Juice Detox, Yoga & Wellness Retreat

The original concept for our juice detox fasts was inspired by the pioneering work of Bernard Jensen, Swami Sivananda, and Dr. Gerson, in the fields of cleansing and detoxification and was further motivated by the healing effects of yoga, meditation, fasting and alternative therapies. Nowadays we have also dovetailed in the latest research to give you the best possible service.

When we first began in 1992 our comprehensive programme for body, mind and spirit was one of the first of its kind and since then we have further developed priceless experience and knowledge supporting people from all over the world. 

Different areas of the programme facilitate physical, mental and emotional detoxification and purification which means our programmes are very effective whatever level of your wellbeing you are focused on!

Our programmes are also very attractive to those who simply wish to deepen their knowledge and experience of natural health practices and living in an abundant and positive way - and take that awareness back out into daily life!

Group experience - 4 times per day we meet for juices and broth, alongside group classes and workshops!

Reasons For Participating

  • Detoxing
  • Alleviating stress and anxiety
  • Reappraising and evaluating life purpose
  • Losing weight
  • Quitting smoking and addictions
  • Achieving optimal health maintenance
  • Self development & connection

Benefits of Juice Fasting

  • Increased energy, vitality and sense of wellbeing
  • Boosts immune system
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Regulating blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Improved brain health and memory function
  • Regulation of weight, appetite and cravings
  • Improved gut health

Orange, cucumber, ginger, passionfruit with a butternut, bell pepper and chilli pepper shot!

Juicing & Supplements

To keep you attuned to nature, our juices are prepared in accordance with the season and also we ensure that across the retreat you have variety and a range of vitamins and minerals to replenish and cleanse your nervous system.

In addition various supplements are provided to support your cleansing process.

Orange, cucumber, ginger, passionfruit with a butternut, bell pepper and chilli pepper shot!

Group experience - 4 times daily we meet for juices and broth, alongside group classes and workshops!

Between juices there's time to explore the various body-mind therapies on offer to support your detox.

7 and 10 day programs

Daily Timetable

  • 07:00 Wake up
  • 07:30 Lemon tea
  • 08:00 Yoga
  • 10:00 Orange juice
  • 11.00 Therapies or free time
  • 13:00 Fruit or vegetable juice
  • 14.00 Therapies or free time
  • 16:00 Vegetable juice & nutrition workshop
  • 17.00 Free time to visit the sauna, relax or go for a walk
  • 19:00 Mixed vegetable broth – mineral rich
  • 19:45 Meditation
  • 20:45 Free time and other activities


Example Weekly Activity Schedule

What’s Included

  • 7 or 10 nights accommodation
  • Initial health check-up
  • All juices and broths
  • Daily yoga class
  • Evening meditation sessions
  • Nutrition and health workshops
  • Personal use of colonic cleansing equipment when indicated
  • Pills, powders, and other supplements
  • Use of Finnish style sauna
  • Use of QRS – magnet healing bed
  • Use of salt water swimming pool
  • Initial health check-up
  • Lemon water and herbal teas which you can take freely all day

Example Detox Activity Schedule

Detoxing And Yoga

Our yoga classes are accessible to all - whether you are a beginner or seasoned yogi our skilled teachers can guide you through an enriching and relaxing practice that supports your detox. 

Yoga is a fundamental part of our programme because the combination of gentle moving, stretching, and twisting together with deep breathing, significantly helps the detox process for body, mind and spirit. The lymph and blood transporting the released toxins are pumped through the body at a faster rate, speeding up the elimination process. 

In addition the relaxation brought about by yoga activates the healing and restorative parasympathetic nervous system, so that your body will have the opportunity to clean and heal itself.

And the more you detox, the greater the effects of the yoga practice!

Exercise, Meditation and Relaxation

The evening workshops can include movement sessions and a Sivananda tradition inspired fire ceremony alongside more traditional meditation practices. 

These sessions further assist the detoxification process, as blockages and tensions held in the physical, mental, and emotional levels of the body are also released. These practices help you to let go of them and to relax more deeply.

During the day, you can relax, swim, have a therapy session, explore, and walk around the area and even help out in the organic gardens. Once per week we also take a trip to one of the stunning local beaches. 

There is a collection of videos and DVDs of related subjects and movies to watch. The sauna is on in the early evening and the hot tub is available all day.

Our yoga classes suit beginners and experienced alike and are designed to support the detox.

Our refreshing weekly trip includes stunning beaches on the West and South coasts.

Have some proper relaxed time to yourself in our beautiful grounds deep in nature.

7 and 10 day programs

Between juices there's time to explore the various body-mind therapies on offer to support your detox.


We also have various therapies available that assures the elimination of toxins and the balancing of your entire system. The sauna also aids cleansing through the skin. Treatments include:

  • Multiple Styles of Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Thai Massage
  • Cranio Sacral Therapy
  • Lymphatic Drainage

Read more about Therapies

Nutrition Workshops

We offer workshops with our nutrition expert Ed Van Tegelen, who gives you the latest science and evidence based information on nutrition and health.


  • Twin rooms
  • Single Rooms
  • Shared Cottage
  • Single Cottage

Prices and more information here

Travel Options

  • Airport transfers are available on request
  • Taxi from airport to Moinhos Velhos
  • Train from Faro to Lagos
  • Bus from Faro to Lagos
  • Pickup in Lagos is free

Prices and more information here

Visited us before? We offer a 10% discount for all returning guests!

*This offer is not available in conjunction with any other discount or promotional offer. 

Moinhos Velhos since 1992




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