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Luxury Yoga Retreat with Yoga, Meditation, Excursions, Massages

This luxury yoga retreat in Portugal is specifically designed to experience the calming of the mind, and to find that space to really Rest and Unwind. We literally Turn Down the Volume for a couple of days and take the time to simply BE.

The Essence of this week: Recharge.

There is no place more perfect than this location to fully recharge your batteries.

One week. A week of holiday for your Mind, Body and Spirit!

AWESOME Food. A plant-based super menu is being prepared for you as we speak!

If you want to join us for an unforgettable yoga holiday, simply make a no-obligation booking.

Fully able to escape my normal life!
This yoga retreat gave me the break I needed. I was fully able to escape from my normal life and gain perspective, relaxation and rejuvenation. The yoga, the food, and place were all the restoration my body and mind were asking for!
Julia Willinger, NYC, USA

The massages, beach shuttles, excursions and all your meals: it is ALL included in your Retreat Price.

This luxury yoga retreat in Portugal could not come at a better time. The overall situation in the world is so challenging right now. Vitamines Sun and Sea await you for a week of recharging and unplugging.

This retreat is now over for this year..

Please contact Rachel at to find out about dates next year or other Revaling Vajra retreats.

Luxury Yoga Retreat – What You Can Expect

Remember, this is an all-inclusive yoga holiday so there will be no extra costs for you this week! The minute you arrive, everything will be taken care of for you.

The all-inclusive price for this magical journey includes:

  • 6 nights in the most peaceful environment you can imagine, Paraiso Escondido truly is a paradise
  • 3 incredibly tasty and healthy meals a day, snacks
  • Drinks all day: water, fruit juices, tea…
  • Daily meditation classes and guidance in your personal meditation
  • Daily yoga classes, different styles of yoga
  • 1 full length massage treatment
  • Private life coaching session with Rachel

The Cost

Private Accommodation: 2850 Euro
Shared Accommodation for couples or close friends (1 bed): 1950 Euro

Prices include full board accommodation, all yoga, an excursion, and one full-length treatment per person.

What You Will Do

We will give you the full program of the week once you arrive but we will also leave enough space for adjustments in the schedule, just to be open for the unexpected, for weather conditions, group preferences, and for you, to find enough room to simply relax.

Our schedule for the week:

7AM-9AM Meditation & Hatha Yoga
9AM Breakfast
1PM Lunch
5PM Yin Yoga
7:30PM Dinner

Also included:
Shuttles to the beaches of Carvalhal and Odeceixe.
Day out to Vila Nova de Milfontes.
Lunch out at a typical Portuguese restaurant.

The Daily Program may still change, according to group preferences, weather conditions, etc.

This is your time, your holiday, so if you want to skip a class or a workshop that is absolutely fine. Although we believe you will find the program stimulating and fun, primarily we want you to relax and enjoy yourself!

The Location

We found a hidden paradise for this unique luxury retreat in the Alentejo region in Portugal. Paraiso Escondido has everything you need. Berny and Glenn have made their dream come true and have created the perfect location to slow down and recharge. Quality and luxury are the key words to describe this venue.

With just 10 rooms, the atmosphere is personal and relaxed. The invitation is there to completely feel at home. And believe me, you will not want to leave after a week.

Berny has an incredible eye for detail and art which clearly reflects on the interior design of the rooms. All rooms are different and allocation is on a first come, first serve basis.

Flights and Transfers

Transfers are NOT included in your retreat price.

The airport to fly into is Faro.
Faro is about 1 hour and 20 minutes drive from Paraiso Escondido.

Alternatively, you can fly into Lisbon.
Lisbon is about 2,5 hour drive.

If you have any further questions about transfers, please don’t hesitate asking.
We are happy to organise the transfers for you.

The Food

raw vegan cake chef yuki

All meals will be balanced and, support you in every step of your journey this week.

The diet this week will be vegan. 

We can cater for all allergies and intolerances. Just let us know in advance.

One day, we will go out to a local restaurant for lunch (or dinner), depending on weather and regulations.




This retreat is now over for this year..

Please contact Rachel at to find out about dates next year or other Revaling Vajra retreats.

Your Host during this yoga retreat

Rachel Bonkink


rachel bonkinkBefore I founded Revealing Vajra, I built on a strong corporate career. At a certain point, managing huge international teams in three different continents. This unique combination – a deep understanding of corporate life alongside a vast experience of mind-body trainings and retreats – gives my holidays a very POWERFUL edge.

In the past ten years, I have followed loads of teacher trainings and (silence) retreats, usually 2 to 3 per year. Ranging from Ashtanga to Iyengar inspired teachers. My very first training was in India, in Rishikesh, a simple standard 200 hours on Hatha and Ashtanga. 20 years ago, I studied Traditional Chinese Medecine in the Netherlands.

I am grateful for studying with truly amazing teachers such as Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Bernie ClarkAlan Wallace, Jack Kornfield, Tony Robbins and many more. Even during lockdown time, I managed to follow further training online on meditation, pranayama and human behaviour.

You can read a little more about me here….

Booking and Cancellation Policy

As these are such challenging and insecure times, we are all taking a bit of a risk when booking this retreat. With these conditions in place, we can go forward with the retreat bookings, book our flights and, I can be responsible in managing my small business.

You can secure your booking with a 500 Euro deposit.

The remaining amount is due 3 weeks before the start date of the retreat.

In the event Revealing Vajra needs to cancel this retreat because of government regulations, not enough participants or simply not being able to have the retreat in Portugal at this venue for whatever reason, in this case, there are 3 options:
1. Revealing Vajra refunds everything you have paid within 3 weeks.
2. You agree with moving your booking to a new date in 2022-2023.
3. You accept a voucher that can be used for any of the retreats till 31/12/2023.

In the event that you need to cancel the retreat, less than 3 weeks before the start date of the retreat, Revealing Vajra can not refund. I wish I could but costs where made by now and in this time span it will be difficult to find a replacement. No exceptions, sorry.
I strongly encourage you to take a travel insurance to cover the costs of possible cancellation or illness.

There are no refunds for arriving late, leaving the retreat early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness.
Any refunds allowed will incur a 3% processing fee.

Flights are not covered and not included in your retreat price.

At any time you can provide a replacement participant.


Just do it.
Whatever is telling you 'no', just ignore that. Book this retreat instead.
October 2021

Kat Mereigh, USA

Rachel is the most wonderful person regarding respect, leaving you free to do what you want to do and making a retreat into an amazing experience. This silent retreat at Paraiso Escondido was my 10th(!) retreat with Rachel. Yes, I have tried other retreats with other organisers and teachers but I keep coming back to hers. Rachel's retreats just seem to get better every single time.
October 2021

Korine den Blanken, NL


Treat yourself to the gift of a retreat.

What better time to escape the world for a while?

Yoga, meditation, beach and amazing food.

You will learn how to meditate or deepen your practise.

The meals will support our practise every step of the way.

After one week, you will feel fully recharged to step back into the world.

You came to the right place if you are looking for some quiet time in a world full of noise.