Breath & Water Retreat, 26-28th of May 23, Sintra (Portugal)
Water and Breath – two main life forces. We need and we are both of them. Inhaling, exhaling, waves of the ocean, pulse of our inner Water – a dance of life that we want to celebrate during a whole weekend with you!
In this retreat we dedicate our time to breathing, moving and meditation practices on land and in the Water, which help us to focuss on the present moment and reconnecting with our vitality. Both, breathing and floating, can be amazing transcendental experiences that anyone can easily access.
This weekend is created for you, to receive, to let go, to be held and be fully nurtured on all levels, as well as going deep into yourself, giving you the possibility to release stuck energies and tensions in your body.
We include all four elements in our retreat: Earth – We are held and supported by the earth and nature of our stunning retreat center called Madre Selva. Delicious organic, gluten-free and vegan meals keep us grounded and well nurtured. Air & Water: You will receive breathwork sessions with Mela Mariposa and experience the magic of somatic water work with Lao Marin. Fire: We complete our retreat with a sweat lodge offered by Madre Selva.
The sessions are held in beautiful spaces that provide enough safety and comfort to let go and surrender. No previous experience needed – if you are ready to let new energy in, gain clarity and strength for your new projects and have a great time, you are very welcome to join us.
DATE & SCHEDULE: 26.-28. May 2023
Friday 10-19:00, including breaks
Saturday 9:30-18:30, including breaks
Sunday 9.30-21:00, including breaks
Friday sessions, sweat lodge and accommodation: Madre Selva offers us cozy nature, a bodywork space and healthy meals, for accommodation you can choose between a private yurt (40€/n/ps), a shared yurt (25€/n/ps) or camping with your own tent (15€/n/ps). Of course, you are free to book your own private accommodation in Sintra and surroundings.
Saturday and Sunday sessions: Liquidzome is a beautiful chlorine-free hot water pool embedded in a sacred geometry construction, made of wood and cork.
TRANSPORT: During the retreat we drive you from one location to the other. The ones staying in Sintra can relocate walking, by bus or with taxi/uber.
FOOD:We provide a rich breakfast, snacks for lunch and a cooked dinner every day during the retreat – vegan, gluten-free, mainly organic, delicious and healthy (breakfast only Sat/Sun)
PRICE: (does not include accommodation)
355€ Very Early Bird until 3.3.
377€ Early Bird until 4.4.
399€ Lazy Bird from 5.4. on
22€ Lovebirds account – for friends, lovers, sibblings & Co, who book together
PARTICIPANTS: 8-14, mindest number 8
LANGUAGE: The retreat will be held in English. When needed, explications in Portuguese, Spanish and German are possible
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MELA MARIPOSA is a breathwork facilitator and spirit coach. She has worked for over 12 years as a nurse in psychiatric clinics, she is a holistic nutritionist and spent years studying the science and practice of traditional yoga. She has lived, trained and taught in various communities in Asia and Europe. Nowadays she integrates shamanic work, western therapeutic elements and elements from traditional Yoga & Tantra
LAO MARIN is trained in different natural healing practices, body therapy, dance and somatic waterwork. With Somaquatics, Lao combines all of this knowledge and is completely dedicated to working with people and water, individually and in groups, giving single sessions, teaching courses and facilitating reatreats, in Berlin and other beautiful places around the world.
The more consciously you breathe, the more connected and aware you become. Breathwork uses a simple technique, called “conscious connected breath”, a profound technique that deeply supports the clearing away of old energies, conditioning, negative thoughts/patterns and emotions. It helps us to open up the doors for new possibilities and a greater consciousness. If done properly it is a “gateway” to your inside world, to truly see who you are with all layers of a human being, emotionally, physically and energetically. And yet the outcome is always a surprise, as we are all individuals caring different stories and backgrounds. The main result is pure presence & awareness, which eventually leads us into a fuller acceptance of what is. In this retreat we learn about the importance of breath in our life, observe own breathing patterns and go into practices, where deep, intensive breathing opens up doors and helps us to transform.
Water is part of our body, thus the liquids of our body are part of Water, as a whole. Somaquatics is a space for experiencing and discovering one’s own body in relation to Water. Water awakens a cellular memory of the universal life force energy within, reconnecting us to our health, vitality and the innate joy of life, especially, when over the course of life we may have come to forget. SOMAQUATICS facilitates connection to the
here-and-now, and simultaneously, as well to the other dimensions. The experience that arises in the very moment of connecting with Water is completely individual for every person. It can range from encountering one’s own essence, an important memory, the answer to a personal question, or perhaps meeting the living conscious essence of Water itself. In this retreat we will do practices alone, in pairs and as the whole group, floating eachother and experiencing weightlessness, movement and breath.