Retreat yourself

  • Algarve, Portugal
  • Oct 7 - 14, 2017 (8 days)
  • 1 person, shared room: 1090 euro; 1 person, private room: 1390 euro

About us




Relaxing on the Algarve coast in style with sea views and -almost unnoticed - working on the wellness of body and mind. A holiday which will be an onset for new habits, a change of lifestyle, a better knowledge and fresh insights.

A very dynamic program is provided up to your personal needs. What you are going to do this week, will be discussed individually with you, anything is possible.

This week there are no obligations, only opportunities… becoming more aware of body and mind to eventually return home with more energy and vitality.

- Jump start the natural detox process in your body, 

- restore your gut food, 

- Heal, learn and transform your body, 

- cook workshops - fermentation,

- healing massage, 

- Daily morning and evening yoga and meditation classes with Christoffel Hendrickx, 

- 3 Consultation with Nastassja Panesi, a metabolic nutritional therapist, 

- 3 half days of surf at the most beautiful beaches of the Algarve, 

- 1 evening spa sauna facilities

- Free use of accommodation facilities, 

- 3 daily healthy organic (restore your gut/ detox) meals, 

- airport pick up, 

-7 nights accommodation 

During these eight days you will be able to experience purifying treatments, explore the beauty of the area, enjoy and relax in a beautiful villa, and learn about the Portugese culture and heritage.

This form of detoxification is mainly based on the recovery of the intestinal flora, "All disease begins in the gut" Hippocrates once said...

The latest scientific research, it has proven even more that our intestinal flora is so important to our mental and physical well-being.

Of course, you can only begin the recovery of the intestinal flora if your body is not hampered by stressful living conditions and too many toxins in your body hence the combination with detox, yoga and meditation.

During this week, you will learn to cook with prebiotics and probiotics and learn to ferment (workshops), and I will personally look at which diet benefits your intestinal flora (individual counselling). Similar to a soft form of detox but with food that is completely focused on the recovery of the intestinal wall and flora.

You’ll learn what is really healthy for your body ... you appeal to your self-healing capacities!

Surfing seems a lot of challenge, but it gives you so much more, you get more feelings with nature, you learn to get back into your natural inner strength and let go of the fear of your self-esteem. An experienced surf teacher will guide you all the way.

You can't stop the waves but you can learn to SURF

There will be daily guided yoga sessions on the program.

YOGA does not change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.

"Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path... exactly where you are meant to be right now... And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love." ~ by Caroline Adams

Inhale the future, exhale the past


• 17:00 Arrival 

- 18:30 welcoming yoga/meditation session

- 20:00 evening welcome dinner

Sunday to Friday

• 08:30 Early morning yoga

• 10:00 Detox Breakfast

• 10:30 Meditation / rest

• 13:00 Detox Lunch or take away lunch

• 14:00 food workshops/ surf / free time/ excursion

• 17:30 Yoga / meditation

• 19:00 Detox meal

• 20:30 Sunset workshops/ excursion / meditation /rest/ free time


- 8:30 goodbye yoga/mediation

- 10:00 Breakfast

• 11:00 Departure

LOCATION You will be spending 8 wonderful days in Luz, 1 km from Luz Beach, 5 km from Lagos and feature sea views. Luz Beach Surf Spot is 700 m away.  Praia da Luz (or sometimes referred to as 'Luz') is a small quiet seaside village where you can relax and enjoy your time away. There is a fantastic beach here and spectacular views to enjoy with the opportunity to discover beautiful landscapes. The villa's are in walking distance of many amenities, but just far enough from the centre of Luz to enjoy a little extra peace and quiet whilst away on holiday.

ACCOMODATION Jacaranda, Estrelitzia and Hibiscus villas - Each villa has its own attractive area of garden with a individual barbecue, slightly elevated from the large shared swimming pool and its surrounding sun terrace. These villas are almost identical in design to each other, each charming villa has a clean, bright open lounge and diner style layout with an adjacent kitchen and doors opening onto a patio. The villas are spread over two floors, upstairs is reached by a staircase, with a twin room that has a balcony with views across the local countryside and the double bedroom enjoys a south facing balcony which looks out across the swimming pool area to the sea. Each villa sleeps two to three people with an open plan lounge and dining areas. All villas have a TV and kitchen; one twin and one double bedroom. The villas all have one bathroom and one shower room or two shower rooms and an outside area. During this retreat, you can stay in private or shared room. Follow the path to one of the modern villa's, where your spacious, sea view bedroom with balcony or country side view bedroom with balcony is waiting for you. Patio and beautiful garden enhance your outdoor enjoyment and, of course, the magnificent Ocean is close by. You'll share one villa with a maximum of 4 people, you do have the possibility to rent one of the villa's just for you as a couple, as family or just as friends...

FOOD Three daily meals are included in this retreat. The innovative and refreshing cuisine respects food and food producers. It is made with seasonal fruit and vegetables according to what nature provides, giving preference to organic products. The ingredients of the three daily meals are chosen for offering a larger variety of flavors, colors, nutrients, antioxidants, and nutrients to mineralize the body. Sometimes we have Raw juices or special healing thee or kefir on the menu, it depends on what the chef is making that day. The following meals are included: Breakfast Lunch (or take away Lunch) Dinner The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for: Vegetarian, possibility of Vegan, probiotic and prebiotic food (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation) Cookery demonstrations are offered to those guests who are interested.


    1 person, shared room: 1090 euro  

    1 person, private room: 1390 euro  

    There are 3 separate villa's to share with a maximum of 10 people. The rooms all have a terras with a view over sea or countryside, each villa has his own private garden and living room. The villa's share a big private heated pool. The villa's are only for the guests and private, the activities or dinner take place in another villa. 

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  • Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017 (8 days)


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