Portugal – April 29 – May 4, 2023

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$2,299 USD

(per person)

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Ignite Your Passion Portugal

Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Kelly Smith

Life is meant to be lived with passion and purpose, but over time we can disconnect from this sacred and soulful space. It’s time to let your soul run wild and spark your innermost joyful self through yoga, meditation, and play.

Over the course of this 6 day retreat, you can expect to clear and align your energy, break through blocks, and rediscover your excitement and wonder for life. You will be treated to daily yoga and meditation as well as some quiet time to rediscover your passion for all of life’s beautiful moments (both big and small). Each class and workshop will be curated to help you dig deep, fill your heart with joy and connect with your passion and zest for life.

During free time you can enjoy the luxury ground’s private pool, hammocks, and chef-curated meals to nourish your body and soul. Soak in the sunshine and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of Southern Portugal with once in a lifetime adventures with new friends while we cruise the stunning stretch of beaches, explore caves and historic towns along the Mediterranean in the Algarve, try some local wine and take in epic sunsets from the comfort of our stunning mountain home.

This retreat is going to ignite your passion and set your soul on fire. This retreat is open to all. 

Retreat Leaders

Kelly Smith

Retreat Host

Daniela Babura

Co-Founder

Yoga and Workshops

Happy Hips, Happy Life

In this 90 minute workshop take a deep dive into the sacral chakra, and learn how it impacts our passion and joy. We’ll explore what the sacral chakra is, where it resides, and signs that it may be out of balance. After a deep dive into this energetic centre, we’ll break down common hip openers including modifications and variations on these poses, and learn how to incorporate them into your practice and life to keep the energy flowing to your space of creativity and passion. We’ll end the workshop with a sacral chakra meditation through guided visualization.

Wondrous + Wild Soul, Exploring Intentional Play

We often think of play as a luxury, and something we can do in our free time, but play is an important and purposeful part of life. In this workshop you will begin with a meditation and soul writing journey to connect with your child like wonder. Then learn the practice of intentional play and how you can find small moments of joy in each day.

 

Itinerary

Day 01 - Welcome

After arrival into Portugal, you’ll be whisked away and dropped off at our beautiful mountainside retreat centre. After a few hours of relaxation and getting to know your new friends, we’ll head to our opening ceremony followed by a grounding cacao ceremony, sunset meditation + slow flow with Kelly.

A welcome dinner and a good night’s rest follows.

Day 02 - Rooting & Relaxing

Our first full day in Portugal together will begin with meditation and a yoga flow, journaling prompts and a nourishing breakfast.

After breakfast you may choose to relax on the grounds, familiarize yourself with your new gorgeous surroundings or hire a bike to explore the area.

We’ll enjoy a light lunch on site and gather for our first workshop focused on the sacral chakra and learning how it impacts our passion and joy. Dinner follows along with an evening meditation to help you wind down and prepare for a fun filled day ahead.

Day 03 - Coasts & Cliffs

Our day begins with meditation and yoga. After a nourishing breakfast, we’ll prepare to head to the world-famous coastline of the Algarve, where the soul of Portugal dwells. Located on the south-western tip and lapped by the Atlantic from two sides, this area is known for its golden sand beaches, stunning cliff and rock formations, surfing, picturesque cities, local crafts, cuisine and more!

Our first stop will be a hike to Ponta da Piedade, where we’ll explore one of the most stunning rock formations in the entire region. See the dramatic limestone coastline formed of sea pillars, fragile rock arches and hidden grottos where exposed cliffs reveal their golden color – all surrounded by turquoise sea water.

Later we’ll explore Faro, the pearl of the Algarve, that features a scenic old town and a picturesque marina. Enjoy some sightseeing, shopping or lunch (free time at your leisure).

Late afternoon we’ll head back to our retreat centre to enjoy dinner and a relaxing Yoga Nidra practice.

Day 04 - Dolphins & Grottos

We’ll start our morning meditation and yoga before embarking for yet another adventure. Today, we’ll see the Algarve from a different vantage point, from a boat! We’ll get up close to some incredible grottos and we might even spot some dolphins. We’ll stop for lunch in town before heading back to our retreat centre.

Spend the afternoon basking in the sun and enjoying our retreat centre before dinner and a relaxing meditation to get us ready for bed.

Day 05 - Wondrous, Wld Soul & Wine

Today we meditate with the sunrise overlooking the mountains. After a yoga session and a satisfying breakfast, relax poolside, or in a hammock somewhere on the property, take some time out for YOU.

After lunch we’ll head to a local vineyard to sample some local wines and enjoy some local bites, or stay back and enjoy our retreat centre.
In the afternoon we’ll come together for Kelly’s second workshop Wondrous + Wild Soul where we’ll explore the importance of intentional play and connecting with your inner child.

After our final dinner, we’ll come together to close our time together with a meditation and gratitude circle.

Day 06 - See you later's!

Our last morning together will include yoga, meditation and connection. We’ll end our time with breakfast and goodbye’s (or see you later’s)! 

STARTING FROM

$2,299 USD

(per person)

AVAILABLE PACKAGES 

$2,299 USD

SHARED OUTDOOR YURT

14 foot outdoor yurt with two single beds plus outdoor privately enclosed bathroom

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$2,499 USD

SINGLE OUTDOOR SHEPHERD HUT

Single double bed with access to multiple shared outdoor bathrooms

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$2,699 USD

TRIPLE SHARED ROOM

Three single beds with private ensuite bathroom in main house

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$2,899 USD

DOUBLE SHARED ROOM

Two single beds with private ensuite bathroom in main house

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$3,699 USD

SINGLE ROOM

One king bed with private ensuite bathroom in main house

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QUESTIONS?

Retreat Inclusions

  • 5 Nights accommodation at our luxury retreat center in the mountains of the Algarve
  • Daily Yoga/Meditation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner + 2 lunches
  • Grotto + Dolphin boat tour
  • Hike to Ponta da Piedade
  • Transfer to Faro for sightseeing + exploration
  • WIne tasting at local vineyard
  • Two workshops
  • Raw Cacao Ceremony
  • Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
  • Roundtrip group airport transfer

Retreat Exclusions

  • Airfare to/from FAO (Faro, Portugal is Algarve Regional Airport)
  • Travel Visa to Portugal - Not required for US or Canadian passport holders. Please check for entry/exit requirements based on the passport you hold
  • Travel Insurance (medical & trip cancellation) is mandatory to protect you in case of any unforeseen emergencies. Proof of purchase is required before trip departure.
  • Gratuities/souvenirs - at your own discretion
  • Lunches in town ($)
  • Optional activities

AVAILABLE PACKAGES 

$2,299 USD

SHARED OUTDOOR YURT

14 foot outdoor yurt with two single beds plus outdoor privately enclosed bathroom

BOOK NOW

$2,499 USD

SINGLE OUTDOOR SHEPHERD HUT

Single double bed with access to multiple shared outdoor bathrooms

 

BOOK NOW

$2,699 USD

TRIPLE SHARED ROOM

Three single beds with private ensuite bathroom in main house

BOOK NOW

$2,899 USD

DOUBLE SHARED ROOM

Two single beds with private ensuite bathroom in main house

BOOK NOW

$3,699 USD

SINGLE ROOM

One king bed with private ensuite bathroom in main house

BOOK NOW

QUESTIONS?

Retreat Location

Wild View Retreat has arisen from the ruins of an abandoned mountain village of Corgas Bravas, in the foothills of the Algarve in Portugal. It is defined by its spectacular uninterrupted 360° views of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains and protected for its natural beauty and famous Portuguese cortiça (cork) trees.

There are no cars, no roads, no buildings, no neighbours. Nothing but wilderness and nature. Nothing to hear but the birds and the wind. Nothing to do but restore and relax the body, mind and soul.

Booking Terms and Conditions

A $500 USD non-refundable initial deposit will secure your spot on the retreat or you may choose to pay in full.

The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the retreat start date. Payment plans are available, please email us at hello@startyouradzenture.com to set up a plan that is flexible for you.

Please note, our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Initial deposits are strictly non-refundable.
  • If cancelled 90 days before the Retreat start date, your initial deposit may be transferable to another retreat.
  • If cancelled 60 days or less prior to the Retreat start date, 100% of the Retreat price is forfeited.
  • If you choose to join the Retreat after the start date or leave the Retreat prior to the end date, full payment of the Retreat price will apply.
  • Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so. You will be provided with instructions on when to arrive/depart along with travel agent details to assist you with your flight booking (or you may book your flight on your own).
  • ​An information package will be sent 15 days prior to departure and will include the retreat schedule, recommended packing list, and trip details.