Yoga, Hiking & Whale Watching
in the
Azores of Portugal

March 28-April 3, 2020

Journey to the magical island of Sao Miquel in the stunning Portuguese Azores. This is a nature lover’s paradise and an exquisite opportunity for adventurers to experience a truly unique part of the world….Imagine dramatic volcanic cliffs, deserted black and white beaches, quaint fishing villages, healing hot springs and lush green rolling hills…. 

We’ll reside in the beautiful eco-friendly Quinta Minuvida Orchard Lodge which is surrounded by fruit trees and beautiful gardens. The property dates back to the 1800’s as a fruit orchard home, and has been artfully revived to assure you a comfortable, restful place to call home for the week. Rooms at Minuvida are lovingly well appointed, each with a private en suite bathroom.
Foodies will be indulged in the local cuisine which includes a bounty of fresh local produce, seafood and traditional dishes hand prepared to entice the senses and nourish your body. Savor local wines and liquors made from native island fruits. Experience the region through your palate!
Enjoy incredible hikes to volcanic rims through the verdant hills and valleys. We’ll visit natural hot springs and explore tidal pools on deserted pristine beaches. April is the perfect time to see large whales on our whale watching excursion. 
Immerse yourself in daily Yoga and meditation classes to nourish your body, mind and soul. Classes are designed with your needs in mind, both to gently challenge and deeply restore. The theme of the week is “Restoration and Rejuvenation”. We’ll have a balance of active and restful practices to support our adventure. Take your practice to a deeper level… you will be reminded how important cultivating calm, balance and self care can be not only for health and well being, but as a way of reaching your true potential, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Clear your mind, open your body and calm your soul.

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This retreat is full with a wait list. Cancellations sometimes happen! Contact Cyndi to get on the wait list.

Travel near and far with Cyndi on a getaway Yoga retreat!

Something truly special happens when we remove ourselves from our daily grind and slow down in a beautiful natural setting... we can quiet the mind's chatter, disengage from our to-do lists and our personal story lines, and gain greater insight in to who we really are and what is truly important to us.

Cyndi has been leading retreats in the US, Central America, South America and Europe for over a decade. Join her on a specialized adventure to some of the most amazing places on earth. Create unforgettable memories, make new friends and deepen your commitment to self care and your practice.​

You can also hire Cyndi to design a private retreat for you and your friends! She can create a package to suit your group's needs and desires in a variety of settings. Contact Cyndi for more information.

Yoga retreats with Cyndi are a wonderful way to deepen your personal yoga practice. Not only do you benefit several times a day from her knowledgeable guidance in the philosophy and therapeutics of yoga asana but you also have the opportunity to relax, restore and explore the beauties of nature in a new setting. Yoga with Cyndi, in regular weekly classes or in the retreat setting, provides the grounding I need while negotiating some difficult life transitions."  -Pam R.

Chakra Balancing Retreat


Beautiful Sedona, Arizona

October 29-November 2, 2020

Sedona is known for it's energy vortexes, colorful landscapes and spectacular sunrises and sunsets which makes it an ideal backdrop for fine tuning and nourishing your energy system. On this special retreat, we'll reside in a most amazing property located in the heart of the red rocks with views to famous Cathedral Rock, known for it's powerful energy. Each day begins with an invigorating chakra focused yoga practice. We'll enjoy relaxing and deeply nourishing meditative practices in the evenings, designed to help you integrate, unwind and sleep soundly.

Our very spacious, luxurious eco home away from home offers unique design with sacred items the world over. Check out the property here.

We'll spend half a day Friday on a professionally guided private tour of Sedona's more secluded energy spots and hopefully catch an awesome sunset. You'll have plenty of personal time to explore the artsy town of Sedona with wonderful galleries, shops and restaurants, relax in the heated saltwater pool or jacuzzi, read, write, draw, nap or take in the beautiful nature that surrounds you.

Included in your retreat are lodging and linens, all Yoga classes in a dedicated on-site fully equipped studio, the half day guided hike, daily continental breakfasts, and all but one dinner on hike day and Saturday lunch. Meals are super nutritious and delicious vegetarian fare and food allergies can be accommodated.

Spaces are limited and the last 2 retreats I offered here filled very quickly!


$1250 per person. A $300 non refundable deposit secures your spot. Two subsequent payments of $475 are due on May 1 and August 1. Checks can be made to Zakti Health and mailed to Cyndi Bulka at 8226 Stone Cellar Drive, Raleigh, NC 27613. Use PayPal, adding a 3% fee to cover fees at

No refunds after August 1 unless a replacement participant is found. I always recommend travel insurance!


Feel free to email at or call /text at 919.247.1119

"Cyndi's thoughtful, meticulous planning for our Costa Rican adventure was beyond all expectations.  The retreat center was spectacular and every detail, including travel planning, meals, yoga and adventures, were handled with care and love.  Cyndi's passion and knowledge for yoga, coupled with her desire to make us feel special and create a memorable experience for all, was plainly evident.  The memories of that trip will remain in my heart, spirit and mind forever."  -Donna C.


This retreat has been rescheduled for November. There may be spaces avaialble! Contact Cyndi if interested.