Heaven in the Hills: Holistic Self-Care Retreat in Portugal with Sara & Drew

Your TourHero

Your TourHero
TOURHERO
Sara E Hart
BIO
Sara Hart and Drew Campbell offer yoga, sound therapy and meditation. Sara Hart is a certified yoga teacher (YTT500) and offers Hatha Yoga classes, workshops, and retreats focused on the Ayurvedic principles of wellness and self care since 2010. When not teaching Sara creates fine art photography and mixed media woods sculptures. Andrew Campbell is a certified audio professional, registered sound therapist and shamanic healer offering one-on-one and group sessions in reiki, sound healing and professional recording. Audio skills ranging from live sound as well as film & TV video/sound editing. Sound healing as a form of yoga is called nada(sound healing) in Ayurveda and Drew strives to propagate a healing dynamic for every client. Both Drew and Sara are certified Reiki Masters and infuse energy healing into all that they do.   LEARN MORE : https://linktr.ee/Artistyogihart LISTEN TO SOUND HEALING : https://linktr.ee/artemisaudioayurveda

Duration

9 days · 8 nights

Travel Date

Sep 18 – 26, 2024

Activity Level

Light

Group Size

12

Transportation

Van

Tour Price

USD 3,700
/ person
Flexible payment plans available
12 people interested
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Age range

18+

Travel interest

Wellness, yoga, nature, relaxation

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Portugal>Heaven in the Hills: Holistic Self-Care Retreat in Portugal with Sara & Drew

It’s time to put yourself first and step out of the roles and routines that have been weighing you down. In the majestic landscape of Monchique, a quiet Portuguese town in the sprawling countryside, you’ll do just that with the help of Sara and Drew. Trained in a variety of holistic modalities, they want to help you rest, relax, and release the tension in your life while building skill sets and toolkits that will help you maintain that peace once you return home.

With the help of your heroes, you’ll be guided on a peaceful journey towards centering, aligning, and restoring the vibrant energy of your soul, while gaining the physical, emotional, and spiritual tools you need to lived a balanced life.

Each day, you’ll enjoy a variety of workshops and activities, such as:
~ Morning meditation and breath practice
~ Restorative Yoga
~ Grounding, clearing, balancing Sound Baths
~ Study of the 7 Chakra System & Subtle Body
~ Kriyas for Removing Obstacles and Awakening to Joy
~ Organic meals
~ Private healing sessions on location - forest, villa, beach - sound, yoga, intuitive, reiki

You’ll also enjoy the land itself at your luxury villa, with guided hikes in the lush landscape, forest bathing, hot springs, and the beaches.

Don’t miss out on a chance to separate yourself from your daily stressors and devote time to your own healing and joy. Book now and secure your place on a transformational journey that will give you the freedom to build your schedule and a new perspective about yourself and your life.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until July 17, 2024. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by July 17, 2024 and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making the full payment, you may change or cancel your trip by July 17, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Your TourHero
TOURHERO
Sara E Hart
BIO
Sara Hart and Drew Campbell offer yoga, sound therapy and meditation. Sara Hart is a certified yoga teacher (YTT500) and offers Hatha Yoga classes, workshops, and retreats focused on the Ayurvedic principles of wellness and self care since 2010. When not teaching Sara creates fine art photography and mixed media woods sculptures. Andrew Campbell is a certified audio professional, registered sound therapist and shamanic healer offering one-on-one and group sessions in reiki, sound healing and professional recording. Audio skills ranging from live sound as well as film & TV video/sound editing. Sound healing as a form of yoga is called nada(sound healing) in Ayurveda and Drew strives to propagate a healing dynamic for every client. Both Drew and Sara are certified Reiki Masters and infuse energy healing into all that they do.   LEARN MORE : https://linktr.ee/Artistyogihart LISTEN TO SOUND HEALING : https://linktr.ee/artemisaudioayurveda

Duration

9 days · 8 nights

Travel Date

Sep 18 – 26, 2024

Activity Level

Light

Group Size

12

Transportation

Van

Portugal>Heaven in the Hills: Holistic Self-Care Retreat in Portugal with Sara & Drew

It’s time to put yourself first and step out of the roles and routines that have been weighing you down. In the majestic landscape of Monchique, a quiet Portuguese town in the sprawling countryside, you’ll do just that with the help of Sara and Drew. Trained in a variety of holistic modalities, they want to help you rest, relax, and release the tension in your life while building skill sets and toolkits that will help you maintain that peace once you return home.

With the help of your heroes, you’ll be guided on a peaceful journey towards centering, aligning, and restoring the vibrant energy of your soul, while gaining the physical, emotional, and spiritual tools you need to lived a balanced life.

Each day, you’ll enjoy a variety of workshops and activities, such as:
~ Morning meditation and breath practice
~ Restorative Yoga
~ Grounding, clearing, balancing Sound Baths
~ Study of the 7 Chakra System & Subtle Body
~ Kriyas for Removing Obstacles and Awakening to Joy
~ Organic meals
~ Private healing sessions on location - forest, villa, beach - sound, yoga, intuitive, reiki

You’ll also enjoy the land itself at your luxury villa, with guided hikes in the lush landscape, forest bathing, hot springs, and the beaches.

Don’t miss out on a chance to separate yourself from your daily stressors and devote time to your own healing and joy. Book now and secure your place on a transformational journey that will give you the freedom to build your schedule and a new perspective about yourself and your life.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · September 18, 2024 · Monchique
  • Arrive in Portugal
  • Group transfer from airport to accommodation
  • Check-in at Vila Foia
  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Welcome hour: Tea time with Sara and Drew
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Intro + Yoga + intention setting + private scheduling
  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Welcome dinner
  • 8:00 pm - Sound bath
  • Day 2 · September 19, 2024 · Monchique
  • Sunrise walking meditation (optional)
  • 7:00 - 7:30 am - Guided Meditation and Breath Practice
  • 8:00 - 9:00 am - Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - ROOT CHAKRA Theme activity
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch
  • 1:00 - 5:00 pm - One on one sessions / Silent meditation / Free time
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Yoga: Feet to Pelvis - Stability
  • 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Dinner
  • 8:00 - 9:00 pm - Mindful Daily Themed Conversation + Sound Bath
  • Day 3 · September 20, 2024 · Monchique
  • Sunrise walking meditation (optional)
  • 7:00 - 7:30 am - Guided Meditation and Breath Practice
  • 8:00 - 9:00 am - Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - SACRAL CHAKRA Theme: beach day!
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch
  • 1:00 - 5:00 pm - One on one sessions / Silent meditation / Free time
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Yoga: Low Spine + Breath Asana focus
  • 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Dinner
  • 8:00 - 9:00 pm - Evening Hot Springs Floating meditation
  • Day 4 · September 21, 2024 · Monchique
  • Sunrise walking meditation (optional)
  • 7:00 - 7:30 am - Guided Meditation and Breath Practice
  • 8:00 - 9:00 am - Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Forest bathing + hot springs + includes lunch
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Yoga: Power of the belly asana focus
  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Dinner
  • 8:00 - 9:00 pm - Mindful Daily Themed Conversation + Sound Bath
  • Day 5 · September 22, 2024 · Monchique
  • Sunrise walking meditation (optional)
  • 7:00 - 7:30 am - Guided Meditation and Breath Practice
  • 8:00 - 9:00 am - Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - HEART CHAKRA Theme: Half-Day Hike
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch
  • 1:00 - 5:00 pm - One on one sessions / Silent meditation / Free time
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Yoga: Lung + Heart Asana focus
  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Dinner
  • 8:00 - 9:00 pm - Mindful Daily Themed Conversation + Sound Bath
  • Day 6 · September 23, 2024 · Monchique
  • Sunrise walking meditation (optional)
  • 7:00 - 7:30 am - Guided Meditation and Breath Practice
  • 8:00 - 9:00 am - Breakfast in silence
  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Intuitive Art making with guidance + silent meditation
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch
  • 1:00 - 5:00 pm - One on one sessions / Silent meditation / Free time
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Kundalini Yoga Meditation practice
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm - Dinner in silence
  • 7:00 - 9:00 pm - Yoga Nidra Sound Bath + Mindful daily themed conversation to break silent practice
  • Day 7 · September 24, 2024 · Monchique
  • Sunrise walking meditation (optional)
  • 7:00 - 7:30 am - Guided Meditation and Breath Practice
  • 8:00 - 9:00 am - Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Optional Excursion / 3RD EYE MEDITATION theme
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch
  • 1:00 - 5:00 pm - One on one sessions / Silent meditation / Free time
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Abhyanga + Kriya Yoga intro
  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Dinner
  • 8:00 - 9:00 pm - Mindful Daily Themed Conversation + Sound Bath
  • Day 8 · September 25, 2024 · Monchique
  • Sunrise walking meditation (optional)
  • 7:00 - 8:30 am - Guided Meditation and Breath Practice
  • 8:30 - 9:30 am - Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - CROWN CHAKRA Restorative partner yoga
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch
  • 1:00 - 5:00 pm - One on one sessions / Silent meditation / Free time
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Reiki + group energy awareness
  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Dinner
  • 8:00 - 9:00 pm - Mindful Daily Themed Conversation + Sound Bath
  • Day 9 · September 26, 2024 · Departure
  • Sunrise walking meditation (optional)
  • 7:00 - 8:30 am - Closing sound session
  • 8:30 - 9:30 am - Breakfast
  • Check out of accommodation
  • Group transfer from accommodation to airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1 · September 18, 2024

Welcome & Intention Setting: Arrive in Portugal and kick off nine days in stunning Monchique

Welcome to Portugal and the charming town of Monchique — a quiet community that is known for its peaceful atmosphere, nature trails, and utter tranquility. Once you’ve landed, take your transfer from the airport and get checked into your luxury villa. After you're settled, you'll head to tea time with Sara and Drew, the hosts of the retreat. We'll then have an intro that includes some yoga, intention setting, and the ability to schedule some private sessions if you're interested in any. A welcome dinner and a sound bath will round out our first day in Monchique!

Day 2 · September 19, 2024

ROOT CHAKRA: FEET to PELVIS

It's a stunning day here in Monchique, and you've got the entire day to focus on your health and wellness. Today will be based around our root chakras, and we'll have several activities that will help us move energy from our feet to our pelvises. We'll begin the day with an optional sunrise walking meditation before coming together as a group for guided meditation and breath practice. We'll then move to our main root chakra activity of the day. We'll continue our focus on stability with an evening yoga session before sharing a dinner, a mindful conversation themed around our root chakras, and a sound bath that will close out the day.

Day 3 · September 20, 2024

SACRAL CHAKRA: LOWER SPINE + BREATH

Good morning, and what a good morning it is here in beautiful Portugal! The sun is painting the hills in light as we wake to a new day of peace, growth, and relaxation. After a rejuvenating morning meditation session that will leave you feeling energized and mindful, have a delicious breakfast with the group. We'll then embark on an excursion to connect with our sacral chakras by visiting the west coast beaches and enjoying some sunshine, some sand, and the salty breeze. Feel at peace as you soak in the tranquil atmosphere of the beautiful location. After one-on-one sessions, silent meditation, or free time in the afternoon, we'll have another yoga session focusing on the low spine and breathwork. Finally, we'll end the day in the most relaxing way possible with dinner and a floating meditation in a hot spring.

Day 4 · September 21, 2024

SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA: POWER of the BELLY

We are blessed to start a day full of tranquility, progress, and leisure. A refreshing guided morning meditation awaits you, which will leave you rejuvenated and present-minded as you practice mindful breathing. Join the group for a scrumptious breakfast, and then, we'll enjoy a forest bathing experience. Let the living earth soothe your soul and help you center yourself in this nature-filled paradise. From here, we'll continue onwards to the hot springs once again to further develop our connection with the environment. Evening will bring a yoga session based around the power of the belly, completing our day focused on the energies of the solar plexus chakra.

Day 5 · September 22, 2024

HEART CHAKRA: LUNGS + HEART

Today is another perfect day filled with yoga, meditation, leisure time, and amazing food. After our morning routine, we'll embark on a half-day hike that will allow you to open your heart and feel the air course through your lungs – two very important aspects of getting in touch with your heart chakra. From here, spend some of your free time with a private session with Sara and Drew or see what calls to your soul. We’ll meet back up for dinner and our evening sessions where we can reflect, share, and simply enjoy life together.

Day 6 · September 23, 2024

THROAT CHAKRA: The YOGA OF SOUND - Day of silence

Today is a day to let your throat chakra heal and activate. To accomplish this, we'll be spending nearly the entire day in silence! Our main activity will be an intuitive art making session where you'll learn to express yourself in a realm beyond words. After a session of kundalini yoga, we'll have a silent dinner and a yoga nidra sound bath before finally breaking our silent practice with a themed conversation around the realizations and epiphanies of the day.

Day 7 · September 24, 2024

3RD EYE CHAKRA: JEWEL OF THE LOTUS

After a grounding morning session and a wholesome breakfast, we'll begin working on opening our third eyes. Via an optional excursion centered around third eye meditation, you'll develop deep compassion and sensitivity to everything that surrounds you. After lunch, we'll head back to the villa and enjoy the rest of the day freely up until our usual evening wellness sessions. Breathe in the beauty of the day and this experience.

Day 8 · September 25, 2024

CROWN CHAKRA: SAVASANA

It's day eight of the trip, and that means that you're heading home tomorrow. Time really does fly in a paradise like this! On this last full day, approach your workshops with intention, find your center, and focus on being truly present. These are moments you are going to want to savor and remember. The theme of the day will be our final chakra, the crown chakra. Via restorative partner yoga, reiki, and group energy awareness, we'll awaken our crown chakras and connect with the universal energy flow. In the evening, we'll meet for our final dinner as a group before heading to our rooms to pack our bags and rest up. What have you gained from this experience? What will you take home with you? And most importantly, what needs to be released and left behind?

Day 9 · September 26, 2024

Say goodbye to Portugal and fly home

Thank you so much for joining us on this transformative retreat in Portugal. We know you will return home feeling like a new person with an array of tools and new skill sets to practice. After one final morning sound session and some breakfast, we'll transfer to the airport so that you can catch a flight home. Safe travels and be well!

Accommodation

  • Vila Foia

    Nestled in the colorful mountain town of Monchique, at the foot of the Fóia and Picota mountains, is the welcoming luxury of Vila Foia. Just a short drive from the coastal beaches, this charming area is the perfect place for any type of retreat. Rest your head each night in a cozy room with all the modern amenities you crave, and enjoy the property’s stunning terrace pool, hot tub, yoga deck, outdoor spaces, and so much more to help you reconnect with yourself and nature in Portugal. Room type: Double rooms. Room configuration: Run of house.

Included

  • 8 nights at Vila Foia (or similar)
  • Shared double occupancy in accommodation
  • All meals
  • Access to accommodation facilities
  • All activities described in the itinerary, including daily yoga sessions and private beach day
  • One group airport arrival transfer (from Faro or Lisbon Airport)
  • One group airport departure transfer (to Faro or Lisbon Airport)

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food not mentioned in inclusions
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

Available add-on

1:1 30 min healing session

Book a 30-minute, one-on-one healing session. (Please note that healing sessions are one healing modality or a combo of yoga as moving meditation and healing, guided meditation and sound healing, and crystal reiki healing.)

Price: USD 88

5 spots left

Add-on: Healing session

1:1 60 min healing session

Book a 60-minute, one-on-one healing session. (Please note that healing sessions are one healing modality or a combo of yoga as moving meditation and healing, guided meditation and sound healing, and crystal reiki healing.)

Price: USD 108

5 spots left

Add-on: Healing session

Couples 30 min healing session

Book a 30-minute couples healing session. (Please note that healing sessions are one healing modality or a combo of yoga as moving meditation and healing, guided meditation and sound healing, and crystal reiki healing.)

Price: USD 108

5 spots left

Add-on: Healing session

Couples 60 min healing session

Book a 60-minute couples healing session. (Please note that healing sessions are one healing modality or a combo of yoga as moving meditation and healing, guided meditation and sound healing, and crystal reiki healing.)

Price: USD 199

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Add-on: Healing session

[10HRS] Continuing education in yoga philosophy & spirituality

Guided + Independent learning + Certificate of completion

** This is NOT a Teacher Training Certification Course. This course is an excellent refresher and is well worth your time in pursuit of your own wellness and continuing education. It is also eligible for Yoga Alliance continuing education credits and may be utilized as a supplemental training course.

Price: USD 108

12 spots left

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[30HRS] Continuing education in yoga philosophy & spirituality

Guided + Independent learning + Certificate of completion

** This is NOT a Teacher Training Certification Course. This course is an excellent refresher and is well worth your time in pursuit of your own wellness and continuing education. It is also eligible for Yoga Alliance continuing education credits and may be utilized as a supplemental training course.

Price: USD 333

12 spots left

Photo provided by Sara Hart

[50HRS] Continuing education in yoga philosophy & spirituality

Guided + Independent learning + Certificate of completion

** This is NOT a Teacher Training Certification Course. This course is an excellent refresher and is well worth your time in pursuit of your own wellness and continuing education. It is also eligible for Yoga Alliance continuing education credits and may be utilized as a supplemental training course.

Price: USD 777

12 spots left

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Reiki level I certification

Price: USD 222

12 spots left

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Reiki level II certification

Price: USD 333

12 spots left

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Reiki level I + II certification

Price: USD 499

12 spots left

Add-on: Reiki

[10HRS] Continuing education in crystal reiki + pendulum

Guided + Independent learning + Certificate of completion

Price: USD 108

12 spots left

Photo provided by Sara Hart

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until July 17, 2024. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by July 17, 2024 and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making the full payment, you may change or cancel your trip by July 17, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 3,700
Per person