Alamos Wellness Retreat

Yoga Boutique Bed and Breakfast Algarve

Your Healthy holidays

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FREE YOGA classes for guests booking directly with us on Bed & Breakfast Board

WELLNESS PROGRAMS


About


Let the food be the medicine!

Alamos Retreat is a small luxury bed & breakfast hotel located in Guia, Albufeira. (adults only)
The atmosphere is of a Boho Eco-Chic small resort with white, wood and bamboo being the main colours. 
Our B&B concept is all about wellness. Everything has been thought to deliver the healthiest experience.
Our breakfast is vegetarian, mostly based on fruits, low in sugar with many gluten free and lactose free options, our amenities are organic, Our linen is 100% cotton and we probably have one of the most comfortable bed in the region.
We provide weekly Yoga, meditation and detox classes to our guests.
We care about your confort and the environment. We care about you!

Best Rate Guarantee on our website. We will offer you a massage if you find a cheaper price under the same conditions (same room, number of people, booking dates and stay dates)

Yoga classes are free for guests booking directly with us on Bed and Breakfast board.

We hate to have to impose rules but sometimes we have to…
My liberty ends where yours begins.
Due to our concept, we do not have alcoholic drinks, we do not allow smoking anywhere (indoor and outdoor), parties are not permited and silence is required from 22:00 to 10:00.

Team


The best kept secret to happiness and health is compassion.

Catia and Anne

Shift leaders

Catia and Anne are our 2 hosts at Alamos Retreat, they will take care of your Breakfast, check-in, check-out, organize the classes and will also take care of your room. They will also help with all other thing you might need at some point.

Guilherme

Trainee

Nice, happy and playfull young boy. He will help you with everything.

Lourenzo

Owner

Certified in Holistic Nutrition by the Traditional Medicine Institute Passionate about wellness, cancer prevention, fitness, weightloss, hospitality and lifestyle luxury

Luisa

Owner

Luisa is kind and caring, always smiling, she will do everything to please. she loves books and bibliotherapy, art and handycraft. Many things that you can see at the property have been made by her, like the macramé.

João Gouveia

Instructor

Filipa Neves

Instructor

Marta Gabriel

Massagist

Services


Let the food be the medicine

Lodging

Alamos Retreat is a small boutique hotel for adults with very specific services. Our mission is "healthy holidays".

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Healthy Breakfast

Vegetarian breakfast, low in sugar, many lactose and gluten free options

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Yoga and meditation

Our yoga and meditation classes are complimentary for guests booking directly with us on Bed & Breakfast board but can be purchased by other guests.

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Antioxidants

What if we could tell you if your lifestyle is healthy?

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Massage

In room massage on request

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Events


  • 10.00
  • 19-10-2019 10:00 - 26-10-2019 10:00
  • Caminho das Quatro Estradas, Guia, Portugal

Anti gravity open class every saturday and Sunday at 10 AM Reservation required, limited availability. Price 10€

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  • 19-10-2019 15:30 - 19-10-2019 17:00
  • Caminho das Quatro Estradas, Guia, Portugal

Workshop Óleos essenciais. Venha conhecer os benefícios para a sua saúde. Workshop gratuito Lugares limitados.

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  • 10.00
  • 06-10-2019 10:00 - 26-10-2019 10:00
  • Caminho das Quatro Estradas, Guia, Portugal

Anti gravity open class every saturday and Sunday at 10 AM Reservation required, limited availability. Price 10€

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  • 30.00
  • 14-09-2019 14:30 - 14-09-2019 17:30
  • Caminho das Quatro Estradas, Guia, Portugal

Detox Workshop Inscription required - limited availability Price 30€

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  • 5.00
  • 15-08-2019 21:00
  • Caminho das Quatro Estradas, Guia, Portugal

Full moon meditation inscription required - limited availability Price 5€

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Weekly Agenda


ANYBODY CAN BREATHE THEREFORE ANYBODY CAN PRACTICE YOGA - TKV Desikachar Please note that the agenda is suject to changes.

08:30 - 11:00
Healthy Breakfast
Location: Alamos Lounge
10:00 - 11:00
Yoga
Location: Yoga Pavilion

Cosmic Yoga with João Gouveia
Free for Guests booking directly with us on Bed and Breakfast Board.

08:30 - 11:00
Healthy Breakfast
Location: Alamos Lounge
10:00 - 11:15
Yoga - Vinyasa Flow
Location: Yoga Pavilion

Vinyasa Flow with Igor

Free for Guests booking directly with us on Bed and Breakfast Board.

Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Commonly referred to as “flow” yoga, it is sometimes confused with “power yoga“.
Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two classes are ever alike. The opposite would be “fixed forms” such as Bikram Yoga, which features the same 26 postures in every class, or Ashtanga which has the same sequence every time.
The variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga helps to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same thing every day.
As a philosophy, Vinyasa recognizes the temporary nature of things. We enter into a posture, are there for a while and then leave.
While Vinyasa, or Vinyasa-Krama, dates back to the Vedic age—the earliest period of yoga thousands of years ago—it referred to a series, or sequence of steps, to make something sacred.
The movement practice of Vinyasa is said to begin with T Krishnamacharya who has had the largest influence on how yoga, in general, is practiced today.
Put all this together and Vinyasa, is a breath initiated practice, that connects every action of our life with the intention of moving towards what is sacred, or most important to us.
While Vinyasa Yoga is one of the most popular forms of the practice in the world today, it is not well understood.

Vinyasa Yoga Definition

As with many things in yoga, the definition is dependent on the context and on who you ask. Below are the more common definitions.
“The Sanskrit word Vinyasa comes from a prefix vi, which means variation, and a suffix, nyasa, which means ‘within prescribed parameters.’” Srivatsa Ramaswami, student of Krishnamacharya for more than thirty years.
He goes on to refer to classical yoga, from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, for the specific parameters:
Steadiness (Sthira)
Comfort (Sukha)
Smooth and Long Breathing (Prayatna Sithila)

The term Vinyasa is derived from nyasa, meaning “to place,” and vi, meaning “in a special way.” This indicates that we are not “throwing our bodies around” but are bringing consciousness to each movement in each moment.
Shiva Rea adds, “Vinyasa in its original meaning from the early Tantras is understood as the ‘sequence of consciousness,’ or how life unfolds from…the creative pulse of life.”
Vinyasa can be defined as our external movements that are an expression of how we think and feel.
Synonyms: Continuous. Seamless. Integrated. Change. Rhythm. Evolve. Cycle. Connected. Movement.
Characteristics of Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga connects one posture to the next using the breath. This can be thought of as linking or flowing into postures which is sometimes why it’s called “Flow Yoga”. The opposite of this would be an alignment based class where students engage with a posture, explore it for a period of time and then “break the posture” by coming out.
“Transitions” are what connect one posture to another in Vinyasa. They are the in-between part. What is not always appreciated is that transitions are considered postures themselves. To move in a more graceful, connected way, allot just as much time developing skill in the transitions as you do in the asana.
Vinyasa is synonymous with movement. Moving in and out of postures is the obvious movement but even in stillness Vinyasa is represented by the beat of your heart and inhale/exhale of your breath.
Move with breath. Breath initiates the movement of Vinyasa which is why you’ll hear it referred to as a “breath-synchronized” practice.
Ujjayi Breath is the breathing technique used. It is done by inhaling and exhaling in a rhythmic manner through the nose. The overall sensation is one of relaxation.
Vinyasa practice generates heat and can add a cardiovascular component not always present in other forms of postural practice.

11:00 - 15:00
Health Coach Consultation
Location: Alamos Retreat Lounge

Teresa Santos - Health Coach Consultation

Please book in advance.

Health knowledge – Health coaches focus on different lifestyle elements. All health coaches should be firmly centred in the holistic Functional or Lifestyle Medicine approach of searching for the underlying lifestyle-related cause of chronic disease.

Coaching skills – Health coaches are highly skilled in behavioural change coaching techniques. This will include a range of core coaching competences, as well as specific techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, Transtheoretical Model of Change and Positive Psychology.

Consultation Price: 65€

08:30 - 11:00
Healthy Breakfast
Location: Alamos Lounge
08:30 - 09:30
Meditation
Location: Yoga Pavilion

Morning meditation with Yolanda Monteiro

Free for Guests booking directly with us on Bed and Breakfast Board.

08:30 - 11:00
Healthy Breakfast
Location: Alamos Lounge
08:30 - 09:30
Fusion Pilates/Yoga
Location: Yoga pavilion

Fusion Pilates/Yoga with Tine

Free for Guests booking directly with us on Bed and Breakfast Board.

08:30 - 11:00
Healthy Breakfast
Location: Alamos Lounge
10:00 - 11:00
Yoga
Location: Yoga Pavilion

Yoga with Yolanda Monteiro

Free for Guests booking directly with us on Bed and Breakfast Board.

08:30 - 11:00
Healthy Breakfast
Location: Alamos Lounge
10:00 - 11:00
Antigravity Aerial Yoga
Location: Yoga Pavilion

Antigravity Aerial Yoga with Filipa Neves

Free for Guests booking directly with us on Bed and Breakfast Board.

A combination of traditional yoga poses and pilates with the use of a hammock, aerial yoga defies gravity and allows you to perform various yoga poses that may be difficult to do on the ground, but easier in mid-air. It’s fun and acrobatic.
Here are the Top 10 from Health Fitness Revolution and author of the book ReSYNC Your Life Samir Becic:

Total body workout: Due to the nature of aerial yoga movements, almost all the body parts are forced to move and stretch. Muscles are toned and redefined, and joints are regenerated and strengthened due to these movements.

Psychologically beneficial: Just like almost any other workout, aerial yoga helps rebuild your emotional system because it clears the mind and relieves stress due to its meditative state. It also helps you combat stress throughout the day and increases your creativity, which leads you to develop your own artistic skills.

Improves flexibility: Aerial yoga helps you to move more freely, with less effort, by counteracting gravity. Suspension in the air releases tension on the bones and muscles, increasing flexibility and deepening your practice. Suspended yoga strengthens core muscles and increases spinal and shoulder flexibility.

Heals back problems: It gives you the chance to hang freely, allowing your spine to lengthen. With less strain on your back while doing the exercises, it eases tension in the spinal cord and hip joint, helping you feel better.

Increases strength: Aerial yoga improves strength and flexibility, which carries over into other daily activities. The core workout is a beneficial cross-training, as it helps runners increase stamina and be able recover faster.

Puts you in a great mood: Another key benefit of doing aerial yoga is that it gets your adrenaline going while going against gravity. It also releases “happy” hormones like serotonin, endorphins, oxytocin, dopamine, which boost your mood and help you feel more energetic.

Improves balance: While going against gravity can be exciting, aerial yoga also helps with balance and stability in daily activities. Balance is a key component in daily activities, and aerial yoga helps maintain a good balance both inside and out.

Aids digestion: The different types of stretches and movements help improve the digestive system, thus helping in healing various digestion-related issues, including constipation and indigestion.

Old age and heart disease: Aerial yoga improves the circulation of blood, thus combating aging and its symptoms. Aerial yoga also helps detoxify the circulatory and lymphatic systems, which lowers the onset of various cardiovascular issues.

Improves memory: Aerial yoga fortifies your neural connections, thereby, rendering better memory power. In a way, practicing aerial yoga can make you smarter!

08:30 - 11:00
Healthy Breakfast
Location: Alamos Lounge
10:00 - 11:00
Antigravity Aerial Yoga
Location: Yoga Pavilion

Antigravity Aerial Yoga with Filipa Neves

Free for Guests booking directly with us on Bed and Breakfast Board.

A combination of traditional yoga poses and pilates with the use of a hammock, aerial yoga defies gravity and allows you to perform various yoga poses that may be difficult to do on the ground, but easier in mid-air. It’s fun and acrobatic.
Here are the Top 10 from Health Fitness Revolution and author of the book ReSYNC Your Life Samir Becic:

Total body workout: Due to the nature of aerial yoga movements, almost all the body parts are forced to move and stretch. Muscles are toned and redefined, and joints are regenerated and strengthened due to these movements.

Psychologically beneficial: Just like almost any other workout, aerial yoga helps rebuild your emotional system because it clears the mind and relieves stress due to its meditative state. It also helps you combat stress throughout the day and increases your creativity, which leads you to develop your own artistic skills.

Improves flexibility: Aerial yoga helps you to move more freely, with less effort, by counteracting gravity. Suspension in the air releases tension on the bones and muscles, increasing flexibility and deepening your practice. Suspended yoga strengthens core muscles and increases spinal and shoulder flexibility.

Heals back problems: It gives you the chance to hang freely, allowing your spine to lengthen. With less strain on your back while doing the exercises, it eases tension in the spinal cord and hip joint, helping you feel better.

Increases strength: Aerial yoga improves strength and flexibility, which carries over into other daily activities. The core workout is a beneficial cross-training, as it helps runners increase stamina and be able recover faster.

Puts you in a great mood: Another key benefit of doing aerial yoga is that it gets your adrenaline going while going against gravity. It also releases “happy” hormones like serotonin, endorphins, oxytocin, dopamine, which boost your mood and help you feel more energetic.

Improves balance: While going against gravity can be exciting, aerial yoga also helps with balance and stability in daily activities. Balance is a key component in daily activities, and aerial yoga helps maintain a good balance both inside and out.

Aids digestion: The different types of stretches and movements help improve the digestive system, thus helping in healing various digestion-related issues, including constipation and indigestion.

Old age and heart disease: Aerial yoga improves the circulation of blood, thus combating aging and its symptoms. Aerial yoga also helps detoxify the circulatory and lymphatic systems, which lowers the onset of various cardiovascular issues.

Improves memory: Aerial yoga fortifies your neural connections, thereby, rendering better memory power. In a way, practicing aerial yoga can make you smarter!

Alamos Retreat

The best kept secret to happiness and health is compassion.

Contact / Directions


alamos@algarvewellnessretreat.com

  • Caminho das Quatro Estradas, Guia, Portugal
  • In Guia, after the 3 palm trees round about, drive 1.6kms on M526-1, direction Albufeira. There is a sign saying "Vale da ursa", just before the sign, turn left (caminho das quatro estradas). Follow the tar road straight until the end. (it turns left at the end). Leave Vila Xelb on your left and follow the dirt track for 400m, then turn left and drive 50m. Welcome to Alamos Retreat!

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Testimonials


"Alamos Retreat is just amazing!" Tripadvisor - Henriette

Do pequeno-almoço. Da cama : ). Dos sumos detox. Dos ovos com manteiga. Das aulas de meditação. Dos bolos às 23h! quando chegamos ao quarto. Das pessoas. Da fantástica energia. Da luz. E, do amor em todos os pormenores.."

Ana TBooking

Familiäres, absolut tolles Hotel. Geschmackvolle Austattung, mit der Möglichkeit täglich in der Gruppe Yoga zu machen. Sehr gutes, reichhaltiges gesundes Frühstück. Sehr persöhnliche Betreuung durch den Besitzer."

Eliane BBooking

En primer lugar dar las gracias a Alamos Retreat por el trato recibido. Una fantastica experiencia. No sabiamos que hotel reservar porque siempre habia algo que no nos gustaba...y de repente vimos este lugar.... nada de hoteles grandes rodeados de jaleo y trasiego de gente... un oasis en la poblacion de GUIA, solo 5 habitaciones en una finca (villa) en la cual parece que se para el tiempo, instalaciones impecables (piscina,jardin,habitacion,cama,desayuno etc)...nos gusta viajar y nunca he dormido en una cama tan comoda como esta. El personal trato excelente, para los que busquen paz y tranquilidad 100%100 recomendable. REPETIREMOS SEGURO!!!!"

Sergio QBooking

A fabulous place to stay, very quiet and peaceful with lovely hosts. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The breakfasts were amazing, healthy fruits and juices as well as some delicious treats. The yoga sessions were relaxing and calm. The rooms were beautiful and comfortable with luxurious towels, robe and toiletries. The pool and surrounds was great with comfy beds and loungers. Thank you to Loureço and team for an amazing week. A car would be useful if you want to explore the area."

Jane TExpedia

Even if you’ve never done yoga before, here you can give it a try and maybe discover a new passion. This place is super comfortable, quiet and relaxing. Breakfast is phenomenal, ranging from fresh fruit to pastries, from local cheeses to gluten-free options. Lourenço gave us awesome advice for beaches and restaurants"

Cristina ZTripadvisor

O melhor destino de férias do Algarve para encontrar paz, pequeno-almoço maravilhoso, aulas de yoga e meditação acompanhada todos os dias. Recomendo a experiência. Foi maravilhosa a minha estadia. Obrigada ao Lourenco e a Luísa por saberem receber tão bem!"

Rita ATripadvisor

Alamos Retreat is just amazing! Such a lovely place, and most of all: lovely people❤️ Luisa, Lourenzo, Cátia, Anne and Guilherme all made our stay a really nice experience. My partner and I stayed for 4 nights. Upon arrival our room was upgraded free of charge, and we also enjoyed different yoga classes in the sunset. Yummy breakfast with fresh goods and juices. Quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Neat and well designed rooms. Also!! The beds are SO COMFY! + loved the organic toiletries❤️ We cant wait to come back and hope all of our friends go to Portugal for a relaxing stay at Alamos Retreat. Thank you🌈😊 Xoxo, Charlotte and Henriette"

Henriette ITripadvisor

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