About This Center

A place to breathe, to feel, and to simply be.

Awake is located the foothills of the Monchique mountain, with the Atlantic ocean in sight. Between the mountains and the sea, Awake is a peaceful refuge for meditation in nature.

We offer workshops, retreats and therapies, and we are constantly evolving to fit the ever-changing flow of our society. Awake invites the opportunity to go deeper inside, closer to our true essence. To be present, tapping into the spirit of meditation and self-discovery.  A place for us all to come together, to grow and share in truth. Awake does not follow any religion, doctrine or belief, but practices a way of life based on conscious living.

We chose this land specifically to recuperate after the devastating fire of 2003 destroyed nearly all the area. We believe in giving back to nature and caring for Mother Earth as much as she cares for us.  Awake’s landscape is unique and we maintain its natural equilibrium with permaculture, biodynamic agriculture and innovative, non-invasive aquaculture. Aligning with the principles of sustainable farming we produce local species and aim to live as closely to the land as possible. Nature is our most basic meditation. At Awake we believe that through harmony with nature, we can ground ourselves and manifest from the roots up.

We are proud to present the workshops and retreats of 2016- Tantra, Pulsation, Shamanism, Ayurvedic Massage for adults and children, daily Osho Active Meditation, Women's and Men's Gatherings and more. We await your arrival with a loving hug! 

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Relax & deepen my yoga practice! Kristin

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.