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ADVENTURE TO AZORES YOGA RETREAT with Caroline Pineau & Checka Antifonario

*SOLD OUT* ...however additional lodging is available at local bed and breakfasts. Please CONTACT US for more details.

WOW. We had a dream of offering something new, exciting, rejuvenating, and accessible for this winter's yoga retreat, and we have found the perfect spot. "Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge and Experiences" is a newly renovated yoga retreat center on São Miguel Island, the largest of the stunning volcanic Azores islands located in the North Atlantic, 900 miles west of Portugal and about 3,000 miles due east of Richmond, VA. The Azores are a hidden gem where the beauty of nature and warmth of the people embrace you at every turn. 

And one of the best parts about this trip?? The affordable direct flights from Boston - you'll be in paradise in under six hours!

Oh, this will be a magical journey. Our amazing hosts Rimi and João describe the Azores as "unexpected...sometimes you think you are sitting on the lush volcanic cliffs of Hawaii. Sometimes it seems you just descended on the Irish countryside. Our white-washed towns could be at home in Tuscany. It's Europe meets the tropics."

We will leave Boston on Friday night and arrive at Minuvida for brunch (and maybe a nap) on Saturday morning. Our six-night, seven-day retreat will be chock full of yoga classes (two practices on most days), excursions options (hiking, volcano viewing, natural hot spring soaking, and surfing to name a few available!), and of course time to just chill. Relax by the pool or in your Orchard Lodge suite - each one gorgeous and unique - enjoy views of mountains, ocean and orchards from Minuvida's own observatory tower, eat bananas and guavas right from the tree! The springlike weather will be a refreshing and energizing respite from our New England winter. We will depart on Friday afternoon for our quick flight home.

ALL meals are included in your retreat price (beginning/ending with arrival & departure brunch) - we will enjoy a hearty daily brunch and three dinners at the retreat center along with three group dinners out in town to soak in the local culture (transport costs included). Early morning snacks will also be available for some nourishment before practice.


Space is limited to 12 yogis and prices are as follows:

  • Shared Suite: $1,495 through November 1 / $1,650 after
  • Private Suite: $1,895 through November 1 / $2,050 after

Additional costs are limited to: air travel, transportation to and from airport (~$30 total) and optional excursions (~$65 per excursion with a likelihood of 2-3 excursions throughout the week).

We would love to hear any of your questions if you are interested in joining us - we are SO excited about this! After you register, Caroline and Checka will be in touch to advise you on when to purchase your flight (via only).

Please visit the retreat center's web site,, for a wealth of info about all that awaits you in this special place. Adventure, here we come!


1. Pay By Check (preferred). Email to reserve spot and then mail check to: The Yoga Tree, 90 Washington St. Haverhill, MA 01830

2. Pay by Credit Card Here: