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Azores Paradise, São Miguel Island
Sun 22 - Sun 29 October 2023

Have you ever experienced the profound relaxation of your entire central nervous system? Craved the opportunity to savor the purity of volcanic water on your palate? Imagine witnessing the vibrant spectacle of rainbows gracing your daily life. And have you ever pondered the sensations of existence in the heart of the vast Atlantic Ocean?

Arrival: Sunday, October 22nd | Departure: Sunday, October 29th

A Typical Day on the Retreat:

  • 07:30 am – Rise & Shine Routine in silence
  • 08:00 am – 10:00 am – Morning Meditation, Movement & Breathwork Practice
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Brunch
  • 11:00 am – 04:00 pm – Daily Excursion
  • 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm – Rest
  • 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm – Dinner
  • 07:30 pm – Evening Sharing & Meditation
  • 09:30 pm – Bedtime & Noble Silence

Please note that the timings may vary depending on the location of the excursion and the weather. There will be one day without an excursion, allowing for optional group activities or personal time to rest and relax at the retreat house.

Throughout the retreat, you will experience:

  • 7 Morning Practices lasting 2 hours each
  • 5 Excursions, including hikes, visits to waterfalls, lakes, hot springs, and a tea factory
  • All brunches, picnics, and dinners included
  • Transportation provided for all activities and transfers to and from Ponta Delgada Airport

The price for this retreat starts from 985€ per person (based on shared accommodation). This includes accommodation, meals, transportation, practices, hikes, and hot springs. Excluded from the price are two meals eaten outside the retreat, flights, and any additional activities such as whale watching.

To secure your space, a 50% deposit is required.

Book flights to Ponta Delgada Airport to join us on this remarkable retreat.

Discover the Azores, a place that feels like stepping back in time amidst the vastness of the ocean. Often referred to as the Hawaii of Europe, these unspoiled islands offer a sub-tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 21°C. Despite October marking the autumn season in many places, it still holds the essence of summer in the Azores, making it an ideal time to experience the pleasant weather and enjoy the natural wonders of the islands.

The Azores’ underdeveloped and unspoiled nature, located in the middle of the ocean, sets it apart, ensuring exceptional water and land quality. As you immerse yourself in this vibrant environment, all your senses will be awakened and invigorated. The living land will embrace you, allowing your entire system to unwind and find solace in nature’s embrace.

Begin Each Morning with Meditation & Practice
Nourish Your Body with a Healthy Diet
Embrace the Joy of Walking
Forge a Deep Connection with Nature
Allow Yourself Ample Rest and Relaxation
Embark on a Journey to the Serene Heart of Seclusion
Marvel at the Splendor of Rainbows and Breathtaking Sunrises & Sunsets
Indulge in the Purity of Clean, Refreshing Water
Revitalize Your Soul through Cleansing and Renewal

São Miguel Island
Azores, Portugal

A hidden paradise in the middle of the Atlantic

Discover the Azores: An archipelago of breathtaking islands, where nature's beauty thrives amidst stunning landscapes and vibrant volcanic wonders, where azure blue waters, lush greenery, and friendly locals create an unforgettable experience of tranquility and exploration.

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There is an undeniable magic in being nourished with care, especially when the meals are crafted using fresh, nutritious, and cleansing ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible. In just a matter of 2-3 days, you will begin to experience transformative changes within your body. It is important to acknowledge that diet plays a significant role in our overall health, as it can be a primary contributor to disease and illness. By providing your system with healthy, vibrant meals, you will not only leave our retreat feeling re-energized but also reinvigorated with new ideas and a renewed commitment to self-care. Our sincere hope is that you take away numerous inspirations from this immersive experience and seamlessly integrate them into your everyday lifestyle.

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São Miguel Island, Azores

Your Home for the Week

Immerse yourself in the village of Mosteiros, where our enchanting retreat awaits. With a picturesque backdrop of the majestic Mosteiros Islets, our lovingly crafted sanctuary offers a main house and three cozy cabins. Experience the serenity of our tropical garden paradise, adorned with vibrant hortensias, and awaken to breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean as you embark on your daily practice and adventure ahead.

Your Hosts

Saskia & Dani

Saskia, with over 14 years of experience studying, teaching yoga, movement, and therapeutics worldwide, brings a wealth of knowledge to her classes. Her passion for embodiment and health is truly infectious. Having hosted numerous retreats across the globe, she has developed a keen understanding of the correlation between mind, body, and spirit. Saskia's innate ability to communicate effectively ensures that her classes are an immersive experience on all levels.

Dani, on the other hand, finds solace in nature, hiking, and cinematography. His love for life is evident through his contagious laughter and the heartfelt care he pours into creating sumptuous and nutritious meals. Cooking has always been a meditative practice for him. Living at a retreat center in Formentera for four years transformed his life, instilling in him a deep commitment to a healthy lifestyle, chasing dreams, embracing purpose, and expanding consciousness.

We both share a profound appreciation for the beauty of sunrises and sunsets, the companionship of our beloved cats and dog, and a shared passion for learning, practicing, and advocating for self-care and environmental sustainability. As we embark on this journey together, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to share this time with you. Our utmost desire is for you to return home feeling rejuvenated, inspired, and motivated to continue deepening your practices, both for yourself and for the well-being of our planet.

Pricing & Booking

  • Sofa-bed in cabin (sharing cabin with only 1 other person): 985€
  • Single bed in a shared bedroom (2 single beds): 1.185€
  • Double bed in a shared bedroom (2 double beds): 1.350€
  • Private room (double bed): 1.550€
  • Special couples rate: 2.350€

To secure your spot, a 500€ deposit is required. Follow the link below to secure your spot


  • Arrival: Ponta Delgada Airport on Sunday, October 22nd
  • Departure: Ponta Delgada Airport on Sunday, October 29th


This retreat is open to participants of all levels, including beginners. Whether you are new to these practices or have previous experience, we invite you to join us and embark on this transformative journey.


  • Comfortable accommodation overlooking the village of Mosteiros
  • Transportation to and from Ponta Delgada Airport
  • Daily brunch, picnic snacks, and light dinners
  • Engaging practices, invigorating hikes, rejuvenating hot springs, and exciting excursions


  • Flights (We recommend checking Edreams and Momondo for the best deals)
  • Whale watching experience (optional activity, not included in the package)
  • Two meals: One meal in the village of Mosteiros and one meal in Furnas, where you can savor a famous local dish cooked underground using geothermal heat

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions: or (+34) 634 352 983

We’ve really enjoyed your Yoga session. The mixture of classical yoga exercises, partner exercises and meditation was a brilliant combination that all participants – regardless of the level of fitness and Yoga familiarity – have really enjoyed. One of the participants said to me that he had never before felt so relaxed and he would feel like he was walking on clouds! Thanks so much for this amazing Yoga session Saskia!

AdidasGlobal Team Building Event

We were so excited but I don't think any of us expected just how perfectly blissful it was going to be.You managed to negotiate the logistics of such a diverse bunch of people coming from all over to this retreat all for very different reasons without missing a beat. The yoga on the pool deck was wonderful, the food fresh and delicious. We loved our free time to explore the island and in fact the only change I would make in future is to come a day earlier and stay a day later to truly experience its magic. I love that you are fantastically human and life's pleasures are not only allowed but to be enjoyed! We are all constantly trying so hard to find a balance in life and I think you teach that best of all.

Toni SavageMallorca

As a class instructor, Saskia manages to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive, blending focused instruction with laughter and sillyness. She is consistent while still allowing for flexibility to adapt to any specific needs that arise in a given class, and she has a clear depth of knowledge of the practice. She always seems to know when to cue additional reminders, and how to maintain a positive energy throughout the class. Her authenticity, love of the practice, and desire to help others along on their own personal improvement journey are obvious to all who are lucky enough to experience one of her classes.

Cori McDermottColorado USA

Saskia is a fantastic teacher of the incredible Bowspring method. I was recently able to benefit from a whole week's retreat with Saskia during which we practiced Bowspring and meditation. This retreat really provided me with the chance to nourish body, mind and soul and brought me a great amount of physical healing and a vast amount of peace to me. I could practically feel my body rearranging itself in response to Saskia's teachings and manipulations of my body! The benefits were immediate and so far are lasting, which is a spectacular success! I came to the retreat with a bad hip (I didn't and do not expect this to be healed!) and a stiff lower back, a head full of worries and a lot of fear of not being able to practice Bowspring to its fullest - Saskia showed me ways of doing this and I got everything out of the retreat that I had hoped for or could have wished for.

Saskia has a huge amount of wisdom, knowledge and insight and teaches and shares this with profound compassion, sensitivity, love, care and enormous passion. I was and still am a beginner but I can already feel how this method and Saskia's teaching are transformational. I have a lot more mobility in my hip and less pain, my back feels less seized-up and all my other little aches and pains (shoulders, neck, the usual) were gone. I also noticed this when practicing my other sports, mainly road-cycling and swimming upon my return home. Prior to this wonderful, refreshing and mind-opening retreat I had the privilege to have Saskia teach me the basics online via Skype for 10 sessions. I could already then not believe how insightful Saskia is and how observant and analytical of posture and movement, even remotely! This encouraged me to do the retreat and my mind was then fully blown! I treated myself to an individual session with Saskia addressing my specific difficulties and pains and she also gave me a massage and moulding/manipulation, which was amazing too.

Throughout the event Saskia teaches a wonderful and liberating philosophy with thoughts that help free the mind and heart and teaches participants to assume responsibility for their lives, thoughts, bodies and minds. Her teaching, both physical and mental, is empowering, liberating, compassionate and her words are beautiful and come from the (radiant) heart. She lives what she preaches and that is evident in every moment, as she practically glows with beauty, inspiration, wisdom, passion and strength. It was a privilege to be there with her for the week and if I can repeat this wonderful experience, I will do my very best to do so!

The organisation of the event was faultless. The setup is fabulous, the location splendid, beautiful and peaceful, the food wonderful - nourishing, plentiful, wholesome and cleansing (thanks Devii!). The talks (formal and informal) were enlightening and Saskia's patience has no equal! The passion, joy, belief and love Saskia brings to her teaching, the Bowspring method and the associated therapeutic belief system are inspiring. I had an amazing time at the retreat, I learnt lots and came back full of motivation and inspiration, new-found flexibility and in general the aspiration to be a better person for myself and everyone around me.

Thank-you, Saskia, keep on shining the light for us all!

Martine KeyteUK

My first yoga class ever was with you and my first series of classes afterwards. After every class I felt stronger, calmer, had more balance in life and not simply physical ability. Even as an athlete, I found a new appreciation for movement and have continued my practice ever since.

Stefan GrecuCanada

The most amazing experience of my life. Bar my son. Saskia you are truly awesome! I cannot put into words how I feel as a result of my 5 days with you. All I can say... - is that I love you! Especially for enlightening me in a way I didn't believe possible, yet I achieved it. Your retreat is second to none. You have given me peace, I felt I was there already but I was wrong until today. Your god given gift is your vocation.

Barbara HodgeMallorca

I feel very lucky that I got the chance to work with Saskia and I have made improvements in my flexibility that I didn't think were possible. I believe that one of the reasons I can train so hard and remain injury free is down to the regular yoga practice I have been doing with Saskia.

Rob MartinOwner/Head Coach CrossFit Mallorca, 2012 Spanish CrossFit Champion