The Playfully Curious Somatic Yoga Retreat, Cocoon Portugal
Learn to be resourceful within your own body and explore your spiritual space. Join Megan and Michael for a spectacular 7 night Somatic Yoga and sound extravaganza!
March 15th -22nd, 2024
You will receive 27 hours of continuing education credit for Yoga Alliance and/or International Association of Yoga Therapists, including Somatic Yoga techniques. Learn Somatic Yoga for self care and to share with your students!
Part play and part slow down... movement, stillness, solitude, socializing, silence, sound healing. Explore your inner space with 2 daily Somatic Yoga practices, embodied writing, and rest each evening into receiving vibration of sound therapy with hands on healing.
Cocoon Portugal is a 275 acre farm + yoga retreat center situated in the Alentejo region of Portugal, which is know for its long stretches of untouched beaches and rugged coastline. The breathtaking Atlantic coast and the quaint white washed fishing village of Zambujiera del Mar is a 12 minute drive from Cocoon.
Your stay at Cocoon includes 3 organic farm to table vegetarian meals per day. There will also be a delicious fish meal and a spectacular pizza night cooked outside in the wood fired oven! In your free time you can saunter around the full grounds including 2 yoga shalas, oversized hammocks, a fresh water lake and explore on bicycles. Spring water, coffee and local herbal teas are available all day.
Where & How
Cocoon is 2 hours south of Lisbon and slightly less from Faro airport. Transportation to Cocoon is available from either airport. Private taxi is an option. If your prefer to arrive by bus you can take the Rede Express Bus from Lisbon and we will pick you up near the Cocoon bus station. We highly recommend that you rent a car if your would like to explore the coastline.
Payment & Cancellation Policy
Payments may be made by credit card, IBAN direct bank transfer, Venmo, or Revolut. A non-refundable deposit of €350 is required to hold your space. Final payment of full balance is due February 15, 2024 for all payments .
Cancellations submitted more than 30 days before the retreat will be refunded at 100% of the payment (less deposit and credit card fees). There are no refunds for any cancellations within 30 days of the retreat. Please consider purchasing travel insurance. No exceptions can be made to our cancellation policy.
8:00 – 10:00 am Sunrise Somatic Yoga
10:00 – 11:00 am Breakfast: eggs from Cocoon’s own hens, local fruit, Greek yogurt, homemade granola & bread, jams and local honey
11:00 am – 1:30 pm Free Time & Private Appointments: Megan & Michael will be available for personalized Yoga Therapy and Energy Therapy as add on service request.
1:00 – 1:30 pm Embodied Writing Session
1:30 -2:30 pm Lunch: often a bowl filled with delicious ancient grains like farro topped with avocado, roasted veggies, nori or mixed greens.
2:30 – 5:30 pm – Explore or Chill
5:30 – 6:30 pm Yummy Seconds on Somatic Yoga!
7:00 – 8:30 pm Dinner: Indian + Japanese curries, Mediterranean stews, legumes, rice, salad and dessert.
9:00 pm Sound Therapy & Guided Meditation
*Check-in after 3:00 pm Friday. The retreat starts with dinner on Friday followed by a ‘ground & put you to bed’ class and sound healing on March 15th.
*Check out is 10:00 am on the 22nd, after our closing practice and breakfast.
* Please note, we will be practicing, mauna – spiritual silence upon waking in the morning until after breakfast. We also ask that you make a sincere effort to keep yourself off devices and phones any time you are on the property.