Gateways to the Soul
Meditation, Mantras, and Mandalas
25 February to 1 March 2024
Join us in the Algarve for a refreshing journey of self-discovery, profound nourishment and winter sunshine
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 and learn practices to balance and nurture your heart and mind at our exclusive retreat in the 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.
'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 sea so near to the hotel, the fabulous teachings, and the sense of care from the tutors and fellow students.
I have so many treasures to take home.'Hilary Airey
Yoga teacher, West Yorkshire
Create a joyful, clear mind through meditation, mantra and mandala
What you will experience
In India, a common metaphor for the mind is a mirror covered with dust, representing our busy thoughts. Sometimes we need to clear that mirror in order to get in touch with our authentic power and joy. Meditation and mantra are traditional techniques that clear the mind and bring us back to ourselves.
- Fresh ways to create space in your mind and heart for self-nourishment
- How to create mandalas with natural materials to bring peace to your home
- Sanskrit mantras to connect you with your inner joy.
- How to add mantra, meditation and mandala to your daily rituals to support your well-being.
- Mindful and heartful walking.
- Yoga Nidra to 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.
- Daily Dru Yoga, meditation, mantra and satsang sessions
Mandalas are ancient patterns that create openness in the mind and heart. Using natural materials you'll create your own sacred art.
Led by an experienced artist, these workshops will help create freedom of expression and connection to the natural world of colour and pattern.
You'll learn how Mandalas can deepen your meditation practice, enhance your creativity and bring about profound shifts in your overall well-being.
Six unforgettable days of yoga, meditation, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
Start your mornings with gentle sunrise yoga or a serene walk along the cliff path, soaking up the breathtaking coastal scenery.
Nourish your body with a choice of nourishing breakfast options, from fresh fruits to a hearty vegetarian-cooked breakfast. Dive into the realms of stillness and self-reflection with morning meditations, where you'll unlock the gateways to your soul.
Indulge your creative spirit in our mandala painting workshops, where you'll delve into the profound symbolism of mandalas and explore their therapeutic benefits.
Connect with the power of sound through mantra chanting workshops, discovering how sacred vibrations can transform your inner landscape.
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: 25 February - 1 March 2024
TUITION PRICE: £645
EARLY BIRD: £595 (if booked by 30 November)
FOOD & ACCOMMODATION: Please book separately. Sea-view or land-view, twin rooms are available (single rooms are now all taken), 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.
YOUR RETREAT AT A GLANCE
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
We're excited to offer you an immersive retreat experience that includes 2-3 teaching sessions each day, as well as outdoor sessions to help you connect with the natural beauty of our surroundings.
Our retreat begins with a welcome session on the morning of 25 February and concludes with a final afternoon session on 1 March. The tuition price includes 2-3 teaching sessions per day, with two half days free to allow you to explore the area. For the most relaxed experience, we recommend that if possible you arrive a day earlier and leave a day after the retreat ends.
To ensure you have the best possible experience, please book your accommodation directly through Yoga Holidays. We've negotiated exclusive rates for our retreat guests (see below).
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, please see below.
Prices below are per day and 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.
2 PEOPLE IN A TWIN OR DOUBLE ROOM
Deluxe Land View - £80
Deluxe Pool View - £84
Deluxe Sea View - £88
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.
'After arriving exhausted, I'm leaving with the sun in our hearts and so many beautiful memories. I'm completely transformed and energised with the love & warmth. I'm feeling nurtured and ready to take this energy back to my work, family & friends.'
Allison Grant, Scotland
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Join us for an unforgettable experience!
We have limited spaces for this event so please book your place soon.