This experience is dedicated to women who feel that it is the time to reflect on their feminine role in life. This retreat is a fascinating journey into the connection to the purest self - a deep and challenging but served in a safe environment and guidede by professional therapists and life coaches.
Every day will begins with a special yoga ritual of caring for the body, breath and mind with a potential to connect with a higher wisdom.
Healthy and nutritious breakfast will be the time for an exchange on the accomplished realisations or... silent moments of focus.
Daily workshops on the meaning of feminine power will be the space with new perspectives on the old topics:
- What does it mean to be a healthy and succesful woman?
- How to gain a hormonal balance and heal in a natural way?
- Sacred womb, sexuality, desires, fears, ambitions... in the dark & in the light.
- High heels, dresses & make up VS sneakers, jeans & wrinkles...
- How to deal with self cirticism and develope self love?
- Is motherhood a necessary part of our femnine identity?
- Is „being the wife” the only way to feel complete?
The journey includes holistic methods, such as yoga, breath work, natural medicine, cleansing diet, phisical excercises, healing and empowering ceremonies in trustworthy space. The space that is pure also because of its unique location.
In the middle of the safest region in Europe known as Aljezur.
It is located inside the Costa Vicentina Natural Park by the Atlantic Ocean.
Ocean who is a great teacher and healer herself.
Contact to require your spot. Read more below.
What is included in the retreat?
Accommodation (8 days/7 nights) in double canvas;
Welcome sharing circle around the fire with ceremonial cacao, intentions and dinner;
Daily yoga, younghtening practices or pillates with a qualified teacher;
Daily healthy vegetarian breakfast and lunch;
Journey into spiritual ritual on self love and light with intentions and gratitude - preparing your own candle;
Daily empowering workshops on women health & feminine power: self love, self citicism, forgiveness, relationships, dreams, hormonal balance, diet, herbalism, natural medicine, etc.;
The vegan & gluten free culinary workshops;
Guided sunset meditations by the ocean on cliffs and stunning beaches;
Optional: visit at the local music social clubs and restaurants;
Closing circle around the fire with ecstatic dance and... a birthday party for the newborn You.
Pick up from bus station in Aljezur on the arrival day at 4:30 P.M., check out on the last day at 11:30 A.M.
Where is the closest airport?
In Faro or in Lisbon - we will guide you how to quickly transfer from there to Aljezur :)
WOMEN EMPOWERING RETREAT
WHAT KINDS OF PRACTICES WILL WE DO?
Sadhana. It all starts from there. We will be developing our understanding of a secret yogic rituals and their impact on our daily accomplishemnts. There is no need to write too much about it. Depending on each and every individual, that very practice will have its own flow.
Apart from that
Practicing yoga and meditation by the ocean or in the woods is a very unique and beautiful experience connecting you to nature. Learning how to empty the mind and balance the body will not only increase your confidence, flexibility and strength - it will also help you with surfing... of the daily waves of unexpected challanges!
Speaking of what: did you know that swimming in the salty ocean water is part of yoga practice too? It purifies the channels of energy flowing within the body - it helps you to concentrate and refresh the mind. Therefore, a daily
Depending on the weather conditions, our outdoor yoga ritual will be happening in the morning (before breakfast) or in the afternoon. Our teachers are familiar with different styles, like Asthanga, Hatha, Iangar, Jivamukti, Kundalini, Nindra, Yin - always with the restorative approach. Therefore, the practice is adjusted to the spirit of the group and to your individual needs (for instance: poses releasing pain in the lower back).
You may also learn different meditation and mind training techniques accompanied by the healing vibration of chants and the Tibetan singing bowls. Every lesson ends with a session of deep relaxation. All of that will help you to rejuvenate and get ready for another fascinating workshop on the feminine power.
WHAT KIND OF DIET WILL WE HAVE?
Food is a very important part of retreats run by Ocean Awakening. We passionately cook healthy and nutritious vegetarian meals. Our cheese, eggs, fruits, and veggies come directly from local farmers and organic producers. And we have no problems with adjusting to different kinds of food preferences, like vegan, gluten, or lactose-free.
You can expect sweet & savory breakfasts and lunches with:
- fresh pomegranate, orange or other citrus juice;
- coffee cooked according to the Chinese medicine of 5 elements;
- ceremonial cacao;
- teas and herbal infusions.
During the welcome evening, there will be a warm and delicious dinner with a dessert. Every other night you will be able to decide, if you prefer to enjoy a nutritious, light soup based on the seasonal, organic veggies coming directly from the local harvest or... maybe try to fast?
What is more, every program includes a culinary workshop where you can learn how to make healthy, yet simple and delicious "guilty-free" vegan and gluten-free meals, including desserts.
We will be learning the meaning of a healthy and balanced diet suitable for different kinds of individuals. We will experience a sensual journey into food during mindful moments around the table. All that under the guidance of long-term practitioners of yoga and healthy life in connection to nature.
Here, at Soul Farm, we embrace the idea of simple living with the presence of the unspoiled nature of Costa Vicentina park. Everything in our place was created with respect for the planet Earth: natural materials, simple solutions and long-lasting permaculture design.
Our canvas (similar to tipi tents) are equipped with raised beds with linen, towels and solar lights that make the nights cozy and relaxing. Bathrooms with hot water are just a few meters away. At your use are also: fully equipped outdoor kitchen, chilling area with a little library and musical instruments, WIFI and car parking.
All of that inside of peaceful countryside where the sounds of crickets together with the sky full of stars will be your regular night lullaby. Feel welcome to visit us from April until October each year.
WHO ARE THE TUTORS AND THERAPISTS?
One of the most important goals for our retreats is to spread the wisdom coming from Mother Nature about healthy and mindful co-existence with all elements, humans, animals, and the planet Earth. That is why we invite you to take part in very special workshops.
You will have chance to learn basics of the permaculture design. It is a science based on the natural ecosystems - dedicated to fair management of the landscape and all the resources. That day we will start as always with morning yoga practice and breakfast. Then we will all go to our community garden with a food forest, a sanctuary for animals, and a woodland park. Our dedicated tutors will share their knowledge about plants and ecological landscape design. We will be picking herbs, planting trees, and speaking about our human role on the planet. In the meanwhile, our hosts will serve farm-to-table lunch made with organic veggies, herbal tea infusions, and local wine tasting.
The cacao ceremony includes workshop on spontaneous body expression accompanied by a beautiful music. That ancient tradition is supporting the heart opening, healing and awakening of the inner joy. It is a unique way to let go and free emotions. Sometimes we start playing some instruments - our crew loves jamming and singing together with the guests.
All that activities are yoga practices that teach us more about balanced life and union with nature. It is an excellent way to raise our consciousness about healthy habits and having fun at once.
If that sounds interesting to you, enquire about your spot by reaching out. We are looking forward to meeting you soon! Thank you.
Your Ocean Awakening Crew