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WE ARE NATURE.

We invite you on a journey back to your true self, to your true nature.

To remember who you are & let go of who you are not.

Unbecoming

Since 2020 we have been creating positive ripple effects through our online 28.DAYS Journeys, and now it’s time for a retreat in nature

We invite you to heaven on earth, in Portugal, to embody all the teachings of ON. PURPOSE.

What drives you? Fear or Trust?

What brings you joy? What do you really need?

What are the stories you tell yourself?

Are you guided by your heart's wisdom or by an overburdened mind?

Do you act, listen, speak and resolve conflicts authentically & intentionally? 

 

During this 5 days and 4 nights retreat, during the full moon, we will gather in ceremonies, in sacred circles, to embody the truth, and follow nature’s rhythm. 

 

With ancient rituals, full moon ceremonies, embodiment practices, yoga, breathwork and meditation, we will re-connect with our bodies, our hearts and our truth. Our true nature. 

 

We will feel the polarities of feminine and masculine energy inside of us, but also, in the way we connect with each other. As well as polarities of fear & trust. Brave & avoidant. Joy & numbness. 

 

This unbecoming retreat will remind you how to live simple, in nature, how to make a fire, wake up with the sunrise and do moon & forest baths.

 

To pause, to be in touch with yourself, to eat nourishing food, to sleep amongst the trees, to sit around a fire, to move, to dance, to feel, to just be.

 

We welcome old members of ON. PURPOSE,  but also new ones who want to practice being on purpose, and becoming part of our tribe.

Much love,

Carlijn & Elena

Co-founders & Facilitators

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RETREAT SUMMARY

  • Location at Quinta Alma, Aljezur, Algarve, Portugal

  • Wednesday 3 May 16.00h until Sunday 7 May 12.00h (local time)

  • 5 days & 4 nights around the Full Moon (Friday 5th of May).

  • incl. accommodation, meals, tea & healthy snacks.

  • incl. daily workshops, yoga, breathwork, and meditations.

  • incl. ancient rituals & practices, full moon ceremony. 

  • Capacity for 12-18 participants 

OPTIONAL.

  • Airport Transport between 45-145€ Faro Airport ** 

  • 1/2 day permaculture course on location (€40 extra)

  • massages at location (€50-80 extra)

** Excluding flight ticket to Faro (1,5hrs) or Lisbon airport (3hrs)
** 
For Lisbon Airport there is a good bus connection to Aljezur with Omio and Flixbus. 

€1795 incl. VAT 

€1175 incl. VAT 

early bird price until 31.OCT.2022 

RETREAT SUMMARY

  • Location at Quinta Alma, Aljezur, Algarve, Portugal

  • Wednesday 3 May 16.00h until Sunday 7 May 12.00h (local time)

  • 5 days & 4 nights around the Full Moon (Friday 5th of May).

  • incl. accommodation, meals, tea & healthy snacks.

  • incl. daily workshops, yoga, breathwork, and meditations.

  • incl. ancient rituals & practices, full moon ceremony. 

  • Capacity for 12-18 participants 

  • Deposit to reserve your spot is €375

OPTIONAL.

  • Airport Transport between 45-145€ Faro Airport ** 

  • 1/2 day permaculture course on location (€40 extra)

  • massages at location (€50-80 extra)

** Excluding flight ticket to Faro (1,5hrs) or Lisbon airport (3hrs)
** 
For Lisbon Airport there is a good bus connection to Aljezur with Omio and Flixbus. 

€1795 incl. VAT 

€1175 incl. VAT 

early bird price until 31.OCT.2022 

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THE WORKSHOPS

DAY.1 - FULL MOON "Make space for the new"

Qualities: our emotions rise up, and our deepest dreams & desires come to the surface.

Shadow: the habits, patterns & beliefs that stand in our way. Limiting beliefs. Fears.

An introduction of the following days: Connect with all the internal and external elements ( earth- water - fire- air) and energy centres ( chakras)

 

Full Moon Ceremony to practice freedom of expression with shamanic voice activation. To free our voice, our breath & our energy

 

And a guided meditation to bring to the surface what you want to let go of habits, stories & beliefs that no longer serve you and how to make space for what you desire most. (facilitated by Elena & Carlijn)

 


 

DAY.2 - EARTH  "Ground yourself"

Qualities: Our roots, our ancestors, the safety,  we know who we are, that we deserve to be here.

Shadow: feeling aloof, no purpose, insecure, fears
 

Trauma-informed practices and yoga therapy to self-regulate your nervous system. Practice how to come back to our authentic selves when we are in a fight, freeze or flight mode. To feel safe, and present in the moment. (Facilitated by Elena)
 

Practice grounding through forest bathing & Buddhist barefoot walking meditation. Connect with the earth and experience the ancient way of walking meditation, to connect with the earth element in and out. (facilitated by Elena)


Optional permaculture 1/2 day course to understand the connection between humans, animals, plants and all creation that mama earth is giving life to.

DAY.3 - AIR     "Let of what weighs you down"

Qualities: light-hearted, love, empathy, forgiveness.

Shadow: bitterness, heartbreak, feeling heavy, no meaning in life.

Identify the tapes in your mind (repetitive dominant thoughts & stories that hold you back) and how to rewrite them and be your own best friend. (facilitated by Carlijn)

 

Connect with your heart. Embodied meditation to learn to forgive, empathize, and love. (facilitated by Elena)

DAY.4 - FIRE     "Connect with & guard your energy"

Qualities: willpower. Will for life. Confidence, self-beliefs. Strong boundaries 

Shadow: ego, self-doubt, limiting beliefs, anger outbursts, fight mode.
 

Workshop on how to keep your fire awake, the dream, the drive for life? By clarifying your long-term dreams/goals, and what you need daily to feel good. How to design your day accordingly. (facilitated by Carlijn)
 

Embodied Practices from Tao & Tantra to express our anger in a healthy way, and learn how to set strong boundaries. (Facilitated by Elena)
 

Shamanic Fire ritual ( evening) to embody the authentic ego-free self, and burn the limited beliefs. (Facilitated by Elena)

DAY.5 - WATER     "Facilitate your flow"

Qualities: Water is about learning to go with the flow, feminine energy, letting go, and diving into the deep waters of our shadow. Creativity, sexuality, feeling emotions without attachments to them.
 

Shadow: Attachments to people and things, unhealthy bonds, stubbornness, addictions, loneliness, control issues 

Practices from Tao and Tantra. Meeting ourselves exactly where we are, facing our shadows, feeling our deepest feelings. Combined with water rituals. Learn to connect with the water element, embrace the cold, and charge it with your intentions. (Elena & Carlijn).


Yoga & dance movements help the stuck energy move through the body. Free up the flow inside our bodies. (Elena)

Practices to connect with your inner child. What brings you joy? What if you bring play more into your work & life? How can you nourish open-mindedness & spontaneity? (Carlijn)

 

 

 

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THE SETTING

STAY IN NATURE.

  • At the eco-retreat location & permaculture farm Quinta Alma

  • sleeping in beautiful safari tents & wooden cabins

  • grounding in nature, calming the nervous system.

NOURISHING FOOD.

  • vegan local bio meals and tea & healthy snacks. 

  • eating twice a day for intermittent fasting. 

  • hours without food increase clarity of mind

CIRCADIAN RHYTHM.

  • rise before the sun comes up. 

  • morning yoga & meditation while the morning light changes 

  • no artificial lights or electricity to disturb your natural rhythm 

  • go to bed after sunset, when you naturally have a melatonin spike. 

THE POWER OF SILENCE.

  • silence from 20h until after breakfast.

  • daily (silent) coastal hikes of the Rota Vicentina & walks in the area

  • lowering the outer noise, improves hearing your inner wisdom.

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THE LOCATION.

Quinta Alma is a private and intimate natural ecological retreat farm. It is the result of Joana and Mario’s passion and their vision for an inspiring and relaxing experience in glamorous handmade safari shelters and getting inspired by the amazing local natural landscape.

 

Quinta Alma is a magical place, totally off-grid and hidden in the mountains of Monchique but right next to Aljezur, in Algarve’s Atlantic coast.

Quinta Alma is located in a 45-hectare land of wild and beautiful nature, but just 10 minutes driving from some of the most amazing beaches in Europe.

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Quinta Alma is a growing organic farm. Here we are eager to try and share permaculture and natural building experiences, in total harmony with Nature. It is a place for those that want to have a close yet comfortable experience with the natural elements.

We offer nourishing food from their gardens & local producers in the area.  Vegan (meat-free, gluten-free, dairy free, optional with eggs). Homegrown, and biological. Every day fresh. Prepared with love.

We believe that the inner and outer beauty of nature inspires the human soul and cherishes the heart. That's why we call this place Quinta Alma a special place: a house where each one's soul can expand and feel inspired.

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OUR 5 RETREAT PRINCIPLES

#1 EMBODIMENT.

In our society, many have become more comfortable in the mind, than in our body. The ratio is leading. The knowing, understanding, the logic. 

When it comes to transformation, it happens through embodiment. When we connect with our emotions, sensations, triggers. Because traumas (big & small) are stored in our physical body. Release happens when we observe, feel, accept, and thus create inner space to let go

Elena has design sets of powerful embodiment practices to experience during this retreat. 

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Many of us who live a busy city life feel disconnected from nature. They see nature as something you visit. 

This retreat we invite you to emerge in nature. Sleep with fresh forest air, under the trees. Spend the whole day surrounded by green. By life.

We often forget WE ARE NATUREBy reconnecting with nature, we reconnect with ourselves. 

To nourish that fact, during this retreat we align with nature's rhythms. The full moon. Rise with the sun. Breathe. Grounding. Eat twice a day. Sleep after sunset. Get enough sun, shade, fresh air, water, and nutrients just like a plant

#2 ALIGN WITH NATURE.

#3 LOWER THE INNER NOISE.

When we feel stressed, drained, rushed, and distracted it's hard to hear our inner voice.

 

Inner noise can range from a busy mind, negative thoughts, feelings of anxiety, irritation or even hyperactivity & excitement.

Food can cause inner noise as well. Sugars, alcohol, gluten (also sugars), or processed food with lots of artificial flavours & colouring can agitate or stress our physical body. These sensations in the body trigger negative thoughts, as our mind tries to make sense of how we are feeling. 

That's why the 3rd principle of this retreat is to lower our inner noise by eating pure & light foods, intermittent fasting (eat 2x p/day), sleeping with the sun, breathwork, meditation, yoga, walking, and journaling. 

To create a sense of inner calm, so our heart's wisdom can be heard more easily & clearly. 

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This retreat starts on the Full Moon of October. The Full Moon pulls the water up. Inside ourselves, it brings to the surface what is holding us back or what our hearts most desire.

We will share a ceremony together to connect with this energy of the moon, and Elena will guide us to bring to surface whatever wants to arise inside you. 

An ancient ritual that deepens our connection to nature, ourselves & each other. 

#4 FULL MOON CEREMONY.

#5 THE POWER OF CIRCLES.

Sharing circles is an age-old tradition in human history. Gathering around a fire, sharing stories. 

We learn by listening, we heal by sharing. It helps us realise we are facing similar challenges, and that we are connected. 

Gathering in circles fosters our sense of belonging. An innate human feeling we all long for. To be accepted. To be part of something bigger than just ourselves. 

During this retreat we gather to share stories, practices, meals, fires, walks, and silence.  

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RETREAT SUMMARY

  • Location at Quinta Alma, Aljezur, Algarve, Portugal

  • Wednesday 3 May 16.00h until Sunday 7 May 12.00h (local time)

  • 5 days & 4 nights around the Full Moon (Friday 5th of May).

  • incl. accommodation, meals, tea & healthy snacks.

  • incl. daily workshops, yoga, breathwork, and meditations.

  • incl. ancient rituals & practices, full moon ceremony. 

  • Capacity for 12-18 participants 

  • Deposit to reserve your spot is €375

OPTIONAL.

  • Airport Transport between 45-145€ Faro Airport ** 

  • 1/2 day permaculture course on location (€40 extra)

  • massages at location (€50-80 extra)

** Excluding flight ticket to Faro (1,5hrs) or Lisbon airport (3hrs)
** 
For Lisbon Airport there is a good bus connection to Aljezur with Omio and Flixbus. 

€1795 incl. VAT 

€1175 incl. VAT 

early bird price until 31.OCT.2022 

EXPERIENCE IT.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE! 

MUCH LOVE,

CARLIJN &

ELENA.