapes of Azores and Atlantic Ocean and an excellent group! Thank you
Vera from Russia, Yoga & Sail 2019
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The Programme

Our last Sail & Sea Retreat on the Azores in 2019 was so much fun that we couldn’t go without hopping through this impressive mid-Atlantic volcanic archipelago again in 2022. Distances are short, offering a number of experiences from sailing, to island stops or calm anchor moments.

Daily Yoga Sessions on Deck

7 Nights in a Shared Cabin

Excursions on every Island

Full Board Meals on Board

Guided Meditations & Hikes

2 hour Pranayama Workshop

FOOD

Included are three meals a day and beverages throughout the day (coffee, tea, water and juice). Food is prepared on board by the ship’s cook who will provide a variety of traditional Portuguese and international dishes, including fresh fish. Once a week, when the weather allows there will be a BBQ on deck. We will also have options to dine out in the restaurants on the islands to provide you with the opportunity to taste the Azorean specialities.
 
Important note: Unlike our other retreats, this retreat will not have a focus on vegetarianism/veganism, but there will be vegetarian options available. 

What's included?

  • Daily yoga and meditation on top of the deck or on the islands
  • 7 nights in shared cabin aboard a majestic sailing ship
  • Full board traditional portuguese meals on the ship 
  • Unique guided programme and excursions on every island for an authentic local experience (local transfer included)
  • Guided sunset meditations and hikes
  • Use of kayak, SUP and small boats for adventures whilst anchoring
  • 2h pranayama workshop 

Want to join?

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QUESTIONS

  • Body & Mind Detox – There couldn’t be a more isolated place to get a break from everyday life than in the middle of the ocean – daily yoga and walks and movement in nature are the perfect recipe to support this detox and to gain new energy.
  • Authentic Azores Experience – Break the routine, it’s time for an adventure! Discover the Azores Islands, one of the most unique world treasures that has won numerous travel awards, via its seaways and with the best tips of local guides. 
  • Feel Alive and Connected – Connect with like-minded people from all over the world whilst engaging in the special retreat activities, living moments that you will never forget!

The easiest way is to get a flight to Lisbon, Portugal (LIS) and then get a connecting flight to Terceira (TER).

 

Alternatively, there are airlines with direct flight from European cities to the Azores, where you can then take a connecting flight or a ferry to Terceira.  

  • Ryanair flies from Stansted, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Milan
  • TuiFly flies from Amsterdam and Brussels
  • There are also direct flights with SATA from Boston, USA and Toronto and Montreal in Canada


Research on Skyscanner for air travel or Atlanticoline for sea travel.

Check in on the boat is at 4pm on the 27th July, and checkout at 10am on the 3rd of August. The harbour is called Angora do Heroísmo, Terceira, Açores.

 

When you book your flights, please allow enough extra time in your schedule to avoid any problems with embarkation in case of delays. If you have to travel for more than 8 hours or if alternative transport is limited please plan to arrive (minimal) one day before embarkation. Please also keep in mind that you take enough time between disembarkation and your flight home, preferably a flight one or more days later. If you do want to fly the same day of disembarkation we advise you to book a flight end of the day.

  • Additional activities, entrance tickets and restaurants that are not part of the guided programme on the islands.
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Alcoholic beverages on board
  • Personal travel insurance
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In cooperation with our partners and the Portuguese authorities, we are working hard to ensure that the highest safety and health measures are in place. As the retreat on the ship is a special occasion, we have a specific covid policy in place which you can read about here. 

 

If you want more information, please check out the below links:

We’ve currently got our most flexible cancellation policies in place. Please find all the details here:

Full cancellation and payment policies here.

The yoga retreat will have a group of 14-18 participants from all over Europe or further away. As the boat hosts up to 40 people, there will be further people on the ship who will not be part of the retreat.

To reserve your spot, we kindly ask for a deposit of 50%, which you will receive back fully in case of cancellation due to Covid-related travel restrictions. Please contact us for more detail on payment and cancellation policies. 

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