8 Day Detox And Yoga Health Retreat, Portugal

  • Organizer: Moinhos Velhos
  • Type: Yoga Retreat
  • Starting From: 18-January-2020
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Area: Algarve, Portugal
  • Food: Organic
  • Surrounding area: Close To Nature


Experience one of the best detox retreats in the world, which focuses on detoxification and cleansing of the body and mind.

The retreat will take you through many different therapies, such as meditation, yoga, fasting, and some other alternative treatments. Here people come from all around the world to experience the healing power of this detox program.

This retreat will not only work on your physical body but will also work on mental and spiritual health. Here you will not only maintain good health but also get to deepen the knowledge regarding the holistic and natural health.


Absolutely loved everything about this place! From the moment you arrive you are made to feel welcome and you know you are in good hands. Chris, Anna and Karen are so kind and caring yoga teachers. Trish is so fun doing the Biodanza and left us all out of breath. I think this place attracts positive, open minded and successful people. The week went by very quick and it feels that without too much effect but strong will I’m going home 2.5 kg lighter, very relaxed, calm and optimistic Looking forward to coming back to this place.

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A total life changer... I completed juice fast and yoga detox a few days ago and I feel amazing. This retreat is not for the faint hearted but the wonderful Moinhos Velhos with its beautiful grounds, location and facilities is the perfect base to take on such an intense retreat of this type.

Which leads me onto the staff, who were always smiling and there for what ever support you need.

I am a 500hrs trained yoga teacher and I thought the yoga classes were top standard. Moinhos Velhos is not a super slick 5star resort neither is it a bohemian hippy style retreat... It is the perfect balance between the two helping you find that perfect balance in yourself.

I am hoping to make a fast at Moinhos Velhos an annual treat for my mind, body and soul. I would recommend Moinhos Velhos and the detox programme to anyone, it's just a really good thing to do for yourself.

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    Janni Jensen

    Core Subject: Re-connection Therapist and a Physiospect Practitioner

    Janni, a Sivananda yoga teacher, who has a background in traditional medicine, is one of the most loved teachers and the main facilitator of the program. She runs the whole program along with Frank and facilitates fasting, yoga, and detox programs.

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    Frank Jensen

    Core Subject: Kinesiology

    Frank is one of the co-founder, who is also a yoga teacher at Moinhos Velhos. He is specialized in Kinesiology from a German Heilpraktiker school. He is a Three-in-One facilitator, an international Touch for Health instructor, Professional health provider, educational Kinesiology instructor, and a physiospect consultant and trainer.


Moinhos Velhos is an isolated valley near the Barragem da Bravura. It is not so far from Lagos, on the Algarve coast in Portugal. Algarve is a region of Portugal that is popular for its laid back lifestyle.

The town offers an atmosphere, where you can unwind and recharge. You can also explore the enchanting culture, get to know the cheerful people, and can also enjoy the unspoiled country that still preserves its natural magic. 

This unique program will heal your body both mentally and physically by just keeping you on a liquid diet, followed by some physical exercises like yoga and meditation. You will be served vegetable soup on Saturday evening, and then your main fasting will begin from Sunday morning onwards. 

You will be following a juice diet with various supplements to support your body with the detoxification method and also to push the stored toxins out of your digestive system. There is also an availability of herbal teas and lemon water all day long. If on any day, you feel like having food, then the resort will not be able to provide the regular meals. 

This program is not a real fast, as you will be provided by vegetable and fruit juices as well as vegetable broth along with vitamins, herbs, minerals, etc. The actual fasting only includes drinking water in it, and however, according to a Swedish doctor, Ragnar Berg stated that during fast our body excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. You can help this process by drinking juices instead of water. 

This 7-day retreat will surely work on the elimination of toxins and will also balance your entire system. The sauna purifies the skin, and the meditation and yoga will facilitate the purification of the spirit and the mind. You will experience all of these healing therapies in the most beautiful setting. 

Your evening workshops will include a Sivananda tradition inspired fire ceremony and Biodanza movement session adjacent to more traditional meditation practice. During these sessions, you will feel the change as the emotional levels of the body will release, and you will feel alive.

Upcoming Retreat Dates :

  • 25th Jan 2020 – 1st Feb 2020
  • 15th Feb 2020 - 21st Feb 2020
  • 22nd Feb 2020 - 28th Feb 2020
  • 14th Mar 2020 - 20th Mar 2020
  • 21st Mar 2020 - 27th Mar 2020
  • 11th Apr 2020 - 17th Apr 2020
  • 18th Apr 2020 - 24th Apr 2020 
  • 9th May 2020 - 15th May 2020
  • 16th May 2020 - 23rd May 2020
  • 6th Jun 2020 - 12th Jun 2020
  • 13th Jun 2020 - 19th Jun 2020
  • 4th Jul 2020 - 10th Jul 2020
  • 11th Jul 2020 - 17th Jul 2020
  • 18th Jul 2020 - 24th Jul 2020
  • 1st Aug 2020 - 7th Aug 2020
  • 8th Aug 2020 - 14th Aug 2020
  • 29th Aug 2020 - 4th Aug 2020
  • 5th Sep 2020 - 11th Sep 2020
  • 26th Sep 2020 - 2nd Oct 2020
  • 3rd Oct 2020 - 9th Oct 2020
  • 24th Oct 2020 - 30th Oct 2020
  • 31st Oct 2020 – 7th Nov 2020
  • 21st Nov 2020 - 27th Nov 2020
  • 28th Nov 2020 - 5th Dec 2020

Daily Schedule For Detox Retreat:

  • 07:00  AM Wake up 
  • 07:30 AM Lemon Tea 
  • 08:00 AM Yoga 
  • 10:00 AM Orange Juice 
  • 13:00 PM Vegetable juice or fruit juice 
  • 16:00 PM Vegetable juice 
  • 19:00 PM Mixed vegetable broth which contain lots of minerals 
  • 20:00 PM Meditation 
  • 20:30 PM Free time and other activities 
  • Clysmatic personal colonics used twice a day 

The resort is situated away from the famous tourist regions, lays on 16 hectares in a range of several thousand hectares of natural beauty.

The scheduled area is what you need to spend a wonderful week, where you will wake up to birds singing and will sleep in silence under a sky full of stars.

Your food will only include juices, and all the juices are prepared with organic produce. Sometimes the produce for a juice, picked for nutritional and cleansing purposes, may be out of season. And for that, we will then provide alternative organic juice. 

No food will be provided, but you will also not feel hungry as you will be receiving all the nutrition from the juices. And also you will get some herbal pills and supplements to keep you energetic all day long. As a matter of fact, after a certain time, you will yourself feel younger than your real age.

The program has its own uniqueness as it will not only include fasting, but you will also be practicing some daily yoga and meditation exercises.

The liquid diet provided here will be made through organic produces. All the juices that are provided are made with organic produce, along with juices you will also be provided with herbal pills and supplements, as to maintain your energy level.

The program will help you in getting rid of stress, and you will leave feeling more energized.

  • Accommodation 
  • Daily yoga session 
  • All juices and broth 
  • Evening meditation sessions 
  • Wi-Fi available 
  • Initial health check-up 
  • Enjoyment of our beautiful gardens and surrounding countryside 
  • Free pick up from Lagos
  • Day trip to the beach or Lagos
  • Personal use of colonic cleansing equipment 
  • Lemon water and herbal teas which you can take freely all day 
  • Use of finnish style sauna and California style hot tub 
  • Powders, pills, and other supplements
  • Use of QRS - magnet healing bed 
  • Use of salt water swimming pool 
  • Use of parasite/parasite elimination equipment 


  • Air fares 
  • Spa treatments 
  • Essential toiletries, boutique items, books, and jewelry

Moinhos Velhos


Moinhos Velhos is one of the best centers that will provide the perfect healing energies the moment you step into the resort. This is a place to energize, purify, and regenerate yourself by taking a break from your hectic life.

It is built in a tranquil valley, which is 14 km away from Lagos. The center is situated in an isolated area away from the chaos of the city so that you can go to bed in the silence under the stars, and wake up feeling fresh and refreshing.

  • To book a spot, you need to pay 20% of the total amount. 
  • The deposited amount is fully refundable if you cancel your booking 30 days before the arrival date. 
  • The balance should be cleared on departure.