Dru Retreat in the Algarve, Portugal | DruYoga.com


Rejuvenate Your
Inner Self with Dru Yoga,
​​​​​​​Mudras & Meditation

Albufeira, Portugal 
20-26 November 2023

Treat yourself to some winter sunshine and unforgettable days of self-discovery.

How often do you escape the stresses of everyday life and dedicate time and energy to your wellbeing?

We invite you to come and nurture your mind, body, and spirit in the sunnier winter climate of Portugal. Enjoy a nurturing 6-day experience of self-discovery at our exclusive retreat in the family-run Baia Grande Hotel.

Located in a serene coastal town in a quiet area of the Algarve you're just a 10-minute walk from a small beach and a short bus/taxi ride from beautiful beaches nearby.

''I had such a great time in the Algarve, learning more about yoga philosophy in depth. I am leaving feeling healthier and fitter in both body and mind.''

Lyndsey Magill

Learn ways to attune your mind to see all of life's opportunities and solutions.

The way we see the world shapes our reality. When we can reframe our thoughts and beliefs, we can open up new possibilities and solutions. This is the power of Yoga, Mudras and working with the Five Elements

What you'll learn

  • How to combine mudras with yoga practices or meditation to enhance your experience.
  • The subtle energies of the five elements and their impact on physical health, emotions, and spirit.
  • How to rebalance the five elements.
  • How to create a daily practice that supports your well-being.
  • Explore the hidden gems of the Algarve - cliffs, caves and sandy beaches.
  • Mindful and heartful walking.
  • Deeply rest your body and give your mind the chance to relax.
  • Free time to enjoy the area, or book a mentoring session with one of the Dru tutors.

You'll also learn how Mudras (hand yoga) can deepen your meditation practice, enhance your connectedness, and bring about profound shifts in your overall well-being.

Mudras can be used to direct and channel subtle energies. When we practice mudras, we can rebalance our nadis which can lead to a number of benefits, including reduced stress, increased energy and vitality, more profound meditation and enhanced intuition.

Join us in the Algarve for an unforgettable six days of yoga, meditation, relaxation, and rejuvenation. 

Learn how to work with the Five Elements: Fire, Water, Ether, Air and Earth. We are all generally familiar with the five elements in their physical form. But what are the benefits of knowing and understanding how their subtle energies influence our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being?

For example, when the Earth element is out of balance, we may feel fearful or stuck. When the Water element is out of balance, we may feel overwhelmed or emotional. Or when the Fire element is out of balance, we may feel angry or destructive.  

Learn how they influence your mental and emotional states and how they can strengthen your internal organs and systems.

Our experienced teachers will guide you through daily sessions—offering a range of activities to help you unwind, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of this quiet part of the Algarve. There will be free time for you to walk along the golden sandy beaches or to brave a refreshing dip in the sea—all good for the soul!

This retreat is also an opportunity to make new friends and discover a sense of community. We create a supportive environment where you can make new friends, and deepen your connection with beautiful yogis from across the world. 

DATES: 20-26 November 2023
EARLY BIRD: £595 (if booked by 31 August)

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION: Please book separately. Sea-view or land-view, twin or single rooms are available, with buffet breakfast and dinner. Once you've booked your tuition, we will send you details of the accommodation options which you book separately through our sister company, Yoga Holidays.



Situated in a quiet central location in the Algarve overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Hotel Baia Grande is a 15-minute walk from a stunning beach.

This four-star hotel offers friendly service with clean, spacious rooms with land, pool or sea views.

The hotel’s food is buffet-style with an abundance of fresh salads, vegetables, vegetarian and vegan options at each meal.

How to Book

1. Reserve your place by booking your tuition.

2. Book your accommodation with Yoga Holidays.

3. Arrange your travel - flight, train, or drive? It's up to you!

Tuition Prices & Booking

The tuition price is £645
Early bird is £595 (if booked by 31 August)

We're excited to offer you an immersive retreat experience that includes 2-3 teaching sessions each day, as well as guided walks to help you connect with the natural beauty of our surroundings.

To ensure you have the best possible experience, we ask that you book your accommodation directly through Yoga Holidays. We've negotiated exclusive rates for our retreat guests (see below).

Our retreat begins with a warm welcome session on the morning of 20 November and concludes with a final evening session on 26 November. To make the most of your experience, we recommend booking travel arrangements that allow for departure from 26 November onwards.

After booking your tuition, we'll provide you with more information about the available accommodation options so you can make the best choice for your needs.

Please note that travel arrangements should be made separately. Many budget airlines fly to Faro Airport, which is a quick 30-minute taxi ride away from the hotel.

For information on eco-friendly train travel options to the Algarve from the UK, we invite you to visit our website for more details. We're committed to creating a sustainable retreat experience that benefits both our guests and the planet.

Accommodation Prices

Prices below include breakfast & dinner. Once you've booked your tuition, we will send you details of the accommodation options which you book separately through our sister company, Yoga Holidays.

Deluxe Land View - £80
Deluxe Pool View - £84
Deluxe Sea View - £88

Deluxe Land View - £54
Deluxe Pool View - £55
Deluxe Sea View - £57

Are there any extras?


Flights, transfers and travel insurance are not included. You will need to arrange your own lunches. You may wish to book massages and mentoring sessions with the Dru team which are charged separately. 

'This retreat exceeded all of my expectations, it has been out of this world. I feel I have become new from the inside out. Everything contributed - from the sun, the sea so near to the hotel, the fabulous teachings, the sense of nurturing and care from the tutors, support staff, and fellow students.  I have so many treasures to take home.'

Hilary Airey, Yoga teacher, West Yorkshire

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