The Ashtanga Fit Retreat

The only retreat in Ericeira that combines yoga and fitness.

In these 7 dynamic days, you will learn the foundations of ashtanga yoga, deepen your daily practice, increase your level of fitness and learn how to develop your own daily routine to bring home with you.

Are you ready to level up?


Hi and Welcome to Ashtanga Fit!

My name is Francesca, your host for this fantastic week you are about to experience. I have been studying yoga since 2005; however, I experienced significant shifts in my life when I was introduced to ashtanga yoga a few years ago. The more I dived deep into it, and the more I realized so many people have a stigma about it due to the reputation that this “strict practice” has built for itself. So I made it my purpose to share my love for ashtanga and its benefits minus the strictness. Yoga, for me its about love and flexibility. It teaches me how to love myself more and keep my mind flexible, so why be strict about it?

Ashtanga yoga will have huge effects on your personal development and emotional healing, which is an aspect I do not wanna lose in my daily routine. Still, as a surfer, I wanted to implement weight training and functional fitness in my daily routine. So I have created my method of mixing Ashtanga yoga with Functional Training … let’s get Ashtanga fit! 

 This idea came with 100% respect towards ancient traditions and absolute admiration towards ashtanga yogis but with the awareness that you shouldn’t be excluded from this excellent practice only because you cannot do challenging poses. This method is based on my personal and professional experience as a bodyworker for the past 15 years. When you practice with me, correct body alignments are instructed for everyone to be practicing in a safe and injury-free environment.

What We Offer


A 90 minutes morning ashtanga vinyasa class and a 60 to 90 minutes afternoon class or workshop.


I have more than 10 years of experience in teaching yoga and one of my main goals is to make yoga accessible to all.


You will learn the correct alignments and body adjustments to have a healthy and long lasting yoga practice.


10 is the max number of people I like to work with as I dedicate personal attention to each of my students.


Edoardo and the team at Omassim will blow your mind away with healthy organic local plant based cuisine.


The nature surrounding Ericeria is amazing, you will have the chance to learn to surf, chill at the beach or go for beautiful walks.


I have chosen Lia & Edoardo’s Omassim Guesthouse for the retreat not only because it’s a wonderful place to stay, but also because I strongly connect with Lia and the energies and vibrations we want to offer our guests while in Ericeira. Simplicity, authenticity and no ego-driven business owners are difficult to find nowadays and I am lovingly supporting them just as much as they are supporting me in this labour of love and light.

Calendar & Prices:

25 September – 2 October  2021

Double Room with private bathroom

€ 888 per person

Shared quadruple room with 2 private bathrooms

€ 777 per person

 23 October – 30 October 2021

Double Room with private bathroom

€ 888 per person

Shared quadruple room with 2 private bathrooms

€ 777 per person

What is included:

6 x morning yoga practices (90 min)

7 x daily breakfast (brunch buffet  so you can grab more food for lunch at the beach!)

3 x afternoon functional fitness sessions

2 x afternoon yoga workshops

1 x walk in the beautiful Ericeira coast

6 x  yummi vegetarian dinner

7 x  nights sleep 




What is NOT included:

Airline tickets

Transport from Airport Lisbon to Ericeira

Daily 2€ Tourist tax (to be paid at check out)

Travel and Cancellation insurance

Extra activities (Surf lessons, Massages etc)



What to expect daily


9:15 am Our daily morning practice will be a powerful 90 minutes vinyasa class with lots of adjustments and instructions on the correct alignments of Asanas. Expect a dynamic practice, breathwork and meditation. You will feel strong and energised by the end.


10:45 am  – 11:30 am  Breakfast is served as a buffet and you are free to grab extra food for your lunch at the beach!


11:30 am – 4 pm You are free to relax, go surf, hike, get a massage or explore beautiful Ericeira.


4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Depending on the day, we will have a functional training session, yoga workshop or restorative yoga and pranayama ( exact schedule will be discussed on the first day during the meet and great)


7:30 pm Dinner is served ( vegetarian)



How To Get Here

OMASSIM guesthouse , Santo Isidoro, Ericeira

Aeroporto de Lisboa – Humberto Delgado (LIS).
Ericeira is 50km from the airport.

Arrival by Private Transfer
Transfer to and from this airport is available upon request, cost 55€ (from 8h to 20h)/ 60€ (from 20h to 8h) one way

Arrival by Bus
From the airport, there is a sub-way taking you to Campo Grande Bus Terminal
From Campo Grande bus terminal there buses leaving to Ericeira frequently.

*please note that timetables change in summer
Bus costs around 7 EUR and takes 90 minutes.

Once you arrive in Ericeira, Omassim can pick you from the bus station, five-minute drive to the guesthouse, cost 6€ / If later then 18h30 taxi will cost 7.5€

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