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SILENCE IS GOLDEN RETREAT

A 3-Day Silent Retreat to drop into
inner stillness and wisdom  

October 4th - 6th, 2024

YOGA & MOVEMENT

Daily yoga and movement set amidst the lush greenery and open skies, our shala will provide a harmonizing yoga practice.

SILENT MEDITATION

Practice transformative silent meditation where you can escape the noise of everyday life and reconnect with your inner self.

SOUND HEALING

Bathe in soft sounds and soothing vibrations as you gently journey through a universe of inner exploration and renewal.

CREATIVE HOUR

Embark on a journey of creative discovery to tap into your intuition, unleash your imagination, while creating with the earth.

During our Three Day Silence is Golden Retreat, you will receive the gift of silence as you dive deep into your inner world.
 

We will practice silent meditation, Yin Yoga, forest bathing with candlelight, journal-making, and time off so that you can connect (or reconnect) with your truest self. 
 

You will have the option to experience this retreat as a group or with yourself as we are here to support you throughout your time practicing silence.

Each day will begin as the sun rises where we will sit in the yoga shala in silence followed by a morning juice freshly squeezed from the tree with light refreshments to follow. Then we will move into our daily yoga practice with a beautiful bountiful brunch waiting for us after class. 

Throughout the late morning and afternoon, you will have the option to relax, experience a sound bath, take part in our daily creative workshops, or bask in the sun next to our pool surrounded by nature. 

We will end the day with a homemade dinner, yoga nidra class, and journaling so you can ease your way into a sleep of silence. 


Whether you're from an English or Portuguese-speaking country, this retreat is for you as all offerings are spoken in both languages.

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Casa Koya and Alentejo

Portugal's Autumn season is great, in Alentejo the temperatures are high and the sun shines bright. The pool area at Casa Koya is a serene oasis that perfectly complements the tranquility of the natural surroundings. With plenty of space to sunbathe, refresh and relax, our guests can soak up the sun and enjoy the benefits of Vitamin D while surrounded by the beauty of the Alentejo landscape. The pool area is also completely private, allowing you to unwind without any disturbances or interruptions. Whether you're looking to spend time alone to rest, practice silence, or simply relax in nature, the pool area at Casa Koya is the perfect place to do just that

Accommodation

Casa Koya offers five beautifully appointed rooms, three of which are spacious and luxurious suites, while the other two are non-suite rooms. All of our rooms are designed to provide maximum comfort, with luxury beds and top-quality linens ensuring a restful night's sleep.

The rooms are carefully decorated with a blend of antique and modern styles, featuring a minimalist aesthetic that enhances the natural beauty of the surrounding environment. Each room has large windows that invite natural light, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere that inspires relaxation and tranquility.

Some of the rooms also feature a terrace, where you can relax and soak up the stunning views of the surrounding landscape from the comfort of your chair. We pride ourselves on creating a healing environment, and our rooms are designed to promote restful sleep, being free of electronic devices that can interfere with your relaxation.

With a total of eight single beds that can be converted to double beds, as well as a queen bed, our rooms can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests.

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Two Wholesome Meals

While on retreat at Casa Koya, you will be cooked two nourishing wholesome meals every day with Portuguese-inspired cuisine.

We have two beautiful dining areas at Casa Koya. You can enjoy a meal on the outdoor terrace, and surround nature, or in the spacious dining room inside. 

Our 
large open-concept kitchen is equipped with all the necessary appliances and cooking utensils if you want to make a midnight snack or store any food while staying with us.

Please let us know of your dietary needs upon booking so that we can cook you meals that nourish your body, mind, and soul!

This Retreat Is For You If

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Your soul is craving stillness and silence

You feel like you just can't shut off the noise and need to take a step back from your upbeat life so that your soul can be in silence to experience the nourishment your body is calling for. You will have the choice to sit in silence in your room, in nature, or by the pool.

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You need time with yourself

Maybe you work a stressful job, your phone notifications are constantly going off, or you are surrounded by friends, family, and life obligations. Our Silence is Golden Retreat invites you to shut off the external world so that you can bathe in the internal one.

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You are seeking inner guidance and wisdom

When the world around us is too loud, it becomes difficult to hear what is going on within. Rumi tells us that what you seek is seeking you so if your body is telling you to listen then join us in the Alentejo to immerse yourself in the silence that our retreat and nature provides.

A day in the life while on retreat

8:00 AM -  Wake up and Practice Silent Meditation

 

9:00 AM - Freshly Squeezed Juice and Light Refreshments

9:15 AM - Optional Yoga Practice

 

10:30 AM - Beautiful Bountiful Brunch

 

12:00 PM - Time Off

 

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Relaxing Afternoon with Sound Healing, Shiatsu Treatment, or Forest Bathing

 

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Quiet Creative Hour

 

6:30 PM - Time Off

 

7:30 PM- Nourishing Dinner
 

8:30 PM - Yoga Nidra or Yin Yoga Under the Stars


9:30 PM - Bedtime

*All offerings are spoken and taught in both English and Portuguese*

 

Hello I am Rebeca, the Founder of Casa Koya

I am a Portuguese native with over fifteen years as an emergency medicine nurse and nearly a decade of global experience, I discovered my calling when I transformed Casa Koya into what it is now. Having witnessed the impact of diseases, stress, and burnout on individuals and families in demanding medical environments, I felt a deep desire to offer a solution.

Casa Koya emerged as my dream realized—a sanctuary where guests can escape the strains of daily life.

With my Health and Wellness Coaching studies at Duke University and Board Certification as a Wellness Coach, my mission is to bring a unique blend of medical expertise and holistic wellness to Casa Koya. My journey from the high-stress world of emergency nursing to the tranquil haven of Casa Koya reflects my commitment to inspiring others on their path to well-being and inner harmony. In embracing nature and holistic wellness, individuals and families find solace, reconnecting with themselves and each other. I continue to be dedicated to my growth and learning to fuel Casa Koya's mission to be a beacon of transformation and rejuvenation for all who seek it.

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Meet Your Hosts

Hello, I am Adriana

I am a Yoga Teacher and Shiatsu/Massage Therapist. I teach Hatha Yoga and Aerial Yoga in my studio, Malveira da Serra, Cascais. My passion for Yoga arose simultaneously with the course of my practice while I experienced an inner dive and a profound transformation.

I am certified by Lusofona University (2019, Curso de Introdução ao Yoga), by Associação Europeia de Terapias Orientais (2019, Yoga Teacher Training 200H), and by Espaço Amar (2021, Curso de Shiatsu Terapêutico).

Nowadays, I love to live between ocean and mountains and enjoy the simple things in life like sunbathing, swimming, the contact with nature, sunsets and inner peace. I now embrace my service to the world, helping other people nourish their hearts, minds, and bodies.

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What Our Guests Are Saying

Catarina Canteiro

“An excellent house to spend time with family and friends 😍 I want to come back and absorb all the good energies that the house transmits to me. It is a place where we find the calm we need to find ourselves and allow us to rest our body and mind.”

Diogo Ferrinho

"We truly enjoyed our stay here. The host accommodate our needs and made sure our stay was amazing. The house is beautiful, the surroundings are beautiful and make you truly connect with nature. Plus you can expect the most beautiful sunset looking through the beautiful pool."

Maria João Campos

"At Casa Koya I felt at home. A beautiful, comfortable space to enjoy a few special days. Rebeca is a spectacular hostess, who knows how to welcome and pamper her guests. Green spaces, outdoors, the sounds of nature, the pool. I will definitely come back and recommend it so much"
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