I have spent one week at Wolfs Yoga in the western Algarve for the Yin, Yang and Mindfulness retreat. I had an amazing time and made unforgettable memories! Amwo and Lot have been the best hosts, very friendly, approachable and helpful. Always up for a chat and a laugh, too. The yoga villa is in a great location, close to the village of Vila do Bispo and nearby the lush forests of the natural reserve and the beaches around. Sagres and surrounding villages and beaches are within few minutes by car. The villa itself is decorated very nicely, feels homely and cosy, and is also very clean. Lovely garden, with lots of space to chill (hammock) and even a swimming pool. Fresh fruit, water and tea are available at all times. The vegan and organic food was out of this world. Amwo and Lot truly could open their own little café with all their delicious recipes. I’m hoping for a recipe book soon 😉 I especially enjoyed the breakfasts which usually consisted of yummy smoothie bowls with fresh fruit and homemade granola. The yoga and meditation sessions were well explained and guided, thus easy to follow, but still challenging enough. I very much enjoyed the yin yoga session with live guitar playing by Amwo as well as the Yoga Nidra evening session with the Tibetan sound bowls. All in all I had the best time, and the retreat exceeded all my expectations. This was also due to the other guests, as we were a lovely group altogether, but mainly due to Amwo and Lot, and the unique retreat that they have created as well as their amazing hospitality. If you’re looking for a yoga retreat, with a personal touch, familiar feeling - I can only recommend Wolfs Yoga. I look forward to returning next year 🙂read more
2nd time for me with Lot and Amwo and it was a great experience again. Lot and Amwo are so kind, helpfull and very professional in what they do. The food is amazing and the place very relaxing. Looking forward coming back again!
My husband and I spent a week at Wolfs Yoga in July 2019. It was our first yoga retreat ever and we loved it. For my husband it was actually the first time on the mat and he really enjoyed it. He is even doing sun salutations at home now – well, occasionally. Lot and Amwo are excellent yoga teachers and good at accommodating all levels. The food was delicious. We aren’t vegans but we didn’t miss anything. The villa is a beautiful place situated in a natural park from where you can explore the surrounding beaches and small villages or go hiking along the coast. There is a practice in the morning and in the late afternoon which allows plenty of time to go and do your own thing. The ice cream place in Sagres is definitely worth a trip – or several. I can definitely recommend the retreat and, who knows, we might be back!read more
This is an amazing place if you are looking for calmness, kindness, simplicity and serenity ! My intention for this stay was to have some time of silence being able to turn inwards understanding about myself and doing something good for my mind and body! Get out of my daily routine stress of modern society and its constant distractions; and the mission was accomplished !
I found the meditation walk to the beach very inspiring. The food was made with love; vegan and delicious. The plates were always nicely decorated and colorful. They offered yogi and green tea as well as water with nice herbs, for detoxing. I appreciated that they gave us the possibility to have a coffee if we wanted. Lot and Amwo are so kind that you feel great in their presence. I loved their care in everything they do in a sustainable way. Products are fresh, local and organic. They avoid plastic, use glass instead and recycle everything. The yoga practices are well prepared. It is advantageous if you have already done some yoga before. If you are a beginner, don’t hesitate to tell them. They will be happy to spend time with you to explain more of the basics. Amwo’ s guitar sounds were wonderful to listen to during some practices.
You must be ready to live simpler than you might do at home. You share a room. The room is nice and basic. There is no room service to change towels or sheets. It matches with the values of living simple. The villa is outside the village and has trees with fruits to pick. I want to thank Lot and Amwo for this experience. I am glad to have known them. If more would be like them, the world would be a better one!read more
Highly recommend as a holistic experience of informed yoga instruction, nourishing food, comfortable setting and overall positive and restorative space. Lott & Amwo are amazing people! I would love to return.
My week at Wolfs Yoga retreat was truly lovely .
It was my first retreat and I was a little apprehensive especially as I am a beginner .
All my fears were laid to rest by the wonderful hosts, Lot and Amvo.
They really are the most lovely, caring hosts.
The days are thoughtfully planned and I came back fully rejuvenated ,energised and calmer.
The atmosphere is very relaxed and stress free.
Highlights for me amongst other things were the woodland meditation and beach yoga, the morning bell, the digital detox and the days silence .
And then there is the food !
Absolutely delicious vegetarian food freshly cooked by pair daily.
It was also my fist time with Yin Yoga.
Sublime in the morning sun on the yoga deck.
I would highly recommend this place, which by the way is in beautiful countryside .
I shall be re visiting both the area and the retreat very soon .
Simply and genuinely brilliant times, the practice and teachings are as great as the delicious and lovingly cooked meals, fresh and vibrant everyday. Thank you for this restorative experience with all the meaningful people I met there.
My second retreat with Wolfs Yoga, another amazing experience! Highly recommend booking, Amwo and Lot are fantastic teachers and create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere - each time I've come home recharged and more inspired. Will be returning again soon!
This yoga retreat is like coming home, in every meaning of the words. The warmth and kindness of Lot and Amwo folds as a warm blanket around you. Every day we had 2 classes of yoga, we had 2 days of noble silence and a mindfullness walk to the beach. The food was amazing, fresh, creative and organic. It inspired me to live more healthy and start thinking more about my physical and mental health. Would love to stay for another week!read more
I was fortunate to have come across Wolfs Yoga Retreat in a beautiful location on the edge of a national park in the Algarve, Portugal. Not having much previous yoga experience, I felt more than a little outside of my comfort zone, but took a giant leap anyway and had a wonderful week. Along with the other guests I was made to feel very welcome by our lovely yogi hosts, Amwo and Lot, who delivered quality yoga sessions and workshops in a beautiful ambient setting, they also created delicious and nutritious meals. The noble silence bit was a challenge for me being a chatterbox, but it was nice to experience it anyway. The other guests were all such lovely people. The onsite massage therapist, Romy, is truly gifted. I can honestly say I came away from the place feeling stronger, lighter, younger, calmer and healthier, what more could you ask for? Thank you.
Incredible experience at Wolf's Yoga. If I could give a 6 out of 5, I would! Lot and Amwo are such kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and fun human beings, and they treated us guests as family. They clearly love what they are doing, and that comes through in every aspect of the week. The facilities were so beautiful, clean, spacious, and comfortable, with a peaceful and private setting. The program was well designed and challenging. And the food was unbelievably delicious and nourishing (for body and mind). If you are a nature lover, this is the place to be. I would highly recommend this retreat. So happy to now call Lot and Amwo my friends 🙂read more
My stay with WOLFS YOGA was just simply amazing. I opted for the Yoga Holiday week program as wanted to combine yoga with free time to relax and explore the Algarve area. And it was perfect.
Lot and Amwo are both super hospitable and great yoga teachers. Beautiful surroundings, delicious food prepared by both of them with fresh veggies from the bio market, plenty of great stories and experiences shared, made it a truly unforgettable week.
Highly recommended to anyone who is looking to escape from the every day craziness to stop, reflect, revitalize and get inspired.
I will definitely come back - to experience also one of their full yoga retreat programs.read more
Thank you for bringing me back to the present moment, teach me how to stop constant circulation of thoughts and showing me how to listen to my body during the various nice yoga sessions!
I want to recomend Wolfs Yoga to everyone who wants to learn more about Yoga & loves to practice all kind of Yoga Styles!
The food is made with heaps of love and tastes great.
I will come back for sure 🙂read more
What a yoga week I have spend with Wolfsyoga! Cut off from all external stimuli, challenging ashtanga yoga with Wolf, healthy food, nature, moments of silence. My mind really came to rest for the first time. The closing ceremony with the singing of mantras and the singing bowls gave a special feeling. Thanks a lot!read more
Yoga with Amwo is inspiring on many levels. He brings great depth and clarity to the practice and has helped me discover aspects of the practice in a playfully elegant and beautiful way. I can wholeheartedly recommend participating in his activities and am looking forward to seeing him again soon!
While looking for a yoga retreat in Portugal I found this little paradise. I’d highly recommend this place!!! After practicing 2 years every day, this was my first yoga retreat and it was a great experience. I’ll be back next year for sure! The yoga teachers are very experienced and helped me out with my sports injuries. The food was amazing and it was easy to get there by shuttle bus. Thanks!!!read more
Wauw! What a beautiful time I've spent at this peaceful place in Portugal with Wolfs Yoga. From the first moment on you feel at home caused by the warm welcoming atmosphere. It's super easy to relax and enjoy yoga and nature there. Lot and Amwo are wonderful teachers who guided us this week through different styles of yoga which was very beautiful for me as a beginner.
We've had interesting conversations not only about yoga but also about healthy food and healthy lifestyle.
Super delicious healthy homemade food, Yoga sessions outside in the garden or at the nearby beach with lovely inspiring people around.
Definitely recommended:)read more
We spent a great week with lovely people and had a wonderful mix of challenging and relaxing yoga sessions, meditations, sound healing, silent walks and much more...all this in a beautiful environment and with delicious food! Perfect to relax and to come back to yourself. Thank you Lot and Amwo ?
My first yoga retreat, having practiced yoga already for 18 years. And yet in many ways, it felt the first time I came to fully embrace my practice and to feel union and harmony not only with myself but with those in that same sacred space.
The retreat was perfectly balanced and I really would not have changed a single detail of that week. I booked at quite short notice, choosing not to ask too many questions or to know too much about the group. By some beautiful fate, I found myself in a house with 3 other wonderful women, it felt to me as though each of us had transitioned there for the other, that we had answered some call without knowing it. We were all so different individually, yet together with Amwo, we felt complete, like a jigsaw, the pieces fitting with ease. Amwo has a special energy. He is fluid and peaceful, strong and wise. He quickly felt like an old friend. His yoga practice was carefully guided according to each personal level and the daily meditations were thoughtfully considered, each one bringing a different state of awareness and offering tools to dive deeper and to release unwanted energies, stuck emotions or experiences, exercises to invite a state of freedom and purity. I loved the noble silence in the morning, making it possible to start the day with a clean slate before the practice and afterward to allow it to settle and for any insights to come to the surface, without interruption. The beautiful villa felt familiar and homely and offered just the right level of comfort. Sharing this home for a week with everyone felt like the most natural process. Cooking, eating and appreciating fresh delicious vegan food together like a soul family. Walking together in nature. Visiting the most outstanding beaches. Sitting in stillness, sharing life questions and insights late in the evening by candlelight, complete mindfulness and respect for each other, exchanging wisdom and understanding, laughter and joy, to feel like curious children together, exploring ideas and feelings, without judgment. We were each so different and facing very different challenges in life, but I felt we were all united by the same truth which brought such a feeling of connectedness. I felt so much gratitude in my heart after this week, not only to have been in such stunning surroundings but to have been part of such a group and to walk away with each of them in my heart. Thank you Amwo. It is now my dream to visit again!
One of my favorite yoga retreats to practice yoga and relax! I love the variety of yoga classes, breathwork and meditation. Passionate and experienced teachers run the retreat. The organic and vegetarian food they serve is amazing, super tasty and healthy! I enjoyed the refreshing dips in the swimmingpool, reading in one of the hammocks and walks through the national park to the beautiful beach! I deepened my practice and learned a lot! Amazing place!!!read more
Two years ago it was my first time attending the retreat. This year I returned and it was as beautiful as the first time. We were a really small group which made everything feel more like family and friends coming together.
Amwo and Lot are such beautiful people. The Yoga sessions were perfect. The time they take to explain everything, we even had a theoretical class which I was looking forward to and the love and accuracy they brought in each session touched me deeply.
The whole week we had the most amazing vegan food. All cooked by them. I loved each meal they prepared.
I can highly recommend both of their retreats. The Yin, Yang Mindfulness and the Ashtanga Yoga. Thank you so much and for sure I will be back. Love, Kisses and Hugs.read more
If you are searching for a week to switch off your mind from stressfull routine, eating super good food and meet beautiful souls this place is the right place. Everything is well balanced with practice and free time. It’s like to be home, Lot and Amwo are really kind and also before you meet them personally you can feel their kindness and very professional preparation.read more
Had a fantastic week in Vila do Bispo.
Great yoga sessions with Lot & Amwo, lots of pratice and helpful adjustments.
A highlight was clearly the Yin Yoga class held by lot in the evening, accompanied by Amwos guitar (and he is a good singer too) 🙂
Delicious vegetarian food, I think this was the healthiest week of my lifetime 🙂
Superb place with natural surroundings, lovely pool, many hammocks 🙂
Thank you again Lot & Amwo for this great experience.read more
This yoga retreat was amazeballs ! Lot (Lottie as I would call her) and Amwo were fantastic yoga teachers - super experienced and just wow to watch. The villa was lovely matched with the great ambience created by Lot and Amwo. For me as a vegan, it was just a real treat, getting super super super super delicious vegan breakfasts, lunches and dinners. And top it off all of the meals were really nutritious which felt great. I am definitely going try some of the recipes and get myself into cooking more. The cherry on the cake for my week at this retreat was the group of people staying - had so many laughs and fun times. Hope to visit again xxxread more
I just stayed for one week at Lot and Amwo's place. I have had a great week. Such a lovely spot, Lot and Amwo made it a loving ambiance. The food was so delicious. Lot and Amwo are superbe cooks. And the yoga classes were great. You can join in at your own level. The place is wonderful and nearby beautiful beaches. I also did a surf class.read more
The place, the yoga units, the people and the healthy tasty food are fabulous and I can really recommend it 🙂 What I experienced is that Amwo is a really open minded attentive person and a great yoga teacher. You can sit with him on the fire or in the garden and forget the time talking about yoga and life. In the next moment you find yourself spreading your toes on the mat and going for a challenge. He supported me and the other students to go deeper in the poses and explore the asanas. The yoga sessions in the mornings were outside on the garden deck and the nature around is stunning. I really enjoyed every bit of it. Anna is the second soul in the house, she cooks amazing food which is rich of everything our body really needs.
Altogether I loved it there and I can just say: GO FOR IT AND FIND OUT 😉read more
I booked my first ever Yoga retreat with Wolfs Yoga in beautiful Vila do Bispo, and I absolutely loved it! Our group was made up of various levels of proficiency, and Amwo is a great teacher in that he is able to adjust the same practice in a way to make it fun, relaxing and still the right kind of challenging for everyone. We got to experience various different styles of both Yoga and teaching Yoga, since we had practice with both Harmke (who unfortunately could only join us for part of the retreat), Amwo and Luisa, who joined us for 2 sessions. Amwo also made an effort to give us a better understanding of the spirituality and history behind Yoga and how it can influence your life, while never pushing any of his believes and very patiently answering our numerous questions. While I personally struggled with the meditations, it was good to experience different styles and get a better feeling of what works for me and what does not.
Apart from that I enjoyed the companionship within the group, be that during or nightly cooking and dinner, the walk to the beach or just our conversations in general. The food was wonderful and I learned a lot about healthy cooking. And the Villa is simply beautiful - a quiet space that felt very safe and peaceful.
Overall I can absolutely recommend a Yoga retreat with Wolfs Yoga and I am sure I will be back myself.read more
Thanks very much for such a peaceful , relaxing, purifying and mindfulness week that I had experience in wolf yoga retreat ! I spent a week with Amwo and 3 beautiful ladies in the Vila . Amwo is very kind , helpful and knowledgeable to show me different yoga and meditation techniques. I Feel Very rejuvenated after this trip and lots of positive energy in mind and spirits ! This is exactly what I am looking for ! I definitely will recommend anyone would love to have sometime for yourself , connect with the beautiful nature and kind souls for a different vacation experience at wolf yoga ! I would love to go back again ! 🙂read more
I joined the retreat with Amwo and harmke. And I loved it! They are a good combination and both warm, calm and lovely people. The house is located in a really nice part of the algarve with beautiful peaceful surroundings. There was plenty of healthy food! Every night we cooked together which was really adding to the experience. I enjoyed the yoga also really much, both teaching different a kind of yoga with a lot of personal attention. Thank youread more
We had a wonderful week and enjoyed sharing yoga, great food, noble silence and conversation. Neither myself or my husband are particularly bendy, but Amwo and Hermke were both such great teachers for everyone - long time yoga practitioners and newbies alike, with their own individual style (and respond well to advance requests!) We relished the opportunity to make our own delicious food from all the great fresh ingredients in the well stocked kitchen. Our room was spacious, light and wonderfully comfortable, clean and with a great ensuite bathroom. We really recommend keeping noble silence as a couple in the evenings (not cheating when the door closes of an evening) as it will only strengthen your relationship. We found the workshops very interesting and the area is beautiful, with lots to explore.read more
In november een heerlijke yoga retreat gehad bij Amwo en Lot. Wat een kadootje! Een heerlijke plek, een fijn huis, goede keuken waar super smakelijk en gezond eten uit kwam, maar uiteindelijk maken de mensen de plek. Lot en Amwo zijn ieder voor zich, maar vooral samen, fantastische mensen. Het was een hele warme en inspirerende week, waarin ik zowel mentaal als fysiek ben uitgedaagd maar ook heb geleerd te ontspannen en te genieten van de intensieve lessen. Ohja, ook nog heerlijk gehiked! Echt een aanrader, niet twijfelen, doen dit! Namaste! Natascharead more
I just only came back from a week long Yogi Grounds retreat. I arrived with a heavy mind and a weak body. Day after day and practice after practice I could feel more present and awakened, in spite of the vital and necessary tiredness that comes with every journey.
Amwo is a bright, kind-hearted and placid teacher who helped me find the novel feeling of a freer mind, more connected to myself.
Beyond the divine surroundings of the house and the genuine sentiment of feeling at home, the greatest gifts of all was making this newly learnt practice something I could take back home. Thank you for a mild and fabulous week.read more
I was fortunate enough to enjoy a week-long retreat led by Amwo and his sister Lot. A truly restorative experience led by truly wonderful people. The house, location, and sphere offer a quiet and cozy space to develop your practice and live simply. As with any retreat, the experience is what you make of it. But I can say that Wolfs Yoga is the perfect balance of nature, relaxation, and gezelligheid to feed your soul and re-boot your systems. Many thanks to Amwo and Lot for their guidance and encouragement. Feeling the "om" from head to toe!read more