Autumn retreat
Autumn retreat

As we adapted in Covid-19 times:

In the context we live in, we know that we cannot stop, but we also know that we have to adapt and take precautions.

Thus, in 2021, we will reduce the maximum number of participants to 8.

Those sharing a double room (people who travel together) will benefit from a 10% discount (not combinable with the 5% discount for early registration).

If the weather allows, some meals can be taken outside. We will reinforce the hygiene of the common areas and the Yoga material will be used by the same person from the beginning till the end of the retreat.

Luísa Geraldes, IYENGAR Yoga teacher, welcomes you in the most beautiful Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro region, Portugal, for five days of Yoga.

Opportunity in these long weekends to practice intensely, nourish yourself, rest and enjoy of an amazing landscape of the region.

The program includes two daily classes in a totally equipped room with all the Iyengar props, two vegetarian/vegan meals and you will stay in two comfortable country houses with mountain views. 

Throughout the days, you will be able to enjoy several hiking trails, river beaches, train rides on the historic and mythical Douro line, boat trips, photography or simply relax in the hammock of the porch and contemplate the landscape.

View from the retreat house


Absolutely relaxing and unique yoga retreat experience with beautiful surroundings in an authentic little Portuguese village. Luisa is an inspiring teacher and lovely host. Food was excellent, beautiful and creative – and plenty! Hope to be able to come again!

Heljä Kukkonen, Finland

Dates 2021

Autumn retreats

22 to 26 September

29 September to 3 October




 Day 1

15h30 : Arrival

17h30 – 19h30 : Class

19h30 : Dinner


Days 2, 3, 4

8h00 – 11h00 : Class

11h00 – Brunch

17h30 – 19h30 : Class

19h30 : Dinner


Day 5

8h00 – 11h00 : Class

11h00 : Brunch

12h30 : Farewell




Daily classes

Brunch and dinner (please let us know if you

have any food intolerance)

Coffee, tea, fruit



Luísa’s retreat exceeded all my expectations. The teaching was out of this world and due to the small classes we had a personal touch, as students we contributed to what we wished to work on!! From day one it was superb and the food was so good, location brilliant… I can’t recommend enough!

Maria Beddoe, Spain

Landscape close to the retreat house

Suggested daily activites



River beach

Train rides

Boat rides

Visiting the Alto Douro farms




The retreats take place in two houses, that sleep 14 people, located in Aldeia de Vilas Boas, Concelho de Vila Flor, inserted in Parque Natural Regional do Vale do Tua, in the Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region.

The main house, called Estamancas, is where the practice room is. All meals will be served here and it sleeps 7 people.

The second house, Azinheira, is located 5 minutes by car and 20 minutes by foot from Estamancas, and sleeps 7 people in 3 suites.

From Porto / Porto airport the trip will not take more than 1h50. You can also reach by train from Porto in a beautiful trip that lasts around 2 hours and half. Rides can be organized.


This was a real retreat from daily life and a deep and special experience. Luísa’s way of teaching is both challenging and compassionate!

Also all the helpers were chosen to provide us all with a perfect opportunity to practice yoga, not only on a physical level but as a way of being. It was so relaxed, peaceful and beautiful… So thank you for this.

Sally Thirkettle, UK


If you are looking for an Iyengar Yoga retreat where you find hard work done with joy and with competent  and challenging instruction, in a wonderful environment with excellent vegan and vegetarian food, in a lovely atmosphere, then the yoga retreat in Vilas Boas with Luisa is the one you should try.

Iso and Libuse, Switzerland

Prices per person in occupation of:


Triple room: 425 euros

Double room (shared): 430 euros

Double room (single occupancy): 475 euros

Accompanying person (including room and meals): 280 euros


Spring retreat

Payment in full until February 28 – 5% discount.

Registration and payment until April 18.

Autumn retreat

Payment in full until July 15 – 5% discount.

Registration and payment until September 15.

Reservations only by payment of a minimum 50% deposit.

The installment payment excludes the discount.

We will not make refunds of amounts paid unless exceptional health situations are justified and proven.


The retreat is subject to a minimum number of students.


For even more information about your stay, region, other activities and how to get there, don’t hesitate to contact us at:


The best thing about this retreat was how obvious it was that Luísa puts her whole heart and soul into sharing the information she has about Iyengar yoga. 

Classes could be intense in the morning but there was an absolutely terrific brunch to look forward to. The food was fantastic!

The accommodation was really nice, comfortable and user friendly.

Mark Flynn, Portugal


Desde as aulas, à comida, estadia, lugar… tudo foi perfeito.

Maria João, Portugal

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