Ashtanga Yoga Retreats

Ashtanga Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Body relaxed, mind at ease – join us for this inspiring 6 day journey with David Keil & Gretchen Suarez in Portugal’s beautiful southwest Alentejo! While allowing plenty of time to enjoy a delightful holiday on Europe’s most stunning sandy surf-beaches this retreat smoothly integrates Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Buddhist meditation, exploring the spiritual as well as the psychological perspective on the yogic practices.


Each morning begins with a short sitting practice including meditation & breathing exercises which will be followed by an Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style class. In three afternoon workshops, we´ll focus on deepening our relationship to breath, bandha and the way in which the practice can and should be used to cultivate mindfulness. There will also be plenty of time to look into applied yoga anatomy and gain a better understanding of the postures, the world of fascia and the body in movement. During this week David & Gretchen will not only encourage & support everyone to establish a complementary meditation routine but also explain the connection of our practice to psychology.

Typical Program:

07:30 – 10:30 Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style Practice
16:30 – 18:00 (3 days) Anatomy / Technique / Meditation with David + Gretchen

Classes will be taught in English. All Levels welcome!

  • 6 Ashtanga yoga classes with meditation in the morning
  • 3 afternoon workshops (yoga)
  • 6 nights accommodation at Monte Velho Nature Resort including vegetarian food

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat Goa, India

Join us in beautiful Goa, India for our yearly retreat just before Christmas. David and Gretchen are joined by their teacher, John Scott for two weeks of Ashtanga Yoga.

The retreat is held at the beautiful Purple Valley Yoga Retreat Center.

The retreat is two weeks long. with mysore style classes 6 days each week. In addition, there are three, afternoon classes each week each presented by a different teacher.

You will be supported by three highly effective teachers. David brings his anatomical expertise to the understanding of practice. Gretchen brings her skills as a psychotherapist. John brings his passion and explorative ideas of practice.

Together, a synergy of information and perspective enhance and enlighten your daily practice.