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Orange Tree Yoga


Rachel Lovegrove has been running Orange Tree Yoga Retreats for over 10 years and teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1998.  She hosts and teaches annual yoga holidays in Portugal as well as weekend retreats and worskhops in the UK, Ireland and Holland. 

She also teaches private classes and bespoke programmes to all levels of client from those wanting a gentle stretch to sports professionals needing improvement in alignment, strength & flexibility and performance or injury recovery enhancement.  

The method of Iyengar yoga has been adopted by millions of people because of its attention to detail, progressive and safe learning experience and because of the knowledge of Iyengar qualified teachers who are trained thoroughly and rigorously.  Many sports teams use Iyengar yoga to enhance performance including Manchester United and the English Cricket board as well as many other individual clubs from different sports such as Rugby, Hockey, Tennis and Golf.

Rachel came to the Algarve for the first time in 1993 to take part in a yoga holiday before she began training as an Iyengar yoga teacher. She was so inspired by the experience that when she was offered the chance to run one herself, she grabbed the opportunity with both hands. In 2003, she took her first group of students to Quinta Mimosa Retreat Centre. It was the start of a love affair with the Algarve and with running yoga retreats that resulted in her deciding to base herself permanently in Portugal in 2007.

She and her team, now run up to 6 retreats each year, each one bringing new experiences, new clients and more often than not, old friends returning again and again.  Every retreat is unique. The group of mainly strangers come together to spend a week practicing the beautiful art of yoga, sharing their life stories, relaxing and enjoying the wonderful surroundings and fabulous food.  Non-residents are welcome to join in with the yoga programmes so if you are holidaying in the area and want to add yoga to your Portugal experience, contact Orange Tree Yoga.

Rachel is also available throughout the year for private classes or group sessions. She will tailor a programme to suit your requirements and has over 20 years of experience to guide you safely and progressively through your yoga practice.  

Rachel is a qualified Iyengar Yoga teacher & has been teaching since 1998.


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