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Critical Alignment Yoga Retreat, Algarve - Portugal - Iris Reyes



SEPTEMBER 16th - 23rd

Join Critical Alignment Yoga, Flow, Mobility and dance Teacher Iris Reyes for this all-inclusive Yoga Retreat in the hills of Loulé, Algarve.

This enveloping yoga retreat will guide beginners to experienced yogis on a new movement journey. I will help you reach your flow zone and further connect/ align with yourself. Enjoy a 1:1 free 20 minutes session with Iris. When you’re not in the yoga shala, you will relax by the poolside or discover the beauty of the Algarve or get an alignment massage from Iris.

Join us for a memorable experience! 

Critical Alignment yoga & flow retreat. Algarve- Portugal. Iris Reyes


Critical Alignment Yoga focuses on spine mobility using tools to isolate trapped tension and slowly dissolve it into energy. Breathing and gravity play an essential role so that you experience space and lightness in the body and the spine regains mobility.

Good alignment means that the body can move freely without tension. You move from stress to FREEDOM—feelings such as relief, energy, space, lightness, and JOY become tangible.

During these classes/workshops, you gain knowledge of the asanas you performed later in the flow class. Knowing the technical aspect of each asana, you’ll feel confident, allowing the freedom of your movement to be more fluid.

There will be lots of Flow and blissful moments. During the flow classes, you immerse yourself in the music and learn to blend one movement into another, like a dance. In the flow zone, your focus is on mindful-free movement. Our Flow is a continuous experience that unites us with our body, mind, space, and others around us.

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You will be redirected to the Momoyoga page by clicking on the button. Scroll down to choose the type of room you want if you are keen to reserve your spot by paying 50% of the total amount.

The Venue

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Casa Cales is located on a hill just outside Loulé with sweeping views of the sea in the distance and closer to Loulé, a lovely relaxed old town in the middle of the Algarve. 

From 1998 to 2018 this was a meditation place for students of the School of Light. Together they built this place and called it Monte na Luz.

In 2020 this beautiful piece of land was purchased by the Cales family. Because the place has been quiet for about 3 years and no maintenance was done, there is still work in progress but not disturbing

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The centre of Loulé is only 5 minutes away by car. Via an old path, you can walk from Casa Cales to the centre of Loulé in 25 minutes.

The Mercado on Saturday is worth a visit. Then the farmers from the area offer their own products such as fruit and vegetables, almonds, honey and olive soaps. Around the market are many coffee shops and shops.

Loulé is an old town founded by the Moors. Walking through Loulé you see that part of the old Moorish street pattern is still intact. There are also old fortress walls and Moorish baths in the village/town.

Loulé has a Mediterranean climate that is partly determined by its inland location and the influence of the Atlantic Ocean. The winter months are mild, the only frost for the first time last winter! The summers are pleasantly warm with an average daytime temperature of around 30 degrees and the evenings are wonderfully sultry, but always take a scarf or cardigan with you because sometimes a fresh sea breeze suddenly blows on the mountain here…

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The nearest beaches, Praia de Loulé Velho, Praia do Almargem and Praia Olhos de Água are a 25-minute drive away.

See more about the location.
Their website is in Dutch but it will give you an impression. Come back to this page to keep on reading or to request a reservation.

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There are 14 sleeping places, these are spread over 8 rooms with a private bathroom in the ‘Main House’ on the top floor. All rooms have a terrace with a view. There are three single rooms, four double and one triple room. On the ground floor, adjacent to the general living room and kitchen, there is a terrace with a sea view where we eat together. All around the main house, there is Free WIFI.

Our chefs’ vegetarian and vegan meals are delicious for everyone. In the morning after the meditation, there is a breakfast table with muesli, fruit, yoghurt, nuts and seeds, bread, cheese and honey. The afternoon extensive lunch with something warm and salads. Dinner is light with lots of vegetables.

For gluten-free or low-carbohydrate, there is always a choice! (Please report allergies in advance).There is water, coffee and tea available all day long. Beer and wine in the fridge.

If you still need something different or extra to eat, there is an extensive choice of restaurants in the area. On Wednesdays is the free afternoon/evening, then there is still something in the fridge or you go out for dinner.


There are places and seats everywhere where you can be by yourself.
Behind the ‘Main House’ is the swimming pool with sun loungers and further on is the large Yoga Shala. There are extra yoga mats for outside to do exercises by the pool or under the shade of the trees on the yoga field.

Around the mountain, you can go in all directions for a short walk. Go for a long walk, the Via Algarviana (300 km from East to West). Drive-by car to the sea or into the hinterland, where there are rivers and waterfalls in spring and autumn.

the week program

Arrival Saturday 16th September 2023 from 16:00

 •Welcome Dinner at 19:30

Sunday |Monday | Tuesday | Thursday | Friday 
•Meditation class 08:00-09:00
•Breakfast: 09:00- 10:00
•Alignment or Flow class 10:15-11:45 
•Lunch +/- 12:00-12:30
•Free- time
•Dinner +/-19:30-19:45


•Meditation class 08:00-09:00
•Breakfast: 09:00- 10:00
•Alignment or Flow class 10:15-11:45 
•Lunch +/- 12:00-12:30 
Free afternoon/evening!

Departure Saturday 23th September 2023
after breakfast 




*One triple room is available


What’s included 
•All meals, drinks,
all yoga classes and taxes!
•A 1:1 free session with Iris (20 min)
• Airport transfers

Not included
•Alignment Massage with Iris 
•Travel or health insurance


•A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price
•The rest of the payment by July 1st 2023
•A last-minute booking requires a payment of 100% of the total amount
• The 50% deposit and the full payment are only refundable if you cancel your booking before the end of March 2023
•Payments in instalments are available. Please get in touch with me for more information: info@irisreyesyoga.com
Terms and conditions

Imagine you spend six full days in this peaceful and beautiful place practising yoga, relaxing by the pool, walking along the soft sand of Falesía beach and grabbing a drink at the beach club, do some shopping in Loulé, which is just a 20-minute walk from Casa Cales, cliff walk at Praia da Marinha, a day trip to Ferragudo. Faro and Olhao are also worth visiting or book a massage session with Iris. 

You’ll leave feeling energized, transformed and inspired, so join us! 

” The greater the doubt, the greater the awakening; the smaller the doubt, the smaller the awakening. No doubt, no awakening.”  – C.-C. Chang, The Practice of Zen

be your own source of energy


Book your flight ticket to Faro 





Need a car?
•Taxi from and to Faro airport charges €30 to €35 as standard.

•Taxi can also be booked in advance via the internet. We have good experience with http://Sunlinetransfers.com.
The price is € 26.00 per taxi for 1 to 4 people.

•Rent a car via: http://sunnycars.nl ± € 20 per day 

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