Worship & Flow!

Christian retreat

7 - 11 May 2025
4 Winds - Vila Seca Central Portugal

Do you wonder what it would be like to press pause and offer your whole being as a living sacrifice to God through worship?

To stretch your arms to the heavens in total submission, in anticipation and ready to experience His supernatural presence.

Are you ready to surrender negative thoughts and that heavy yoke in exchange for His promised light yoke through prophetic dance and worship.

To tangibly experience true freedom in the stillness of His peace.

To lay at His feet all hinderances, limitations and self consciousness whilst bathing in an atmosphere rich in His presence.

Then I’m so glad you have found us, because this retreat is for you.

Just imagine.....

As you awaken and open your eyes, allow your ears to drink in the silence, breathe in the fresh unpolluted air, feel the stress subside and any anxiety dissipate. Begin the morning with a stretch, exhale and  feel the tension leave your body and be filled on the inhale with the clean fresh air.

Listen to your heartbeat over the soft worship music and feel the relaxation start to envelope you. Embrace the nature that surrounds us and allow your mind to be emptied of all negativities.

There is no rush, no ticking clock and no distractions; you have no deadlines, no conflicting priorities today. Focus on the  rise of peace within you, as we get ready to worship, feel the release of the negative emotions and the clearing of your mind. 

There is a liberty and a joy,  a freedom and a peace when we start to worship our creator through dance, an undeniably awesome  way to start the day!

Why Vila Seca, Portugal?

There is a peace and tranquillity that surrounds you on arrival. You literally feel the stress and anxiety  leave your body.

Situated in unspoilt countryside, devoid of city pollution and loud external noises. A place where sheep wander daily from pasture to pasture.  

Surrendered worship will not have to compete for your attention or concentration – it will be your only focus. A village snuggled within a microclimate immersed in nature,  perfect for gentle walks in solitude,  recharging your mental and physical wellbeing.

Where will you be staying?

4 Winds is a traditional Portuguese home on the outside with 2 additional units, tastefully decorated in tribute to eclectic art and the art deco era.

Each unit offers comfortable  twin bedrooms with modern bathrooms. Both have a communal relaxed open plan living area which is inviting and cosy. Direct access onto the private patios leads into the larger communal garden, which offers plenty of space for alone time or fellowship.

What food do we serve?

This worship retreat focusses on feeding and strengthening  your spirit, but we have not overlooked your physical intake. That is why we have a delicious offering of 3 mouth-watering plant based meals to be served each day. They are truly delicious and healthy, that is why we are confident you wont miss having meat on your plate!.

Our freshly prepared meals use the finest organic ingredients from our garden or locally sourced farmers. We believe your physical intake significantly contributes to your mental wellbeing, yes, you are what you eat.

There are healthy snacks on hand in the communal areas throughout the retreat with a supply of spring water, fresh natural juices, seasonal fruit and a selection of herbal teas or fresh coffee. 

Let us describe a typical day.

Waking up in the morning to the melodic song of the native birds, inhaling the heady scent of eucalyptus and pine trees. 

A gentle morning stretch stimulates your muscles and engages your mind. With your appetite awakened take some time to enjoy a delicious healthy breakfast.

Mid-morning we prepare to worship our heavenly Father with soft worship music bathing the atmosphere.  feel your stress subside, your anxiety lessen as we tune into the words being sung and allow our gratitude to rise. 

Move our bodies like an extension of our voices, expressing our gratitude,  swaying and bending, arching and stretching in time to the music as we continue to worship our God.

Lunch is sure to delight your palette with its tasty and healthy offering, followed by some relaxing time while you digest.

A creative afternoon will be filled with acrylic pouring. A definite way to end the day as we pour out jumbled paints from our cups onto crisp clean canvas and watch the transformation of the jumbled mess into works of bespoke art.

The evening meal gives way to some time to relax for the evening, feel at peace as you rock gently in a hammock, or unwind in the hot tub, soaking up the  tranquillity in which you are surrounded. 

What a way to invest in your spiritual and physical wellbeing.

What will I take away?

 

  • Spiritual awakening and enlargement with a more intimate connection to God. 
  • New ways to hear and know the voice of God.
  • A clearer mind and relaxed body. 
  • Feeling de-stressed and recharged. 
  • A new way of worshipping God and surrendering through prophetic dance.
  • A deeper appreciation of nature and the importance of your surroundings. 
  • An introduction to acrylic pouring and your own bespoke art work, posted to your home once dry.
  • Fellowship and new connections and  friendships.  
  • A different and exciting  way to easily discharge stress and anxiety when you return to your normal.
  • A detoxed body.
  • Long lasting positive memories.

What is included?

5  days and 4 nights accommodation

3 delicious daily meals and snacks throughout the day.

A pre-retreat telephone or zoom call 

Airport transfers to and from Porto (within pre-set times)

Worship & prophetic dancing including dance guidance.

Acrylic pouring workshops, including all materials.

What is not included?

Flights to and from Portugal

Accommodation outside of the retreat times

Visas or relevant entry requirements or documentation

Transfers to and from Porto airport outside of pre-set times

Travel or health insurance

What will this cost you

A room in “The Deco-plex” with an ensuite bathroom is £820.00 for single occupancy and £715.00 per person for double occupancy. Each room overlooks the private patio area. There is access to the  communal living space with tea making facilities and cold storage for drinks.

A room in “The Art-partment” is £710.00 for single occupancy and £625.00 per person for double occupancy.  There are shared bathroom facilities between the 2 bedrooms  which overlook the front garden. There is a cosy communal lounge with tea making facilities and cold storage for drinks. The double doors lead to the spacious peaceful gardens.

We prefer to offer the best experience, so we hold small and intimate retreats with a maximum of 9 guests. 

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis which includes room preference.

Who is your host?

Greetings, I am Synthia,

3 decades of a chaotic lifestyle,  the heavy demand took a toll on me, and I realised I was putting in way more than I was able to withdraw. 

I made the decision to actively change my life, and I never looked back. I  realised that in the peace of nature, I was able to hear God clearly and worship became a lifestyle.

There is something surreal about walking through the woods singing, dancing & worshipping God. I began to truly appreciate the most intricate things about His creation. I feel so grateful, and ultra blessed, it fills me with such reverence.  When God laid this retreat on my heart, I was absolutely amazed,  that is why I am so excited to share this experience with you!

What are your next steps?

We want you to be positive that this retreat is right for you, so perhaps it is time for that free pre-retreat telephone/zoom call. That can easily be scheduled when you click any one of the buttons – what are you waiting for!

Now you’ve decided there is no way you are going to miss out on this retreat, you need to pay your deposit (50%) which will secure your space.

The balance is required 30 days before the start of the retreat. 

Now just sit back and relax, we will send the confirmation and all the relevant paperwork within 24 hours of receiving your deposit.

And the small print?

  1. All payments must be made in full 30 days before the start of the retreat.
  2. Cancellation requests made 30 days before the start of the retreat will be refunded at 75% of paid value
  3. Cancellation requests made 15 days before the start of the retreat will be refunded at 50% of the paid value.
  4. Cancellation requests made 14 days or less before the start of the retreat will be refunded at 10% of the balance paid.
  5. We reserve the right to cancel bookings where the balance is not paid 30 days before the start of the retreat and refunds will be processed according to the 2,3&4 above.
  6. We reserve the right to withhold any refund payment for no shows on the day of the retreat.

Enjoy an Unforgettable Experience in Portugal with 4Winds