Magical things start to happen when we connect to our purpose in life. Events become synchronous and click into place. Purpose gives our lives meaning, and when we live a life filled with meaning, we discover what it is to truly feel alive. This increases our overall well being, as well as physical and mental health.
Join us on our Purpose in Portugal wellness retreat. Through intentional practices including guided mindfulness, impact workshops, and transformative travel experiences, you’ll rediscover who you are. This retreat is designed to help you rediscover and align with your purpose. Prepare to do the deep work while having fun along the way.
Your days on retreat will be filled with tools and the practices to help you unlock your full potential and your authentic self, along with adventures into the land. You can also expect plenty of time to relax, eat delicious, healthy food, discover this magical country, and so much more.
On this retreat we will stay on the property the whole time, only leaving for low-key walks to the nearby village or restaurants. Everything you need is within a beautiful walk’s distance.
Our retreat will be hosted on Casa das Arribas, a family-owned estate located approximately 45 min from Lisbon. The ethos and vibe is low-key luxury. With stunning views of the ocean right outside your front door coupled with a crisp, refreshing contemporary setting, the property is the perfect place to retreat. There are several units spread across the property – you can choose which one suits you best!
Casa das Arribas sits distinguished on the cliffs just outside the village of Azenhas do Mar overlooking the coast from Cabo de Roca to Ericeira. Our serviced holiday apartments combine the amenities of a luxury hotel with the space and privacy of your own vacation house.
Our holiday apartments are distributed around the property. Each apartment has its own unique character, dimensions, and features. They all share a vast garden, pool, tennis court – and the ocean views.
Our Finnish sauna is a perfect option for less-than-sunny days. Large windows open to a view of the Atlantic ocean. It can be used any time. Choose between the indoor and the outdoor shower.
HOT AND COLD PLUNGE
The hot plunge with 38° invites to linger while letting your gaze wander to the horizon. Use the ice plunge next to re-energize. Complete the treat with a massage in your apartment.
Our outdoor gym is perfect for a work-out on the high bars or the squad rack. Available equipment includes longbars with weights, barbells, tractor tires, kettlebells, TRX suspension straps,yoga mats, skate boards, balancing boards etc.
The 9’000 sqm garden is shared between all arpartments. Much of the original landscaping is preserved, with a wide array of tropical plants, with stone paths, terraces, and fireplaces calling for casual BBQs.
Who the retreat is for you if you’re…
‘’Travel for the sophisticated person who’s looking for a bit more – dare I say, an impactful experience.’’
…looking to adventure, connect, and share a mindfully curated experience.
…interested in personal development and self discovery
….looking for unique experiences centered around wellness, connection, and making a positive impact
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.
Cohosting with Julie Pelikan E-RYT 200/ RYT 500
Like many, my yoga practice began as a physical practice. Over time it has grown to become much deeper than I ever imagined. “The greatest journeys in life are the ones that answer questions that in the beginning you didn’t even think to ask!” Unknown. I feel yoga has been that journey for me, and it is just the beginning! Yoga has changed my life in amazing ways. After a yoga retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica, I knew I wanted to share the gift of yoga with others. My classes and retreats are composed of fun and powerful flows with a focus on connection to the breath. My inspirations are Music, The Ocean, Nature, Family, friends, my teachers and fellow students. E-RYT 200/ RYT 500
Locally sourced meals by our private chef + onsite VEGETABLE GARDEN
We try and grow some veggies in our vegetable garden. Depending on the season you should find courgette, tomatoes, herbs, lettuce, green beans, cabbage, paprika etc.etc. ready for pick-up
Retreat Price & what’s included
- Wonderful accommodations
- Daily mindful movement/yoga
- Daily Impact activities
- Mindful coast hikes
- Locally sourced meals by our private chef
- Sightseeing in Sintra
- Wine tour of local winery
- Private Impact session with Katie
- Time to relax and renew
- Memories that will last you a lifetime
- Sophisticated gift bag - icing on the cake
- Pre and post retreat ideas and assistance for travel can be provided by our travel agent for those who want to explore more of Portugal outside of the retreat!
Price does not include
- Travel fair
- Travel insurance
- Meals taken outside of the villa
- Any additional activities or food/beverages (options for additional activities, adventures, and/or arrangements are available)