Join us and Dr. Veena Balkrishna on this beautiful Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda experience.

17th - 21st March 2022

Ayurvedic Masterclass with Dr. Veena Balkrishna Fernandes 

veena-balkrishna-yoga-PortugalDaughter of an Indian father and a Portuguese mother, she was born in the Alps, France – Aix-En-Provence – but grew up in the Monchique Mountains where she spent her teens and studied. She decided to return to her origins, leaving Portugal to take her Ayurvedic medicine course in India and to study deeply one of the oldest medicines in the history of mankind.

The great interest and recognized effectiveness of Ayurvedic treatments has led Veena Balkrishna to deepen her knowledge of this ancient medicine, having graduated in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Gujarat Ayurved University, one of the most reputable in India. She also specializes in Panchakarma therapies – treatments for chronic and / or profound illnesses such as obesity, migraines, psoriasis, stress / anxiety, depression, gastritis, arthritis, osteoporosis, among others – and Rasayana or rejuvenation therapy.

veena-balkrishna-yoga-instructorIn 2010, she completed the course and took a one-year internship at Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurved Hospital, Jamnagar, which is linked to the same university on the west coast of India. She also acquired specialized training in Recovery Massage at the National Union of Recovery Masseurs and Kinesiotherapists, Lisbon, Portugal (2005) and Panchakarma at the Sidheshwari Research Institute of Ayurvedam, Hyderabad, India (2006). There are also disciplinary areas of her medical education such as Anatomy, Pathology, Physiology, Biomechanics, Electrology / Hydrology, Massage Techniques; General Practice, Panchakarma, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatrics and Surgery. Dr. Veena Balkrishna Fernandes currently resides in Portugal where she works as an Ayurvedic Doctor in Monchique, Lagoa, Almancil, Lisbon and Porto.

Register now by paying €199.00 Deposit for your Retreat.

5 Day Retreat at Pine Hills, Villamoura.

We are delighted to team up with Pine Hills Vilamoura to bring to you our Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Retreat in the beautiful Algarve.

This retreat will include:

  • 2 daily yoga practices (Vinyasa Flow Yoga & Yin/Sunset Yoga)
  • Talks on the ancient healing system of Ayurveda with Dr. Veena Balkrishna.
  • Daily Morning Meditation.
  • Daily Vegetarian Breakfast.
  • Airport transfer.
  • Optional Extra: Vineyard Tour
  • €850.00 per person – Private Room in a shared 2 or 3 Bedroom Apartment.
  • €750.00 per person – Shared room in a 1, 2 or 3 Bedroom Apartment.
  • Flights to Faro are not included.
  • Get in touch to join us on our healing & rejuvenating retreat or pay a deposit to secure your place below.

Refund Policy: Retreat accommodation is non-refundable 60 days before unless the retreat is cancelled by Hot Yoga Studios. The cost for the yoga portion of the retreat is refundable 30 days before.

Sample Schedule

  • 10.00am: Yoga Practice, Pranayama & Meditation.
  • 11.00am: Vegetarian Breakfast.
  • 12.00pm: – Ayurvedic Talk with Dr. Veena Balkrishna.
  • 2.00pm to 5.30pm: Time to rest & restore.
  • 6.00pm: Sunset Yin / Restorative Yoga & Meditation / Chanting / Hang Drum Sound Healing.

About Pine Hills Vilamoura

Pine Hills Vilamoura is a modern development consisting of 54 private units located in Vilamoura, overlooking the prestigious Vila Sol golf course. These spacious apartments overlook a large communal pool with a separate children’s pool. There is a cafe and restaurant on the grounds and a large “Pingo Doce” supermarket which are approximately 1 kilometer away.

This residential complex will suit clients who are looking for an excellent standard of accommodation with stunning views and are ideal for couple and families who enjoy an independent holiday. The busy and cosmopolitan marina of Vilamoura with its designer boutiques, bars and restaurants is only 5 minute’s drive as is the beautiful golden beach of Falesia. The town of Quarteira is also only 5 minutes drive again offering a great selection of restaurants, shops, supermarket and daily fish market. Taxis are available and cost approximately €8.00

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Join us in Portugal for 5-days of sun, yoga and wellness!