Ecstatic Dance Spring Retreat 5-8 May

Ferreira do Zêzere, Portugal

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Ecstatic Experiences
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17 reviews
May 5 - 8, 2022
Group size: 30 - 40
Ecstatic Dance Spring Retreat 5-8 May
Ferreira do Zêzere, Portugal

Ecstatic Experiences
  • Facebook verified
17 reviews

€NaN
May 5 - 8, 2022
Group size: 30 - 40

About this trip

Come and join us at our first retreat in Portugal! A transformative 4 days of connection, movement, nature, delicious food and magic in central Portugal's picturesque landscape. 


COVID INFO 


This retreat will be going ahead following the government guidelines at the time. In case of cancellation from our side, a full refund will be offered.

DAILY PROGRAM (EXAMPLE)


8.00-8.50 Meditation or breathwork 

9.00-10.15 Breakfast & sharing circle 

10.45-12.45 Class/workshop 

13.00-14.00 Lunch 

14.00-16.30 Free time 

16.30-18.00 Class/workshop 

18.30-19.30 Dinner 

20.00-22.30 Ecstatic Dance  


RETREAT CENTRE: QUINTA SÃO JOSÉ DOS MONTES


Quinta São José dos Montes' main purpose is promoting a greater connection with oneself through activities integrating personal, social and spiritual dimensions, as well as contact with nature. They hosts events and retreats throughout the year (meditation, yoga, breathwork, conscious dance, natural horsemanship and shamanic practices, among others). They aim to create the least environmental impact in everything they do and move towards self-sufficiency in terms of energy, food and water (they have an artesian well, solar panels and grow their own organic vegetables). They promote care for the land and care for people with the mission of contributing to a better world.  


ACCOMMODATION: 3 NIGHTS


1. If you choose the accommodation option, you have the choice between a dorm, a shared or private yurt or an apartment. Bedding and towels are provided.  


2. If you choose the camping & van option, you need to bring your own tent/van and camping gear (ex. sleeping bag, mattress, pillow, blanket).

FOOD: 9 MEALS


All meals are included (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners). Organic, fresh and unprocessed food is lovingly prepared on site using locally-sourced produce whenever possible. Meals will be vegan with vegetarian extras on the side (ex. cheese, honey). Quinta São José's chefs work with mindfully balanced menus, providing all the nutrients for a healthy body and an inspired mind. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please let us know when booking.  


ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE


We ask you to arrive between 16:00-18:00 on Thursday 5 May to allow time to check-in, explore the grounds and settle in before we start. The retreat will start with dinner at 18:30.  


The retreat will end after lunch at 14:00 on Sunday 8 May.

WHAT TO BRING  


-Torch (head torches are really useful to walk around at night) 

-Clothing & boots suitable for the outdoors (ground can become muddy when wet)
-Comfortable shoes (8-10 min walk between activity dome & dining area) 

-Ear plugs (if sharing accommodation) 

-Toiletries (natural & biodegradable products please)

PAYMENT


A non-refundable deposit is required to book and secure your place. Balance due 30 days before retreat starts. Please carefully read our Retreat T&Cs as by booking on our retreat, you become legally bound by these terms.  


FAQ

-Can I come on my own? Absolutely! More than half of our participants actually come on their own, and many not knowing anyone else. Our retreats are highly inclusive and welcoming, and the program is designed to facilitate connections between one another with ice-breakers, group exercices and a daily sharing circle in small groups.

-Is this a festival? No. Festivals are generally larger events with several programs/workshops to choose from and participants can arrive/leave as they wish, and meals are not communal. Our retreat is a closed container: we start and finish together. We are limiting the number of participants in order to create a more intimate gathering. There is one program and all the activities, including meals, are communal. We will also ask you to turn your phone off. Our retreats are an invitation to dive deeper into your practice and let go of the outside world.  

 
-What is your cancellation policy? In the unlikely case that we have to cancel the retreat, a full refund will be offered. In case of cancellation from your side, no refunds will be offered, no matter the reason.  


-If I can no longer make it, can I transfer my booking to someone? If you find someone to take your booking, there will be a €50 admin charge to transfer your booking to another person. If you want us sell your booking on your behalf, we will retain your deposit (€100) for the service and refund you the balance only if we find a replacement and once they have paid in full. Please note we will only accept booking transfers and allow posts on our Facebook event/page if the retreat is fully booked.


ADDRESS


Estrada dos Montes, Nº134
2300-087 Olalhas – Tomar
+351 917 935 392

GETTING THERE


Quinta São José dos Montes is located 150 km (1.5 hour drive) from Lisboa. It is also possible to get there by train + bus. More detailed information will be added shortly.  


ABOUT ECSTATIC EXPERIENCES


Ecstatic Experiences is a transformational events company run by acclaimed Ecstatic Dance organiser, facilitator and DJ Renée Lacroix, co-founder of Ecstatic Dance UK. Our mission is to create safe and sacred spaces for people from all ages and backgrounds to come together to connect and work on themselves through movement classes, sharing circles, self-development workshops and freeform dance. Our retreats embrace inclusivity, freedom of expression, openness and positivity. Join us for a truly transformative experience!

What’s included

  • All activities
    All classes and workshops
  • Accommodation (3 nights)
    Your choice of accommodation (dorm, yurt, apartment or camping)
  • Food (9 meals)
    Three vegan meals daily made from organic produce from onsite garden
  • Transport to the centre
    We offer transfers to/from Lisbon (details TBC soon)

Available Packages

Camping & Vans

Bring your own tent/van & camping gear. Nearby access to compost toilets, outdoor sink & hot showers.

€395
Deposit: €100
Dorm
7 left

A single bed in a same-sex dorm (shared with up to 5 others) with indoor bathroom facilities. Full bedding, towel and locker provided.

€450
Deposit: €100
Shared Yurt
9 left

A single bed in a same-sex yurt (shared with 2 others). Nearby access to compost toilets, outdoor sink & hot showers. Full bedding and towel provided.

€510
Deposit: €150
Private Yurt
only 1 left

A double bed in a private yurt. Nearby access to compost toilets, outdoor sink & hot showers. Full bedding and towel provided. Friends or couples wanting to share a private yurt can book 1 Private Yurt + 1 Camping Spot.

€625
Deposit: €150
Private apartment
only 1 left

A double bed in a private apartment with en-suite bathroom. Full bedding and towel provided.

€750
Deposit: €200
Private apartment for 2
only 2 left

2 singles beds (can be put together) in a spacious private apartment with kitchen and en-suite bathroom. Full bedding and towel provided. An extra bed can be added for a third person for the price of 1 Camping spot.

€1,250
Deposit: €400
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Ecstatic Experiences
17 reviews
Ecstatic Experiences is a transformational events company run by acclaimed Ecstatic Dance organiser, facilitator and DJ Renée Lacroix, co-founder of Ecstatic Dance UK. Our mission is to create safe and sacred spaces for people from all ages and backgrounds to come together to connect and work on themselves through movement classes, sharing circles, self-development workshops and freeform dance. Our retreats embrace inclusivity, freedom of expression, openness and positivity. Join us for a truly transformative experience!

Reviews

What an epic journey, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually! Highly recommend attending this incredible retreat. An incredible weekend of dance, connection, healing, learning, nature, joy, and community. Thank you!
By Carli T for Ecstatic Dance Women's Retreat on 27 Oct, 2021
An Amazing retreat, highly recommend. Great to go solo or with a friend. So much thought and care into the flow of the retreat. Connection, reflection, insight, community and space to be. Comfy and warm yurts even for October. Not to forget a big thanks to Embercombe for the amazing food and snacks.
By Kelly C for Ecstatic Dance Women's Retreat on 26 Oct, 2021
So safe, empowering and transformative. The activities are carefully structured and the team are INCREDIBLE!
By Mollie T for Ecstatic Dance Women's Retreat on 20 Oct, 2021
What a magical and very special retreat ❤️ This was my first experience going to any retreat and I came not really knowing what to expect. My heart feels so full and I have taken away so much from these last few days, I don’t think words can describe how special it was. Thank you Renée and the team for all your hard work to put this together, I’m very grateful 🙏
By Virupa R for Ecstatic Dance Women's Retreat on 20 Oct, 2021
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This retreat went well and beyond my expectations, both from a personal experience perspective and the content. I feel as if I have gone through 4 months of serious self growth in just 4 days. The event was well organised, well paced, the teachers were incredible. The other people on the course were warm, open hearted and I felt completely safe despite having never attending anything like this before. I cannot recommend this experience enough with this company. 5 stars all thew way *****
By Annalisa C for Ecstatic Dance Women's Retreat on 20 Oct, 2021
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Simply amazing! I really recommend this kind of experience to make ourselves happier. Thanks all team . Lots of love Jan🤍🌻🤍
By Jannina M on 10 Aug, 2021