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Your adventure awaits

This retreat is designed for digital nomads, creatives, remote workers, innovators and dreamers seeking meaningful connections with like-minded individuals on a similar journey of self-discovery and transformation.

Recharge, Reconnect, Recenter

Experience the calming effects of nature, as you immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of Portugal´s countryside.

Join a community of like-minded individuals, who share your passion for self-discovery, personal development and exploration.

Find space for introspection and self-reflection, allowing you to realign personal and professional priorities.

Unlock your full potential

Through a carefully crafted itinerary of immersive activities, workshops, and mindful practices, we create the conditions for growth and self-discovery to take place.

 

We apply an evidence based approach to our programme, which is designed and led by skilled psychology, art and wellness practitioners.

Your week with LeafCo

day 1
orientation

Meet up in Porto

Welcome Dinner

Transfer to retreat

Free Time

day 2
find center

Morning Movement

Breakfast

Work / Free Time

Meditation / Mindfulness
Lunch

Finding Centre Session

Group Reflection Circle

Dinner
Fado Night

day 3
start south

Morning Movement

Breakfast

Work / Free Time

Meditation / Mindfulness
Lunch

From Lines to Legends

Five Senses Nature Immersion

Dinner
Surprise Event

day 4
expand east

Morning Movement

Breakfast

Work / Free Time

Meditation / Mindfulness
Lunch

Magic Circle Session

Traditional Ceramics Workshop

Group Reflection Circle

Dinner
Wine Tasting

day 5
define north

Morning Movement

Breakfast

Work / Free Time

Meditation / Mindfulness
Lunch

The Afternoon Forum

Crafting Your Vision

Group Reflection Circle

Dinner
Star Gazing

day 6
set west

Morning Movement

Breakfast

Work / Free Time

Portuguese Cuisine Workshop
Lunch

Wellness Walk

Group Reflection Circle

Dinner
Surprise Event

day 7
exploration

Breakfast

Transfer to Porto city

Surf Session or The Incredible Woman of Portugal Experience

Lunch

Port Wine Tasting

Cat Feeding Experience

Farewell Dinner
Porto Nightlife

Ready to Reconnect?

Activities

Our comprehensive wellness programme spans six domains: physical, vocational, spiritual, emotional, social, and cognitive.

Morning Movement
MORNING
MOVEMENT
SESSION

Kick-starting the day with a refreshing and active group practice: Yoga, Tai Chi, or Active Meditation.

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MEDITATION / MINDFULNESS
SESSION

A moment to find pause, ground and recenter, held in nature, and guided by our practitioners.

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FINDING
CENTRE
SESSION

A focus on getting to know each other and the week’s programme journey, creating connections and support.

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GROUP
REFLECTION CIRCLE

Daily sessions to process thoughts and feelings, creating space for you and what you are bringing.

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FIVE SENSES NATURE IMMERSION

Guided meditation engaging all five senses to bring calm to mind and body, held in nature.

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FROM LINES
TO LEGENDS

Unravelling life’s tapestry and the stories we tell, through therapeutic art practice.

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THE MAGIC
CIRCLE

Led by Carolina and Daniel, these tabletop roleplaying game sessions will take you on an immersive adventure of imagination and wonder.

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THE AFTERNOON FORUM

Facilitated group conversation to discuss passions and vocation - we will help you align these two spheres, creating space for group learning

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CRAFTING YOUR VISION

Using Art to visualise your vision for the future; session led by our Art expert, Mariana.

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WELLNESS
WALKS: HIKING
IN NATURE

A hiking group workshop in nature to identify goals and actions towards holistic wellness - also there’s mushroom picking!

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STARGAZING

Our location is a certified Starlight Tourism destination — the Milky Way in all its splendor.

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THE INCREDIBLE
WOMAN OF
PORTUGAL

We’ll show you the historic center of Porto and talk about the stories of the most amazing ladies ever.

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SURF

Portugal has incredible beaches - we provide an included water sports experience that you’ll never forget.

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CAT FEEDING
EXPERIENCE

The secret spots that Porto has to offer, feeding cute cats along the way.

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FADO

Full of poetry and life, this is an experience that will put you in contact with the soul of Portugal.

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WINE TASTING

We’re in wine country after all, and as so you’ll be able to sample the best of the best.

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PORTO NIGHT
LIFE

We’ll show you the coolest spots and sights that Porto nightlife has to offer.

Workshops

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CERAMIC TILE PAINTING

Led by Mariana, our Art expert, learn traditional techniques and Portuguese art history in a calm and healing atmosphere.

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PORTUGUESE
CUISINE

Learn, laugh and taste your own creations, in nature - Portuguese cuisine is easy, healthy and delicious!

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TRADITIONAL
CERAMICS

Engage in an ancestral form of creative expression, while developing a detail oriented meditative practice.

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JOURNALING

Learn and develop the principles of journaling with our programme director, Julia. You’ll be given your own journal to get you started.

Habitat

Whether you choose a cozy private suite or a spacious shared room, our habitat  offers a restful haven for your stay. High-speed internet is always present, as well as plenty of cozy nooks to work, relax or just curl up with a good book.

Wander through lush gardens, breathe in fresh air, and find your favorite spot to unwind. Dive into the crystal-clear pool, or relax under the shade of a camellia tree.

You will have ample free time to explore and experience the tranquility and stillness of nature.

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The Food

Our in-house chef goes above and beyond to cater to your dietary preferences and requirements, ensuring that each dish is a harmonious blend of flavor, nutrition, and cultural authenticity.

 

Each day, you'll be treated to three curated meals, as well as a continuous supply of snacks and refreshments, thoughtfully designed to showcase the freshest local and seasonal ingredients.

What's included?

LeafCo daily Programme schedule

LeafCo Wellness Activities

LeafCo Centering Journal

Cultural Immersion Experiences and workshops

Porto city exploration day

Private access to the grounds

Exclusive swimming pool

Accommodation and amenities

Three curated locally-sourced meals per day

Daily bottomless snack table

Shuttle service to/from Porto

Seven activity-filled days, with six nights accomodation

What's not included?

Airfare

Airport transfers to Porto

  • Where does the retreat take place?
    Portugal’s landscape, culture, cuisine and infrastructure make it easy to run exceptional retreats in unforgettable locations, surrounded by nature and good weather. All our retreats take place there. We always choose locations that are comfortable, spacious, sunny and with access to cities, villages and natural resources like rivers, forests, mountains, beaches and a star filled night sky. We understand that amazing surroundings are absolutely essential to provide participants with the ability ro recharge, reconnect and recenter, together.
  • Who is it for?
    Leafco retreats are designed for digital nomads, creatives, remote workers, innovators and dreamers that seek community, wellness, nature, cultural immersion, as well as creative and vocational development.
  • What can I expect from this experience?
    You can expect to: Engage in daily activities designed to inspire a renewed sense of vitality, allowing for a rejuvenating experience as you detach from stress and day-to-day distractions; Take part in meaningful conversations and participate in fun group activities with a like-minded community, developing a greater sense of empathy and appreciation for the power of human connection; Explore your calling and vocation, developing greater clarity in direction and purpose, cultivate a clearer mindset, and embrace a more balanced approach to living.
  • What is a LeafCo retreat?
    A LeafCo retreat is a seven day experience, conducted by skilled practitioners in psychology, art and wellness, using a holistic and evidence based approach. It is designed to provide participants with community, wellness, and vocational development, immersed in nature and in contact with local culture and cuisine.
  • What happens during the retreat?
    During the retreat, participants will take part in workshops and activities designed to address LeafCo’s six dimensions of wellness: physical, vocational, spiritual, emotional, social, and cognitive. This will allow for a community forming experience that provides participants with tools that can be applied immediately, both professionally and personally.
  • Who else will attend?
    LeafCo selects groups of maximum 12 participants per retreat. Through open calls, we invite participation based on shared vocations, different cultural backgrounds, wellness needs, and a common desire to be a part of a diverse, forward-thinking, and supportive community.
  • What do we do?
    We organize week long retreats, in which wellness and cultural activities take place and are led by our team of specialists. These activities aim to support personal development and provide wellness tools that can be used in daily life immediately.
  • How do we do it?
    By applying our wellness program and the LeafCo approach, and gathering a group of expert practitioners and consultants, we create the conditions for 12 participants to be together in person and provide wellness tools that can be put to use professionally and personally.
  • What will you gain?
    Reduced burnout/stress symptoms; Increased vitality; Clearer sense of purpose and direction, both professionally and personally; Meaningful and lasting connections with like minded individuals; Wellness tools that can be applied to your daily life; Develop a routine that will support your wellness goals; An amazing cultural immersion experience in Portugal; Unforgettable memories.
  • Who is it for?
    We created this service for digital nomads, creatives, remote workers, innovators and dreamers that seek community, wellness, cultural immersion as well as creative and vocational development.
  • What to expect?
    Experience the calming effects of nature, as you immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of Portugal's countryside; Join a community of like-minded individuals, who share your passion for self-discovery, personal development and exploration; Find space for introspection and self-reflection, allowing you to realign personal and professional priorities.
  • What is LeafCo Portugal?
    We are a company that creates and promotes wellness experiences conducted by skilled practitioners in psychology, art and wellness, using a holistic and evidence based approach.
  • Where do we do it?
    We believe that Portugal is the best kept secret in Europe. Portugal’s landscape, culture, cuisine and infrastructure make it easy to run exceptional retreats in unforgettable locations.

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