Welcome to Yoga Evolution Retreats Portugal, Europe
Join us on one of our relaxing yoga immersion courses blissfully set amid the beautiful Vale Do Bacelo, home and retreat centre of Sue and Peter in the Portuguese mountain ranges. We (Sue and Peter) founded the yoga evolution retreat centre in 2008 when we travelled from the UK to Portugal to view what was a bunch of derelict buildings set in one hector of land. We have passionately restored our property ourselves over the years to create a space that has a wonderful community spirit. We like to keep our prices as affordable as possible which makes us one of the most inclusive retreats in Europe. Book a yoga and meditation retreat here.
Discover our retreats…
Providing both modern day styles of yoga as well as the ancient forms, our retreats combine yoga and meditation to create an impactful experience in a beautiful setting.
With a variety of yoga retreats during 2019 to choose from, we focus on a different style of yoga within each of our retreats so that you can find the perfect option to suit your needs and experience level. From Ashtanga, Yin and Vinyasa Flow, to Women only retreats, each schedule has been created to provide you with a fulfilling and often life changing experience.
We have created a small paradise here on earth that allows for a deeper and more authentic experience of the profound health and well-being benefits of yoga and meditation with a balanced detoxing diet. When you are not practicing, we welcome you to socialize, relax by the natural salt water pool, explore the surrounding forest, dip in natural rock pools in the stream that flows through our land, doze in one of the hammocks shaded by ancient cork oak trees, relax and read from our extensive library, or just recharge and be in the moment.
In addition to your yoga and meditation practice, we also provide a nourishing diet to balance both your mind and body. We provide food for the soul, all prepared and made by Selina, our Chef and Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist. We have holistic massage therapy & Chinese Medical practices with the incredibly experienced & dedicated Juliana Krutsch, who has transformed many people’s practices with her knowledge of subtle postural alignment
Yoga Evolution Retreats is the home of Sue & Peter’s Evolutionary Yoga Teacher Training program. This training has been created to allow for personal development and growth. Visit Evolutionary Yoga to find out more.
Peter is a Senior Yoga Teacher, and is also a Shamanic Practitioner, Mindfulness Teacher, Martial Artist and Qigong Teacher. He first started practicing at the age of seven, under the instruction of his Martial Arts teacher, who introduced him to hatha yoga, posture work, meditation, pranayama and mudra with the balance between yin & yang taking centre stage in this art.
Sue is a Senior Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Yin, Dynamic & Hatha Yoga Teacher Sue is a student clinicianin Shamanic Homeopathy integrating Chinese medical Practices & is also a junior Qigong Teacher & her studies are ongoing. She first practiced Yoga in Singapore in 1999 while on a work trip & from the very first class had a strong inclination that it was the start of a profound journey of transformation that would influence the course of her life.
Alongside Sue and Peter, the team is made up of passionate and experienced individuals, including Freya who runs our workshops, Selina, our Chef and Nutritionist& Juliana who has been practicing Massage for over 30 years.
Alongside Sue and Peter, our team is made up of passionate and experienced individuals, including Freya who runs our workshops, and Selina, our Chef and Nutritionist.
To find out more about Sue and Peter and the rest of the Yoga Evolution Retreats team then please select the meet us tab from the menu.
You can view all of our upcoming retreats online via the week/month page, and also find out more about each individual retreat on the retreat type page. Once you have chosen you retreat, simply get in touch via email at email@example.com and let us know which retreat you are interested in.
We also welcome any questions you might have and are always happy to help.
I first went to the women's week in June & loved it so much I was back for another two weeks before the end of summer (taking 2 weeks ashtanga and yin with both Sue and Peter).
Sue and Peter open their home and beautiful land, making the time spent at the retreat feel so comfortable and safe for each person to go through their own unique journey. Selina makes the most incredible vegan food (options always there for those of us with specific dietary needs, extra eggs or tuna :)) and I dont know I've ever had so many seconds (but of such healthy foods- you feel great after! :)). Yogaevolutions really has so many places around the property (pool, eating, indoor library and sitting space) to be with others (or alone :)) Their teaching styles and classes are adapted to those in the class and they're always available to give additional support or answer questions. You can take raw chocolate making classes or have nutritional therapy sessions with Selina in the kitchen too.
So very grateful to have found this space which I will continue to return to as much as possible! Simone