The Heart of Alchemy Yoga Retreat

Cocoon Portugal

One & Well Experiences
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Oct 28 - Nov 4, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25
The Heart of Alchemy Yoga Retreat
Cocoon Portugal

One & Well Experiences
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
5 reviews

Oct 28 - Nov 4, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Rooted in the four elements of nature, Alchemy of the Heart embraces the transformation of the energy held in our hearts, to recognize that we contain everything within us. Discover Jen's and Madonna's yogic approach and philosophy on how our hearts contain the truth of who we are as well as the conditioning we carry, and how learning to follow your intuition and inner knowledge, will guide you to expand and live a whole hearted life. 

The retreat includes:

  • Seven-day, six-night yoga retreat at Cocoon, Portugal
  • Accommodation and daily meals 
  • Access to all program activities and yoga classes
  • Transportation to and from Lisbon Airport 

Spots are limited to keep the experience intimate.  

Unique retreat location

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.

Food Philosophy

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.

Travel to Cocoon

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. 

Fostering Community

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. 

Join us on this spiritual journey of inner peace, growth and exploration. 

Whether you're looking for introspection and stillness or community and adventure we are here to support you. 

Cancellation Policy

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. 

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    6 nights and 7 days at Cocoon Portugal
  • Local transportation
    Lisbon Airpot (LIS) - Cocoon Portugal - Lisbon Airport (LIS)
  • Fresh & Local Meals
    Three farm-to-table meals per day
  • Yoga Program
    Two classes per day with Jen & Madonna, including vinyasa flows, meditation, mantra chanting, and breathwork
  • Yoga mats & props
    Yoga mats, blocks, bolsters and blankets (all luxury manduka… )
  • Soft drinks
    Spring water, coffee and local herbal teas available all day
  • Pizza night party
    At the epic outdoor, wood-fired oven
  • Nature & Adventure
    Bicycles to explore the surroundings
  • Horseback Riding
  • Town Visit
  • Flights
    Flight to Lisbon
  • Extra consumption
    Food and drinks outside the program

Available Packages

Triple Suite

Three single beds with en-suite bathroom and quiet back terrace. 

* Price per person

Deposit: $750
Double Suite (shared bathroom)
4 left

Two single beds with a shared bathroom. You will share a bathroom with one other room. 

* Price per person

Deposit: $750
Double Suite

Two single beds with en-suite bathroom.

* Price per person

Deposit: $750


the schedule
Your New Ritual

2pm – 4pm Check in
5pm – 6.30pm Welcome circle and grounding practice to settle in
7pm Dinner

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.

Your Organizer

One & Well Experiences
5 reviews
A project by One & Well. We organize unique and authentic wellness retreats that offer the body, mind and spirit a regenerative experience through healthy nutrition, movement, exercise and exploring the benefits of being surrounded by nature.


I have difficulties to find the right words to describe my trip because it has been MORE than amazing!! A wonderful yoga retreat in a magic location! Delicious healthy meals! I met fantastic people, beautiful souls. The size of the group made this retreat very special and intimate giving the opportunities to know and connect to each other. I landed to Mexico and didn't have to think about anything else for the whole duration of the retreat, everything was perfectly organized so I could enjoy and live at the fullest each moment! I will never forget this experience. Thanks Paula! Thanks Ximena!
By Donatella B for Origins Yoga Retreat with Laruga Glaser on 07 Nov, 2022
Amazing jungle retreat, fantastic excursions, delicious food, great people and and a wonderful opportunity to up my yoga practice.
By Gregory S for Origins Yoga Retreat with Laruga Glaser on 05 Nov, 2022
Our trip was so refreshingly unique. The accomodations at playa viva were very rustic and this really helped to get into a disconnect mode very quickly. The staff was amazing and ensured all our needs were met. The food was super delicious, healthy and local (when available). Perfect spot for a yoga retreat!
By Kelly G for It's A Lifestyle | Yoga Retreat on 25 May, 2022
Absolutely amazing time. Loved the yoga. Loved the hotel. Loved the people. AMAZING
By Megan C for It's A Lifestyle | Yoga Retreat on 18 May, 2022
Hard to put into words. 10/10
By Jack J for It's A Lifestyle | Yoga Retreat on 17 May, 2022