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Unleash Your Inner Power Retreat

Ayurveda & Yoga – Portugal Sept 25th to 30th

UNLEASH YOUR INNER POWER RETREAT is a 6-day life renewing experience in which we will take you on a journey that is deeply replenishing in the beautiful CASA PALMELA, in Setubal, Portugal.

Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, breath work, lectures, dynamic activities and excursions, all designed to raise your understanding of self-care and self-healing. This experience will elevate your awareness leading to deep healing, replenishment, and strength. You can’t miss it!


Situated in the heart of the Arrábida Natural Park, Hotel Casa Palmela is located in Quinta do Esteval, a luxury house with a history dating back to the seventeenth century.

Pass through the grand gates of Casa Palmela and prepare to be utterly relaxed. A long road lined with vineyards gives you welcome, approaching the one that will be an unforgettable experience.


Start the day with a transformative yoga, meditation and pranayama classe, enjoy nourishing meals prepared with typical products from the Setúbal region, learn Ayurveda principles and have moments of total relaxation by the pool, Ayurvedic massage, and an meditative sunset boat ride.

And why not explore the best of Portugal with our practices? As part of our schedule, you will get to visit a local winery during the grape harvest (vidima); explore one of the best farmers markets of Portugal with Luciana, your Ayurvedic expert at your side; and also lose yourself in the art of tile making by handcrafting and painting a Portuguese tile in an inward experience.

Leave feeling both refreshed and with a profound sense of awareness of your own unlimited potential, and with the practical tools the experts have gifted you, continue your journey at home


  • Private transfer for Lisbon Airport (Humberto Delgado Airport)
  • 6 days, 5 nights in a Luxury Hotel (part of the small luxury hotels of the world)
  • Vegetarian food prepared by the hotel chef, using self-sustaining and local ingredients
  • Daily Yoga, Meditation, and Pranayama with master teachers Therese and Luciana
  • Private ayurveda and Gurdjieff’s work sessions with our experts to setup your personalized wellness program
  • Various group activities
  • Dynamic Ayurveda nutrition lecture
  • Ayurveda self-care lecture
  • Yoga Philosophy lecture
  • One Ayurvedic massage during your stay
  • Boat Journey and Sunset Meditation
  • Portuguese tile painting and factory tour
  • Mercado do livramento educational tour
  • Adega Jose Maria da Fonseca visit and tasting


  • Tips – not mandatory in Portugal
  • Air fares to portugal (Lisbon)
  • Luggage and travel insurance*
  • Health insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Transfers not mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees to monuments not mentioned in the program
  • In case of payment made by bank transfer, the costs must be paid by the sender.
  • credit card payments will have a 3.5% processing fee
  • optional 3 days in Lisbon after the retreat (organized by Art of Travel)

*travel insurance is mandatory for all participants


Designed by Art of Travel

This portion is NOT included in the retreat, but I wouldn’t miss it !!! It is a great way to reintegrate into the outside world and explore the beautiful city of Lisbon with friends.


Luciana Ferraz, AP, CHC, RYT-200, AYT

As founder of Blueberry Bunch, Professor at Vidyalaya, Speaker, and Author, Luciana unites her passion and professional background across a range of holistic practices to help people immerse in their health and wellbeing. She empowers clients to implement a healthier lifestyle, hence allowing the body’s natural ability to heal itself and work to its greatest potential.

Her individualized approach is based on the core principles of Ayurveda and bio-individuality; a tailored program designed for each client, along with the support of nutrition, yoga, self-awareness, and other holistic practices.

Luciana holds certifications as an Ayurvedic Practitioner from Kerala Ayurveda Academy in California-India, Ayur-Yoga from The Ayurvedic Institute, and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from IIN in NYC. a long time student of yoga, she studied prana vinyasa, pre-natal, and yoga trance dance under teacher Shiva Rea and other renowned teachers. Luciana completed her Gurukulu studies with Dr. Vasant Lad in Pune, India.  She is also a certified Yoga Alliance Teacher.

Over twenty years into this journey, she is fully dedicated to helping clients bring self-care, wellbeing, harmony, and mindfulness into their lives. More about Luciana


Therese Skovgaard Poulsen

Originally from Denmark / England, Therese is a Sanskrit Scholar from Columbia University in New York, where she also completed her medical training to become a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM).

Her love for yoga and her search for Sanskrit scholars took her to India 27 years ago where she trained to become a Senior Ashtangha Yoga Instructor, and a lay scholar of classical yoga texts and the epic poem, the Bhagavad Gita. She has completed numerous advanced studies with Krishnamacharya , and his two senior student B.K.S. Iyengar, and Sri K. Patthabi Jois. She also did an acupuncture degree with advanced study and clinical internships in China.

Therese’s range of meditation experiences include Vipassana (silent meditations for up to three weeks), Gurdjieff’s work, the Enneagram through Helen Palmer, and A.H. Almaas the diamond heart work.

From these multiple areas of specialization and her first-hand experience with integrative practice and therapy, Therese was beginning to synthesize her unique blend of insights in health and healing into the concepts of harmony and balance in body, mind and spirit.


Art of Travel

Julia and Mariana are the founders of Art of Travel, a boutique agency, member of Serandipians by Traveler Made, specialized in client itineraries.

Their purpose is to transform travel dreams into unique trips. They unite consultancy, expertise and networking to surprise and deliver the best experiences to the customers with Small details, care and total dedication to your trip


Single Premium Room Package €3,850 Euros (€861.00 Euros deposit required to hold your spot)

Double Premium Room Package €3625 Euros (€908.50 Euros deposit required to hold your spot)

  • cancellation by 07/25/2022 – no cancellation costs will be charged*.
  • cancellation after 07/26/22 or in case of no-show – 100% of the reservation will be charged.
  • €400 Euros deposit are non-refundable*

Payment in full, or deposit + 2 installments (June and August). See the program PDF or contact us for details.

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