Figs On The Funcho

Portugal’s Riverside Retreat

19th-25th May 2018 | Riverside Yoga Retreat

A Figs on the Funcho yoga retreat to relax, reconnect and explore your inner spirit in beautiful southern Europe

Yoga Retreat | With Coral Chambers and Cheryl Smith

Indulge in new tastes and new adventures and enjoy a holistic experience at our stunning yoga retreat venue nestled in the beautiful Algarve countryside.

Set in a tranquil, secluded location, with breathtaking views and stunning sunsets, this serene setting will allow you to fully relax and restore your mind and body.

This yoga retreat offers an opportunity to improve your wellbeing and to calm your mind. At our Gong Meditation sessions, also known as a Gong Bath, you will be bathed in the sounds of the gong whilst experiencing the stunning scenery all around you, fully immersing you in the experience. During this retreat you will also enjoy yoga, chakra balancing and nature walking while exploring wonderfully healthy tasty food.

The surrounding countryside and views of the river will make you feel as though you have discovered a secret oasis in this remote and beautiful location in southern Portugal.

Our delicious menus of freshly prepared vegetarian meals and juices, together with yoga classes in a variety of styles, a range of meditation sessions, relaxing nature walks and other feel-good activities, will all balance, revive, and refresh your soul. You can choose as many or as few of the activities that you would like, including taking time to just sit and relax in the stunning infinity pool.

You will spend six fabulous nights at The River House, a secluded, tranquil, retreat located on the banks of the Funcho River, where you will be able to escape the stress of daily life and simply relax, and gift yourself with a wonderful health and wellbeing experience.

Limited to a maximum of 10 people, we ensure that everyone enjoys a personal and truly exceptional stay.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Outdoor seating at The River House

The journey to inner joy starts with a Riverside Yoga Retreat


Staying on the riverside in the beautiful, luxurious converted farm house. Five spacious twin rooms to chose from, 2 with en-suite bathrooms.

luxury bedrooms
Spacious, luxurious bedrooms at The River House

Indulging in life’s little luxuries – chilling out in or by the infinity pool

Make yourself at home in modern style and comfort, the spacious and airy rooms in The River House provide plenty of relaxation spaces. The large outdoor areas offer terraces in the sunshine, shelter and natural shade. There’s plenty of space to either join in the various activities and socialising, or you can simply opt out and enjoy the magical ambience in a space of your own.

A lazy day by the pool

The Food

Sharing the love of delicious, freshly prepared healthy goodness

Food for flavour, balance and wholesome healthy harmony.
outdoor alfresco dining
Eating under the carob trees

You will feast on a varied menu of raw, local seasonal produce and fresh juices, exploring what feels good and tastes great. Our menu includes tasty homemade cakes and treats too!

The Programme

08:00 Morning breakfast on the terrace

10:00 Yoga on the waterfront deck (Hatha and Vinyasa yoga)

12:30 Lunch served under the mature carob trees

14:00 Afternoons free for relaxing by the infinity pool, nature walks or mandala creation

18:00 Alfresco evening meal

19:30 Evening meditation, with various choices including gong bath meditations, yoga, Nidra, and one moon meditation with gong shower to end the perfect day

Wednesday: Beach and optional spa day.

*Programme subject to adjustment depending on the needs and requirements of the group

Exploring yoga and meditation styles designed to purify, strengthen, tone, align, and calm your body and mind

Warrior pose feeling inspiring, uplifting, re-energising
Inspiring, uplifting, re-energising
yoga pose showing serenity on the riverside
Serenity on the riverside
Nature, space, tranquility on the deck
Nature, space, tranquility

Reviving our spirits by being at one with nature

Enjoy the sense of still calm serenity in the hills of the Silves countryside and the feeling of being far removed from ‘normal life’.

stepping stones on via algarviana portugal
Step into the countryside
open fields on the via-algarviana portugal
Enjoy wide open fields
tranquil resting places on the via algarviana Portugal
Discover tranquil resting places

Visiting one of Southern Europe’s most beautiful beaches with an optional spa experience

One of the most stunning beaches of the Algarve with a backdrop of red and sand coloured cliffs.

5 miles of beach sand
5-Mile stretch of golden sand
luxurious spa experience
Luxury spa experience
ocean view from the cliff
Cliff top ocean view



Optional spa and treatments in the spa of a 5-star resort.

On the spa menu: holistic and modern therapies and a wide choice of treatments. The spa also offers a Thermal Oasis with Hydro Pool, Turkish Bath, Himalayan Rock Salt Sauna and Juice Bar.

You can do as much or as little as you choose…

What’s included

All meals except lunch on beach/spa day
Yoga classes
Yoga equipment
Gong sound showers
Nature walk
Mid week room clean
Bath robe
Arrival and departure transfers to/from Faro Airport at specified times

What’s not included

Optional Spa Thermal Oasis experience with Hydro Pool, Turkish Bath, Himalayan Rock Salt Sauna
Thermal Oasis: €30 or complimentary with a booked spa treatment.
Flights (to Faro Airport – FAO)
Travel Insurance

Rates from £788

Upstairs double rooms with a shared bathroom
Twin occupancy £788
Single occupancy £1,150

Downstairs double rooms with en-suite bathroom
Twin occupancy £948
Single occupancy £1,213

Payment Plan

Deposit Now: £296 to secure your place
18th February 2018: £395
24th March 2018: Balance payment (depending on accommodation selected)

Join us to relax, reconnect and explore your inner spirit

Cheryl 07976 660526
Coral 07841 422763

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Who’s who

Cheryl Smith | Algarve and UK

Cheryl Algarve Cliffs
Cheryl exploring the Algarve cliffs

Passionate about Portugal; holidaying, exploring, good food, joyful living, well-being and mindful connection, especially with regard to a healthy work-life balance. Keen to share my Algarve experience with you as I love to explore the area, find new … More

Coral Chambers from Omsoundtherapy | UK

sound therapy gong
Coral’s Paiste gong for her Sound Healing work

Coral has more than 30 years of healing experience and was overjoyed at discovering sound healing, which combines her love of all things music with the practice of healing. More

Yoga instructors


Lulu from LuluShanti Yoga | Vinyasa Yoga

vinyasa yoga retreat
Lulu finding balance and on deck at The River House

Lulu’s classes are dynamic, challenging and uplifting. She is highly recommended for both experienced yogis and for beginners because of her careful attention to alignment and gentle instruction. More

Ângelo Pinto | Hatha Yoga

Ângelo playing the hang on the River House deck

Ângelo believes in the benefits of opening up your heart during yoga practise and enjoys playing the hang. More

Suzy Turner from Yogadocious | Hatha Yoga

hatha yoga retreat
Suzy taking a moment to be still on The River House deck

After practising yoga for a few years and over-exerting herself, Suzy realised that when practised mindfully, yoga can help all kinds of problems. “After I turned 40 … More