Reconnection Retreat

We invite you to have 5 days of deep reconnection in the Azores on the Island of Pico, one of the most beautiful nature destinations in the world, in the idyllic LAVA HOMES high end resort.

Through a variety of mind and body practices with the guidance of a highly talented and sensitive sound healer, we create a space for you to increase your energy levels and physical competences as well as magnify your creative potential and tune into the best version of yourself.

The retreat is designed for those who want to bring movement and grounding to their lives and be in contact with nature.

The retreat will be adapted to everyone's needs.

Experience how life and energy can flow better when you transition from stagnation to movement.

Empower yourself, increase your energy through movement, disconnect from technology, reunite to your higher self, reconnect to your body and your feelings, enjoy nature, ground your body and give life to your feelings, nourish your body and soul with healthy and delicious food and just have a good time.

You will be able to experience...


    • Daily sessions of GYROKINESIS, a movement system with principles of Yoga, Tai-Chi and Chi-Kung, that gently awakens and stimulates your mind and body
    • Daily YOGA practice adapted to each one of you
    • SOUND HEALING group sessions to lower your levels of stress and anxiety
    • ECSTATIC DANCE session to liberate your full expression and clear away mental,physical and emotional stagnation
    • CACAO CEREMONY to open your heart and feel the deep inner and transpersonal connection thus awakening your energy centers( chakras)
    • Introduction to SELF MASSAGE practice to increase your energy flow and sharpen your senses
    • MINDFUL WALKS  and hikes in the mesmerizing surrounding landscapes. Walking gracefully and wisely on the earth is one of the great meditative practices. Just as in sitting meditation, where attention is brought to the rhythmic pattern of breathing, in walking meditation, mindfulness is cultivated by resting the attention on sensations of the body as one walks
    • Amazing HEALTHY FOOD
    • Detox smoothie WORKSHOP


    Early bird: Bookings done before December 20th 2022


    Full SeaView

    1.900€ Total *

    Partial sea view / garden view

    1.700€ Total *

    * Retreat, Accomodation, Meals and Transfers, all included

    Retreat Price: Bookings done after December 21st 2022


    Full SeaView

    2.100€ Total *

    Partial sea view / garden view

    1.900€ Total *

    * Retreat, Accomodation, Meals and Transfers, all included

    Meals: Nourish Yourself

    Meals will be brought to you by Francisco Basílio.

    Francisco's food aim is to nourish and ignite vitality, perceiving nutrition holistically, as everything you intake and considering different latitudes of food.

    Mostly plant Based, although with no fundamentalisms, his kitchen is eco-friendly and sustainable, respecting zero waste philosophy, concentrated on local, seasonal and fresh products, giving preference to what he calls nutraceuticals - low mass to a high concentration of nutrients, in order to promote energy instead of wasting it during its digestion.

    Francisco follows Ayurvedic principles such as "we are not what we eat but what we digest" and therefore promoting Agni - primordial fire; is a constant factor on his gastronomic line.

    His cooking can also be described as international, inspired on different cultures and techniques, from Ayurvedic, Japan, middle east to a vegetarian re interpretation of Portuguese gastronomy.

    Francisco sees cooking as an act of love and promoting consciousness, being food, as well, a vehicle for cultural wisdom, activism, medicine and Art.

    Meet the team


    Bernardo Gama

    My name is Bernardo. From an early age I was interested in movement.

    In my adolescence I had to wear an orthopedic brace to correct a series of deviations in the spine. Classical dance was then an aid to "help" to straighten my back. There were very few boys who went to the Dance Conservatory at that time. Only those who liked to dance very much went there... such was my case. I realized then that, sometimes, a difficulty can become an ally that teaches us something.

    I was lucky to have danced in important dance companies such as Ballet Gulbenkian (PT), Cullberg Ballet (Swe) and Grupo Corpo (BR). Dancing gave me resilience, rigor as well as some injuries.

    It was these injuries that led me to discover the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® (a holistic and integrative method that has its principles in Yoga, Tai Chi and Chi Kung).

    It's been 20 years and I'm still studying the method. I became a trainer and my thirst for knowledge took me to other areas of somatic education. Over the years I have been involved in art teaching and therapeutic movement.

    I did a Master’s in Dance and Performance at the University of Lisbon. I actively strive to dissolve barriers and connect people with and without disabilities through dance and movement. With that in mind, I took the Danceability® course, a method that promotes inclusion through dance.

    My approach to movement is mainly based on the sensorial and energetic aspect. In order to transmit and share my love for movement, I co-created Espaço Equilibrium, a center for somatic techniques and well-being, located in Lisbon.

    I am committed to bringing the love of moving with intelligence and open heart to more people. In this way we can become more grounded so we can fully express all our human potential.




    To describe Momo in one word, it would be - HEART.

    Momo's medicine is his ability to bring the energy in a space into deep Heart-connection. He guides with softness and simplicity and creates an environment that feels true and safe for those in it.

    He serves his purpose of connecting people to their Heart through Sound Healing, Inner Child Activation, Embodied Heart Connection (a practice he developed which combines Movement, Conscious Intimacy and Breathwork), through creating deep Ecstatic Dance journeys and through Sacred Cacao Ceremonies.

    Momo has a profound relationship with the plant medicine of Cacao, and is dedicated to serving Her in his very unique way.

    His deep commitment to the Way of Love is expanded by being a loving father to two beautiful Light Beings and he pours out this Love into every thing he does.

    Momo has been dedicated fully to offering his medicine since 2017.

    He facilitates and plays for thousands of people per year in Portugal as well as abroad.

    Instagram @coracaodecacaupt

    Pedro Mendes

    What I do today is studying how people move and don't move, how they feel about it, and what can I do to improve them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually towards the general well-being.

    I do it because we are the most precious asset that we have.

    After 32 years experience with physical work, with Ballroom dance, with classical Ballet and Contemporary Ballet carrier, YOGA is the method that I use with the people that want to embrace this journey of self conscious discovery.

    Instagram @pedromendesyoga

    Igor Libanio

    Early kid I realised I loved to travel and touch others souls.

    Doubting of what this meant I picked my backpack, subscribed a bunch of trainings around the sphere and for 10 years I devoted my soul to the journey of healing embodying 59 countries over 2 world tours. Got a big "burn out" and felt separated from myself until once I was watching the sacred spiral and fractal movements of the sun and planets. Each piece represented to me a single discipline dancing gracefuly with each other keeping this universe in full motion but all connected, so did I.

    I invite you to come and step into this space dance. Bliss

    Therapist: @igor.libanio.terapeuta


    Model: @martacaraslindas_revolution

    Francisco Basilio, a Chef - a Gastronaut and a Surfer.

    Francisco Basilio was born in Portugal, Lisbon, and started studying psychology after high school, but soon realised that transforming reading nature into food cook was his thing, as it would place him between men and nature, being able to create synergy, balance and art and understanding agriculture, chemistry, and health. Soon he starts to travel around the world learning new cultures, gastronomic landscapes and techniques. At the age of 25 he travelled to India by mistake, or happy incident, and got acquainted with Indian Cuisine and Ayurvedic medicine.

    Can’t miss a opportunity to have a chat with the goats pastor and check were are the best waves in the moment.

    Always very respectful towards Ayurvedic medicine, practice the received ancestral knowledge through cooking and conversations.

    After experiencing living in multiple parts of the world, now shares the love of living in his small farm with his wife, daughter and animals.

    Cooking is an act of Love, bringing together people realities – culture, health and Art/creativity as a form of (self)healing.


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