Juice Detox, Yoga & Wellness Retreat

Original Concept

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.

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!

Reasons For Participating

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

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

Juicing, Supplements & Colon Cleansing

Ragnar Berg, one of world’s foremost authorities on nutrition and biochemistry, stated that during fasting, the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes, and that you can help this process by drinking alkaline juices instead of water. Therefore juice fasting is the very best form of fasting.

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

In addition, you will cleanse the entire gastrointestinal tract with herbs and supplements and by using a self administered Clysmatic device (a gravity style colonic system) that cleanses the lower intestine.

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 juice 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
  • Clysmatic personal colonics used twice a day


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
  • Pills, powders, and other supplements
  • Use of Finnish style sauna and California style hot tub
  • Use of QRS – magnet healing bed
  • Use of salt water swimming pool
  • Initial health check-up
  • Internet access
  • Lemon water and herbal teas which you can take freely all day

Moinhos Velhos Juice 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 causes the healing, restorative parasympathetic nervous system to take over from the autonomic nervous system. Then, the body starts 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 a Biodanza movement session and a Sivananda tradition inspired fire ceremony alongside a more traditional meditation practice. The programme culminates with a beautiful Spiral Walk letting go and visioning ceremony.

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.

7 and 10 day programs


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. 


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