South of Portugal, the picturesque inland town of Monchique is only 25 km from the wild Atlantic ocean, high up in the famous Serra de Monchique mountains range, the most peaceful area on the Western Algarve. It is famous for its remarkable panoramic view over the hills and the ocean and its renowned thermal baths.
Feel the magic
Admire the sun rising on the horizon over the lush stunning mountains, breathe in the fresh pure air, trek along the numerous walking trails through the nearby forests, enjoy a bath in a natural pool, and let yourself relax with the sound of the birds life in a timeless atmosphere. This place is filled with magic and unspoiled views which is the perfect combination to let go and express your true nature freely.
Rejuvenate with Nature
The coastal bay is full of charming fishing villages, small towns, caves, warm beaches and coves, surrounded by high red cliffs and sandy islands, making Algarve famous for its natural charm and its rejuvenating properties.
The inland region is captivating, with historic villages and a great diversity of sights and scents, fig, orange and almond trees, pine trees and cork oak forests, eucalyptus and chestnut trees, as well as many flowers, shrubs and rock roses.
This flourishing piece of paradise is enriched by the invigorating swell of the Atlantic Ocean and the strong Moors influence, as well in handicraft as in gastronomy and architecture.
On your free time, you can easily take a walk to Mount Fóia, the highest point of the Algarve (902 metres), or reach the coast in 30 min car ride and enjoy the beaches, explore the marine life with more than 100 diving spots, surf the famous waves of Portugal, or other water sports. Near the village of Monchique you can find a famous spa, called Caldas de Monchique.
Friendly and gentle atmosphere
The small colourful village of Monchique is very peaceful, yet you will feel the lively and friendly atmosphere around every corner as you walk through the narrow cobbled streets, passing fountains and cute squares. Enjoy several good local restaurants and the warmth of its inhabitants who will make you feel at home.
Easy International Access
Our centre is easily accessible by air (the easiest way), rail and road:
- If you fly from outside Europe, you may land at Lisbon International Airport then take a domestic flight to Faro airport.
- If you fly from Europe, some airlines operate directly to Faro airport or will fly via Lisbon.
- Either way, Faro is located only 70 km from our centre. Once you land, you can hop on a taxi to reach us directly (it will cost around 80 Euros) or use the public bus via Portimao city.
- By rail: from Lisbon hop on a train to Faro.
- It is also accessible by car if you have time and drive through European countries or rent a car in Portugal.
- Please feel free to ask us any advice regarding your travelling trip.
The centre offers a stunning view over Portugal’s southern coast and the Atlantic Ocean and is just 20 minutes away from pristine beaches and less than 10 minutes away from the picturesque village of Monchique.
Located in one of the most isolated and silent places in this area, it is perfect for those in search of peace. Onsite, you will find all the amenities from accommodation to food and our yoga hall.
You can either choose a private, twin or triple room (mixed gender – possibility of sharing with a friend joining the course or someone from the group). Bathrooms are usually shared with another room mate or the next room.
We will provide you with 3 vegetarian meals a day during the whole training, unless you wish to eat elsewhere during your day off. As much as possible, we try to use fresh products from our garden or local farms around.
Mukta Tantra Yoga Course will start on the Saturday with a Welcoming Ceremony and festive diner, altogether. Classes will start on the following morning.
Please note that the centre is a non-smoking place, also no alcoholic drinks, meat or fish are allowed, however, when outside the premises, you are free to do as you feel.
Although Portugal is known for being hot during the summer time in Europe, thanks to our centre being located in the mountains range, the weather remains fresh. On top of that, the type of architecture keeps the coolness all day.