Algarve Advanced Retreat: Yoga, Meditation & Bhakti Nov 2019

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This retreat is designed for you if you would enjoy a relaxing six day spiritual retreat on the golden beaches of the Algarve. Empower your yoga, meditation and spirituality and discover the potency of bhakti yoga.

Join us in the beautiful Algarve this November to get some warm sunshine and inject inspiration into your yoga and meditation practice. If you're a Dru yoga and meditation teachers or have a strong personal sadhana, then we invite you to join us!

This relaxing six day spiritual retreat is located on a 15km golden beach between Albufeira and Vilamora. This retreat will be based on deepening your personal and teaching experience, based on Patanjali's Yamas and Niyamas - ancient guidelines to create a happy, healthy and authentic life.

On this special retreat, led by experienced Dru teacher trainers, you will:
1. take your yoga to deeper level through advanced posture and pranayama practice
2. expand your mind with wisdom from the ancient Vedic texts  - Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita
3. learn the qualities of a spiritual seeker that will guide you through life's challenges
4. explore mudras to expand your meditation practice and create inner stillness and joy 
5. enjoy mantra and sacred sound to transform your consciousness
6. relax in the warm sun with beach and cliff top walks, outdoor sessions and plenty of free time

This retreat is held in the large Alfamar Sport and Beach Hotel, a stone’s throw from a beautiful sandy beach with fabulous red cliffs. It’s the perfect location for long beach walks, sunrise meditations or a dip in the sea if you’re brave!  We come again and again to this venue due to its excellent location, and although the hotel’s accommodation and food are of a simple standard, we find it suits our needs. The food is buffet style, with fresh salads and a vegetarian/vegan option at each meal.

The tutors on this retreat are Annie Jones (health and practical spirituality), Lalita Doerstel (yoga and mudras) and Jane Saraswati Clapham (meditation and mantra). We look forward to creating a magical retreat for you!

5th November, 2019 7:30 AM   through   11th November, 2019 6:00 PM
Alfamar Hotel
Falesia Beach
Albufeira, 8200-916
Phone: 01248 602900
Event Fee(s)
Tuition £ 545.00
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Dru Admin Region Wales and Cheshire
Global region UK & Eire
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Tuition: £545

3 teaching sessions per day:

7.30 am – 8.45 am

10.30 am – 12 noon

5.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Dates: 5th - 11th November 2019

Accommodation: Shared half board accommodation 6 nights €180 – book separately.

Travel: For information about environmental train travel options to the Algarve from the UK, please visit:

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The Venue

The retreat will be at the Alfamar hotel, which is a simple beach and sport hotel a few metres from a 15 kilometre beach, Praia da Falésia, which is between Albufeira and Vilamoura.

The hotel is basic and clean, with a lawn and pool, set above red sandstone cliffs and a beautiful beach. 



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£545  (Accommodation, food, flights/train and transfers are not included)

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(Shared half board accommodation 6 nights E180 – book separately)

Want to book? Your next steps:

  • Please book online on this page to secure your place in the retreat by paying for your tuition. 

  • Then contact the Dru Office (01248 602900 or email for the full booking form. 

  • Book your flight. Faro international airport is about 45 mins from the hotel, and is served by many different airlines including EasyJet. 

  • Book your own accomodation.

  • You’ll need to arrange your own transfers - we can give you details of a recommended taxi firm and the contact details of others travelling at the same time so you can share.

  • For information about environmental train travel options to the Algarve from the UK, please visit:

Shared half board accommodation 6 nights €180 – book separately.

The catering team try their best to provide vegan/vegetarian choices for us, and although it’s not quite like Snowdonia Mountain Lodge catering, it’s usually fine. There is a small supermarket close to the hotel if you need any other food supplies.

Feedback from the last retreat was that some participants appreciated arriving early or staying on for a night or two to make the most of the retreat teachings. This is possible, please arrange this with the accommodation team. 


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"In beautiful surroundings I was surrounded by a great team of friends! The retreat inspired me to make positive changes in my daily practice. I would recommend this experience to everyone."

Tilly Huyzer, The Netherlands.

"This week was incredibly fantastic. I did not only reload my body energy and unwind my mind about any worries, but I totally felt like I had an uploaded bubble-bath! With this experience Dru makes it much easier for me to bring the techniques into my daily life. Thank you for the amazing way you take care! " 

Truke Blindeman, The Netherlands

"Such a joy to be in the beautiful Algarve enjoying the amazing life force and energy of the place with beautiful like minded people."

Jane Gahan, UK

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