Your True Nature in Portugal

      Sintra, Portugal

      47 reviews
      Jul 3 - 7, 2024
      Group size: 12 - 20
      Your True Nature in Portugal
      Sintra, Portugal

      47 reviews

      Jul 3 - 7, 2024
      Group size: 12 - 20

      About this trip

      Have you ever wondered what it would be like to return to your true nature? Well, now's the time to find out!

      Say hello to our Your True Nature in Portugal retreat hosted by  Kayla Nielsen and  Sarah Coxon at  Shanti Space. This retreat is all about unplugging from the outside world, in order to plug back in to ourselves through nourishing meal, mindful movement, and of course...nature.

      Indulge in the gift of total replenishment during our 5 day retreat in Portugal. Here, you'll tap into your truest self, while also forming lifelong connections with other students.  

      10% of the proceeds from this retreat will be donated to Glow Yoga Retreats scholarship program, so that students from all walks of life can join our transformational experiences. 

      For more information:


      Shanti Space is a sanctuary with soul. 

      Nestled in a beautiful woodland valley, only half an hour from Lisbon and fifteen minutes from Ericeira beach, The Shanti Space is a nourishing family-run sanctuary for retreat, to rest and restore well-being whilst bathed in the loving embrace of nature. 

      The Rooms

      We have four types of rooms for this event. All rooms are first come, first serve.

      Shared Dorm: 

      this is perfect for people who are looking to make a new group of besties, and expand their community. This is a shared room for up to 4 people located downstairs in the main house.


      This is the perfect fit for everyone who really wants to unplug in order to reconnect within. Each tent comes with two single beds, and is conveniently located next to both yoga spaces. 

      Shared Double:

      This is the perfect option for people seeking community, while also seeking peace. Each shared double comes with two single beds, and all rooms are located in the main house. 

      Private King:

      This is the perfect room for those of you seeking introspection. Each shared king room is ensuite and comes with a king bed, located in the main house.

      What’s included

      • 5 days Shanti Space
        a sanctuary with soul
      • Daily yoga
        Variety of styles led by Kayla and Sarah
      • Workshops x Kayla
        Welcome workshop, inversion, backbend, manifestation
      • Backbends x Kayla
        2.5 hour workshop
      • Manifestation x Kayla
        3 hour workshop
      • Cacao ceremony x Kayla
        90 minute ceremony
      • Organic meals
        morning snack, brunch, afternoon snack, and dinner are provided.
      • Private yoga shala
        2 private yoga spaces for classes and self practice
      • Sintra outing
        includes transport to and from
      • Hiking excursion
        Led x Sarah

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
        international and domestic
      • Cost of visa
        Always check into passport and visa requirements if you are entering from outside of the country.
      • Airport transfers
        Can arrange through Shanti Space, or book Ubers
      • Traveler's insurance
        Highly recommended!
      • Airport tax
        Upon arrival and/or departure (often included in price of plane ticket)
      • Additional hotel booking
        For those arriving early, or staying later
      • Transportation
        International or domestic, of any kind (ie- ferries, bikes, taxis, etc)
      • Additional Tours
      • Independent Transport
        Motorbike rental, bicycles, cars, etc
      • Personal Photoshoots
        With retreat photographer
      • Shopping/Souvenirs
        At own cost
      • Medical
        Vaccinations and/or other medical needs
      • Drinks
        Soda, juices, smoothies or alcoholic drinks

      Available Packages

      Shared Dorm
      Sold Out

      This is the best pick for anyone who is seeking community and connection with others in this retreat.

      The spacious dorm room has 4 bunk beds. 

      We are only selling FOUR SPACES, which are allocated for the bottom bunks (unless you prefer the top, of course!)

      The dorm is situated downstairs in the main house, next to the living room and terrace. 

      You will share a bathroom with your 4 besties....I mean roomies ;)

      Deposit: $700
      Sold Out

      This is the best pick for nature lovers, or anyone who really wants to unplug to recharge.

      Glamping tents are outdoor permanent tents designed for up to 2 guests, each with single beds. 

      You will share a bathroom (compost toilet and outdoor shower) with all glampers (up to 6 people). 

      All glamping tents are conveniently located next to both yoga spaces. 

      Deposit: $700
      Shared Double
      Sold Out

      This is the perfect option for someone coming with their partner or bestie…or who’s looking for a new friend!

      All shared doubles are in the main house.

      Some of these rooms are en suite, and some are not. They are equally priced, and first come first serve.  

      Deposit: $700
      Private King
      Sold Out

      This is the perfection option for people seeking true introspection.

      The king rooms are in the main house, and both are en suite. 

      Deposit: $900


      Day 1 (July 3)

      *We can help arrange airport transport, or you can book your own UBER. *Please note that the only meal provided this day is DINNER.  

      4:00 pm: Check into Shanti Space 

      *Those already in Portugal, coordinate accordingly 

      4:30 pm – 6:00 pm:  Earth Yinyasa with Kayla 

      6:00 pm:  Group Dinner

      Your Organizer

      GLOW Yoga Retreats
      47 reviews
      GLOW Yoga Retreats are holistic experiences designed to explore union through movement, exploration, and service. 10% of total proceeds are donated to our Scholarship Program in an effort to diversify & expand the yoga community by creating events that are accessible to people from all walks of life.


      Joining this 200hr YTT was the best decision I've made this year. I'm beyond grateful to Kayla and Parham for sharing their knowledge and putting their heart into this training. I'm a very particular person when it comes to education and I can confidently say I learned from the best. Not only was the training excellent but the connection and lifetime friendships I built with the women who attended, are priceless and I will forever hold this experience dearly in my heart.
      By Vilmaliz B for 200 Hour YTT: The Metamorphosis on Dec 15, 2023
      The retreat with glow yoga retreats was blissful! The people, the magical place and the teachers. Food was amazing even for a non vegan ! Highly recommend.
      By Alexandra G for Solstice in Peru Retreat on Jul 03, 2023
      This Yoga retreat was a dream came true for me. I was looking at it for 3 years now. The venue is completely out of this world. Fernando, who is the owner of the place, is so kind and attentive. He always make sure we are okay and happy. I loved all the yoga course and the partnership we practice in many of them is very nice too. The flows proposed by Kayla and Dafna were very creative and helpful for my daily practice. I particularly loved the meditations propose by Dafna in the beginning of her classes. The workshops were also very powerful, I particularly loved the cacao ceremony and the manifestation journal workshop. However, I was expecting a bigger participation from Kayla and this is my only "deception" of the retreat.
      By Vanessa A for Solstice in Peru Retreat on Jun 29, 2023
      I had the most amazing time at Still Salty Escape!!! Staff went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I needed for my travel to and from Managua. The food was absolutely amazing!! Rooms and accommodations were perfect!! So many fun adventures and the yoga and workshops gave me more than just physical benefits. I would recommend this retreat 10/10 times!!!
      By Cassidy C for Nature Therapy in Nicaragua on May 26, 2023
      The yoga retreat was wonderful. From the accommodation, to the food, to the activities, the staff, the organization... it was brilliant. But what made the week especially unique was that Kayla and Parham created an environment where everyone could be completely themselves and we as a group felt an incredible connection. I definitely met people who will continue to accompany me in my life. Further, I took away inspirations and insights which will enrich my life. A heartfelt thank you <3
      By ariane u for Nature Therapy in Nicaragua on May 23, 2023
      Thank you Ariane! It was a pleasure having you on this retreat, and we hope to welcome you again soon. Safe travels, and enjoy Nicaragua! XO
      By GLOW Yoga Retreats on May 23, 2023
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      Staying at SSE was like living in a dream state! This retreat was absolute magic- from the food, to the views, to the yoga, and the community. Kayla crafted an experience of a lifetime and I feel blessed to have been part of it.
      By Shelby G on 12 Apr, 2022