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Fall Retreat 2024
São Miguel Island, Azores

Welcome to The Personal Peace Retreat at Minuvida Orchard, your haven for inner healing and self-discovery on the breathtaking Sao Miguel Island, Azores. Led by Amanda Wonderland, this intimate retreat invites you to embark on a journey of profound transformation in a nurturing and supportive environment.

Start your days with tranquil yoga sessions amidst the serene orchards, setting the perfect tone for introspection and renewal. Amanda will then guide you through meditation and somatic practices, allowing you to explore the depths of your being and find peace within.

Nourish your body and soul with delicious, locally sourced meals lovingly prepared to support your journey. Retreat to your comfortable accommodations, where you can rest and recharge, feeling truly at home amidst the natural beauty of the island.

Venture into the wild wonders of Sao Miguel with guided excursions in nature, where you'll marvel at the awe-inspiring majesty of whales and dolphins dancing in the Atlantic Ocean. Surrender to the healing embrace of natural hot springs, letting go of tension and embracing tranquility.

But the true magic of The Personal Peace Retreat lies in the holistic approach to healing. Dive deep into the realms of your psyche as you engage in practices such as EFT and Inner Child Reparenting, shedding layers of old wounds and Ancestral Trauma. Together, we'll embrace our shadows and emerge into the light, supported every step of the way by a nurturing community of kindred spirits.

Join us at The Personal Peace Retreat and rediscover harmony, serenity, and connection amidst the beauty of Sao Miguel Island. Your journey to personal peace begins here.

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What's Included

  • Welcome Gift of Delightful Surprises

  • Energy Psychology, including the Emotional Freedom Technique

  • Somatic Practices to release your old stories and anchor in your new way of being

  • Guided meditations and Yoga Nidra

  • Breathwork and other Grounding Exercises

  • Hatha, Vinyasa, Meridian, and Yin Yoga (beginner-friendly)

  • Workshops on elevating your self-worth, standing in your power, and living as your Authentic Self

  • Visualizations for reparenting your inner child, integrating your shadow, and releasing ancestral trauma

  • Workbook with journal prompts, exercises, and practical tolls for everyday life

  • Excursion to watch whales and dolphins in their natural habitat

  • Visit to natural hot springs

  • Free time to relax and explore on your own

  • A supportive community of like-minded individuals & nightly sharing circles

  • 5 nights accommodation at Minuvida Orchard

  • Delicious, locally-sourced, and lovingly prepared meals

  • Airport pickup and drop-off

The Venue

SÃO MIGUEL, THE AZORES offers an untouched paradise for intentional travelers seeking to incorporate the natural, raw beauty of this volcanic island with inner exploration.


QUINTA MINUVIDA celebrates the traditional fruit orchard, the quintessential Azorean family getaway. It offers sustainability focused accommodation for responsible groups and independent travelers. Lovingly restored in 2017, the property preserves its vintage Azorean character dating from the 19th century orange era and includes a traditional villa lodge and one acre of fruit orchards with neighborhood walks among ever-so-green fields, beautiful sunsets over the mountains and starry nights. The quinta features an equipped yoga studio, massage hut, a pool, luscious gardens, and plenty of outdoor spaces.

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The Cuisine

Minuvida Orchard features locally inspired, plant and fish-based meals using local and in-season products, many of which are grown on the property. The humid subtropical climate is ideal for many fruits and vegetables. So, when you arrive, you may be able to pick bananas, guavas, cherimoyas, avocados, mangoes, feijoas, loquats and other fruits directly from the tree. Or you can pick from the organic and medicinal herb garden, organic vegetable garden and ask us about their unusual crops, such as taro, Malabar chestnut and coffee. And when you wake up for breakfast, rejoice in the luxury of tasting exotic fruits, homemade jams and many other local products.

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The Accommodations

Dragon Tree

Named for the unmistakable Azorean tree growing outside the window, and the largest suite on the property. Two-room 2nd floor suite with master bedroom and living room with ensuite bath and private indoor + outdoor balcony. Mountain and sea views. Sleeps one in a queen bed and one in the daybed in connecting room. 

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Named for the palms from Lord Howe island that sway just outside your windows. This two-room 2nd floor suite (325 sq ft or 30 sq meters) features a master bedroom and adjacent living room with an en-suite bath. Views over the pool and gardens. Sleeps one in a queen bed and one in the daybed in connecting room. 

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Named for the stunning plant that graces your private-entrance. This is an open plan suite with Azorean lava floor and wall-to-wall windows with pool views. Includes a fireplace, kitchenette with electric stove, small fridge and a modest bathroom with an eco-shower. Sleeps two in single beds, or beds can be put together for a couple - price per person.

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Named for the winter blooms that grace the garden at the entrance to the orchard. This 2nd floor suite features our largest master bedroom, with an en-suite vintage bath. Large windows offer views over the orchards and Fogo Volcano. Suite can sleep one in a double bed.

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Taro, or yam in Portuguese, is a tuber that covers much fertile land in the Azores. This suite, located on the ground floor, measures 30 square meters and has a large classic bathroom. The suite has a direct access door to the pool. We recommend this suite for people who prefer the ground floor and a bathroom with a bathtub.

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The Excursions

Our first full day starts with an awe-inspiring adventure of whale and dolphin watching. We'll set sail into the azure waters surrounding Sao Miguel Island, where we'll witness the graceful dance of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, as we connect to the Inner Child within each of us.

The following day, we'll experience pure bliss and relaxation with our hot springs excursion and waterfall visit. We will immerse ourselves in the soothing warmth of natural hot springs, surrounded by lush greenery and tranquil beauty. Then, we'll surrender to the rejuvenating power of a cascading waterfall, letting its refreshing waters wash away your cares. It's the perfect opportunity to unwind, recharge, and connect with nature on a deeper level.


Join us for a journey of ultimate serenity and renewal amidst the

breathtaking landscapes of Sao Miguel Island.

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The Personal Peace Retreat
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Oct 25, 2024, 11:00 AM GMT
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