Raw Food & Yoga Summer Retreats 

Due to global events there are no current retreats. Take a peek at our 2019 retreats below to connect with what we do and how we do it.

Are you ready to retreat to a place where you can completely rest, reset and let go and enjoy chef prepared plant based cuisine at its finest with a splash of yoga, and more? Join me in the Algarve for my annual detox: my raw food & yoga retreat in Portugal. On the edge of the Sao Bartolomeu de Messines/Silves nature reserve in the Algarve, this nourishing retreat is an exclusive, intimate and unique week of restful bliss. Our group size is boutique – we open our space to only 8 guests who are hosted by me and my experienced team of yogis and therapists, I will guide you through a beautiful week. This is the perfect chance for you to relax into nature, unplug from the world, restore and reset. There are daily workshops on raw foods from my London Cookery School Program, but you don’t have to play – feel free just to rest and relax.

I promise that we will hold a beautiful space for you to reset at your leisure and leave feeling soul nourished and physically vibrant!

We’ll create some wonderful dishes together and indulge in the preparation of incredible foods.

Being an experienced yogi is not a prerequisite, all you will need for this stunning week of yoga is the will to explore and embrace a high vibrational flow. There will be daily kitchen classes on raw food, yoga and holistic sessions. They are completely at your leisure, so if you just want to relax by the plunge pool and wait to be fed, that’s ok too. It’s your holiday!

Dine al fresco by the river each night and be ready for spectacular sunsets, evening workshops, meditation sessions, incredible food, cacao ceremonies and much more. Leave feeling rested, rebooted and filled with a new zest for life!

We like to consider that while on ‘retreat’ we are withdrawing from the everyday world. We like to consider our retreat as a world in itself – where we provide the space and opportunity for you to take all the time you need to reflect on your world, your wellbeing and your self.

We embrace those from all walks of life to our space and welcome everyone, as we are passionate about the spirit of inclusivity. 

We ask that you be mindful of the space we have created, work with that vibration, be yourself and be in joy with what resonates, and be tolerant of that (and those) that does not.

We ask you to trust us to do our work well and provide our expertise for you. 

You will get to spend one to one time (and retreat space) with me where I will share with you my healing journey with raw foods (I am still journeying!) and enjoy daily food preparation classes together. I don’t just pop out and join you for an hour a day – we get to spend lots of time together during your stay. So theres no need to officially book ‘one to one’ time with me – let’s just grab some time under the carob trees together. 


We will be practicing yoga for 2-3 hours each day in a variety of styles. Classes are open to all levels, from beginners to experienced practitioners. We will enjoy morning walks in the nature reserve and daily workshops in the kitchen exploring raw food.


My cuisine is chef-prepared, gourmet, living, raw vegan food. It is gluten-free, dairy-free and animal product-free* (bee product options from our neighbouring permaculture farm are available). All of our dishes are freshly prepared each day using locally-sourced, organic ingredients where possible. I soak and sprout all my seeds and nuts, and share with you my knowledge of how to prepare the most sensational living raw foods using these essential ingredients.

Our food closely aligns with our yoga journey. The intricate and soulful connection between nature, food, yoga and nourishment is a vibrant element that holds our retreat energy together. We consider that it is all connected. 

*We forage for figs, carob and wild edibles where we can and collect local almonds, honey and bee pollen. Non-vegan local products are optional. The local salt we use is hand-harvested by an artisan salt producer using traditional methods.

I also include a range of lightly cooked plantbased dishes. 

The first day of the retreat will be juice-only for a full detox, followed by juices, smoothies, salads and gourmet raw food suppers. Our food is all alkaline, high-vibration, nutritious and delicious! Fruit bowls are always available. Personal menus cannot be catered for. Juices & smoothies are served for your enjoyment daily and cannot be swapped for salads or other dishes. Please trust us to provide you with outstanding nutrition, and that which at times may challenge your cravings as well as cater for them.  

Cacao ceremony

The cacao ceremony is essentially a meditation that holds space to experience the depth of healing that comes in waves of pure unconditional love. During our cacao ceremonies we work with the most rich, potent and deeply nourishing Chocolate Sacrament or Elixir (sacred offering) created specially for our retreat. We invite you to our retreat through our invitation from the plant elders and our sacrament is prepared by a shamanic priestess solely for our retreats. Read more about the ceremonies on my blog.


We will be staying in a stunning villa located in a hidden nature reserve. A humble and rustic barn conversion that has been beautifully renovated and decorated with fully air-conditioned rooms. There are five rooms that can all be doubles or twins. Two are ensuite and three share one large, gorgeous bathroom. Camping options are also available.

Retreat schedule

Each day is always different and we work with the flow of the group, however this is an idea of how our days might look.

07:00 early morning yoga
08:00 walk in nature
10:00 breakfast
10:30 meditation/rest/morning workshops
14:00 lunch
14:30 raw food workshops with Stephanie
16:30 yoga
18:00 supper
19:00 workshops/cacao ceremonies/rest
20:30 sunset meditations with Stephanie

Retreat prices in pounds

2020 prices & details have not yet been confirmed

Your price includes

Daily yoga
Sunset workshops
Talks and demos
Daily walks through the nature reserve
Juices, smoothies, superfoods and tonics
All meals, prepared raw, vegan, gourmet and delicious
Daily chef workshops in the kitchen with Stephanie
Foraging for figs, carob and local wild foods
Raw chocolate workshop
Carob preparation workshop
Cacao ceremony
Use of dipping pool
Signed copy of Stephanie’s book “Spiralize!”
Copy of Stephanie’s VIP client recipe chef pack
Copy of Stephanie’s 7-day juicing and raw foods detox ebook
Access to a library of wellness videos
Wifi access
Local mountain water (high alkaline 9.5 ph!)

Does not include

Massages and treatments

Optional activities

Indian head massage
Ayurvedic massage
Thai yoga massage
One to one yoga sessions

Complimentary gifts*

Signed copy of Stephanie’s hardback book Spiralize
Stephanie’s ebook Raw7 – 7 day Juicing & Raw Food Detox
Stephanie’s recipe collection ‘Everyday Raw Recipes’
*cash alternatives are not available for complimentary gifts


”Thank you so much for kick starting my journey to a better quality of life. I leave after just a week feeling tranquil & partly healed. I am most motivated because I know that you will also be touching the lives of the rest of my family. Thank you for touching my heart, mind and my soul x”

“Finished Steph’s retreat for the first time this year! Wow!! A life changing experience, wonderfully delicious food – Steph herself is a never to be forgotten amazing person! Wonderful group of people, lots of laughs, brilliant yoga… I am coming back! Very sad to leave.” Rachel.

Read more testimonials by clicking HERE.

Media Reviews

We have been featured in Vogue, Tatler, The Guardian, Wedding Magazine, Porter and more. Check out my my MEDIA PAGE for more.

Retreat Photo Album

Check out my retreat photo album to get a feel for what we get up to on holiday! Click HERE. Also feel free to join us on Instagram.


10% discount for 2 week stays subject to availability. I may also be able to offer you 10% discount for group bookings of 3 friends or more. Call me directly on +44 (0)7914399109 Not available with any other offers. 


Flights are not included. The nearest airport is Faro, and the Villa is a 45 minute taxi ride from the airport. Lisbon airport is also an option – there are trains that bring you directly to the Algarve. The trains are cheap, clean, usually air-conditioned and very pleasant. Transfers are not included but we can arrange pick ups for you at an additional cost. You may also book your own taxi. Please enquire about transfer details.

Refund Policy

Please note that bookings are not refundable once made but can be transferred to a third party on request. NB: Sorry, I cannot transfer you to another retreat if you are unable to make the one you booked for as numbers are strictly limited. I will always, however, do my very best to ensure your happiness. Deposits are non refundable.

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Book Online 

Once dates have been released it is possible to book online. To be first to get all the details pleas sign up to my newsletter to get priority bookings. Other room options are available please email me at stephanie@exploreraw.com  to check availability and ask me anything about your booking. Feel free to call me on +44 (0)7914399109 to ask any questions about your trip.

Free One Day Detox

I appreciate you stopping by and taking a look at my retreats: as a thank you I would love to gift you my FREE One Day Raw ebook Raw24: Recipes to get you started on a one day detox. You’ll also be added to my newsletter list for special offers, last minute retreat deals, recipes and more. Just CLICK HERE to get it.

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Call me now on 07914399109 or email me at stephanie@exploreraw.com to book your retreat with me.

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