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WILD IS SHE

Yoga, Creativity & Personal Development Retreat

8 -13 September 2024

Ericeira, Portugal

PORTUGAL GETAWAY

Imagine yourself on the beautiful and sunny coastal line of Portugal, staying in an authentic Portuguese 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, painting, ceramics, dance and more. This retreat is an invitation to awaken your inner child, reconnect with yourself and re-discover how to take life with lightness and joy.

This retreat promises to be a real journey within yourself, through the

exploration of creativity, breath and movement.

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DAY 1

  2pm/Arrival

       5pm/Welcome Talk & Restorative Yoga

  7pm/Dinner 

DAY 2

8am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

10am/Breakfast

12pm/Nature Walk

2pm/Lunch

4pm/Meditation & Intuitive Painting

7pm/Dinner

DAY 3

8am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

10am/Breakfast

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

2pm/Lunch

5pm/Breathwork + Journalling

7pm/Dinner

8.30pm/A Trip to the Jungle: Sound Journey

DAY 4

8am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

10am/Breakfast

11am/Ceramic (Pottery) Workshop

2pm/Lunch

5pm/Restorative Yoga + Journalling

7.30pm/Dinner

DAY 5

8am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

10am/Breakfast

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

2pm Lunch

5pm/Ecstatic Dance

7pm/Dinner

DAY 6

8am/Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

10am/Breakfast

11am/Check out

"I'm so grateful I got the chance to do this! It was so intense in a good way... I really think this could be the start, or an important milestone, to the journey to myself. The work on the body was just as important as the work we did on the mind. The combination of both was perfect. I thank you deeply from my heart for this week!"-  Lena, Germany

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 where the retreat will take place. 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 is NOT just another Yoga Retreat.

With every retreat I create, I like to bring along tools for self-discovery, personal development and self-transformation.

This retreat is an invitation to everyone wanting to liberate themselves from routine, work pressure or simply want to have the chance to deepen the connection with themselves. We all feel the pressure of obligations in life and often we don't have time to put in the self work we all need. As a result, we are often feeling disconnected, exhausted and with little or no direction to go in life, even though we feel unhappy with our current situation.

 

During this retreat we will be exploring Yoga classes, meditation, journalling exercises and breathwork in order to deepen self-awareness  and connection with who we really are. Also another great way to do this is through the awakening of our inner compass, or what we commonly call our intuition. Creative processes are a great way to do that, in that way our painting and pottery workshops are much more than just a fun activity to do, but guided in a way that takes us closer to ourselves. During the ecstatic dance, we have the chance to encompass movement and intuition into one, with the rhythm of music that moves us from inside out we are invited to explore our own form of expression. All of this in a idyllic setting of our 14th century old ruins. And least but not last, a guided 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, breath 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! As adults we become so serious and focused on our obligations and duties. 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

Is this retreat for me?

Yes if you answer affirmative to any of the below questions:

  • You’re feeling stuck in life, not knowing what you want but also unhappy with where you are at

  • You’re on the verge of a burnout, you need time for yourself to recharge and reconnect with your essence

  • You want to experience something new and completely out of the box just for the sake of it

  • Life feels like a ton of obligations atm with not much time to play or pleasure for yourself

  • You just need inspiration and a kickstart in feeling passionate about life again

"I initially came to the retreat to improve my Yoga skills and alignment. But I found out about this whole inner layer of the Yoga experience. I was new to breathwork & meditation and Karol guided me so well into this. Overall I'm grateful I could experience this!"-

Bram, Belgium

Breathwork 

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. Although this provided me with a handy tool for self-regulation of my emotions, stress and anxiety in my daily life, it did not bring me the transformation I was looking for.

 

Not until many years later I first came in contact with much deeper breathwork techniques with the purpose of taking you to different states of consciousness, releasing emotional trauma and moving stuck energy inside your body. These one hour sessions are a journey in itself  and promise to be an introduction into a whole new experience of breathing techniques.

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Where?

Once upon a time the holiday home of the king of Portugal, Alma do Paço, or the soul of the Palace is now your next holiday destination!

This 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!

FAQ (frequently asked questions)...

What's included?

The retreat fee covers 5 nights accommodation all the meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner), tea and coffee, all the daily yoga classes, activities and workshops on the schedule above

 

What's not included?

Optional massages, surf lessons and alcoholic drinks, local tourist tax (2€/night) paid to the hotel on check out. Transfer from and to the airport is not included but can be arranged for you when you let us know your flight details. Visa fees and travel insurance is also your responsibility.

 

What's the nearest airport?

Lisbon is the nearest airport. If you wish to stay any extra days before or after the retreat this can be arranged as well.

What's the level of yoga?

This is an open level retreat. This means that we accommodate all levels by offering flows that everyone can follow, with different variations for beginner to intermediate. We expect you to be familiar with basic postures to be able follow the class.

Do I need experience with arts or creativity?

Not at all, the ceramics and painting workshops are suitable for all levels, the main purpose in these workshops is not the art in itself but the emotions and connection the creative process will awaken within yourself.

What's the food like?

The food provided is mostly vegetarian, sometimes vegan. We have two professional chefs looking after our group to deliver high standard delicious meals prepared with love. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or restrictions at the time of booking (vegan, gluten free, etc)

How do I confirm my booking?

Your spot will be confirmed upon €450 deposit (click below) and the remaining to be settled on arrival. Your deposit is non refundable.

Prices

Shared Room + Shared Bathroom (3 persons) €1250 - Booked Out!

Shared Room + Shared Bathroom (2 persons) €1350 - Booked Out!

Private Room + Shared Bathroom €1650 - 1 spot left

Private Room + Private Bathroom €1750 - Booked Out!

Early Bird 10% Off

(book before May 31st)

Use code EARLYBIRD

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