The Heart of Alchemy acknowledges that when we come together, we are more than just the sum of our parts. We are multi-dimensional and complete. Transformation occurs when we embrace all parts of ourselves. When we connect more fully with our authentic nature, we cultivate compassion and show up more honestly in the world. Compassion and truth is the Heart of Alchemy.
Join Jen Yuhas and Madonna McManus for The Atrium Yoga Studio’s first-ever all-inclusive yoga retreat on the breathtaking Atlantic coast of Portugal in the Alentejo region.
The retreat includes:
Spots are limited to keep the experience intimate.
Cocoon Portugal is a 275 acre coastal farm + retreat, offering inspiration + community for the modern traveller, a piece of magic on Portugal's untouched Atlantic coast.
The kind of place where each morning is a celebration, practicing under the canopy of old growth pines, but so is each evening, with world class wine and fascinating dinner conversation.
The nearest town is the charming Vila Nova de Milfontes. The Vicentine Coast Natural Park runs about 100 km down the coast. The preserved nature has a strong and wild character here, creating landscapes of breathtaking majesty. The coast is ideal for swimming, surfing and hiking along the gorgeous sandstone bluffs.
We believe that a nourishing meal and a delicious feast don’t need to be exclusive of one another.
The food is local, with most of the produce coming from either the property or a nearby farm. From a sustainability standpoint, Cocoon choose not to serve red meat. They serve eggs from their own chickens, locals cheeses, and occasionally wild-caught Atlantic fish.
A typical breakfast includes eggs, local fruit, Greek yogurt, homemade granola, local honey, homemade jam, slow-rise bread. Lunch is often a bowl; a base of ancient grains like farro, topped with avocado, roasted veggies, nori, or mixed greens. For dinner, expect Indian and Japanese curries, Mediterranean stews, legumes, rice, salad and dessert.
Cocoon also has an outdoor, wood-fired Pizza oven!
Once you confirm your booking, we’ll work with you in terms of meal plan, dietary restrictions, and timing. We’re comfortable with accommodating dietary restrictions such as gluten free and vegan.
Cocoon is located in the coastal Alentejo region. Also known as The Costa Vicentina, much of the Southwest coast of Portugal is protected by a natural reserve. The nearest town is the charming Vila Nova de Milfontes.
From Lisbon, it is a two hours drive south. The fabulous beach Praiado Cavaleiro, with it’s sandy beach, is 12 minutes drive.
Private transportation to Cocoon from Lisbon Airport will be provided (round trip). Once we have your flight details, we will arrange two schedules for the group to leave the airport together.
Some people like to rent a car to go to Cocoon, since it is also nice to discover the area, the beaches, etc. You can team up with 3 or 4 people when renting a car to divide on rental and gas costs. Please let us know if you choose this option and we can help suggesting car rental companies.
Jen and Madonna, alongside One&Well have crafted a relaxing and renewing balanced program. They will guide you through a retreat focused on moving freely, feeling good and creating space to celebrate community. Each day will include two yoga practices, healthy and sustainable meals, and time at leisure time to enjoy the serenity of Cocoon's amenities.
Whether you're looking for introspection and stillness or community and adventure we are here to support you.
A $750 USD non-refundable & non-transferable deposit is required to reserve a space in the retreat (unless cancelation is COVID related- transfers to a new retreat are available). The balance is due on April 28th, 2023. Please be sure to purchase travel insurance. One&Well is not responsible for any and all costs incurred for travel arrangements related to getting to this retreat including weather related events.
When you sign up, please make sure you read and agree to our Terms and Conditions.
Three single beds with en-suite bathroom and quiet back terrace.
* Price per person
Two single beds with a shared bathroom. You will share a bathroom with one other room.
* Price per person
Two single beds with en-suite bathroom.
* Price per person
2pm – 4pm Check in
5pm – 6.30pm Welcome circle and grounding practice to settle in
Sunday - Friday
8am – 10am Meditate & Flow Morning practice
10am -11am Breakfast
11am – 2pm Playing, surfing, adventures, nature, beach, having fun
2pm – 3pm Light lunch
3pm – 5pm Afternoon nap, chill out by the lake, swimming, enjoying nature
5pm – 6.30pm Evening Restorative practice
7pm – 9pm Dinner
10pm Sleeping, stargazing, slowing down
*Midweek half day off yoga to allow time for yourself
9am – 10am Breakfast
10am Check out
*Please note that the schedule might change, but stays like this in its core.