Peace in Portugal Retreat

May 01 - May 08, 2021

Join us in Comporta, Portugal for a week of total self care and time-out for you.

In a world of chaos, it’s rare we get to disconnect from it all and tend to ourselves. It’s important to both find peace and to carry that with us, especially during turbulent times.

This is the perfect opportunity to slow down, give yourself permission to pause, relinquish responsibilities, and dive deep into your personal transformation.

This retreat has been designed to align you with nature’s pace – slowing down, quieting the mind, focusing on the transformative power of rest and time to reconnect, reflect, and refocus.

Every detail of this retreat has been thoughtfully designed to help you dissolve stress, nourish your mind and body, and reconnect with your inner peace.

Comporta is known as the Hamptons of Portugal. The region lies about an hour and a half south of Lisbon, between the Sado Estuary and the Atlantic Ocean. Acres upon acres of rice paddies give way to endless cork forests and pristine dune-lined coasts.

Our days will start with a guided mindfulness prior to a prepared breakfast. Mid mornings include free time or an Impact Method Workshop where you’ll be guided to discover your true self.

Lunches can be taken on your own at the local beach or prepared in the villa. The rest of the afternoons will be relaxed and include some mindful movement sessions or a beach walk.

Everything on the retreat is optional so you can go at your pace and take as much rest as you need to, socialise when you wish to or be alone. All you have to do is show up and BE YOU. There is a loose itinerary, so feel free to go as you please. We all have different ways of finding peace and this retreat is an opportunity for you to do just that.

Your hosts

Katie Sandler uses her life experiences and education to help her clients reach that “a-ha” moment, enabling personal and professional transformation. She’s not a life coach, instead Katie is an Impact Coach. Her goal is to help clients meet their unmet potential, find purpose in their lives, and ultimately make an impact on the world around them.

Katie herself has overcome immense physical and mental hurdles, including being born without an ear, overcoming paralysis at age 17 and subsequently facing depression head-on. After struggling to keep her head above water, Sandler discovered the benefits of mind-body medicine. With over a decade of experience, including a Master’s in Mental Health Counselling, a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and a background as a psychiatric research assistant from Johns Hopkins, Katie uses her expertise to impact her clients through one-on-one consultations, group consultations and her Impact Retreat and Group Impact Adventures, which take place all around the world.

Workshops

Impact Method

Our introspective and personal discovery workshops teach you how to think differently – providing a space for you to challenge yourself to grow, have a shift in perspective and introduce you to kind awareness and compassion.

We cover the basics of mindfulness and practice it in many forms. We discuss our internal dialogue, our origin, the biology behind being human, the sum of our parts, acceptance and authenticity, realistic balance, purpose, alignment and so much more.

Ultimately you walk away knowing yourself a bit more, deepening your presence in yourself, this moment, and this existence. You walk away wanting to make the world a better place by simply being a better you.

Cuisine

Consciously curated culinary experiences chef prepared meals in Villa and lunches at the beach.

Day trips

Half a day to explore Lisbon – optional walking tour with food and wine tasting
A half a day exploring the Arrábida’s Mountains
Explore the comporta villages – The Hamptons of Portugal with unique boutiques and shops
Optional horse riding

Designed by Pedro Ferreira Pinto, Casa da Comporta is an excellent example of the wonderful work that the architect developed at Herdade da Comporta. Casa da Comporta invites outdoor living, cutting the barriers between inside and outside. Boasting a private oversized courtyard, which is the heart of the house, a balcony on wooden stilts and a heated swimming pool with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Casa da Comporta assumes in a simple and elegant way the relaxed lifestyle of this southern part of Europe.

Through the sliding wood panels on the facade of the house, Pedro Ferreira Pinto deliberately assumes a game between openness and privacy, allowing those inside the house to close up, without losing sight of the landscape and natural ventilation.

AN ELEGANT AND RELAXED DECOR

The spacious modern interiors are very relaxing and comfortable due to its eclectic decoration. Magnificent wood tables from Bali, a Budha from India, masks from Mozambique and other unique pieces from Brazil, Mexico, Morocco, Tunisia, Thailand or S. Tomé live together in perfect harmony.

With 5 bedrooms (which can accommodate up to 10 guests), 5 bathrooms, living room, fully equipped kitchen and dining area, Casa da Comporta is perfect to enjoy in summer or in the colder season. In the autumn and winter, the heated floors are perfect to walk barefoot inside the house while watching nature outside.

SERVICES & AMENITIES

5 double bedrooms.
5 bathrooms. Fully equipped kitchen.
TV room (cable TV with 80 channels, DVD player, wireless web access, docking station).
Heated floors (winter) and fireplace. Heated Pool (on request).
Playground, barbecue, private parking.
Welcome basket with bottled water, wine, fresh fruit, local cheese, milk, coffee, tea, bread, olives and charcoal for barbecue use.
Bed linen and towels included in the price.
From Monday to Friday, 2 hours of cleaning each day.
Bicycles for rent, book with the owners.
Ask a massage at home or ask for a manicure and pedicure, book with the owners.

Pool & Garden

THE ARCHITECTURE AND THE PRIVATE COURTYARDS

Architect Pedro Ferreira Pinto designed the house to be a dream getaway in the area of Comporta. With two private courtyards, perfect to relax, Casa da Comporta is more than a house, it’s an experience. As the central point of the entire house, the main courtyard is ideal for lunch or dining outside, reading or relaxing after a day at the beach.

A SCENIC HEATED POOL FOR YOU TO ENJOY

The masterpiece is outside. Overlooking the sea and the distant Arrábida National Park, the chic private heated (on request) swimming pool with 15m x 2,5m lies on top of the house. Next to it, there is a fabulous built-in designer sundeck and an exterior table with a parasol and chairs, perfect to enjoy the wonderful weather during the day or just watching the stars at night with a glass of the best local wine.

THE GARDEN

The garden was developed to be a natural extension of the surrounding habitat. Through a careful selection of native species, such as pine trees, shrubs and other local flora, the garden was designed like a sand dune, aiming to mimic the organic landscape of the beautiful nearby beaches.

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Peace in Portugal Retreat

May 01 - May 08, 2021

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