FLOW, NOURISH, & THRIVE 2.0
November 14-19, 2024
An exceptional private villa in the heart of the authentic fishing town of Olhão, in the unspoilt eastern Algarve.
Casa Fuzetta has been beautifully restored with individually-themed bedroom suites that offer a slice of luxury to your stay. Boasting a rooftop yoga terrace and pool, it truly is the perfect setting to nourish your mind, body, and spirit.
Located in the heart of old town and only a 15-minute drive from Faro International Airport, Olhão’s fabulous market is within easy walking distance of the house – as are the ferries and taxis to the outlying islands.
Travel & Leisure magazine listed Casa Fuzetta in their 2021 and 2020 top ten lists worldwide, and in 2019 Elle Germany included Fuzetta in their (very) short list of top retreat venues in Europe! Casa Fuzetta was also featured in the book "50 places to practice yoga before you die", released in the US in 2021.
TWO FULL PRACTICES DAILY
Each morning will begin with a dynamic vinyasa flow - a well-rounded, mindful practice that will invigorate your entire body. Throughout the retreat, you'll deepen your physical practice of hip openers, backbends, standing poses, arm balances, and inversions, while also incorporating meditation and pranayama.
In the late afternoon/early evening, you'll be welcomed back from your afternoon of exploring the Algarve for a two-part practice, the first part being a more challenging one focusing on arm balances and inversions, and the second being a slow flow: quiet and restorative, concluding with Yoga Nidra. You are welcome to attend either or both of these sessions.
HEARTY, DELICIOUS, AND PLANT-BASED
German food blogger & cookbook author Diana Scholl will be your culinary host for the week – providing you with delicious, plant-based meals highlighting the abundant Portuguese produce.
As anyone from our previous retreat in Italy will tell you, Diana’s cooking is amazing for vegans and non-vegans alike - full of flavour, nourishing, fulfilling, and indulgent. She loves spices, herbs, carbs & grains, nuts, dips & dressings and will delight you with freshly-prepared, delicious family-style meals throughout the retreat.
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Casa Fuzetta is a historic townhouse located in the heart of Olhão’s old town. Originally, a classical gentleman’s residence, it was lovingly restored over a three year period, between 2014 and 2016. Th owners called upon the skills of the local craftsmen and artisans to create a property that balances the heritage of its architecture with contemporary design and comfort - including a spectacular rooftop pool! Throughout the property a palette of natural colors and materials – white, stone, wood and linens, aim to create a space in which everyone can feel at ease the moment they walk through the door.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...
...about Flow. Nourish, & Thrive // Tuscany, 2023
"My week with Thrive, Nourish, and Flow was one of the most transformative weeks of my life. The villa exceeded expectations, with air conditioning, an outdoor pool, and even a farm for fresh meals. The vegan cuisine was a highlight. Each meal offered a different delicious experience; the vegan lasagna was unforgettable. Every yoga flow was its own journey, deepening my practice and understanding of self-care. Most importantly, the people. Those around me quickly evolved from strangers to kindred spirits and life-long friends. Beyond yoga, it was an incredible week of self-care, connections, and transformation, and I'm immensely grateful for the magical retreat." -VR
"It was amazing! I still can’t believe it was real. The villa is beautiful, having dinner every night I felt like legit Royalty. I am a full meat and cheese lover but I didn’t miss any of it because the plant based food was so tasty and filling. I couldn’t fit in dessert some nights I ate so much. Diana’s recipes are incredibly delicious. Matthew is an amazing yoga teacher. I got to learn a lot of technical stuff for being new to yoga and was really able to deepen my appreciation for the practice. Everyone involved in the retreat I consider my new but good friend now. It was perfect and I wouldn’t change anything. Best week of my life so far. 100/10 would do it again." -SP
"Guys! This was the absolute best vacation and a truly life changing experience. Each one of you added so much value, care, and joy to the trip. 100/10." -JL
"AMAZING retreat! So well organized, from the yoga to the food. I was nervous about a vegan diet for the week, but I am dreaming about that lasagna and desperately need Diana's recipe." -KO
"Coming back home with more confidence in my body." -anonymous
"I love how Matthew explained and demonstrated every move/pose, even ones that may be "basic" to ensure that everyone executed properly and understood what you should expect to get out of that movement. It was a great learning for newer yogis but flowed well that I think all individuals appreciated it. It was so beautiful and life changing. The mantra that hit home most, and I keep reminding myself everyday, is "there are few things you can control in life, except our breath. For someone who was mentally struggling before the retreat, this was exactly what I needed. It was a great balance of yoga, community, and adventure and I would highly recommend it to anyone. " KR