Looking to stay healthy and active on holiday but want ample time to rest and unwind too?
Look no further than TD active’s Algarve Yoga Holiday in partnership with MOONSyoga. Their Product Manager, Danielle, caught up with Sinead from MOONSyoga to discuss what you can expect to experience if you join MOONSyoga on our TD active Algarve Yoga Holiday.
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Now, let’s read on about how beneficial a Yoga holiday could be…
Sinead, what do you think is the main benefit of going on a Yoga Holiday?
“The benefit is the education you take away with you off the mat, going home to your local studio with a better awareness and knowledge of the poses and alignments. I weave lots of mindfulness in throughout my yoga teaching, so you’ll definitely have some self-reflection during the practices and afterwards during your leisure time. My objective is to truly inspire through the practice of Yoga, building a trust and rapport on and off the mat. I like to guide through an exploration of the connection between body, breath and mind meaning you get to sweat but most importantly laugh and have fun along the way!”
Sinead, what do you enjoy most about being a Yoga Instructor?
“Helping people find whatever they are looking for from their practice, whether it’s space, growth, movement, healing, fitness or simply to stretch!”
Danielle, why did TD active Holidays decide to start offering Yoga Holidays?
“At TD active Holidays we know how important it is to mind yourself and with life getting busier we wanted to offer a holiday experience where people could get away from the noise, which is why a relaxing yoga retreat is a perfect escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. The Algarve is the ideal location to offer for these relaxing escapes – with the sunshine, stunning beaches and quaint towns… it really is the perfect place to unwind!”
Sinead, what can people expect from TD active’s Yoga Holiday with you?
“Escape. Instant relaxation of the body and mind. Lots of downtime to enjoy a delicious breakfast and pool-time but still some dedicated practice time to either develop your practice or start your journey. I weave lots of mindfulness in throughout my yoga teaching, so you’ll definitely have some self-reflection during the practices/and after. The beauty of this is that you’ll have the time later in the day and evening for this headspace, rather than the usual run from yoga class back into our hectic lives!”
Sinead, what is a typical morning like during a Yoga Holiday with MOONSyoga & TD active Holidays?
“Each morning starts by opening up the body and the mind. The aim is to get the energy flowing from tip to toe! The morning classes will build to a relatively strong flow class, incorporating breath work and mindfulness throughout. Starting softly and working up into a series of slow fluid sequences, each morning class will include lengthening, balancing and strength building poses; a heat building Hatha Vinyasa class. We will eventually come back down onto the ground for a deep releasing stretch and well-earned pre-breakfast savasana!”
Sounds great, and what can be expected from the evening Yoga session in the Algarve?
“Each evening the sessions will begin with a warmup, like in the morning, but will focus on a particular section of the body, moving more deeply into it through specifically targeted postures. It will be more like a workshop than a ‘general’ yoga class. For example, the first one might focus on hips and hip openers working towards a climax posture such as pigeon/reclined virasana etc. Another evening workshop could be based on shoulders and arms, working up towards arm balances etc. One could be specific to twists, another to inversions etc. The evening session will be followed by a cool down sequence with time to release, relax and rest the body leaving you ready to float away and enjoy the remainder of your evening!”
Danielle, what do you think makes Sagres so special?
“We have chosen the charming town of Sagres as the base for all our Algarve Yoga Holidays. The landscape around Sagres is wild and rugged and gives way to stretches of beautiful sandy beaches and crashing surf. Between yoga sessions, there will be free time to spend at your leisure. Enjoy walks along the coast to the Fortaleza de Sagres, take a surf lesson, rent a bike or simply relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the unspoilt natural surroundings. Just imagine it… your mornings and evenings are filled with a range of yoga classes led by a qualified yoga teacher from MOONSyoga, while you will have your afternoons free to enjoy local life in this stunning part of Portugal’s Algarve.”
Sinead, what did you enjoy most about a Algarve Yoga Holidays?
“There is an instant switch off – because you get up the first morning and stretch – there are no plane aches, and you instantly blur the ‘real world’ out and transport fully into holiday mode!”
Sinead, what are you looking forward to most about returning to the Algarve in the future?
“The sense of community! People are coming back again from last year. There is plenty of time to chill on your own but the smiles and chat at the morning and evening classes were so inclusive and positive. After evening practice, anyone that was travelling alone (and wanted to) usually wandered off for dinner somewhere in Sagres!”
Sinead from MOONSyoga has practised yoga all around the world, from Vietnam to the Cook Islands, to the USA and everywhere in between, so you know you are in expert hands if you join her on any of TD active’s Yoga Holidays.
Their 3-night Algarve Yoga Holiday includes flights, transfers, 4-star accommodation, daily breakfasts and twice daily yoga sessions and currently start from only €639! TD active take care of all the planning; meaning all you have to do is show up to the airport. No stress, just relax and unwind…
Does this sound like your ideal yoga retreat? Well, you can book this tranquil yoga holiday with TD active Holidays and Sinead from MOONSyoga now. They offer a completely stress-free holiday experience. Everything is taken care of for you – return flights, transfers, 4-star accommodation, daily breakfasts and twice daily yoga sessions with MOONSyoga. All you need to do is turn up to the airport, relax, unwind and let TD active take care of the rest!
TD active Holidays offer a range of active trips and holidays that take in everything the avid adventurer might wish to discover. From their Explore range of exciting small group tours, to mountain walks to photography trips and even island yoga retreats. With expert guides or teachers on hand to show you the ropes, they are ideal for friends, couples or solo travellers who want to enjoy the security of travelling in a small group with like-minded people. Every holiday is accompanied by a passionate local guide and designed to offer authentic, unique experiences.