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Wellbeing Retreat

The 14th myalfazema edition

Let's make it a summer to remember.

Dive into the Yoga & Wabi-Sabi Lifestyle

Escape to a special holiday in Europe's go-to Summer destination. Immerse yourself in nature, awakening your energy centers, eating delicious food, and meeting precious and inspiring people.  

Last year, 20 beautiful souls gathered here, and together we flourished. Now, we want to bring this restorative experience to you. Our intention is that during these tranquil days, you tune into nature, feel empowered, rest, and gain new insights from both ancient and scientific knowledge.  

In the end, you'll bring home a newfound harmony into your daily life, coming from a positive, serene approach to life, connecting with yourself and others. Just as wabi-sabi and yoga teach us.  

This retreat will be hosted at Monte da Orada, one of the most renowned spiritual and ecological retreat centers in Portugal. Only a few minutes from the most beautiful beaches in Costa Alentejana, surrounded by epic hiking trails, and just 10 minutes from the town of Zambujeira do Mar, Orada will dazzle you with awe-inspiring night skies and vast landscapes.  

You are perfectly imperfect, come just as you are.

13 - 17 August

Monte Orada, Alentejo, Portugal

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The inspiration for this retreat came from countless moments shared with our brave guests, while exploring the depths of their dreams and aspirations. A common theme would typically emerge: a desire for a calmer, more content life. Stress, affecting sleep and weakening immune systems, was a shared concern. They were seeking a way to better navigate in this world of ours. By some form of chance (or not), it's been a while since I began exploring wabi-sabi, and it organically unfolded how this ancient Japanese philosophy may hold the key to these challenges, intricately connected with yoga and psychology.  

We experience wabi-sabi when we encounter the essence of authentic beauty – the kind that is humble, imperfect, simple, and down-to-earth. With you in mind, we embarked on a fully immersive process to curate this retreat. A retreat that will not only bring you knowledge but also guide you to be in the present moment, be in tune with nature, and live an empowered, authentic life.

Say "adeus" to the hustle and bustle and let this retreat be your heavenly hideaway. This retreat is for all those looking for a different, fun holiday in a magical corner of the world where they can immerse themselves in introspective days filled with joy, precious people, delicious food and wisdom.

A myalfazema day

These days are an invitation for you to embrace slow living and inner peace – while having fun along the way. Through daily yoga practices, masterclasses, and guided meditations in natural settings, you will learn the art of wabi-sabi and acquire new tools that will help you carry this authentic human experience when you return home.

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

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. This one however, promises to be an eye-opening step in your wellbeing journey of growth towards a PEACEFUL life.

Who will guide you?

Filipa, Yoga Host

With 15 years of practice, Filipa has been teaching Yoga classes for the past 8 years. 

Filipa is a Certified Yoga Teacher by Indiv Yoga Switzerland, a yoga teacher training school that focuses on the individual progression of each student. As a teacher, Filipa has discovered a means to share her profound understanding and passion for Eastern philosophy, along with her deeply personal exploration of movement, breath, mind, and spirit. 

Her many trips to Asia and South America broadened her interest and knowledge on ancestral wisdom as a tool for personal growth and liberation. In her classes, she shares insights on Buddhism, Taoism, and various other philosophies to complement the practice of Yoga. 

Guests from previous retreats absolutely loved her serenity, clear guidance, passion, and broad intellectual knowledge.

Algún día en cualquier parte, en cualquier lugar indefectiblemente te encontrarás a ti mismo, y ésa, sólo ésa, puede ser la más feliz o la más amarga de tus horas” - Pablo Neruda


Leonor, Wabi-Sabi Host

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.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein

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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 delicious meals prepared with love by skilled chefs who present their creations with great care and affection.


monte orada, zambujeira do mar

Orada is a spiritual, ecological retreat center nestled in the heart of a nature sanctuary in the woods of Odemira, South West Portugal. Legend has it that the water of the valley is sacred, and pilgrims still come to this place to worship and contemplate. Monte da Orada is the most famous retreat center in Portugal—so famous that we had to secure it one year in advance, just for you!  

We absolutely love this place. From the moment we visited, we felt a magical vibe and could envision the kind of transformation we could create here. 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 seeking tranquility, connection, and transformation.  

Last year, our retreat group was impressed by the beauty, atmosphere, and food at Orada. We are so happy to welcome some of them again this year! 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 seeking tranquility, connection, and transformation.

Last year, our retreat group was impressed by the beauty, atmosphere, and food of Orada. We are so happy to welcome some of them again this year!

What is included?

  • 4 nights, all-inclusive, in Monte da Orada, a soul retreat center
  • Sauna & Pool & beautiful trekkings are available 24h – and a sky full of stars!
  • 3 daily ayurvedic plant-based meals by Orada Cookbook
  • Daily Yoga Asana Classes 
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Guided Meditation
  • Night Reflections
  • Surprise Night – Sound Journey
  • 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 investment

Our life is the sum of our experiences, and investing in a retreat is like adding a splash of joy. Invest in yourself, a retreat is one of the best "me" gifts.

Early bird special price • €100 discount extra

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.

extra 50€ discount each
899€ 749€

Book on your own

Shared Room

Comfortable shared room and bathroom.

899€ 799€

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.

1349€ 1249€

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

Looking for a place to rest, grow and have fun during your summer holiday? This is it!

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!


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)

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:)

13th 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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