Retreats

Ericeira — Portugal

July 18-23 Mourning Our Mothers Edition

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Picturesquely draped across sandstone cliffs above the blue Atlantic, sunny, whitewashed Ericeira is popular with people seeking a getaway. It’s equally renowned for spectacular ocean vistas and excellent seafood restaurants, and is a mecca for surfers, who come here for the great waves and camaraderie.

Mourning Our Mothers Edition

🌟 Introducing the "Mourning Our Mothers" Edition of our Soul Kitchen Retreat!

This deeply meaningful and nurturing edition is specifically crafted for those who have experienced the profound loss of their mothers, offering a safe space for healing, connection, and empowerment.

Join us at Casa Eira in Ericeira, Portugal, where hearts unite to support and uplift one another on this transformative journey. Guided by our founder Jasper and a team of facilitators, you'll embark on a path of healing, self-discovery, and renewed strength.

If you've experienced the loss of your mother, know that you're not alone. During this edition, you'll find solace in shared experiences, embrace the power of community, and gain valuable tools to navigate the complexities of life without a mother's presence. Together, we'll create a space of love, understanding, and acceptance, fostering growth and resilience.

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Casa Eira is your 'espaço criativo' or creative space. Enjoy a 5-night stay in this 100-year-old charming villa nestled in the heart of Ericeira.

At Casa Eira, you are free to explore every nook and cranny that this private and intimate home has to offer. From the upper to lower terraces, enjoy watching the sun peek through the clouds while soaking in the coastal views of the mountains and sea. From the indoor yoga shala to outdoor garden, discover where you find your own creative inspirations.

If your curious mind leads you off the property, Casa Eira is a quick stroll to the sea, hidden paths in the hills, and enchanting streets of the town of Ericeira.

You are welcome to rest here.
You are welcome to create here.
You are welcome to dream here.
You are welcome to discover new things here.

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    Meike Heeremans

    Facilitator

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    Jasper Mutsaerts

    Facilitator

This trip to Ericeira might just be perfect for you if you are one of those...

Dreamers — who want to carry out their vision

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Idealists — who want to grow their impact

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Creators — who have lost their inspiration

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Read what the 6-day journey from
ground & connect to adjourning will look like.

Feel welcome and at home in the house and the group. Settle in, get to know each other. Eat, share and let your intentions for the week land.

What stories about the loss of your mother are you aware of? Acknowledge and honor the story of your mothers’ life and death. Visualize the past and make space for different/new interpretations and viewpoints.

Connect with yourself in this moment, your breath and soften into the (old) grief. Make space to feel into your (emotional) body, how can you release and soften a bit more. Land into quietness and swim/drift/dive in the ocean.

Reconnect to the love that felt lost. Create and find ways to remember together. Celebrate your courage to face this part of your life story.

Move with the elements (wind, water, beach, the rocks and sun) and integrate the experiences even more into your mind, heart and body. Find and share ways to integrate the practices for when you are back home.

Saying goodbye with intention, creating full circles. Honoring new friendships and cherishing the experience and learnings and road to continue.