The Wild Heart High Spirit retreat program aims to take you on a journey deep inside yourself. We combine nourishing meals, inspiring cooking classes and nutrition workshops with movement and mindfulness, set in the natural beauty of Comporta, Portugal.
This week will bring relaxation, restoration, and rejuvenation to all levels of your being. Rediscover the joy of being in your body, connect with your food, and find the inspiration to ignite you on your own health journey! Learn new skills to take home with you, and feel empowered moving forward in your life beyond our week together.
Choose between October 22-28, 2017 and November 5-11, 2017
Sarah Britton, Holistic Nutritionist, Whole Foods Chef and founder of My New Roots offers a comprehensive culinary program which covers both basics and deeper nutrition issues with workshops and hands-on teachings. Her recipes are vegan, gluten-free, and designed to inspire and educate first-time cooks and knowledgeable foodies alike.
Mikkala Marilyn Kissi, founder of Living Yolates – a holistic training program combining Yoga, Meditation, Pilates and Dance Connect with your body and spirit in these totally unique, sessions that break the rules of a traditional class. Strengthen the body, increase flexibility and open up to a greater sense of freedom and love for your entire being!
The setting for this wellness retreat is the Sublime Comporta Country Retreat and Spa just south of Lisbon, Portugal; a quiet yet magical enclave shaded by umbrella pines and cork trees, wild sand dunes, and just a few kilometers from pristine, white sand beaches. The newly-built hotel and cabin-suites are the prefect balance of modern design, comfort, and respect for the secluded natural environment.
In your free time, take a dip in your very own private swimming pool, enjoy the steam room and sauna, indulge in a massage, facial, or full body scrub, ride horses on the beach, curl up by the fire, or simply stroll around the beautiful 17-acre estate.
Each meal at the retreat is a true celebration! Sarah Britton's approach to food is creative, fresh and vibrant, and her passion is bringing out the natural flavours in food, while preserving their precious nutrients. The food at our retreat will be prepared by Sublime’s renowned culinary team. Their menu, inspired by My New Roots recipes, will be completely vegetarian with plenty of raw, vegan, and gluten-free options to suit all dietary needs. Local, and organic ingredients will be used whenever possible, many of which will be taken straight from the organic garden on the property! Weather permitting, we will dine outside in the late warm autumn sunshine, surrounded by total peace and tranquility.
Living Yolates is a holistic form of exercise that combines the best of three worlds: yoga, pilates, and dance. Yoga for inner peace, strength, and balance; pilates to strengthen all core muscles; and dance for pure joy and boosting your energy. So much more than a way to work out, Living Yolates is a mindset and a lifestyle - a constant practice of letting go of negative energy such as anxiety, low self-esteem, tension, and limitations, and instead opens you up to the feeling of trust, accepting who you are, and brings you into the beauty of the present moment. In this way, the body becomes strong and flexible, while you are also working with yourself on a deeper level. Living Yolates leaves you with feeling empowered, free, and full of self-love.
Your week includes...
3 Cooking classes
3 Nutrition lectures / workshops
4 Living Yolates sessions
3 Dancing Yolates sessions
6 Restorative Yolates sessions
5 or 6 nights accommodation
3 fresh, vegan / vegetarian meals a day
Juices and non-alcoholic drinks
We start each day with an energizing Living Yolates or Dancing Yolates session with Mikkala, followed by a nourishing breakfast, and a cooking class or nutrition workshop with Sarah. After lunch there is free time to rest, receive a massage, enjoy the pool, or take a walk.
The afternoon offers a second Yolates class geared towards relaxation, followed by a relaxed dinner, and an optional evening activity.
"My posture has changed, the lines in my face have changed, my whole perception has changed. There are not a lot of retreats out there, besides this one, that have such a holistic approach to health."
"What made this retreat so special was the way Sarah and Mikkala touched us by shining their light - living their passions. It went right into our hearts!"
"The Yolates classes were life-changing. I adored having 4 hours a day, what a privilege. It provided a fast track to happiness, joy and connectedness and I could not be any more grateful.""
"The wellness workshops were so interesting! I felt like I could have sat and listened all day - Sarah is a wonderful teacher and she inspires you with her love of whole food."
Are you ready for a week of Wild Heart and High Spirit?
Please indicate if you want to book a spot for Oct. 22-28 or Nov. 5-11
Booking is handled by our organizing partner Sublime Comporta.
You can also book by phone +351 269 449 376
Here is the fine print for your booking:
Dates, week 1: October 22-28, 2017
Dates, week 2: November 5-11, 2017
Location: Comporta, Portugal
Organizing partner: Sublime Comporta
In order to create an intimate and relaxing atmosphere this retreat is for women only and limited to 18 participants per week.
Our retreats respect an honour where you are right now in your health journey. The classes and workshops are for women of any culinary skill level and any physical condition. We welcome everyone with open arms!
Prices are per person. A separate booking must be made for each person in a group, please note in the comment box if you wish to share a bungalow with a friend. If not, you will share it with a friend you haven't met :)
All bookings are final with no refund. In case of illness or force majeure we will do our best to find a solution/have another participant take the space. It is possible to give your space to a friend, just inform us at least 1 week before the retreat takes place via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flights to Lisbon, Portugal are not included.
Spa treatments, alcoholic beverages and excusions outside of the hotel are not included.
Please note that there may be other hotel guests on the property at the same time.