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Rhythms of
the heart

April 29 - May 1

Sesimbra, Lisbon, Portugal

Check in Saturday from 3pm

Check out Monday between 12-4pm*

*depending on the afternoon hike

2 nights / 3 days

Inspired by the four elements, Alchemy is a weekend retreat created out of a desire to explore senses while embodying all layers of us through a deeper understanding of fire, water, air and earth within us all.

A lighthearted escape in a safe and inspiring environment, empowered by magical nature in one of the most sublime places in Portugal, only an hour away from Lisbon.

Movement and Senses are the keywords of this gateaway.

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Moved

Through her teachings, Luna guides you into a deep connection between the intelligence of the body and the wisdom of the spirit, a (re)discovery of authenticity. She teaches embodied practices, meaning how to incarnate rising emotions, elements, patterns through movement and breathing.

Her background as a dancer allows her to share the grace and ease of movement, while her life's experiences have offered her the tools to learn and facilitate a safe space.

She created a blend of practices, Body Poetry, which gathers embodied yoga flows, somatic practices, conscious living & tantric philosophy.

 

Body Poetry allows us to discover new parts of ourselves, to unravel parts of the past, the vividness of the present and the possibilities of the future while deepening our relationship to ourselves, others, communities and the world.

Embodied Movement practices use movement, dance and the creative arts to discover or rediscover, remember and reawaken what it is to be fully human – physically, emotionally, mentally, relationally and spiritually. They each have their own unique and beautiful structures for dropping into movement as a practice.

PHOTOGRAPHY: @MARIAKOLENIC

Held

Immersed in the evergreen landscape of Serra da Arrábida Natural Park (35 minutes away from Lisbon center), Villa Epicurea is a wellness heaven located by the ocean and blessed by magical sunsets.

Join on the shores of Sesimbra, an hour away from Lisbon to (re)discover the power of the 4 elements, a return to self.

We'll be exploring each element (fire, water, air and earth) through our inner senses, rituals and practices.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: @MARIAKOLENIC

Immersed

PROGRAM

Saturday  │ Centered Mind

Check in from 3pm

5pm - Earthing Embodied Yoga Flow  (Dynamic Vinyasa)  + Yin Poetry (Gentle Yin Yoga with transitions to soften the tissues and unwind) > focus: cultivating a sense of security and protection

7pm - Nourishment: Dinner

8:30pm - Opening Ceremony

Sunday  │ The Fluid Self

8am - Sadhana: Pranayama, Mantra, Water Embodied Yoga Flow  (Dynamic Vinyasa) 

11am - Nourishment: Brunch

1pm - Conscious Hike & Ocean Bathing Immersion (with Self-Inquiry):

Free time: stay at the beach, keep hiking, read a book on a cliff, enjoy the magic of the land...

5pm -  Yin Poetry (Gentle Yin Yoga with transitions to soften the tissues and unwind) > focus: letting go of fears and old patterns

7pm - Nourishment: Dinner

8pm - Heart Satsang (around the Fire element)

Monday  │ Heart at Ease

8am - Sadhana: Pranayama, Mantra, Easy Breath Embodied Yoga Flow  (Dynamic Vinyasa) , Self-Inquiry (journaling)

11am - Nourishment: Brunch & Closing Ceremony

1pm - Conscious Hike (Optional if you are planning on flying that afternoon)

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Nourished

The meals are consciously cooked with organic and local farmers products. Freshly and lovingly prepared vegetarian and vegan food will be fueling our bellies with joy, the very essence of creativity. Dietary requirements are welcome.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: @MARIAKOLENIC

Cocooned

THE SUITES

The suites are charming peaceful cocoons situated in the main house and have one queen size bed or two twin beds + an extra single bed (in one of the suites).

Shared Room for 2 people with Private Bathroom

FLASH SALE: 400 EUR instead of 550 EUR per person

SOLD OUT

Shared Room for 3 people with Private Bathroom

FLASH SALE: 360 EUR instead 510 EUR per person

ONE SPOT LEFT

Private Room with Private Bathroom for ONE

FLASH SALE: 565 EUR instead of 715 EUR

Only available upon request

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THE ECO-VILLAS

 

If you are looking for privacy and a real break, these independent eco-villas have their own entrance.

 

Shared Villa for 4 people with Private bathroom, Ocean view

485 EUR per person

FLASH SALE: 335 EUR/pers if you come with someone or as a group

Shared Villa for 4 people with Private bathroom, Garden view

485 EUR per person

FLASH SALE: 335 EUR/pers if you come with someone or as a group

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PHOTOGRAPHY: @MARIAKOLENIC

Ready

For reservations and questions, please send an email to bodypoetryretreats@gmail.com

A non-refundable deposit of 150 EUR is required to confirm your spot.

The remaining amount can be paid at once or in 2 installments.

If you'd like to book as a duo or a group, please let me know.

INCLUDED

2-night stay at Villa Epicurea

Brunch, Snacks & Dinner

4 Yoga Classes

2 Guided Hikes

1 Guided Ocean Immersion (Breathwork + Plunge)

Curated Gifts

Loving Kindness (but this is free!!)

NON-INCLUDED

Transportation to the venue

Any type of insurance

Extra activities

They said

Luna's intention is to create a safe and intimate space.

I'm not your typical yoga teacher, or at least I don't believe that I am. It's not just about Yoga, it's a way of living that I guide through an extension of my practice, beliefs and experiences.

Connection and love are the values I implement in each of my retreats. It is about embodying your truth, living each experience with more intensity and consciousness. A dance between you and your heart while being held in sacredness.

To give you an idea, here are testimonials from beloved students and participants:

"The retreat with Luna was exactly what my heart needed . My energy was stuck and I did not manage to shift this on my own. Today, weeks after the retreat, I still reap the benefits of my healing time in Portugal  . Luna is a wonderful, understanding and compassionate soul full of light and bubbly energy. She created the right atmosphere for all of us to grow and blossom . I can only recommend this to everyone and will definitely give this as a present to myself again." - Florence, Belgium

"I have first met Luna online, and had the chance to join the Spacious Self Retreat in Portugal. It will always have a special place in my heart, as she created a safe and magical space that was, in one way or another, transformative for each one of us. Every time I join one of Luna's class or event, online or live, I learn so much and come back with new perspectives to explore. Don't expect her Yoga to be just about the asanas, it is so much more than that ! It's a guided dance through senses and emotions, infused with a lot of wisdom. 

She simply made me fall in love with Yoga, and for that I am forever grateful. Merci Mamma Luna, you and your wide, wide heart." - Bénédicte, France

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