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Mindful Hiking

21 June, 2019   10:30 to 13:30   Levada do Castelejo, 2h

Cost: EUR 20.-/pers. including transportation from Porto da Cruz and back

Antoine Lammertyn proposes an original activity mixing the discovery of Madeira and the discovery of oneself.

Associated with methods of meditation and breathing, this activity becomes a way to transcend our feelings. Antoine uses different methods, some of them are ancestral, all will help you focus on your 5 senses.

Antoine has been a mountain guide for 17 years and has also written a hiking book on Madeira (Ed. Marcus). You will pass a unique experience, benefiting of his professionalism and knowledge. He is fluent in English, French and Portuguese.

The hike takes you along a levada (irrigation canal) and into the heart of the primary forest (laurissylva, UNESCO World Heritage).

Easy level, 2h walk. Beware if you are prone to vertigo.
You will just need a small backpack with water and a small snack.
The price includes transportation from Porto da Cruz and return.

22 June, 2019   10:30 to 17:30   Levada do Castelejo, 5h

Cost: EUR 40.-/pers. including transportation from Porto da Cruz and return as well as a picnic.

This walk takes you in the same area as the 2h walk, is however a bit more difficult (medium level, 5h walk) with many stairs and around 300m of elevation gain positive and negative.

Surf or Bodyboard with Madeira New Wave

20 June, 2019   12:00 – 13:30 Surf, 14:00 – 15:30 Bodyboard

The Madeira New Wave fully certified coaches provide surf and bodyboard lessons, no matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate or an expert.

Price includes: surfing gear, transportation, insurances and professional coaching

Cost: EUR 35.-/pers. (max. 9 pers.)

Surf or Bodyboard with Salty

23 June, 2019   11:00 – 13:00 Surf, 14:00 – 16:00 Bodyboard

Salty – Madeira Water Activities is officially licensed and insured Surf, Bodyboard and SUP school by Portuguese Surfing Federation (nº409) and exclusively offers lessons to small groups, so that the instructor can attend to each student’s needs in particular and ensure efficient learning.

Cost: EUR 50.-/pers. (max. 6 pers.)


22 June, 2019   12:00 – 13:00 or 14:00 – 15:00

The goal of SUPYoga is to balance physical attitudes, muscle tone, and respiratory rhythm, through performing exercises of breathing (pranayama), postures (asanas) and meditation / relaxation (dharana and dhyana) on the board.

Célia Perestrelo of Summer Indication is Integral Yoga teacher, Master in Psychology of Education, International Certified Coach certified by SPCTA, NLP Practitioner certified by the Society of NLP and much more. She will help you to find the balance between the physical effort and consciousness, concentration and harmony.

Classes are 60 minutes long and you should be prepared: Wear appropriate clothing to practice: shorts and swimwear; put on sunscreen; do not eat before the practice (minimum two hours before).

Cost: EUR 25.-/pers.

Surfclass with Madeira Surfcamp & School

21 June, 2019 11:00 – 13:00

Madeira Surfcamp & School is certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation and the instructors are professionally qualified for teaching all levels from beginners to experienced surfers. The lessons last 2 hours with a maximum of 4/5 students for each instructor. The surf lessons have a theoretical part, warming up and practical part in the water. During the lesson pictures with a GoPro camera can be taken and sent to the students.

Special Festival Rate: EUR 35.-/pers. (max 8 pers.)1

Paragliding with MadAir

22 June, 2019   10:30 – 11:30 or 12:00 – 13:00 or 14:00 – 15:00

In nice weather conditions, Emanuel Spinola from MadAir takes you from the beach in Porto da Cruz to the mountains and back. Emanuel is a confirmed pilot with over 6000 flights and insures you a wonderful experience you wont forget. He speaks Portuguese and English.

Special Festival price: EUR 60/pers. (instead of 80)

Tai Chi / Qi Gong

22 & 23 June, 2019 17:00 – 18:00

João Nelson Gonçalves de Sousa, Master Black Belt 3rd Dan, transmits martial arts in its original form, preserving in pure form the teaching of the masters. Organised by Shaolin Kung-fu Dragon Dance.

Place: Near the Costa Linda Hotel and Restaurant Praça do Engenho, in front of the sea.

Cost: EUR 10.-/pers.


21 June, 2019 10:00 – 11:00

Natércia Luis is guiding Pilates (the original one, as Joseph Pilates taught!) and Capoeira classes, which give a special rhythm to our lives. She studied cardiothoracic critical care in Cambridge UK and simultaneously dedicated herself to holistic therapies like Relax Therapy, Reflexology, Lymphatic drainage, Reiki, Crystal healing and Aroma Touch Technique.

Cost: EUR 10.-/pers.

Kids Yoga with Eli de Deus

21 June, 2019 10:00 – 11:00

Yoga for Kids 6 to 12 years, discovering and fun

Cost: EUR 5.-/kid

Yoga for Beginners / Introduction to Yoga

20 & 21 & 22 June, 2019 16:00

The module Introduction to Yoga is specially designed for beginners of all age and horizons to make their first experience with the central methods of yoga, which are physical postures and movement, breathing techniques and meditation.

Cost: EUR 25.-/pers for all 3 classes

Organic Show Cooking

23 June, 2019 11:30

Yves Gauthier, chef Quinta da Serra, only hotel in Portugal with organic certification (seul hôtel au Portugal certifié bio).

Demonstration of organic cooking as practiced in a 5 * hotel with tasting of products. Duration approx. 1.5 – 2h

Cost: EUR 10/pers.

Workshop Conscious Nutrition

23 June, 2019 14:00

An open dialog on connection with ourselves, with our emotions and feelings, for a daily practice of a true nutrition of the body, mind and spirit.

Ana Cristina Franco Spínola is practicing yoga and mindfulness for some years. She has graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences and later graduated as a Medical Doctor, deepening the knowledge of the body, mind and human spirit. It is from the integration of these aspects that she communicates for those who aspire for a conscious change in their life. 

Cost: EUR 10/person

Workshop Natural Cosmetics

22 June, 2019 12:00

Creation of natural cosmetics with home-made products. You take home the products you made at the workshop. Duration approx. 1.5h

Natasha Brás graduated master degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz in 2009. After several trainings in the field of handmade and natural cosmetics, she launched in 2019 Kayenna, an online store of natural and organic dermocosmetics products. Most of the products are vegan.

Cost: EUR 10/pers.

Kids Area

There’s space for your kids at the Yoga Festival in Madeira! We have a dedicated children’s area where you can leave your little ones in the hands of our able volunteers during all yoga classes from 10:00 am on. Activities for children include games, colouring, face painting and crafts. Located inside the Festival Grounds, the Kids Zone is a safe space designed especially to entertain children.

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