About Us

We are deeply passionate about health and wellness, our experiences are crafted by specialist coaches and nutritionists who are inspired by making lasting positive changes that lead to happier healthier lives.

We bring together our extensive knowledge of Mediterranean destinations, advanced understanding of health and fitness, a personal service that goes the extra mile and stunning accommodation to create the ultimate wellbeing experience.

Whatever your personal goals, we offer tailored, life-enhancing experiences that go far beyond short-term health improvements. You will reap the physical and emotional benefits when you return home, feeling energised, de-stressed and informed to make small changes that lead to happier and healthier lifestyles.

All we require is a positive outlook, team spirit and a smile. Learn more about our wellbeing experiences and availability or get in touch for more information.



Our ambition is to create the ultimate wellbeing experience; exhilarating fitness activities, inspiring coaches, nutritious cuisine, small groups, beautiful scenery, luxurious accommodation and professional support. We listen to your requirements to create a programme that exceeds your personal expectations.

Expert Team

All of our trainers and wider team are highly skilled, qualified and exceptionally knowledgeable about health and fitness. Each team member is deeply passionate about improving quality of life through fitness, health and wellbeing. Our trainers have extensive qualifications including but not exclusively; BA Leisure Management Sport and Exercise, Premier IQ Level 3 certificate in Personal Training & Sports Massage, PTI fitness trainer award, Precision Nutrition Coach, Boxercise Instructor, Yoga Instructor, Kettlebell Foundation, Advanced Personal Training programme design and certified athletics coaching. Vera Stannard is also a former European and Global champion representing Estonia in the 800 meters over the last ten years.

Prior to arriving, each guest will complete an assessment form and participate in a 20 minute phone consultation with one of our coaches, which will help our team create a bespoke programme specific to your requirements.

We never take more than eight guests out in one group and all training is either one to one or semi-private, ensuring personal attention and maximum benefit. The team will look after you and all your needs – so you can simply live well and enjoy the experience.

Designed with you in mind

We are committed to creating the ultimate wellbeing experience. Personalised, tailor-made movement, nutrition, relaxation and fitness activities that take into account your personal goals, lifestyle and medical history. This highly customised experience will start prior to your arrival as our coaches create a programme that helps you achieve your personal outcomes during and after your stay. From yoga on the beach, personal training sessions at a state-of-the-art gym, swimming or cycling in the Monchique mountains – you will be supported all the way, with expert advice, nutritious food and luxurious accommodation.

Wellbeing breaks are best enjoyed during the spring and autumn sunshine. Guests are hosted in the beautiful Casa Gaivota private villa, each room with en-suite facilities. Packages include four nights accommodation, comprehensive programme of fitness, wellness and mindfulness sessions, all meals and nutrition programme, private coaching and mentoring, personalised plan to support guests when they return home. Your experience at Inspirit Retreat will leave you feeling physically and mentally rejuvenated long into the future.

Luxurious Accommodation

Our guests are welcomed at Casa Gaivota, a privately owned large townhouse built into the hillside with all the comforts of home and outstanding ocean views close to the village of Luz. We offer four twinned en-suite bedrooms (a single supplement is available) large communal dining area, relaxing living room and an exceptional terrace over looking the private heated swimming pool.  The small town of Praia de Luz is located nearby and offers golden beaches, cafes, shops and restaurants.

Thrilling Algarve

The myriad of opportunities provided by this location means you are within moments of two extremes; total peace and tranquillity from the expansive landscape and Monchique mountains through to the sports, culinary and shopping facilities offering the best that the Algarve can offer. Casa Gaivota is less than an hour from Faro airport, it is a short walk from the centre of Pria de Luz and a short drive from the historic town of Lagos.

Bespoke Experiences

Custom design an itinerary unique to your needs. Ideal for couples, individuals, small groups and corporate teams – we combine your needs with our knowledge and imagination to create unforgettable experiences.


Inspirit Retreat has unrivalled knowledge of wellness in the Algarve, we are able to build custom and bespoke experiences according our clients’ requirements. Trips can be made private; enjoy challenging exercise, treatments and exceptional dining or we can create something truly unique for a group or individuals. Please contact us to learn more about our bespoke and corporate experiences.


We believe that our wellbeing experiences can offer corporate teams a unique challenge to build new skills, strengthen relationships and gain a true sense of achievement. Targeted at senior executive teams striving to invest in talent and looking to elevate their performance. Our experiences not only result in more energy, stamina, clarity and better relationships – we also offer bespoke sessions with a professional executive coach and former leadership team member. Programmes can also include medical assessments, advanced wellness strategies and stress management advice. Please contact us to learn more about our bespoke and corporate experiences.


Our ambition is to create the ultimate experience, all we require from our guests is a positive attitude, a team spirit and a smile – leave the rest to us.


We look to include more into every trip so you can get more out of it. Led by supremely knowledgeable and experienced professional trainers with an unquenchable sense of fun, we cover everything you need so you can simply turn up and live well. Accommodation, meals, snacks and drinks, coaching, professional support, transportation and transfers, support vehicles and more are all included. Our hosts, guides and coaches are at your service to help you with anything you need.


A tailored nutrition support programme is available for each guest with meal plans and supplementation protocols. Ingredients, portion sizes and macro nutrient splits will be considered in great detail to make sure each guest receives food that is delicious and in line with your personal goals. Feast on healthy and fulfilling meals prepared for you at the villa and sample the vibrant regional flavours in nearby restaurants. Personalised nutrition extends to the training sessions, where you will be provided with hydration and nourishment to optimise performance.


“My four days at Inspirit Retreat were not just fun but helped me bring about a positive change in my lifestyle. The retreat was the right mix of location, great food, well thought and varied strength & conditioning mixed with nutrition knowledge with fantastic and friendly trainers. I loved it and couldn’t recommend it enough.”

Priyanka, London, March 2016

“This experience has given me the confidence to strength train safely and the motivation to face my fear of training in a gym environment. I now have an understanding of the value of yoga, excellent nutrition advice and awesome new friends to support and encourage me on my fitness journey. I was pretty apprehensive before I went, as I was a complete novice but now I feel ready to take on the world!”

Sarah, Cornwall, April 2016

“Thank you for making me feel so welcome, especially as I was on my own. The morning Yoga set my mind and body in good spirit to start the day and Jonny and Vera helped me to achieve my fitness goals. I thoroughly enjoyed the facilities outdoors in the sunshine and then a chill out in the spa. The whole experience including socialising and eating fresh food was amazing. I will definitely be coming back again this year.”

Sara, Ramsbottom, March 2016

“I couldn’t recommend the retreat highly enough, not only did I lose weight but it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The team where welcoming and inclusive and at no point did I feel deprived or judged. As a busy executive I found that I completely relaxed on the trip, more so than I have in years and even since returning my quality of sleep and generally well being has been excellent.“

Sam, London, April 2016

“Inspirit Retreat offered a fantastic opportunity to take my training to a new level in the beautiful surroundings of the Algarve. The programme increased my fitness level both physically and mentally.
I would definitely recommend this retreat to anybody wishing to increase their health and well being by exercising in the sunshine, doing hill sprints, burpees, yoga and much more whilst over looking the ocean. The food and hospitality were amazing too. I will most definitely return as it was a brilliant experience – thank you so much.“

Grace, Manchester, April 2016


We always use locally owned accommodation and activity providers. We like to stay off the beaten track and provide an authentic experience for our guests so this all goes hand in hand.
We use private accommodation not hotel chains, as we want the money generated by tourism within a region to remain within the local area. We ensure that wherever possible food and resources are sourced locally, when meals are provided we recommend local restaurants.

Group size is always made appropriate to the nature of the environment and the proximity of our guests to the local population. We often visit rural or remote areas including many places which can only be described as pristine wildernesses. Our team is predominately made up of people from the local community to ensure that the ‘leave no trace’ ethos is continually expressed to clients and visibly implemented during the activities.

When we plan our experiences we do so with the environment in mind. The group sizes that we offer are designed with our clients’ experience in mind as well as the likely impact on a natural area.

Where possible we always include group transportation. Not only is this obviously more economical for clients but it reduces emissions. We also ask clients to consider the use of public transport such as trains and buses on their free days (when available).