5 Day Sunshine & Sound Retreat, Portugal
with Nicole & Tilly
Thursday 8th - Monday 12th June 2023
Join Nicole & Tilly in Portugal for our Sunshine & Sound Retreat in the beautiful country of Portugal, just half an hour outside of Lisbon.
We are hosting in a beautiful sanctuary with soul nestled in amongst the trees, only 15 minutes away from the beach.
We invite you to rest and restore whilst being bathed in the loving embrace of nature, in this beautiful woodland valley, offering you a space to transform and be held in the embrace of abundant nature.
The beautiful sanctuary of soul is an old Quinta set in a national park.
It is endowed with beautiful fruit trees, giant oak corks, grape vines, vistas and a stream at the end of the garden where there are often encounters with their wild neighbours; deer and wild boar. At night you can hear the howl of the wolves from the Iberian Wolf Sanctuary next door and the hoots of wise owls who keep close.
Within a 15 minute drive you can see the fierce waves of the Atlantic coast and the charming surf town, Ericeira.
Arrive: Thursday 8th June from 4pm
Depart: Monday 12th June 11am
Relax in one of the beautifully decorated rooms, dorm or tipees at The Shanti Space. Scroll down for the full options
“Nicole brings such a chilled out and down to earth vibe to class, with her extensive knowledge of yoga. She changed us all in this short time and taken us further than we thought we could go.”
— Celia, France
“Tilly’s opened my perspective, strengthened my practice and encouraged a deeper level of self-love. She combines the physical, mental, and soul aspects of healing in her practice so effortlessly. Thanks to these classes I now feel more confident in my own practice as it helped me to cultivate a deeper level of trust with my body. Thank you for sharing your radiant light.”
— Ama, Canada
Forest Yoga Deck
The hillside yoga deck is where we will be doing our morning practices, freedom dancing and yoga workshops.
The dappled light from the surrounding pines, creates ample shade and a sense of being held by the surrounding natural environment, with phenomenal views of the magical valley.
The Garden Shala
Set amongst a beautiful garden is a large converted Victorian Greenhouse overlooking the apple orchard.
This is where we will be doing our evening practices, yin yoga, sound baths, Nidra, cacao ceremony etc, with underfloor heating if it gets chilly in the evenings.
They have high quality yoga mats, blankets, straps, blocks, bolsters, eye pillows. Everything you need for your yoga practice.
4 nights accommodation
2 meals a day (Brunch, afternoon snack & Dinner)
Morning Vinyasa practices on the Forest Yoga Deck
Evening Yin, Nidra, sound healing practices in the Garden Shala
Inversion/Arm Balance workshop
Aura cleansing baths
A day trip to the beach to relax/SUP Paddleboarding
Transfers from and to the airport in Portugal* (Subject to flight times – large group transfer included only)
Who is this retreat for?
People who want to….
Escape to the sunshine in Portugal
Switch off from the day job
Immerse themselves in a long weekend of yoga and wellness
Escape the pressures of everyday life
Enhance your yoga practice
Relax with likeminded people
Enter Summer with a yoga and spiritual deep cleanse
(subject to change)
From 4pm: Arrival
6pm: Opening Ceremony
FRIDAY – Earth Element
8.30am Morning Practice
6pm Cacao Ceremony & Freedom dancing
SATURDAY – Water Element
8.30am Morning Practice
5pm Evening practice
SUNDAY – Fire Element
8.30am Morning Practice
5pm Evening practice
MONDAY – Air Element
8am Morning Practice
9am Closing Ceremony
11am Check out
Foooood glorious food... Meet our fabulous chefs
Lucie & Anna: Lunna Plants
Czech and Slovakian souls.
Each of them from a different galaxy but with the same big passion – we love to do the things we love…
LUNNA PLANTS aka creating magic from plants.
Bringing the body, mind & stomach into the balance.
We create healthy plant based meals using nutritious whole foods. Medicinal Food. Plant Based Food. Healing Food. Nourishment. Call it as you wish.
Colourful. Juicy. Balanced and seasonal.
We build connections with ingredients. We smell, we touch, we let it feel. We taste.
We are establishing a healthy relationship with our body.
We are nurturing bodies. Ours, yours – all of them.
We are consuming vital energy through food. And we give a lot of patience to ourselves and to you.
We connect you with nature through food. We walk, we breathe, we harvest and we touch the soil. We invite abundance through meals.
All rooms will be set with twin beds. Same sex sharing only unless coming with friend/partner.
Deposits are £150** to secure your spot!
Twin Sharing Room with ensuite
Room 1 (2 spaces left)
Room 2 (1 space left)
Twin Sharing Room with shared bathroom
Room 1 (1 space left)
2 spaces left (Female only)
3 bell tents – Twin Sharing – 5 spaces available
To secure your spot, there are 2 options:
Pay your **non-refundable deposit and the rest in instalments. Full payment to be received by the end of April.
Pay in full* (deposit amount non-refundable)
Nearest Airport: Lisbon
Flights to Lisbon are relatively cheap at the moment, with some under £60 at certain airports. We recommend booking ASAP to nab a steal.
Depending on the flight times we will do our upmost best to arrange a transfer to the venue. Lisbon airport is 45 minutes away from the venue.
We will set up a WhatsApp chat before to buddy people up travelling to the venue.
**Deposits are non-refundable. All payments are refundable if the entire retreat gets cancelled.
*If you can no longer attend the retreat, your remaining payment is non refundable 40 days before the retreat date, unless someone can take your space.
If you have any questions about the retreat, please email Tilly on firstname.lastname@example.org or Nicole email@example.com 🙂
Who are Nicole & Tilly?
Nicole started practising yoga in 2006 whilst practising for her dance competitions at 15.
It wasn’t until after graduating from University that her practised grew from just a stretching, physical form into a more spiritual practice going deeper into the asana’s, meditation and mantra.
In 2015 she travelled to India where she did her first 200hr teacher training at Sampoorna Yoga in Goa, India.
Nicole has since trained in Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Yin Yoga, Sound Therapy, Thai Massage & Reformer Pilates bringing Yin & Yang elements to her classes.
It’s all about balance; flowing and moving energy around the body (Yang) to moving into stillness, connecting to the stillness and the breath – being present (Yin).
Nicole can help to soothe your mind, body and soul through healing yoga, meditation, breathing and sound healing practices she has learnt along her travels in India & Thailand.
Bringing the East to the West, because we all need a bit more woo-sah.
Her future dream is to live and breathe yoga retreats, by creating her own yoga retreat space for students and fellow teachers alike to create retreat magic from.
Nicole is a fantastic teacher and has taught me so much, especially that my practice is my own and it doesn’t have to look like other people’s, and that I should thank myself for showing up and giving myself the time to do yoga!
— Shauna, UK
Tilly first was introduced to yoga on a silent retreat in Oxford in 2012 and after continuing the practice quickly noticed many physical and mental changes within her body as well as in every day life.
In 2019 she took her teacher training inlay a tan ashram in Miami and studied Sampoorna Yoga (the yoga of fullness) guided by Guruji Hari G.
The course focused on meditation, breath-work, karma yoga, nada yoga and a Hatha asana based flow.
Her mission is to create and support a lifestyle that promotes wellness and well-being, helping to prevent illness and injury, and strengthening resistance to disease and stress by using tools such as nutrition, meditation, mindfulness and yoga with a focus on the use of plants and herbs for healing.
Tilly’s coaching philosophy is that Yoga is for everybody and that by connecting to ourselves on a deeper level we can truly strengthen our mental health, courage and fearlessness.
Her future dream is to create a healing space in Jamaica that offers fresh homegrown whole foods and provides yoga and sound healing.
She is honoured to hold space and share practice and is excited to continue to learn and share the depths and magic of yoga.
Tilly is an amazing instructor who is always being mindful and creating an accessible space for yogis and movers. Being in her classes was always light-filled and challenged me in my practice in the best ways. I really enjoy her teaching styles and enthusiasm and can’t wait for more classes with her!
— Keosha, Toronto