Portuguese Bliss: 6-Day Yoga Retreat for “Finding Home” with Mahnaz

Your TourHero

Hero Mahnaz Jahangiri

About Mahnaz:
After graduating from California State University of Northridge with a Major in Television, I spent a decade-long career in television production and game shows. During this time I understood the negative effects of chronic stress; anxiety, fatigue and lack of mental clarity. I wanted to improve my mental and physical health and went back to practicing yoga which I was introduced to during my college years.

My first experience with yoga occurred while in my early 20’s and a few years later I committed to a consistent daily practice. Soon thereafter I attended my first Teacher Training in the Spring of 2002.

In 2008, I opened my first yoga studio and seven years later opened a second yoga studio near Downtown Los Angeles. After working 6-7 days a week for over 10 years, I knew it was time to slow down and made a tough decision to close the doors to my public yoga space in 2018. Shortly after, with the encouragement of a long-time student, I began writing my first book, Finding Home; A Path to Emotional Stability and Self Healing. In 2022, I released my 2nd and 3rd books Finding Home 2nd Edition and Finding Home Journal. During this period I continued teaching privately along with conducting workshops locally and internationally.

Since launching my online platform in 2020, I have been teaching daily live classes, conducting monthly corporate webinars and occasional local workshops.

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Sep 14 - 19, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

10 - 15

Transportation

Group airport & activity

Tour Price

USD 3,450
/ person
Flexible payment plans available
17 people interested
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Age range

21+

Travel interest

Wellness, yoga & meditation, nature, food & wine

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Your Local Guide

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Casa do Valle in Sintra, Portugal, is a picturesque guest house surrounded by lush gardens, a swimming pool, and stunning mountain and palace views. Situated on a historic vineyard slope, this former wine-producing property has been revitalized, offering an orchard that yields fruit year-round and a profusion of blooming flowers. Located just 400 meters from Sintra's Old Town Center, it provides a tranquil escape from tourist crowds while still being within walking distance of key attractions and the Lisbon train line. With 11 double rooms, a fully equipped guest kitchen, and multilingual hosts, Casa do Valle ensures guest comfort while emphasizing sustainability and local support, all in a safe and fair environment for their staff and collaborators.

Portugal>Portuguese Bliss: 6-Day Yoga Retreat for “Finding Home” with Mahnaz

Escape to the enchanting beauty of Portugal and join us for a transformative retreat that promises rejuvenation and self-discovery – a chance to find your inner home. Your days will begin with nourishing breakfasts and engaging workshops that deepen your connection to mind and body. In our free time, we’ll explore the stunning landscapes of Sintra during hikes, savor a unique wine experience, and revel in the historic structures that dot the area.

This retreat isn't just about wellness; it's about creating cherished memories with like-minded souls while you deepen your connection within. Whether you seek mindfulness, adventure, or relaxation, this retreat has it all. Join Mahnaz and friends, and embrace a journey of well-being – your path to serenity awaits.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until July 8, 2024. If the departure is cancelled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip before July 8, 2024, you will receive a full refund, excluding the deposit amount. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Hero Mahnaz Jahangiri

About Mahnaz:
After graduating from California State University of Northridge with a Major in Television, I spent a decade-long career in television production and game shows. During this time I understood the negative effects of chronic stress; anxiety, fatigue and lack of mental clarity. I wanted to improve my mental and physical health and went back to practicing yoga which I was introduced to during my college years.

My first experience with yoga occurred while in my early 20’s and a few years later I committed to a consistent daily practice. Soon thereafter I attended my first Teacher Training in the Spring of 2002.

In 2008, I opened my first yoga studio and seven years later opened a second yoga studio near Downtown Los Angeles. After working 6-7 days a week for over 10 years, I knew it was time to slow down and made a tough decision to close the doors to my public yoga space in 2018. Shortly after, with the encouragement of a long-time student, I began writing my first book, Finding Home; A Path to Emotional Stability and Self Healing. In 2022, I released my 2nd and 3rd books Finding Home 2nd Edition and Finding Home Journal. During this period I continued teaching privately along with conducting workshops locally and internationally.

Since launching my online platform in 2020, I have been teaching daily live classes, conducting monthly corporate webinars and occasional local workshops.

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Sep 14 - 19, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

10 - 15

Transportation

Group airport & activity

Portugal>Portuguese Bliss: 6-Day Yoga Retreat for “Finding Home” with Mahnaz

Escape to the enchanting beauty of Portugal and join us for a transformative retreat that promises rejuvenation and self-discovery – a chance to find your inner home. Your days will begin with nourishing breakfasts and engaging workshops that deepen your connection to mind and body. In our free time, we’ll explore the stunning landscapes of Sintra during hikes, savor a unique wine experience, and revel in the historic structures that dot the area.

This retreat isn't just about wellness; it's about creating cherished memories with like-minded souls while you deepen your connection within. Whether you seek mindfulness, adventure, or relaxation, this retreat has it all. Join Mahnaz and friends, and embrace a journey of well-being – your path to serenity awaits.

Timeline

Details

Day 1 · September 14, 2024

Welcome to Sintra – shift into a space of peace and relaxation with meditation and dinner

Your rejuvenating yoga retreat in the picturesque beauty of Portugal awaits! Shift into tranquility as you arrive at Lisbon Airport, where our friendly team will be there to welcome you. We'll whisk you away to the serene Casa do Valle, your home for the week, via a comfortable group transfer. Upon check-in, we'll provide you with a warm orientation to make you feel right at home.

As the sun sets over the serene landscape, we'll gather for a peaceful meditation session, setting the tone for a restorative evening ahead, capped off with a delicious dinner that offers a chance to connect with your group. It’s time to come home to yourself, and that starts here in the beauty of Portugal’s countryside.

Day 2 · September 15, 2024

Spend the day in workshops with Mahnaz diving deeper into your yoga journey to find inner alignment and connection

Rise and shine to a beautiful day in Sintra, waking up slowly with the sun and connecting with the tranquil energy of the lush backdrop. Start your morning with a wholesome breakfast that will energize you for a day of workshops led by Mahnaz. As the sun sets, savor a delightful dinner at Casa, where you can indulge in local flavors and reflect on all that you’ve learned with your group. Enjoy it all!

Day 3 · September 16, 2024

Discover a day of holistic well-being in the heart of Portugal with yoga, meditation, and hiking

After a restful sleep, your day begins with a nourishing breakfast to fuel your endeavors here in Sintra. Next, engage your mind and spirit in an enlightening workshop, followed by a sumptuous lunch.

In the afternoon, we'll take you on a historical hike with visits to enchanting palaces, where you'll soak in the rich heritage of this beautiful land. From castles to parks, you’re in for a real scenic treat!

As the day winds down, find tranquility in a serene meditation session, helping you ground and process the day’s events. Finally, cap off your evening with a delightful dinner, creating unforgettable memories in the company of like-minded souls.

Day 4 · September 17, 2024

After our morning workshop, we’ll enjoy a day at the beach to rest and relax under the Portuguese sun

Indulge in a day of rejuvenation and adventure, starting off with a nourishing breakfast and invigorating workshop, deepening your connection to mind and body. After lunch, prepare to unwind and bask in the sun during our beach day, where the sea's rhythm harmonizes with your inner calm.

After a day of sand, sun, and fun, we’ll be treated to a delightful dinner at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of Portugal's culinary delights. This day of serenity and seaside bliss is just what the doctor ordered.

Day 5 · September 18, 2024

Explore your inner and outer worlds with a workshop and hiking experience that culminates in a wine tasting

Begin another beautiful morning here in Sintra with breakfast and another engaging workshop, followed by a delicious lunch. From here, we’ll embark on an exhilarating hike through scenic landscapes, culminating in a memorable wine tasting experience. Sip and savor the local flavors as you unwind in the heart of nature.

As the day transitions into evening, we'll gather for a delightful farewell dinner at the casa, creating unforgettable moments in the company of fellow retreat-goers. This day promises exploration, connection, and culinary delights of all kinds.

Day 6 · September 19, 2024

Close out the retreat with one final workshop, then say goodbye to Sintra

As our retreat in Portugal draws to a close, we invite you to savor every moment of this final day. Start your morning with a nourishing breakfast, preparing for a day of reflection and connection. Engage in our heartfelt closing workshop, a beautiful culmination of your retreat experience. After checking out, you will have a satisfying lunch with your newfound friends. We'll then provide a group transfer to Lisbon Airport, ensuring a seamless journey to close out the experience.

With hearts full of gratitude, our transformative journey together concludes, leaving you refreshed, inspired, and ready to carry the wellness and mindfulness with you into your daily life. Until we meet again on the mat!

Accommodation

  • Casa do Valle

    Nestled amidst the enchanting landscapes of Sintra, Portugal, Casa do Valle stands as a serene haven for holistic rejuvenation and self-discovery. This idyllic wellness retreat embraces the tranquility of its surroundings, offering a harmonious blend of natural beauty and luxurious comfort. With its charming Portuguese architecture and lush gardens, Casa do Valle provides a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Guests are invited to embark on a transformative journey, indulging in yoga and meditation sessions amidst breathtaking vistas, unwinding with soothing spa treatments, and savoring nourishing organic cuisine sourced from the region's bounty. Whether exploring the mystical forests of Sintra or finding solace in the retreat's serene spaces, Casa do Valle promises a holistic retreat experience that nurtures the mind, body, and soul. (Please note that the participants who sign up first will be allocated the most favorable rooms.) Room type: Double occupancy. Room configuration: Twin Rooms.

Included

  • 5 nights at Casa do Valle
  • Double occupancy in accommodation
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Group transfers to/from Lisbon airport
  • 1 group arrival airport transfer
  • 1 group departure airport transfer
  • Daily yoga/workshops with Mahnaz
  • Historical hike with visit to palaces
  • Hike & wine experience
  • Beach day with dinner at a local restaurant

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food & drink not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal expenses not stipulated
  • Optional add-ons
  • Gratuities

Available add-on

Single room upgrade

Upgrade to a private room for the duration of the retreat.

Price: USD 400

2 spots left

Add-on: Private room upgrade

55-minute massage

Price: USD 77

8 spots left

Casa do Valle

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until July 8, 2024. If the departure is cancelled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip before July 8, 2024, you will receive a full refund, excluding the deposit amount. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 3,450
Per person