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THIS IS FOR YOU.

If you feel less like yourself, out of alignment, overwhelmed, rushed, or unclear.

 

If you feel it's time to slow down, to pause and reflect.

To be honest with yourself about where I am today, and how that makes me feel.

To dare to dream of where I want to go & how to design your days in alignment.

We invite you to a heavenly place in South West Algarve, Portugal.

A serene place, in the heart of the national park, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

One of the oldest, most renowned retreat centres in this area, 'Monte Velho'

 

To come together and practice and experience the core teachings, techniques, tools & principles of being ON. PURPOSE.
 

This retreat will remind you, of who you truly are.

What drains your energy, what fuels you up? What brings you joy & fulfilment?

In which ways you have been abandoning yourself?  

Clarifying your long-term dreams/goals, and what you need daily to feel good.

And how to organise your days accordingly. 

5 days & 4 nights to pause, to be in touch with yourself, to eat nourishing food, to wake up with the sunrise, observe nature & the seasons, and connect with the new moon's energy of new beginnings. 

To feel free to be yourself,

ON. PURPOSE.

 

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 

PRACTICAL INFO

  • in Vilarinha, Algarve, Portugal

  • 5 days & 4 nights during the New Moon (20th of April).

  • from Wednesday 19 April 15.00h until Sunday 23 April 15.00h (local time)

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

  • Capacity for max. 24 participants 

  • Deposit to reserve your spot is €375

OPTIONAL.

  • Airport Transport p.p. between 148-37€ Faro Airport ** (1-4 people)

  • massages at the location (€60-90 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. 

€1375-1675 incl. VAT 

depending on your room selection 

early bird 10% until 31.DEC.2022 

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JACQUELINE.

For me, this retreat was truly divine and exactly what I needed: a complete experience at the right moment, at the right place, with the right people, facilitated by two gifted ladies who operate like yin and yang; complementary, in harmony and adaptive to continuous change.

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KARTHIK.

This retreat brought clarity to my desired life objectives that were hidden inside me without me being aware. I gained a newfound appreciation for consciously connecting mind with the body, and ways to positively connect with the elements. 1-1 time with Carlijn helped me refocus my energy and channel it effectively towards building a purpose-driven company.

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THE DAILY FLOW

07.00  Rise with the sun & morning practice (yoga, yoga Nidra, pilates, breathwork, meditation)

09.00  Breakfast (in silence)

10.30  Workshop by Carlijn & Elena

13.00  Lunch

14.00  Free time to relax, nap, journal or explore nature around or whatever you feel like. 

18.00  Dinner

19.30  Evening Ritual 

21.00  Start of Silence & ready for bed

THE WORKSHOPS

DAY.1 - YOU NOW 

Shift from the mind to the body "I am here, I am listening". How do you feel now? Mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Understand where you stand today. What drives your daily decisions (fear or trust). Get clear on what is causing suffering in your daily life.

Affirmation of the day: "I am here"

DAY.2 - PURPOSE & FUTURE VISION

What drives you? What inspires you? What brings your joy? What is a need you deeply care about? What are your talents? How can you be of value, while staying true to yourself?

Where do you dream to be? Guided visualisation by Elena to envision your future self? How would he/she feel? We guide you to dare to dream boldly, from the heart. 

What if you just believed you could do it, what would it be?

 

Affirmation of the day: "I can do anything" 

 

DAY.3 - INNER CHILD  

What is holding me back? What are you afraid of? Which habits, self-talk, stories, and limiting beliefs keep you from embodying the dream?

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)

 

Practices from Tao and Tantra. Meeting ourselves exactly where we are, facing our shadows, feeling our deepest feelings.  Identifying your currently most prominent limiting belief and holding space to heal them. Connect with your inner child, soothe old wounds, and listen to her/his true needs. (facilitated by Elena)
 

Affirmation of the day: "I forgive you"

DAY.4 - NEW YOU  

What are you going to do differently? Which daily habits are you going to stop, keep or start doing? What do you need in order to have a good day? To nourish or recharge your energy.

 

What are you going to focus on? What are you going to let go of? What is going to make a difference? 

Make a practical habit plan. Group exercise to clarify * and improve your plan. Write a letter to your future self.
 

Affirmation of the day: "I am learning"

DAY.5 - EMBODIMENT 

Shift from ideas and intentions about it, into being it. Powerful embodiment practices of authentic self-expression, self-love, joy, believing in yourself, setting boundaries, and sticking to your goals. 

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.

Affirmation of the day: "I am"

 

EVENING RITUALS

DAY.1  Connect in a Circle

DAY.2  Setting your Intentions (New Moon)

DAY.3  Regulate & Self-soothe your Nervous System. Meditation to practice forgiving.

DAY.4  Tao & Tantra pratices to express our anger & set boundaries in a healthy way.

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THE SETTING

STAYING IN NATURE.

  •  At the holistic retreat centre Monte Velho in the middle of the National Park. 

  • sleeping in beautiful cabins & rooms overlooking the ocean

  • grounding yourself in nature, vast views, silence, calming your nervous system.

NOURISHING FOOD.

  • vegan local bio meals and tea & healthy snacks. 

  • Check out the soul food that will be served.
     

CIRCADIAN RHYTHM.

  • rise before the sun comes up. 

  • morning yoga & meditation while the morning light changes  

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

THE POWER OF SILENCE.

  • silence from 21h in the evening until after breakfast.

  • you can do daily coastal hikes of the Rota Vicentina & walks in the area

  • lowering the outer noise, to hear your inner wisdom better

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THE LOCATION.

From the “Monte” top, we become conscious of the vast natural space around us. Overlooking the ocean. The overwhelming beauty of one of the most, or perhaps last, secret places in the world.

Monte Velho Retreat Centre is the oldest, most renowned, in the area for offering top-notch holistic retreats. 

It is located in the middle of nowhere, where the most southwestern point Europe sinks into the Atlantic. In the heart of the Vincentia National Park, with many hiking tracks around. 

 

It is a region enriched by the strength of its nature, where the high cliffs overlook the ocean, filling the air with a fresh breeze. Where you feel you are at the end of the world. 

Activities you can do around Monte Velho: Hiking, Mountainbiking, surfing, fishing, and bird watching.

 

And of course, you are free to do absolutely nothing.

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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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CHOOSE YOUR ACCOMODATION

A SHARED SUITE.

The Cozy and colourful hall with 1 or 2 beds and an inner double room. Private bathroom;  Terrace with daybed and hammock.

Shared with 2 is €80 per person p/night

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Double bedroom with one queen size bed. Private bathroom; Terrace with daybed and hammock.

A private suite is €120 per person p/night. 

A PRIVATE SUITE.

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BOOK YOUR SPOT

  • in Vilarinha, Algarve, Portugal

  • 5 days & 4 nights during the New Moon (20th of April).

  • from Wednesday 19 April 15.00h until Sunday 23 April 15.00h (local time)

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

  • Capacity for max. 24 participants 

  • The deposit to reserve your spot is €375 and we will contact you
    to choose your accommodation.

OPTIONAL.

  • Airport Transport p.p. between 148-37€ Faro Airport ** (1-4 people)

  • massages at the location (€60-90 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. 

€1375-1675 incl. VAT 

depending on your room selection 

early bird 10% until 31.DEC.2022 

GIFT IT TO YOURSELF.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE! 

MUCH LOVE,

CARLIJN &

ELENA.