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Portugal 2022
Monchique, Portugal
April 10-17


Join us for a relaxing energy-balancing detox yoga and deep mind retreat in the mystical mountains of Southern Portugal.
We will spend time meditating, hiking in the mountains, hanging at the beach, practicing yoga and learning new breathing techniques to support the nervous system.

There will be lunar and cosmic rituals as well as transformative group hypnotherapy sessions.


And lots of laughter! 

Each guest gets at the opportunity to participate in bodywork/massage workshops with Larisa, hypnotherapy and astrology workshops with Megan and nutrition workshops with Julie Bourquin, of A Life Alive Yoga. 
You will leave our retreat feeling recharged, relaxed and energized, and more connected to your dreams and in harmony with your being. 

Our retreat is open for all levels of yoga practitioners.

Guests will have the opportunity to book an individual session with Megan, Larisa or Julie at a special discounted rate.  

What is included:

  • Daily meditation 

  • Two yoga classes per day (vinyasa, hatha and yin) 

  • Three meals per day delicious local vegetarian food (with fresh coffee, housemade tea, filtered natural spring water and fresh juice throughout the day) 

  • Group hypnotherapy sessions and subconscious/deep mind workshops with Megan

  • Astrology workshops with Megan

  • Bodywork and massage workshops with Larisa. 

  • Energy work and energetic sovereignty coaching from Megan and Larisa

  • Nutrition coaching /workshop with Julie of A Life Alive Yoga (ayurvedic and plant-based nutrition)

  • Yoga Nidra

  • Hiking

  • Swimming at the beach and in the pool

  • 7 nights accommodation in a divine natural setting, overlooking the mountains and even the ocean

  • Fireside chats

  • Lunar rituals

  • Ecstatic dance

Let’s just say it will be complete. And transformative.


We are monitoring the situation of Covid-19 as it affects Portugal and the rest of the world. We are happy to discuss the precautions we plan on taking in order ensure the safety of our guests, our hosts and ourselves. 


The Accommodation


Located in the mountains of southern Portugal, just 20 minutes from the coast, Bodhi Bhavan was created with the intention for the visitor to find ground, to dwell and be at home in their own true wisdom. 


Bodhi and Bhavan are both Sanskrit words reflecting the purpose of the place. Bodhi means the illuminated, enlightened or awakened mind. The Buddha attained enlightenment under a Bodhi Tree, a sacred fig tree. Bodhi also refers to the perfect knowledge, truth or wisdom.

The word Bhavan is reflecting some of the key qualities of our place and ground. Bhavan derives from Bhavana which means home or residence as well as ground and dwelling. It also translates into existence, a place where something grows. It signifies to imagine something, bringing something into existence and teaching.

Bhodi Bhavan was created with the intention for the visitor to find grounding, to dwell and be at home in their true inherent wisdom.

The residence is fully renovated providing 8 charming and simple double rooms, a living room, kitchen and terrace. Every bedroom has a bathroom ensuite.

The residence is fully renovated providing 8 charming and simple double rooms, a living room, kitchen and terrace. Every bedroom has a bathroom ensuite.

The 6 hectare (15 acres) ground amazes with it’s natural stone terraces from old agricultural times, large shading trees, and stone boulders. It feels very spacious and has enough corners to be by yourself.


To arrive:

The nearest Airport is Faro (FAO) which is about a 65 minutes’ drive by car. The other but further option would be Lisbon (LIS) which is a 2.5 hour drive or 3.5-hour train ride.
You can get good flight tickets from many destinations to Faro or Lisbon. 

Holistic Soul Project offers transport to and from Portimão (the nearest train station), included in the price of the retreat.


The food:

We are pairing with local chefs who serve tremendous, healthy cuisine.


We have requested a vegetarian menu, and vegan and gluten-free can be accommodated. Please reach out to let us know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions or needs.

What's unique about this retreat?

Holistic Soul Project offers a truly complete experience. We offer opportunities for profound transformation (physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually), while also providing spaciousness for your own processing and time to yourself or to enjoy your retreat companions.

While meditation and yoga are included in the retreat and form a significant part of the daily structure, we feel that the additional offerings of nutrition, astrology, hypnotherapy, bodywork and massage truly make our Portugal retreat, and all of our retreats, make this experience truly next level.

Sample daily schedule:



7-8                        coffee, tea + fruit at leisure 

8-9:30                   meditation + yoga 

9:30-10:30           breakfast 

10:30-12:30         spaciousness/free time


12:30-14:00        workshop (hypnotherapy, astrology, massage or nutrition) 

14:00-15:00        lunch

15:00-18:00        spaciousness/free time



18:00-19:30         sunset yoga + lunar ritual

19:30-20:30         dinner 

20:30 -22:30        communal fire, stargazing, ecstatic dance

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