Juice Detox retreat

Moinhos Velhos - Yoga, Meditation, Wellness

Established in 1992 as one of the first juice fasting retreats in Europe, Moinhos Velhos offers a unique combination of juice fasting with Yoga and meditation. The program has been fine tuned over the years to incorporate the latest scientific discoveries, but the basic concept has not changed in all those years. The retreats are designed to facilitate physical, mental, and emotional detoxification and purification, which means that the program is very effective at whatever level of your wellbeing you want to focus.

To keep you attuned to nature, the juices are prepared in accordance with the season and also to ensure that you will get all the vitamins and minerals needed 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 colonic system that cleanses the lower intestine.


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

The yoga classes are accessible to all - whether you are a beginner or seasoned yogi, the 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. 

The evening workshops can include a Soundbath session and a Agni Hotra fire ceremony alongside more traditional meditation practices. 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. 


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

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 salt water swimming pool
  • Internet access
  • Lemon water and herbal teas which you can take freely all day

Moinhos Velhos is located in a tranquil valley 14 km. From Lagos on the South coast of the Algarve, Portugal. Situated in a nature reserve next to a lake, away from the traditional tourist areas, an ideal place to go on a retreat.

At Moinhos Velhos, you will go to bed with the silence of the stars at night and wake up to the songs of birds in the morning.

Moinhos Velhos

Juice detox retreat

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(+351) 915802903

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