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Adventures to the Azores with Alex Dawson

Azores, Portugal - Date 10/11/2024


Embark on a 5-night / 6-day yoga retreat with Alex Dawson in the captivating Azores, Portugal. Experience the allure of Sao Miguel, known as the "Green Island," boasting volcanic lakes, black sand beaches, and scenic cliffs. Engage in invigorating hikes, soak in natural hot springs, and explore charming towns. Alex will lead daily yoga, meditation, and breathwork sessions amidst the island's rejuvenating atmosphere. Enjoy nourishing meals showcasing Azorean cuisine. This transformative journey promises self-discovery, wellness, and joyful connection.


Santa Barbara Eco Resort is more than just a hotel; it's the realization of João Reis's dream on São Miguel's northern coast. Inspired by his love for nature and surfing, Reis crafted a retreat harmonizing with the island's beauty. Built in symbiosis with coastal ecology, the resort blends seamlessly into its environment. Architecture, materials, and landscape framing were paramount in its creation. The result is a tranquil haven immersed in the island's ecosystem. Guests enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic and easy beach access.


  • 5 Nights / 6 Days stay at Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort
  • Daily meals: breakfast and dinner provided; lunch on arrival day and picnic lunch on excursions
  • Two guided group excursions for hiking, hot springs, and town visits
  • Daily Yoga, Meditation, and Breathwork classes with Alex; includes roundtrip airport transfers and base gratuities


  • Airfare to Ponta Delgada (PDL) advised via SATA Air from Boston or NYC
  • Lunch provided on two free days
  • Excludes alcoholic beverages, extra excursions, and cab rides
  • Massages, spa services, and travel insurance


Alex's journey into yoga began in 2001, initially drawn by the practice's uplifting effects. Teaching numerous retreats, groups and privates like Kathleen Turner and the cast of 'The Graduate.' Despite starting with aspirations of acting, Alex's passion for teaching flourished, nurtured by influences from renowned practitioners like Lisa Walford, Schuyler Grant, Mark Whitwell, and Shiva Rea. Embracing the essence of yoga as a transformative and unifying force, Alex focuses on guiding students to a state of well-being and self-discovery through attentive listening and alignment.