join us in portugal for a retreat where we play with yoga practices that allow you to feel concentrated and radiant and to explore all the space in between. a place to also gather and graze, beach and bathe, dance and dine in the company of those yearning for the same.
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!
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!
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!
morning practice 8-9.30am ~ a deep asana practice, blended with pranayama
breakfast 10-11am ~ expect local fruits, homemade bread + cakes, fresh eggs, chia puddings + muesli, local cheeses, cold cuts, fresh juices and tea/coffee
free time 11-2pm ~ take a dip in the ocean, read a book, take a hike, you do you!
lunch 2-3pm ~ a base of ancient grains, local grilled dishes, fresh salads and roasted veggies
free time 3-5pm ~ siesta, get a massage, listen to a podcast, cuddle with the goats, take a nap!
afternoon practice 5-6:30pm ~ a gentle, restorative practice or workshop-style class
dinner 7:30-9pm ~ a spritz on the terrace, followed by a nourishing dinner
teaches katonah yoga
is a vinyasa teacher
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:
sign up and pay in full before dec 20th 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
how do i get to the accommodation?
you will need to organize your own transportation to cocoon. we recommend either car hire, taxi or once every one has signed up we will help link you all up so you can potentially car share.
i am new to yoga, can i still join?
absolutely!!! this retreat is for all levels of yoga. no problem at all if you have never done yoga before – in fact what better way to begin.
how many people will be on the retreat?
we have a max of 20 spots available but depending on room arrangement it could be less 🙂
what should i bring?
really anything you would take on vacation. a good book, something to yoga, lounge, swim and dance in. we have all the yoga props so no need to bring a mat unless you want to.
can i come early and stay longer?
not at cocoon, but there are plenty of cute accommodation options in nearby towns.
if i have more questions, how do i get in touch?
reach out for sure! send me an email [email protected]