The Empowerment Retreat

Join Sophie, Nadia, Nuno Lorenzo, Veena Balkrishna & more guest teachers on our Empowerment Retreats :

2022 Schedule:

22nd - 27th June

29th September - 2nd October

24th - 27th November

Sample Schedule

  • 10.00am: Meditation, Breathwork & Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • 11.30am:  Vegetarian Breakfast.
  • 12.30pm: Health & Nutrition talk with Dr. Nuno Lourenco / Ayurvedic Talk with Dr. Veena Balkrishna (1 hour)
  • 2.00pm to 5.30pm: Time to rest & restore/ visit Vale do Lobo Beach or Faro (Both 15 mins by car).
  • 6.00 pm: Sunset Yoga / Chanting
  • 7.00pm: Vegetarian Dinner

We are teaming up with Quinta da Calma to bring to you our Empowerment Retreat. Feel empowered through yoga, movement, freedom of expression dance, chanting healing mantras, ayurveda, traditional chinese medicine all while being immersed in nature at the beautiful Quinta da Calma in the South of Portugal, the Algarve.

This retreat will include:

  • Daily Morning Meditation.
  • 3 Vegetarian Meals per day.
  • Daily Yoga (Morning Vinyasa Yoga & Sunset Yoga / Outdoor)
  • Sound Healing with chanting (singing) Mantras.
  • Talk on the ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda with Dr. Veena Balkrishna.
  • Talk with Alternative Medicine expert Nuno Lourenço.
  • Freedom of expression movement & dance
  • Private Airport transfer included.
  • Optional Extra: Vineyard Tour
  • Flights to Faro are not included.
  • Book your place now.

Location: Quinta da Calma, Almancil, 8135-027, Portugal

Refund Policy: The deposit and full payments for the Retreat are non-refundable 60 days before the retreat unless the retreat is cancelled. For any reason if you decide not to attend credit may be used towards future retreats, training or classes. 

About Quinta da Calma, Almancil, Portugal

Quinta Da Calma opened its doors over 35 years ago as one of the first ever yoga and holistic health retreats in Europe by Sylta Kalmbach.  Sylta was a pioneer in the world of wellness by showing her guests how they could heal themselves through the food they ate and by leading a healthy lifestyle. All these years later, Quinta Da Calma is still dedicated to providing a healing & caring experience to those who visit us.

Our outstanding location within 20 acres of untouched nature and beautiful umbrella pine trees, helps our guests to connect with themselves and nature and is only a 15-minute drive from Faro Airport.   The stunning white-sand beaches of the Algarve are reachable within a 15-minute drive from the Quinta.

Our Quinta is not a hotel with extensive facilities and conventional luxury. It is a luxury of a different type. A luxury of being able to step away from your life in untouched corner of the Algarve and spend time with yourself and other like-minded people and to improve your mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. A place to relax and connect with nature.


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Join us in Portugal for 5-days of sun, yoga and wellness!


Ayurvedic Talk with Dr. Veena Balkrishna Fernandes 

veena-balkrishna-yoga-PortugalVeena was born in the Alps, France, but grew up in the Monchique Mountains where she spent her teens and studied. She returned to her roots to study Ayurvedic medicine in India –  one of the oldest medicines in the history of mankind.

She graduated in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Gujarat Ayurved University. She also specialises in Panchakarma therapies – treatments for chronic illnesses such as obesity, migraines, stress/anxiety, depression,  arthritis & osteoporosis. She advises her patients to turn to lifestyle medicine for self-healing, including self-massage, head massage with oil( pressing marma points for 30 seconds), eating the right foods & excluding certain foods from your diet, meditation, yoga & breathwork.