Portugal Retreat for HSPs & Introverts

      8670 Aljezur, Portugal

      72 reviews
      Sep 24 - Oct 1, 2023
      Group size: 10 - 14
      Portugal Retreat for HSPs & Introverts
      8670 Aljezur, Portugal

      72 reviews

      Sep 24 - Oct 1, 2023
      Group size: 10 - 14

      About this trip

      Yoga, nature, and culture along the wild coastlines of the Algarve 

      What’s included

      • 7 nights accommodation
        at Monte Velho Retreat Centre
      • 3 meals per day
        Vegetarian (1 lunch not included)
      • Costa Vicentina Walk
        Transport & packed lunch (walk or beach day)
      • Sagres Hike
        Flora & nature interpretation w/ guide & transport
      • Tile painting workshop
        Azulejo history & painting workshop w/ Carla Guerreiro
      • Lagos visit
        Transport & guidance while visiting to historic Lagos
      • Native plant weaving
        Workshop with local artisans
      • Yoga w/ Melissa
        1-2 times each day
      • Reflection circles
        facilitated some days
      • Private return transfer
        3 hrs to/from Lisbon
      • Airfare
        to/from Lisbon
      • Ground transport
        to/from airport (or any other starting locale)
      • 1 Lunch
        lunch on your own while in Lagos
      • Travel insurance
        “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage strongly recommended
      • Gratuities
        approx. $50 USD in total for retreat center staff & guides
      • Additional activities
        transportation to/from extra activities, massages, sauna, steam, souvenirs, etc.

      Available Packages

      Single Room w/ Private Bath
      Available until June 26, 20235 left

      Minimalist, comfortable private room with private en-suite bathrooms and a small terrace area with a daybed and hammock. 

      Bed sizes and configurations may vary slightly. Rooms with larger beds will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. 

      Prices are per person, but you may let us know if you want to be paired with or placed near a friend.

      Deposit: $500

      Your Organizer

      Melissa Renzi / MNR Retreats, LLC
      72 reviews
      Melissa Renzi (she/her) is a Licensed Social Worker & Yoga Teacher who has been organizing retreats since 2016. She believes that highly sensitive introverts can travel and experience the world as it is without overwhelm when we have supportive structures that move at a slower pace and group agreements that remove social pressures. At the forefront of Melissa's vision is creating space for sensitive people to feel seen while uncovering their strengths as agents of healing for themselves and communities.


      Melissa was a perfect guide for our HSP community. She went above and beyond to provide a fantastic experience. Many of us would not have dared taken on this adventure into a foreign country where we do not speak the language without a guide we could trust. Melissa brought us together for a life-changing opportunity to soak in the beauty, recharge and relax, and connect to the rich culture and people of Guatemala. I would highly recommend Melissa's retreats for introverts and highly-sensitive people who want the joy of travel and the security of a great guide who has their best interests at heart.
      By Stefany R for Guatemala Cultural Retreat for Introverts & HSPs on 25 Jan, 2023
      This retreat was exceptionally well-organized, and all events and accomodations were top notch. Melissa's leadership and concern for our well-being and enjoyment was always evident. Every day was a positive, enriching and rewarding experience.
      By Elizabeth H for Guatemala Cultural Retreat for Introverts & HSPs on 23 Jan, 2023
      This workshop organised by Melissa and facilitated by Omkari was really special. As HSPs we all care so much about social causes given our high sensitivity and empathy. At the same time, we often feel overwhelmed and discouraged from the very start about where to start from, or simply not brave, loud, courageous enough to make a real difference. Omkari gave us so many tools, reassurance and guidance about how to get started, and about the importance of thinking big while starting small, because every cause needs different types of people playing different roles, so there is no better way than getting started and believing that the difference will be made through our passion and care. Thanks Melissa and Omkari for such a valuable session.
      By Ale C for Sustainable Activism for Introverts & HSPs on 17 Nov, 2022
      I have attended a couple of fantastic virtual retreats with Melissa, in Guatemala and Peru, during lockdown, and also a heavenly retreat in person in Portugal. The common denominator across all the retreats organised by Melissa is her attentive, caring, fun, and professional with warmth approach that cascades down to any group she leads and to the partners she works with. Melissa puts everyone at ease and in the right mindset to have the best time. In this retreat we had such a great time experiencing from the distance the amazing work that Anita does with local women in her community on the lake Atitlan, cooking and weaving textiles. We were even brought to the market to pick the fresh ingredients! And then we did learn about Mayan remedies with Genoveva, that was mind-blowing and so interesting. Thanks Melissa, Anita and Genoveva. It was such a memorable travel experience despite being still on the sofa.
      By Ale C for Guatemala Virtual Visit w/ Geno & Anita on 17 Nov, 2022
      Melissa is excellent at providing a relaxing and rejuvenating retreat for her guests. She is thoughtful, planful and flexible with many different personalities and lifestyle needs of her guests. I appreciate her calmness and consideration to circumstances that arise as well as her willingness to be transparent with the group. She has always been a soul I enjoy connecting with and learning from her. Although this was my first Women's Retreat, I would recommend her experience as a "must-do" for anyone open to adventure and making new memories, while traveling abroad with a group. She is very special guide and leader. It is rare that there are still individuals like her that invest so much in the happiness of others. I am grateful for the chance to travel with her.
      By Michele P for Portugal Women's Retreat on 23 Oct, 2022
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