Retreat: An Inner Journey
Sometimes in our lives, we come to a point where we don’t really know which path to take, where we don’t feel well or have lost our connection to our own voice and spirit. We might need a time-out, have a crisis, wonder about our soul purpose, or carry illnesses in our bodies. In those moments of tension, conflict or transitioning, “retreating” can be extremely helpful to find back to ourselves. We can do this form of deep self-enquiry or svadhyaya on our own, but it often helps to have a guide, someone who points us back or assists us in exploring and discovering what we don’t see or have forgotten.
My retreats are all personalized and they are a continuous unfolding and co-creation of your guidance and my own. They are a walk in spirit as much as they are deeply embedded in the ancient teachings and philosophy of Yoga. Not two of my retreats are the same because the practices will be different for each individual and the spaces and places that I take you to inside and outside of yourself will be different for each one too. I came up with these retreats because people started asking me whether they could come and visit me and get sessions. I was then reflecting how I would have like retreats to be, with having personalized sessions but at the same time enough space for your own self and wishes, with guidance but also the freedom and space to explore on your own.
My objective is to guide you safely back to yourself, to a state of acceptance as much as a state of inspiration and to make sure that you move closer to your own self, empowered, healthy and in peace.
PErsonalized retreats AND YOGA FOR AWAKENING RETREATS
All my retreats include yoga and yoga therapy sessions of one hour to one hour and a half. We will work together on your own body, mind, breath, and energetics and I will show you tools and ways how to work on yourself on a much deeper level.
My sessions take place inside or outside in nature (depending on weather, too!) and might contain tools such as visualization, meditation, physical postures, mantra, energetic locks or breath work. I have learned the tools of Yoga in the beautiful tradition of Viniyoga (www.khyf.net), it means that the practice is always designed to your individual needs. I also include places, ceremony and sacred geometry such as Yantras into my retreats. The choice of places and practices will be different for every person who comes and is based on the person’s and my own guidance and our work together.
Every moment that we interact, whether it is on a walk, on the mat or in a cafe, will be a session for you. The work is deep and meant to transform.
All interactions and sessions are designed to make the person more in-tune with themselves, assist the removal of energetic blockages as well as someone’s healing process, support the person in their life and soul journey and ultimately bring you closer to your own wisdom.
Apart from our time together (mostly mornings), you have free time to enjoy Ericeira, journal, swim, surf and be with yourself (usually afternoons and evenings). I feel this is actually as vital as the sessions, as this state of pure being with ourselves is often neglected, but holds an immense chance to connect deeper to your own intuition and guidance. Additional services can be booked if wanted (see extras below).
You can choose between a very personalized retreat and a retreat package of my Yoga for Awakening signature program.
The place of Our Retreat: Ericeira
Ericeira is a very beautiful Portuguese coastal village approximately 40 minutes North of Lisbon. It used to be a fisherman village and is now known as a favorite spot for surfers. But Ericeira has a lot more to offer than big waves or fish. It holds a lot of light, warmth, and beauty and is very conducive for energy work and healing. A lot of healers get attracted to live here and it has a way to draw people from all over the world to it.
Nature here is breathtaking, there are several sandy beaches surrounded by green hills and rocky cliffs in and around Ericeira. The energy here is strongly elemental, creative, relaxing and very light (angelic). There are small cafes in Ericeira, many benches or stone plateaus along the coast where you can sit and journal or meditate, small shops as well as a lot of friendly faces. The pace in and around Ericeira is still slow, people sit outside to have a Galao (milk coffee), play chess and enjoy the sunset. It’s a perfect spot to come back to “being” and yourself.
I am connected to several beautiful healers of different fields in Ericeira through our Ericeira Healing Collective (click here to find out more). So whatever else you would like to explore, from Light languages over Bach flowers to amazing massages (also in water!) or Qui Gong, mineral testings or Native American ceremony can be arranged for you.
What do you need to organize?
There are guesthouses here as well as Air Bnbs, hostels and hotels inside the town or outside on the beach (you would need a car). Different people like and need different things for their stay and for each person a good option can be found. Your place of stay has to be organized by yourself. Contact persons and addresses to book directly and maybe get a discount can be given.
Your flight and way of transport to Ericeira has to be organized yourself. Contacts to personal drivers that can pick you from the airport and recommendations for buses etc can be given.
What is the procedure?
Before your retreat, we will have a session over Skype to get to know to each other, see where you are at in your life, as well as check in with your current obstacles and needs. It helps me to get an idea about your retreat and the practices that will benefit you the most. Even if you choose a retreat package from the “Yoga and Transmission Series” we will get to know to each other over Skype first. I will also send you a care seeker record for you to fill out.
Payment has to be made in advance and can be transferred to my bank account or paid over Paypal (plus 5 percent Paypal fee).
If you would love to come and this resonates with your soul, kindly send me an email to email@example.com with your preferred dates and the kind of retreat you would like to book for yourself (see below). Thank you so much.
WHICH RETREATS CAN I CHOSE FROM and WHAT ARE THE costs?
SOUL MISSION RETREATS
Sidereal Astrological Reading about your Soul Gifts, Destiny and Soul Mission with my twin flame Shane Froio (mystarcompass.com). Shane is not just a sidereal astrologer, but a psychic and will be able to assist in the definition of topics of inner growth for you
3 days of sessions (Yogatherapy, ceremony and counseling, 1 hour to 1.5 hours each)
Exchange Price 550 Euros (plus 19 % VAT)
2. YOGA FOR AWAKENING: PURITY RETREAT PACKAGE
2 purifying Yoga practice sessions
2 clearing meditations and frequency transmissions
3 informative ‘How to’ sessions
1 ancient audio chant
1 integration ceremony
Exchange Price: 450 Euros (plus 19% VAT)
Payments have to be made in advance via Paypal or bank transfer.
“I came with what felt like a heavy bag - an emotional load - to my 8 days of personal retreat with Evelyn in Ericeira and I left feeling so full - full of faith, full of hope, full of love and full of energy. I felt so much alive, at ease, at peace, vibrant, vulnerable, free, happy and energetically released.
During those very soulful and intense days, I allowed everything to arise, to be there and to go again. Everything that emerged had its allowance to be there, without judgement or negation. In this whole realizing and transforming process Evelyn gave me the space I needed to be, to feel and to heal. I felt so safely guided by her presence and spirit. Whenever needed she was there with her supporting and generous being.
My days had sessions almost every day, such as yoga therapy classes, pranayama, vedic chanting classes, or meditation and they took place inside or in nature. To connect me stronger to my own intuition we went to a place called Sintra, deep into the forest and through listening to our own inner voice we were guided to a wonderful spot of this earth. This day was one of the most magical and magnificent days that I spent there, being fully able to feel my pure presence and being deeply connected with my inner self and everything around me, everything on that particular day just felt perfectly fine and in its place.
I really hope that I'll get the chance to repeat this extraordinarily experience one day. Words can't describe the loving and self-accepting change I went through. I'm so very much grateful for the moments I could spend with this beautiful and shining soul in this beautiful country.” - Silke S, Germany
“I came to Ericeira for a 4 days retreat with Evelyn in order to relax after a few exhausting years at all levels in my life.
Our daily yoga therapy sessions included asanas, pranayama, and mantras; and, together with the discussions with Evelyn and my own reflection time, they allowed me to make sense of many observations about my general health, that I had not previously been able to understand and address. Through the sessions I reconnected with my body and worked with my breath in a new way — which even as a yoga teacher myself, sometimes practicing on your own all the time you can lose sight of what you are actually doing! The practice I received to take with me allowed me to re-engage in my own personal practice back home with a renewed sense of purpose.
I was already so happy to give myself some « me-time », but thanks to Evelyn’s deep care and wise guidance — not just in the sessions, but in every one of our conversations —, this week in Ericeira was truly healing. I am leaving with a full heart, body recharged and inspired to create what is to come.
I do believe in the words of Ram Dass that « We are all just walking each other home », and I’m so glad that Evelyn is making herself available to guide others on their unique paths. It’s such a precious gift to be held and cared for in that way, especially for us helpers/teachers/empaths of all sorts :) Thank you Evelyn - I’ll be back for sure!” - Marie Gabrielle A., Belgium