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Breath, Movement and Stillness with Tony Watson

An exploration of yoga asana, pranayama, pilates and bodywork in Southern Portugal with my teacher and good friend Tony Watson.


I am delighted to be hosting a retreat in Southern Portugal for my teacher and good friend Tony Watson. Tony is an exceptional yoga & pilates teacher and bodyworker who teaches at triyoga and privately across London. A self confessed anatomy geek, Tony co - teaches the triyoga Teacher Training program with course creator Anna Ashby.

The retreat will be week long exploration of how the three principles of breath, movement and stillness form the cornerstone of a healthy movement practice and happier existence.

Quinta Mimosa is a ten acre estate of almond and orange trees set in the hillside above Almancil, away from the crowds yet totally accessible.  The property is only 20 minutes from Faro airport and 15 minutes from some of the Algarve’s finest beaches.

Quinta Mimosa offers a warm welcome, caring hospitality and delicious organic food in a relaxed and beautiful natural surroundings. The comfortable feeling of a ‘home away from home’ with charming houses offering a variety of accommodation.

There are several independent cottages and 3 swimming pools dotted throughout the property.

One of the three pools

One of the three pools


Tony’s teaching style is strong and anatomically focused, delivered with humour. His depth of knowledge and wisdom for the practice is hugely inspiring. You will learn so much and find a new awareness and strength in your practice during this week long exploration of how the three principles of breath, movement and stillness form the cornerstone of a healthy movement practice and happier existence.

There will 2 practices daily with Tony except on the midweek day off when we will have morning practice only. This day will give us the opportunity to rest or explore some of the beautiful beaches nearby.

The spacious, airy and cool yoga studio opens out onto a peaceful walled garden with a lawn for practice in the open air. It is fully equipped with everything we need.

View of the studio

View of the studio


Meals are delicious, healthy and protein rich vegetarian, using locally grown, organic produce wherever possible.

Food allergies and other specific dietary requirements can be catered for. Please just let us know when you book so we can let the chef know.


Airports and Transfers

Faro is the main arrival airport and from here guests can take a taxi which costs around €25 for up to 4 people and the transfer time is around 20 minutes.  If you would like, we can connect you with the other guests so you can group together to share transfers.

It is also possible to arrive at Lisbon and travel down to Loule by train - the station is very close to Quinta Mimosa.

For those who like to get out and about car hire is recommended but local taxis are very good and not expensive if people share.


Shared double or twin room en-suite £995

Single occupancy room en-suite £1295

Twin Room Shared Bathroom  £895

Shared dorm (4 people)  £795



Twice daily movement, breath and bodywork practice except on the day off when there will be one morning practice.

Dinner on arrival day and 3 meals daily on retreat days

NOT Included


Insurance ( we strongly recommend you have valid insurance)

Trips, Activities and treatments.

Arrival and Departure at Quinta Mimosa

Friday 14th June is arrival day. We are welcome to arrive after 4.30pm. There is no yoga scheduled on arrival day but we will all meet and have supper together. Practice will begin on the morning of 15th June.

21st June. We will have our usual morning practice followed by a simple breakfast (there is no catering on our last day) and be ready to leave the venue by 10am. We suggest to book a flight in the later afternoon if you are travelling home that day .

Everyone must have full travel insurance.
Shanti Sundays  and Quinta Mimosa accepts no responsibility for loss theft or damage to persons or property during their stay. Guests must obtain their insurance independently.

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