Almashala is a creative yoga space, a domestic version of holiness a sacred refuge, a vibrating space to cultivate mental and physical balance.

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Samuele Piazza

Lavinia Casaburo

Reviews (11)

Belinda Sørensen

from Norway, August 2019

"Fabulous retreat at Almashala"

Thank you for a fabulous week in the Almashala! We really loved it. Lavinia and Samuele create a truly special and fun yoga experience with their passion, dedication and care for each individual. Their invested energy allows you to deepen your practice - and leaves you truly energised. We hope to come again really soon. All the best, Gabrielle & Belinda


from Great Britain, August 2019

"My 10 days of magic "

Almashala was a place of joy. I connected with wonderful beings and equally had lots of alone time to connect with myself. I was completely immersed in beautiful nature with beaches and forests all around and a very healthy lifestyle of delicious vegan cuisine.

Lavinia & Samu are not only masterful yoga teachers, who passionately live and breath the practice- but they also greet you with warmth and make you feel so welcome. No question was ever an inconvenience for them as they did everything to keep guests happy. My ten days here we’re transformational- With the teachers gentle guidance I did poses I felt I could never do before.

I can’t recommend this yoga retreat more only to say I have booked another stay in October :) If you’re looking for a healing ground, weather you are advanced or a complete beginner in yoga, these intelligent and compassionate teachers will support your journey.


from Portugal, August 2019

"Yoga in the purest sense"

I loved everything about this retreat. I’ve practiced for 20 years and this was true yoga taught by two superb teachers, combined with excellent vegan food, comfy beds, and a good location.

Rajani Kodiyat

from Germany, July 2019

"beautiful yoga space"

Almashala has given me given me the possibility to deepen my practise in a calm and peacefull place. Lavina and Samu are both great teachers who take care of alignment as well as of creative lessons. The way they designed the retreat helps a lot to focus and to dive deeper into your asanna practise. Additionally they organise diffrent workshops in and around the shala (go bouldering in the forest of sintra!). I enjoyed my stay so much and am very thankfull for the time in ericeira that i spent with you! hope to see you again :)

Khatoun Abdmasih

from Spain, August 2019

"Amazing week"

I am so grateful to Lavi and Samu to create this wonderful space. The yoga classes are very good structured, every day different and both instructors are there to assist/ assist. The food is great too. Our group of people was super international, several nights we stayed together to play guitar and sing.. such an amazing environment. I can highly recommend this retreat! :)

Thank you Lavi and Samu for this time!

Katja Quinkler

from Germany, July 2019

"Could not be better"

Almashala is such an amazing place. The quality of the yoga lessons is excellent and you learn even after years the real basics as if never known before!

Meditation and relaxing exercises take a big part of the retreat and also you can ask every question about the subject yoga and meditation. Lavinia and Samu can give you so many important informations.

They keep an eye on every single person and if you have a certain body problem or pain they give you many asanas to solve that problem.( I had pain in my downer back and Samu gave me a whole lesson to that subject and the pain was gone after some days)

Next to all the professional Yoga themes they are so warm-hearted, lovely, smart people!

I felt just welcome and right at their place.

The Brunch and dinner we got every day was from such a high quality and very tasty. Every day they surprised with something new and delicious.

There is also the possibility to take some specials to complete these wonderful relaxing days!

Boyldering, massage or a coaching session with Sabina about the subject” love” are so nice offers.

And i loved the hike to the beach (which is also lovely) through the little “Dschungle” right behind the house..

What more to say?

This place is just perfect and wonderful!

Marie Klenke

from Germany, July 2019

"A place of love, peace and compassion 💗"

Vielen Dank für eine wunderbare Zeit! Die Räumlichkeiten sind liebevoll eingerichtet. Samu und Lavi sind fantastische Lehrer die auf jeden Einzelnen ganz individuell eingehen. Die Landschaft und das Meer sind ein Traum und das Essen ist köstlich. Ich bin so dankbar für diese Erfahrung! 🙏🤗

Thank you Lavi and Samu for this amazing time in your beautiful home!

Thank you for all the good food, the laughter, the talks and the silence. Thank you for the yoga practice and the compassion. Feel hugged! I will come back to you! 🙏🤗💗

Fouad Addou

from Netherlands, August 2019

"I couldn’t have wished for a better environment!"

From the moment you enter the place you feel the positivity and piecefullness. Lavi en Samu did a great job to facilitate this environment with their positivity and by sharing their inspirational life perspective.

Rehana Anwar

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Beautiful people, family atmosphere, great yoga! "

The vibe, and quality of teaching, and great food.

Améline Dewulf

from Belgium, August 2019

"Hope i can come back soon"

The perfect place to get away from everything and work on yourself a bit.

Thank you,thank you,thank you Samu & Lavi,for the good vibes and being so warm. For all the tips and genuinely wanting to help people in every way you can. The classes were great,the bed and the ashram were cozy and yeah i’m gonna miss the food a lot! Once you start exploring ericeira and surroundings are such a nice place,plenty of things to do and so much beautiful nature to escape in.

Anita Mittwede

from Germany, July 2019

"Einfach abschalten"

Es war ein Rundumsorglospaket, ich hab mich auf Anhieb wohl gefühlt und hab die entspannte Atmosphere sehr genossen.

Lavinia und Samuel kümmern sich sehr um das wohl mit tollen Yogastunden, selbst gekochtem vollwertigem Essen, mit teils im eigenen Garten angebauten Zutaten. Zwischen den Yogastunden, die morgens und abends statt finden, kann man sie zu allen anderen möglichen Freizeitaktivitäten fragen und sie können einem tolle Sachen empfehlen. Die Natur und die Strände (ca. 5min mit dem Auto zum Strand) sind einfach Traumhaft. So kann man auch anderen Aktivitäten wie surfen,anderen Outdooraktivitäten oder einem Besuch der nahe gelegenen Kleinstatt Ericeira nachgehen.

In den Yogastunden gehen die Lehrer sehr inidviduell auf den aktuellen Kenntnisstand ein und bauen darauf auf. Sie achten sehr genau auf die Haltung und individuelle anatomische Besonderheiten gründlich ein. Der Yoga wird jedoch nicht nur in den Yogastunden praktieziert, sondern als ganzheitliches Konzept im Alltag gelebt.

Besonders gut haben mir auch die gemeinsamen Mahlzeiten in familiärer Atmosphäre gefallen.

Die Unterkunft im Gruppenschlafsaal (bis zu 8 Leute) ist einfach und zweckmäßig, sehr sauber und es gibt durch teilweise Vorhänge vor den Betten auch eine gewisse Privatsphere.

Ich habe seit langem nicht mehr so zu mir gefunden wie in diesen paar Tagen!

Jederzeit wieder :)