Carly Rowena

Live it, breathe it, be it. Ignite your truth and find your wild on our all women's Portugal fitness retreat.



Join us for our women's week of discovery and empowerment, exploring your wildness and living from the heart in stunning southern Portugal with fitness and lifestyle blogger Carly Rowena! Set to be a week of unforgettable adventure combined with mental wellbeing, we invite you to honour our truest nature, accepting ourselves without condition or comparison to tap into our personal power. It will be a time for us to love and honor ourselves and each other so we can live a life fearlessly and authentically, experiencing life to the full.

Fitness & Wellbeing

Our Portugal fitness and wellbeing retreat will be a journey of discovery. Every day Carly Rowena will be guiding you through outdoor work outs pushing you past your comfort zone and targeting every muscle of the body. Each class will offer something different, some mornings will be focused on mobility and strength and other evenings we will get the blood pumping with HIIT. Carly's classes will inspire you to become your best self and get gorgeous from the inside out. 


Along with your fitness classes, you will be taught by our Wild & Free yoga teachers. Each class will be an exploration of the female psyche, tapping into our intuition, encouraging wellbeing, positivity and balance within daily life. 

Every morning, meditation will be offered to guests in our yoga shala. Your day will then include either an hour's Vinyasa flow class or a deeply restorative Yin practice to compliment your work outs, helping you heal the body and leave you in a blissful state ready for following day.  If your a total beginner yogi then don't worry, our teachers will guide you through the basics allowing you to access as many poses as possible. 

As well as your classes, Carly and the team will be hosting an empowerment workshop during the week to share with you all the tools you need to feel strong, loved and content. 

Along with the surfing, your week will be jam packed with goodness and allow you to fall in love with yourself and life all over again!

The Destination

Your Western Algarve Portugal fitness and wellbeing retreat will be spent in our brand new beautiful boutique villa Surf Shanti near Aljuzur Portugal. Surrounded by a stunning coastal and forrest national park, we are just minutes away from some of Portugal's most idylic beaches, including Amoreira beach that was voted best beach in Europe by the Sunday Times UK Traveler. Your stay will be spent in our modern shared rooms and mezzanines, perfect for meeting like minded people and maybe your new best friend!

You will be prepared a traditional breakfast, nourishing lunch and dinner each day by our incredible in house chef, helping you to energise the body for our full day ahead. 

Spend your daily free time as you choose, relax at the beach, read a book surrounded by nature or for the more adventurous, explore the surrounding national park with quaint traditional towns and beautiful hikes. Enjoy a glass of wine on the decking as you breathe in the fresh air and take in the views. Find yourself amongst the hills of Portugal as you feel the body and soul relaxing and re-vitalising.

Surf & Sup

During your retreat, our professional surfer Alan Stokes will take you to the beach to hit the waves. He holds both ISA Surf Instructor and National Beach Lifeguard qualifications. As the 3 x British Surfing Champion, Alan has over 20 years of experience travelling the world and sharing waves. They say the best surfer in the water is the one having the most fun and that's definitely true about our head surf coach.

Alan's calm and caring nature means you can relax and enjoy the experience of catching your first waves. Alan's relaxed but passionate surf guiding and mentoring will get you into the right surf for your ability and see you improving with every wave. 

As well as surfing, you will have the chance to experience Stand Up Paddle Boarding exploring the dramatic coastline in the experienced safe hands of one of Potugal's leading surf schools Odeceixe Surf.


Our guests really enjoy our approach to surfing and along with our incredible destinations, they keep coming back for more!

I had the most incredible retreat with Wild & Free Adventures! I came as an intermediate yogi and a complete beginner at surfing and was challenged and supported in both. Thanks Alan and Philly for a beautiful experience, can't wait to join you both again soon


What's Included

 7 nights stay in our boutique retreat house 

Daily nutritious breakfast cooked by our chef

Daily fresh lunch cooked by our chef

Daily delicious dinner cooked by our chef


 7 yoga sessions

 5 fitness classes 

Daily guided meditation

 Empowerment workshop

 3 guided surf lesson with all surf equipment and transport provided 

1 SUP lesson with all equipment and transport

➹ Airport transfers from Faro airport

Healthy snacks, tea and coffee 

 Free goody bag! 


 Photos and videos of your surf and yoga experience with us at Wild & Free to share with friends and family.


➹ Expert advice and help throughout your stay, fun and constant smiles from Carly and the Wild & Free team

*Please note alcohol not included

Important Information

Upon booking our Portugal women's fitness retreat you will receive an information pack, but here's what you need to know before you book. Please make sure you have read our Terms and Conditions

Prices - 

Shared Twin Room     - £(tbc) per person 

Beautiful modern twin room to share with your friend or a like minded guest with two single beds  


Only 10 spaces available

Dates - Please arrive on Saturday 7th April 18 in time for an evening yoga class and dinner, convenient direct flights can be found from London to Faro. The retreat will finish on Saturday 14th April 18 after a morning yoga class and breakfast. 


Deposit - If you wish to reserve your place a 25% deposit is required. The remaining payment can then be paid in full 2 months prior to the retreat. Please contact us for this option. 


To book - If you are interested in coming along to our Portugal fitness week and have any questions please contact us here.

Travel Insurance - We do not provide travel insurance, you are required to have your own. 

This trip is for you if...

➹ You're a beginner to intermediate surfer

➹ You're a beginner to intermediate yogi

➹ You love fitness 

 ➹ You love healthy prepared food 

➹ You enjoy the quietness of nature

 ➹  You want to feel empowered and meet like minded women

➹ You're travelling as friends 

➹ You're travelling alone