Samhain Yoga & Hiking Retreat

october 26- november 1 | sao miguel azores


*Only 2 spots remaining*

Remembering the sacred in every day.

Slow down, lean in and allow the wisdom of the darkness to enlighten you during this sacred Samhain retreat. This is the week that the clocks change and we also pass through a new moon, so the perfect time for retreat!

Halloween has roots in Samhain, a sacred, Celtic fire festival, that marks the beginning of the winter season. To 'hallow' is to make holy, to hold sacred. In this age of speed, over information and extremes it is easy to lose connection with the sacredness of daily life. The seasonal shift of Samhain is a potent time to remind us of this sacredness and to lean into listening and the wisdom of the dark. It is a time of reflection, release and intention - to remember what has passed and to be aware of how we are moving forth.

This is a yoga centric retreat drawing upon a broad range of practices including daily asana, pranayama, mudra, Mantra, meditation and reflection. You will enjoy Plenty of nourishing time outdoors with practices to help you authentically and deeply connect with the support of nature all around.

Join us and discover the wisdom of living your yoga in rhythm with the wheel of the year! Includes a fire focused samhain ritual practice and celebration on October 31st.


Imbolc retreat

january 30 - february 3 | santa maria azores

A 5 day seasonal yoga retreat to awaken into the flow of the new year. All yoga sessions held at my home yurt yoga studio - accommodation to be booked seperately.

Full details and registration to follow.

Autumn yoga & hiking retreat

september 12 - 19 | sao miguel azores

Our annual Yoga Azores retreat, in collaboration with my dear friend and colleague Rimi Chakraborty.

Hikes, hotsprings, meditation and yoga outside and in the beautiful yoga studio, and lots of delcious, seasonal, local food to nourish you. Our home for the weeks is Quinta Minuvida sustainable orchard lodge.

Full details and registration to follow.

Winter Solstice silent retreat

december 19 - 22 | sao miguel azores

At the peak of darkness in the year, the solstice invites us to retreat and is a potent time for being in silence.

Full details and registration to follow.

Bespoke yoga retreats and mentoring breaks

available year round in santa maria, azores

1-1 and small group (up to 4 people) retreats are available with me throughout the year. 

If you are a yoga teacher seeking mentoring support and a revitalizing break I am delighted to be able to offer this too.

Get in touch for sample itineraries or to discuss your needs.

Please note that a minimum of three months notice is normally required to book, subject to availability.

Comments from previous retreat participants:

Although in general I try to be a happy and kind person, I was having a ‘blue season’ just before the retreat, where I was feeling disconnected from myself and the world around me. Also, I have a tendency of forgetting to be kind and grateful for myself. The retreat helped me reconnect with myself, reflect on myself and the world around me, and gave me the push I needed to come back to my ‘happy place’, more open minded, aware and conscious.
Also, usually after practising with Mandy in general, either being at a retreat or during meditation, I am overwhelmed with a feeling of being able to ‘conquer the world’, my world, which gives me strength to be myself.
Words cannot express the beauty & joy that reaches deep into your heart from the time spent with Mandy on this retreat. Her teaching is wise & responsive & I was gently challenged to explore my practice a little deeper
Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing such abundance with us in this very special place.
— vicki bowman