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Unleash the Power of Your Flow

13 - 17 April 2024 in Ericeira, Portugal

Your Holistic Journey into Psychology, Yoga, Prana, Sound & Dance

The 13th myalfazema edition IS
LIMITED TO 14 PEOPLE

Not only is the content unique and special, combining psychology and spirituality in a way that's rare to find in retreats, but we also curate each detail with love and care. You are our priority, and we are here for you.

People who have the most flow in their lives are the happiest on earth (Csikszentmihalyi, 1990). So, our intention is to guide you to discover and integrate flow into your daily life, using scientifically-based methods studied by psychologists and spiritual practices to help you stay grounded and embody your own flow.
Knowing is half the battle. So, even if you're already familiar with what makes you flow, this retreat is still designed for you if you seek self-actualization, discover hidden meaning in your work, gain more control over your life and meet like-minded people - no clichés or magic potions!

Believe us, something beautiful happens when you focus on what truly makes your life fulfilling. You will spark an inner revolution, realising that you can create a meaningful life beyond what you think is possible. Whatever that means to you. Nothing grandiose, but simple and purely authentic.

People from all corners are joining the group and together we will FLOURISH.

Secure your spot, pack your bags, and head to Portugal - it's just a quick 40-minute drive from Lisbon Airport. Let's gooo!

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"Use your signature strengths and virtues
in the service of something much larger than you are.”
- Martin Seligman, the father of Positive Psychology

Testimonials

Curating This Retreat: The Story

The inspiration struck during a conversation with a community member – a renowned American psychiatrist – who challenged me to deploy the learnings from my psychology degree to create a richer myalfazema experience. We created this retreat in response to the common misunderstanding surrounding the elements that lead to a happy and meaningful life.

We have often been told that happiness is achieved through the external pursuit of materialistic things, fame, and glory. However, psychological research has shown that the key to happiness lies in how we invest our psychic energy. When we focus our attention on a consciously chosen goal, our psychic energy literally 'flows' in the direction of that goal, resulting in a re-ordering and harmony within consciousness (Cskiszentmihalyi, 1990).
Happiness is not a fixed state but can be developed as we learn to achieve flow in our lives.

You don't need any background in psychology, or yoga. Closer to the retreat, we will send you a welcome myalfazema booklet for you to get familiar with some retreat things. But don't worry! Just come as you are 🙂

A myalfazema day

This retreat is more than just a relaxing getaway; it's an epic inner journey.
We'll spend plenty of time practicing in a beautiful shala overlooking the ocean, eating delicious food, flourishing, and growing together.

Through various workshops, yoga asana practices, meditations, mytime to rest, and discussions, step by step, you will learn to implement it in your routine, enabling you to create a meaningful existence where you flourish.We will explore lots of things, but every day, you'll have time to relax, hit the beach, visit Ericeira town, or get yourself a massage.

Meet for a cup of tea
Yoga Practice
Breakfast
Masterclass
Lunch
Free time
Spiritual Practice
Dinner
Night Reflections • Meditation
Rest

Please note that this retreat is not a substitute for medical or psychological advice, evaluation, or treatment.

A retreat is not - and will never be - a magic potion for happiness. It is, however, an eye-opening step in your wellbeing journey of growth towards a MEANINGFUL life.

Some more testimonials

Who will guide you?

Leonor, Psychology Host

It's been a profound and fascinating journey to arrive here – from street knowledge to scientifically-based knowledge, and onward to ancient and inner wisdom. Learning from numerous teachers across diverse fields worldwide, each with a unique approach, Leonor delved into various subjects at 6 universities across multiple countries. Furthermore, she's traveled to over 50 countries, opening her mind, soul, and body to the diversity of the world, seeking to comprehend and navigate the vast universe we inhabit.

Leonor, the founder of myalfazema, is a passionate seeker of knowledge and inherently curious human being. Motivated by a strong passion for self-actualization and overall well-being, as well as the collective pursuit of a better society, Leonor applies her degree in psychology to curate this unique retreat. She uses a scientific reasoning approach combined with spiritual practice to explore ways to flourish and flow, so in the end, each of us uses our talents to contribute to a better world.

In recent years, Leonor has explored deeper into the scientific study of psychology at the University of Amsterdam, which holds the top Psychology program in Europe according to the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education (2020). Throughout her degree, she has gained insights from various fields and perspectives. As a passionate enthusiast of social constructivism and humanistic psychology approaches, she consistently immerses herself in questions like 'What is right with you?' and 'What is the meaning of life?'. These questions explore the role human beings play in their own lives on a global, non-personal, aiming to maximize human potential. Leonor is dedicated to unlocking the inherent potential of each human being. Ultimately, the journey unfolds, empowering each of us to use our talents for the greater good of society.

Even though there is still much to learn and grow, Leonor is now at a point where she has immense knowledge she'd like to share with you all. She has developed diverse workshops and masterclasses where she will teach you about psychology and explore psychological research on happiness, well-being, flow, and the meaning of life together. The intention is to guide each of you to discover and implement flow. This journey will be two-way, where your experiences will also contribute to her growth and development.

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Claudia Sousa Santos, Yoga Host

Claudia is more than just a yoga and meditation teacher; she's a guiding force who believes in the transformative power of creative sequencing using breath and movement to help her students grow and transform. With over 15 years of experience as a physiotherapist and a rich background in gymnastics and dance, Claudia approaches teaching holistically. She empowers her students by building a strong foundation, paving the way for personal liberation and growth.

Her dedication and expertise culminated in her role as the primary assistant in a Teachers Training program at the Manu School of Yoga in 2022.

Claudia founded Shambhala, a highly esteemed studio in Lisbon known for its authenticity, with the intention of fostering an authentic community and holding a space where everyone can freely express themselves and their unique practices.

Our aspiration is for you to further connect with your inner voice, your flow, and feel empowered to live and share it confidently.

Chef Liliana

Delicious Plant-Based Cuisine
Liliana is a wonderful chef, having discovered her passion for cooking with her mother who was a chef for over 30 years.

As a way of honoring her mother's memory and being intimately connected to the places that made her the happiest, she decided to continue exploring her work and leadership in the kitchen, by exploring the vegan and macrobiotic diets.

Chef Liliana always favors seasonal, local, organic products, and has a reputation for making meals which feel familiar and homemade.

Reachel, Sound Journey Host

On top of everything that is already included in this retreat, we've extended a special invitation to Reachel to join us and guide you through an extraordinary sound experience. During this Sound Journey, you'll uncover the incredible power of using your own voice to flow, connect with and liberate yourself.

Reachel is no stranger to the transformative power of sound. She pursued an education that included speech and breathwork therapy. By now, she has successfully supported hundreds of people in finding their voice and establishing a personal connection with the divine essence within. During her workshops and conscious gatherings, people explore various ancient wisdom teachings through voice, rituals, and sacred texts.In our previous retreat, a guest was so moved by the power and liberation of his own voice that he enrolled in the local school of music where he lives to begin singing lessons as a tool in his healing journey.
Now, it’s your turn!!

We are truly honored to welcome Reachel as a part of our team and to give you the opportunity to be guided by such an inspiring wise being.

Where?

ONDINA GUESTHOUSE, ERICEIRA

Your immersive experience will happen at Ondina Ericeira, just 40 minutes from Lisbon airport. It's our 4th retreat hosted here, and we keep coming back because it feels like home. Our guests always love the vibe and the delicious plant-based cooking of Liliana.

Ondina Guesthouse is located a 5-minute walk from São Lourenço Beach, one of the paradises in the World Surfing Reserve, and 5 minutes from Ericeira, one of the most famous traditional Portuguese fishing villages and a renowned retreat destination in Portugal. It is also easily accessible for all those coming to Portugal.

We absolutely love Ondina for its familiar vibe and spacious living room, providing an environment for both group activities and personal reflection. We often walk together to the beach.

During our retreat, this house is going to be our temple.

What is included?

  • 4 nights, all inclusive, in Ondina Ericeira, retreat center
  • 3 daily plant-based meals by Private Chef Liliana
  • Daily Yoga Asana Classes led by Claudia | Vinyasa Hatha Yoga 
  • Daily Masterclasses | Flow, Well-being and Psychology | Guided by Leonor
  • Guided Meditations
  • Night Reflections
  • Surprise Night – Sound Journey | Guided by Reachel
  • Free-Soul Dance Session
  • Two staff members will be available 24 hours a day during the retreat to assist you with anything you may need.
  • 10€ of your fee are donated to promote wellbeing
  • 1 follow-up session after the retreat

The investment

Creating a unique wellbeing retreat is our Art and contribution to the World. In doing so, we invite you to join this beautiful holistic experience that we've curated with love and expertise for you.

Early bird special price • €100 discount extra
BRING YOUR FRIEND

Private Double Room

Bring someone with you and both of you get extra 50€ discount! You will enjoy an exclusive room (double or 2 single beds) and private bathroom.

799€ 649€
PER PERSON

Book on your own

Shared Room

Comfortable shared room and bathroom.
Female or male bedroom only.

799€ 699€
PER PERSON

Book on your own

Private Room & Shared Bathroom

Comfortable private room that shares a bathroom with another room.

1049€ 949€
PER PERSON

Book on your own

Private Individual Room

An entire room with a private bathroom for yourself.

1249€ 1149€
PER PERSON

10€ of your registration fee will be donated to an institution that promotes wellbeing.

Are you ready for YOUR wild wellbeing ride?

Let's gooooo!!! Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you soon.

Please check if you got a confirmation email that your message was sent. If not, please contact us directly at leonor@myalfazema.com.
Looking forward to talking to you!

FAQs

Please let us know if you do not find what you are looking for.
Our team is here to help you.

Payment plan:

  • Your spot will be confirmed after payment of a 200€ deposit 
  • The remaining amount is to be settled until one month after the deposit has been paid
  • We can adjust the payment plan according to your needs. Please contact us so we can discuss your options

Payment options

  • Bank transfer 
  • Online payment - Stripe
  • Mbway (Portuguese)
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Lisbon Airport is conveniently located just a 35-minute drive from the venue, and you have multiple transportation options at your disposal. Uber and Bolt services are readily available in Lisbon, and public transportation is also accessible.

Additionally, prior to the retreat, we will create a WhatsApp group to facilitate ride-sharing among our guests. This is where most people in the group have been finding someone else to share transportation with.

Please contact us directly for more information. But don't worry! We are here to help you:)

Room Check in from 1pm. The retreat is set to begin at 5 pm. 

—> If you arrive earlier you can drop off your things and spend some time at this paradise, go down to the beach or visit the nearby town of Ericeira.

On the 17th the last session of the retreat is scheduled to end at 2pm.

Don't worry! We will be sending a questionnaire to know more about you and your preferences so that we can provide you with alternatives. They are a great chefs that can adapt the meals

This is one of the most frequently asked questions we receive, and the answer is: 'Absolutely, yes!'

You are more than welcome to join us if you have never stepped on a yoga mat before, have never done a yoga class, have only just begun your practice, or even if you have been practicing for years and want to deepen your knowledge. Classes are adapted to all levels.

Yes! You can either choose between relaxing or deep-tissue massage.

Please let us know before the retreat starts, so we can book in advance.

Note: Massages are not included in the myalfazema pack, but we can book you one. 

Please check our T&C to know all the details about the cancellation policy. By enrolling in a myalfazema retreat, you are automatically agreeing to the terms and conditions.

https://myalfazema.com/terms/

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