Heart Space Retreat – June 2021

We will be holding another Heart Space retreat in Landeira, on the weekend 25th -27th of June. And it will be all about recharging and connecting.

We have up to 6 spaces for who wants to come and join us and Laura and me will prepare a lovely program for our time together.

The Intention

It is our intention to create wholesome retreats that are simplistic and affordable, retreats that give the opportunity to support each other in these days of big change. We love to share our skills and hold space.

About us

Laura is a gentle movement awareness guide, a yoga therapist who loves to work with the healing art of writing. A UK-native, Laura loves gardening and river-swimming and has made Portugal her home for the past eight years.

Melanie’s passions are the emotional healing work & mind exploration. How do we function and why, and what can we do to bring more joy into our lives and make the challenges we face lighter and more welcome.

We plan on making this a nicely balanced retreat with the opportunity to work on individual challenges as well as having group time and fun together 😉

The program

Here is a rough idea of the plan, however we will go with the flow and changes might happen


  • Arrive in Landeira by 5pm (we can arrange lift sharing)
  • 6 pm: Dinner
  • Opening heart space circle round the fire


  • 8-10 am: Morning meditation, journaling, and yoga (Laura)
  • 10 am: Breakfast
  • 11 am-1 pm: Recharging dialogs (Melanie)
  • 1-3pm: Lunch
  • 3- pm: Connection experiences (Melanie)
  • 5pm: Snack break
  • 6-7.30 pm: Movement & stillness (Laura)
  • 7.30 pm: Dinner
  • 9-10 pm: Fire circle meditation


  • 8-10 am: Morning meditation, journaling and yoga (Laura)
  • 10 am: Breakfast
  • 11 am-1 pm: Integration work
  • 1-3 pm: Lunch
  • 3-4 pm: Time for one-on-one sessions (yoga therapy/emotional healing)
  • 4pm: Snacks, closing circle and leaving time

The location

Landeira – Santa Cruz da Trapa – Central Portugal

Our house can only be reached by walking for 10-15 minutes over rocky, uneven terrain. It is an off-grid location though we have a 12-volt solar system for a few lights and, if necessary, to charge phones. There is no fridge. We have a compost toilet and there is on outdoor place washing and cleaning teeth. You can jump in the river to freshen up but NO soap or shampoos should be used in the river since it is used for drinking water further down the valley.

Where will I stay?

There is the option to stay in our bell tent for which we ask a contribution of €30 per person (for our work of setting up the tent and taking it down, plus blankets to use as mattresses and covers for the night). You will have to bring a sleeping bag/duvet and possibly an extra mattress for comfort.

What to bring

Bring comfortable clothes and shoes and carry your belongings in a rucksack since there is no pathway for suitcases with wheels.


Food – We will eat and cook together so please either bring food supplies or make a €30 donation for food for the weekend (and please let me know asap which option you decide on).

Sleeping – if you want to stay in the bell tent please let us know. It can sleep up to six people and costs €30 per person for the weekend.

Otherwise feel free to bring your own tent at no extra cost.

Workshops – We put our hearts and souls into the work that we do and are happy to do so for conscious donations. We are also open to accepting non-monitory exchanges. (Please arrange with us if you’d like to exchange). You can pay during the retreat.

As a guideline for the donation we suggest between 60 and 80 Euros.

Remember for some it might be more difficult to give money than for others and a generous contribution also benefits others.

In this way, we don’t lose the fun of offering our time and work in this way.

Want to participate?

Contact Melanie by e-mail, telegram or phone with any questions you may have or for a get-to-know-each-other-chat and reserve your space. If you want to stay in the tent, please pay a deposit of €15 to confirm your stay. Otherwise, no deposit is needed.

E-mail: emotionalhealingportugal@gmail.com or melanie77@tutamail.com

Phone: 00351 239 971 474 or Cellphone/ Telegram: 918 270 302

We look forward to sharing a part of the journey work together.

Melanie & Laura

Published by Melanie

I love to create and hold safe spaces that allow us to explore the depth of our beings. I do this on the physical level at our homes in Portugal as well as in vibrational ways though being present with people during sessions online or in person. I am also an adventurous homey, that loves to live in and with nature, exploring and living alternatives ways of live, education, health and entertainment.

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