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Feedback from Portugal Retreat 2023

It’s been a long time since I wrote anything here (I’m really not a social media buff!) but I wanted to share some of the feedback from the recent retreat I held at the beautiful D’alijo Yoga Retreat Centre in Portugal. This was my second year taking a group there, having been several times with my own teacher, Esther Ekhart. Next year I will be taking another group back to D’alijo as well as running a retreat more locally in Goudhurst. See HERE for more info and read below is what participants have been saying about this recent trip:

“D’alijo makes me happy. I take the essence of it home with me and have it as my ‘happy place’. I feel close to nature and I want to be the best ‘me here’ by contributing to my health and body through exercise and amazing healthy food. Jo is the icing on the cake with her easy way and gentle teaching. I would definitely book again!”

“I cannot believe there can be anywhere more idyllic or welcoming, than D’alijo”


“The surroundings are awesome…..I’m not a foodie but the attention to detail of freshly created themed cuisine, lovingly prepared, feeds and nourishes your body after Jo has helped you explore it. She introduces you to, and guides you through a range of yoga techniques for the body and mind and transforms you to a place of peace with yourself. This you take home to practice and revisit when life gets challenging. ….I will certainly be returning.”

“The peace and simplicity of the day is like a balm”


“Thank you for putting on such a wonderful retreat. You manage to cater for every individual, from meditation and relaxed stretching through to stronger flow. The focus on tuning into what I need (both physically and emotionally) was empowering.” Caroline

“A combination of adaptable yoga, amazing food, stunning scenery and then you have the necessary ingredients to feel recharged and revitalised.”


“The most wonderful few days and the most amazing setting….A fantastic variety of classes and something for everyone….What a lovely way to start the summer period.” Hannah

“Come here and enjoy the present and have something to take forward into the future – being here is like being given a hug from a special friend!”