9-16 september 2023
this retreat is a home away from home, where you have time and space to take what you want and leave what’s unrequired. through the practices of vinyasa and katonah yoga you’ll feel into mediating your middle.
there is a daily opportunity to explore the nearby beaches with us, or you want to take a car ride and comb the coastline, or just stay on the 40 acre farmland and take in the gifts of nature, that’s totally an option too!
cocoon situated on the windswept and untouched atlantic coast of portugal, near the charming fishing village of zambujeira do mar, is cocoon portugal, a 275 acre coastal farm & retreat centre. the alentejo coastal region, which is known for its rugged coastline and long stretches of deserted beaches, gives way to rolling hills, whitewashed villages and traditional farming communities.
cocoon is far removed from the tourist trail, a place that invites you to slow down, and recalibrate and return to the natural rhythms that surround you in every direction. the kind of place where each morning is a celebration, practicing under the canopy of old growth pines, but so is each evening, with world class wine and fascinating dinner conversation. from lisbon, cocoon is about two hours drive south, from faro, slightly closer). the ocean, trails, and sandy coves, is a 15 minute drive away. with two yoga shalas, a freshwater lake, and a circus of goats, sheep + peacocks, cocoon is a piece of magic on portugal’s untouched atlantic coast. come play!
rooms an elegant farm/coastal style room, each opens to an outdoor courtyard where you get to take in the views of the farmland around. Majority of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, while three rooms share a bathroom. Depending on your budget or whether you are joining us with a bestie, you have the choice between a private or shared room. Shared rooms can be between 2 or 3 others and totaly up to you.
meals nothing but the most nourishing meal and a delicious feast. at cocoon all their food is local, with most of our produce coming from either our property, or a nearby farm.
From a sustainability standpoint, they choose not to serve red meat, pork or poultry. We do serve eggs from our chickens, locals cheeses, and occasionally wild-caught Atlantic fish.
A typical breakfast includes eggs, local fruit, Greek yogurt, homemade granola, local honey, homemade jam, slow-rise bread, and a daily tonic.
Lunch is often a bowl; a base of ancient grains like farro, topped with avocado, roasted veggies, nori, or mixed greens.
For dinner, expect Indian + Japanese curries, Mediterranean stews, legumes, rice, salad and dessert.
They also have an outdoor, wood-fired Pizza oven.
Once you confirm your booking, we’ll work with you in terms of meal plan, dietary restrictions, and timing. We’re comfortable with accommodating dietary restrictions such as gluten free and vegan.
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plan on arriving at cocoon on september 9th between 3 and 5pm, checkout is around 10am on september 16th.
each day is balanced between group activities, and plenty of free time to do as you wish. whether you want to embrace your introvert, or hang out with new friends – there will be plenty of opportunities for both.
everything is optional: you can get into as much or as little as you want. below is a schedule just to give you a general idea (it tends to vary once we actually get going)
it is curated so you can enjoy a range of movement, lots of rest and time to play!
A sample day…
8-9.30am - morning practice, a deep asana practice, blended with pranayama
10-11am - breakfast (Meals expect local fruits, homemade bread + cakes, fresh eggs, chia puddings + muesli, local cheeses, cold cuts, fresh juices and tea/coffee)
11-2pm - Free time, we head to the beach, read a book, take a hike, you do you!
2-3pm - lunch (meals a base of ancient grains, local grilled dishes, fresh salads and roasted veggies)
3-5pm - free time, siesta, get a massage, listen to a podcast, cuddle with the goats, take a dip in the lake!
5-6:30pm - a gentle, restorative practice or workshop-style class
7:30-9pm - a spritz on the terrace, followed by a nourishing dinner
triple room + ensuite bathroom EUR 1900 (per person)
double room + shared bathroom EUR 2000 (per person)
double room + ensuite bathroom EUR 2200 (per person)
single room + ensuite bathroom EUR 3500 (per person)
deposit: EUR 600
early bird discount: (lets make this seen and known! maybe like the book now thing that moves with page 'early bird discount)
sign up before dec 1st 2022 for 200EUR off
7 nights accommodation
2 yoga classes per day
3 meals per day for the duration of the retreat, cooked by our private chef (accommodating dietary restrictions such as gluten free and vegan).
1 surprise day trip activity
little gifts and surprises along the way
meals outside the retreat center
alcohol and chocolate from the snack bar
1:1 yoga sessions
Terms And conditions(tern this into a button)
full payment for all programs must be received no later than 60 days before the program start date to hold your spot. in the case of any bookings made after this date, payment must be made in full at the time of registration. in the days leading up to the final payment date, you will receive an automated email reminder to complete your payment. if we do not receive your payment on time, your spot will be made available to those on the waitlist and you will forfeit your deposit. there are no refunds or transfers of payments after the above deadline. there are no exceptions to this policy.
deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. it is your responsibility to ensure you can attend the program before placing your deposit. It is also your responsibility to purchase travel cancellation insurance. in the rare case that we do not accept you into our program, we will immediately notify you and refund your deposit.
if you cannot attend the retreat, please inform us as soon as possible. if you cancel your reservation up to 60 days prior to the start date of your retreat, you will forfeit your deposit. any remaining balance may be used as credit for another retreat or training within two years of the date of your confirmed cancellation. for last minute cancellations (less than 60 days prior to start date of your retreat) any fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.
due to the non-recoverable payments that we make in advance to various parties to plan these programs, exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason, including but not limited to natural disasters, pandemics, travel bans, inclement weather, acts of terrorism, illness, health conditions, covid 19, medical or personal or family or work emergencies, or change of mind. if you cannot reach the retreat or training due to unforeseen circumstances of any nature, retreat fees are unfortunately non-refundable and non-transferable. if you arrive late or need to leave your retreat or training early, you will not receive any refund on the remaining time of your scheduled stay.