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Yoga, Creativity & Personal Development Retreat

10 - 15 September 2023

Ericeira, Portugal


Imagine yourself on the beautiful and sunny coastal line of Portugal, staying in a typical Portuguese architecture bed and breakfast, surrounded by nature and the

Atlantic Ocean at your doorstep.

Yoga. Healthy Food. Like-minded community. Beach time. And plenty of time to rest and explore our beautiful surroundings.

Recharge and reset with daily yoga practice, meditation, journaling, breathwork, paiting, ceramics, dance and more. This retreat is an invitation to awaken your inner child, reconnect with yourself and re-discover how fun it can be to let your creative energy bloom when you don't take yourself so serious.

This retreat promises to be a real nutrition to the body and soul.

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       5pm/Welcome Talk & Restorative Yoga



8am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation


12pm/Nature Walk


4pm/Meditation & Intuitive Painting



8am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation


10.30am/Massage, Surfing or Free Time (optional add on)


6pm/Restorative Yoga


9pm/A Trip to the Jungle: Live Instrumental Relaxation


8am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation



4pm/Ceramic (Pottery) Workshop



8am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation


10.30am/Massage, Surfing or Free Time (optional add on)

2pm Lunch

5pm/Breath Work + Ecstatic Dance



8am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

10am/Picnic in the Ruins & Closing Ceremony

11am/Check out

"One of the best retreats I ever attended!"

- Nathalie, Austria

Main Teacher

Karol’s journey in holistic therapies started very early in life, from more or less the age of eight her father taught her different breathing and meditation techniques, spoke about things like dealing with negative emotions, awareness and being in the present; all in a very fun and relatable way for a child.


At the age of sixteen (2004) Karol started her Yoga practice in her hometown in south Brazil. Later on Karol moved to Australia to get her Bachelor University Degree in International Business and a few years later she decided to quit her work and follow her passion for Yoga. Karol has visited India twice for long seasons to study Hatha, Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Meditation. But she didn't stop threre, her curiosity for all things related to spirituality and the human subconscious mind took her to study Neurolinguistics Programming (NLP) and more recently she's been dedicating herself to studying other tools for self awareness and personal development.


Karol has been teaching yoga, running and directing her own Yoga & Personal Development retreats in Europe and around the world since 2017. Karol teaches the art of creative and intuitive Vinyasa Flow, Pranyama, Yoga Alignment and also incorporates other tools to Personal Development to her retreat experiences; like journaling, breath work sessions, dynamic workshops in Nlp and more.


After years travelling and teaching around the world Karol has settled in a small coastal town in Portugal. Besides being a dedicated Yoga teacher she's also an enthusiastic vegan food chef, a passionate surfer, world traveller and nature lover.

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What to expect from this Retreat? 

This retreat is an invitation to all the wild souls wanting to liberate themselves from routine, work pressure, boredom or simply want to have the chance to be themselves in their full authenticity! In order to unlock this wilderness within ourselves we will be exploring dynamic and creative vinyasa flow sequences every morning, feeding our inner child with painting and pottery workshops, dancing to the moonlight in our 14th century old ruins to the heat of the fire pit, shedding our layers of suppressed emotions in our breath work sessions and travelling our worries away in a deep relaxation by the live sounds of percussion and didgeridoo in our night "trip to the jungle". This retreat promises to be a real journey within yourself, through the exploration of creativity, art and movement.

Creative expression is the ability to use our minds and imaginations to create something that represents ourselves. There are countless ways to express ourselves creatively, whether through music, visual art, crafting, writing, photography, drama, or movement. People of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life benefit from the creative process. Creativity helps us relate to each other, address obstacles and challenges in our lives, and even remember how to play! It can be difficult to authentically express who we are, but creative expression helps us open to new possibilities.

Most importantly, creative expression can lead us to a deeper understanding of ourselves. Creative expression is, “the language that lives in the heart and the spirit. It’s the language that emerges when you find the safety to really listen to your heart.”  - Cathy Salser, Founder and Executive Director of A Window Between Worlds

"I loved the holistic approach to this retreat, it was definitely not just Yoga. The workshops and the food were really outstanding! Thank you so much for this beautiful experience.."

-  Simone Krieglmeier, Germany


For many years I have learned different yoga techniques on breathing (pranayama) as a practice you would do for a few minutes before or after each Yoga class. Not until much later I came in contact with other breath work techniques and pranayama combinations while being led on this one hour journey through different states of consciousness your breath can take you, from releasing emotional trauma to elevating the life force within your body. This workshop promises an introduction into a whole new experience of breathwork.



Alma do Paço is a traditional heritage-style Bed & Breakfast located in the outskirts of this beautiful fisherman village called Ericeira. It is just 35 minutes away from Lisbon airport, and its surrounded by lush green landscapes and the Atlantic Ocean. The property sits on top of the hill a few steps away from one the world most famous beaches, Ribeira D'Ilhas, Europe's first surfing reserve. During the retreat you have full access to the communal areas: 14th century chapel with plenty of rustic charm, honesty bar, the incredibly impressive ruins area, our pristine pool with plenty of hidden corners and sun lounge and of course the firepit for cozy bonfires under the stars.

One room is never like the other, each and everyone of them has its own charm and personality. This place breathes art, creativity, history and style  with contemporary comfort. Staying in Alma do Paço is already an experience on its own!