Somatic Flow Yoga Retreat Cocoon Portugal

We are returning to Cocoon! Megan & Michael look forward to being in Portugal again for a spectacular 7 day and 6 night retreat. Cocoon is a 275 acre farm and dedicated yoga retreat center 10 minutes from the beach, but a world away from the coastal tourism.

March 26 - April 1 2024

couples, partners, friends, a solo adventure...€300 deposit to secure your room
Multiple daily practices will combine facets of yoga therapy including somatic movement, slow flow yoga, meditation, pranayama breathing, restorative/ yin yoga, embodied writing and a nightly sound journey.
Our focus is to co-create a safe, easeful and playful space to unite the physical, emotional and spiritual self. You will be both enlivened and at peace. In our natural state of relaxed awareness, we embrace complimentary opposites.
Cocoon Yoga Shala
Explore a variety of practices to find the balance between movement/stillness, expansion/contraction, muscle/bone, being/doing, solar/lunar, intellect/intuition, solitude/socializing, silence and the whisper of inner sensation. Find and release the tension of opposites and recognize that your body is here to support you in everything you do. Thrive in the non-dualism of knowing you are a unique cosmic creation in human form!

Where Is Cocoon?

Cocoon Portugal is in the rolling hillsides of the Alentejo region of Portugal; know for its long stretches of untouched beaches. The ocean’s sandy coves, villages and trails are 10 minutes away. In between yoga practices, you can follow the rugged Atlantic coastline for a stretch of the Fisherman’s Trail.  Springtime is bursting with wildflowers! The majestic scenery includes the quaint white washed fishing villages of Vila Nova de Milfontes and Zambujiera del Mar.

We have the whole property and the amazing Cocoon staff all to ourselves!

Your stay at Cocoon includes 3 fabulous organic farm to table vegetarian meals per day. Much of the food is grown on the farm, and locally sourced. In your free time you can saunter around the full grounds including 2 yoga shalas (an airy indoor studio with high ceilings and handmade tiles and the outdoor deck under old growth pines), chill in an oversized hammock, make friends with the resident goats and explore on bicycles. Spring water, coffee and local herbal teas are available all day.

How To Get Here

Cocoon is 2 hours south of Lisbon and slightly less from Faro airport.  We will help coordinate shared transport for people if requested. Public transportation to Cocoon is available from either airport. If your prefer to arrive by bus you can take the Rede Express Bus from Lisbon and we will pick you up at the  Vila Nova Milfontes bus station 10 minutes from Cocoon.   In Lisbon you have one bus that goes to Vila Nova Milfontes from Lisboa – Sete Rios. At the airport you will take a taxi or catch the metro to Lisboa – Sete Rios.

The same bus company serves Faro to Odemira or Vila Nova Milfontes. Vila Nova Milfontes is better from Lisbon and Odemira from Faro,  but Vila Nova has more timetables…

Uber (approximately €150) or Private taxi is an option; here’s the information (2023 prices).

We highly recommend you rent a car if your would like to explore the coastline and surrounding areas.

Pricing Includes:

6 nights accommodations at Cocoon

rooms are available in single, double and triple occupancy with either en suite bathrooms or shared baths. Rooms have courtyard access and some rooms also include private back terraces.

3 Organic Farm to Table Meals Per Day

Including a wood fire pizza night! Nourishing, healthy and delicious! Vegan and gluten free meals are available upon request. We will also dine on local fish.

2 Yoga Classes Each Day

A balanced blend of somatics, slow flow, and restorative yin. We will practice indoors at Cocoon's spacious, light filled studio. Cocoon is equipped with mats and all the luscious props to support you in comfort.

Daily Embodied Writing

Afternoon sessions to explore the free flow process of writing from your inner narrative of sensation.

Sound Journey for Deep Sleep

Relax into the meditative sounds of Michael's music each night.

*Not Included In Pricing: flights, transportation to/from the airport, and private appointments,. Cocoon has an honesty bar where students can purchase local wine, beer, and home made chocolate for a reasonable price.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

Payments may be made by credit card, IBAN direct bank transfer, Venmo, or Revolut. A non-refundable deposit of €300 is required to hold your space. Final payment of balance is due in full on or before March 1.

Cancellations submitted more than 30 days before the retreat will be refunded at 100% of the payment (less €300 deposit and credit card fees). There are no refunds for any cancellations within 30 days of the retreat. We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. No exceptions can be made to our cancellation policy.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am  Sunrise Yoga with Megan

10:00 – 11:00 am   Breakfast: eggs from Cocoon’s own hens, organic fruit, Greek yogurt, homemade granola & bread, jams and local honey

11:00 am   Free time to explore the coastline, visit quaint fishing villages, hike, swim or chill

2:30 -3:30 pm   Lunch: often a bowl filled with delicious ancient grains like farro topped with avocado, roasted veggies, nori or mixed greens.

3:00-5:00 pm, Play, Rest, Adventure: afternoon nap, read in a hammock, book a massage, energy healing, reiki, bike around the farm

5:00-5:30 pm Embodied Writing Session

5:30 – 6:30 pm Yummy Seconds on Yoga with Megan!

7:00 – 8:00 pm  Community Dinner: Indian + Japanese curries, Mediterranean delights, legumes, rice, soups and salad

8:30 pm   Sound Journey & Guided Meditation with Michael

*Check-in after 3:00 pm Wednesday. The retreat starts with dinner on Wednesday followed by a ‘ground and put you to bed” practice & sound healing on March 26th.

*Check out is 10:00 am on April 1, after a short 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.

Our schedule is full enough to occupy each day, but with time built in to give your heart what you need.  And everything is optional. 

We encourage you to come a few days early to settle and land, or stay a day or two extra to slowly assimilate.  There is lots to see and enjoy near Cocoon!

Peace, Megan & Michael

Room Options & Pricing

The rooms are clean, bright, and spacious with options for different budgets. Choose solitude in a private room and bath, enjoy shared space as a couple or with a friend, or let us know if you would like to be paired with a roomate(s).

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