I am inviting you to join us at Casa Fuzetta a luxurious private villa in Olhão, a gem of a town in Portugal’s beautiful Algarve. Set in a spectacular fishing village with all local amenities within walking distance. This mindfulness and yoga retreat will help you to slow down, connect to your inner wisdom, and bring more peace and joy into your life. Soak up an abundance of nourishing locally sourced foods, sunshine, daily yoga and mindfulness sessions to bring that calm and controlled feeling back into your life. You will feel lighter in both body and mind and come home with a greater sense of clarity.
This retreat has been completed. Please stay tuned for upcoming retreats. If you're interested in a custom retreat please contact us and we will be happy to create an individual retreat package designed just for you.
Casa Fuzetta is a spectacular villa in the heart of Olhão, close to Faro in the Algarve. In addition to the luxury accommodations, outdoor swimming pool and glorious outdoor space, the villa is in the heart of Olhão, a traditional Portuguese fishing village with charming restaurants, bars, boutiques and a spectacular daily food market. Enjoying sunshine year-round, you have the opportunity to visit the local islands by boat taxi or spend your free time exploring the village or relaxing in the villa. I know you love with its energy as much as I do.
What to expect
4 nights accommodation at Casa Fuzetta, the stunning luxury villa in central Olhão in private room with en suite
Yoga, Qi Gong, Pilates
Mindfulness, relaxation, meditation, yoga nidra and breathing technique sessions
Yin yoga with live piano session
Manifestation and goal setting workshop
Olhão food market tour
Essential oils class
Teas and snacks throughout the day
3 nourishing meals prepared daily with locally sourced food
Massage or energy healing treatments (extra charge applicable)
Personalised and focused small group
I am a holistic nutritionist and wellness specialist designing retreats and wellness events with leading chefs, yoga instructors, mindfulness teachers and other experts. I am passionate about living a more conscious life and helping others to connect with their mind, body and soul and deepen their intuition and inner guidance. By developing a self care practice filled with mindfulness, meditation, moving your body, spending time in nature, nourishing yourself with fresh whole foods you are able to bring a deeper sense of connection to yourself. Through my events and retreats you will find an amazing group of like minded individuals who are looking to slow down, tune in to that silent inner voice and reconnect to themselves. I look forward to meeting you at my upcoming events.
Meet Gosia Wojciulewicz
Yoga & Pilates teacher,
Holistic Therapist & Personal Trainer
Gosia is the cofounder of Retreatself, a retreat and wellness company offering yoga, pilates and wellness classes to local and international clients. Gosia combines various teachings from hatha, kriya, kundalini and restorative yoga. She also includes different trainings such as Qi Gong, pilates and improvisation which focuses on physical and mental health and emphasises a conscious approach to holistic living. She is also a Reiki Master and Massage Therapist, trained in body awareness and breathing techniques, as well as meditation, yoga nidra, relaxation, and the use of essential oils.
She promotes a healthy, balanced lifestyle to help people reach their potential, both in a personal and professional capacity with an empahsis on conscious living she creates a space for people that need support in their process of change. Her approach is to inspire people to grow and feel happier.
Meet Ceri Jones
Private Retreat Chef
Ceri is a professional chef with an innovative approach and a passion for celebrating seasonal food. Ceri’s view is that food should be simple and accessible to all, this very much reflects in her recipes.
Ceri’s professional chef work includes heading up the kitchen on a dozen wellbeing retreats a year, leading corporate cooking workshops in the workplace, recipe development for brands as well as leading her own series of events from supper clubs to cooking classes.
Ceri completed her chef training in 2014, training at Bauman College for Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts in Berkeley, California. Ceri also works part time at the Garden Museum in London, as Food Learning Officer, where she is responsible for facilitating cooking and food inspired community workshops, and supports her local organic veg bag scheme Lee Greens editing their weekly newsletter.
Ceri is a member of the Guild of Food Writers.
Reserve Your Place
Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat
€ 1333 per person, private double luxury ensuite bedroom
** Limited twin sharing rooms available - please contact me
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"I've taken part in several wellness challenges spearheaded by Jacqueline and I love how they foster a focus on wellbeing at work while also building a sense amongst us all that there is support for making healthy choices and changes to our lives. I’ve also been lucky enough to take part in a couple of her mindfulness sessions with different groups and it’s impressive to see how she is able to meet a group – and the individuals within a group – where they are so that even those who may have started off feeling wary of mindfulness are willing to join in and give it a go. Simply put, she’s great at what she does!"
Madeline Higgins, Evoke Group
"After an exhausting week of 24/7 meetings, it was wonderful to have Jacqueline guide us through a relaxing meditation session. Many of the participants live with chronic migraine and Jacqueline’s method was perfect. In preparing for the session, Jacqueline basically prompted our brief (in other words “she knows her stuff”); asking about the participants, wanting to genuinely understand their needs. She was very happy to suggest a proposed approach and also to amend her usual process to ensure that the participants got the most out of the session. The session was unanimously enjoyed and appreciated. I would definitely recommend Jacqueline to lead a meditation or mindfulness session. Her ability to meet the 'client brief' is spot on."
Jenny Fitzgerald, Advocacy Manager Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Industry
"I just wanted to give you a big thank you for the great experience that attending your Empowering Yourself Workshop over the week of the 10th of June was.
I first decided to go along with my friend but just after the first session, I knew I was in for a treat!!! I wanted to feel relax and give my body a bit of a treat but I got so much more than that, I left with a new body, mind, and spirit!!
You guys are so professional and friendly. The weekend was well planned and thought throughout.
The variety of topics that were discussed were well presented and connected.
I would not hesitate to go back for more!!
Once again, thank you very much and can’t wait for the next one!"
"I’m delighted to be asked to write about my massage experience by Gosia. Having had back problems over the years and having moved around different countries, I have visited many professional massage therapists and according to my experience I can only recommend Gosia. She is very professional and has a great knowledge of the back’s anatomy and workings. To my great surprise and delight, her usage of perfumed oils has had a very relaxing and calming effect on my mind, allowing me to enjoy the regenerating effect of the massage even more.”
"I had the great pleasure of joining one of Jacqueline’s retreats in September 2018 in the Wicklow mountains. I have been on several retreats previously but this one really stood out for me as she and her colleagues took a very holistic approach to everything we did. Eating mindfully, in particular, was a new one for me, and combining this with appreciating the benefits of what we were consuming was quite enlightening. Jacqueline is incredibly intuitive and focuses on each individual’s needs, helping you to build a programme of self-care which can then be adopted for the long term.
This, probably, was my biggest take-away from the retreat. I realised, finally, the acute need to prioritise and maintain my own physical and mental health as a busy working Mum travelling constantly around the globe. This is now something I keep in check on a regular basis having applied many of Jacqueline’s techniques to my daily life. Aside from the practical solutions Jacqueline offers, everything she does is delivered with loving kindness and it is impossible not to warm to her right away!"