Retreat To Portugal: Join Us For Our Next Mend Away

From March 7-14, 2020 we’ll be heading to Cocoon, an idyllic 275-acre coastal farm and yoga retreat in the Alentejo region of Portugal, two hours south of Lisbon.

Our focus on this retreat will be unplugging from our daily routines to focus on our physical and mental wellbeing. One big difference in this Mend Away is that the focus will not be heartbreak, so it is open to everyone, whether you’re mending, single, dating, or coupled. 

For this retreat, we have single, double and triple rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis. Every room faces the courtyard and has its own bathroom. We’re offering a $100 early bird discount if you’re one of the first ones to reserve your spot.

Our founder and CEO Elle will co-host alongside Martyna (yoga teacher) and Sara (meditation coach), who both taught during Mend Away in Barcelona. They are exceptional teachers and women who we can’t wait for you to meet. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect on this retreat, and we hope to see you in Portugal next year!


Tune In

You’ll meditate and practice yoga daily under the trees or in Cocoon’s indoor shala. Your morning yoga practice will be energizing (yang) and your practice later in the day will be restorative (yin). We welcome beginner yogis and meditators, as well as those with more experience, as Martyna and Sara will provide options and modifications.



You’ll enjoy 3 delicious farm-to-table meals a day prepared by Cocoon’s world-class chef using ingredients sourced from the farm and locally whenever possible. The menu will be mostly plant-based (vegetarian and vegan-friendly) and served with love, family-style.



You’ll have time each day to rest and relax in nature, bike to the beach, sign up for a surf lesson, swim in Cocoon’s freshwater lake or explore nearby villages. The weather in March is generally mild (mid-60s), and we’ll provide packing suggestions.

So, see you in Portugal?

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