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Sleep Mastery Retreat

A 3-Day Digital Detox with  Sound Healing, 
Somatic Movement, and Artistic Workshops

September 20 - 22, 2024

YOGA & MOVEMENT

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

SOMATIC MOVEMENT

Tap into the wisdom of your body to unlock hidden potentials and to deepen your connection with your inner world.

SOUND HEALING

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

SLEEP WORKSHOPS

Embark on a journey of rest and deep sleep nourishment as you learn how to master sleep as a loving gateway to self care.

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Wake up every morning with a freshly squeezed orange juice from the tree and ease your way into your yoga practice while gently embracing the energy of the group. Each day you will experience a sleep remedy that could include sound healing, somatic movement, gentle yoga, and artistic workshops. We will prepare two healthy and nourishing meals daily so you can be supported in your rest. From the moment you arrive to when you step back out into the world, you will be taken care of, listened to, and held by a group that is here to heal, rest, and relax with you.

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, connect with your new friends, or simply relax in nature, the pool area at Casa Koya is the perfect place to do just that. Safety is a top priority, and the water is kept clean and clear at all times. Whether you want to take a refreshing dip after a day of exploring or just hang out by the pool with a good book, you'll love spending time in this peaceful oasis.

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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You need a rest reset

You are feeling stressed out from work and life obligations. Your body and soul are tired. You need a place and community to rest and reconnect with yourself so that when you step back into the world, you will be nourished, well-rested, and energetically ready for life.

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You need time off

You don't know what it means to slow down yet your body is telling you that it's time to take time off to breathe, nourish, and rest. At our retreat, you will rest deeply, eat nourishing food, and learn somatic movement practices so you can practice rest in your daily life.

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You dream of Portugal

Your eyes crave something new, your soul is in need of a blissful holiday, and you dream of traveling to a new land full of practices, food, restful scenery, ceremonies, and community that you can only experience on the southern coast of Alentejo, Portugal.

A day in the life while on retreat

8:00 AM -  Wake up and Practice Yoga

 

9:00 AM- Juice, Tea, and Snacks

 

9:30 AM - One Hour Break

 

10:30 AM - Beautiful Bountiful Brunch

 

12:00 PM - Nature Hike,  Sleep Expert Workshop or Self Massage Workshop

 

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

 

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Biofeedback Private Consultation or Wellness Consultation

 

6:30 PM - One Hour Break 

 

7:30 PM- Nourishing Dinner
 

8:30 PM - Yoga Nidra, Laughter Yoga, or Somatic Release 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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Hello! My name is Remy Rebecca, and I will lead the Essential Oil Infused Sleep workshops here at Casa Koya.

I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease, Hashimoto’s, at 16, and it seems I have been on a roller-coaster ever since. I was told I would need to take a pill every day for the rest of my life, and everything would be fine. That is not the case. Over the years, I have realized that it is a much more complicated but exciting journey, and I started to look at a holistic approach to my health. 

I completed my degree in biology and became aware of my love for the natural world. 

I have also studied Phytotherapy at the Chinese School of Medicine and completed the Soul to Soil PDC with Sarah Wu, which deepened my relationship with plants and made me want to understand and have more of a personal relationship with them. I also have a few certifications in herbal studies, such as medicine making (Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine), mastering herbal formulations, and herbal care for stress management (Herbal Academy).

I was born in the South of Portugal, where my home is in the hills and surrounded by nature. I love long hikes around the countryside and being outside. I also like to connect with like-minded people and value my time with friends and family.

I could go on - but I'll leave it when we all get together.

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Hello! My name is José Maria Amaral.
I have dedicated my life to so-called unconventional therapies (TNC
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 I studied International Relations at Lusíada University, attended a Masters in American Studies at the University of London Senate House, and worked at the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It was in 2007 in the area of Osteopathy/Quiromassage/Reflexology Podal that I started more technically, but also holistically. I did training at the Instituto de Salud Integral Kiros in Seville where I studied Osteopathy for 4 years. I also gave courses in Podal Reflexology. In 2009 I started a new training in Naturopathy at the Instituto Português de Naturologia in Lisbon where I learned auriculotherapy (acupuncture in the ears), phytotherapy, Iridiology, and orthomolecular nutrition. Training concluded with thesis defence in June 2014. 

 

After this, I was invited to be a trainer at the Portuguese Institute of Naturology as well as a supervisor of the students in clinical work and professional internship. The position I have held for some years where I have been providing therapeutic care in natural medicine with the public in several clinics in mainland Portugal and the Islands in addition to the above I also include in my therapeutic offer SCIO (International Licensed Quantum Biofeedback Therapist) forming in this way an integrative concept of preventive medicine at the disposal of Health and its Homeostasis.

 

In May 2020 I was invited to publish an article in a French scientific journal on the theme: "Reconnaissance de la Naturopathie - L Exemple Portugais". This article was then translated and published in the magazine Espaço Aberto in August 2020. Finally, I have been a guest speaker in multiple podcasts to talk about Health and Natural Medicine.

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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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