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A soul-nourishing journey in a peaceful hilltop meditation center at the Algarve, Portugal.

22. - 29. June 2024

Check in Saturday between 4-5pm
Check out Saturday between 10-11am

Free Being offers you the chance to take a step out of linear time, and connect with the magic of your inner world - supported by the practices of yoga, mindful living and a conscious community.

Surrounded by the serene nature of Portugal's Algarve we will spend a healing week to cleanse and let go in order to feel, to awaken and to return to a state of Free Being, our true nature.

Amid the vast land of a quiet meditation center overlooking the Portuguese coastline, we will explore the power of Yogic practices that go far beyond the physical experience and tap into the beauty of our pure selves. 

Join Marlene & Nush to discover the freedom within your own heart that transpires when inner and outer peace meet.

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Daily practices in Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga to create space in your body, ceremonial circles to open your heart, and guided meditations to free your mind. A local chef will take care of our nourishment with vegetarian meals for brunch and dinner (vegan or glutenfree options available).


Exemplary day at the retreat 

08.00 Morning guided meditation

08.30 Tea, fruit & time for journaling

09.00 90 minute Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga

11.00 Vegetarian wholefood brunch

12.00 Free time to swim, relax or explore

17.00 Restorative & relaxing Yin yoga

19.00 Vegetarian wholefood dinner


Included Specials

Essential Oil Workshop; Asana Lab; Sunrise Meditation;

Cacao Ceremony & Intuitive Dance Night


Additional Offerings

Private Yoga Lesson

Therapeutic Massage with in-house masseur

The Retreat program will be guided in English.



Shared Room A:

Early-Bird: 1.295 EUR /  Full Price: 1.345 EUR

Glamping Tent: 1.195 EUR

Shared Room B:

Early-Bird: 1.395 EUR / Full Price: 1.445 EUR

What is included:

accommodation for 7 nights, healthy & organic meals, water, tea & coffee (self-service),  yoga program, props & equipment as well as workshop material.


What is not included:

transport, excursions & additional bookings like massages

The group size is limited to 16 spots.


About the transport

Transportation is not included in the retreat price.

Arrival & Departure

We will organize group pick ups & drop offs for Saturdays from and to airport Faro at extra cost. Just let us know if you are interested in taking this offer.

Photocredit: Maxine Lasse Design

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Yoga. Meditation. Breathwork. Ceremonial Circles. Mindfulness. Healthy Food. Nature. Community.


About our retreat home

The meditation center Bodhi Bhavan is located on mountain Picota in Monchique with breathtaking views over the hills and coast line of Portugal's Algarve and picturesque sunrise and sunsets. Peacefully embedded in the lush nature of Algarve’s second highest peak with hiking trails all around the retreat.

Far away from the busy tourist resorts, Monchique offers a quiet space for all nature lovers to explore and relax in.

On more than 6 hectares of land, Bodhi Bhavan offers plenty of space to find inner & outer peace. Natural spring water from the mountain is stored in open natural tanks which provide welcome refreshment on hot summer days and invite for a refreshing dip.

Bodhi Bhavan's healing energy supports your practice of self exploration and recentering.

Guided by Marlene and Nush from Yoga on the Move, who are looking forward to share their greatest passion with you. Uniting Vinyasa Yoga with holistic healing, we will tap into the power of the Yogic practice to experience new perspectives and potentials within.

We believe that each of us has the right to live a fulfilled and self-directed life. With our guidance we wish to support you on your journey of seeing more clearly again and interacting effortlessly with all storms of life.

With Free Being Marlene & Nush created a holistic retreat program to gradually guide you back into connection with your intuitive knowing, back into a loving relation with your body and an intimate dialogue with your heart.


Empowering, vitalizing practices in the morning and soothing, gentle practices in the evening are accompanied with meditation and breath techniques to establish more contentment and equanimity day by day.

Marlene & Nush will guide you step by step into the practices independently of your level of experience.

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