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Hi, I’m Michelle, and welcome to Vitality!

The idea of having a retreat space started over a decade ago, shortly after moving to Portugal. A friend called asking if I knew anywhere her friend could go to “do some yoga and meditation, get lots of massage, and have the space to heal a broken heart after a relationship breakup.”

This conversation planted a seed and the rest is history. It’s such a joy to work with guests one-on-one as I can really tailor the retreat to meet your individual needs.

I’ve been a yoga practitioner since 1997 and working as a yoga teacher and massage therapist since 2002. Working in both fields gives me a unique insight, and intuitive approach, into how I can best help you recover your own wellbeing. 

I’m passionate about many things, but in particular how an authentic yoga practice invites a deep relaxation and ease from the inside out. I look forward to sharing my skills and passion with you to help you start, or continue, your own journey towards feeling more balanced, integrated and inspired.

 
This is the most wonderful and special retreat. I cannot praise it and Michelle enough. She is the most welcoming host – such a warm, lovely person – generous and with so much to offer. The yoga and meditation were brilliant. Michelle is such a skilled teacher. I learnt so much. The massage – well – what can I say??? Wow! What a brilliant and wonderful experience it was. I cannot thank Michelle enough for her kindness, generosity and understanding. It was the most restful and nourishing week. I spent a lot of time lying around in the hammock, not doing much, which was just what I needed. Swimming is lovely and the walks nearby are very nice. If you are looking to relax, refresh and renew, there is no better place.
— VALERIE, UK