Retreats


Upcoming Retreats

Vibrant Woman – SoulCollage® & Wellbeing Retreat in Portugal
With SoulCollage® Trainers Linda Woolfson & Lucy Schaaphok.

 

Dates: 4 – 10 September 2020
Location: Três Marias Retreat Centre, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Alentejo, Portugal

We’ll spend our mornings in a lovely, naturally-lit studio space exploring wellbeing and self-care through making and reading SoulCollage® cards, journaling, body-work and meditation. Experienced SoulCollagers and those new to the SoulCollage® process are equally welcome.

In the afternoons you’ll be free to relax and replenish at our beautiful retreat centre or enjoy walking along the spectacular coast, spending time on wild beaches or exploring the historic charm of Milfontes and perhaps indulging in some retail therapy.

In the evenings we’ll watch the spectacular sunset over the Atlantic Ocean, enjoy delicious Portuguese food and wine, spend some time together mulling over the experiences of the day, do some star-gazing or a pre-bed yoga nidra and enjoy quiet nights of full, deep sleep.

  • Return to full vibrancy as you give your creativity time and space to come out and play.
  • Relax in a replenishing and supportive environment.
  • Luxuriate in Soul-collaging your personal path to wellbeing as the life-enhancing landscapes of the Alentejo coast soothe and energise you.

A small group retreat

“Vibrant Woman” is a small group retreat – maximum 12 people – so that we can give you lots of personal attention. As seasoned retreat leaders, Linda and Lucy know how having a small and intimate group supports and encourages the alchemical process of synergy and sharing among our participants.

Our retreat centre

Our home for the retreat is Três Marias, a simple yet beautifully curated retreat centre. Owner Balthasar prides himself on providing a peaceful yet enlivening environment with clean, fresh rooms each with its own bathroom, delicious, locally sourced food, a sleek new swimming pool and terrace, and an uncluttered, spacious atmosphere presided over by his pet ostrich and three donkeys!  Três Marias is tucked away in the countryside near wild beaches and the romantic seaside town of Vila Nova de Milfontes.

Your guides

SoulCollage® Trainers and friends Linda Woolfson (on the left) and Lucy Schaaphok share a passion for the transformative power of creative self-expression. We invite you to join us in an unspoilt gem in rural Portugal for a unique journey of exploration and enquiry into what self-care and true wellbeing are for you.

Getting there

We can arrange transport by pre-ordered taxi or mini-bus to and from Lisbon airport for you so that the two and a half hour’s drive is easy and simple. Costs per person will depend on how many people arrive at similar times and can share the trip. For 5-8 people in a mini-bus the total cost of the trip is €250.00. For 1- 4 people sharing a taxi the trip costs €220.

Retreat price options 

Prices include six nights at the lovely Três Marias Retreat Centre, delicious freshly prepared meals (breakfast, lunches and dinner), all excursions, all SoulCollage® materials and guidance from Lucy and Linda.

Early Bird option: available if you pay before 30 April 2020
Shared room: €2,535.00. (Two people sharing a room with individual beds and an en suite bathroom).
Single room supplement: €300.00. (A room just for you with an en suite bathroom)
A deposit of €300 reserves your place at the Vibrant Woman retreat.
Reserve your space now by completing the Registration Form (click here) and paying your €300 deposit.
The balance for the Early Bird options is due by 30 April 2020.

After 30 April 2020
Shared room: €2835.00. (Two people sharing a room with individual beds and an en suite bathroom).
Single room supplement: €300.00. (A room just for you with an en suite bathroom)
A deposit of €300 reserves your place at the Vibrant Woman retreat.
Reserve your space now by completing the Registration Form (click here) and paying your €300 deposit.
The balance is due by 30 June 2020

Past Retreats

Portugal as Portal to Presence
With Linda Woolfson and Catherine Anderson in Portugal.


Dates: Monday May 20 – Sunday May 26 2019
Place: Cascais, Portugal

Join us on a pilgrimage of creative pleasure and discovery using photography, word-play and poetry.

Our itinerary includes:

  • A spectacular 18th Century monastery by the Tagus estuary in romantic Lisbon
  • An iconic blue-and-white tiled cafe where the custard tarts will waft you up to heaven
  • A quirky 19th Century mansion and gardens full of secret symbolism in the lush micro-climate of Sintra
  • The seaside town of Cascais with its winding photogenic streets, museums and little shops
  • The wild and beautiful ocean, beaches and villages of Colares, Praia Grande, Almoçageme and Azenhas do Mar
  • Creating and walking a labyrinth on the beach
  • Time to make a creative container for your images and words through photography, wordplay and poetry.

Altered Books and Creative Journals: Exploring Words and Images
With Kat Kirby and Linda Woolfson in Portugal.

castanheiros

Dates: Wednesday 12 – Sunday 16 September 2018
Place: Vila dos Castanheiros, Tomar, Portugal

Are you longing for a unique break, for some precious “Me Time” filled with creative inspiration? Join us for 5 days of creative fun at a beautiful retreat centre in central Portugal. The charming “Vila dos Castanheiros” (Chestnut House, named after its beautiful old sweet-chestnut trees), will be our home and studio, surrounded by woods, fields and bright blue lakes. And just 2 hours from Lisbon airport.

SoulCollage® Springtime Sunshine – Retreat in Portugal

monterosa

Dates: Tuesday 2 – Monday 8 May 2017
Place: Monte Rosa Retreat Centre, Barão de São João, Lagos, Portugal

Don’t miss this – a five-day retreat in Portugal with a friend, and SoulCollage® Trainer colleague from the Netherlands, Lucy Schaaphok. Lucy and I are busy alchemising a week of pure SoulCollage® joy! Join us for a blissful time in a hidden-away, un-touristy part of Portugal where sunshine, spring flowers and SoulCollage® weave pure magic. Don’t miss this – a five-day retreat in Portugal with a friend, and SoulCollage® Trainer colleague from the Netherlands, Lucy Schaaphok. Lucy and I are busy alchemising a week of pure SoulCollage® joy! Join us for a blissful time in a hidden-away, un-touristy part of Portugal where sunshine, spring flowers and SoulCollage® weave pure magic.

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