PORTUGAL, Ericeria

We all loved it so much the first time around that for a few special days in September 2020 we are returning to one of our favourite retreat hang-outs - the sanctuary of Casa Paco D’ilhas - a charming guesthouse dating as far back as 1869. We guarantee love at first sight!  Wake up to the sound of birds, practice surrounded by the lush green garden, enjoy a meal on the cute veranda and then - try out surfing at one of Europe’s most beautiful surf spots!


Join us and our gift to you is a sunshine-warmed body, that chilled out hazy vibe from flowing yoga classes in the sun, energized from the sea and surf, sleeping soundly after a belly full of delicious home cooked food and wine pairings in a charming rustic retreat on a hill-top in Portugal!  Pack that holiday feeling into just 4 days - ditch your grown-up responsibilities and kick back!

This is a great opportunity to escape the daily grind again to restore and replenish your mind, body and spirit? Our Portuguese weekend is the perfect trip to extend your summer.  You will have the opportunity to enjoy daily yoga sessions to energize your body and soul and then find the time to hit the beach or how about trying surfing?  Every day will not only stimulate the senses but also the taste-buds, as you will love, love, love eating the gourmet vegetarian delights on offer, paired with tantalising wine choices by Amanda. We will start each evening with an informal wine tasting – forget stuffy, poncy wine lessons – here, we will be out in the garden, by the pool or under the trees, finding out what tickles our taste buds, focusing on local gems that you’ll be able to find at home to bring the holiday vibe no matter what the weather brings!


What could be better than days full of sunshine, cleansing workouts and enriching evenings of candles, tabletop lanterns, a gourmet veggie feast, wine and the wonderful company of new friends? A respite from the madness and noise of daily life, this Portuguese getaway will reboot your body and elevate your spirit.  The experience wouldn’t be complete without downtime by the pool or beach, so we offer plenty of time for you to soak up the sun at your leisure, too. Run away with us to this stunning cliff top rustic hide-away and return smiling and recharged.


The retreat is fully inclusive of all yoga and wine tastings, plus food and soft beverages over the weekend, with shared accommodation. All you need to do is get yourself to this little paradise here in Portugal (flights to Lisbon) and we’ll do the rest! Please do let us know of any special dietary requirements you have when booking. What are you waiting for?


Prices from €565 per person to €585 (depending on room choice). 

Single room €645.

Places are limited to around 18 people mostly in shared accommodation.



•   4 Days & 3 Nights accommodation in nature

•   Unique accommodation and paradise gardens and pools

•   All gourmet vegetarian meals

•   All wine tastings and bespoke meal pairings

•   2 Daily Yoga Classes

•   One group subsidised surf lesson (optional)

•   Fresh air and stunning scenery, happiness on a plate and in a glass!


Package includes:

•   Shared Accommodation at Casa Paço D’ilhas Guesthouse 

•   2 Daily Flow and Yin yoga classes with Lucy

•   Wine tastings and talks and wine pairing 

•   Healthy Breakfast Buffet

•   Wholesome plant-based dinners

•   1 subsidised surf lesson incl. all equipment and transport to/from the beach


Package excludes:

•   Airfare

•   Airport pick up

•   Transport to/ from Casa Paço D’ilhas during your stay

•   Top up for your group surf lesson

•   Optional massage/ treatment

Outline - draft programme:


Hello! – Welcome drinks: 
It’s all about the balance right? 

Dinner and wine pairings (enjoy delicious food with the perfect wine partners).



08.15                          Light yogi breakfast

08.45 - 10.15              Kick-starter morning yoga flow session

10.45                          Brunch 
Free time – hiking, beach time, treatments, pool, sunbathing etc.  

16.00                          Pre-vin Yin – slow post-surf stretch ’n’ chill yoga (TBC pending on surf class)  

17.30                          Wine tasting - get to know your grapes

19.00                          Dinner



08.30                          Light yogi breakfast

09.00 - 10.30              Vinyasa Yoga flow + pranayama breath work

10.45                          Brunch
 Free time – hiking, biking, treatments, pool, sunbathing, surfing etc. 

16.00 – 17.15             Restorative yoga – pre-taster ‘wined’ down

17.45                          Mini-tasting session – in the pink – choosing the perfect rosé

19.00                          Dinner 



08.15                          Light yogi breakfast

08.45 – 10.00             Slow flow wind-down yoga

10.15                          Brunch


Adios and close



The venue

Casa Paço D’ilhas, our retreat home, located on a hilltop overlooking the world renowned surf breaks of Ericeira is only a 10 min walk from the nearest beach Ribeira D’ilhas. A truly magical place that we’d love to share with you!  Casa Palheiro, Casa Celeiro and Casa Azores are just a few names of the very unique and charming rooms and small houses at Casa Paço D’ilhas. Imagine uneven wooden and stone floors, antique beds and chairs and other vintage details – this is a place full of soul and history!  In the main building there’s a dining room with an open fireplace and a super nice veranda - perfect for book reading or sipping a glass of local green wine! In the huge lush garden you’ll find many hideaway spots, chill out areas, two yoga decks, a fire pit, veggie garden, hammocks and two large swimming pools. 

See: http://casapacodilhas.com/



To book or ask for more info, contact either Lucy or Amanda

Lucy:  Lucyyoga86@gmail.com

Amanda:  hello@sipsipwine.com

Or find us on Facebook through the French Yoga Garden or SipSip wine


Accommodation and payment


We have the following accommodation available:-

2 x twin rooms

4 x double/rooms 

1 triple (single beds x 3)

1 x quadruple (double and 2 x single beds)

1 single


What are you waiting for?


4-7th September 2020


Direct prices:- 

Shared double or twin:- €565 per person to €585 pending best allocation of room buddies.

Single occupancy €645.


Payment schedule:-

·      A deposit of €125.00 is payable at time of confirmation

·      Then 50% of the remaining amount is due by 31st May

·      The final amount is due by 31st July 2020


Cancellation policy:-

·      Deposit is non-refundable – this is holding your place

·      All other monies are refundable up until the 31st July 2020




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