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RETREAT: A 3 day immersive yoga retreat
1st – 4th October 2021

Casa Paço D’Ilhas, Ericeira, Portugal.


Explore yoga and self-care on an experiential level with Helen Roscoe.


During our time together we will explore a theme and you will be invited to combine creative movement and sequencing, consider imagination and play, and draw upon the wonderful potential of breath-work, sound and stillness. With a background in the arts I also look forward to opening a dialogue around creativity as a means towards enhancing our experience of yoga.


Retreat from the stresses and demands of your daily lives and restore your internal rhythms. In a place deeply rooted in Portuguese tradition be inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape as well as the vibrancy, warmth and sheer friendliness of Portuguese culture. Casa Paço D’Ilhas provides the perfect setting for an intimate and atmospheric retreat.


Extend the Summer and join me for a transformative weekend, truly nourishing and invigorating.

  • When: 1st – 4th October 2021
  • Early bird special offer: £445 (book before 31st August 2020)
  • Cost after early bird offer: £485


£200 deposit upon booking. Remaining balance due before 1st May 2021. Please contact Helen to book or for further details.


Prices are based on people sharing. Should you wish to reserve a private room there will be an additional cost of £50 for your stay.



1st – 4th October 2021 – An experiential weekend of yoga


An experiential weekend of yoga including a welcome circle and evening practice on our first night together, up to 3 practices on the 2nd and 3rd and an invigorating morning session before departures on the 4th.


All sessions will be within a safe, group environment, including accessible experiential body and breath work, explorations of sound, meditation and relaxation. Through thematic inquiry you will be invited to deepen your personal knowledge and unique understanding and practice of yoga.


Plenty of time and space to rest and relax, explore and form friendships, or enjoy your own company. There will be opportunities for you to book in some further self-care by treating yourself to a holistic massage or if there is anything you wish to explore personally through yoga, you are welcome to book in a private session with myself. If this interests you please email me in advance.


Delicious home-cooked vegetarian meals, some of which will be grown and picked from the garden that very day. Included are two nourishing breakfasts, a ful-filling brunch, three delicious evening meals or suppers and one lunch.



Surrounded by nature with the sound of breaking waves in the distance


Casa Paço D’Ilhas is located on an elusive hilltop overlooking the world renowned surf breaks of the Ericeira world surfing reserve on one side and the lush countryside of Santo Isodoro Municipality on the other side. Set in the quiet outskirts of Ericeira village, surrounded by nature with the sound of breaking waves in the distance.


Ericeira village itself, just a short drive away, is a traditional Portuguese fishing village that has been catering for tourism for over eight centuries, whilst still always managing to maintain it`s original character, symbolised by it`s labyrinth of windswept alleys that whisper tales of seafaring adventures.


Our proximity to Lisboa, Portugal’s enchanting capital, the Unesco heritage town Sintra, the lush nature of the Sintra-Cascais natural park, the world class kite- and windsurfing spot Guincho and a wide variety of other cultural, sporty and nature activities and sights on offer make Casa Paço D’Ilhas` location the perfect home base from where to explore this exceptional region!



Casa Paco D’iljas: Traditional heritage-style with contemporary comfort


There are different types of rooms to cater for each guests personal tastes and expectations. Whether you opt for a private space to yourself or would like to share with others there is a beautiful selection of rooms from boutique to shabby chic. Each with their own unique Portuguese cabana style. Whatever you decide there will be no difference in the way you`ll feel immersed in this holistic leisure experience.


Please note there is a surcharge on single occupancy.


All guests have access to the communal areas with bar & restaurant in the main house, our pristine garden with plenty of hidden corners, our sun lounge & yoga deck, pool house with honesty bar and both pools.



Flights – There are regular, affordable flights from Manchester and Liverpool to Lisbon.

Transfers – We will try to pair you up with other travellers in order to keep the transfer costs down. There are also buses from the airport and if you like you may wish to rent a car.




Hiring a car for your stay is a convenient way to move around and stay flexible throughout your trip. Luckily this luxury doesn’t have to cost you a fortune as Portugal is known for its budget deals on rental cars. If a few of you are traveling together this could be a good option for you.




No driving license or you’d prefer not to drive yourself? Private transfers can be arranged for you. (Lisbon Airport-Ericeira: €50/single) We will try to team people together where possible in order to keep the transfer costs low.




All the Portuguese roads are well connected by bus and this is a good option for budget-minded backpackers.


Any alcohol or additional soft drinks will need to be purchased separately via an honesty bar tab.



Our hosts can help organise guided tours, surf lessons, or hikes should you wish to venture that little bit further:


  • Surfing – Typical cost of lesson: €30-40
  • Mountain Biking
  • Massage
  • Sight-seeing
I recently attended a yoga workshop with Helen. She is so calm, open and knowledgable. A true Yogi. I would highly recommend a class or workshop for anyone interested in finding out more about the amazing benefits of yoga.