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.


    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

    Cândida Correia

    Yoga came into his life motivated by the same curiosity with which Cândida explores life and the world. It quickly became a passion and then, a purpose in life, achieved through teaching. Her practice and sharing reflect her exploring personality and her ability to observe and seek harmony in everything around her. It is in this search for balance that Cândida applies the rigor with which she transmits each teaching, simultaneously making instructions and practices flexible to the individual needs of each student. The same flexibility that she observes in nature, which she lives surrounded by, in her home in the heart of Alentejo and where she finds inspiration and the energy that is so characteristic of her.

    With her sensitivity combined with the rigor she puts into her work, Cândida offers each student a unique, dense, challenging practice, balanced with the lightness of her spirit and empathy, making it easier for everyone to overcome the proposed challenges to be overcome on the mat, from the beginner to the most advanced practitioner.

    Empathic connection is the foundation on which their practices and knowledge sharing are based.

    Isa Guitana

    For more than 20 years Isa has been dedicating her daily presence to share tradtional Ashtanga Yoga with each student to cross her path, supporting their inner journey with her playful heart and faithful dedication to inspire them to unravel their deepest potential within. From the moment she discovered her practice, she knew it would challenge her and open her heart to bring new levels of growth for a lifetime. 

    She spent 10 years travelling to India to practice under the guidance of Shri K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Jois and was among the first Portuguese teachers to be Authorized by the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India. 

    Isa lives in Portugal with her family and teaches at beautiful locations in Lisbon & Cascais, after closing the amazing Casa Vinyasa, the first Ashtanga Yoga Shala in Portugal that was open 16 years. Over the years Isa has taught throughout Portugal, Europe, Asia and the Americas. Isa has been teaching and performing at several international festivals like Boom, Being, Wanderlust and Portugal Spirit Festival. 

    In addition to the Ashtanga practice, Isa also uses her singing voice as a tool for healing and transmutation through the study and chanting of the Yoga Sutras, traditional Indian devotional Bhajans and guided Yoga Nidras, deep relaxation. She just released the double Album BHAKTI - Mantras & Meditations, along with Cuca Roseta and Rute Caldeira.

    Renata Estevez

    Renata Estevez studied Humanistic Clinical Psychology. She developed the technique of Psychomassage and has dedicated herself to mind-body therapies, Somatic Experience and body-trauma since 2008.

    She teaches Psychomassage and also works as a trainer in the Body Psychotherapy Theory and Techniques course held by the Portuguese Centre of Reichian Studies in Lisbon.
    Renata is trained by MAPS as an Entheogenic Therapist since 2014 and she has been working in this field since 2018, exploring its potential when combined with somatic work.

    Psychomassage©️ is an instrument of body psychotherapy that seeks to harmonize the body’s energy flows, helping to release muscular armour and consequently its emotional movements, thus allowing access to the most essential aspects of being.

    The body reveals itself as a map of the psyche, where the conscious and unconscious content is imprinted. Each body has a story to tell, and it is in light of its historical context that a body reading is possible.

    In each individual, the energy flow of the body manifests itself differently. The unique dimensions of each body are analysed and interpreted psychosomatically through the quantum of energy flow (heavier or lighter) and the quality of the life energy: the shape and characteristics of the body itself, such as posture, temperature, skin colour, breathing pattern, fluidity of movement, tension and muscle contractures, quality of rendering and relaxation, permeability and responsiveness to change. This information is contextualized in the emotional, physical and psychological background of each patient.

    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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