Power Yoga & Adventure Retreat: Portugal
Join the inaugural Ketanga Fitness Retreat to Portugal! This action-packed adventure is not your average yoga retreat. From dining at family-run restaurants to hiking to the westernmost tip of Europe to high-energy yoga sculpting classes overlooking colorful palaces, a truly unique and authentic experience awaits!
Our host is Ketanga alum-turned-Coach, Kayla Mantegazza! After participating in a retreat and falling in love with the fitness + adventure + relaxation that Ketanga offers, Kayla is thrilled to bring her own yoga expertise, love of travel and passion for adventure to this experience. Plus, having been on the other side of the retreat, she has a lot of surprises up her sleeves for the group!
Kayla's teaching style caters to a wide range of people from beginners who are new to yoga, to advanced yogis who practice handstands daily, and even to people who think they hate yoga because they "just don't feel like it's a workout." On this retreat, Kayla will lead a variety of classes that balance higher intensity/power yoga with restorative and stretching classes based around our itinerary and other activities each day.
Higher intensity classes will include fast-paced Vinyasa flows with HIIT/cardio intervals, repetitions of poses using bodyweight, bands for resistance, and isometric holds to build muscular endurance. Restorative classes will focus on alignment, technique and relaxation to revitalize the mind and body.
Working out is only half the fun on this Portugal adventure. Each day we will experience something unique and exciting ranging from hiking along the coast in Sintra, biking to a private beach in Cascais, visiting ancient palaces, and horseback riding through the countryside.
In between our activities and yoga classes will be plenty of free time to relax or explore on your own! Our hotel is in the middle of Estoril with many restaurants, cafes and shopping nearby. Plus, we'll be across the street from a local park. And if you prefer to stay in and relax, our hotel has a gorgeous spa with a la carte services and complimentary use of the dynamic swimming pool, hammam, Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and gym.
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*Itinerary subject to change
Kayla Mantegazza is a Boston-based yoga teacher with a heart of gold, buns of steel, and laugh like Danny DeVito. She is the author of the blog, “Yoganna Love This."
Kayla completed her 500hr YTT with the intention of empowering people from all walks of life to make wellbeing their priority. She provides a safe haven to access boutique-quality classes on a ramen noodle budget, with dignity and ease. She was featured by BostonVoyager Magazine in November 2018 for a piece titled,“Boston’s Most Inspiring Stories.”
When Kayla isn't practicing yoga, she gets an endorphin high by lifting weights, hiking, and secretly learning the choreography to any music video Beyoncé released in the early 2000s. More than strength or flexibility, Kayla says the most valuable skills a yogi can possess are resilience and a sense of humor because she is a firm believer that the most effective way to conquer the fear of falling in an arm balance is by living through a face plant.
Her teaching style is an energetic Vinyasa flow that incorporates bursts of high-intensity cardio intervals, sculpting with weights and resistance bands, and functional strength training using bodyweight.
Kayla joins Team Ketanga as a Coach after participating in a Ketanga retreat as a guest and being inspired by the experience and camaraderie!