Skip links

New Year's
Wellbeing Retreat

The 12th Edition

A new year, a fresh beginning.

Connect Your Mind, Body, and Soul


Starting the year with the right set of personal tools, guidance, and attitude can help you have a better year. We all know how it can be very challenging to stay positive, healthy and focused throughout the course of the year, especially when we don’t know how to live stress-free, balanced, and stay true to ourselves.

This retreat is a wonderful experience of serenity and transformation. This is for you if you want to learn new tools to help you gain control of your wellbeing, through yoga & meditation practices that will rekindle your inner energy and help you surrender to the best 2024 has to offer.

5 - 8 January

Yoga Host Claudia

Nutrition Guest Paulina

Chef Plant-Based

Quinta Raposeiros, Ericeira, Portugal

We will explore the 3 temporal dimensions:

• Past: Embrace and be grateful for the year that has passed, acknowledging both its shadow and light. And then, Let it Go.
• Present: Experience PEACE, REST, FUN, go to the beach, nourish ourselves with delicious plant-based food, connect with precious people - maybe an ayurvedic massage?
• Future: A retreat is an investment in yourself. What you feel and learn here stays with you forever. That's why we'll learn practical tools for a balanced, connected life, exploring nutrition, sound, dance, meditation, yoga asana & nidra, and envisioning a fresh, positive year ahead.

A holistic retreat in Portugal to kick off the new year with an empowered & peaceful mind. But hold on, this isn't one of those cliché "new year, new me," or "let's make this year the year”.

Absolutely not! Actually, we don't believe in that. Radical changes might bring you short-term euphoria, but they aren't sustainable for long-term contentment or fulfillment - there are many scientific papers about this, btw!

The Program

Your retreat, your choice - you decide which activities and practices you want to be in.

Yoga Classes​ & Guided Self-Practice

Suitable for all levels! We suggest attending a few classes before. You can count on some structured yet gracious VInyasa inspired classes.

Masterclass | Sadhana

Sadhana is the path to get to our goal - our practice. We will talk about this commitment to making our spiritual goals, a priority, and making time for them.

Surprise Night

On the closing night of the retreat, we extend a warm invitation for you to join our uniquely tailored surprise event, designed to introduce you to the transformative power of Sound.

Dance Session

Empowers you on a journey of renewed self-improvement and awakening that encompasses the mind, body, and soul through free-movement.​

Get a massage & beach Time

A retreat just a few minutes from the ocean. We will walk to the beach, meditate and chill in the sand. There is also free time to get a massage (relax or deep-tissue).


Meditation is the act of remaining and observing the mind. Noticing but not engaging with thoughts. Believe us, it sound harder than it actually is. In this yoga retreat, we will give you space and time to practice your meditation skills.

A typical myalfazema day

Meet for a cup of tea
Yoga Practice
Masterclass / Self-practice
Free time | Beach, Massage, Hiking, Nap...!
Yoga Practice
Night Reflections / Meditations

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

The Hosts


With over 15 years of experience as a physiotherapist and a background in gymnastics and dance, Claudia developed a deep passion for yoga philosophy over the years.

Her expertise, dedicated practice, and wisdom eventually earned her the role of the primary assistant in Manu's Teachers Training in 2022.

Claudia founded Shambhala, one of the most renowned studios in Lisbon, with the aim of establishing an authentic community and providing a space where everyone can be themselves and express their unique practices.

She discovered her teacher and a tribe that communicates in the same language, expressed in various ways, at the Manu School of Yoga. This was a transformative experience that helped her find her own voice.

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

“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul creates the symphony of life.”
- B.K.S. Iyengar


An high-standard unforgettable vegetarian gastronomic experience with an exclusive Chef.

Our aim is to offer not only a wellbeing food experience to you, but also a real taste of vegetarian and local food that empowers you in your journey. In each myalfazema retreat, you will have an exclusive chef who will cook delicious and balanced meals prepared local and seasonal ingredients.

The partners are experienced in serving conscious nutritious and delicious vegetarian or vegan meals, while also offering workshops on how to cook a variety of different dishes.


We first met Paulina when she joined a myalfazema retreat. Her profound knowledge left us all curious and amazed as she shared her insights on nutrition and body biohacking during our time together at the retreat.

From that moment, we knew that a partnership with Paulina was a possibility. Her extensive expertise had to be shared within our community, and now, that moment has arrived. You'll now have the invaluable opportunity to learn from her.

Paulina is a functional medicine practitioner with a specialization in metabolic conditions, gastrointestinal dysfunctions, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and hormonal imbalances. Her diagnostic and treatment approach draws from various fields, including mitochondrial medicine, microbiology, biohacking, breathing and stress management techniques, longevity research, and integrative medicine.

In the Nourishing Masterclass, together with Paulina, we will explore the true and practical importance behind nutrition, uncovering the means to discover a personal diet that harmonizes our mind, body, and soul. We will even venture into the world of vegan nutrition.

The Retreat Center

Quinta dos Raposeiros, Ericeira

A magical venue just a few minutes from the ocean and surrounded by beautiful hikes. We will walk to the beach, meditate and chill in the sand. Both the rooms and the yoga shala have an ocean view.
This beautiful paradise is only 35 minutes away from Lisbon airport and 5 minutes from Ericeira, one of the most famous traditional Portuguese fishing villages.

myalfazema pack

  • 3 nights, all inclusive, in Quinta dos Raposeiros in Ericeira
  • All plant-based meals
  • Yoga Classes
  • Meditations
  • Nourishing Masterclass | Guided by Paulina
  • Sadhana Masterclass | Guided by Claudia
  • Self-practice | Guided by Claudia
  • Free-Soul Dance Session
  • Surprise Night!!!
  • And everything else that will flow into this experience…!

The investment

A retreat is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.

Early Bird Price Available Until 18 October
Book on your own

Shared Room

Comfortable shared room and bathroom. We ensure you have personal and cosy space.

695€ 645€


Private Room for 2/3 people

Bring one person with you and get a discount! Exclusive room (double or single beds) and bathroom for you.

665€ 615€

Book on your own

Private Individual Room

An entire room with private bathroom for yourself. Get comfy in your own room, rest, and reset for the new year!

990€ 940€

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

Join this magical experience

If you are interested in joining the retreat or offering it to someone else as a gift voucher, 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
Looking forward to meet you!


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 
    • Mbway (Portuguese)

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.

5th of January: Room Check in from 15:00

8th of January: Room Check out at 15:00

—> The retreat officially starts at 18:00 with the mysalutation session.

—> If you arrive earlier you can drop off your stuff and spend some time at the guest house, go down to the beach or visit the nearby village of Ericeira.

Don't worry!  Please let us know if you have any food allergies or restrictions at the time of booking (gluten free, etc). Our chefs are a great chef that can adapt the meals.

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 with Tomé.

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

Consciousness can be defined as the state of being aware of and able to perceive one's surroundings, thoughts, feelings, and sensations. It is the quality or state of being conscious, which is characterised by subjective experiences and self-awareness.

Consciousness is a complex and multifaceted concept that has been studied and debated by philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists for centuries. 

In spiritual and metaphysical contexts, consciousness can also refer to a higher state of awareness or enlightenment that transcends the limits of individual identity and ego. This can involve a deep sense of connection to the universe, a heightened intuition and sensitivity, and a profound understanding of the nature of reality.

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.

Get inspired & know everything first-hand