Healing by the Ocean

From September 16th to 20th, 5 days retreat of yoga, meditation, gong and mindfulness, facilitated by Susana Tavares.

For advanced and beginnesr.
Languages: Italiano (main), english & português

Location: Monte da CascalheiraPorto Côvo, Costa Alentejana, Portogallo, www.cabra.pt


A deep retreat for those who want to intensify the practice of kundalini yoga and meditation, near the Atlantic Ocean, in order to

  • regain new strength and vitality,
  • change to a new version of himself
  • be more authentic,
  • to be more present in your life,
  • heal body, soul and spirit,
  • relax and sleep better.
    “Yesterday I was clever, I wanted to change the world.
    Now I am wiser, I just want to change myself.”

The retreat is intended for anyone who wants to deepen the practice and knowledge of the powerful and transformative techniques of kundalini yoga, in order to allow the stimulation of vital forces, an openness to change, an awakening of consciousness, and a new evolutionary step towards greater presence and authenticity.

It is designed for those who have the will and courage to observe themselves more deeply, to overcome their limits and make lasting changes to their lives. It is also suitable for those who simply need a break of detachment and reflection in a new context, or simply a few days to relax, detoxify and recharge their batteries.

We will try to dig a little, gently, into that past still present in us in the form of emotional blocks and negative mental patterns that unconsciously condition us, preventing us from changing, healing, living our full potential, for the benefit of the world and others.

We will be only 6/7 minutes by car from the beautiful beaches of Porto Covo, less than two hours by car south of Lisbon. We will connect with the forces of the ocean for healing purposes, we will do yoga on the beach and the brave can also dive into the invigorating waters of the Atlantic.

The program includes daily (optional) kundalini yoga, meditation, mindfulness (TPP inspired), gong baths, visits to various local beaches and excellent vegetarian food.


From Fr. 680.- to Fr. 940.-, depending on the type of accommodation (see table below).

– 10% discount for registrations by March 30, 2020.
– Discount of 5% for registrations by April 30, 2020.
Payment of 1/3 of the total value of the withdrawal at registration is required. The remaining 2/3 must be paid by 14 August 2020.
In case of cancellation by the participant the deposit will be returned as follows:
– 50% in case of cancellation by April 30th;
– 25% in case of cancellation by July 30th;
In case of cancellation after 30/7 the deposit cannot be returned.
Registration deadline: September 1st (depending on accommodation availability: places are limited).
The price includes:

Accommodation for 4 nights with half board
Including only lunch on Wednesday the 16th
The remaining lunches can be taken in restaurants near the beaches; alternatively it is possible to do private shopping and cooking in the mountain, all the apartments have equipped kitchens);
Vegetarian meals – breakfast and dinner
Excellent quality, for the duration of the collection (vegan options per desired);
Fruit, coffee and herbal teas available in individual kitchens in the first 2 days;
Daily meetings (optional) of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, gong baths and visit to the local beaches;
Use of the farm’s lawns and swimming pool.

From Lisbon:
Car-sharing to Monte da Cascalheira: the journey by car from Lisbon airport to Cabeça da Cabra takes less than 2 hours (about 1h45m); permission will be requested from all participants to exchange email addresses in order to travel together;
Bus to Porto Covo: There are direct bus connections from Lisbon (Sete Rios or Oriente stops); if travelling by bus you will need to make the trip on Tuesday 15th to attend the welcome meeting on the morning of the 16th.
Upon arrival in Porto Covo, Monte da Cascalheira is available to transport participants to the place of retreat.
From Faro/Algarve: For those who decide to travel from Faro or another city in the Algarve, we recommend car rental. Also from Faro airport, the journey by car to Cabeca da Cabra takes less than two hours (about 1h50m).


TIPO ALLOGGIODescrizioneCapaci-tàPrezzo intero (CHF)Prezzo fino al 30/3 (CHF)
Casa do Urso (uso condiviso)3 camere doppie, 2 bagni, sala da pranzo con divano letto, cucina6-7680.-612.-
Casa da Cabra  (uso condiviso)1 camera doppia, 1 bagno, 1 salotto con divano letto e cucina2-3720.-648.-
Casa da Vaca  (uso condiviso)1 camera doppia, 1 bagno, 1 salotto con piccola cucina a vista2730.-657.-
Casa da Árvore  (uso condiviso)Casa in legno sul albero: 1 camera con letto matrimoniale, bagno e salotto con cucina a vista2750.-645.-
Casa da Vaca  (uso singolo) 1940.-846.-
Casa da Árvore  (uso singolo) 1940.-846.-


10% discount on the full price, until March 30, 2020.
5% discount on the full price, until April 30, 2020.
With the exception of Casa da Arvore (where there is only one double bed), all rooms can have single beds or 1 double bed;
All the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels; refurbishment available only on request, on payment.

For payment in Euro contact Susana (susana.sousa.tavares@gmail.com) or Yoga Roof (info@yogaroof.com).
Monte da Cascalheira
Cabeça da Cabra, 7520 – 409 Porto Côvo
Sines, Portugal

The retreat is organized and facilitated by Susana de Sousa Tavares in collaboration with Yoga Roof. For registration and further information please contact Susana before making the transfer:

email: susana.sousa.tavares@gmail.com t: +41 79 280 4648.


(schedules may be subject to change according to the needs of the group or unforeseen circumstances)

Wednesday 16/09

10.30 – 11.30 am: Check-in and room accommodation

11.30 – 12.45: WELCOME meeting (mandatory)

13.15 – 14.30: Joint lunch

14.30 – 17.00: Leisure time

17.00 – 18.00: Yoga on the beach

18.00 – 19.15: Leisure time

19.15 – 20.15: Dinner in common

20.30 – 21.15: Meditation/mindfulness and relaxation with gong

21.15 – 5.30: Silence and rest

Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th

6.00 – 8.00 am: Sadhana (full morning practice: yoga, mantra and meditation)

8.30 – 9.15 am: Breakfast

9.15 – 16.45: Leisure Time

16.45 – 18.00: Yoga on the beach

19.15 – 20.15: Dinner in common

20.30 – 21.15: Meditation/mindfulnesse relaxation with gong

21.15 – 5.30: Silence and rest

Sunday 20/09

6.00 – 8.00 am: Sadhana (full morning practice: yoga, mantra and meditation)

8.30 – 9.15 am: Breakfast

9.15 – 10.30 am: Leisure Time

10.30 – 11.45 am – 11.45 am: Closing match (MANDATORY)

11.45 – 12.15: Check-out


The retreat is for adults and basic will be in Italian (English is possible in some group moments and in private; é possivel falar em português nalguns momentos de grupo and em privado).
All meetings (except for the welcome and closing meetings) are optional; it is possible to join the dawn meeting after the starting time.
The retreat includes abstention from meat and alcoholic beverages.
Please observe maximum silence between 9.30 pm and 8.30 am.
Except in urgent or extraordinary cases, you are requested to stay overnight and stay close to the place (within 10-15 km) for the duration of the retreat.
The only group lunch scheduled is on Wednesday 16th, all the others are to be arranged privately (at the retreat site or in restaurants near the beaches); all houses have fully equipped kitchens and are equipped with fruit, coffee and herbal teas for the first 2 days of the retreat.
In case of rain (not very likely at this time of the year) it is possible that the meetings will be subject to changes in place and time (it is planned to use the meadows of the farm for yoga practice in the morning and evening).
The organizers reserve the right to cancel the retreat if the 12 participants are not reached by May 30, 2020. In that case the deposit will be fully refunded.
Coordinates for payments:

Cash or cash at Yoga Roof South or Center.
By bank transfer to:
Yoga Roof Sagl
Postal account: 65-713142-2
IBAN: CH58 0900 0000 6571 3142 2
Postfinance, Viale Stazione 15, 6500 Bellinzona
(pf choose the option “send confirmation email to recipient”: info@yogaroof.com).

“Breathe consciously
Embrace life pure and simple
Practice daily
Discipline your will
Increase your consciousness
Free yourself from fear
Open to change
Be the change you want to see happen in the world.”