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The New Start retreat te Cocoon Portugal oktober 2020

oktober 24 @ 14:00 - oktober 31 @ 12:00

“The new start “



Cocoon Portugal  24.10. – 31.10.2020



with M.D. Jutta Borms & Silvia Stojanovic

Special guest Phil Griggs.

     About the “new start” Retreat


Is your mind telling you that it is time for a new chapter in your life? For the better? To become the change you would like to see in you? To motivate yourself and push past whatever is holding you back from getting out of your comfort zone, to let go of what was time to send it on it’s way out?

Letting go and starting all over means to overcome doubts and move past old patterns and fears. It means to trust! Trust in that higher frequency that can catapult you right into your full potential.

With “the new start” we have created a safe space for you to grow slowly to your best, for you to overcome fear and doubt but also to deeply and profoundly rest and immerse into a peaceful and healing environment.

We have created this space to hold you, a possibility for you to heal,

for you to come back to be yourself.




Portugal’s beauty is subtle and understated – the magic here is witnessed only when you slow down. Portugal’s beauty is lived and 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 countries 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.

Silvia’s 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

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 has currently accepted a new job opportunity in Spain, Liber, in a holistic health clinic, the science of recovery, where people from all over the world come to recover from burn-out, cancer, chronic fatigue and any other chronic dis-ease. This is a cooperation with Dr Peter Aelbrecht, who is the medical director and founder of the clinic.

She likes to use kinesiology, facial diagnosis, typology, yoga, breathing exercises and natural means, either through food or through naturopathy (phytotherapy, orthomolecular medicine and homeopathy )

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 medical practice in Waasmunster, 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 as well as private yoga classes 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 cocoon portugal
  • 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 Stojanovic
  • Meditation group session with Phil Griggs

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 700 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 750 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 850 euro deposit by 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 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 90 days of retreat date: 100% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. For cancellation requests submitted within 60 days of retreat date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. Cancellation requests within 1 month 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.










Saturday 24/10      Arrival day


2 -4 PM          Check in

4 PM          Warm Welcome !

5 PM          Welcome circle/ Introduction Retreat Team Jutta & Silvia

7 PM          Welcome Dinner

1o PM        Sleep, Stargaze and Dream



Sunday    25/10       Your New Start Day


7.3o AM     Meditation voluntary

8.oo AM    Yoga w/ Silvia

9.45 AM    Breakfast family style / Enjoy a healthy breakfast. Expect

                    local fruit, yogurt, eggs, freshly baked bread, homemade

                    jams and freshly brewed coffee and teas.

11.oo AM    Free time to spend the day at the nearby beach, surfing,

                    swimming in the private freshwater lake, hiking or

                    renting a bike and to explore the stunning countryside. We

                    encourage you to observe how this week effects your

                    experience of the world around you.

1.3o PM      Lunch family style

2.3o PM      Free time

5.3o PM      Yoga w/ Silvia

7 PM           Dinner Family style

1o PM         Sleep, Stargaze and Dream



Monday    26/10           Consultation / Reiki Day

7.3o AM      Meditation voluntary

8.oo AM      Yoga w/ Silvia

9.3o AM      Breakfast family style

1o.3o AM    Free time

1.3o PM       Lunch family style

2.3o PM      Free time / Medical Consultation or Reiki w/ Dr. Jutta

                     Borms (please book sessions in advance)

5.30 PM      Yoga w/ Silvia

7 PM            Dinner Family style

1o PM          Sleep, Stargaze and Dream


Tuesday     27/10        Kinesiology Day

7.3o AM       Meditation voluntary

87.oo AM     Yoga w/ Silvia

9.3o AM       Breakfast family style

1o.30 AM     Dr. Jutta Borms will give a lecture about kinesiology and

                      about prevention of most chronic diseases. She will talk

                      about her book “The new doctor” and her own story on

                      how she re-energized after a burn-out period.

1.3o PM        Lunch family style

2.3o PM       Free time / Medical Consultation or Reiki w/ Dr. Jutta

                      Borms (please book sessions in advance)

5.30 PM       Yoga w/ Silvia

7 PM             Dinner Family style

1o PM           Sleep, Stargaze and Dream


Wednesday 28/10           Hypnotherapy / Clearvoyance Day


7.3o AM         Meditation voluntary

87.oo AM       Yoga w/ Silvia

9.3o AM         Breakfast family style

1o.3o AM       Group Hypnosis Session w/

                       “Special Guest” Phil Griggs, coming over from Spain.

                        Phil is an international spiritual Medium, Astrologer,

                        Master Palmist, Clinical Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist

                        and an accredited adult education teacher and

                        facilitator. He is based in Costa Blanca Spain and UK. He

                        does World Wide Readings on Skype & Facetime. Phil is

                        the Founder of Purple Moon Promotions, a team of

                        unique & bespoke Spiritual & Psychic Practitioners.

1.3o PM        Lunch family style

2.3o PM       Free time / Medical Consultation or Reiki w/ Dr. Jutta

                       Borms or clearvoyance/ hypnosis session with Phil Griggs. (+ 120 euro per hour) Don’ t

                       miss out on this!  (please book sessions in advance)

5.3o PM       Yoga w/ Silvia

7 PM             Dinner Family style

1o PM           Sleep, Stargaze and Dream



Thursday    29/10            Lazy Day

7.3o AM        Meditation voluntary

8.oo AM        Yoga w/ Silvia

9.3o AM        Breakfast family style

1o.3o AM      Free Day / Free time till evening!

                       For everyone who would like to stay in the Cocoon 🙂 We

                       will serve lunch and dinner as usual. However, we

                       recommend to explore the stunning surroundings.

1o PM            Sleep, Stargaze and Dream


Friday          30/10              Reflection Day

7.3o AM        Meditation voluntary

8.oo AM        Yoga w/ Silvia

9.3o AM        Breakfast family style

1o.3o AM      Free time  “relax in or explore out of your Cocoon”

1.3o PM        Lunch family style

2.3o PM        Free time / Medical Consultation or Reiki w/ Dr. Jutta

                       Borms (please book sessions in advance)

5.30 PM       Yoga w/ Silvia

7 PM             Dinner Family style

1o PM           Sleep, Stargaze and Dream



Saturday       31/10                Finale 🙂

7.3o AM         Meditation (if requested)

8.oo AM         Breakfast family style

1o.oo AM       Goodbye with wonderful memories





Obs. This program is subject to light changes as by essence, retreats grow organically.

It does look likely the same as last year, but you can be sure….

it will be different !






Dr. Jutta Borms

Silvia Stojanovic

Cocoon Portugal      Vila Nova de Milfontes






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