There is no better place to exercise than out in the great outdoors. Being at one with nature helps us to appreciate the smaller things in life, so that we can become happier and calmer in our environment. After all, there is no better tonic for the mind than fresh air!


Both in yoga and in life, it is not where you are headed that is important but how you get there. Enjoy the journey, appreciate the sights and sounds that you can experience, since these are what helps us grown and be respectful, always!


Take some time to unplug from everyday life and unwind at one of our retreats. It is good to disconnect from the chaos and reconnect with yourself in order to refocus and replenish your spirit. So, put down that mobile phone, close your laptop and join us for an unforgettable experience!

Inspirational Journeys

It is time to soothe and grow your mind, body and spirit with a healing retreat. Join our movement and become part of a community that spans the entire world, with focus and life coaching and wellbeing workshops that will help you to make sense of the little things. If life is getting you down and your are finding it hard to connect with your emotions, this retreat could be the perfect tonic, leaving you feeling lighter and more in control.

Yoga & Hiking

Namasté! Our yoga &  hiking retreats in the south-west of Portugal offer a holistic exercise option, combining delicious home-grown food with long walks off the beaten track of the Costa Vicentina and, of course, yoga sessions to soothe and calm the mind and body. This retreat is all about balance, which means the evenings will be a chance to relax after your adventures with a glas of wine while socializing with friends, old and new.  There is not wi-fi on the beach, but your connection will be strong.

Buddha on yoga deck Vida Pura

Pure Hiking

While yoga has many benefits, it is not for everyone, which is why our pure hiking retreats are a popular option. With a number of walks to choose from, these off the beaten path tracks give you the chance to explore the beautiful Alentejo & Algarve, with breathtaking landscapes over the Atlantic Ocean, meadows and rolling hillsides. We recommend booking this trips in Autumn, Winter or early Spring for the most pleasant weather.

Yoga & Surf

The more adventurous amongst you will thrive on a sandy yoga & surf retreat, giving you the chance to ride the waves and practise your downward dog on  beaches like Praia Arrifana, in one exceting course. With a focus on beginner surfers, this is one workout that will give you quite the thrill, while your yoga will help you to refine your focus and concentration, so that you will soon be mastering the ocean. If the waves may seem to challenging for you, you might consider finding your balance on the calmer waters and take some SUP-classes!

Discover Southwest Algarve & Alentejo

Rota Vicentina

Stretching from Santiago do Cacem, the heart of Alentejo, down to Cabo Sao Vicente, the south-west point of Europe’s mainland, the Rota Vicentina offers 450 km of undisturbed natural beauth. The very best way to discover this area is to hike across it, taking advantage of our tour knowlegde, so that you can experience the stunning views for yourself and put your adventurous side to work.

Portugal’s best kept secret

The Alentejo coastline is full of contradictions, with pristine beaches, wild waves and peaceful meadows and vineyards. Wheter you want to experience our surfer’s paradise, explore the beauty inland of the little white villages and cork forests or simply relax on the vast, sandy streches, there is something for every type of holiday maker.

Good vibes only

Leave all your emotional bagage at home: the south-west of Portugal is intented for rest and relaxation only. Good food, good wine and good people help to create a welcoming, laid-back atmosphere that puts you instantly at ease. It is the reason why travellers from all over the world make their way to this area and it is what keeps them coming back, again and again.


About me


Michèle Lippus – Coach & Travel Expert

Many of us wake up to a new year with a sense of purpose and a need for change. We set resolutions and we break them almost as quickly. However, for me, 2016 was a chance to change my life for good. Things weren’t going the way I had hoped in my life and I needed to do something about it. I went to therapy sessions in order to find my purpose.

After some soul-searching, I realised that it was when I had been living abroad and working in the travel industry that I had felt at my happiest and most satisfied with my life. But we must never look back, so I needed a new focus – a reason to move forward while allowing myself to indulge my passion. I have spent the last two years educating myself on different coaching programs and I have learnt the importance of self-care, balance and inspiration. My aim is to help others to discover the same.

I want to share my love of travel and adventure with the world, while helping others to find a deeper connection with nature. These retreats offer a sense of transition, helping you to make the shift through the hard times or out of your routine and into a life that has the potential to make you feel happy and fulfilled. Through Magical Portugal Retreats I hope to bring peace and joy to people from all over the globe.

Are you in?

2016 – Essentials Integral Coaching
2017 – Professional Integral Coaching
2017 – Reinvent yourself  Program
2018 – DNCO program – Intuitive Coaching