Nourish. Regenerate. Come Alive.
hosted by Leneth Witte & Dr. Sarah Coxon11-16 July 2023
The Shanti Space, Portugal
The Shanti Space, Portugal
You are invited to six days of
deep nourishment and reawakening.
Many women just like you are finding themselves in a position where there are many demands on them and they’re having to hold a lot. Whether it be looking after their families, holding space for clients, being there for friends or giving to their communities, women have had a long history of dedicating themselves to the needs of other people, whether they’ve been acknowledged and thanked for it, or not.
This retreat is an opportunity to give back to yourself, expand your receiving capacity, fill your own cup and leave feeling nourished back to sovereign wholeness.
Our intention is to cocreate a nonjudgementand nourishing space for you to step away from your responsibilities, release built up tension, rediscover your aliveness, connect to a deeper sense of belonging and leave feeling regenerated and inspired.
The retreat is a blend of daily yoga, embodiment workshops, transformative rituals, immersion in Nature, nourishing meals and sacred community. We invite you to come as you are, sink into sisterhood, come home to yourself and leave feeling restored & alive.
every day carries a unique energy...
the alchemical journey we will take you on:
1 - Arrive
Day One is where you’ll be invited to arrive and gently land. All parts of you will be welcomed into our shared space.
Day Two focuses on releasing old identities and patterns that are no longer serving you. Together in ritual and sacred prayer, we will be giving space to let go of what’s stuck, what’s stagnant and what’s old, and make room for a reclamation of who you truly are and what you truly desire.
3 - Reclaim
Day Three focuses on reclaiming your vitality, your creativity, your femininity, your boundaries and your sovereignty. We will create space for the blueprints of vitality, sovereignty and radical self-expression to come alive within you, as you, helping you to step into a new empowered identity.
Day Four focuses on somatically expanding your capacity to honour your needs and abundantly receive that which enables you to live your truest potential in any given moment, without burning out or dimming your light. Overflow is your birthright.
5 - Rejoice
Day Five focuses on plugging back into the great Cosmic Web, honouring our Mother Gaia, and celebrating the ecstasy of life, through play and the ritual of dance.
6 - Rebirth
Our final morning together marks a rebirth, and gentle return to the world, but with an ability to look at it with fresh eyes and an open heart.
The retreat will be held at the beautiful Shanti Space, a retreat sanctuary located 45 minutes from Lisbon (and its airport) in Portugal.
The retreat center is a stunning traditional Quinta set in a forest. With the Iberian Wolf Sanctuary as its neighbours, and wild animals residing in the bordering Tapada de Mafra National Park, your wild heart & soul will for sure feel at home here!
The guardians, Jessica and Jack Weaver, are down to earth yogis and healing artists, who, together with their team, pour their heart and soul into this sacred space. With their loving furry companions Leo & Lila (German Shepherds) and Bodhi (cat), they have created the most welcoming and inspiring space.
The Shanti Space has a comfortable Garden Shala as well as an incredible outdoor Forest Yoga Deck, both of which are exclusive to us to use and enjoy. Just imagine your morning meditation out on the deck, and a calming Yoga Nidra in a converted green house (the shala)…!
The private and shared bedrooms, dorm and glamping tents are comfortable, spacious and well-maintained. More information about your room options can be find below.
All meals, including snacks, are included in your stay and provided by the LunnaPlants ladies Anna & Lucie.
Soulfood inspired by nature! From soil to kitchen, expect a menu filled with colours & flavours in which no product comes from animals, but rather fresh superfoods from the local area. All meals are vegan and gluten-free.
From nourishing Buddha bowls to tarts & delicious desserts you will fuel your Prana as well as nourish your cells with love and care. Anna & Lucie are the food fairies who co-create LunnaPlants! They believe that plant-based food is energy and medicine for body, mind, soul, and they will definitely bring a new perspective to your eating & cooking lifestyle.
They may even share their orgasmic* cooking skills with you during a workshop…!
*definitely our words as much as theirs 😉
Please notify us in case of any allergies or intolerances.
The majority of the immersive practices will be hosted by Leneth & Sarah, your space holders. We are here to make you feel nourished to the nines and will be offering you daily Yoga & meditation, inspiring workshops and additional healing and reflective moments.
- Dr. Sarah Coxon
Sarah is an author, seasoned yoga teacher, trauma-trained somatic practitioner, and creator of Regenerative Alchemy™, a revolutionary body-based style of space-holding that helps radically transform pain and challenge into healing, growth, purpose and greater resilience.
- Leneth Witte
Leneth is the founder of the platform and podcast the Spiritual Feminist. The magic of women’s circles and feminine spirituality found her in her early twenties and since then, she has grown into being an intuitive mentor and energy healer, bringing together the empowering modalities of sisterhood and Yoga. During the retreat, she will not only offer a refreshing sacred feminine approach to Yoga, but also bring in her knowledge on energetic chakra healing and more.
Guest workshops and healings are curated by us and provided by wonderful & knowledgable facilitators who reside in the area of the Shanti Space.
Additional massages and therapies are available and offered by our guest facilitators and can be booked through the host. Upon booking, you will receive information about these additions.
What to look forward to...
Programme Example Day
8:00 AM Morning Tea & Light Snack
8:30AM Morning Yoga Practice
12:00PM Free Time
8PM Evening Workshop or Yoga
Please note that not every day will carry the same schedule, but plenty of time will be given for rest and relaxation, as well as inspiring workshops and gentle yoga. Some activities may also be scheduled outside of the Shanti Space location.
You will be provided with the full schedule upon arrival.
Stay in the Quinta
This spacious private room gives you all the space for yourself with a comfi double bed!
This option is great for you if you’re looking for privacy, alone time and spaciousness during your free time.
in Shared Room
This spacious double room has two single beds.
You’ll be sharing your room with 1 other female retreat-goer.
This option is great for you if you’re looking for privacy but not too much privacy…;) It gives you social opportunities well as the space to be alone when you crave it.
Personal investment: €1600,-
2 rooms, 4 spots, 1 spot!
Single Bed in Dormitory
The dormitory is spacious, with a shared bathroom.
You’ll only be sharing the dormitory with other women of the same retreat.
This option is great for you if you’re feeling social (although there’ll be plenty of time and space to be by yourself as well!) and when you’re looking for a bit more of a budget option to come to this retreat.
Personal investment: €1300,-
8 spots 2 spots!
Private Glamping Tent
Fancy a little more time in nature? This private glamping tent gives you all the space for yourself whilst immersing yourself in the quiet, fresh air of our premises.
This option is great for you if you’re looking for privacy, alone time and a deep connection to nature during your free time, whilst also bathing in sisterhood during the shared workshops, yoga and dinner times.
in Shared Glamping Tent
This spacious glamping tent has two single beds – one for you and one for one other (female) retreat-goer.
This option is great for you if you’re looking for more budget-friendly option, a way to connect deeply to another sister as well as find a deep connection to nature and the quiet, fresh air of the Shanti Space’s premises! The shared tent also makes a great option if you’re coming with a friend!
Personal investment: €1300,-
Availability: 1 glamping tent,
2 single beds 1 single bed!
Rooms are subject to availability and are first come, first serve.
All bookings require a 20% non-refundable deposit to confirm.
Upon booking, you have the option to pay the rest of your investment in instalments (payment plan) or in full immediately (this includes your 20% non-refundable deposit). Choose your desired accommodation above and you will be automatically directed to choose your desired method of payment.
See below for the full terms & conditions.
What Is Included
The following is included for all bookings:
– Accommodation for five nights, from 11 to 16 July 2023
(type of accommodation depending on preference and availability)
– All meals (5x brunch, 5x dinner, snacks & drinks), vegetarian and vegan friendly
– Daily meditation, yoga & more
– Immersive workshops, hosted by your space holders & guest facilitators
– Day / half day trips
– Goodies and surprises…!
The following is not included:
– Transport to / from Lisbon, Portugal
– (Airport) Transfer to The Shanti Space (option to book this with your host)
– Travel and (international) health insurance (mandatory)
– Additional healing services or trips provided upon request by your host or The Shanti Space
Get a feel for the vibe
Video and testimonials of the
2022 Spiritual Feminist retreat
All workshops, meditation, etc. were all great and each brought his own piece for my process. I have experienced a rest like never before, I have been able to heal things that I did not expect, I had fun, I have met beautiful sisters but the best thing is that I have been able to find love for myself!!!
My heart is wide open and I can give love to myself and others like never before. I would recommend it to anyone and Leneth is the perfect guide!!!! So much love for the whole proces, all the people, the workshops, the yoga, the place and Leneth! <3
The pouring of love from the sisters I met there and the energy I could feel in the middle of our circle was something more powerful than anything I have felt in my entire life when connecting to other humans. I still cry happy tears weeks later thinking about how grateful I am to the universe I got to experience this. It taught me many things that I still use in my daily life.
Leneth is loving, caring makes you feel safe, seen and loved. If it wasn’t for her I might never have done a retreat in my life, and if I could only do one in my entire life, I’m glad it would have been hers.
From start to finish, this week truly calls upon this very essence of coming home to yourself. I cannot even imagine what my life would have been like if I did not have these experiences. Words are not enough for the memories and connections I now cherish.
If you have a whisper of intuition that is telling you to tend to yourself by entering into a retreat experience held by Leneth it will be such a gift to yourself.
I couldn’t imagine my life now not having gone through this experience and I am so thankful to Leneth and the sisters I met. It would truly be hard to find someone that cares more for your growth and wellbeing than Leneth, and the whole Shanti Space team. You will be loved, seen, held, nourished, empowered and graced. Your life will never be the same again.
The food was exceptional. Communication was great and I felt safe and taken care of from the start.
I loved all the workshops, yoga and guest facilitations. It was perfectly balanced and a mix of so many things. The tone, frequency and timings were perfect.
The openness and non judgement of everyone was something I’ve never experienced before. The fact there was a space where every person was heard and listened to with full clarity and space was something I will always remember and try and carry with me in all my experiences.
See you in July, sister!
Terms & Conditions
These terms and conditions apply to the Inner Sovereignty retreat, hosted by Leneth Witte (The Spiritual Feminist) and Dr. Sarah Coxon (below mentioned as ‘the host’) at the Shanti Space in Portugal from 11 to 16 July 2023.
1.1 By booking your accommodation through thespiritualfeminist.com, the participant agrees to the following conditions.
2.1 Registration is only final after receipt of the deposit or full investment. Participation is on a voluntary basis and participants are free to opt out of the offered retreat. Canceling the retreat does not entitle you to a refund of the deposit, nor to a replacement lesson or activity.
2.2 Participation in the retreat is only possible after having paid the full 100% of the cost. If the participant booked with a 20% deposit and without a payment plan, the participant will receive a request for the remaining 80% of the cost 8 weeks before commencement of the retreat. This is not applicable when the participant chooses to pay the full amount upon booking.
3.1 The host expects the participants to behave respectfully towards each other and the host.
4.1 Any damage will be the full responsible of the participant who caused it.
5.1 The host will do its utmost to ensure a safe and orderly environment. However, in the event of accidents or other unforeseen circumstances, the host is not liable for any damage and/or injuries.
6. Medical Disclaimers
6.1 The yoga sessions and activities as offered are intended as a leisure activity and not as a replacement for medically necessary treatments or therapy. Always discuss physical and/or psychological complaints with a qualified doctor.
6.2 Always report to the teacher whether you have any physical complaints before a yoga class or other activity. The program may be adapted accordingly. Participation is always at your own risk.
6.3 You hereby declare that you waive any claims against the host and the staff for any injury and whatever damage you may incur that may be associated with participation in the retreat.
7. Own risk and liability
7.1 Participation in the program is at your own risk. The host is not responsible for damage and/or loss of property of the participant, or for any form of physical injury before, during or after a Yoga class or activity.
8. Declaration of health
8.1 When booking, the participant is expected to have a good understanding of their own physical and mental health and possible limitations or risks attached to them.
8.2 In case of physical or mental health issues which could be a cause for concern, please notify the host.
9 Other payment terms
9.1 Upon booking, the non refundable deposit of 20% of the total cost must be paid immediately through thespiritualfeminist.com.
9.2 The participant is able to choose between paying the 20% non refundable deposit up front or paying the full 100% of the cost up front.
9.3 In case of paying the 20% non refundable deposit during the booking, the participant has the choice between paying off the remaining 80% of the cost in monthly automated instalments or the remaining 80% of the cost will be invoiced 8 weeks prior to the retreat.
9.4 Extended payment plans are available upon request.
9.5 All amounts stated are per person and include VAT.
9.6 The program is flexible and can be adapted by the host to the special wishes and needs of the group if necessary.
9.7 The participant is entirely responsible for always being present in time at the pre-specified times for participation in the program. The possible missing or late arrival of the participant is never a reason for a refund.
10.1 The prices include participation in the full programme and include accommodation, workshops, yoga classes, meals, drinks and additional activities.
11. Cancellation Policy
11.1 If the participant decides to cancel, the 20% deposit paid upon booking is not refunded.
11.2 In case the participant paid 100% of the cost up front, up to eight weeks before the retreat 80% of the cost will be refunded. A payment plan will be refunded accordingly.
11.3 Eight weeks or less before the retreat, a refund is not possible.
Registration is transferable if discussed with host.
11.4 In the event of insufficient registrations or special circumstances, the host reserves the right to cancel the retreat. In this case, all payments made will be refunded.
11.5 Cancellation can only be made in writing or by e-mail, whereby the date of the postmark or date of the e-mail applies as the cancellation date.
11.6 The participant is fully responsible for the correct and timely receipt of the cancellation.
12.1 Health, accident and travel insurance are mandatory.
12.2 The participant is responsible for taking out cancellation and travel insurance.
13.1 It is possible to book (airport) transfer to and from the Shanti Space through the host.
13.2 The costs for this are fully borne by the participant. For budget and environment purposes, effort will be made to combine transfers based on arrival times.
13.3 Upon booking a transfer through the host, the participant agrees with potential short wait times to limit cost and emission.
14. Accommodation Rules
14.1 Smoking is not allowed in the accommodation.
14.2 Room lay-outs are not allowed to be changed.
14.3 Alcohol will not be served during the retreat.
15.1 All correspondence between the organisation and the participant takes place through email to the email address provided by the participant when booking.
15.2 The participant is fully responsible for ensuring receipt of e-mail.
15.3 The participant can never invoke e-mail that has not been received if the host can demonstrate that it has been sent.
16. Unforeseen Circumstances
16.1 In circumstances not covered in these Terms and Conditions, the host will decide and take into account local law and customs, using reasonableness and fairness.
17. General claim for personal data
17.1 The Spiritual Feminist handles your personal data with the utmost care and complies with the laws and regulations in the field of personal data protection, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
17.2 The Spiritual Feminist processes your data to provide you the agreed services, to answer questions and to send invoices.
17.3 The Spiritual Feminist saves your data when this is necessary for the realisation of the purposes for which we process your data and for no longer than is legally permitted. The ultimate retention period differs per type of personal data. After the retention period, your personal data will be anonymized or deleted.
17.4 The Spiritual Feminist does not provide or sell any data to third parties. The Spiritual Feminist may, however, be required by law or regulation to process your personal data and/or provide it to third parties. For example, when a competent authority such as the tax authorities requests this.
17.5 The GDPR lays down a number of rights of data subjects. Everyone has the right to view, correct or supplement his or her personal data, to have it deleted, to request a limitation of processing, to have it transferred and to object to the processing of his or her personal data.
18. Coronavirus measures
18.1 During the retreat, any current measures relevant to Portugal will be followed and upheld.
18.2 If the retreat is cancelled due to increased Portugese restrictions, the participant will be offered an alternative date or be fully refunded.
18.3 If you are unable to come to the retreat due to restrictions in your own country, a refund cannot be provided. Refer to your cancellation and travel insurance for a (often full) refund.
18.4 If you do not want to go on the retreat because it feels unsafe, you are not entitled to compensation through the host. Fear is not a ‘valid’ reason to cancel the trip free of charge.
18.5 The host will take all safety measures necessary to ensure a safe and calm space for all participants and staff. Active involvement of participants to ensure this is required.
In order to participate in the Inner Sovereignty retreat you must agree to these terms and conditions. By booking your accommodation, you declare that you have taken note of and agree to the general terms and conditions.
Please read the Terms and Conditions thoroughly and carefully check your own information upon booking.