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The Sunday Times rated Moinhos Velhos as the best Spa for Yoga.
(Lifestyle Spa Special - Style 39 - 2010 )
One of the Ten best Detox Retreats in the world. Sunday Times January 23. 2016 
Detox Juice fasting  retreats for Body Mind Spirit.



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1: For the past 30 years we have facilitated our concept of a detox juice fasting retreat for body- mind-spirit.
25 years ago we were guided to establish Moinhos Velhos  in the Algarve, Portugal, where we have fine-tuned our program to achieve a complete cleansing and detoxification on all levels, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

2: We have tried many types of fasts. The grape fast, the rice fast, the water fast, the living on prana and light fast (over 100 days), and we have experimented with a multitude of detox products. We know what works best to achieve purification on all levels.
Many of our participants have experienced a life-changing transformation.

3: Testimonial from Julie Stubbs July 2017: Coming to Moinhos Velhos has given me my life back, after being ill for so many years. The treatments, support, and love has changed me. I haven't been ill since returning. I will never be able to thank these amazing people enough.

Testimonial from Stephanie Glucina: I did a 10 day fast in early July. I wanted to get back in touch to share some fantastic news. The  next scan after my retreat  showed no ovarian cyst and now I am 7 weeks pregnant with twins: I want to thank everybody for their love and support during the retreat.

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Testimonial on Tripadvisor1
Without a doubt the best detox ever:
Having spent the last 13 years cleansing/fasting in the same resort in Thailand I was both excited and a little bit nervous about going to Moinhos Velhos and trying something 'new'. Safe to say any anxieties I had were completely and truly unfound. Tripadvisor

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In the book "The Transformation Power of FASTING" by S H Buhner, Moinhos Velhos is recommended as one of the four retreat centers worldwide for an optimum fasting program.

4:  We have incorporated the Russian Physiospect, a biofeedback unit which can diagnose the condition of all your organs and systems, detect pathogens and diseases, virus and bacteria, and make corrections.
You can see this on the computer screen.The combination of our fasting program and the Physiospect makes our detox program uniquely effective. 
Moinhos Velhos is a tranquil valley 14 km from  Lagos. We are situated in a nature reserve, away from the traditional tourist areas
and energized by a multitude of tiny crystals in the surrounding hills. Here we go to bed with the silence of the stars and wake
up to the songs of the birds.


 5Whatever your reason for doing a detox fasting program, lose weight, detox, quit smoking, reappraise and evaluate your life, get rid of stress, relationships etc.etc., we have been there and we are here for you. We are here to support you and guide you through the program. In order to be able to do this, we have a maximum of 14 guests in each program. Our staff is highly trained with various backgrounds, medical, nutritional, complementary, and we have on hand an international selection of top therapist and practitioners.
We have 7 days, 10 days and 14 days programs.


Detoxing and Yoga have become very, very popular with all sorts of variations. If your  concept of a detox retreat is along the lines of a boot-camp, with lots of activities,  exercise equipment, and/or if your idea of yoga is: Yoga for singles, yoga for couples, yoga and surfing, yoga with goats or even yoga and beer, all of which may be fun, but have very  little to do with yoga, then Moinhos Velhos  is probably not for you.
Our yoga classes are based on traditional  Hatha yoga, Raja yoga, Jnana yoga according to Patanjali, and as taught by swamis Sivananda and Vishnudevananda. Our classes are adapted to every level of practitioner, beginner as well as advanced.
If you wish to have some extra exercise we advise you to go for a walk in our lovely nature and even take a swim in the lake. 

There probably is no other place on this planet with the same healing energies as Moinhos Velhos.
This is a place to Purify, Energise and Regenerate. (Don't panic! There is Satellite Wi-Fi in every room ).

Participating in a Moinhos Velhos Detox Fasting Program could change your life

You will not be hungry on this fast!!!!
There is a full jug of orange juice in the morning, plenty of other juices during the day, and all the broth you want in the evening. The powders and herbs actually makes your stomach swell somewhat and the probability is that you will not feel hungry. This surprises many people.
ALL THE JUICES ARE MADE WITH ORGANIC PRODUCE.  Sometimes the produce for a  juice, selected  for cleansing and nutritional purposes, may be out of season. For the purist, we will then offer an alternative organic juice. 

Each morning at 8 am there is Meditation and Yoga. Every evening there is meditation. Attendance to both of these is highly recommended as they facilitate the detox process.

During the day you can relax, swim, have a therapy session, explore and walk around the area or help out in the organic gardens. There are a collection of videos and DVD. The Sauna is on in the early evening. The Hot Tub is on 24/7. One day each week we have an outing, weather dependent, either to one of the beautiful local Algarve beaches or to Lagos.

 All the herbs, the juices, and broth, powders and pills are included in the program cost.


Moinhos Velhos at the Barragem da Bravura
Our Detox Juice Fasting  Retreats are beneficial for all ages from 18 years to? 
Our 2 oldest participants have been 87 and 91 years old and they achieved remarkable results.

Moinhos Velhos
Cotifo Box 951F
Lagos 8600-077 Portugal

Tel: 351 282 687 147


Skype: moinhos.velhos


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