Retraite in Sintra - Portugal


Yoga & Mindfulness

week retreat

in Sintra - Portugal 




Almáa Sintra Hostel is a result of a dream:

A dream of having meaningful lives

A dream of making a difference

A dream of a better world…


Almáa Sintra Hostel is a place to be:

To be alone with ourselves

To be connected with others

To be connected with nature…


2 retreats in 2015:

Group 1: Friday 26 th of june till Friday the 3 rd of july 2015

Group 2: Sunday 5 th of july till Sunday the 12 th of july 2015

The yoga & Mindfulness week will be held 30 minutes from Lissabon in the Eco hostel & retreat centre Aalma, based in Sintra. The Aalma Eco Hostel is built in the 12 th century and has 3,5 ha of luxurious gardens.

The name Aalma is the Portugese word for SOUL.  Sintra means MOON. 300 years before Christ a Keltic moontemple was located here.











When the Moors occupied the area in the 8th century, they named the region Chintra or Zintira. In 1147, after the conquest of Lisbon the garrison of the Castelo dos Mouros surrendered to the troops of King Alfonso I of Portugal.


It became later a favorite place to have your summerhouse for the rich and famous. Sintra has a microclimate and it is 10 degrees cooler than in the rest of the country. I lies at 600 meter, has more rain and is therefore extremely green. With all the beautiful castles in the neighborhood there is a kind of romantic mystical sphere.



The area has a number of palaces and castles:

-       Queluz Palace, the former summer residence of the Portuguese kings, a palace of the 14th and 16th centuries.

-       Church from the 13th century.

-       Above the town the Palácio da Pena (1840-1850), built around a monastery dating from the 16th century.

-       The Castelo dos Mouros (Moorish Castle) from the 7th and 8th centuries.

-       The Palace of Sintra.

-     Quinta da Regaleira.

The Teacher

 Hans Kloosterman was born in the year 1964. He has worked for 10 years at major retail chains: at thebuying department of the department store Bijenkorf, as buying manager & styling manager at Kreymborg, regional manager at Perry Sport and buying & styling manager at Promiss. In 2000 he started the RS Lifestyle Group. This group had three divisions: recruitment, coaching and mindfulness and yoga with the corporate mission is "Creating Awareness".

Its mission is to create awareness for people on their personal or business life path. The company has been sold in 2014 so Hans could follow his great passion for yoga & mindfulness.

He has studied 5 years Hinduism at the Institute Osmose in The Hague. The study consisted of 3-year hatha yoga training and two years of meditation training. Since 2005 he has studied Tibetan Buddhism in the Tibetan institute in Huy Belgium. At Blancday from Sabine van der Post in Amsterdam, he followed the 8-week mindfulness training in the tradition of Jon Kabat Zinn. He now coaches executives in everyday life combined with mindfulness and gives workshops, retreats and hatha yoga and mindfulness classes to individuals and businesses in the Benelux.

Week program.
We offer:


Cost for this all-inclusive week is € 799, -- per person full pension for a shared room. If you want a single room for yourself then this costs 30 euro per day extra.

Excluded: Flying ticket costs, taxi transport to the hostel in Sintra, excursions to castles, holistic massage ( 35 euro).

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Way of payment

The money can be transferred to the bankaccount Number:

IBAN: NL72 RABO 0145 2364 71

Pls pay 2 months in advance to the name of Hans Kloosterman, add date Yoga & Mindfulness week and add the name of participant (s).


Placed on; 09-08-2014

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