MAY 21-27th, 2023
Don't just take it from us. Here are some messages from our attendees.
"This retreat is a healing experience for me, at the physical, emotional, and spiritual level. I love the fun water activities and restful stillness in yoga and cacao ceremony. Water is very healing and supportive with energy flow. Fire brings out the inner fire in us. The best part is the safe space created to connect with amazing women with different talents and gifts!"
"Oh wow.. where to even begin. My experience during this retreat hosted by Dr. Shivani and Dr. Liu was nothing but magical and transformative. The experience as a whole has nourished my mind-body-soul on level that I had never experienced. Gathered together with such inspiring and strong individuals, we smiled, we laughed, we cried and we grew so much. Thank you for creating this special weekend and vessel for us to unleash our wild hearts!!!
"If you are sitting on the fence debating if its really worth it, I promise you it is! Shivani thought of everything, the food was delicious and accommodating, the activities were so fun and she led us through a range of different wellness exercises that did wonders to reset my mind and my body. I felt truly taken care of both physically and emotionally, something I haven't felt in a while and I am so grateful to Shivani for giving me that gift."
"The retreat was exactly what I needed and when I needed it. Shivani makes it a complete stress free experience! Amazing experiences, great food, and even better company. I feel the effects of the retreat even afterwards."
"Shivani put together an incredible experience for us. I didn't know anyone beforehand, but her professionalism and approachability allowed me to feel comfortable and welcome. I came away from the retreat with renewed energy and goals. The introspective time was invaluable and helped me recenter my life. I've already recommended it to anyone who will listen to me rave about it!"
The Alma Ser Retreat will take place May 21-27, 2023 in Lagos, Portugal at Quinta Bonita Country House & Gardens.
We recommend that you fly into the Faro Airport, also known as the Algarve Airport, in Portugal. The Faro Airport is about 1-hour away from the villa. The most cost-effective international flights will likely fly through Lisbon, where you can connect domestically to the Faro airport, which is only a 45-minute flight and less than €80.
We have included roundtrip airport transfers between the Faro Airport to Quinta Bonita. If you chose to fly into Lisbon airport or to travel by train, you will be responsible for transferring to the Faro Airport. Please note that the Lisbon airport is about 3 hours away by car or train.
We recommend scheduling flights inbound flights to arrive at the Faro Airport on May 21st between 10:00am-1:00pm. We recommend scheduling outbound flights from the Faro Airport to depart on May 27th after 2:00pm.
Portugal is an extremely beautiful country with many other popular areas to travel! We suggest taking a few extra days to explore Lisbon before the retreat. If you would like to explore further, we can recommend some travel itineraries exploring day trips from Lisbon (Belem, Sintra) or Porto (Duoro Wine Valley).