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Embracing the Volcanic Wonders in the Azores

When scouting out our Yoga retreat locations, not only are we looking for places with beautiful views, rich culture, & fun excursions, but we're also seeking out spots that offer spectacular natural properties. Nestled in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean, São Miguel Island stands as a testament to the awe-inspiring beauty and healing power of volcanic landscapes. São Miguel is a haven for travelers seeking solace, rejuvenation, and a deeper connection with nature. As we're headed there this spring, we've been delving into the unique healing benefits that this enchanting island offers. Listed below, are some cool ones we've found. :)

Geothermal Hot Springs: São Miguel boasts a network of geothermal hot springs scattered across its verdant landscape. These natural pools, heated by the earth's core, are infused with a rich blend of minerals renowned for their therapeutic properties. Visitors can immerse themselves in the warm waters of places like the Terra Nostra Thermal Baths in Furnas, where the mineral-rich springs offer relief for tired muscles and rejuvenate the skin. The healing warmth of these springs, coupled with the tranquil surroundings of lush botanical gardens, creates an oasis of relaxation and renewal.

Volcanic Soil and Exotic Flora: The volcanic soil of São Miguel nurtures a diverse array of flora, some of which are prized for their medicinal qualities. From the vibrant hydrangeas that blanket the island's hillsides to the exotic fruits like pineapple and passion fruit that thrive in its fertile soil, São Miguel offers a cornucopia of natural remedies. Visitors can explore local markets and farms to sample fresh produce or indulge in traditional dishes infused with healing herbs and spices. We'll be enjoying these local and seasonal items in our meals each day.

Spiritual Renewal Amidst Volcanic Landscapes: Beyond its physical healing properties, São Miguel's volcanic landscapes provide a powerful backdrop for spiritual reflection and renewal. Hiking enthusiasts can traverse ancient lava fields and rugged crater rims, immersing themselves in the raw beauty of places like Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. These natural wonders invite visitors to pause, breathe, and connect with the elemental forces that shape the island's terrain. We always say that if you're open, the spaces we travel to will gift you with exactly what you need. Whether gazing out over the mystical blue-green hues of crater lakes or standing in awe before steaming fumaroles, São Miguel offers a sanctuary for those seeking solace and inspiration engulfed in the forces of nature.

São Miguel Island in the Azores is a hidden gem where the healing power of volcanic landscapes is waiting to be discovered. Whether soaking in geothermal hot springs, indulging in the island's bounty of fresh produce, or immersing oneself in its awe-inspiring natural wonders, São Miguel offers a sanctuary for travelers in search of healing, rejuvenation, and a deeper connection with the earth making it a perfect spot to dive into the healing practice of Yoga. We are are so excited to experience these healing properties first-hand this April!

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10 feb

I want to go here!

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