Fiona Macleod

Oleiros
Portugal
Average: 4.8 of 5 stars

6 Reviews

We run small eco friendly yoga retreats and holidays in Central Portugal. As well as teaching classes locally, and leading some of our retreats, I help facilitate retreats with other wonderful teachers.

I teach a slow, breath led, vinyasa class, with a focus on alignment and deep release and relaxation. I am also very influenced i my teaching by the therapeutic aspects of yoga. I did my initial training to teach in Byron Bay, Australia, (RYT 500) very close to where I grew up. I was lucky to be introduced to yoga as a teenager in secondary school, and it has remained a part of my life since then. I am a mother of three lovely daughters, and have also trained to teach both pregnancy and post-natal yoga.

Our little retreat centre is located in a magical valley in the middle of Portugal, just on the edge of a small, traditional village and surrounded by forest. We are approximately 1 kilometer from a huge reservoir, which provides a beautiful swimming option for retreat guests. Our property if off- grid and entirely sustainable. We generate power using both solar and hydro electric systems, we heat water using the sun or wood and we have a large organic vegetable garden. Our own bathrooms and guest bathrooms are all built from wood in a clean modern style, and have eco-composting toilets.

Our guest accomodation is yurts. All of which have been made by us, here on site, using wood from our own land. Our yurts are charming, romantic places to stay, and sleep either three or two, depending on the size.

We are a small centre, and always will be. Our maximum capacity is 10 guests. Our retreats are personal and intimate, allowing for a true break away from the stresses and demands of daily life.

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Average: 4.8 of 5 stars

6 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
The perfect retreat for my mum, sister and I

Thank you so much for the perfect retreat for my mum, sister and I! You and your family made us feel very welcome. We loved staying in the comfortable Yurts, being close to nature, living sustainably, eating tasty foods from the garden and using natural local handmade soaps. The variety of vegetarian food was amazing and we enjoyed chatting with our fellow yogis over meal times.

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The yoga and meditation sessions varied throughout the week and offered challenge and serenity which enabled us to go deeper in to our yoga practice. It was fun to walk down to the Lake for a swim and explore the local village. I enjoyed reading the wide range of books available in the hammocks in the shade and sun and the opportunity to unwind with massages. It was a real treat to go in the hot tub and have local Portuguese wine with a fire on the last night. I will recommend this special experience to everyone!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Wonderful Yoga Retreat

Thank you so much for the wonderful retreat. I feel inspired and reenergized after a week full of yoga and meditation, yummy food and amazing people.
It was a good balance between yoga and free time. There was enough time to relax, to get inspired by the many yoga books available and to have a hike to and a swim in the reservoir.
I loved the yoga and meditation classes, my body is stronger, softer and my mind more clear and calm then before.

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Fiona and Nuno are amazing hosts, taking care of the group and involve you into their ecological way of living.
This was exactly what I was looking for. The hot tube at the last evening was a great experience. Singing songs around the campfire enjoying a glass of local wine made this evening even more memorable. Thank you again, I would love to come back in the future. Lots of Love Melanie

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga retreat Portugal

I had the great pleasure of experiencing Fiona's two yoga classes located at her beautiful yoga Yurt retreat in Portugal.
Fiona is a beautiful yoga teacher who gives her students the attention and support they need.
Her calming voice guides you gently through the meditations and leaves you totaly relaxed.

I had an amazing time at the Portugal yoga retreat.
It's one of the most beautiful, peaceful and free spirited places I have been to.

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
Experienced teacher, perfectly balanced classes.

I followed a 1 week retreat with Fiona. I was happily surprised that it was more challenging than expected (but I wasn't trained and I'm definitely not a morning person). I find her to be a very well balanced professional, delivering organized classes and caring for our specific daily issues. I really appreciated how she shared her extensive knowledge without dogmatism, being able to give us, on a certain topic, a range of options and explanations.
Plus, general atmosphere and environment were excellent.
A few weeks later, my mind on body are still infused with positive effects.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Detox Retreat

A very restful, calming, friendly eco retreat. Just what was needed. Loved the yurt accommodation. Food was yummy and very healthy. Fiona provided the teaching which supported our individual needs. Lots of time for reflection. Hot tub and fire under the stars was something I'll always remember. Will definitely return :-)

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga Holiday in Portugal

I really enjoyed the yoga classes with Fiona at Portugal Yurt Retreat. I stayed there last year and had a wonderful week. Fiona is a great teacher, the classes were well paced, full of information - I learned a lot!
I really loved the relaxation, breathing classes and yoga nidra, good to stop and slow down.
I would love to return here in the future.