Shamballah Retreat Center in Sintra, Portugal


Come and join us on a journey to connect with your authentic self, find peace and stillness within, and learn tools that will support you in your everyday life.


Yoga retreats can be a great way to unwind and de-stress from the demands of daily life. They provide an opportunity to step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and focus on self-care and personal growth. Most of our guests find that participating in a yoga retreat helps them to feel more relaxed and centred, and often improve their overall sense of well-being. Additionally, Shamballah provides a supportive and nurturing environment in which participants can learn more about themselves and develop new skills and habits that can help them to live happier, healthier lives.


Yoga Practices

We often practice Vinyasa Flow in the morning and Hatha, Restorative and Yin Yoga in the evenings. Patricia has been teaching different types of body work for more than 30 years so she can often incorporate other exercises and adapt to the group and individual needs. During the week classes also focus on the chakras/energy centres.

Nourishing Food

Food is a very important part of this program and usually a highlight for many of our guests. With influences from around the world, we prepare fresh and delicious meals with local and organic ingredients when possible. Breakfasts have many options on the table, with our fresh homemade sourdough bread being very popular!


The spacious house has high quality finishing providing all the comfort for your stay. With underfloor heating, you can enjoy your retreat all year round and the many differences of all seasons. Beds are very comfortable and we have different living spaces to connect with others or enjoy some quiet reading. The sun terrace is a wonderful way to get some vitamin D and fresh air. Just 10 min walking distance and you will find yourself by the cliffs and spectacular views of the Ocean.

Healing Treatments

We have different healing treatments available.
Massage is one of the most ancient forms of healing used by humans. It helps to relax the body and mind.
We offer different types of healing massage therapies and all of them have a holistic approach to the state of wellbeing.
Human touch when done from a conscious space can be a powerful channel for deep healing.

Other Activities

There is plenty of time for self-care and adventure.
We have selected several high-quality activities with facilitators that are passionate about what they do and are motivated to share their knowledge and experience with you.
All these practices are designed to align our body and mind to their natural state of balance and equilibrium, creating a fertile environment within our body, a calm and clear mind to welcome creative ideas, curiosity, and passion to explore the journey of life.


The morning classes are Vinyasa Yoga, a dynamic fluid sequence of asanas (postures) linked with conscious breath. These classes start with an intention (sankalpa) followed by a warm up, and a variation of the Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara), a sequence of powerful yoga poses with profound benefits.

The evening classes are Hatha and Yin and Restorative Yoga
Hatha is a type of yoga that guides practitioners through postures at a slower pace with more guidance on how to do each pose with proper alignment.
Yin yoga targets your deep connective tissues, like your fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones. It’s slower and more meditative.
Restorative yoga enables deep relaxation as you holding poses for longer periods of time with the help of props (blocks, bolsters, blankets and strap) to completely support you, without strain or pain, to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation.

Along the week each class focuses on a single chakra (point of energy or subtle body), starting with a description of its characteristics followed by the practice of various postures, mudras (hand gestures), breathing exercises and chanting of mantras (sacred sounds) to heal any imbalances, and encourage the flow of life force, and the awakening of that specific energy and its qualities.


Shamballah Yoga Retreat is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Located in the stunning Sintra Region of Portugal, Shamballah offers a range of yoga classes, meditation sessions and activities to help you find inner peace.

With its beautiful setting and friendly atmosphere, Shamballah is one of the best yoga retreats in Europe. Whether you’re a yoga novice or a seasoned practitioner, you’ll find plenty to enjoy at Shamballah.

So why not give yourself a break and treat yourself to a yoga retreat at Shamballah?
You won’t regret it!

Yoga class at Shamballah Retreat Center in Sintra, Portugal
Ocean view at Shamballah Retreat Center in Sintra, Portugal
Double room at Shamballah Retreat Center in Sintra, Portugal
Delicious Vegetarian Food at Shamballah Retreat Center in Sintra, Portugal
sea in Sintra, Portugal
Yoga class at Shamballah Retreat Center in Sintra, Portugal
Meditation by the sea in Sintra, Portugal
Beach in Sintra, Portugal


Perhaps, one of the main reasons why we got classified as the best yoga retreat in Portugal is the fact that we have lived many years a monastic lifestyle and we created this space to share what we have been learning but also to continue our daily practice. This is our home and how we live. Our proximity to Lisbon and the amazing beauty of Sintra Natural park, combined with delicious food and highly qualified facilitators and therapists also help a lot!


Once you decide which program better suits your needs, click on the book now button.

You will directed to a new page where you can choose the number of guests for the booking, the date and after completing your information you can choose the accommodation.

This will give you a total cost and we will send you a confirmation email with a link to pay a deposit of 30% to secure your reservation.

This healthy week includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation

  • 5 delicious organic breakfasts (with probiotics)

  • 10 Yoga classes

  • 4 healthy and tasty lunches (mostly organic)

  • 5 healthy and delicious dinners (mostly organic)

  • 8 guided Meditations

  • 1 active Meditation

  • 1 sound journey

  • purified water and teas and sugar free snacks


“A great place in a great environment surrounded by some great people! Patricia and Zarqa are two caring individuals that help to deepen your practice. Glad to have met them and will be back at some point again.”


“One of the most fulfilling weeks I’ve ever had. The teachers put so much energy and love into their program. Well worth doing! I’ll definitely do it again! Yoga, meditation, hiking, surfing all in one of the most beautiful places.”


“One of the best experiences of my life. The yoga and meditation were of a really high standard. The accommodation was so warm and comfortable and the food was superb. I went to this retreat on my own and i didn’t feel a moment of loneliness, it was wall to wall kindness and love!”


“What a wonderful experience in a beautiful area. Zarqa and Patricia really involve you in their way of living, which helped me to let go of my daily stress and chaos. They made you feel home. The yoga classes are well set up and so are the meditations. The food is amazing and the area has so many great things to offer!”



From 1100€ / person

1 person in a single bedroom 1350€/1450€ high season
2 persons in a double room 2200€/2400€ high season


+351 914 405 509

Rua do Chão Velho 10
2705-627 São João das Lampas
Sintra, Portugal

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