A Y P Yoga  with Tristan Dorling

7-day (6-night) International AYP Yoga and Meditation retreat

In the Algarve, Portugal

AYP Yoga and the chakras

1st -7th September 2019

Note: Unfortunately this retreat will no longer be taking place.

The Venue

    The retreat will be held at the Vale-da-Lama Retreat Centre in Portugal.  The centre is a beautiful location in the Algarve in Southern Portugal and is ideal for the practice of yoga and meditation.

    The centre is surrounded by nature and is 30 minutes walk from the beach.

The yoga

    Practices will include Asanas, Deep Meditation, Spinal Breathing Pranayama and Samyama, as well as other yoga practices.  

Theme: The role that chakras and nadis play in the awakening process

    The focus of the retreat will be on the cultivation of inner silence, peace-fullness and inner purification. During the retreat we will be looking at the ways in which yoga purifies and activates the chakras and nadis in the subtle neurobiology, bringing them into a higher state of functioning.  

   Full instructions in practice will be given.  All yoga classes and meditation sessions are optional, so each person can take the retreat at whatever pace suits them. The retreat will be suitable for people at any level of yoga experience.

Languages and retreat leaders

    The retreat will be taught and led in both English and French.

     It will be led by Tristan Dorling and Amandine Perrin.


    Food will be vegetarian. The food served will support a yoga and meditation practice and is organic and locally grown. We can also cater for vegan diets and special diets such as dairy or gluten free, if you let us know in advance.

    There will be three meals served each day.


      Mini-dorm (male)     (max 4 people)   Euro 675 per person   (not available)

      Mini-dorm (female)  (max 4 people)   Euro 675 per person   (not available)

      Double room (2 sharing)                       Euro 775 per person   (not available)

      Twin room (2 sharing)                          Euro 775 per person   (not available)

    If you are travelling on your own, you will be allocated a room with people of the same gender.

    The price includes accommodation for 6 nights, three meals a day and all the yoga and meditation classes. A deposit of Euros 78 is required to secure a place on the retreat.

    To view the prices in your local currency you can use this currency translator.

   There will be a maximum of 10 people on this retreat.

Getting there and away

    Travel information can be found here with more detailed information here.

    The nearest airport is Faro and there are busses to Faro town and trains from there to the centre. The last step of the journey is by taxi and we co-ordinate people to share taxis to save on costs.


    Contact Tristan if you would like to book a place on this retreat.  Once your place has been confirmed you can make payments using our secure payment processor here. Payments can be made in Euros or Pounds sterling, by card or bank transfer.

Daily schedule:

Sunday 1st September

14:00-16:00        Arrival

17.00-18:45         Instructions on practice followed by                              asana, pranayama,  meditation

19:00                   Dinner

20:30                   Evening talk/ questions and answers

Monday 2nd September to Friday 6th September

07:00-08:20               Asana, pranayama, meditation,                                        samyama

08:30                          Breakfast

11:00-12:00                Asana class

12:00-12.50                Pranayama, meditation, samyama

13:00                           Lunch

16:00-16:50                Bhajans

17:00-18:45               Asana, Pranayama, meditation,                                        samyama

19:00                           Dinner

20:30                          Evening talk/ questions and answers

Saturday 7th September

07:00-08:20                Asana, pranayama, meditation,                                        samyama

08:30                             Breakfast

09.30 - 11.00                Farewells and departure