YOGA & SAIL 5-9 November 2023
Madeira and Porto Santo RETREAT
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Madeira Islands, Portugal

5 Day Yoga & Sail Retreat Madeira


5 – 9 Nov 2023

A once-in-a-lifetime yoga retreat in Madeira that combines sea and land whilst working on our mindsets, bodies, health and happiness. We’ll spend 4 nights on a majestic sailing ship between the beautiful islands of Madeira and Porto Santo. We will be enjoying daily yoga and meditation and nature activities and excursions, showing you the most local and traditional secrets of the Madeira Islands. 

Voyage Highlights

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

Set sail from Funchal’s historic volcanic shores and discover the smaller island of Porto Santo

Sail past the Ilhas Desertas Nature Reserve, three uninhabited islands still in their purest state

Explore the beautiful nature of the mountainous island through our guided programme

Keep an eye out for whales, dolphins or the local Mediterranean monk seals

Taste regional Madeiran dishes in a local restaurant visit on one of our island days

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 Funchal, Madeira Island. The ship leaves the beautiful island of Funchal for the stunning anchorage and golden sands of Porto Santo. Upon its return the ship sails through the natural sanctuary of Ilhas Desertas. Porto Santo is known for its warm waters, dive sites and the long, sandy Porto Santo Beach.
*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. 

Madeira Islands

Madeira Island is a true gem in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. From the bustling capital city of Funchal to the serene beauty of the levadas and lush laurel forests, these islands have something for everyone. Whether you’re a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or just looking to relax, the warm hospitality and stunning scenery will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Wide Ocean Vibes

‘Amidst sunshine and sail, in the blue Açores, Lisa, Antonio and a great bunch of like-minded souls created an island of peace, relaxation, fun and joy, that exceeded all of our expectations and will brighten our lives forever. Deepest gratitude’
Chrissie, Ireland, Yoga & Sail 2022
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The Programme

As Europe begins to emerge from the long cold winter, the allure of the semi tropical islands of Madeira beckon.  If it is deep blue seas and miles of sandy beaches you’re after, this trip is for you. 

Daily Yoga Sessions

4 nights on a Sailing Ship

Full Board Meals

Guided Programme on the Islands

Daily Meditation


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 in a buffet-like style who will provide a variety of traditional Portuguese and international dishes. On the last day, when the weather allows there will be a BBQ on deck. We will also have options to dine out in the restaurants on the island of Porto Santo to provide you with the opportunity to taste the Madeiran specialities.
Important note: Unlike our other retreats, this retreat will not have a focus on vegetarianism/veganism, but there will be vegetarian options. 


Why Join?


Through this unique and adventurous shared experience, this retreat offers opportunities to create shared memories, and meaningful connections that lay the foundation for lifelong friendships.

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.

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.

What's included?

  • Daily yoga on ship and islands
  • 4 nights in shared cabin aboard a majestic sailing ship
  • Full board meals 
  • Guided excursions on Porto Santo island and Madeira main island (9th) including transfers and meals
  • Guided daily sunset meditations 
  • Use of kayak, SUP and small boats for adventures whilst anchoring


Last Minute Prices

4 people cabin

2 people cabin



  • 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 Experience – Break the routine, it’s time for an adventure! Discover Madeira Islands that have been voted ‘World’s Leading Island Destination’ for the last 8 years.
  • 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!

By Air: The main airport in Madeira is the Funchal Airport (FNC), which is well connected to several major cities in Europe. You can book a direct flight from cities such as London, Lisbon, and Frankfurt, among others. From the airport, you can take a taxi, bus, or rental car to reach your destination.

Check in on the boat is at 10am on the 5th November, and checkout before 10am on the 9th November from the boat. The retreat officially ends at 17:00 on the 9th of November. We will still be using that day to spend together on Madeira main island, so we recommend flying later that evening or the next day. There will be a place to store our luggage during this day. 


The harbour is called Marina do Funchal and is around 40 minutes by bus from the airport. 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.

  • 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

Please see our cancellation and payment policies here

The yoga retreat will have a group of maximum 15 participants from all over the world. 

To reserve your spot, we kindly ask for a deposit of 50% via bank transfer. Please contact us if you’d like to reserve a spot and we’ll send you through the details. 

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