Are you caught up in the crazy rat race of modern society, constantly juggling all your balls to keep your head above water? Are you physically and mentally exhausted but can’t seem to find a way off that wheel.
Are you conscious that less and less time is spent in God’s presence, and there seems no way to redraw that picture.
Would you like to step outside that normal and worship as King David did? Feel chains break, anxiety melt and bondage disappear as you draw closer to our heavenly Father through uninhibited worship through dance?
Then you have come to the right place, because this retreat is for you.
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 shall I lay my head?
4 Winds is a traditional Portuguese home with 2 separate units, tastefully remodelled with a nod and in tribute to acrylic art and the art deco era.
Each unit offers comfortable twin bedrooms with modern bathrooms There is 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 social gatherings.
What tasty morsels shall sustain me?
Whilst our spirit is being strengthened, our minds are enjoying the therapeutic detox our physical bodies will be well sustained with delicious healthy meals and snacks throughout the retreat.
Traditional dishes with a modern twist and some international favourites expertly prepared by our chef are sure to delight every one of your tastebuds.
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. There are healthy snacks on hand in the communal areas throughout the retreat with a supply of spring water, fresh natural juices, selection of teas and fresh coffee.
Do tell! - what can I look forward to?
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?
- A clearer and relaxed mind.
- Feeling de-stressed and recharged.
- A new way of worshipping and surrendering through dance.
- An introduction to acrylic pouring and your own bespoke art work, posted to your home once dry.
- Fellowship and new friendships.
- A different and exciting way to easily discharge stress and anxiety when you return to your normal.
- Spiritual enlargement and a more intimate connection to God.
So, what's included?
4 days and 3 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 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
And the price of my investment?
A room in “The Deco-plex” with an ensuite bathroom is £520.00 for single occupancy and £415.00 per person for double occupancy. Each room overlooks the private patio area. There is access to the shared communal lounge with tea making facilities and cold storage for drinks.
A room in “The Art-partment” is £410.00 for single occupancy and £375.00 per person for double occupancy. There are shared bathroom facilities between the 2 bedrooms which overlook the front garden. There is access to the communal lounge with tea making facilities and cold storage for drinks.
We want you to have the best experience, so we hold small and intimate retreats with a maximum of 8 guests.
Places are allocated on a first come first served basis which includes room preference.
Who are your hosts?
Hi, I am Synthia,
Almost 3 decades of a chaotic lifestyle, juggling work, married life, Christianity and play, 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 was such a pleasure. it became a lifestyle.
There is something surreal about walking through the woods singing, dancing & worshipping God and being able to appreciate the most intricate things about His creation. I feel grateful, and ultra blessed, it fills me with such reverence. I am so excited to share this experience with you!
Hey there, I’m Cleolenzea
Heralding from a background of performance art, I developed the concept “intrinsic flow” which has helped my clients to become more intuitive, authentic and express themselves more freely. This has given me the opportunity to host and facilitate workshops and retreats throughout Europe.
As a coach and therapist in holistic approaches, I offer my clients this experience through intuitive movement, authentic expression and freedom dance.
I have had my fair share of life’s challenges, which increased my belief in God and made me realise how much I need him. That is why I love the simple pleasures in life and really appreciate the beauty of being completely surrounded by nature.
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?
- All payments must be made in full 30 days before the start of the retreat.
- Cancellation requests made 30 days before the start of the retreat will be refunded at 75% of paid value
- Cancellation requests made 15 days before the start of the retreat will be refunded at 50% of the paid value.
- Cancellation requests made 14 days or less before the start of the retreat will be refunded at 10% of the balance paid.
- 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.
- We reserve the right to withhold any refund payment for no shows on the day of the retreat.