“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
Connect with us in Estoril Portugal for this 6 day/5 night soul centered retreat featuring Yoga, Meditation, Music, Nature, and Community. Let the power of grace surround you as you discover this gem of Europe where beautiful ocean vistas meet stunning landscapes bathed in glorious sunshine. If you have been to Portugal before you already know how special this country is, and if this is your first trip, be warned, you may never want to leave (just ask Kimma).
Retreat guests will enjoy:
3 meals a day of vegetarian gourmet cuisine
Welcoming and closing ceremony
Morning meditation sessions
9 yoga classes for all levels including the amazing Soul Food Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, and Gentle flow
Intuitive Painting Workshop
Mindful walks to the ocean just 10 minutes from the center
Guided hike in the amazing Sintra Natural Park
Afternoon tea and snacks
Plenty of free time for relaxing or booking a special massage, service, or tour available through the center.
We will be staying at the charming Soul Lab Eco Yoga Center. We have different room types available that are beautifully decorated and so sweet. We are encouraging dorm style accommodation to support the feeling of connection and community. Our rooms include single beds dorms, triple/double dorm rooms, and one privet suite with privet toilet that can be shared. You will be able to choose your preferred room type at the time of booking.
The property consists of a main house, common area and dining room, an indoor yoga studio, and peaceful surroundings just 10 minutes walk from the amazing Estoril beaches.
We are what we eat! Retreat guests will enjoy a healthy, vegetarian menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by the center's professional cook. The menu includes a power-breakfast, light lunch, and a full dinner. Fresh pressed juices with local ingredients and healthy snacks will help fuel you through the day. There will also be the famous pastel de natas available to indulge in.
Accommodations for 6 Days and 5 nights
Vegetarian Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Daily tea, coffee, and snacks
Soul Food Vinyasa Experience
Guided hike in Sintra National Forrest
Suggested Optional Activities:
Relax in the gardens
Thai Massage with Kimma or with one of the local massage services available
Visit the beach
Explore the local area and markets
Take a surf lesson
Go Horseback Riding, Kite Surfing, or SUP
What's NOT Included:
Airport Transfer to and from Lisbon*
Travel Insurance (we recommend you purchase)
Optional activities, special bookings, Thai Massage or excursions
Tips or Gratuities
*Direct transfer from Lisbon (about 30min) can be arranged with the for an additional charge.
Pricing for this retreat varies based on your room selection. Please review terms & conditions before booking
Large Dorm Room $925 per person
(6-8 people sharing a dorm room with bunk beds and shared bathroom.)
Large Dorm Room $950 per person
(5-7 people sharing a dorm room with single beds and shared bathroom.)
Air 2 & 3
Triple Dorm Room $975 per person
(3 people sharing single beds with shared bathroom.)
Double Room $1100 per person
(2 people sharing room with single beds with shared bathroom.)
Double Room $2000
(1 person double bed with private bathroom.)
Not ready to make a full payment today?
Book your space with a non-Refundable deposit of $175
BOOK WITH FRIENDS AND SAVE
Who doesn't love to vacation with friends or reconnect with your siblings or family? To make this retreat even more affordable we have made the following options available for people who wish to attend as a group.
Cost is per person and you will share a room with your group and possibly other guests.
Space is limited for each option so book fast.
2 People booking together
Earth Dorm $915 per person
Air 1 Dorm $940 per person
Air 2/3 Dorm $960 per person
3 People booking together
Earth Dorm $900 per person
Air 1 Dorm $930 per person
Air 2/3 Dorm $950 per person
4 People booking together
Earth Dorm $890 per person
Air 1 Dorm $920 per person
Air 2/3 Dorm $940 per person
Your Grace Guides
Kristen Ambrosi, RYT-500
Guiding movement and stillness, meditation and dialogue, mantra and silence, Kristen brings enthusiasm and knowledge to her group classes, private sessions, and workshops. Her mindful sequencing gracefully blends attention with intention, providing a welcoming, safe practice for all. An instructor of Vinyasa, Fundamentals, Restorative, and Yin, Kristen skillfully teaches to cultivate deeper understanding of the integration of mind, body and spirit. Dedicated to sharing this experience of yoga as union, Kristen aims to weave together a peaceful heart and quiet mind with the balanced energy of an aligned body, trusting that a harmonious practice on the mat has the potential to translate into healing and wholeness off the mat.
Also an intuitive artist, Kristen further explores the yogic themes of balance and integration though abstract expressionism, with paintings in collections throughout the US and Europe. A devotional singer leading kirtans at yoga studios, retreats, and festivals, Kristen is developing a heart-project album of original music.
Krishna David Venkatesh
Krishna began his yoga journey in 2008 after unbearable pain from a back injury led him to an Iyengar Yoga Restorative class. After several months of learning to move mindfully and
therapeutically under careful supervision, his love affair with yoga began.
Always seeking, he continued with the Iyengar practice, while also exploring Ashtanga and several other approaches. His search led him to Charlotte Chandler Stone, CYT, E-RYT 500, the founder and director of the Stone Center for Yoga and Health in Teaneck, NJ. There he immersed himself in the study of Stone Yoga, a therapeutic and highly adaptive yoga style accredited by the National Yoga Alliance, that helped him heal his back and see yoga and life in a new light. Krishna successfully completed a 200-hour Teacher Training and is a Yoga Alliance registered instructor.
With a focus on precise yet adaptive alignment, pranayama, and above all, safety, Krishna is passionate about sharing what he learned, though he believes his students ‘teach him’ much more than the reverse.
Kimma Stark, ERYT-500
In a world where everyone seems to be a Yoga teacher now, Kimma is unique because this is her only profession and not a side job or a hobby. She has been "all in" since she took the leap of faith back in 2008 and her career as a professional teacher has been an adventure ever since. She started teaching in New Jersey, then off to Chiang Mai Thaniland, and now calls Cascais Portugal home.
Before becoming a teacher her personal practice started back in 2000 with Hot Yoga and then moved on to more traditional formats when she discovered that there was more to Yoga than just sweat.
Kimma continues to study with top teachers from all over the world whenever and however she can. "I love sharing the new information I have processed and made part of my practice. I'm proud to be part of the new wave of body-positive, mature teachers who approach Yoga from a more informed, gentle, and supportive point of view."
Her teaching is in English for all levels of students with a focus on functional movement and mobility vs. circus or contortion work. "We are here to maintain our health not to look like pretzels. I offer customized classes for the students in front of me, not a processed & packaged set of poses."Each class is structured to be difficult but doable and definitely fun.