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Fasting and Juice Detox Retreat in Portugal

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Fasting has enormous benefits for the physical, mental and spiritual body. It allows the digestive system to rest, re-set and recharge, allowing for a detoxification of the body, leading to improved mental clarity, renewed energy and much more. The four-day, three-night cleanse is a great introduction to fasting and will have many positive results. Treat yourself to a relaxing yoga holiday to the swimmable, coastal beaches of southern Portugal. Be surrounded by stunning beauty such as the three world-class beaches all within walking distance! Be inspired, meditate, learn, contemplate, take home a valuable gift of restored health, and learn in-depth about fasting, yogic lifestyle, pranayama, Reiki, Tibetan bowl and sound healing. A Thai masseur will help you fully relax with an authentic massage. Enjoy the Soul Spa with a modern aqua circuit featuring massage jets, a sauna and a Turkish bath. All of these elements will support you as you de-compress from the modern-day world and renew your passion and drive for life!

Meet the instructors

L. Farrah, Reshma, Mafalda, & 4 More…
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  • Daily Vinyasa and Yin yoga practices
  • Tibetan bowl sound healing, sound journey
  • Pranayama, ancient powerful breathwork techniques, and mindfulness sessions
  • 2 daily yoga, pranic energy healing, meditation, and sound healing sessions
  • 3 nights accommodation in a newly renovated apartment or 5-star hotel
  • Daily 5 detox green, 5 cleansing juices, and nut milk every day
  • Reiki, Thai massage and Soul Spa Aqua therapy

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

3 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 4 participants
Airport transfer available:
Faro Airport (US$61 per person)
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During the retreat, you will be staying at comfortable, cozy hotel accommodation, a 5-minute walk from Praia da Rocha beach, Portimao, and the yoga studio. All bedrooms have their own living room, kitchen, patio, bath, and shower.


  • 24-hour reception
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Swimming pool
  • Cable TV
  • Spa


A transformative, self-guided juice cleanse program, you can start on any day of the week, check into a newly renovated hotel in gorgeous Praia da Rocha beach one of the most stunning landscapes in Portugal.

Bend it like Buddha Yoga warmly invites you to relax, encourages you to have a digital time out, and press pause on hectic life! You are warmly welcome to enjoy a detox juice cleanse at Bend it like Buddha.

Fasting has a variety of benefits for the physical, mental and spiritual body. It allows the digestive system to rest and recharge, allowing a detoxification of the body, leading to improved mental clarity, and releasing toxins gently.

The usual effects of a juice-cleanse and detox fast are one or more of the following:

  • Deeper sleep
  • Mental clarity
  • More energy
  • Deeper meditation/pranayama practice
  • Clear skin, strong nails, and hair
  • Body shapeshifting
  • Weight loss, both water and toxic fat
  • Decrease in pain and reduced bodily inflammation
  • Increase in blood circulation
  • Smoother bathroom releasing
  • A shrunken stomach and therefore reduced cravings
  • and more

This 4-days, 3 nights detox-cleanse is a wonderful introduction to fasting and will have many positive results. Treat yourself on this inspiring yoga holiday to southern Portugal. Be surrounded by stunning beauty such as Portugal's 3 world-class beaches all within walking distance to the yoga studio!

Be inspired, meditate, breathe deeply, learn, contemplate, take home a valuable gift of restored health, and learn in-depth about the yogic lifestyle, meditation, pranayama, detox-fasting, Reiki, Ayurveda massage and self-community sustainability, and much more!

Highlighted activities:

  • 2 x yoga daily: AM Vinyasa and PM Restorative/Yin yoga, meditation, pranayama, yoga philosophy
  • Emotional-release breath work, movement, mantras, and mindfulness sessions
  • Learning about fasting and yogic lifestyle
  • Sound healing journey
  • Reiki attunement
  • Learn about community self-sustainability in Algarve
  • Journal writing
  • Daily 5 detox green juices, cleansing juices, nut milk every day for 3 days

This fasting-detox retreat is a perfect balance between peaceful countryside relaxation and upbeat, lively friendly, cafes and restaurants of the beach strip of Praia da Rocha beach. The evening and morning yoga, meditation, Ayurveda massage, and pranayama are the essential aspects of this retreat. You will find the teachers and yoga studio uplifting and relaxing.

During the retreat, you will practice Vinyasa flow yoga in the morning, followed by Yin or Restorative yoga session in the evening. The sessions are usually held in a stunning yoga studio on Praia da Rocha or on the beach depending on the weather and include pranayama, breathwork, mindful meditation, and yoga Nidra meditation.

The evening yoga sessions will be followed by various unique healing activities such as Reiki, crystals and Tibetan bowl sound healing, angel therapy cards, yoga Nidra meditation, and healing, breathwork sessions. All of the yoga and other sessions are customized for the guest's needs.

What you will get from the program:

  • Ancient teachings brought into a contemporary context
  • Becoming a part of the family and feeling like you’ve known everyone for years
  • A complete change in your lifestyle
  • Delicious healthy organic, detox green juices during the entire 3 days fasting retreat
  • Surrounding beaches and the beautiful nature, sound of owls, singing starlings, and of course the amazing sunsets, sunrises, and millions of stars and moonlight
  • Lessons from experienced teachers who will help you grow in many different ways
  • Meeting people from all over the world who share the same passion for the yogic lifestyle
  • A transformational experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life

Sample day schedule

  • 10:00 Vinyasa Yoga
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Breathwork, meditation, or pranayama
  • Rest
  • 15:00 - 15:45 Yoga philosophy Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga/journal writing
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Restorative or Yin yoga
  • Rest

Disclaimer notice

This detox fasting retreat is not for you if are:

  • Pregnant/breastfeeding
  • Diabetic
  • Taking blood thinners
  • Chronic illness
  • Over 60 or under 18 years of age

Included excursions

In the evening, option to participate in Hydro aqua candlelight spa with cold pools, hot pools, Turkish baths (steam rooms), sauna, and various relaxing aqua massage jets.


L. Farrah Furtado

Reshma Datar

Mafalda Rodriguez

Ricardo Louro

Daniela Luz

Berta Couto

Catarina Ordaz


This inspirational yoga detox retreat is held at a gorgeous Praia da Rocha beach in Portimao - an unspoiled, peaceful beach village in Southern Portugal.


During this fasting retreat, you will be served daily 5 detox, cleansing juices, nut milk for 3 days. The detox cleanse is healthy, tasty, vegetarian, and organic. Please advise Bend it like Buddha Yoga if nut allergy well in advance.

Everything is freshly harvested and lovingly prepared with attention to detail in the on-site kitchen.

The following meals are included:

  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you are welcome to explore and do as much as you like. In Algarve, the things-to-do list is endless. This is your holiday retreat and Bend it like Buddha Yoga believes you should choose what's best for you. They can help you design unique activities and excursions for your 4-day retreat just for you.

Optional activities

  • A walk to the Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
  • Chilling out at the beach strip café
  • Enjoying one of healing treatments offered
  • Enjoying the beautiful beach cliff surroundings
  • Kite boarding
  • Reading or writing
  • Swimming at the stunning nearby beaches
  • Taking a surf or paddle board lesson

Spa treatments

You will be able to enjoy one session of therapeutic massage tailored to your needs. Other available treatments that you can enjoy at an extra cost include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Indian scalp massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Thai yoga massage

What's included

  • 5 daily delicious, healthy, organic detox super green, cleansing juices, nut milk during the entire 3-day fasting retreat
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Lessons from experienced teachers (each one has different strengths) who will help you grow in many different ways
  • Meditation and pranayama (breathwork)
  • 2 yoga sessions daily (Vinyasa in the morning, Restorative / Yin in the afternoon)
  • Reiki attunement
  • Learning about fasting and yogic lifestyle
  • Learn about community self-sustainability in Algarve
  • Journal writing
  • Sound healing journey

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving direction from anywhere in Europe

  • Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Algarve can be easily reached from anywhere in continental Europe. A superb network of new motorways and dual carriageways allows for trouble-free motoring through attractive areas of southern Portugal. Apart from major holiday periods, there is not a problem with traffic congestion.
  • The A22, also known as the Via Infante Sagres Spain is close to Lagoa. Roads branch off to beaches, coastal towns, and inland villages.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Bend It Like Buddha Yoga will help you anytime with the direction.

Arrival by ferry/boat

You can reach the Algarve through the many ports and marinas spread all along the south Portugal coast.

Arrival by train

Bend it like Buddha Yoga recommends you to arrive at Algarve by using a train. It is because Portugal is part of the European rail network and can easily be reached from most of the European capitals.

Getting to the Algarve is part of what makes it one of Europe’s most fascinating holiday destinations. Whether you choose to arrive by plane, car, train, or bus, you are bound to be received with a warm and welcoming spirit.

Arrive anytime in the morning before 3 p.m. The retreat starts on any day, yoga class 10 a.m. at Bend it like Buddha Yoga studio, Algarve Portugal Departure 10 a.m.

Airport: Faro Airport Airport transfer available: Faro Airport (US$61 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.

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