13 - 17 AUGUST 2024
Let's make it a summer one to remember.
Yoga & Wabi-Sabi
Escape to a special holiday that nourishes your mind, body, and soul
Experience a 5-day retreat in Orada, one of the most renowned spiritual, and ecological retreat centres in Portugal.
This carefully curated experience is designed for all those seeking inner peace, freedom, happiness, a more positive and serene approach to life, and a connection with oneself. Enjoy a different kind of summer holiday, a HAPPIER holiday ☀️
People from all over the world have already secured their place and together we will THRIVE.
Will you join us on this journey?
A retreat in Portugal is an ideal way for you to spend a healthy summer holiday. You can focus on self-growth while also immersing yourself in the beautiful natural surroundings of the country, enjoying its relaxed lifestyle and delicious cuisine.
We will guide you on a wellbeing journey through yoga practices in natural and rustic settings, masterclasses and guided meditations to learn about the art of wabi-sabi and fun, breathwork, and free-soul dance sessions to explore and embrace yourself.
A myalfazema day
Please note that this retreat is not a substitute for medical or psychological advice, evaluation, or treatment.
More than a brand or a yoga retreats organizer myalfazema feels definitely like a Family! myalfazema knows what a non-forgetable and positive experience is. Their retreats give you the space, the comfort, quality and more important: the cozyness! you might need in order to make that little step that you've been willing to make since a long time.
Always a pleasure to be part of these wonderful (and most of times life-changing!) experiences!
- 4 nights, all inclusive, in Orada, soul retreat center
- 3 daily ayurvedic plant-based meals by Orada Cookbook
- Yoga Asana Classes
- Yoga Nidra
- Guided Meditation
- Night Reflections
- Surprise Night
- 2 Masterclasses | Wabi-Sabi, Yoga & Fun
- 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.
- And everything else that will flow into this experience…!
YOGA HOST Filipa
Diana was born in Porto, Portugal, and has a background in creative arts and wellbeing.
She’s an architect & designer by training, certified yoga & meditation teacher, and the owner of an innovative, cultural, and wellbeing studio in the south of Portugal.
Having practiced for over 20 years and graduated in Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga in Rishikesh (the "capital of yoga", in India), she’s been teaching back in India, the UK, France, and Portugal for 16 years now. Furthermore, Diana is currently pursuing further studies and working towards another certification in the Jivamukti method.
Diana fell in love with Yoga from the very beginning but it was only when she used it to recover from an injury as a means to strengthening and balancing the mind & body, that the practice transformed her on so many levels - she feels a strong sense of responsibility to share it, which initially inspired and continues to inspire her to teach.
“Yoga is not only a physical practice but a spiritual one where the practitioner dives deep into the study of the Self and learns to attain a higher level of consciousness”
Wabi-Sabi Host Leonor
Leonor, the founder of myalfazema, is a dedicated seeker of knowledge and an inherently curious being. She is driven by a profound passion for self-actualization and overall wellbeing, as well as the collective pursuit of a better society.
Passionate about the human mind and body, Leonor explores how yoga, spirituality, philosophy, and other wellbeing tools can be used to prevent and heal mental and emotional imbalances.
After completing a BSc in Economics, a MSc in Marketing and having worked at several different companies (Deloitte, Bolt, Amadeus, YBL) she decided to go back to studying and pursue her dream of becoming a psychologist.
She's traveled over 50 countries, living in six along her journey. Portugal, her home, is where her heart truly lives, making her an expert on its hidden treasures and landscapes.
At the moment, Leonor splits up her time and energy between schoolwork and crafting myalfazema, which is her true dream project.
A body at motion stays in motion; a body at rest stays at rest" - Sir Isaac Newton
Delightful Vegan Cuisine
Orada is renowned for its exceptional cookbook. With years of expertise, Orada's chefs have perfected a menu that offers a harmonious, flavorful, nourishing, and wholesome array of dishes.
In line with their conscious approach to food preparation, Orada cultivates a majority of their greens using organic methods. Additionally, their culinary practices draw inspiration from Ayurvedic principles, ensuring a harmonious balance for your body and mind.
Prepare yourself for soulful, vibrant, and delectable meals crafted by skilled chefs who present their creations with great care and affection.
The Retreat Center
monte orada, zambujeira do mar
Spiritual, ecological retreat center nestled in the heart of a nature sanctuary in the woods of Odemira, Alentejo, South West Portugal.
Set among 70 hectares of nearly untouched land and wildlife and only 15 minutes away from some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, this center makes the perfect getaway for nature lovers and those who seek tranquility, connection and transformation.
Three precious words will guide us on this journey: embrace, fun, and peace. During these days, we will:
• Embrace ourselves and the beauty of our imperfections by cultivating a more accepting and non-judgmental outlook on life;
• Free ourselves to have fun our own way;
• Experience a more positive and peaceful approach to life.
A deeply transformative experience that combines the ancient practices of yoga, with wabi-sabi philosophy, and the magical atmosphere of Orada.
BRING YOUR FRIEND
Private Double Room
Bring someone with you and you both of you get a great discount! You will enjoy an exclusive room (double or 2 single beds) and bathroom for yourselves in paradise.
150€ discount each
Book on your own
Comfortable shared room and bathroom that fits up to three.
Female or male bedroom only. Don't worry, we ensure you have some personal space.
Book on your own
Private Individual Room
An entire room with a private bathroom for yourself. Feel the bliss of a comfy and delightful room close to nature in your own amazing room. Settle in, and rest.
10€ of your registration fee will be donated to an institution that promotes wellbeing.
Join this magical experience
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- 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
- Bank transfer
- Online payment - Stripe
- Mbway (Portuguese)
Orada is one of the most popular retreat centers in Portugal. It is nestled in the midst of nature, yet only 15 minutes away from the beach. People from all over Europe, the United States, and South America come here throughout the year to enjoy this beautiful haven. The nearest airports are Faro (1.5 hours) and Lisbon (2.5 hours) by car.
Transportation is not included. You can book an airport transfer, or a cab and public transportation is also available.
Please contact us directly for more information. But don't worry! We are here to help you:)
11th August: Room Check in from 15:00. The retreat is set to begin at 6 pm on Friday.
—> 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 Zambujeira do Mar.
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. Diana's 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.