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AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT IN DOURO VALLEY, PORTUGAL

NOVEMBER 11-17, 2018

          We have found the perfect paradise for our fall yoga retreat this year in Portugal. When the sun is low and before the holidays grab your attention, we can commune and find peace in the beautiful wine country of Portugal. The retreat will feature four hours of yoga each day, and when we aren’t on the mat we will be tasting wine, rolling down the river, shopping in Porto—the fashion capital of Europe, only 50 minutes away—or carousing the gorgeous hills and the enchanting nearby villages. It is the perfect retreat to wind down your year in luxury and relaxation. Six Senses, our retreat location, also hosts one of the the best spa treatment centers in the world, comprising 10 treatment rooms, a heated pool and a gym, and offers a range of locally-inspired therapies. This promises to be one of our most highlighted yoga retreats ever!

          In the Douro there is no shortage of breathtaking landscapes that constantly change their colors over the seasons. In the autumn, the hills and valleys are covered in a carpet of copper and browns. In the Douro region, nature lives in harmony with the farmers who are able to work the land while preserving the scenery and maintaining its beauty intact. It is a region intrinsically linked to its wines. As such, the landscape is moulded and sculpted to the production of wine. The slopes, the vast rows of wines and the Douro river are all part of this unique landscape. The area surrounding the Douro river is home to a beautiful landscape that hosts nature reserves that are rich in flora and fauna, such as the International Douro Nature Reserve (Parque Natural do Douro Internacional) and the Serra do Alvão Nature Reserve.

          Six Senses Douro Valley presents a superbly renovated 19th-century manor house set high on a hill overlooking the vine covered rolling hills of the Douro Valley, Portugal. A spa, selection of rooms, restaurants, wine library, swimming pools, and organic garden are but a few of the many features offered. Featuring a contemporary decor of natural style with a nod to a past eras, the rooms are spacious and tranquil. Included in all rooms are; air conditioning, hair dryer, pillow menu, personal safe, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, 48-inch flat-panel television with satellite channels, and WiFi. Rates include daily buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner (excluding drinks). Single Occupancy: $7,500 / Double Occupancy: $6,000 per person. Arrival and Departure: Plan to check in to the retreat at 3:00pm on November 11th and to check out at 12:00pm on November 17th. Note that there will be no yoga class on arrival /departure days.

Earlier Event: October 19