Easter Retreat- Fully Alive 2020-02-07T23:19:46+00:00

Easter Retreat

Easter Retreat

Enjoy the spring in nature in Portugal!

Fully Alive

9  -13 April 2020

 Breathwork | Medicine Music | Inner Child work | Drum & Dance | Cacao Ceremony | Nature

  • Do you long for the joy of being grounded in nature?

  • Do you want to acquire better habits and patterns to achieve something greater for the mind, body & spirit?

  • Do you want to realize true balance in your life?

  • Would you like to experience clarity through stillness?


 Fully Alive – Easter Retreat, Portugal

This is an invitation to join us for a time out in nature, to slow down, to breathe and feel, to leave the daily habits for a moment, as we tend to be fast, to run, to pretend, to put on masks and sometimes we even forget how we feel cause of so many duties.

To STOP and BREATHE creates space, space for yourself, for your inner essence to come out, to be, to play, to express and to feel more alive. We invite you for this conscious gathering in the nature, a coming together, to give thanks to the earth, to be with the nature and listen and play with the aspects of nature.

We will merge the elements of breath, nature, sound and music.
The breath as our life energy tool in everything we do, we put emphasis on becoming more aware of each inhale and exhale throughout this time we have together.

For bringing more aliveness and diving deeper into the power of the breath, we will hold some breathwork & sound medicine ceremonies. To use your own breath in this powerful way, is a great method to release and transform old pattern and beliefs. (* more details about breathwork below)

Throughout these days we also move into the nature, being together walking in silence and listening to the sounds of nature. From the silence the sounds appear, the rhythm can be perceived, like the rhythm of our heartbeat or our feet walking on the earth, the breath going in and out. You will move into the sound, discovering natural rhythms and your voice. An organic improvisation with the group, the sounds and nature, based on listening and the natural flow of energy that manifests in the collective movement.

Easter time, nowadays mainly a feast of chocolate bunnies and consumption, it is also a time of nourishment and fertility. With the sacred plant of cacao, we will open a ceremonial space for expansion, dance and celebration. Through the power of the drums, our voices and the natural sounds that come from within, we connect deeper to our primal roots. With all these different elements we spontaneously access our most natural state of joy and ecstasy.

Not to forget the work with the inner child, we aim to bring a lot of attention to the child within us and work with different elements such as play, movement, music, meditation and constellation work to awaken and nourish the child within us. 


*About Breathwork
The way you breathe is the way you live!

The more conscious you breathe the more connected and aware you become. Breathwork uses a simple technic, called “conscious connected breath”, a profound technic 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, which eventually leads us into a fuller acceptance of what is .

Our ceremonies are accompanied not just by a playlist or live songs. Miguel brings a very intuitional and deep frequency with his (a-)live music, that is fully improvised and brought to the surface according to the group breathing in front of him. It is a play between the breath and sound and visa versa, both helping each other to receive its healing benefits.




We are blessed to offer this retreat in a great place just about 45min from Lisbon.

Biovilla is a retreat and workshop place with the natural park of Arrabida. They aim to contribute to the social, economic and environmental aspects of our country through practices and innovative business models that put Sustainability at the center of their action. Bringing Sustainability to the day-to-day life of the Portuguese.

We are able to host max 12 people on side, in the charming 3 bedroom dorms.

If you wish to stay in a 2 bedroom room or book an individual room, there are limited options close to biovilla (about a 20min walk)





We love food and we love you, having a conscious and sattvic diet is important for us, as food shall be nourishing and healthy. So we are super happy to be in a place where food is grown and where we can benefit from organic and local products. All meals are vegan and glutenfree.

“When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace”

Program and Daily Schedule

Program and Daily Schedule

9th Arrive & Connect

Arriving after 3pm latest at 6pm.

6.00pm Dinner

8.00pm Opening Circle & Chakra Dance (with live music)


10th Slow down & breathe

8.00am – 9.30am Morning movement (walks, active meditations, yoga)

9.30am – 10.30am Breakfast

10.30am – ca 13.00pm Nature Sound & Silence Walk (exploring natural rhythms) please bring appropriate weather clothes, raincoat, ect. just in case

2pm Light lunch & break

4.00pm -7.00pm Breathwork & Sound Medicine Ceremony

7.00 pm Dinner

8.00pm Open Jam (Let’s see what comes up to be explored)


11th Explore & Expand

8.00am – 9.30am Morning movement (walks, active meditations, yoga)

9.30am – 10.30am Silent Breakfast

10.30am – ca 13.00pm Inner child activation

2pm Lunch break / enjoy the nature

5.00pm -7.00pm Express your voice, Chanting Circle (Mantras & Medicine Songs)

7.00 pm Dinner

8.30pm Concert with Miguel Anumano


12th – let go & celebrate

8.00am – 9.30am Morning movement (walks, active meditations, yoga)

9.30am – 10.30am Silent Breakfast

11.30pm -4.00pm Cacao, Breathwork & Sound Medicine Ceremony (Mandala Breathwork)

5.00 pm early nourishing dinner

8.00pm Tribal Dance with live music


13th – Good bye

9am -10.30am Morning movement (walks, active meditations, yoga)

10.30am  Brunch

12am – 2pm closing Circle

2.00 pm Light Lunch

Good Bye


Our workshops offer high-quality material and are facilitated by international teachers. Our teachers bring variety and a background of many years of working with people. This retreat is suitable for beginners in yoga  and also helps to develop advanced practitioners.

We will create a sense of being at home and being held in a sacred space to allow transformation to happen.

Check out our teacher profiles to get a better picture about the facilitators of this retreat. In this retreat Mela Mariposa and Miguel Anumano will be the main facilitators . Feel free to ask us any questions.



Retreat Price: 220.- €/person

Accommodation and Food: 160.- € (40 €/Night)

(incl. full board and bed in a shared 3 bedroom dorm on side) 

There are limited options for those who wish to stay in a privat accommodation (off site)



About this retreat:

We want you to feel safe and at home, to be able to try something new and explore the depth of the healing energy through breath, sound and movement.

We have created a beautiful program that allows you to explore different energies such as; gaining knowledge and understanding about the importance of our inner Chakra system. When we understand our energy levels and the functions of the different chakras, our mind can relax and we can drop deeper into the state of being.

Breath is our life energy, our prana, it nourishes our cells everyday, it keeps us alive. In this retreat you will explore different ways of how to use breathwork to become more present in the body and therefore in life. In the mornings we will integrate breathing techniques into the Meditation and Yoga practises, which are suitable for beginners and advanced practicioners.

Breathwork enables us to go deeper into our inner being. In Breathwork Ceremonies we can learn how to free ourselves from old beliefs, overcome birth traumas, learn more about our own personal law and become more conscious and alive with our breath. We integrate the power of affirmations, the 5 emotions and various practical exercises to deepen the connection to ourselves and others.

You will leave with simple tools which allow you to connect with your true self, bringing you into a deeper state of happiness.

The power of vibration and the power of sound are integral vitality tools that we will share with you. We are vibration and we are sound. How do you feel when you listen to the ocean, to the birds, to the wind or when you hear a baby cry? Do you remember that special song, that made your heart smile? Together we will explore the science of sound and in turn discover much more about ourselves.

On this retreat you will have the chance to sing, to explore sound, to find the magic of the healing powers of music. You don’t have to be a singer or need any experience. Simply come with open ears and an open heart willing to play and explore the power of sound!

We also want to celebrate with you. We all naturally contribute to this beautiful coming together in nature, something which is definitely worth celebrating! There will be time to relax by the pool, nourish our bodies with amazing food and dance into ecstasy with heart touching music. On fullmoon we’ll gather for a beautiful cacao ceremony.

We do not serve any alcohol and also ask you to be free of alcohol and drugs for your stay with us.

Our workshops offer high quality material and will be facilitated by international teachers. Our teachers bring variety and a background of many years working with transformation and healing. This retreat is suitable for beginners in yoga and healing work and also helps to develop advanced practitioners.

We will create a sense of being at home and being held in a sacred space to allow transformation to happen. We will be a unified family and welcome a range of age, culture and background to experience this magical journey together.

We have a maximum of 15 particpants, to keep it intimate and safe.


What are the benefits of focusing on the breath? 2017-03-30T19:22:28+00:00

Here 11 benefits for you on deep belly breathing.

1. Deep Breathing makes you calmer.
2. Deep Breathing helps to detoxify the body.
3. Deep Breathing relieves pain.
4. Deep Breathing makes you happier.
5. Deep Breathing helps to improve your posture.
6. Deep Breathing stimulates the lymphatic system.
7. Deep Breathing increases our cardiovascular capacity.
8. Deep Breathing gives you energy.
9. Deep Breathing improves your digestion.
10. Deep Breathing strengthens the major organs of the body, such as lungs and the heart.
11. Deep Breathing helps to regulate weight.

What makes this retreat so special? 2017-03-30T19:20:46+00:00

We focus on the breath, on the breath and on the breath. In yoga, pranayama, breathwork and singing. We breathe every day and most of the time we are not aware of it. In just 5 days you will discover many benefits of the breath, and I promise you, you will feel a difference. As we are in a stunning place in the middle of the nature, this helps us to go deep and connect with our true being.

What is Kundalini Yoga? 2017-03-30T19:21:28+00:00

Kundalini Yoga is a form of traditional Hatha Yoga. It is a Yoga practice with the use of the breath, some-times we hold the breath in different postures and that creates a lot of energy. We use Bhandas (locks) that bring a lot of benefits, and help us to move stagnant energy in the body. Kundalini yoga is mainly used to awaken an energy inside of us, the clear energy channels and brings us out of the mind into a state of meditation. It is not a stretchy dynamic class or very physical, even though the physical body will also benefit of the practices.

How is the weather in May? 2017-03-30T17:19:07+00:00

May is the best time of the year to travel to this area, it is spring time, it is a sunny area. The days are warm (25 degrees) and we have a beautiful garden to hang out and have a dip in the pool. The night may still be a bit chilly.

Do I get a discount if I bring a friend? 2017-03-30T17:18:30+00:00

Yes we offer a 50€ discount for any friend you bring.

Is there only shared accommodation? 2017-03-30T17:10:52+00:00

We usually only provide shared accommodation, but if you want to have your own space, for an extra charge this may be possible depending on availability.

What else can I do around this area? 2017-03-30T17:10:12+00:00

We offer a beautiful hike to Mt. Mulhacen, the highest mountain on the main land, on the free day. Also, the city of Granada and the Alhambra Palace is highly recommend to visit.

Could I drive there myself? 2017-03-30T17:08:54+00:00

Yes, please let us know and we can send you directions.

How do I get to the farm? 2017-03-30T17:08:13+00:00

We’ll arrange a pick-up service from and to Orgiva.

Where do I need to travel to? 2017-03-30T17:07:27+00:00

You have to take a Bus from Malaga or Granada to Orgiva. Find Bus schedules here:

Is there wifi? 2017-03-30T17:05:56+00:00

Yes there is!

Is there any shop close by? 2017-03-30T17:05:27+00:00

The place is secluded and privately situated on the mountains. There are no shops close by.

Do I need any yoga experience to join this retreat? 2017-03-30T16:46:14+00:00

You don’t have to! Just be open to explore new things, we always give options for beginners.

I have a special diet, can it be adjusted to my needs? 2017-03-30T16:46:50+00:00

Yes, we offer glutenfree and vegan option. For any other diet needs, please get in touch with us. Food is a very important topic for us, so it is important for us to use local products, high quality ingredients and as healthy as possible.

Breathe Deeply And Say YES!



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