Join our 5-day transformational retreat experience for

body, mind, and soul.


Cara Creek Eco Lodge, Coimbra, Portugal

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Today more than ever we are disconnected.

Disconnected from our communities.

Disconnected from our environment.

Disconnected from ourselves.

With demanding lives, busy schedules & countless responsibilities, we are never truly present. We rush from one thing to the next, chasing the next big thing that is supposed to make us happy and push full steam ahead despite our bodies’ signals to slow down.

A state of constant stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic disease is the result of this hectic lifestyle. 

Meeting Your SELF is your opportunity to retreat, slow down, and recharge your batteries.

However, you won’t only press pause for the moment. You’re actually taking an impactful break for yourself to come back into balance and receive tools & practices to integrate into your daily life to create real & lasting change.

During these 5 days, you will experience a variety of psychological and spiritual modalities to come back home to yourself & remember what’s truly important. This process is supported by the potent powers of nature in general & the land we practice on in particular as well as the sacred community of like-minded souls we come together as.

If this resonates with you, consider this your personal invitation to join us.

It’s time to choose yourself.

The Meeting Your SELF Experience


  • Morning (energizing) & evening (restorative) Kundalini Yoga sessions
  • Intuitive movement practices
  • Nourishing vegan meals & snacks


  • Interactive workshops & group coaching sessions
  • Daily meditations
  • Journaling prompts for deeper reflection


  • Sacred connections & community
  • Immersion & grounding in nature
  • Digital Detox & Silent Retreat (optional)

Julia introduced me to Kundalini Yoga and it was a great experience! Not knowing what Kundalini Yoga is like, I came with no expectations and appreciated Julia’s explanations and instructions at the beginning of the sessions. Her motivating words and tips on how to use the breath to support the more difficult exercises helped a lot to experience what our bodies are actually capable of doing when listened to and used wisely. My personal highlight was to experience gratitude and relief after two different meditation sessions and I am still thinking back gratefully to these moments on the mat in the middle of green nowhere. Thanks a lot for opening doors and hearts, Julia!

- Lisa

Yoga Retreat Guest

Thank you for making me discover Kundalini Yoga. It felt very natural to me. Your lessons were a real pleasure, your soft voice, your precious advice made me feeling ME. I quickly felt the benefits of your teaching. I can’t wait to have a new class with you soon.

- Cheela

Yoga Retreat Guest

Here’s what’s included:

  • 4 nights private accommodation 
  • Nourishing vegan food including all meals & snacks as well as drinks
  • Daily Kundalini yoga & meditation sessions
  • Transformative workshops, coaching sessions & ceremonies
  • Use of the retreat facilities including natural pool, hot tub & private beach and river access
  • Group transfer from/to Coimbra on the day of arrival & departure
  • Access to a private Meeting Your SELF retreat group to form & nurture connections before & after the retreat

If you are traveling with a friend or partner and want to share accommodation or you want to make use of one of our payment plans, please reach out to us here or send an email to

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 Your retreat venue

Cara Creek Eco Lodge, Coimbra, Portugal


For our Meeting Your SELF retreat, we have partnered up with Cara Creek Eco Lodge, a sustainably built and family-run retreat center that is every nature lover’s dream. Located in a majestic valley where the Mondego & Seia rivers meet, this place carries a special energy. Having lived in Portugal herself for 6 months, Julia has experienced the healing spiritual powers of this land firsthand.

At the lodge, you can enjoy all the comforts of private accommodation while sleeping to the sensations of nature in their custom-designed Eco Pods or riverside Bell Tents. Or treat yourself to a bit more luxury in a cozy room with a private entrance.

During your stay, you will be nourished by garden-to-table meals prepared by
our exceptional retreat chefs. All ingredients are either sourced from their own organic garden or other local gardens to provide delicious high-quality food. Special dietary requirements can also be taken into account.

Cara Creek Eco Lodge might be remote and off-the-grid but there’s plenty to experience and discover here: lounge by the natural infinity pool, star gaze from the wood-fired hot tub, socialize around the fire pit, read a book on the private beach, explore the Mondego river by paddle board, hike to the nearby waterfall, book in for holistic therapies of your choice – or simply enjoy your time off by doing nothing but relax.

Meet your guide


Hello beautiful soul!

My name is Julia and I am looking forward to guiding you on this journey as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Holistic Self-Discovery Coach, and Reiki healer.

I am passionate about creating safe spaces for you to reconnect to your authentic self to live a more intentional & purposeful life by being true to who you are, your values & desires.

My mission is to show you a different way to experience life. A way that feels easy and expansive because you are showing up in alignment with who you truly are instead of forcing, pushing, and controlling your way through life.

I call upon the tools & practices that have proven effective throughout my own journey from depressed corporate accountant to free-spirited yogi & coach traveling around the globe.

I feel honored to support you on this journey back home to yourself & help bridge the gap between where you are now vs. where you want to be.