Relax and renew

Retreat in Portugal next month


Mixing “yoga and mindfulness with art, music, architecture and ideas” may sound like a tiring business, but a retreat in Portugal next month promises to be a relaxing, renewing experience.

The five-day retreat, from September 20th to 25th, is organised by The Yoga Salon, run by Irish yogis Kathy Scott (of Trailblazery and Wonderlust Stage at Body & Soul) and Mari Kennedy (co-founder of the Mindfulness Hedge School), and will take place on an eco resort in the Algarve.

Guests will take daily classes in yoga, mindfulness and meditation. The estate has an outdoor saltwater pool, gardens and organic cafe. Surf lessons, massage treatments, cooking and food alchemy classes are optional. Prices (from €600) include classes, accommodation and organic meals. Bookings by September 5th. See the or email