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7-Night Retreat with Eva & Lauren
in Ericeira, Portugal

New Dates July 20 - 27th, 2024

Step out of the rush and restrain of modern life and into a week of embodying your inner feminine in soft and sacred space at a unique retreat in beautiful Ericeira, Portugal. 

As women we so often feel the pressure to do more, and to be less. To tend to the needs of others while our own wellness becomes overlooked. This retreat will not be about learning, but rather unlearning of all the ways we have quieted the wild feminine arising within each of us.

Encircled by the enchanting ruins of an old Portuguese palace, this setting will support you to flow into the many forms of feminine energy - whether that's nurturing rest, reflection and restoration or the wilderness of play, creativity, and connection which roars within.

Each morning we will step on to our mats for empowering vinyasa flows, resourcing our inner warrior woman strength through fluid and intuitive movement. Each afternoon, we will rest and refresh around the plunge pool or bath in the rugged, salty sea. In the evenings, we will reclaim our softness through nourishing yin and restorative yoga practices and nurturing women’s circles surrounded by the castle ruins. 

Join Eva and Lauren to reconnect with your inner wild woman and reclaim the right to rest.

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Flow into the Feminine

Guests at this retreat will enjoy: 

 

  • Practice | Daily energizing and nourishing yoga practices, starting the day in fluid vinyasa flow and ending with gentle yin and restorative classes

  • Learn | Go deeper than weekly yoga classes allow through in-depth wellness workshops with Eva and Lauren

  • Nourish | Enjoy three daily gourmet meals prepared by our chefs inspired by local Portuguese flavours and Ayurvedic wellbeing

  • Swim | Wander a short fifteen minute walk to the beautiful beaches surrounding Ericeira or refresh in the plunge pool​​

  • Optional additional experiences | Make the experience your own. Book a relaxing massage. Take a day trip to gorgeous Sintra or Ericera. Explore surfing or stand up paddle board. Enjoy a pottery workshop or wine tasting. 

  • Simply Be | Take time to rest and re-embodied within the unique retreat grounds, including the old ruins of palace walls and the beautiful chapel and gardens

Who is this retreat for?

This event is open to all bodies walking in the expression of femininity. If you identify in another way and still wish to attend, let’s talk! We can discuss how this event can support you and your goals for connecting with your inner wild feminine. It could be the perfect fit! And if not, we can direct you to other practitioners who are better situated to hold space for you.

About our unique
Retreat Space

Encircled by arcane ruins, artistic touches, and gorgeous gardens, our retreat centre has lived many lives high on a cliff above the Atlantic beaches of Portugal. 

Creeping vines and bougainvillea flowers wind in and around the fallen stones of the 14th-century seaside palace of Portuguese royalty. With its fragmented walls, you'll uncover a collection of cozy accommodations surrounded by courtyards, a plunge pool, and a bespoke chapel. 

 

Once reborn as an artists’ retreat and now our enchanted wild feminine refuge, this is a place for rest, creativity, play and connection amongst the elements of rock, sea, sky, fire, and mist.

 

You’ll spend your days here with skin warmed by the heat of the summer sun and embraced by the ocean breeze that winds between the stones of this nearly-forgotten sanctuary. 

 

Our practices will take place amid the crumbling ruins or in the newly fitted indoor yoga studio. And our evenings will be spent communing, chatting and laughing in the mystical chapel or around a roaring fire surrounded by shimmering lights and open skies.

Retreat Snapshots

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Accommodations
within the ruins of palace walls

Each package includes your selected accommodations, three daily delicious meals, two daily yoga practices, specialized workshops and women's circles, and use of the beautiful retreat grounds and ammenties. 

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The Secret Garden Suite | Private Room

One double bed | The perfect hideaway for those who love their privacy. With a private bathroom featuring a bespoke shower overlooking your own private courtyard, its a dreamy refuge to reconnect to yourself.

€2000 per person

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The Cherry Suite | Private Room

One double bed | Built on stones of the old palace's foundations, you'll find our last private room option. Featuring a double bed with a canopy, a large artisan stone bathtub, and a daybed to soak up the sun, this space is perfect to retreat into your own energy and offer
yourself some nourishing self-care.

€2000 per person

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The Ericeira Suite | Private Room

One double bed |  This dreamy Casa with ensuite is tucked away in a little nook so you will get all the privacy you need, without having to miss anything. As soon as you walk out the door you will find yourself in the middle of our little village, surrounded by stone walls, a chapel and with a plunge pool just around the corner.

€2000 per person

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The Fig Room

Sharing (Two Twin Beds)

Prolong the radiance of soaking up the sun in this earthy yellow room. With vintage accents, a private bathroom and centrally located on the retreat grounds, the fig room is a beautiful space to root and restore. Available as a shared room (€1500 per person).

Shared Double

€1500 (per person)

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The Rose Room

Sharing | Two Twin Beds

A cosy space featuring rosy romantic touches. Overlooking the pool, this room features a kitchenette, chill area and private bathroom, as well as the decorative old stone-oven. Available as a shared room (€1500 per person).

€1500 per person

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Divine Dorm Room

Sharing | Three Twin Bunks + One Double Bed

With the best view of the palace ruins and featuring a kitchenette and private bathroom with loads of storage space. Includes three single beds (bunkbeds) and one double.

€1200 per person

Double bed Upgrade | + €100

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Triple Goddess Room

Sharing | Two Twin Bunks + One Double Bed

A secret gem with fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. Features a magical rooftop terrace where you can enjoy the sun or watch the mesmerizing stars at night. Includes two twin bunks and a double bed.

€1200 per person

Double bed Upgrade | + €100

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Nourish Yourself
from within

Our approach to food - wholesome, healthy, homemade, unique, locally sourced, organic where possible, and most important of all: made with love, talent, and passion.

For our retreat, you can expect a blend of local Portuguese flavours with a nourishing Ayurvedic approach. 

From our well-catered breakfast buffet with a daily alternating special to our wholesome lunches and fusion dinners, our kitchen team takes great pride in exceeding the expectations of our guests over and over again.

 

We understand that a healthy mind can only function in complete harmony with a healthy, happy body and this philosophy reflects on your plate.

 

Our team can work with you to suit all requirements – vegetarian and vegan menus included – and will be sure to set your taste buds zinging.

Your Retreat Guides

Join Eva and Lauren for this nourishing week of rest + reconnection

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Lauren Simmonis

Retreat Leader + Studio Co-owner | Cozy Yoga Porto

Lauren has been a yoga teacher for five years, a facilitator for twenty, and a lover of all-female spaces her entire life.

 

She believes there is magic when women come together and share their experiences. There is a sacred divinity that lives in each of us just waiting to be brought to the surface, and sometimes, a room filled with other voices calling out, “Yes, sister!” is exactly what we need to leave feeling a deeper sense of love and devotion to all of the magic that lives inside of us.

 

Lauren moved to Portugal from the U.S. in 2016 and that's where her passion for yoga grew from a hobby to a habit, to a passion. She co-owns Cozy Yoga + Community in Porto and leads retreats in Spain and Portugal.

 

As a teacher, her goal is to help you find joy in every pose and the laughter that dissolves the ego and allows us to love our bodies with simple abandon. In cultivating all-female spaces, she seeks to uncover the healing, love, and support we all need to live in tune with our most essential selves. 

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Eva Maxine Hamilton

Retreat Leader, Yoga Teacher + Trainer

Eva loves the soft and sacred aspects of yoga that bring us home to our bodies. Holding space for connection and introspection, she loves to help her students shed stress and find nourishing rest. 

Eva is a Canadian Yoga Educator specializing in the soft, supported practices of yin yoga, restorative yoga and myofascial release. Having completed her initial yoga training when she was just 17, Eva has guided practice for fifteen years.

 

With her gentle wisdom and vast experience, Eva loves to offer reflective classes inspired by functional anatomy, nervous system regulation, and the philosophical origins of yoga practice. 

She has remained dedicated to her continuing studies, completing over  1000-hrs in hatha, vinyasa, yin, restorative, Thai massage, myofascial release, anatomy and therapuetics.

Eva owned a studio in Canada for several years before uprooting to travel and teach internationally. She now primarily facilitates yoga teacher trainings and retreats. Eva lives in Portugal and Scotland (long story) and loves the opportunity to co-create retreats with her dear friends like Lauren and reconnect with her beloved students from all over the world!

BOOK RETREAT

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Early-bird offer - Reserve before April 1st, 2024 to Save €100

To register for the retreat, please:

  • Once you submit our booking form, you will then have 48-hrs to transfer your €500 booking deposit

What to know about this retreat:

  • Reserve your space with a €500 booking deposit. You can easily transfer in EURO, GBP, USD or CAD.

  • Pay the remainder of your retreat package by May 1st, 2024. 

  • Most room arrangements are shared. You can attend the retreat with a friend or join solo - you'll meet wonderful people who share your love of yoga and travel. Our retreat groups are always the best part of these experiences. But if you prefer your own space, private rooms are also available. Please indicate your room preference in our retreat booking form. 

  • Flights and travel to the retreat are excluded. The closest international airport to the retreat is in Lisbon. Guests may choose to take a bus from Lisbon to Ericeira or we are happy to help you arrange a transfer. Closer to the retreat, we will check in with your travel plans and help to arrange shared transportation for those seeking a lift directly to the retreat.

  • All retreat payments, including the initial booking deposit, are non-refundable but are transferable. It is strongly recommended that you take out personal travel insurance.

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FAQ's + Additional Info

What's included in my retreat booking?

  • Seven nights accommodations at our unique retreat centre

  • Three delicious and nutritious meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner including dessert)

  • Daily vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga practices with Eva and Lauren

  • Specialized wellness workshops and healing women's circles

  • Use of facilities - yoga spaces, plunge pool, chapel, courtyards and gardens

What's not included or additional? 

  • Your transportation to the retreat

    • Please book your flight to Lisbon 

    • Guests traveling from Scotland | Ryanair direct flights Edinburgh to Lisbon are available for our retreat days from July 22-29th)​​

    • You can also take a bus from Lisbon or Porto to Ericeira

    • A shuttle will also be arranged from Lisbon. Details to come closer to the retreat once we know your travel plans and how many guests would like to use this service.

  • Additional food and drinks

    • Wine and any other alcoholic beverages are not included in your retreat package, but can be purchased at the retreat for additional cost 

  • Any massage treatments or private holistic services

  • Cost of any day trips to Ericeira or Sintra or pottery and wine tasting workshops

  • Cost of surfing or SUP equipment rental, or other personal spending

  • Anything else not listed as "included"

Weather in Ericera: 

The climate in Ericeira during July can be summarized as warm and very dry. July is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 27°C (80°F), whilst at night 17°C (63°F) is normal. While the conditions may range, you could look forward to soaking up the sun by day and enjoying a more temperate temperature in the evenings. 

Cancelation Policy: 

All retreat payments, including the initial booking deposit, are non-refundable but are transferable. This means that if you cannot attend, you can find someone to attend in your place and they can transfer to you directly. 

Questions?

Please feel welcome to message Eva or Lauren with any retreat questions or specific inquiries:

Eva Maxine Hamilton  |  insta @eva.maxine eva@eva.yoga

Lauren Simmonis  |  insta @cozy.yoga.porto lauren@laurensimonis.com

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