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Wellbeing Retreat

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?

11 - 15 August

Hosts Filipa & Leonor

Chef Orada

Orada, Soul Retreat Center, Zambujeira

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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.

The Program

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.

Yoga Classes​

Suitable for all levels! Classes are filled with intention, flowing creative sequencing (vinyasa & jivamutki) and focus is given to the power of breathing. Diana's classes are absolutely transformative.

Kirtan Night

Let's have FUN! Kirtan is where we sing or chant in a call-and-response style, where we recite a legend, express loving devotion to the divine, or discuss spiritual ideas.

Free-Soul Dance Session

A type of dance that encourages you to move freely and expressively, without the constraints of specific styles or choreography. Empowers you on a journey of self-discovery, stress relief, and emotional release through free movement.​

Breathwork Session

The way we breathe can have a profound impact on our physical and emotional health. Jasper will guide you through a series of breathing techniques that are designed to bring oxygen and energy to the body, calm the mind, and promote relaxation.

Masterclass | Yoga

Wabi-sabi and yoga share many similarities. Both emphasise the importance of being present, finding inner peace, and embracing the imperfect.

Get a massage & beach Time

A retreat just a few minutes from the most precious beaches. You will have free time to explore the natural beauty surrounding our soul retreat center.

Meditation / Yoga Nidra

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. We will give you space and time to practice your meditation skills.

Masterclass | Wabi-Sabi

The goal of a wabi-sabi masterclass is to guide you on to appreciate the beauty of imperfection, impermanence, and simplicity, and to learn how to cultivate a more mindful, peaceful, and contented approach to life.

A myalfazema day

Meet for a cup of tea
Yoga Practice
Masterclass • Self-practice
Free time
Yoga Practice • Breathwork • Dance
Night Reflections

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

What's included?

  • 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…!

The Hosts


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

Chef Orada

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.

The investment

A deeply transformative experience that combines the ancient practices of yoga, with wabi-sabi philosophy, and the magical atmosphere of Orada.

Will you join us on this journey?

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
870€ 720€

Book on your own

Shared Room

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

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.

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Looking forward to talking to you!


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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)

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.

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