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Retreat “The New Start” te Portugal met Jutta Borms en Silvia Stojanovic

19/10/2019 @ 16:00 - 26/10/2019 @ 10:30





Ancient teachings, modern approach


Portugal’s beauty is subtle and understated – the magic here is witnessed only when you slow down. Portugal’s beauty is lived + experienced.
The area were heading to is called Coastal Alentejo, and you probably haven’t heard of it (that’s a good thing). It’s far removed from the coastal tourist culture of the rest of Europe. The beaches are windswept and untouched. As you move inland, golden rolling hillsides give way to a rugged coastline, traditional whitewashed villages, and majestic medieval towns.
Traditional farming here is a way of life. Cork production still continues. Even at our property, the eggs come from our chickens, the cheese from our neighbours sheep, and olives from an olive grower down the road. The birds here are some of the most majestic you’ll see, and the walking paths, like the Costa Vicentina, are world renowned.
The world is (finally) catching on to Alentejo. Get there before it does.



Cocoon is a 275 acre farm and dedicated retreat center on the Atlantic Coast of Portugal, offering inspiration + community for the modern traveler. It’s also pure magic, where between the oversized hammocks and the freshwater lake, you’ll start to lose track of time. The kind of place where each morning is a celebration, practicing under the canopy of old growth pines, but so is each evening, with incredible farm-to-table meals and elevated dinner conversation. The Guardian recently rated Cocoon “One of the Top 20 Yoga Retreat Centers in the World” and Yogascapes voted it “Top 10 Retreat Centers in Portugal.”
Cocoon is situated on the breathtaking Atlantic coast of Portugal, near the charming fishing village of Vila Nova de Milfontes, in the Alentejo region, which is known for its long stretches of untouched coastline and charming white-washed villages. From Lisbon, its roughly two hour’s drive south, entirely dependent on how many espressos you’ve had. (from Faro, we’re slightly closer) The ocean, with bluffs, trails, and sandy coves, is a 10-15 minute’s drive.

S I L V I A   S T O J A N O V IC


Yogi mum, dedicated surfer and Motivational Speaker, conscious and constant creator of life changing experiences, certified Hatha Yoga Teacher and at all times on the search for new yoga insights.

Silvia was born in Germany and raised between the 3 countrys Germany, Greece and Serbia. She is a very devoted yoga practitioner and student of yoga for many years who believes that within each student lies a vast wellspring of love and potential, and it’s her job as a teacher to bring that out.

After completing her 3 years studies in Sports in germany, Silvia found yoga as her most important missing piece in life and felt the deep wish to share this ancient way of communicating with the own body and started teaching the Hatha Yoga method at 2004.

Silvias teachings are rooted in authenticity, she is humbled and honoured to teach what she has learned, therefore her classes focus on providing an experience that is physically, mentally, and emotionally transformative. She delivers amazing classes and workshops and uses her lighthearted and playful approach to encourage people to practice to the fullest.

All yoga classes in the retreat will be given by Silvia Stojanovic.


D R   J U T T A    B O R M S

Easy & Gentle 5


Dr. Jutta Borms is a classically trained physician, trained at the KUL in Leuven and graduated in 1998. Quite quickly she understood that medicine is more than just a cure. This led to her interest in holistic medicine with the aim of (re) finding balance on a physical, spiritual and spiritual level.

Dr Jutta Borms wrote the book “The New Doctor” and would like to share tips and facts from the book during this retreat. She shares almost 20 years of experience as a doctor, interested in self -healing and tells you why she is a proponent of holistic medicine. In the retreat it is possible to book a medical consultation with her, in which she listens to your story, and possibly kinesiologically tests food or medication that has been brought along and tested there. She then gives you a plan of her personal approach. Dr. Borms hands you the tools (from her years of study on health) to heal yourself. She helps you to understand your health process or your dis-ease – pattern.
This is a great opportunity, because for the time being, Dr. Borms does not do medical consultations outside retreats.
She likes to use kinesiology, facial diagnosis, typology, yoga, breathing exercises and natural means, either through food or through naturopathy.

Since 2014 her interest has been triggered in Yoga. She is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher since 2016 ( RYS-200, Yoga Alliance ) and she organized yoga weekends, workshops and retreats in her own practice in Tielrode, as well as in Domburg and in Portugal. She practices Yoga and Pranayama (breathing techniques) on a daily basis. Currently she is providing Easy & gentle yoga group classes in Belgium on Friday and Sunday morning for beginners and often private yoga classes also for patients as part of a medically supported treatment plan with the aim of a healthier lifestyle with more exercise and conscious breathing and being.


what ‘s included:

  • A shared or option to single room for the duration of the retreat
  • 3 farm-to-table vegetarian meals per day, for the duration of the course, including spring water, coffee and local herbal teas available all day
  • Access to the entire 275 acre property, including lake, bicycles, animals, and wifi
  • 7 nights/ 7 days at coccoonportugal
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Plenty of indoor and outdoor space to chill
  • Casual Philosophy chats and introduction to meditation
  • Assistance of Dr Jutta Borms, who will be available during the whole stay
  • Twice-daily yoga classes with silvia Stojaniovic

What’s optional:

  • Private medical coaching with Dr. Jutta Borms ( + 120 EURO per hour)
  • Reiki session with Dr. Jutta Borms ( + 80 euro per 40 minutes)
  • A few planned activities & excursions during the week
  • We can however help you find flights. Best flight is via air TAP, Brussels airlines or Ryanair.
  • Transfer from and to the airport. We highly support people hire a car and share with eachother.


All inclusive of the above:


1350 EURO  (Application received with 550 euro deposit by anytime prior to the start of the retreat. This rate is for your own bed in a shared double room. Bathroom is shared between two bedrooms. )

1450 EURO (Application received with 550 euro deposit by anytime prior to the start of the retreat. This rate is for your own bed in a shared double room, with a private ensuite bathroom.)

1750 EURO ( Application received with 550 euro depositby anytime prior to the start of the retreat. This rate is for your own bed in a private single room, with a private ensuite bathroom.)

A   P A Y M E N T    P L A N

is available for anyone wanting to spread the cost of the yoga break. Upon paying the deposit, you can contact us to set up monthly instalments on a designated day. The full amount will need to be received 8 weeks prior to the retreat start date.


C A N C E L L A T I O N   P O L I C Y

Deposits secure your spot on the trip and are not refundable. Refunds for the balance payments vary depending on timing. For cancellation requests submitted with more than 30 days of retreat date: 100% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. For cancellation requests submitted within 30 days of retreat date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. Cancellation requests within 14 days of the retreat: sorry but no refunds given, no exceptions. Nobody books a retreat with the intention of canceling it, but unexpected events do occur, so please consider purchasing travel insurance. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits will be granted for failure to attend, complete or for arriving late or leaving early.




19/10/2019 @ 16:00
26/10/2019 @ 10:30


Back & White


estrada nacional N393 Portugal + Google Maps