Ready to create your Third Act? Join us on an inspiring pilgrimage in sunny Portugal: a soulful retreat of yoga, rest, insight & adventure.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
~Mary Oliver ‘The Summer Day’
If you’re a lifelong explorer, asking deeper questions, and who’s longing for devoted time to rest, clear your mind, renew yourself and rediscover your calling, you are invited to join us!
We invite you into a caring and inspiring community for seven days and nights of peaceful and powerful discovery in the wild beauty of the Algarve, Portugal. You’ll have the creative space to play, heal, practice yoga, meditate, swim, reflect and recreate yourself: to fully prepare you to embrace an active and vibrant Third Act of life.
The Third Act is one way to describe an adult stage of vitality and new questions: as the experiences of childhood, young and mid-adulthood have now passed. It is deeper dive into awareness, meaning, purpose and reclaiming more of who we are. You are invited to join us at Wild View to indeed ‘re-wild’ your authentic self!
What will it be like? As you arrive that first afternoon for the retreat, you immediately notice the stunning undisturbed panorama from your sun-washed room. The gentle foothills of the Algarve merge into the fading light of sunset. You slip down to the pool to swim and settle into this spacious time for rest and recharge. As you enter the inviting dining room, a beautiful dinner is prepared for you. As you taste the flavors and hues of Portuguese cooking, inspired by nutritious choices, you listen to the first stories from other participants. You realize you have found yourself in a loving community of friends and that you are in good hands. You are aware that you have entered into a sacred time where something of deep meaning will visit and guide you. This awareness accompanies you into deep sleep and continues as the sunrise invites you to our first full day of adventure.
This retreat experience is for you if you are longing for:
-a renewal of spark, hope and strength;
-a greater peace of mind, focus and compassion;
-access to the source of your inner guidance and direction;
-a renewed awareness on your life’s purpose and what you offer in this Third Act;
-a welcoming community of friends who share values and hopes;
-new responses arising from within you to your burning questions;
-relationships that will last far beyond the retreat.
Even before you board the plane to join us, you’ll start making connections. We’ll hold a group session in the weeks before we arrive to meet each other, help you prepare for the journey and ensure you get the most out of your experience.
How might we sum it up? At the end of seven days, Robyn and Dan offer an experience where you’ll feel equipped with renewed guidance to navigate the decisions ahead, and know you are empowered to live your wild and precious life. All of this will be gained within a safe community of fellow pilgrims bound together by generosity and mutual care.
We will also play and share in some great adventures! We are planning a traditional Portuguese cuisine cooking class, a local wine tour, and even a salt and mud bath! As well, we will have e-bikes available for one of our days (or more!) for those who want to explore the foothills surrounding Wild View or enjoy a trip into town.
Please register soon as we have limited space!
What Is Included in the Retreat Cost?
seven nights lodging in various beautiful rooms and even some private huts!
all meals (vegan and gluten free options)(including departure breakfast May 4)
return shuttle from Faro to Wild View and back to Faro (45 minutes )
daily morning and evening yoga classes and Circles of Trust guided by Robyn & Dan
hiking, breathwork and meditation sessions
high speed internet via Starlink
included adventure 1: traditional Portuguese cuisine cooking class
included adventure 2: wine tour
included adventure 3: salt and mud bath!
full resort use (pool, sauna for 2 hours daily, hammocks, etc.)
clean linen, towels, sun lounger towel, shampoo, shower gel, hair dryer
and of course, the amazing helpful staff!
What is Not Included?
travel to and from where you live to Portugal (Faro)
travel/medical insurance (required)
optional electric bike rentals (offered for one afternoon- delivered to Wild View)
massages and body work (provided at Wild View)
other activities beyond adventures included for the group (off-site)
wine, beer or other alcohol, snacks (we will explore this further with the group)
A non-refundable deposit of $500 USD secures your spot. It may be transferable to another person if you reach out to us to make arrangements.
Full payment is due on November 1, 2023.
We will invoice you for payment in October 2023.
Please note our travel dates! You must arrive in Faro before April 27 and be ready for the shuttle to Wild View sometime in the later afternoon of Saturday April 27.
Please plan to arrive in Portugal, and ideally Faro, at least a day earlier!
Please plan to leave on the shuttle from Wild View on the morning of May 4th, returning to Faro.
If you happen to be late in arriving in Faro, you will be responsible for your own shuttle to Wild View.
Wild View is in a more secluded location, away from urban centers.
Dan and Robyn will have a rental car for any needs, emergencies or even wine and snacks!
The closest town, Sao Bras de Alportel has shopping and medical facilities and is 15 minutes away.
The larger city of Faro is a 45 minute drive away.
Once you are registered, we will send out a more detailed information package including some forms we need completed.
Sample Daily Schedule:
7:00 am Guided meditation/breathwork or hill hike
8:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am Morning Session (Circles of Trust reflection and Flow Yoga)
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Afternoon Open time or A Scheduled Adventure! (every other day)
4:30 pm Sauna available (for 2 hours)
6:30 pm Dinner (one evening it’s our Cooking Class!)
8:00 pm Evening Reflection & Restorative Yoga or Yoga Nidra
Wild View Retreat has arisen from the ruins of an abandoned mountain village of Corgas Bravas, in the foothills of the Algarve in Portugal. Originally built by a Portuguese Army General in 1898, the ‘Manor House’ and surrounding ruins have undergone a 2 year restoration and redevelopment project, transforming the iconic setting into a wellness retreat.
It is defined by its spectacular uninterrupted 360° views of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains, a Zona De Intervenção Florestal protected for its natural beauty and famous Portuguese cortiça (cork) trees. There are no cars, no roads, no buildings, no neighbors. Nothing but wilderness and nature. Nothing to hear but the birds and the wind. Nothing to do but restore and relax the body, mind and soul.
Space is very limited as Wild View is best experienced by a smaller, intimate group (under 25 people total).
There are four accommodation options, but please contact us if you would like to creatively explore another option than the four provided here.
All of the rooms have air conditioning. Most of the rooms are in the main lodge and have views and open to the balcony and hammocks. There are 8 spacious rooms with ensuites, views, balcony access that can be either SuperKing for a couple or Double beds for two people sharing a room. These rooms can fit one or two people. There are also 2 larger Triple rooms with ensuite and single beds. As well, there are 4 very lovely Shepherd Huts that are perhaps best for one person (but two could fit!) with double bed, electric charge points, AC, bedside lamp, wifi and hairdryer. The huts share an outdoor enclosed hot shower and flushing toilet. with access to the main lodge washroom, as well.
The total retreat cost varies across the room options.
Shared Three People in Lodge (Triple Room) with Ensuite and AC $2,400 per person
Shared Two People in Lodge (Double Room) with Ensuite and AC $2,700 per person
Single Person in Shepherd Hut with AC, Outdoor Shower $2,700 per person
Single Person in Lodge with Ensuite and AC $3,500 per person
Find more highlighted programs here or dive deeper and explore our full slate of programs by visiting our program calendar.
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